It’s nice to see gratitude at all.
I remember a lot of ingrate nations just taking our aid for granted, snapping up food whilst simultaneously flipping us the bird. Burma/Myanmar comes foremost to mind.
Denshousha made other comments on this post:
- Operation Tomodachi: US Military “Too Cool”:
No worries Drakos.Amatras. I think the Burmese government was the most recent example. Honestly I try not to linger on these things and I don’t really take it personally. Better examples, (maybe?) *** Okinawa just wrote up an anti-American piece shortly after this was published. **** I remember during Operation Desert Storm, Kuwait requested military aid to oust Iraqi invaders from their country. Then when our soldiers arrived they made our troops remove the American flags from their uniforms …
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