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  •  Well, now that's just silly. (2+ / 0-)
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    What would have made you happy...that he challenge Hitler to single combat?

    You get to hate Stalin all you like, but he was the leader of the Soviet Union at the time, and the Kremlin is where he belonged.

    You may as well complain at that fat fuck Churchill hidng out in London. Probably, he even had a bunker (sound of perls being clutched).

    A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger (Proverbs 15:1)

    by Boreal Ecologist on Tue Jan 12, 2010 at 03:44:34 AM PST

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    •  When you clutch Perls (0+ / 0-)

      do your regexp's get tighter?

      /programmer pun

      In theory, there is no difference between theory and practice; but in practice, there always is a difference. - Yogi Berra

      by blue aardvark on Tue Jan 12, 2010 at 06:42:35 AM PST

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    •  what's silly is your response, sorry... (0+ / 0-)

      or rather unsurprisingly ignorant.

      Both Churchill and even Hitler were men of considerable personal courage, who served with distinction in the trenches of World War I. During World War II, Hitler was at the front many times. Stalin had some rather undistinguished experience as a bandit and a bank robber, but none as a soldier (although some was fabricated for him to create a record during the Civil War, giving him credit for the Tsaritsyn battle, actually won by Trotsky).

      •  You're not making points here. (0+ / 0-)

        I am aware of Hitler's background as a brave and decorated trench messenger during WW1, and Churchill's background as well (for example as the military genius behind Gallipoli).

        Neither Hitler, nor Stalin, nor Churchill fought personally on any front with a gun in their hand during WW2. The implication that Stalin (or any of them) ought to have done so is frankly preposterous, and can't possibly be offered in good faith.  

        The issue of courage was not raised in your comment. The subject under discussion was evil fuckitude.

        As I stated cleary, you get to hate Stalin and call him an "evil fuck" as much as you like, but the fact that he spent the war in the Kremlin is not evidence of those characteristics.

        As for "suprisngly ignorant" give me a big fat break. Find me 1 person in a thousand who has actually read of the history of these men, or of this war, in any detail. What would be surprising is actually having any facts whatsoever at hand.

        A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger (Proverbs 15:1)

        by Boreal Ecologist on Tue Jan 12, 2010 at 03:27:48 PM PST

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        •  quibble all you want... (0+ / 0-)

          Stalin didn't have the imperium, and that's that. I have little regard for your opinion, and thus no further interest in this discussion. Goodbye.

          •  Imperium? Is this something that Hitler had? (0+ / 0-)

            Or just the late Tsar?

            Oh, and the and the horse you road in on.

            A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger (Proverbs 15:1)

            by Boreal Ecologist on Wed Jan 13, 2010 at 02:31:24 AM PST

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