On Tue, 16 Sep 2008 04:15:32 -0700 (PDT), dabrob gmail.com>
>On Sep 16, 3:21 am, Phil McGregor wrote:
>> It wasn't so much the unmechanised infantry that needed the POL it was
>> ... the ships shipping stuff from Japan to them, and from China back
>> to Japan (there was actually a reason for them wanting to make China a
>> colonial possession ;-), the fuel needed to keep the Japanese economy
>> ticking over so it could a) make things to ship *to* the troops in
>> China so that they could conquer it and b) make things *with* the
>> things looted *from* China which made the whole idea viable (in their
>> deluded way of thinking) in the first place and c) fuel to protect the
>> shipping with the IJN against any interference by those damned yankees
>> ... and lots more.
>Your posting entirely agreees with my last one wherein I wrote,"I am
Only in the mind of someone completely divorced from reality and
completely incapable of parsing a standard English sentence.
That would be ... you
>of the opinion that it was Japan's need for oil to feed her own
>industry at home and the IJN's warships that was the driving factor
>behind her Pacific War attacks, not the need for oil to fight the war
Like I said, you really don't know much of anything, understand even
less, and seem incapable of grasping plain English.
Japan wouldn't have needed the NEI oil *at all* if she hadn't invaded
China and brought the US embargo on herself.
All else follows.
You have, of course, achieved that much vaunted target of aficionados
of Alien Space Bat theories ... Low Earth Orbit, achieved entirely by
violent handwaving away of anything resembling a fact or any argument
that makes a mockery of your ... complete, total and utter lack of a
Congratulations on becoming the biggest clewless maroon on the
newgroup since frackybabe was finally prevented from accessing the
internet from his cell in the local asylum.
You aren't logging on from Florida, by any chance, are you?
That would explain a lot.
I suppose the next thing you'll be telling us is that the Japanese
should have used their trained Sealions to sink the US Carriers
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