Skip to comments.Undelivered D-Day Message Prolonged War, Prof Says
Posted on 11/25/2012 10:17:47 AM PST by John Semmens
A university professor says the recent discovery of a carrier pigeons corpse in a chimney in Normandy, France has shed new light on events of the last year of World War II in the European theater.
Harvard professor of European History Albee Leftkowitz believes that the failure of the pigeons mission may have hampered the advance of American forces on the Western Front and forced President Roosevelt to accede to Soviet domination of Eastern Europe at the Yalta Conference in February 1945.
Right-wing critics of President Roosevelt have made much of what they call FDRs misplaced trust in Uncle Joe Stalin, said Leftkowitz. But this latest development proves that he had no choice. Denied the benefit of this carriers message, FDR, as Commander-in-Chief of the Western Allied Forces, had no alternative but to grant the Soviet Union dominion over Poland, Romania, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, and Yugoslavia.
Leftkowitz discounted the possible influence of Soviet spies within the Roosevelt Administration as a factor. Alger Hiss, Harry Dexter White, and the others had no direct impact on the fighting, the Professor contended. They didnt command any troops and they certainly didnt cause this pigeon to get trapped in that chimney.
The fact that the lost message is in code and has yet to be translated didnt faze Leftkowitz. Whatever the message might have said has got to be more important than the leftist philosophies or political connections of some of Roosevelts advisers, he argued. In fact, its very existence serves to vindicate these maligned men.
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That was funny...
Nice break from the usual.
Even is the decoded message is, "Be sure to drink more Ovaltine", this professor will not blame Roosevelt for Roosevelt's decision. The bird made me do it!
That was hysterical! Sort of like an analogy of the health care bill.
That’s why I don’t trust pigeons. They always screw everything up either intentionally or unintentionally.
Would this be called giving the Left “The Bird?”
A long and silly ex culpa intended to downplay the guilt of FDR’s communists, who betrayed the public trust to Stalin.
Jack, it’s John Semmens, it’s satire. Don’t feel bad though, he’s made a lot of us feel foolish in the past. Now we just stand on the sidelines and watch him do it other people.
Good one John!
I do have a habit of reading without looking at the attribution or source. Clue number one that caused me to back track:
Professor Albee Leftkowitz
Great work as always!
Dangit You caught me again.
The world is so screwed up that I had to get to this line,
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to realize that it was satire. Up to that point nothing struck me as beyond the realm of possibility of what the whack-job leftist are saying these days.
Leftists are walking satires
We have finally been able to read the message. Contrary to the work of several cryptologists, it does not have anything to do with drinking Ovaltine.
The code is as follows: (http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2962520/posts)
AOAKN HVPKD FNFJW YIDDC
RQXSR DJHFP GOVFN MIAPX
PABUZ WYYNP CMPNW HJRZH
NLXKG MEMKK ONOIB AKEEQ
WAOTA RBQRH DJOFM TPZEH
Some of the groups are obvious “place holders”, and the message reads:
“Pound pastrami, can kraut, six bagels—bring home for Emma.”
We believe this to be an embedded code, rather than the message itself. Dan Brown is doing further research on it.
Thanks for the chuckle John. Enjoyed.
Good one John!
You’re right - he caught me!
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