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  • Truman Was Right About the CIA

    05/13/2021 11:10:27 AM PDT · by george76 · 64 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 03/08/2017 | Jeff Deist
    Say what you will about President Harry Truman, but at least he didn't leave the White House a suspiciously rich man. He also actually went home, to Independence Missouri, and moved into a modest house he didn't own. It was the same house belonging to his wife's family where he had lived with Bess (and his mother-in-law!) decades earlier. Flat broke, and unwilling to accept corporate board positions or commercial endorsements, Truman sought a much-needed loan from a local Missouri bank. For several years his sole income was a $113 monthly Army pension, and only the sale of a parcel...
  • 75 Years Later, It’s Clear Truman Was Right To Drop The Atomic Bomb

    08/06/2020 10:18:12 AM PDT · by DFG · 47 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 08/06/2020 | Joshua Larson
    On August 6, 1945, 30-year-old U.S. Air Force pilot Col. Paul W. Tibbets Jr. took to the sky in the Enola Gay, his Boeing B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber. His destination, the Japanese city of Hiroshima, was not an especially notable target. His payload, however, a single bomb nicknamed “Little Boy,” would change the course of history. True watershed moments in history are rare — the agricultural revolution is one such example, as was the Battle of Salamis, the advent of Jesus Christ, and the fall of Western Rome. Yet in the last 1,500 years, no two distinct epochs of time...
  • As in 1944, Democratic Running Mate Selection Seems Pivotal

    04/30/2020 3:33:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 30, 2020 | Cictor Davis Hanson
    Few Americans can remember past vice presidents such as Charles Curtis, Charles Dawes or Thomas Marshall. In more recent memory, almost no one can recall vice presidential nominees who lost such as William Miller, Sargent Shriver or Lloyd Bentsen. John Nance Garner served as Franklin D. Roosevelt's vice president for two terms (1933-1941), but he nonetheless described his eight years as "not worth a bucket of warm spit." Except "spit" was a euphemism used in place of Garner's profane slang for urine. Garner was edged out of the job when leftist Henry Wallace replaced him. But later, as World War...
  • Russian Collusion? Look to Joe Biden

    10/05/2019 10:19:48 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 12 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | April 10, 2019 | Trevor Loudon
    While President Donald Trump has been cleared of charges of Russian collusion, there is a better case of Russian collusion to be made against another U.S. leader: former Vice President Joe Biden. An investigation into Biden’s Russian ties is long overdue and urgent, as he is likely to declare his campaign for the Democratic Party presidential nomination sometime soon. While widely regarded as the moderate face of the Democratic Party, that perception might change quickly if more people were aware of his past work to further the interests of the former Soviet Union and Russia. Biden visited the Soviet Union...
  • Truman May Have Been the Proto-Trump

    06/08/2019 1:23:57 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 28 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    When Truman took office after Roosevelt's death in April 1945, he knew relatively nothing about the grand strategy of World War II. No one had told him anything about the ongoing atomic bomb project...But for the next seven-plus years, Truman shocked the country. Over the objections of many in his Cabinet, he ordered the dropping of two atomic bombs on Japan. Over the objections of most of the State Department, he recognized the new state of Israel. Over the objections of the Roosevelt holdovers, he broke with wartime ally the Soviet Union and crafted the foundations of Cold War communist...
  • April 11 in Military History: Buchenwald liberated and Apollo 13 blasts off

    04/11/2018 7:13:06 AM PDT · by fugazi · 4 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | April 11, 2018 | Chris Carter
    1918: 1st Aero Squadron pilots, equipped with the French Spad biplanes, perform the first American reconnaissance flight over enemy lines during World War I. 1945: At 3:15 p.m. a detachment of soldiers from the 9th Armored Infantry Battalion reach the front gates of Buchenwald concentration camp near Weimar, Germany. The emaciated prisoners give their American liberators a hero’s welcome. The Nazis incarcerated over a quarter million people in one of Germany’s first and largest camps, leading to some 56,000 deaths. The SS manages to evacuate many of Buchenwald’s prisoners before Patton’s Third Army can reach the site. The prisoners left...
  • Radical-in-Chief

    02/23/2015 8:08:47 AM PST · by Ray76 · 13 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | January 13, 2011 | Stanley Kurtz
    [I begin] with the story of a series of Socialist scholars conferences that Barack Obama attended when he lived in New York City between the years 1983 and 1985. And when I finally reconstructed what had gone on at these Socialist conferences that Barack Obama attended, I truly was amazed because what I saw was a kind of map of Barack Obama’s entire subsequent political career. It was at this Socialist conferences in New York in the mid-’80s that Barack Obama encountered the groups, the strategies, and the mentors who would guide him throughout his entire political career. [T]hese Socialist...
  • Truman Would Have Agreed With Trump On The CIA In Syria

    07/23/2017 1:18:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2017 | Ilana Mercer
    Said the President: "For some time I have been disturbed by the way CIA has been diverted from its original assignment. It has become an operational and, at times, a policy-making arm of the Government. ... [T]his quiet intelligence arm of the President has been so removed from its intended role that it is being interpreted as a symbol of sinister and mysterious foreign intrigue."This dire warning about the propensity of the Central Intelligence Agency to go rogue came from Harry S. Truman.Truman's call to "limit the CIA role to intelligence" was published in December 22, 1963, by the Washington...
  • Is Trump More Like Roosevelt or Jackson?

    01/22/2017 6:59:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 22, 2017 | E. Jeffrey Ludwig
    Inauguration Day 2017 has placed the U.S. on a new political and economic trajectory. President Donald Trump won the votes of the so-called Rust Belt, where workers and their children and grandchildren, who have been dispossessed and displaced by the economics of globalization, turned blue counties into red counties. Thus, in a legitimate sense, Trump's appeal to the "forgotten man" – so similar to Franklin D. Roosevelt's appeal to the same symbol – is valid. FDR's forgotten man was a composite of all those who were unemployed in the Great Depression who were "forgotten" in the sense that their plight...
  • Teddy, Truman and Trump

    04/03/2016 10:55:20 AM PDT · by kathsua · 10 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | April 3rd, 2016 | reasonmclucus
    I’ve thought for some time that America might need a president like Theodore Roosevelt or Harry Truman. They were strong larger than life leaders who played a major role in making the United States a strong world power. Donald Trump is the only current candidate who comes close to the personality of those two.
  • Rename the Racist Democratic Party (All hail the anti-racist racist Know-Nothing Party)

    12/03/2015 9:37:38 PM PST · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | December 1, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. Former Democratic President Woodrow Wilson may be purged from his alma mater, Princeton University. The old “Schoolmaster of Politics”, as he was known for his academic background at Cornell, Bryn Mawr, Wesleyan and finally president of Princeton U, has been thrown under the bus by its current president for being a politically incorrect progressive. Also known as a plain old racist. Woody was indeed a racist. Though even on his worst day he was still about 40% less racist than...
  • Why dropping the bomb 70 years ago was necessary, and why we need to be ready to do it again

    08/09/2015 10:16:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The National Post ^ | August 9, 2015 | George Jonas
    On the morning of Aug. 6, 1945, shortly after 8:00 a.m. local time, a lone American B-29 was conducting what seemed to be a reconnaissance flight at high altitude over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. At about 16 minutes after 8:00, the aircraft released an object over the centre of town. Attached to parachutes, the object floated down slowly enough to give the four-engine Boeing Superfortress time to turn and lumber out of the airspace. The atom bomb exploded at about 1,900 feet above the centre of Hiroshima. The devastation was cataclysmic. Immediate casualties, dead and injured, numbered approximately 115,000....
  • REMEMBER WHEN JON STEWART CALLED HARRY TRUMAN A WAR CRIMINAL?

    08/07/2015 10:37:28 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 8.6.15 | Aaron Goldstein
    Today is the 70th anniversary of President Truman’s decision to bomb Hiroshima. Today is also Jon Stewart’s final appearance as host of The Daily Show. Given the confluence of these two events, I somehow neglected to mention perhaps the daftest thing Stewart ever did during his 16 years host of The Daily Show in my rather brutal assessment of his intelligence and his comedic talents. Remember in 2009 when Stewart told Cliff May, president of the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, that President Truman was a war criminal because he dropped the bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki?
  • The Donald Phenomenon — Part One

    07/31/2015 10:02:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 7 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/31/15 | Ed Wood
    Ever since Donald Trump literally exploded onto the political scene, tens of thousands of words have been written by all stripes of political junkies trying to figure out just what do we have here. Is he a shoot-from-the-hip kind of loudmouth, as he is being made out to be, or is he perhaps the real thing? Is he the kind of true believer we haven’t seen since the days of Harry S Truman? A few of you may be old enough to remember that Ol’ Harry called ‘em as he seen ‘em. He publicly likened the smell of his political...
  • Democrats Change Name of Dinner To Honor Racist Harry Truman

    07/13/2015 1:46:06 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 7/13/15 | Patrick Howley
    The Missouri Democratic Party is changing the name of its annual “Jefferson-Jackson” fundraising dinner, deleting the names of slave-owning party heroes Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson. The party will instead honor avowed racist Harry Truman.Though the state party denied that the name change was due to racial issues, Democratic state Sen. Jamilah Nasheed, who has called for the name to be changed, said that it was probably due to race. Every state Democratic party holds an early-summer Jefferson-Jackson fundraising dinner. Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton recently attended the dinners in Arkansas and Virginia.But the Missouri party’s decision to instead name the...
  • The American Flag Daily: The Berlin Airlift

    06/26/2014 5:41:08 AM PDT · by Master Zinja · 3 replies
    The American Flag Daily ^ | June 26, 2014 | JasonZ
    On June 26, 1948, the first American C-47 cargo aircraft were launched to supply West Berlin in what would eventually be known as the Berlin Airlift, following the Soviet Union's closure of water and land corridors between the western Allies sectors of occupied Germany and Berlin. Planes from the American, British, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand and South African Air Forces would eventually participate in the Airlift, flying over 200,000 flights over the next 11 months before the blockade was lifted.
  • Photographs of East Germany Locations Captured Decades Apart

    05/08/2012 7:38:49 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 68 replies
    PETAPIXEL ^ | May 08, 2012 | Michael Zhang
    Photographer Stefan Koppelkamm first photographed East Germany in 1990 after the fall of the Berlin Wall but before the reunification. He revisited the same locations a decade later, and rephotographed them from exactly the same viewpoints to document the drastic social and economic transformations that came about during the time between the photos.
  • Berlin airlift anniversary marked (video at source)

    05/13/2009 6:16:05 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 568+ views
    (Planes flew a distance equivalent to flying to the moon and back 63 times) Ceremonies have been taking place in Berlin to mark the 60th anniversary of the ending of the blockade of West Berlin by Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. In 1948, Stalin cut off all land links into West Berlin in an attempt to force out British, French and US troops. Instead, the Western nations launched the biggest airlift in history to keep 2.25 million residents from starving. For the next 11 months, planes landed every two minutes, bringing in total more than 2.5m tonnes of supplies. Seventy-eight aircrew...
  • Germany Remembers Berlin Airlift

    06/26/2008 2:27:33 PM PDT · by Cecily · 20 replies · 160+ views
    BBC News ^ | June 26, 2008
    Germany has been commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Berlin airlift, when the Western allies kept the city supplied despite a Soviet blockade. Veterans of the airlift, many of whom are in their 80s and 90s, attended ceremonies in Berlin and Frankfurt. The American and British-led airlift lasted for more than a year, and involved planes delivering everything from coal to sweets. It was one of the biggest humanitarian air relief missions in history. "I find the courage with which this operation was carried out truly admirable," said German Defence Minister Franz Josef Jung. A small group of veteran airmen...
  • On the 60th Anniversary of The Berlin Airlift

    06/23/2008 6:10:09 PM PDT · by canuck_conservative · 21 replies · 103+ views
    National Post [Canada] ^ | June 23, 2008 | Scott Van Wynsberghe
    It was one of the most-amazing sights of the Cold War. By the hundreds, plane after plane thundered into the Berlin airports of Gatow, Tempelhof and Tegel, often arriving at the rate of one every three minutes. The supplies they delivered during the course of about a year sustained over 22,000 Western troops and over two million German civilians huddled in the ruins of the war-ravaged city. That the chief metropolis of a former, enemy nation could suddenly become a symbol of freedom revealed much about the strange, new era the world was entering. It also said much about the...