trying to find a quote


PDA






rangerbill
June 27, 2005, 09:48 AM
by a russian officer concerning the fear of invading america because of private gun ownership. it is similar to the japanese admirals comment. i have seen it somewhere, i was discussing this with some anti's and needed it to bolister a point.

does anyone have it handy? thanks

If you enjoyed reading about "trying to find a quote" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!
MechAg94
June 27, 2005, 10:06 AM
Is there a link to the Japanese officer's comment? I have heard of it, but the source was somewhat obscure.

rangerbill
June 27, 2005, 10:39 AM
i have found it in a lot of places, try here

http://www.rmgo.org/quotes.shtml

or google: 'rifle behind every blade of grass"

dev_null
June 27, 2005, 10:45 AM
Only one I've seen was quoted in a gun mag sometime back. I don't have the original, but here's my paraphrase:


Some years back, there was a reunion of the officers who had been present at the signing of the Japanese terms of surrender on the USS Missouri ending WW2. One of the American officers there asked a Japanese Naval Officer, “Why, when you had us in such a condition after Pearl Harbor, did you not invade the continental US?”

“We knew that you Americans keep guns in your homes,” the Japanese officer replied. “We were not such fools as to step in quicksand so easily.”

scout26
June 27, 2005, 12:22 PM
Was it not Yamamoto who said:

"If you invade America, you will find a rifle behind every blade of grass."

Standing Wolf
June 27, 2005, 05:11 PM
Ever world leader except Vicente Fox has said it.

If you enjoyed reading about "trying to find a quote" here in TheHighRoad.org archive, you'll LOVE our community. Come join TheHighRoad.org today for the full version!