In any case, how many Moslems would be left the "Day After" the "Perfect Day" when killing people because they are Moslem becomes a really good idea? (Of course, Obama will side with the Moslems...)
Even if Muslim, how can you say killing a 6 or 7yo is a really good idea?
One of the worst incidents occured when some 200+ wives and children of a British garrison (the troops were in the field pursuing the rebels) were rounded up in either a church or a schoolhouse, and then hacked to death
So, May 10?
Article appears to be a good candidate for a “cwiiping.”
From the article:
“The time may come when, like Israel, we need armed riders on every school bus and armed guards in every school and every day-care center. And the only way that we can do so is, like Israel, to depend on armed citizens and armed teachers to protect their children.
The millions of Americans who are buying guns are not foolish. I would submit that they are doing the one thing that individual citizens can do, and that is to arm themselves.
This is America. When faced with a threat, we dont take away rights; we give you more rights! But with rights come responsibilities. We give you the right to purchase and carry weapons, and you have the responsibility to train with these weapons!”
The Marines practice Martial Arts. The Army goes for two mile runs. The Marines are making warriors. The Army is making.....runners. Patton talked about teamwork. Cross country running builds....individualism. The LAW OF EFFECT teaches us that we will receive more of the behavior that is rewarded. The Army rewards runners and then wonders why they have so many poor leaders who are only out for themselves. The Unintended Consequences of the Army’s focus on running has been the poor leadership that has meant eleven years of fighting in Afghanistan with no victory. I really don’t give a damn how fast you can run a mile and a half or two miles. Can you build a unit, a team, that can fight, win and survive? It’s time we started rewarding the warriors and the football players. Let the cross country runners go wear out their shoes in a park.
good post. made me read Ester.
A wildly inaccurate summation of the Mutiny.
For one thing, a great many British survivors owed their lives to the help, often at risk of their own lives, of Indian servants and even strangers.
The notion that ALL Indians were involved is just untrue. It was probably a rather small minority of the population. If all Indians, ore even a majority, had been involved it is likely every Brit in India would have been killed.
The Company at the time had three armies. The Mutiny among soldiers was limited almost entirely to the Bengal Army.
Most of India was still ruled by native princes, allied, sometime involuntarily, with the British. Most of them stayed loyal or at least neutral. Only a few joined the revolt.
Entire native peoples, notably the Sikhs, who the British had only recently conquered and the Gurkhas, stayed entirely loyal. The British could not have defeated the sepoys without their enthusiastic assistance.
Horrible atrocities were indeed committed by both sides, though the number of Indians murdered by the Brits is probably a large multiple (20x, 50x, 100x, who knows?) of the Brits murdered by Indians. This is largely because there just weren't that many Brits in India at the time, while there were lots and lots of Indians available for slaughter.
The point is that while these atrocities happened, the true nature of events bears little semblance to this definition of a "Perfect Day."
Actually, I'd like to see some documentation for these particular claims. If they happened at all, they were extremely rare, certainly not the norm.
And, if memory serves me correctly, the organizers of the Sepoy Rebellion organized and trained in the same Taliban strongholds of the Afghan / Pakistani no-man’s-land they train in to this day.
Some very odd commentary here.
The Book of Esther isn't part of "their" culture, it's one we share with them. In fact, I suspect it's a great deal better known in Christian circles than among Muslims. In theory Muslims venerate the Bible, in practice they generally despise it.
The Jews were not in captivity during the time of Esther. The Persians had freed them from their previous captivity under the Babylonians, and any Jews who had not returned to Israel had stayed voluntarily.
The author obviously finds something of a Perfect Day in Esther, but doesn't make clear whether it is the planned attack on Jews by anti-semites, or the Jews' successful self-defense.
In neither case does it line up with his own definition of the PD, as both were publicly proclaimed long in advance. Which kind of negates the whole "stab them in the back" approach. You didn't see the terrorists publishing their detailed plans for 9/11 early in 2001.
The English did manage to suppress the Great Mutiny of 1857, albeit with a great deal of difficulty.
There was a rumor going around that either beef fat or pork fat was being used to seal the paper cartridges that the soldiers had to bite off to get to the gunpowder. The British immediately denied this but formed a commission to investigate. PC virtue signalling was alive and well even back then. Unfortunately the commission reported that the cartridges were being sealed with both beef and pork fat, and that was what set off the Sepoy Rebellion.
Tensions were already high due to a new strain of British missionary that was putting pressure on the Hindus especially, banning sati (burning of widows) and other superstitious and repugnant practices.