At the Battle of Chosin Reservoir during the Korean Conflict, Marine Colonel (later Lt. General) Chesty Puller told his men “We’ve been looking for the enemy for some time now. We’ve finally found him.
We’re surrounded. That simplifies things.”
We’re surrounded too and that may simplify things for us as well.
English: Chesty puller
Chesty puller (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Colonel Puller’s First Battalion of the First Marine Division, along with many thousands of other allied troops sent deep into North Korea to chase the North Korean forces to and across the Chinese border, had been placed in a nearly impossible situation. General Douglas MacArthur, the Supreme Allied Commander, relying only on the information he wanted to hear, had discounted the possibility of Chinese intervention. He had discouraged the development and submission of intelligence on its increasing likelihood. The information was available. However, since he didn’t want it, providing it would have been the path away from rather than toward promotion and he did not get it.
He had [already] been warned by Truman many times, and now received notification that he was to obtain authorization from Washington prior to taking any military action against objectives in Chinese territory. MacArthur’s military plan was to proceed……….
REPUBLICAN INSIDER: “Petraeus Gave Us An Opportunity – Now We Need All Of Your Help” – The Ulsterman Report
RI: Here is…umm…there is something you can do.
Your readers can do…everyone you know of.
If people want to possibly change the outcome…or the discussion…they have to use this new media to do it.
You have to understand that the Obama White House has hundreds of people…all they do is post and comment and try to push their version.
They…what it is…it’s a whole program to either direct the news coverage, or give media the excuse that they are just reporting on…or reflecting the public opinion. So what we need to do…inaudible…of what I already talked about. We need to get ahead of this new media thing…all of us. Republicans.
Conservatives…whatever. Congressman Paul talked about it the other day…he was right about that. 100%. So everyone needs to go out there and post their comments. Make the media know we are more…ummm…we are paying attention now. And so…they need to cover what…the stories that we are commenting on. Use basic economics on them. Just go all out and overwhelm the comments sections of these stories. Share the truth. And demand…demand more of the truth. And demand that they start…they need to ask this White House real questions now.
Can you do that? Can they do that? Petraeus gave us an opportunity – now we need all of your help.UM: I’ll do my best. Just like you – can’t promise anything. But you’re right…people are…after the election they were pissed.