Originally Posted by Brucev
Insane. No. The U.S. has been happily safe from a chaotic world due to the Pacific and Atlantic oceans which provided a happy isolation from the stupid wars of stupid people the world over. These two oceans are still in place. They remain remarkably effective.
Not invaded in 200 years? Think back to 1812.
There is some disconnect in claiming the oceans prevent invasion and then pointing out invasion despite the oceans.
Also, truly not meaning to be pedantic, but 2012-1812=200 (I guess you could argue the end date, but whatever).