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7th Cavalry

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posted on Mar, 21 2003 @ 02:32 PM
I was watching the war on TV last night which is
coming off like some kind of weird sporting event and I noticed
something very interesting. Now I really gotta pull my head outta
this war and get busy and I don't want to piss anyone off but I just
have to make this one observation. The 7th Cavalry is leading
the charge into Iraq. The 7th Cavalry, led by politically motivated
General George Armstrong Custer, is the same one that led the
charge on a village of innocent, peaceful Cheyenne and wiped
them out, women, children, old men and all in the middle of
winter. One Cavalry soldier saw what was really going on and
risked his life to save women and children that had been woken
from their sleep and were running half naked in the snow. He
became a hero to the Cheyenne. Later on that summer, the 7th
Cavalry decided to attack another village camped near the creek
named Greasy Grass and was annihilated by the Lakota and
Cheyenne armies led by Crazy Horse and Sitting Bull. The
women went over the corpses of the soldiers after the battle and
hacked them to pieces but they didn't touch Custer's corpse.
Some think that this is because he was such a great soldier but
some Lakota claim that Custer shot himself in the head and
breast in order to avoid being tortured. For this reason they
refused to touch his body after death but stripped him naked
instead to lay in the sun.
Frank Gerard, who had lived with Sitting Bull in the past, was
riding by nights later and stumbled over the bodies not knowing
what he had come upon.
I was watching the faces of some of the American soldiers on TV
and you could see something in the eyes of some and hear it in
their statements. Many of them repeatedly stated that they were
just doing their jobs. Some of them obviously don't agree with
what they're doing but they have the integrity to carry out their
duties as commanded and that is really on my mind tonight.


posted on Mar, 21 2003 @ 02:59 PM
a similarly numbered unit in the past, has ANYTHING to do with the actions of the current unit bearing that number. That's like saying that just because the former member of a sports team with the number 47, killed a baby in a drive-by, that the current team member with the 47 jersey is a ruthless killer. It just doesn't wash. However, if it really was just an observation, then sorry to light into ya, hehe...

posted on Mar, 21 2003 @ 03:01 PM
Interesting analogy,Caraticus

posted on Mar, 21 2003 @ 03:06 PM
It was indeed just an observation.

posted on Mar, 21 2003 @ 03:06 PM
It was indeed just an observation.

posted on Mar, 21 2003 @ 03:27 PM

Originally posted by Caratacus
It was indeed just an observation.

Indeed, a good one. And that's why violence is illegal.

posted on Mar, 22 2003 @ 03:31 PM
all i can say is that i hope they are luckier than custer and that they don;t get ambushed

but good observation, jus hope the pacifists don;t start using this as an argument

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