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To: Blue Collar Republican

Not an accurate assessment of attacks by Moslem extremists. There were many, from the Armenian genocide and related killings, to the Arab slaughter of Jewish settlers in the British Mandate of Palestine, esp. in 1929 and on thru the 30’s, encouraged by the pro-Nazi Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Husseini.

There were other Moslem extremist attacks in the Balkans/Greece, Yugoslavia, India, and the Philippines, again. Many more that I haven’t listed.

I like the pig blood and guts story/tactic but it needs to be verified with documentation.

It was reported that the US soldiers did put pig grease on their bullets in the Philippines. This also needs to be verified.


5 posted on 02/26/2012 8:24:05 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MadMax, the Grinning Reaper; nvscanman

It’s the usual 5% truth, 95% embelishment. The people they were fighting were Moros (sp) which were somewhat Muslim like. Troops were armed with a .38 caliber revolver - so ineffective that they started trying to do things to make it more potent. They may or may not have invented the hollow point bullet (some say it started here, others say elsewhere.) They did tell the natives their bullets were filled with pig grease, trying to make them less willing to attack.

One thing is certain - we did not fight that war with one hand behind our back. And it lead to our eventually adapting the .45 cal as our standard sidearm.


8 posted on 02/26/2012 8:52:39 PM PST by I cannot think of a name
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