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Originally posted by Jeremiah_John
Also when the French were retreating from the Germans as they advanced in Paris in World War 1, they pleaded with the newly-arrived Marines to retreat from the Hun. One Marine simply said "Retreat, Hell, we just got here!" and they had the famous Battle of Belleau Wood which the Marines won and the French latter named Bois de Marines.
Beyond that, you are the lowest of the low, Souljah and your effort to besmirch the honor of the Corps is deserving of the worst kind of retribution. You don't amount to so much as pimple on a Marine's backside.
Originally posted by Icarus Rising
I'd like to pay tribute here today to my dad.
From NHY Volksjager pilot (if I'm right and that's really where he got his start) to B-2 Stealth Bomber micro-processor programming manager (which I know for a fact was the job he retired from), he spent over thirty-two years in the Marines, most of it in the reserves, rising to the rank of Bird Colonel.
Here's a picture of him as a Major. He passed on in 2000. One tough guy.
Dad, I salute you!
War Is A Racket
It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives.
A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small "inside" group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few, at the expense of the very many. Out of war a few people make huge fortunes.
In the World War [I] a mere handful garnered the profits of the conflict. At least 21,000 new millionaires and billionaires were made in the United States during the World War. That many admitted their huge blood gains in their income tax returns. How many other war millionaires falsified their tax returns no one knows.
How many of these war millionaires shouldered a rifle? How many of them dug a trench? How many of them knew what it meant to go hungry in a rat-infested dug-out? How many of them spent sleepless, frightened nights, ducking shells and shrapnel and machine gun bullets? How many of them parried a bayonet thrust of an enemy? How many of them were wounded or killed in battle?
Out of war nations acquire additional territory, if they are victorious. They just take it. This newly acquired territory promptly is exploited by the few -- the selfsame few who wrung dollars out of blood in the war. The general public shoulders the bill.
Originally posted by Souljah
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