OT. Stupid Quebecers!
Posted March 21, 2003 - 07:18 PM
Posted March 21, 2003 - 07:23 PM
I was sitting at the computer tonight writing an email to my father. He landed in France after crossing the Atlantic in ship just weeks after D-day. The sea was full of submarines and natural hazards. My father walked completely across France (Battle of the Bulge) and into Germany as a member of a mortar platoon. He was one of only three who survived. He is 79 years old now and getting frail. I was trying to think of how much we owe him and his buddies and wondering how to honor him.
Watching the lightning war unfold today on CNN reminds me what it means to be a part of the American defense industry. What we have provided for our sons and daughters fighting for us is amazing. Currently more (very regrettably) have died in accidents than on the battle field. So few of ours will die compared to fighting the wars of just a generation earlier (Vietnam, Korea and WWII) while accomplishing so much.
Our fathers sacrifices have positioned this country to fight wars in which a fraction of the people on both sides will die compared to their wars. Dad our gift back to you is a country that will not have to witness as much pain and suffering as your generation did. God Bless America. Thanks Dad.
Steve Lockheed Martin Skunk Works
Posted March 21, 2003 - 08:36 PM
I appreciate it..... Tell him thanks for me..
My father walked completely across France (Battle of the Bulge) and into Germany as a member of a mortar platoon. He was one of only three who survived. He is 79 years old now and getting frail. I was trying to think of how much we owe him and his buddies and wondering how to honor him.
Posted March 21, 2003 - 10:16 PM
Every generation of Americans will have to defend our Freedom at some point in their lives. Fear of war is a normal thing. But, when one becomes consumed in fear to the point of avoiding war at all cost, they insure the tyrants of the world will grow in power and human suffering will worsen.
We must defend America. The U.N. will not. Pacifist and peace protestors are actually cowards, consumed in their own fears. Don't want for their support. They are not capable of defending others, or even themselves. We all know we are doing what is right in IRAQ. The fruit will come when the Iragi people are liberated from their oppressor, and one more giant step has been taken to prevent another Sept 11 attack on America.
Posted March 21, 2003 - 10:34 PM
The youth of America have no clue as to what those who came before them did for them. Not that I have a problem with Martin Luther King, but my daughters history book had 30 pages on MLK and the civil rights movement. It had 2 pages on World War II. I think that summarizes what the problem is.........
Posted March 22, 2003 - 03:40 AM
God Bless America
Posted March 22, 2003 - 02:27 PM
Posted March 22, 2003 - 02:39 PM
Posted March 22, 2003 - 05:34 PM
Just had to vent. The TV is making me crazy!
As far as Canada goes, we all know it's the wanna be Frenchies causing all the problems. If France is so great why did they leave? My friends up north, it's all good!
Posted March 23, 2003 - 04:28 AM
Toronto. Thats class.
Posted March 23, 2003 - 06:14 PM
Posted March 23, 2003 - 06:52 PM
"I AM SO FRENCH, I HATE MYSELF"
This was alongside one calling for a frenchman (prez of France? U.N. leader?) to be OUR next president...
Are there any remaining doubts as to what kind of people these protestors are..? And they live among us!!!!
I actually am thankful beyond belief that the UN, France, Russia, etc. pussied out. There will be far fewer dead British, Australian, and U.S. troops and the job will actually get finished. Nothing worse than good soldiers under U.N. command, and there's no way our soldiers could learn the French-surrender tactic. Though this works almost as well as being the one who gets their butt kicked and then rebuilt better than before by the Allies.
In a few weeks, France will do their typical in-your-face-we-are-tough-too demonstration of an open-atmospheric detonation of a nuke on some atoll and will feel much better about themselves...
Posted March 23, 2003 - 07:32 PM
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