In Reply to: Re: Today December 7th 2021 posted by poderac on December 08, 2021 at 07:34:46:
Pearl is where we got smacked for interfering with another nation and Japan lost the war by failing to complete the mission.
Question becomes on of why did Japan go to war? A war they knew they couldn't win?
You can pretty much follow the same objective mind set clear into the 70's when we gave up Viet Nam. They 'won' the war. 250,000 plus grave sites across the country, Russia never did produce the "Tall Cotton" promises they made to VietNam and not too long ago, I picked up an item in the store stamped "Made in Viet Nam".
It would appear that Viet Nam has gone to capitalism.
Japan 'lost' the war also. Mitsubishi went from making Zero's to cars.
Honda, Nissan, Sony, just to name a few.
Now days, we just 'invade' a country and give them 95 billion dollars worth of free merchandise. Hope the neighbors don't get too mad about talibanland.