Friday, February 24, 2017
And though it took about another year to fully mobilize and our actual fighting was six months, nonetheless over 116,000 (637 a day) Americans died 'over there' to quote the famous song of the period..
But if you want to know exactly Why we entered Europe's war, the anniversary of that event which put everything into motion was today February 24th.
But it was the Zimmerman Telegraph that cinched it.
Specifically, Germany pledged to ensure the return of New Mexico, Texas, and Arizona to Mexico if Mexico declares war on the United States.
Revelation of the contents enraged American public opinion, especially after the German Foreign Secretary Arthur Zimmerman publicly admitted the telegram was genuine on March 3rd and helped generate massive support for the United States declaration of war on Germany in April.
Trump would still need to build a wall to keep the the job stealers and freeloaders out but it would have to go from Arkansas to Oklahoma to Nevada to California..
Talk about a massive border wall!
Germany had long sought to incite a war between Mexico and the U.S., which would have tied down American forces and slowed the export of American arms to the Allies and the Kraut-heads had engaged in a pattern of actively arming, funding and advising the Mexicans.
President Woodrow Wilson then ordered the military invasion of Veracruz later that year.
War was prevented thanks to the Niagara Falls peace conference but the occupation of that city was a decisive factor in Mexican neutrality in World War I.
The German saboteur Lothar Witzke — responsible for the March 1917 munitions explosion at the Mare Island Naval Shipyard in the Bay Area (6 American civilians dead, 31 wounded) and possibly responsible for the July 1916 Black Tom explosion in New Jersey (the blast caused damage to the Statue of Liberty and ripples could be felt as far south as Philadelphia) — was based in Mexico City
While a very small handful of soldiers died, as a result of this battle, the US and Mexico agreed to divide the two border communities with a chain-link border fence, the first of many permanent incarnations of the U.S.–Mexico border wall between the two countries.
There's still a lot of genuinely stupid Mexican and Mexican-American radicals who honestly believe there will come a day all the land the Mexicans humiliatingly gave away as a result of the 1846-48 Mexican War (now US states) will be returned to their sovereignty..
Aye Carumba! Lo que un pueblo estúpido...
Mexico may be our neighbor to the south but it is certainly no ally and its never been our friend..
Posted by Susquehanna at Friday, February 24, 2017