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  • D-Day Remembrance: Eisenhower and His Paratroopers

    06/06/2020 10:02:06 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 5 replies
    Self | June 6, 2020 | Self
    General Dwight D. Eisenhower arrived in London January 2, 1944 to command Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) and to direct the last five months of planning for D-Day; the most difficult and complicated military operation ever attempted. Eisenhower’s study of leadership skills required he ignore opportunities for fear and doubt, which inevitably arise as strain and tension wear away endurance. He persevered to present confidence and optimism to those around him. For that reason, he brought with him a confident, battle tested team that had led successful landings in North Africa, Sicily, and Salerno, despite experiencing German counterattacks nearly...
  • What do they expect to get by getting us to believe lies, that they don't already have?

    05/04/2020 7:41:43 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 4 replies
    Freep | 05/04/2020 | CharlesOconnell
    What do the people Eisenhower warned us about in his Military/Industrial Complex speech, expect to get out of deceiving us, that they don't already have? This is not advocacy, this is a question, that one of our members has the answer to: Why is it so important that they get us to believe lies? What do they expect to get out of it, that they can't get if we at least understand the broader outlines of the true strategic picture that they control anyway? Nikolai Yezhov (right) oversaw the executions of more than half a million Soviet citizens during the...
  • Remembering Eisenhower's sanity.

    03/28/2020 1:10:05 PM PDT · by Ozguy1945 · 22 replies
    Freedom, Demokrasi and Civilised Humanity ^ | 28th March 2020 | Ozguy1945
    I do not think anyone knows for certain what is going to happen with Coronavirus. Amid the fear of the pandemic, how many people are scared that the risk of an economic depression from all the current “social isolation” makes this cure potentially far worse than the disease? Who is going to pay back all of the money that governments are suddenly spending? How many generations will that take? Or is it just being printed now to meet the needs of the 24 hours news cycle for a few weeks or months? In that case, where will real value go?...
  • I Like Ike And Donald Trump

    03/03/2020 6:02:39 PM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 20 replies ^ | 4th February 2020 (Australian timezone) | Ozguy1945
    The little movie in this link: attempts a fusion of the thoughts of Eisenhower and Trump. Does it work? In the text below the link, I list Republican Peace Maker presidents whom I admire. Any comments? Are there any others I should have included? What Democrats deserve a mention as Peace Makers? Which Presidents have been the best Peace Makers?
  • Was General Patton MURDERED? Mystery over US war hero's death in hospital 12 days after he was paralyzed in an apparent car accident still fuels conspiracy theory 75 years on

    12/21/2019 4:55:54 PM PST · by DFG · 115 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 12/21/2019 | Tate Delloye
    Seventy- five years ago this month, General George S. Patton was en route to a Sunday afternoon hunting trip in the devastated region of Mannheim, Germany when his Cadillac limousine collided with a military truck parked on the side of the road. The two other passengers in the vehicle were unharmed except General Patton who was left with a massive head wound and paralyzed from the neck down. Patton was swiftly taken to an Army hospital 20 miles away where he made rapid strides in recovery over the course of 12 days. His presiding physician had given him the medical...
  • What REALLY irked Adolf Hitler about Ike: No, not the fact that Eisenhower was Supreme Commander

    09/12/2019 4:16:55 PM PDT · by max americana · 137 replies
    daily mail ^ | 9/11/2019 | dominic lawson
    "This bizarrely conflicted view was even more pronounced in Hitler’s attitude towards the U.S. In World War I, Corporal Hitler had been given two captured American soldiers to escort back to his brigade HQ and he was appalled by the fact that the pair were of German descent. From that moment on, Hitler was transfixed by the notion that the best of Germans had emigrated to the U.S. (attracted by the potential for self-realisation in its vastness) and that Germany should prove itself to be a mighty state that would persuade its ‘children’ to return. Hitler would constantly complain that...
  • 1956: the year the democrats lost touch with reality

    09/01/2019 10:34:37 AM PDT · by ganeemead · 21 replies
    "In 1952, the democrats ran Adlai E. Stevenson against Dwight Eisenhower for president of the United States. That is, they ran a leftist schlamozzle whose own mother might or might not recognize him if she hadn’t seen him in four days, against the man who had just saved the world from Nazism..."
  • Time for GOP to ditch Trump policies and 'go back' to the future

    08/20/2019 2:51:50 PM PDT · by TBP · 126 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 19, 2019 | Frank Donatelli
    On the eve of World War II, the Republican Party was a shell of the one that had dominated presidential politics from the Civil War through the onset of the Great Depression. Two individuals saved the GOP and made it relevant again. Dwight Eisenhower ran on an internationalist platform in 1952, favoring foreign aid to Europe, the new military alliance called NATO and an aggressive stance against Soviet Communism, thereby asserting U.S. world leadership. He vanquished his isolationist foe, Sen. Robert Taft, for the GOP nomination in 1952 and then won the first Republican presidential victory in 20 years. In...
  • D-Day Remembrance: Eisenhower and His Paratroopers

    06/06/2019 1:06:14 PM PDT · by Retain Mike · 15 replies
    Retain Mike | June 6, 2019 | Self
    General Dwight D. Eisenhower arrived in London January 2, 1944 to command Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force (SHAEF) and to direct the last five months of planning for D-Day; the most difficult and complicated military operation ever attempted. He brought with him a confident, battle tested team that had led successful landings in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy. He was able to expand the landing front from three to five divisions, to select his own division commanders, to enlist the help of the French Resistance, and to direct the strategic bombers for a campaign isolating the area of assault by...
  • Eisenhower Came Out of Retirement to Denounce the Movie “Battle of the Bulge”

    03/30/2019 3:09:38 AM PDT · by vannrox · 98 replies
    War History Online ^ | 29jul19 | Matthew Gaskill
    Eisenhower Came Out of Retirement to Denounce the Movie “Battle of the Bulge” HISTORYINSTANT ARTICLESMILITARY VEHICLESVIDEOWORLD WAR IIJul 29, 2018 Matthew Gaskill  .inad{min-height:250px}.inad:before{content: "Advertisement";font-size: 11px;line-height: 11px;display: block}   SHARE:FacebookTwitter One of the most beloved war stories ever filmed is that of HBO’s “Band of Brothers” (2001), based on Stephen Ambrose’ 1992 book by the same name. Now, the series was meticulously researched, and not only were military experts consulted on everything from uniforms to hatches to bullets, but the men of Easy Company were there virtually every step of the way.Look carefully at the scene of Dutch liberation – Edward...
  • When Eisenhower Died—March 28, 1969

    03/28/2019 3:56:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies ^ | March 28, 2019 | David Stokes
    Fifty years ago, Billy Graham made his way to Walter Reed Hospital where Dwight D. Eisenhower, the great hero of D-Day and former two-term president of the United States, was experiencing his final hours. David Eisenhower, his grandson, described the moment: “Eisenhower had greeted Graham with a question about heaven and a talk they had had fourteen years earlier in Gettysburg. Emotionally, Graham repeated for Eisenhower what he had said to him before, reminded Eisenhower of God’s promise of salvation, and the ways this promise is revealed in scripture.”On March 28, 1969, as the men of the family, including grandson...
  • Obama and Eisenhower, Two Legacies In Arms

    04/01/2018 8:48:04 AM PDT · by granada · 18 replies
    Defense One ^ | 12 Jan, 2017 | Derek Chollet
    On national security, the most illuminating presidential comparison is the one Obama most often made of himself. Barack likes Ike. What will Barack Obama’s foreign policy legacy be? Some think that like Jimmy Carter, he has left behind a record of weakness, regret, and humiliation. Others cite the examples of Warren Harding and Calvin Coolidge, neither of whom are remembered as presidential greats, comparing their tepid policies in the wake of World War I when America withdrew from the world to Obama’s reaction to the aftermath of the Iraq War. But the most illuminating presidential comparison is the one Obama...
  • Let us go for a cruise!: Driving the Eisenhower/Johnson Tunnel Pass, Interstate-70, Colorado.

    03/17/2018 7:43:51 PM PDT · by Voption · 46 replies
    YouTube ^ | August, 2011 | The HighwayMan
    A quick trip across the highest point on the U.S. Interstate Highway System, Interstate-70 in Colorado. The Eisenhower-Johnson Tunnel, under the continental divide.
  • After 61 Years, America’s Busiest Highway Is Almost Complete

    02/09/2018 8:09:01 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 46 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 20, 2018 | Robinson Meyer
    PENNINGTON, N.J.—The past few years have been thick with promises of shiny new infrastructure and the revival of American greatness. Funny, then, that so little has been made of a quiet victory for U.S. infrastructure due later this year. By September 2018, one of the country’s most famous civil-engineering projects will finally complete construction, six decades after work on it began. Interstate 95, the country’s most used highway, will finally run as one continuous road between Miami and Maine by the late summer. The interstate’s infamous “gap” on the Pennsylvania and New Jersey border will be closed, turning I-95 into...
  • President Eisenhower's Remarks at First National Prayer Breakfast

    02/08/2018 2:06:54 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 10 replies
    The American Presidency Project ^ | February 5, 1953 | Dwight D. Eisenhower
    There is a need we all have in these days and times for some help which comes from outside ourselves as we face the multitude of problems... Once in a while it might be a good thing for us to turn back to history. Let us study a little bit of what happened at the founding of this Nation. It's not merely the events that led up to the Revolutionary War. All of the confused problems that we were then called upon to solve were as difficult as those we face now... So when we came down to the Declaration...
  • Freeways aren't free, and Texas politicos don't want to pay

    01/25/2018 11:06:29 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 47 replies
    The Houston Chronicle ^ | January 3, 2018 | Houston Chronicle Editorial Board
    Just after the end of World War I, a young Army officer who was born in Denison, Texas, was assigned to accompany an expedition of military vehicles driving across America. The mission was to determine the difficulties the nation might face moving an entire army across the continent. Lucky thing the country was no longer at war. The convoy constantly ground to a halt on unpaved roads, sinking into mud, slipping into ditches and sliding into quicksand. The cross-country journey took 62 days, averaging about six miles an hour, something close to the speed of a leisurely walk. The lessons...
  • Monumental Folly: The proposed memorial to President Eisenhower becomes even less appealing

    05/31/2017 12:32:11 AM PDT · by iowamark · 15 replies
    City Journal ^ | May 26, 2017 | Catesby Leigh
    If you’re looking for a textbook example of the Washington swamp Donald Trump vowed to drain, the Dwight D. Eisenhower National Memorial, designed by celebrity architect Frank Gehry and soon to be erected in the capital’s monumental core, has plenty to offer: the dubious memorial competition Gehry won, the incompetent sponsoring commission’s reliance on federal largesse rather than private donations, and pervasive official cluelessness about Gehry’s ill-conceived, very expensive, and very unpopular design. His over-scaled $150 million theme park is a self-indulgent travesty of a tribute to the D-Day commander and 34th president. To be situated across Independence Avenue from...
  • The Mystery of how Famed Band Leader Glenn Miller died during WWII finally solved.

    05/22/2017 9:52:52 PM PDT · by Nelson Sloan · 54 replies ^ | 5/22/2017 | Military Corruption & Lt. Col. Hunton Downs
    Glenn Miller "mystery" solved. Alleged plane crash into English Channel was a lie. Truth finally told by retired Army officer on General Bradley's staff says his investigation proves Miller died in Paris in December 1944 - Hunton Downs tells that a Nazi spy in General Eisenhower's HQ betrayed Miller's mission to meet with German representative of anti-Hitler forces to bring early end to war in Europe. The 90-year-old Downs says famed band leader's nude body was dumped outside a Paris brothel.
  • Annual Message to the Congress on the State of the Union January 7th, 1954

    01/23/2017 7:05:55 PM PST · by Pelham · 6 replies
    Eisenhower Archives ^ | January 7th, 1954 | Dwight Eisenhower
    It is a high honor again to present to the Congress my views on the state of the Union and to recommend measures to advance the security, prosperity, and well-being of the American people. All branches of this Government -- and I venture to say both of our great parties -- can support the general objective of the recommendations I make today, for that objective is the building of a stronger America. A nation whose every citizen has good reason for bold hope; where effort is rewarded and prosperity is shared; where freedom expands and peace is secure -- that...
  • Concerned for Trump after talk of 'seriously' reforming entrenched Intel community and State Dept?

    01/21/2017 9:27:34 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 28 replies
    After the slap down in his inaugural address against the elites and picking a fight with the intel community and the military industrial complex in State Dept, I'm not quite sure if Trump truly knows or perhaps he does know how entrenched those career people are. Different presidents come and go but these people are there seemly forever and do what they want to do and will go around a presidents viewpoint and disregard what the President wants. Reagan had problems with them in 1980s and I fear that they may do dastardly things against President Trump . I'm not...