Skip to comments.Today in military history: 'the people that knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon'
Posted on 09/14/2018 7:24:13 AM PDT by fugazi
Today's post is in honor of U.S. Army Sgt. Trevor A. Blumberg, who gave his life for our country on this date in 2003. The 22-year-old Canton, Mich. native was killed by an improvised explosive device while riding in a vehicle through Fallujah, Iraq. [...]
1862: Maj. Gen. George McClellans Army of the Potomac gets the better of Gen. Robert E. Lees Army of Northern Virginia, which was divided amongst three passes through Marylands Blue Ridge Mountains. The 23rd Ohio Regiment, commanded by Lt. Col. (and future president) Rutherford B. Hayes is the first to make contact with Lees army. An enemy bullet shatters Hayes arm as he leads a charge, and he has one of his men bandage the wound so he can stay in the fight. Another future president served under Hayes: his friend and protégé, commissary sergeant William McKinley.
After the Battle of South Mountain, Lee had considered abandoning his first invasion of the north as McClellan could have crushed the Confederate army if he pressed the attack. Instead, the timid McClellan stays put, ceding the initiative to his opponent. Rather than heading south, Lee concentrates his forces for what becomes the Battle of Antietam the bloodiest battle in American history.
1901: 39 years to the day after facing heavy fire on the front lines of South Mountain, President William McKinley dies from a gunshot wound he received eight days ago from anarchist assassin Leon Czolgoszan. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt is sworn in as the 26th President of the United States. Before being named vice president, Roosevelt served as McKinleys Assistant [...]
McKinley was the last president with Civil War service (ultimately becoming a brevetted Major) and the only one to fight as an enlisted soldier
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I thought it was inspiring and that he was serious.
Later we found out they allowed conspirators to fly back to Saudi Arabia and then he attacked the wrong country.
Yeah he avoided the delicate subject of where the training went on. Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Daddy said these are his buddies lay off.
Then he gave up on bin laden. Decide to finish daddys war and destabilize the ME.
Another Korea another Vietnam. Thanks George. For nothing.
That's exactly what I was going to say.
It didn't take long for them to here, "C'mon in, everyone welcome"
At one time America had the ability to do anything post 9/11 to fight back and destroy the Islamic threats but that has all been squandered from the “religion of piece” BS, rules of engagement to the total disaster of the Mideast. Bush and Obama were both equally pathetic.
A week later, the bombing of Saudi Arabia began...
Whoops, he didn't actually do that, did he.
Damning photo. Apparently that meant, “For GOLF. Gotta get a tee time.”
While the initial stages of both Afghanistan and Iraq went quite well I will say I was disappointed in how Bush handled a very difficult war once we got past the invasions... but I would never put him on the same page as his successor. His politics stunk at times but he loved his country and didn’t try to fundamentally transform it.
His politics stunk at times but he loved his country and didnt try to fundamentally transform it.
Open your eyes.
Does someone who loves their country refuse to secure the borders and enforce the laws to fundamentally transform the country through illegal immigration?
The illegal alien inundation was not accidental, it was intentional.
His father was the President who was supposed to implement the enforcement measures in the 1986 amnesty that were supposed to prevent another from being necessary.
Instead, he implemented a policy of non-enforcement of both laws and borders that was carried out by his adopted son and his real son and then by the Kenyanesian Usurper.
They tried to prevent US from ever electing a President who WOULD enforce the laws and borders.
Since the last amnesty we have only been allowed to vote for amnesty candidates.
His threat to the Bush Plan for North Mexico is why they hate him so much.
It is really an extension of their hatred for US, our freedoms and our sovereignty.
We would not vote for the New World Order in which the USA is subsumed to the UN, so they are importing people who will.
The USMC Officer's Mameluke Sword worn today, was originally adopted in 1825, but was replaced with an alternate sword from 1859-75.
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