<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial">quote:</font><HR>You've never heard of Lt. Col. Oliver North?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
No, never heard of him.
<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Arial">quote:</font><HR>And as for luck... Well, some would say he got lucky on Kilrah. But others would call it skill...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Of course he got lucky over Kilrah, just as he did in Ktithrak Mang, and earlier in WC1. He showed he's skill though in WC2 when he let the Claw get blown away.
A good soldier is not the one who die for his country, it's the one who makes his enemy die for his.
Lt. Col. North was one of the people in the Iran-Contras affair during Reagan's reign. He got in deep s**t because of this.
[the Iran-Contras affair, also known as the Iran-Gate, was essentially about secretly selling arms to Iran in order to raise funds for the Contras in Nicaragua. The main problem was, of course the slight detail of America's trade embargo on Iran
Anyway, although technically what North did was wrong, he managed to come off looking like a hero and a patriot. In a way, he was. For one thing, he saved Reagan's unworthy butt by covering for him (since Reagan was at the bottom of the affair). It should also be noted that the arms sales to Iran were vital in order to get American hostages freed from Lebanon (Iran did the talking with the terrorists). Perhaps the only despicable part of this was the Nicaraguan Contras, who weren't the nicest of people
Don't you just hate it when you say something stupid and you know you should know better?
Death's Head, if you had bothered to read the other posts, you would have noticed that Earthworm is Polish. Why the hell would he know about Olly?
Come to think of it, I'm Polish too... Why the hell do I know about Olly?
. And in Poland, we don't hear much about that sort of thing. Which is good. We've got enough stupid political scandals of our own, without borrowing yours
As for nationality being insignificant - the fact that you didn't notice Earthworm wasn't American shows how correct that is. However, there's no point in throwing nationality completely away for the sake of "new age". A lot of people fought for independence and freedom of this or that nation. The least you can do is remember them
If we don't learn from history then we are doomed to repeat it.
I think it is more important to look toward the future rather than dwell on the past.
By that I mean if you look at the east and people fighting each other just becuase their ancestors have been fighting for centuries like the serbs and the like. Some people live to kill, butchering children, raping women, all just becuase someone is a little different or from another part of town or a few miles away or you don't like their last name, I mean aren't we all one race here?
Death's Head: Nobody lives to fight. But the situations you refer to are so screwed up there's no way to say who's in the right. It's all a sad excuse in futility.
Aide: "Still trying to decide on whether or not to buy the 28 F-16 jet fighters?"
Aide: "This should help you make your mind. Fuel prices have gone up again."
The Politician by David Fletcher.