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From: "peter skelton" <skelto...@yahoo.ca>
Subject: Re: Flying pickup trucks coming to a Carrier Air Wing near you
Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2012 07:10:44 -0400
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"Fred J. McCall" wrote in message
"peter skelton" <skelto...@yahoo.ca> wrote:
>"Fred J. McCall" wrote in message
>"Keith W" <keithnospoofsple...@demon.co.uk> wrote:
>>Fred J. McCall wrote:
>>> "Keith W" <keithnospoofsple...@demon.co.uk> wrote:
>>>> There are many definitions of warmongering but last
>>>> I checked
>>>> none involved refusing to to sell the necessary
>>>> materials of war to
>>>> the aggressor.
>>> Selling weapons and war material (or giving it) to one
>>> side only is
>>> usually sufficient to qualify one as a combatant.
>>Well no as I recall the only aid that reached China before
>>Japanese attacked Pearl Harbour was in the form of trucks
>>and rail road equipment to open the Burma road. The first
>>weapons were not shipped until Feb 1942
>>Lend Lease for China started in April of 1941. This ended
>pretense of US neutrality.
>That, of course, is arrant nonsense. The first deliveries
>were in early 1942.
>Try reading the words I wrote again, Keith, instead of what
them to have been.
I wrote that Fred. You are in no position to blather about
>LEND LEASE FOR CHINA STARTED IN APRIL OF 1941.
>Or do you think the Japanese were too stupid to know about
that was in all the papers at the time?
The passage of an act allowing an action is not the action.
As I said, the first deliveries were in early 1942.
(They were .30 American knock-offs of Enfields that would
take reworking to .303 before they were useful. First
delivery to the soldiers was somewhat later.)
"Some people get lost in thought because it's such