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The Battle of Athens(TN,1946)
americanheritage.com ^ | 1985 | Lones Seiber

Posted on 01/23/2011 12:10:33 PM PST by marktwain

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To: MileHi

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51 posted on 01/24/2011 10:15:23 AM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: B4Ranch

Be my guest...I’m simply saying “been there, done that”

I would suggest using original news articles from the period...some do exist scanned to the net...

May the schwartz be with you...


52 posted on 01/24/2011 10:24:48 AM PST by Crim (The Obama Doctrine : A doctrine based on complete ignorance,applied with extreme incompetence..)
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To: A. Patriot
We knew that there was something bad wrong when we got back over here. And what was wrong [was], we had no freedom. We were over there fighting and being killed every day for freedom and we didn’t have none. We didn’t have no freedom. So we had to make us some freedom. Had to come back and fight another war to get a little freedom.

Kinda says it all doesn't it? Now think how far we've fallen since Bill's time...

Makes me wanna puke at the thought of our own cowardice.

53 posted on 01/24/2011 12:55:34 PM PST by Dead Corpse (III%. The last line in the sand)
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To: wardaddy

Excellent post, wardaddy (and not a bad rant, either).


54 posted on 01/24/2011 4:21:06 PM PST by kiryandil
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Bump for later


55 posted on 01/24/2011 6:16:29 PM PST by Ghengis
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To: wardaddy

There you go again, wrecking a perfectly good story with facts.

Next you’ll be telling us that Republicans like Rockefeller and Javits and Percy and Hatfield weren’t conservatives, and that Democrats like Harry Byrd and John Stennis and Strom Thurmond were. You are without a doubt going to fail Revisionism 101.


56 posted on 01/24/2011 7:22:43 PM PST by Pelham (Obammunism, the smooth-talking happy -face communist blend.)
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To: kiryandil; Pelham
thanks...I have never understood why some folks have to believe things to have been a mythic way just to feel ennobled maybe...about race in particular...I grew up in segregation...whites were not bad/evil folks then by and large...what makes folks today think they are better....they seem far less moral to me..

politics is convoluted and serpentine and circuitous in hindsight

this blather of GOP always good and Dems always bad...may be true 80% of the time especially since 1980 but that 20% exception kills us

would today's average conservative rather have John Stennis or Strom Thurmond or Sonny Montgomery fighting communism (hence Islam) or Lowell Wiecker or Nelson Rockefeller...or even Olympia Snowe?

this socially conservative GOP is a new animal...the Dixiecrats were more culturally conservative than most GOP at that time

57 posted on 01/24/2011 11:46:34 PM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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To: kiryandil

Excellent. Hallmark as opposed to Hollywood. I hadn’t considered that.


58 posted on 01/25/2011 2:39:41 AM PST by Rocky (REPEAL IT!)
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To: Dead Corpse

I couldn’t agree with you more. Here is another profound quote from Bill:

“The Special Forces didn’t take no prisoners. Yeah, we killed them all, and killed all we could, and wanted to kill more. We couldn’t kill enough of them because they badly mistreated us. So we’re going to badly mistreat them. You don’t win wars by being good people. You have to be as cruel and as vicious as that enemy or you don’t win. It’s just that simple, no in-betweens. You just fight to the death and let it go at that. That’s hard for people to understand, but that’s the way I liked it. Do you think for a minute that I’d give up to them people, let them abuse me, and torture me, and then kill me? No! That’s silly. You kill all of them you could kill. And then let them kill you if they can. That’s the way it is. And most Marines thought that way. That’s just the way American boys think. At least those American boys thought that way.”

Those were REAL men. I guess that is why they call them “The Greatest Generation”. Compare this to the wussies we have in our government - military leadership today. Our brave troops are not allowed to win today.


59 posted on 01/25/2011 6:17:05 AM PST by A. Patriot (CZ 52's ROCK)
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To: A. Patriot

Look at how twisted the RoE in Ashcanistan is right now. Disgusting...


60 posted on 01/25/2011 7:02:03 AM PST by Dead Corpse (III%. The last line in the sand)
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To: marktwain
History that has been pretty much suppressed by the MSM.

They aren't the only ones from whom history lessons are learned.


61 posted on 01/25/2011 2:25:26 PM PST by archy (I'd give my right arm to be ambidextrous!)
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To: marktwain

History is apt to repeat itself. When and where is the next one going to happen?


62 posted on 01/25/2011 2:45:16 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: kiryandil

The Battle of Athens is real.


63 posted on 05/04/2014 2:31:04 PM PDT by BLUESKYSIS (ROOTS FROM THE AREA)
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To: BLUESKYSIS
It's been a while, but yes, I didn't put the /s (end sarcasm) tag on that post.

I first read about the Battle of Athens many years ago in a book entitled "The GI War", by Ralph G. Martin.

It's been posted many times on Free Republic, usually from JPFO (Jews For The Preservation of Firearms Ownership):

http://jpfo.org/filegen-a-m/athens.htm

64 posted on 05/04/2014 3:43:26 PM PDT by kiryandil (turning Americans into felons, one obnoxious drunk at a time (Zero Tolerance!!!))
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