I was 12 years old-- We knew it was coming, but of course, we did not know when. We knew it was a frightening gambit, and many of the Allied forces would suffer devastating losses. BUT it had to be done, no matter the sacrifice. Let me quote one of our greatest military LEADERS, since George Washington:
"Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force|
You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you. In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in -arms ,on other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.
Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well equipped and battle-hardened. He will fight savagely.
But this is the year 1944| Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of 1940- 41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats, in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. OUR HOME FRONTS have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men. The tide has turned. The free men of the world are marching together to Victory!
I have full confidence in your courage, devotion to duty, and skill in battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory!
Good Luck! and let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great and noble undertaking."
signed: Dwight D. Eisenhower
CAN YOU IMAGINE what would have happened, if our leadership announced a policy of "no boots on the ground", in the face of the Nazi Existential Threat?? But OUR leadership has foolishly considered ISIS the "Junior Varsity" [JV's], and all the while, ISIS has rolled over middle east territory, and established a territorial "Caliphate", as enabled by the Barak Hussein Obama, lead from behind policy of transforming the USA into a country of leftist, weak-kneed idiots, who will enable an Islamo-terrorist country to develop NUCLEAR capability against the free world.
Which will it be?---An ISIS Caliphate, who, like the Nazis, murder innocent civilians, not of their muslim faith---or an Iranian Caliphate, sworn to rule the world, by the threat of nuclear power?
WE HAVE PRECIOUS LITTLE TIME TO BEHAVE RATIONALLY, IN THE FACE OF THESE THREATS.
Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
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