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Message from SHAEF

Post by REDinFL » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:20 pm

From Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force

Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen of the Allied Expeditionary Force!
You are about to embark upon the Great Crusade, toward which we have
striven these many months. The eyes of the world are upon you. The
hopes and prayers of liberty-loving people everywhere march with you.
In company with our brave Allies and brothers-in-arms on
other Fronts, you will bring about the destruction of the German war
machine, the elimination of Nazi tyranny over the oppressed peoples of
Europe, and security for ourselves in a free world.

Your task will not be an easy one. Your enemy is well trained, well
equipped and battle hardened. He will fight savagely.

But this is the year 1944! Much has happened since the Nazi triumphs of
1940-41. The United Nations have inflicted upon the Germans great defeats,
in open battle, man-to-man. Our air offensive has seriously reduced their
strength in the air and their capacity to wage war on the ground. Our Home
Fronts have given us an overwhelming superiority in weapons and munitions
of war, and placed at our disposal great reserves of trained fighting men.
The tide has turned! The free men of the world are marching together to
Victory!

I have full confidence in your courage and devotion to duty and skill in
battle. We will accept nothing less than full Victory!

Good luck! And let us beseech the blessing of Almighty God upon this great
and noble undertaking.


SIGNED: Dwight D. Eisenhower
NRA Endowment Member
PhD from University of Hard Knocks

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Post by dammitgriff » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:17 pm

Poor Ike, wasn’t he the one who warned us about the congressional-military-industrial-security complex?
Our military crusades since WWII have neither been fruitful nor approved by congressional war declarations.
Nevertheless, the MIC continues to propagate the great lie: the world cannot exist nor even function without the benevolent hand of America guiding its way...
The tighter the grip of the U.S. on world affairs the greater the dissent and resentment by enemies and allies alike.
A great rebalancing of world power is upon us; will America adapt, cooperate and prosper, or will we fight hopelessly against the tide until our wealth is exhausted and our homeland is in ruin?
R/Griff

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Post by Hotspur » Wed Jun 06, 2018 3:57 pm

That was Ike, a thoroughly honest and honorable man as well as one heck of a supreme commander who was able to juggle the egos of the pompous paladins he oversaw, and I'd take him over any of the White House occupants we've had since. He's the only president I ever saw, on his farewell trip to London in the late summer of 1960. He was riding in an open limo. I was above the crowd, standing with a friend on a wall. He waved to us, and we waved back. And I still like Ike.

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