posted on 11/23/2011 8:32:17 AM PST
I read an article about this in the New York TImes Magazine section quite a while ago. In this, POWs with Jewish names were sent to concentration camps. Imagine the horror...
posted on 11/23/2011 8:35:54 AM PST
by miss marmelstein
(Let's have a Cain Mutiny!)
“The official U.S. stance...”
The official stance was wide in the bathroom stall.....
PC liberal idiocy from pantywaist bureaucrats is nothing new, I guess......
posted on 11/23/2011 8:41:10 AM PST
(The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
Wow...quite a story. Thanks much for posting. He is lucky to be alive. He and the other airmen showed incredible courage.
posted on 11/23/2011 8:55:13 AM PST
(Democrats lie because they must...)
Kind of a good thing to read at Thanksgiving time. Thank you for posting this...
posted on 11/23/2011 9:00:11 AM PST
(War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
Has any enemy of the United States ever conformed to the Geneva Conventions? I suspect not, which begs the question as to why we are a signatory and continue to feel bound by them?
We have seen such incredible barbarism by Muslims against Americans that I cannot, for the life of me, think how anyone can seriously invoke the Geneva Conventions in criticizing how the US has handled enemy combatants.
And slowly it comes out that NO enemy of the US has EVER felt constrained by the conventions.
posted on 11/23/2011 9:02:38 AM PST
by In Maryland
("If stupidity got us into this mess, why can't it get us out?" - Mark Twain)
"We were still negotiating certain things with the Germans,"
How much leverage could the Germans have had, considering they had no Army and the alternative was the Russians?
When members of the German Air Force or Luftwaffe arrive to inspect the damage, Americans push a shy, German-speaking waist-gunner out to plead their case. Flier-to-flier. Airman-to-airman.
Soon an inquiry is launched. And then, four days before their planned execution, the airmen are put on trains to POW camps.
I heard Air Force guys say that if shot down, you hoped the military found you before the citizens did as they would take out their helplessness on the airmen, usually killing them.
posted on 11/23/2011 10:12:08 AM PST
(This is the USA, assimilate or evaporate.)
I read years ago about U.S airmen worked to death at Mauthausen.
posted on 11/23/2011 10:57:51 AM PST
("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
Time or the truth to come out. It is so disgraceful on how our gov’t treated former American POW’s !
Kiss the Boys Goodby —the early years?
posted on 11/23/2011 11:09:56 AM PST
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