Walshington Posted February 27, 2013 Report Share Posted February 27, 2013 (edited) WHOA – WHAT’S WITH THE NAZI PLANE? Ah, but it’s not. It’s a Finnish plane, from WWII. Why the Nazi markings? Well, it’s not that either. Finland had used the swastika as their air force insignia since 1918, a full 18 years before Hitler ever took power. Hitler, unfortunately, gave that ancient symbol a bad name from which it will likely never recover. But I digress – where was I? Oh yes – Finland. Sad little history for Finland in WWII. They had no real desire to get involved in the war. There they sat in 1939, doing all manner of typical Finnish things – hunting reindeer, shoveling snow, sewing fur onto the perimeter of their hoods, etc. -- when they were attacked by the Soviet Union, who feared the Finns would allow German troops to use their nation as a base. Hopelessly outnumbered and outgunned, they fought back anyway. Later, when Nazi Germany attacked the Soviet Union, Finland fought alongside them, hoping to reclaim territories lost to their common enemy. Not a good choice, but really, there were no good choices available to them. And THAT, ladies and gentlemen of Planet Bob, is how you somehow find yourself fighting alongside Nazi Germany when all you really wanted to do was hunt caribou in Lapland.I told you that so I can tell you this:On 21 February, 2013, the alliance of R&R initiated hostilities against the Screaming Red Ass alliance. Forthwith and in response, The Screaming Red Asses make the following announcements:1) Small and lacking in significance though it is, Screaming Red Asses is an independent, sovereign alliance, and has been for lo these 230-some days. The Red Asses are NOT a sub-set or re-branding of the Hooligan alliance (as Poison Clan and Mushquaeda are to Non-Grata and MK, respectively) or any other alliance.2) While I understand the reasons behind the R&R attacks, at the time they initiated hostilities no aid had come to or from the Red Asses to or from any belligerent alliance; no Red Ass member joined the Red Asses from any belligerent alliance nor joined any belligerent alliance from SRA; and no act of war was undertaken against R&R or any other alliance by SRA or its members. We feel this attack was unprovoked, and is diplomatically and politically not legitimate.3) The Screaming Red Asses hereby recognize a state of war between themselves and the alliance of R&R.4) The Screaming Red Asses do not consider this war a front of the Equilibrium War, nor themselves a part of the “Competence Coalition”. Whatever the cause of the current world war, that cause is not ours. 5) S’up, GOD? (No, this is not a declaration against GOD – I have nothing whatsoever against GOD and this war has nothing to do with GOD. I’ve just never DoW’ed an SF member before, and it seems like anytime there is a declaration of war on an SF alliance, somebody somewhere feels the need to add “S’up GOD” to the proceedings. I’m not sure for what reason GOD gets s’upped, or what the s’uppage of GOD accomplishes, exactly. Pretty sure that Tom Riddle could rogue NPL and the s’upping of GOD would commence. However, if the s’upping of GOD is some sort of prerequisite for declaring on an SF alliance, well, by admin let’s consider them s’upped and get on with it.) Signed, A MESSAGE FROM THE SCREAMING RED ASS MINISTER OF METAPHOR AND HYPERBOLE: In comparing ourselves to Finland of 1939, the overwhelming temptation may be present to assume we are implying that R&R are Stalinist aggressors. While in the metaphor they are in fact represented by the Soviet Union, they seemed pretty decent and un-Stalinist in diplomatic efforts, which I was sorry to see fail. Also, those seeking to extend the metaphor in the other direction should be aware that GATO, EvU, HB and my beloved Hooligansare not the Nazi’s you are looking for. TL;DR: FinlandDoW on R&RNo CompetenceS’up GOD?No one is really a Nazi Edited July 29, 2017 by Walshington Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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