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Posted on 09/08/2010 2:09:37 PM PDT by therightliveswithus
Vote in our poll: the Greatest General in History
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I’m thinking, the general who leads the re-taking of America from the socialist pukes.
Alexander the Great.
Alexander? Hannibal? Ghengis Khan?
I went with Alexander the Great. He won every where he went.
He *understood* war.
“Im thinking, the general who leads the re-taking of America from the socialist pukes.”
Gonna have to be General Palin, as the menfolk have misplaced their balls.
Charles “The Hammer” Martel
As for Alexander, he had the advantage of playing a bunch of FCS schools. Lee’s leadership was questionable after Jackson’s fall.
Grant kicked butt and won the war all while drunk out of his skull.
“He *understood* war.”
So you mean, like, he wouldn’t be wringing his nosegay and sniffling over free American citizens burning a koran? (lower case intentional)
Patton, that is why he was had to be rubbed out. He knew the true enemy of the USA were International Marxist. He wanted to go into the nest and destroy the hive. He was destroyed instead, an accident don’t ya know. What a great student of war history and loved fighting for freedom.
William the Conquerer
Alexander. He ended the chariot as a tool of war by simply putting men in a U shape with spears. Horse avoided the spears, ran into the U and the men closed around the chariot. Just one innovation that allowed him to conquer more than any general in history.
Precisely. He’d probably be instructing his soldiers to put a little bacon grease on their bullets.
George Washington???? Not even on the list?
Without a doubt John Singleton Mosby.
The Gray Ghost of the Civil War and George Patton III’s mentor in his later years.
Sorry, rich white slave owners need not apply. So sayeth the left.
Zhukov led the largest mass army in history...of course he had General Winter's help at a critical moment.
Supreme Allied Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower
He was an absolute genius when it came to logistics, using small terrain features to his advantage, and getting the enemy to respond to his rhythm (the Musashi advice).
An example of the latter...
Hannibal was being trailed by a Roman army that wanted to keep track of him, but not really give battle (every time the Romans gave battle, they were routed). Every evening as it became time to end the march, the Roman general would find Hannibal in a choice location on a hill. Finally he got sick of it and led an advanced party to scout out the hill towards evening.... exactly as Hannibal expected, and the Roman general led his men into an ambush!
Gotta be George.
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel - The Desert Fox.
Although on the wrong side of history - he was a brilliant leader of his men and won battles in spite of Hitler’s insanity.
I have often remarked that this country required a serious wake-up call from its periodic idiotic dalliances with leftist “leaders” and suggested that we needed a dedicated Marxist in the White House to rub our noses in the REAL DEAL. We got one with Obama and he may prove to be the best thing that ever happened to the cause of freedom here.
While making that suggestion, my fingers were crossed. On one hand, I feared that the majority of modern-day, government schooled folk and welfare leeches would come to embrace Marxist philosophy and practice and America — the IDEA — would come to an end. On the other hand, I held out hope that my fellow citizens would reject this alien ideology and rebel in a demonstrable way. I thank God that the latter is happening as I write this. The anger and outrage are palpable to even the hard-core leftists now infesting the White House. Barring some catastrophe — which malignant Machiavellians like Rahm “A crisis is too good to waste” Emanuel are fully capable of orchestrating — they will be shown the gate at the next election.
But what has puzzled me most through the run-up to this point (with some notable exceptions of which Georgias Dr. Broun and Dr. Price are but two) is this: WHERE ARE THE PRINCIPLED MEN — REPUBLICANS AND DEMOCRATS ALIKE — WHO SHOULD HAVE BEEN STANDING UP TO THIS GUY?? In order that they might avoid the tough questions inherent in governing this nation, have they shipped so much of THEIR power down Pennsylvania Avenue that they are now AFRAID to reclaim it? Why has it fallen to Mark Levin, Michelle Malkin, Rep. Bachmann, Glenn Beck, Rush, Boortz and a handful of others in Washington and without — to do the job of those we elected to office and swore an oath — to guard the Constitution from “...all enemies foreign and DOMESTIC?” They have largely been MIA!
And, while they have been missing, Obama has appointed more czars than the Russians had through their entire history. I asked Chambliss and Isakson (REPUBLICANS from Georgia) if they were just a tad worried that Obama was forming a politbureau here to replace THEM. Im still waiting for a response that makes sense.
And one final thought as we look forward to replacing the Marxist-n-Thief come 2012: What sort of people have we elected when a small, attractive mother from Alaska named Sarah and the female governor of Arizona have BIGGER CAJONES than the alleged MEN now warming seats and wasting expensive space on that hill at the eastern end of Pennsylvania Avenue?
I’m just asking the question we all should be asking.
Have YOU asked the question?
Which one controled the most territory?
I agree with those who say George Washington, for the reasons given and the fact that he also had to use his wits every day to stay alive. Also used his phenomenal acting ability and unparalleled courage to gather intelligence himself directly from his opponents.
Eisenhower in second place. We really don’t hear enough about the challenges he faced.
Stonewall Jackson confounded the Yankees every time. I bet Joe Hooker crapped his pants. He also would have seen the significance of Cemetery Ridge and swept it clean before Meade got his main body up.
Maj Gen Colt
OK, Carroll O’Connor role in Kelly’s Heros. GET MY BOX OF MEDALS!
“Hannibal excelled as a tactician. No battle in history is a finer sample of tactics than Cannae. But he was yet greater in logistics and strategy. No captain ever marched to and fro among so many armies of troops superior to his own numbers and material as fearlessly and skillfully as he. No man ever held his own so long or so ably against such odds. Constantly overmatched by better soldiers, led by generals always respectable, often of great ability, he yet defied all their efforts to drive him from Italy, for half a generation. ... As a soldier, in the countenance he presented to the stoutest of foes and in the constancy he exhibited under the bitterest adversity, Hannibal stands alone and unequaled. As a man, no character in history exhibits a purer life or nobler patriotism.”
Theodore Ayrault Dodge
It’s a loaded question. Generals learned from their predecessor. The best in my opinion would be either Lee or Washington.
Eisenhower was a logistician.
Logistics win wars.
Tacticians win battles.
Lewis Burwell “Chesty” Puller. Semper fi
After that comes (in no particular order):
Attila the Hun
Alexander the Great
George Patton and
My pick too. Best of the bunch in so many facets of military endeavor.
For ancient history, Alexander retired the trophy. For modern history, Nathan Bedford Forrest would be my pick.
I am a bit surprised that Frederick the Great wasn’t at least on that list. His battlefield acheivements are pretty impressive as the leader of a small state and the legacy of the Prussian/German military machine.
Genghis Khan, of course. ;-)
You have to go with the guy who consistently won against larger, better equiped forces. That is an Alexander, Hannibal, perhaps even a Lee. People may not want to hear it but it also may be the generals of the Rashidun Caliphate who conquired Syria, Egypt and established Islam in that region.
Overall, I’d probably go with Alexander.
General Chesty Puller! - “They are in front of us, behind us, and we are flanked on both sides by an enemy that outnumbers us 29:1. They can’t get away from us now!”
Paraphrasing just a bit - “We are not retreating! We are fighting in the opposite direction!”
Gen. Puller - “We are surrounded, that simplifies our problem.”
Forrest was the leader with the most sense about battle and leadership. He led his men in battle and suffered their fates with them. He never was allowed to fight as he wished due to his superiors ignoring his recommendations. Forrest never was allowed to reach his full potential due to his superiors and the sheer situation of the Confederacy. The British honored Forrest with the statue in Memphis, recognizing his ability as a fighter and leader.
Damnit...I was only kidding...stop throwing them rocks
Goddam Right!!!! My bet’s on that one!!!!
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