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The new Rand Paul vs. the old Rand Paul

October 25, 2014 1 comment

The new Rand Paul vs. the old Rand PaulThe Los Angeles Times ^ | October 24, 2014 | Doyle McManusPosted on 10/25/2014, 3:44:24 PM by 2ndDivisionVetRand Paul, the heretofore libertarian senator from Kentucky, gave a foreign policy speech to Republican grandees in New York last week with a clear message:

I’m not an isolationist like my dad..The senator’s peppery father, the thoroughly libertarian former Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, hardly ever saw a U.S. military intervention he liked. He said George W. Bush’s war in Iraq was nuts, suggested that the United States could live with a nuclear Iran and thought stationing U.S. troops overseas was just an expensive way to invite trouble.

On Thursday evening in a Manhattan ballroom, Sen. Paul, a probable GOP candidate for president in 2016, declared himself an advocate of “conservative realism” and named as his models Ronald Reagan, Dwight D. Eisenhower and even on free trade, not military adventures George W. Bush.“The war on terror is not over, and America cannot disengage from the world,” Paul said.

Speaking in a way likely to make Dad shudder, he called military force “indispensable … when vital American interests are attacked and threatened,” and said he supports airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria but not arming Syrian rebels, whom he considers unreliable.But the most intriguing aspect of the speech wasn’t Paul’s attempt to distance himself from his father; it was his attempt to distance himself from himself….

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The Military Industrial CONGRESSIONAL Complex? Gunny G: Ike’s Missing Word Speech! | BLOGGING BAD w/Gunny G ~ “CLINGERS of AMERICA!”

October 23, 2014 2 comments

The Military Industrial CONGRESSIONAL Complex?

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Ike’s Missing Word Speech!April 7, 2007 Gunny G Edit Leave a comment Go to commentsWe have often heard reference made to President Eisenhower’s so-called farewell warning to the nation, about the military-industrial complex, upon his leaving office in 1961.

Upon closer examination of that speech, both what it did and did not say, we find that very likely he should have referred to it, more appropriately, as the “Military Industrial CONGRESSIONAL Complex, ” as, he apparently really meant. At least, as the following reference would seem to infer.Dwight D. Eisenhower photo portrait.Dwight D. Eisenhower photo portrait.

Photo credit: Wikipedia“In this speech Eisenhower identifies for the first time a group called the military-industrial complex. The speech was written for him by Malcolm Moos of Johns Hopkins University. Initially Moos had used the phrase “Military Industrial Congressional Complex”.

Eisenhower was advised not to link members of Congress with this conspiracy. He accepted this advice but the fact remains, Eisenhower believed that certain members of Congress were being paid by the armaments industry to maintain these high-levels of defence spending.

For example, when Eisenhower left office in 1960 military spending amounted to 77% of all federal spending.”..MORE!

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1932 Bonus March – Re Patton; MacArthur; Eisenhower, etc. | BLOGGING BAD w/Gunny G ~ “CLINGERS of AMERICA!”

October 1, 2014 3 comments

1932 Bonus March – Re Patton; MacArthur; Eisenhower, etc.

January 18, 2009 Gunny G Edit Leave a comment Go to commentsThe most notable domestic use of Regular troops in twenty years of peace happened in the nation’s capital in the summer of 1932.

Some thousands of “Bonus Marchers” remained in Washington after the adjournment of Congress dashed their hopes for immediate payment of a bonus for military service in World War I.

On July 28, when marshals and police tried to evict one group encamped near the Capitol, a riot with some bloodshed occurred.

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{Col Sellin} ~ “ISIS is an opportunity not a disasterby LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD “…Family Security Matters…

September 27, 2014 1 comment

ISIS is an opportunity not a disasterby LAWRENCE SELLIN, PHD

September 25, 2014

On December 16, 1944, three German armies, the Sixth SS Panzer, Fifth Panzer and the Seventh Army, some 24 divisions in all, launched an offensive against the six defending U.S. divisions strung out along 100 miles of the Ardennes Forest, later to be known as the Battle of the Bulge.

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On Dec. 19, 1944, General Dwight Eisenhower and his senior staff met with Generals Omar Bradley and George Patton.

The Germans had achieved complete surprise, had badly mauled American units and threatened to advance through the Ardennes forest, cross the Meuse River and capture American supply depots with the eventual aim of splitting the Allied forces and driving on toward the port of Antwerp.Eisenhower had no reserves to deploy and American air superiority, which could have stabilized the situation, could not be employed due to bad weather.

For the first time since D-Day on June 6th, the Allies were facing a foe that was more numerous, more mobile and better equipped than they were. A successful German counter offensive would be catastrophic, and in the first few days of the battle it looked like a real possibility.

Nevertheless, Eisenhower, according to his book Crusade in Europe, began the conference by saying, “The present situation is to be regarded as one of opportunity for us and not of disaster.”Eisenhower exerted a firm grip on the battle. Patton was ordered to swing his U.S. 3rd Army 90 degrees and drive north to strike at the southern flank of the ‘bulge’ driven into the Allied line, a task he completed with unprecedented speed.

To prevent the swelling German salient to sever communications between Bradley’s U.S. 12th Army Group on the northern and southern sides of the ‘bulge’, Eisenhower gave Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery, commander of the British 21st Army Group, operational control in the north.

The objective was to halt and cut off the offensive, which, after about one

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Gunny G: This One Says It Best !!!!!!

August 14, 2014 1 comment

Gunny G: This One Says It Best !!!!!!

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August 12, 2014 2 comments

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Gunny G: GET IT!

August 8, 2014 1 comment
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