ChrisDR68 wrote: JAG13 wrote:
Sure, he can only prove so hostile that the other country has no choice but to attack them since the US has already undertaken actions way, way outside of acceptable neutral behavior...
Poor US, always forced into wars it didnt neither want or cause...
Actually the US had almost no other option in World War One but to declare war on Germany. The crucial episode wasn't the sinking of the Lusitania in 1915 or even unrestricted u-boat warfare that began at the start of 1917 (although it helped a lot). The crucial episode was the Zimmerman telegram where the Germans tried to incite Mexico into launching a war against the US to win back New Mexico.
That is just too funny!
It all began when the US allowed Britain to break every neutral trade right including US ones while, at the same time, threatening Germany with war if hey sank any ship with Usians on them, regardless of flag, regardless of whether they were actually carrying weapons, and regardless of their armament.
Sounds mad doesn't it?
Yeah, it was, people still think the US didnt want war when it was trying hard to get into it.
That's what the German high command tried to do though.
Yes, they felt out of options since the US had abandoned any pretension of neutrality. Still silly.
In World War Two it was much simpler. Hitler declared war in December 1941 after Pearl Harbor meaning the American government didn't have to make a decision about whether to fight Germany or not. It was made for them.
You mean after the US had declared half the Atlantic US waters, attacked German subs, banckrolled Britain and finally started giving them weapons for free?
Yeah... crazy Germans thought the US hostile, go figure...
As I said, poor US, somehow there are always people around that"hate their freedom" so much that they cant resist attacking them... will the hate ever end?