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#4393581 - 12/07/17 02:45 PM a Day that will ive in infamy  
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just to quote a former president.....Pearl Harbor was attacked December 7, 1941...A day that will live in infamy" Hope this won't get moved to PWEC ..I just wanted to salute the men who died there and pray it never happens again


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#4393584 - 12/07/17 02:54 PM Re: a Day that will ive in infamcy [Re: rwatson]  
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Originally Posted by rwatson
and pray it never happens again



With modern satellite monitoring technology it would be impossible to stage a major surprise attack like that again.


RIP to the civilians and military personnel who died on that day.


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#4393593 - 12/07/17 03:13 PM Re: a Day that will ive in infamcy [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by rwatson
and pray it never happens again


With modern satellite monitoring technology it would be impossible to stage a major surprise attack like that again.



A modern surprise attack would begin digitally/electronically, followed by by actual physical means of attack which due to the earlier electronic attack may not be detected or if detected may not be effectively countered.


Always be vigilant, that is the lesson of Pearl Harbor paid for by the lives of 2403 Americans.


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#4393600 - 12/07/17 03:30 PM Re: a Day that will ive in infamcy [Re: rwatson]  
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I'm going to guess that somewhere, today, "Tora, Tora, Tora," will be playing on T.V.


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#4393605 - 12/07/17 03:37 PM Re: a Day that will ive in infamcy [Re: Pooch]  
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Originally Posted by Pooch
I'm going to guess that somewhere, today, "Tora, Tora, Tora," will be playing on T.V.



Great film and what a fantastic cast too.


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#4393609 - 12/07/17 03:40 PM Re: a Day that will ive in infamcy [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by rwatson
and pray it never happens again



With modern satellite monitoring technology it would be impossible to stage a major surprise attack like that again.


RIP to the civilians and military personnel who died on that day.

Do not say "impossible", somebody may take it as a challenge....

#4393644 - 12/07/17 05:48 PM Re: a Day that will ive in infamcy [Re: rwatson]  
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I feel like this gets forgotten a little bit more every year.
Best remembered and learned from.


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#4393645 - 12/07/17 05:50 PM Re: a Day that will ive in infamcy [Re: Raw Kryptonite]  
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Originally Posted by Raw Kryptonite
I feel like this gets forgotten a little bit more every year.
.



"Time. The devourer of all things." - Ovid


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#4393663 - 12/07/17 07:43 PM Re: a Day that will ive in infamcy [Re: rwatson]  
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It will be forgotten. Trafalgar Day is now largely unknown in Britain.


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#4393664 - 12/07/17 07:46 PM Re: a Day that will ive in infamcy [Re: No105_Archie]  
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Originally Posted by No105_Archie
It will be forgotten. Trafalgar Day is now largely unknown in Britain.


Yet Guy Fawkes Night is still a thing. wink


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#4393667 - 12/07/17 08:03 PM Re: a Day that will ive in infamcy [Re: ArgonV]  
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Originally Posted by ArgonV

Yet Guy Fawkes Night is still a thing. wink



Because it's an excuse to get drunk and party!


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#4393679 - 12/07/17 08:45 PM Re: a Day that will ive in infamcy [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by ArgonV

Yet Guy Fawkes Night is still a thing. wink



Because it's an excuse to get drunk and party!


And make things go BANG! what's not to like?

I sold the idea of Guy Fawkes night to my wife saying it was our national burn a catholic day* biggrin

This year has been the first year we have both been in Scotland on the 5th of November, it was so cold wet and miserable that there were very few fireworks going off frown

*just as an aside, my wife is catholic and I'm church of Scotland (non practicing)


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#4393702 - 12/07/17 11:46 PM Re: a Day that will ive in infamcy [Re: rwatson]  
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Thank you to that Greatest Generation, those gone and those still with us. Rest in peace to those who had their lives taken that day and to those who would go on to also give up their lives for home, family and country. Thank you to those who served and made it home. Thank you Heavenly Father for these special men and women. Thank you rwatson for creating this thread. We will not forget and we'll do our best to help others not either.

#4393774 - 12/08/17 11:24 AM Re: a Day that will ive in infamcy [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by rwatson
and pray it never happens again



With modern satellite monitoring technology it would be impossible to stage a major surprise attack like that again.


RIP to the civilians and military personnel who died on that day.


It already has. 9/11/2001 wink


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#4393780 - 12/08/17 11:48 AM Re: a Day that will ive in infamcy [Re: 531 Ghost]  
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Originally Posted by 531 Ghost

It already has. 9/11/2001 wink



I don't want this to go PWEC but you know I was referring to nations starting what we would call a "conventional" war. Terror organizations are a different animal.


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#4393943 - 12/09/17 12:06 AM Re: a Day that will ive in infamcy [Re: rwatson]  
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Actually I wonder just how "safe" we all are from a surprise attack by a nation state. Just how many ships dock in our ports without search for nuclear weapons? How many foreign nationals pass through our immigration ports without examination for weaponised smallpox, say? Granted that we are all pretty well secured against a mass missile attack a la "Threads", but there are lots of windows still open for enemies to exploit.

This is a theoretical question only and not meant to drift into PWEC territory.


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#4394206 - 12/10/17 08:00 PM Re: a Day that will ive in infamcy [Re: rwatson]  
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What really worries me is the decreasing time to reaction to an attack. Soon supersonic cruise missiles can be deployed. They should be banned.

#4394389 - 18 hours ago Re: a Day that will ive in infamcy [Re: rwatson]  
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there are forces working against our government from within and developing weapons to take out our military satellites as a first strike - its ok to feel safe just don't get too comfortable


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Originally Posted by Haggart
there are forces working against our government from within and developing weapons to take out our military satellites as a first strike



And you know this how?


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