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  • Originally posted by timur View Post
    What of the Swiss, which can be idolized for doing absolutely nothing?
    Idolize them for those house bunkers.
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    • Originally posted by Alexander Ostmann View Post
      If anyone idolizes any army in the world, they are idolizing war criminals. Give me one country that fought in WWII that did not commit war crimes.
      oh i dunno. bombing of Dresden aside, Britain + co's record for a nation heavily involved from the start isn't too bad.
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      • oh i forgot, didn't Churchill fail to inform the US of certain u-boat threats to it's shipping in order to hasten it's entrance into the war?
        i stand somewhat corrected by myself i guess.
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        • IS2 is the army. And since IS2 is no criminal let alone an organic being, you can worship the steely machine beast with no hesitation! Praise IS2, our machine god! Let us drink collectively from the holy goblet of oil of this steely communion.

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          • Originally posted by -[SiN]-bswearer View Post
            and it is well known that in those bunkers, the Swiss had 's
            's vacation in Switzerland; why would any country be so nuetral had it not seen the mighty devastation known as the IS-2 firsthand?! Of course, the IS-2 brings them heavenly chocolate and other miracles in return for giving it a place to get away from it all.

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            • 'Let's bomb the civilians so they lose morale'
              Yeah nice way to go churchill


              The swiss knew the IS2 would solve everything, so why intervene when you can sit by the fire with a beer in your hand?
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              • Now the greatest tank of ww2 has a t-shirt
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                HAIL THE ALMIGHTY and TWI!!!
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                • Originally posted by Hobitt View Post
                  Now the greatest tank of ww2 has a t-shirt
                  http://www.ptxstore.com/tripwire/
                  HAIL THE ALMIGHTY and TWI!!!
                  HUZZAH!! This is pure awesome. 100% awesome to be more specific.

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                  • Originally posted by Alexander Ostmann View Post
                    If anyone idolizes any army in the world, they are idolizing war criminals. Give me one country that fought in WWII that did not commit war crimes.

                    It appears that Juschkat is in a Heer unit as well, not an "SS fan-boy" unit. Nice one.
                    U mad bro?

                    Also I can't think of a single war crime committed by ANZAC troops in WW2
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                    • Originally posted by Reddog View Post
                      U mad bro?

                      Also I can't think of a single war crime committed by ANZAC troops in WW2
                      What about Brazil? I don't know of any war crimes commited by them.
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                      • Originally posted by Karabiner98k View Post
                        What about Brazil? I don't know of any war crimes commited by them.
                        i know probably the vilest war criminal of all time lived there freely for almost 20 years.
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                        • Originally posted by dogbadger View Post
                          i know probably the vilest war criminal of all time lived there freely for almost 20 years.
                          Eichmann?
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                            • Just spreading the faith.






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                              • Originally posted by slavek View Post
                                Just spreading the faith.





                                Well done, my good brother! Soon all shall know of our lord 's high-caliber glory!

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