Daily Caller ^ | March 11, 2013 | Jeff Poor
Posted on Monday, March 11, 2013 5:29:27 PM by Rufus2007
On Rush Limbaugh’s radio show on Monday, National Review’s Mark Steyn explained why an incident involving a seven-year-old boy’s punishment and the subsequent reaction for chewing a Pop Tart in the shape of a gun is a sign the country is “doomed.”
Steyn, author of “After America: Get Ready for Armageddon,” compared this generation of children, who may have felt threatened by the so-called Pop Tart gun, to the American generation that stormed the beaches of Normandy.
……In perusing the book, Soldiers Of The Sea-The United States Marine Corps, 1775-1962, by Robert Debs Heinl, Jr., Colonel, USMC (The National Aviation Publishing Company of America, Baltimore, Maryland, 1991, page 513), I find an interesting remark by the author regarding the above.
Of course, there was another, at Inchon in 1950.
Although his mention of Normandy, above, is not much more than an aside comment, it does, I think, tend to define this topic within a more correct light than is usually perceived.
I like Colonel Heinl’s insights into historical Marine Corps topics as he is always most thorough, and goes into topics usually left untouched by other writers. Then, too, his book sports a photo by S/Sgt Lou Lowery of the Iwo Jima Flag Raising; not the Joe Rosenthal version, mind you–the first flag raising that preceeded the “replacemnet flag” raising some time later, which was captured on motion-picture film by Sgt Genaust, and photographed by Rosenthal.
( GyG: See Reader Responses…) ~ Krauthammer: If You Take Up Arms Against The United States You Have Forfeited Your Rights
Krauthammer: If You Take Up Arms Against The United States You Have Forfeited Your Rights
RCP Video ^ | 2-6-2013
Posted on Thursday, February 07, 2013 3:41:53 PM by Sir Napsalot
I really don’t understand this sort of hysteria over the idea of killing Americans who have taken up arms against the United States. Thousands of Americans, Southerners, died in Antietam without any due process.
When we stormed the beaches of Normandy on D-day, and Americans approached German bunkers,
If you take up arms against the United States you were a target because it was an act of war and you forfeited those rights.
Gunny G: One Marine’s Remarks Regarding D-Day At Normandy, etc. « CITIZEN.BLOGGER.1984+ GUNNY.G BLOG.EMAIL
The Normandy invasion is often regarded as the largest amphibious operation in history; some have even compared the amphibious landings in the Pacific as miniscule in comparison.
Rivalry At Normandy – National Review Online (“…deep-seeded rivalry between the Army and Marines was in full bloom…”)
By W. Thomas Smith Jr.June 4, 2004 8:51 A.M.
Sixty-years-ago, along a 60-mile stretch of France’s Normandy coastline, a combined force of American, British, and Canadian soldiers began streaming ashore as German artillery, mortar, machine-gun, and rifle fire ripped into their ranks.
The mission of the Allied force was to kick down the door of Nazi Germany’s Fortress Europe, and then launch a drive toward the heart of Adolf Hitler’s Third Reich.Overseen by American Gen. Dwight D. “Ike” Eisenhower, the operation was–and remains to this day–the largest amphibious assault in history.
Since then, the question has often been raised as to why the U.S. Marine Corps did not play a leading role in the landings. After all, the Corps’s raison d’être was amphibious warfare. Marines had been perfecting the art of the amphibious assault since the 1920’s, and between 1942 and 1944, they had put their skills to practical use at places like Guadalcanal, Makin, Bougainville, and Tarawa, in the Pacific.In the Atlantic, Marines had trained Army forces for seaborne landings prior to the North African campaign in 1942, and then made landings during the same. Marines trained Army forces for the Sicilian-Italian landings in 1943.
TRUTH IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE 2012 STRATEGY
by Lawrence Sellin, ©2012
(Jan. 21, 2012) — Unless stopped now, Obama will win re-election and the Republicans are well on their way to helping him do that.
Rather than apply a political full-court press against Obama, Republicans have chosen to stay in the locker room.
Hiding the truth transfers all the initiative to the Obama campaign.
The Big Lie and Big Stall strategy will not only lead to a Republican defeat, it will lead to the destruction of the country.
The reason for their choice is simple – the Republican leadership is complicit in the greatest fraud ever perpetrated on the American people.
Barack Hussein Obama is a Constitutionally illegal President. He has committed felonies by forging his birth documents and his Selective Service registration. He uses a Social Security Number not issued to him.
Starting in 2008 and continuing today, Obama and the mainstream media have successfully intimidated the cowardly Republicans by threatening to call them names like “racist” or “birther.”
May I suggest that Her Royal Highness HR Clinton and Professor Panetta take all of their liberal civilian buddies out to fight against the Taliban (once they have rid this country of these “monstrous” Marines])? Come, teach all of us Active, Retired and Veteran military how to lead soldiers in combat, and what their punishments should be for what amounts to malicious mischief.
They understand NOTHING about the dynamics of complex emotional and psychological factors running through the minds of young soldiers and actions before, during and after a firefight. Acts of tasteless exuberance in thought word and deed afterwards is not at all uncommon.
The undercover British officer crept silently through the bushes, his tartan kilt a bizarre form of dress for a man who did not want to be conspicuous.Then he stopped to take in the awesome might of the enemy. Through the gloom, he could make out the 15,000 battle-scarred men and 200 machines of the cruellest and most feared of all the SS forces in war-torn France in the summer of 1944.Parked up for the night, their tanks, half-tracks and heavy guns stretched as far as his eyes could see.
How could he and the tiny band of amateurish French Resistance fighters he commanded possibly take on these professional killers? Yet that, come what may, was his mission.Tommy Macpherson was an exceptional warrior-hero, acknowledged by experts as one of the bravest, most determined and resourceful British soldiers of WW II The notorious Das Reich panzer division was on its way from southern France to Normandy to help repel the Allied armies that had landed there on D-Day.
Today, at 90, he is Britain’s most decorated former soldier.His story — told in his forthcoming autobiography — is one of remarkable daring and danger, outstanding even in the annals of that unique generation, as he fought his very special war, almost entirely behind enemy lines.’
The strike that was supposed to be over two weeks ago refuses to go away.
And yet Sarkozy promised that the country has more than enough fuel to last it through the strike.
How could fearless leaders be possibly lying?
More as we get it but pretty soon it seems France will literally grind to a halt.
Sunday, June 06, 2004
This weekend (June 2004) marks the 60th anniversary of the Normandy invasion of WW II. There has been much ado in the media and so forth regarding the massive Normandy “amphibious invasion,” Ike’s brilliant planning and execution, courage, heroism, etc.–and rightfully so.The Normandy invasion is often regarded as the largest amphibious operation in history; some have even compared the amphibious landings in the Pacific as miniscule in comparison.
In perusing the book, Soldiers Of The Sea-The United States Marine Corps, 1775-1962, by Robert Debs Heinl, Jr., Colonel, USMC (The National Aviation Publishing Company of America, Baltimore, Maryland, 1991, page 513), I find an interesting remark by the author regarding the above.
“Under atomic attack, the World war II amphibious assault was finished. Normandy (more a ferrying operation than a true oceanic amphibious assault in any case) and Okinawa would never be repeated.”
Of course, there was another amphibious landing, at Inchon in 1950.
Although Col. Heinl’s mention of Normandy, above, is not much more than an aside comment and not the main thrust of his point regarding amphibious assault in general, his remark does, I think, sum up and define the major difference between the Normandy Invasion and Marine Corps amphibious operations in the Pacific. And he does so in a very few words, and in a more correct light than is usually perceived.
I like Colonel Heinl’s insights into historical Marine Corps topics as he is always most thorough, and he delves into areas usually left untouched by other writers. Then, too, Heinl’s book sports a photo by S/Sgt Lou Lowery (Leatherneck magazine) of the Iwo Jima Flag Raising; not the Joe Rosenthal version, mind you, but the first flag raising that preceeded the “replacemnet flag” raising some time later, which was captured on motion-picture film by Sgt Genaust, and photographed by Rosenthal. But, then, this is an area of special interest to me.
And also, part of the book title says it all, and immediately gains my attention–”…1775-1962,” for it was those years that I find as most significant, and interesting for me.
GnySgt USMC (Ret.)