FrashavanIf legit, then Wilhelmstrasse wasn't playing with ....Sun May 27, 2012 19:22220.127.116.11... a full deck. Or Wilhelm wasn't, which is much the same thing. Certainly, the Germans had been trying to stir up the Mexicans against the USA for a while, but if they seriously thought that the Mexicans were a match for the Americans, then their ability to do a military appraisal must be called in question.
- Yes, but was the Zimmerman telegram a clever forgery? Baruch, Sun May 27 08:04It was provided by British Naval Intelligence to Washington DC (who were pretty unsophisticated in the spy business at the time ... a somewhat later Sec of State said that gentlemen would never open... more
- If legit, then Wilhelmstrasse wasn't playing with .... Frashavan, Sun May 27 19:22
- Despairation and arrogance can be vital factors... Kasey, Fri Jun 1 08:28in a war situation assessment. Maybe they thought eventual US involvement was inevitable, and any distraction from the Mexicans and the Japanese [even then] would delay the US effect in Europe, to... more
- Barbara Tuchman's book ... Baruch, Mon May 28 08:01is a little too credulous. The British conspired for years to get the US on their side, instead of Germany's. At that time I would have been opposed to either side, both being aggressive. The... more
- It's the whole prodigal son thing Frashavan, Mon May 28 10:06Of course the British want the Americans on their side...the father in the story ordered the fatted calf to be killed, after all. The British will do any number of things to get the US on side, and... more
- MItchell Palmer Frashavan, Mon May 28 09:12A lot of the papers were shut down during the Red Scare, though, not so much for being German, as for having socialist cred. I'm not sure what happened in the USA, but I know that, here in Canada,... more
- This was from WW I, right? Baruch, Mon May 28 11:12Reparations going back to WW I in the US, would be unthinkable. Shalom