Bringing Jobs Back To America
Is this the Republican plan?
Religion Kills !!!
Numbers 31:17-18 - Now kill all the boys. And kill every woman who has slept with a man, but save for yourselves every girl who has never slept with a man.
Britain and France thought they were prepared.
Britain and France knew they were not prepared. They made no serious attempt to invade Germany at all. They bickered, they prevaricated. The RAF dedicated the first 9 months to dropping incendiaries onto Germany which read as follows:
England to the German people
The Nazi regime has, in spite of the endeavours of the leading great Powers, plunged the world into war.
This war is a crime. The German people must quite clearly distinguish between the pretexts employed by its government so as to unleash war and the principles which have forced England and France to defend Poland.
From the very beginning the English government has made it clear that the Polish question is not one which can justify a European war with all its tragic consequences.
Five months after the Munich Agreement the independence of Czecho-Slovakia was brutally trodden underfoot. So that Poland shall not also suffer the same fate, we must insist that peaceful methods of negotiation shall not be rendered impossible through threats of force, and that in the negotiations which are requisite the Poles right to live must be guaranteed and honourably kept. We cannot accept or admit a Diktat.
If Herr Hitler believes that the English government, out of fear of war, will allow the Poles to be left in the lurch, then he has been deceiving himself. In the first place England will not break her pledged word. Furthermore, it is high time that the brutal force whit which the Nazi regime strives to dominate the World should be halted.
Through this war the German Chancellor places himself against the unbending resolution of the English government, a resolution which has behind it not only the resources and means of the whole English Commonwealth, but also a union of other great Powers. It is a question of the salvation of human freedom and the right of peoples to live free.
Up to the very last moment the Pope, the President of the United States and the King of the Belgians, in the name of Belgium, Holland, Luxembourg, Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Finland, made fruitless appeals to your Nazi government, urgently requesting that negotiations should be chosen in the place of war.
Now a catastrophe has broken out upon you in that the Reich finds itself isolated from the community of civilised peoples, without any support save that of Communist Russia.
You cannot win this war. Against you are arrayed resources and materials far greater than your own.
For years you have been subjected to the most stringent censorship, and by means of an incredible system of secret police and informers the truth has been withheld from you.
Against you stands the united strength of the free peoples, who with open eyes will fight for freedom to the last.
This war is as repulsive to us as it is to you, but do not forget that England, once forced into war, will wage it unwaveringly to the end. England's nerves are strong, her resources inexhaustible. We will not relent.
Pass on (this leaflet)
This pithy prose could hardly be called a ferocious military assault but it does show a clear consistency of feeling. The Western Allies felt right at the start about the war the way they feel about it still. Ultimately they were right. The free peoples did unite and they did defeat Hitler's Germany, a version of Germany that was not supported by all her citizens, whatever you may believe.
The surprise for ALL involved including Germany is that mobile warfare was so effective. Before WWII no one knew if it would work or go down as disastrous idea. If it had not been effective the BEF and France would have successfully invaded Germany and fought the war in Germany. If the new Wehrmacht tactics had not been effective there would have been no Battle of Britain -- and with a succcessful invasion never close enough to try out. As with the US v Soviet Union, quality against quantity, we do not know which is best because there was no war. Because of WWII we learned Germany's ideas worked.
Here's the thing, Nony. The first leader to combine aircraft, tanks, artillery and infantry into blitzkrieg was Australia's Sir John Monash at the Battle of Hamel in July 1918
Monash's Hamel fight has been described thus:
"The battle of Hamel of 4 July—'all over in ninety-three minutes…the perfection of teamwork'. The Americans participated, and Monash had to withstand, by extraordinary force of personality, a last-minute attempt by General Pershing to withdraw them. Military historians have acclaimed it as 'the first modern battle', 'the perfect battle'. 'A war-winning combination had been found: a corps commander of genius, the Australian infantry, the Tank Corps, the Royal Artillery and the RAF'.
His successful tactics were adopted by Sir Douglas Haig at the Battle of Amiens later that year. Amiens was the single most successful battle of the First World War.
His Hamel and Amiens tactics were an extension of his brilliant work at Broodseinde, the most successful battle of the Passchendale campaign which saw the ANZACS shatter the best German defenses by combined effort.
My great uncle Frank was at Broodseinde, as a subaltern in the Silent Division.
In WW2 the Germans came up with a new name for Monash's tactics but they were essentially the same thing taken to a higher degree of co-operation by the proliferation of reliable wireless comms. Guderian and Rommel's tactics which involved moving tanks in columns in advance of artillery, infantry and air support worked because the entire front had been broken. Against an organised defense with proper air capability they would have failed completely as they did at Al Alamein.
Monash is considered technically the best general to fight on the Western Front and his tactics were responsible for Germany's defeat on the field and her ultimate capitulation.
And I forgot to mention something, Nony. Australia's favourite son and her greatest soldier, Lt General Sir John Monash, was German Jewish.
Under Monash the Australian Corps with the NZ First (Silent) Division attached, though comprising only 9.5% of the BEF, captured 18.5% of the German prisoners, 21.5% of the territory and 14% of the guns. This represented an effectiveness 1.95, 2.23 and 1.47 times that of the British Army average. Monash's Corps recaptured 623 square kilometres of France from Germany.
The meandering point of all this is that in 1939 Britain and France had forgotten the tactics they invented to win WW1, were not equipped to fight using those tactics, were not equipped to defend against these tactics. They had no new tanks, no new guns, too few new planes. Not enough troops and not enough equipment. Nor, in the event, did they choose the battlefield. Those poor passive Germans knocked them on the head as they sat behind their static defences, built oddly enough given how law abiding the Germans are, to keep the Germans from invading a second time. Funny that isn't it? Building defenses instead of technologies of assault. You'd think the Germans would have done that, them being so passive and all.
"Experiments are the only means of knowledge at our disposal. The rest is poetry, imagination." Max Planck
Why do you think a lot of these mercenary groups have lots of south Africas in them.
You mean like the former Executive Outcomes ? ( now Sandline International ) Incidentally the much maligned mercs were a racially integrated fighting force whose main requirements were that volunteers possessed courage under fire and battlefield proficiency. Of course the majority were from elite units to begin with and as such were already a cut above the average soldier.
I really don't know much about this topic but I know for example the Merc's Gadafi used to try escape (When he was killed) were South African. I know a lot of the "Private Security" In Iraq has many South African Members (ex army and ex special task force(south africa elite cops that fell apart in ?2002?)). But yeah I imagine there would be many in Companies like the one you mentioned. Not surprising at all, Third world nation, very little prospect of employment extensive combat history and top of the line military training. There was not much a lot of these people could do but join up with companies like that, great pay compared to staying in our army.
Whatever goes upon two legs is an enemy.
Whatever goes upon four legs, or has wings, is a friend.
No animal shall wear clothes.
No animal shall sleep in a bed.
No animal shall drink alcohol.
No animal shall kill any other animal.
All animals are equal.