Skip to comments.The Battle of Athens(TN,1946)
Posted on 01/23/2011 12:10:33 PM PST by marktwain
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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...
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.
Excellent post, wardaddy (and not a bad rant, either).
Bump for later
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.
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
Excellent. Hallmark as opposed to Hollywood. I hadn’t considered that.
I couldn’t agree with you more. Here is another profound quote from Bill:
“The Special Forces didnt take no prisoners. Yeah, we killed them all, and killed all we could, and wanted to kill more. We couldnt kill enough of them because they badly mistreated us. So were going to badly mistreat them. You dont win wars by being good people. You have to be as cruel and as vicious as that enemy or you dont win. Its just that simple, no in-betweens. You just fight to the death and let it go at that. Thats hard for people to understand, but thats the way I liked it. Do you think for a minute that Id give up to them people, let them abuse me, and torture me, and then kill me? No! Thats silly. You kill all of them you could kill. And then let them kill you if they can. Thats the way it is. And most Marines thought that way. Thats 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.
Look at how twisted the RoE in Ashcanistan is right now. Disgusting...
They aren't the only ones from whom history lessons are learned.
History is apt to repeat itself. When and where is the next one going to happen?
The Battle of Athens is real.
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):