Friday, May 4, 2018

If You Are Going To Make Pro-Gun Statements...

...at least do a little fact checking to prevent posting balderdash. For instance, I saw this today over on Facebook (yes I still visit FB now and then):


If you do not know what is wrong with that statement then you really need to study up on your U.S. history because it is very wrong. In fact, the United States of America (and you must understand what is or was the USA at the relevant times) has been invaded at least three times by way of feet on the ground invasions. So no, I am not talking about Japan attacking Pearl Harbor. I am certainly not a historian but I know at least that much about U.S. history to know we have been invaded.

One of the invasions of the U.S. (two different battles in two different areas), of which I can think, were during WWII. The first battle in that war, in which foreign troops had feet on the ground, was Japan attacking the Philippines . The second was Japan attacking the Aleutian islands. The Philippines was a U.S. territory at the time and anyone born there then a U.S. citizen - thus it was indeed part of the United States of America. As for the Aleutian Islands, they were & remain part of Alaska; while Alaska was not yet a state during WWII, it was indeed part of the USA in the form of a territory.

Then there was the invasion of the USA by foreign forces on the mainland of our nation. In the east - New York, Baltimore, New Orleans and even Washington, DC were attacked and parts of our capital was burned to the ground. Many of our territories in the northwest were also invaded. That was during the War of 1812 when British troops invaded our mainland. 

The other invasion of which I now write is for you to figure out. We indeed were invaded at least one other time with enemy troops having feet on the ground of the USA and tens of thousands of U.S. troops were injured and killed during that invasion. In fact, during that invasion in a single three day battle, U.S. casualties amounted to about 25,000 wounded or dead - and our enemy's casualties to about 28,000. Those were extremely high losses if not the highest casualties suffered by U.S. forces in any single battle. That invasion was part of the bloodiest war, as far as American casualties go, in which the USA was ever involved. If you do not know or cannot guess: which was the battle,  what was the name of the war nor of the invading country - you truly should have never passed U.S. history in grammar school.

All the best,
Glenn B

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Just the British in 1812 or there abouts.
Then Japanese up in the Alaska area during WWII.
And the always invading illegal aliens from mexico and south of that and the islams that come from the south and north.
Only a few holes to plug up to make things better.
Heltau

riverrider said...

i assume you mean gettysburg. or anteitam.

michigan doug said...

CSA.

The south will rise again.
That's what they say anyhow.

Tony Ross said...

The Civil War, the battle of Gettysburg.

Djk2450 said...

That invasion was by the South 1-3 Jul 1863 at Gettysburg Pennsylvania.