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      05-05-2007, 08:31 PM   #71
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Originally Posted by ganeil View Post
I will give you the benefit of the doubt that you are using 200 like you use 20, to mean "a lot". The US Civil War was less than 200 years ago. I would also say December 7, 1941 and September 11, 2001 certainly qualify as violent.
Actually, Hawaii thing was the only WW2 experience on US land while the rest of the world was in ruins...
Correct, the civil war was a little bit less than 200 yrs ago.

As for the 9-11 --> you have no idea. Yep, 5 buildings gone and unfortunately for us a lot of people in there.
Now look at Kabul, Baghdad, Pristina, Belgrade, Whole Europe (WW2), Korea (Korean War), Vietnam, and so on... That is real violence...

That is why you view things that way because you have not seen your or your neghbor's house gone in flames, or your cousin killed... If you were to experience the real thing, you would view it differently...

Again -- being there as the uS soldier is a completely different thing...