Skip to comments.WW II Flashback: 'Terrorists' Kill 1,000 Americans in Postwar Germany
Posted on 11/16/2004 6:08:18 PM PST by kattracks
The president declared victory over a year ago, but terrorists continue to pick off U.S. troops and even American civilians at the rate of three per day.
The maniacal dictator may be long gone, but his hard-core followers continue to wreak havoc across the land, with the interim government seemingly powerless to stop the mayhem. Back home, the press takes an increasingly pessimistic tone, with some of the most prominent news organs pronouncing the U.S.'s postwar strategy an abject failure.
Iraq 2004? Not exactly.
Try Germany 1946, in the first year after World War II.
To hear the liberals tell the story, once the Allies conquered the Nazis, they stayed conquered - with American forces treated like the liberators they were.
But according to Fox News Channel war historian Oliver North, not every conquered German welcomed the American occupation with open arms.
On Monday North detailed the little-known truth about the post-World War II U.S. experience to ABC radio host Sean Hannity:
"From May 8, 1945 until June 1946, over a thousand Americans and their dependents were killed by German terrorists," he explained, while discussing his new book, "War Stories II: Heroism in the Pacific."
So, how did the U.S. eventually quell the violence?
"General Eisenhower went to [interim German leader] Konrad Adenauer, the guy we hand-picked to run the new government," said North. "And he told him, 'You either stop this or we'll get a new guy to run this country.'"
Adenauer prompty contacted the Wermacht and told them to take care of the problem at all costs, using former SS troops if necessary.
"It wasn't pretty," said North. "There were no trials - nobody was brought before tribunals or anything like that. The German army just went out and took care of it. And the killing stopped."
Added North, "I think that's probably what's going to happen in Iraq."
I don't want to think about how MSM would reporting during and after World War II. I am not surprised that thousands of Americans were killed after the war ended. Many Nazis refused to surrender. Also, many Nazis fled Europe to either Middle East or South America. In Iraq, we have caught most of the Baathist leaders.
A little known story.
I like the thinking behind the solution.
This will never, ever make it into the MSM. But thanks for the great post. Missed North on Hannity. I've been wondering about this for awhile.
In the liberal fantasy world, wars, revolutions and the like are failures if not resolved one way or the other in about 24 hours.
Non-revisionist history bump
What's more, the "embedded" media of WW2 were patriots (like Ernie Pyle and Bill Mauldin) not the treasonous scumbags of today.
With the scum that makes up today's MSM, the enemy doesn't need a Tokyo Rose, or a Joseph Goebbels.
The MSM has happily taken over for them.
Today, the MSM would view Nazis as the oppressed. By the way, the Soviet Union before they got invaded saw Nazis Germany as the oppressed by Western Imperialism from Treaty of Versailles.
And so far we've suffered fewer combat deaths than these 1000+ killed in post war Germany. Fewer than 900 of the 1100 the MSM likes to harp on are combat casualties. The rest are accidents and illness. Leave it to the deceit-drenched media to lump them all together to come up with the rabble rousing 1000 killed benchmark so as to turn passions against the war.
Does anyone have a link to a more authoritative source than Hannity? It could very well be true, but I'd like to see some sourcing on this number.
"Does anyone have a link to a more authoritative source than Hannity? It could very well be true, but I'd like to see some sourcing on this number."
It is Ollie North who is putting forth the info, not Hannity.
Hardcover - (September 2004) - $27.95
In this tour de force on the most important issue of our time, David Horowitz, confronts the paradox of how so many Americans, including the leadership of the Democratic Party, could turn against the War on Terror. He finds an answer in a political Left that shares a view of America as the Great Satan with Americas radical Islamic enemies.
The media seems to be composed of fancy dans who were
"momma's little darlings" with all sorts of educational
advantages (much like today's little liberal academics
who make fun of real people). The closest they have come
to combat is to dress up like a soldier and embed
themselves behind the real soldiers who are charged with
protecting their lily white rears for them.
Thank God for W! In 60 years our kids will be able to read about a courageous American President that saved the world.
It is time to get real ugly. It is time to be brutal and make our actions deadly and clear. There is not one corner of this planet that is not media savvy anymore so playing games will not do any good.
Our traitor msm emboldens thse animals. Surprise, we did not send the msm to fight the war. Let them play the tape of the Marine on the Arab press. I bet the people who want peace are relieved to see we mean business. They too have suffered from these animals.
I was so proud of our soldiers when they got on there knees in repect to that mosque in the beginning of the war. I also support the Marine for his actions. Keep up the pressure, dogs!
Semper Fi Red in a blue state!
In the liberal fantasy world, wars, revolutions and the like are failures if not resolved
one way or the other in about 24 hoursby communist, socialist, or other "progressives" victory.
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