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Re: Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim edition
« Reply #300 on: October 17, 2020, 20:07:39 »
There was, also, a substantizal anti-British sentiment in America, including in the US military.

Admiral Ernest King, for example, the Chief of Naval Operations, was a died-in-the-wool Anglophobe and, in 1941, because the Anglo-Canadian command recommended coastal blackouts he told state governors and mayors than they were unnecessary.

The Germans had a hard time believing their good fortune and some U-boats we taken away from the mid-Atlantic "black-hole" and sent to the US coast which became the new "happy hunting ground." Many, likely hundreds of US ships were sunk and, probably, thousands of American merchant mariners were killed because of his near criminal stupidity.

All becaus he hated Brits, ostensibly because of the Revolutionary War.
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Re: Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim edition
« Reply #301 on: October 17, 2020, 20:28:59 »
Don't forget Charles Lindbergh.

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In the years before the United States entered World War II, his non-interventionist stance and statements about Jews led some to suspect he was a Nazi sympathizer, although Lindbergh never publicly stated support for Nazi Germany. He opposed not only the intervention of the United States, but also the provision of aid to the United Kingdom.[3] He supported the anti-war America First Committee and resigned his commission in the U.S. Army Air Forces in April 1941 after President Franklin Roosevelt publicly rebuked him for his views. In September 1941, Lindbergh gave an address stating that the British, the Jews and the Roosevelt administration were the "three most important groups" pressing for greater American involvement in the war. He also said capitalists, intellectuals, American Anglophiles, and Communists were all agitating for war.[4]

Lindbergh publicly supported the U.S. war effort after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor and the subsequent German declaration of war against the United States. He flew 50 missions in the Pacific Theater of World War II as a civilian consultant,[5] but did not take up arms against Germany, and Roosevelt refused to reinstate his Air Corps colonel's commission.

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In late 1940 Lindbergh became spokesman of the non-interventionist America First Committee,[155] soon speaking to overflow crowds at Madison Square Garden and Chicago's Soldier Field, with millions listening by radio. He argued emphatically that America had no business attacking Germany. Lindbergh justified this stance in writings that were only published posthumously:

"I was deeply concerned that the potentially gigantic power of America, guided by uninformed and impractical idealism, might crusade into Europe to destroy Hitler without realizing that Hitler's destruction would lay Europe open to the rape, loot and barbarism of Soviet Russia's forces, causing possibly the fatal wounding of Western civilization."[156]

In April of 1941, argued before 30,000 members of the America First Committee that "the British government has one last desperate plan... to persuade us to send another American Expeditionary Force to Europe and to share with England militarily, as well as financially, the fiasco of this war."[157] ...

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Re: Religious/Extremist Terrorism: Non-Muslim edition
« Reply #302 on: October 18, 2020, 02:54:42 »
There were some different sympathies in play leading up to the war.  For a time, Roosevelt admired Mussolini and some of what Mussolini was doing.  Walter Duranty gave Stalin some pretty good press, and was not the only American sympathetic to the USSR.  It isn't hard to find apologists for any distasteful regime, left or right, past or present.

I suppose that every person in the Middle East not killed or ruined by a new war today would, if he could know this to be the case, have something good to say about isolationists.
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