OMG, and nochmals OMG, alter .
No friend of the Soviets, but to speculate on kicking them into oblivion and enforcing a stalemate in '44, as if that might have been a good thing.
And then insinuating US protection in the dark ages of the Cold War was a necessary consequence of NOT beating the Soviet hordes into a stalemate?
Sorry, I've attended too many a Sunday service in the Frauenkirche, Dresden to believe you really understood your statement, alter.
Do you want to insinuate that, from a German perspective, it was the better thing to loose Barbarossa? Sorry, I grew up in Westberlin with the wall all around and learned to dislike the commies already before I even could spell 'politics'.
Anyway, my assertion here was that US participation contributed decisively to war result and made later troop deployment during cold war neccessary. That can be considered as a fact and is not meant to be offending in any way. If my former response sounded harsh, it was due to Doggies pestering tone, but I green-buttoned him now.