BRITS v YANKS
In fact, Britain has not lost a single war since 1783 (deduct one point for every American who don't know which war this was). The US has lost one (Vietnam) and has one draw (Korea). But then again, picking opponents like Grenada or Panama is a form of cheating.
Interesting parallels: The UK lost the war of American independence after winning every land battle except one. The US lost the Vietnam war even after winning every battle. France participarted in both wars, allied to the US in both cases. But while France has been sent packing in humiliating defeat from almost every colony it ever had, Britain has never run away from any colony in defeat since, you guessed it... the 1783.
As far as I can remember, British special forces has never suffered any serious defeat after WWII. American special forces have been far less successful. The most humiliating defeat for the American special forces was the failed attempt to free the hostages in the American embassy in Teheran, Iran, in 1979. One of the most famous successes of the British special forces, 22. SAS in this case, was successfully freeing all hostages in the Iranian embassy in London, in 1980. In these operations, the UK sent a strong message to all terrorists "don't f**k with us!" The US sent an equally strong message "we f**k it up ourselves!"
Anyone wants to do the point calculations here?
"Pluralitas non est ponenda sine neccesitate." - Occam
ummmm about your car Dig just one word===ELECTRICAL!!!!
Actually, I read that the US actually LOST the war, but a certain secret society decided it would be best that America "won" it
The US lost the Vietnam war even after winning every battle.
I'm not sure we actually lost. President Johnson was a democratic wussy that prevented the US from doing what it should have done. His politics screwed us. We could have easily trounced the North Vietnamese, had we better leadership. The military wasn't the problem. Our problem in the US is the bleeding heart liberals.
The most humiliating defeat for the American special forces was the failed attempt to free the hostages in the American embassy in Teheran, Iran, in 1979.
Yet another democratic liberal fiasco. Wouldn't have happened with a conservative in office.
As far as using natural resourses, oil exploration is being looked into now that Clinton is out of office. Maybe the need to rely on imported oil will diminish in the future.
I'm not sure we actually lost.
LOL TR, of couse you bloody well lost! Yanks are bloody hopeless. As for blaming the peaceniks that's equally redickless - what the hell was America doing bombing the crap out of those wonderfull little people (with a great ancient culture of poetry, music and art stretching back at least 3,000 years - If anyone was sent back to the stone-age it's the USA ;)
Never forget TR - Uncle Ho ChiMin whipped your butt fair and square - teach you yanks to go wiping out innocent women and children for commercial interests. (most villagers killed and mutilated by satuation and cluster bombing were the old, frail and women and kids - ask anyone involved in the body counts)
Brits invented the Boyband -10
We have 'Billy', they have Britney and Shania...
UK 0 USA 2
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Someone might have already done this one but....anyway
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