FastSRT8 wrote:WILL get 'heat' for this but cmon, you have to be cruel to win a battle. Why do you think (and I hate to say this) the American's lost some of the wars they fought? It's because they failed to complete the task at hand for fear it would be 'cruel'.
Look at the war they did win against Japan. Look at what they did... crushed the living F out of them.
Follow the model for success. CRUSH the competition... in your case.. the stupid @ss lady worker.
NOW, stop talking about it. Rally your troops, plan a course of action, record and eliminate her. Make her cry.
That is true to some degree but if it was only a matter of cruelty the Japanese would have won hands down. We will never know how many people they raped, tortured and murdered at Nanking though these days they are busy denying they did anything wrong you'd think they were perfect angels. If that's true then the plaque commemorating the people they killed in the "Bataan Death March" must be a fraud. I for one would do whatever I could to survive, but then die rather than fall into their hands. A pistol shot in the head is a whole lot more merciful than what the Japanese would have given you.
So it's not just cruelty though both sides did some of that (their side more than ours at the time though today it's probably roughly the same what with our "harsh interrogation" and all). It was more that the Japanese were not the industrial power the US was and they could not replace their losses the way we could both in personnel and material. The same with the Germans going up against the Soviets. I would dare to say that if those countries would have had the same population and industrial capacity that the allies had, they could well have won the war as terrible as that would have been. German tanks at the end of the war were far superior to anything the US had and they had operational jet fighters. The Japanese planes were also superior to what we were putting in the sky they simply couldn't build enough of them, the build quality was suspect, and they had few experienced pilots left to fly them, but in one case a single Japanese fighter took on 12 US Hellcats, shot half down and drove the other half off, if that tells you anything. Their late war fighters were superior to ours they just never got them in the sky in numbers like we had. If they had, the war could have gone differently.