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« Reply #465 on: May 07, 2018, 01:05:20 am »

1763: PONTIAC'S REBELLION
          See "PzLdr History Facts" Archive, p.13

1915: THE SINKING OF THE LUISITANIA
           See "PzLdr History Facts" Archive, p.13

1945: NAZI GERMANY SURRENDERS
           See "PzLdr History Facts" Archive, p.1   
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« Reply #466 on: May 07, 2018, 11:58:38 am »

1957: The Death of Senator Joseph McCarthy

He has been maligned, vilified, and his name is now shorthand for political extremism against free speech, and unfounded attacks without proof, 'smearing' their target.  But McCarthy, the junior Senator from Wisconsin, energized the political right against the influence of, and spying by, Communists and their fellow travelers in the U.S. government, and, indirectly, on such institutions as Hollywood [McCarthy concentrated on the government]. His Waterloo was the Army Hearings he led, where Dwight Eisenhower used them to cut him off at the knees. McCarthy wound up censured by the Senate, with no ability to write legislation, co-sign legislation, or hold any committee appointments.

McCarthy was, however, correct about the Communists having infested the government. Eisenhower's destruction of him put that truth  beyond the pale, and like the "Swiftboaters", what he he said, and did, was stood on its head by generations of detractors. McCarthy is buried in his home state of Wisconsin, a man, who to this day, is unfairly maligned.

2011: Bye, Bye Bin Laden

On this date in 2011, a piece of offal was swept from the world at large, as Osama Bin Laden met a SEAL that neither barked, balanced balls on its nose, nor ate fish. He just killed him.

The mastermind of the 9/11 tragedy was found hiding in Pakistan, right down the road from a Pakistani military school, and in a nightie raid, his account was marked 'paid'.

But then for reasons I cannot comprehend [except by the explanation Barack Obama was the Commander in chief], his body was neither bathed in pig blood, nor fed to dogs, but was rather, given a Muslim funeral on an American aircraft carrier, as if he were a regular enemy combatant, instead of the murderous piece of sh*t he was.

That always got me...why give him a muzzie burial?  Obama of course. Of course the left did what they always do to a enemy...destroy them. They destroyed McCarthy and still do.
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« Reply #467 on: May 09, 2018, 10:42:42 pm »

See "PzLdr History Facts"  Archive, p.1: 'The Sichelsschnitt'


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« Reply #468 on: May 09, 2018, 10:53:01 pm »

He had been severely wounded at the moment of his greatest triumph - the surprise attack on the Union right flank at the Battle of Chancellorsville. Returning from a night reconnaissance while trying to determine the position of fleeing Union forces, LTG Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson was fired on by his own troops and hit some three times. Evacuated from the battlefield, Jackson suffered the amputation of one of his arms as a result of damage from his wounding. Taken to the rear, he developed pneumonia. and since pneumonia was such a fairly common cause of death, his attending physician was able to predict [accurately] that Jackson would die on a Sunday, a fact that pleased the deeply religious Jackson.

Jackson did, indeed die on a Sunday, with his wife present. his last words were, "Let us cross over the river, and rest in the shade of the trees"

Stonewall Jackson is buried in two locations. His body rests at VMI, where he taught before the civil War. His arm was buried with full honors near the site of his wounding.
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« Reply #469 on: May 10, 2018, 09:41:20 pm »

Didn't realize the HIndenburg was in USA when this happened. Didn't realize it could carry that many passengers.
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« Reply #470 on: May 11, 2018, 12:43:41 am »

See "PzLdr History Facts" Archive, p.2 - Yellow Tavern
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« Reply #471 on: May 11, 2018, 11:20:53 am »

He betrayed his country. As an Englishman, he betrayed his class. He betrayed his country's greatest ally, the United states. He sent hundreds of men to their deaths. and he died on this day, in Moscow, in 1988.

Harold Russell Adrian Philby was a child of privilege. His father, St. john Philby was a British archtype, the 'eccentric' Englishman. A member of the civil Service, he had converted to Islam, and was an Orientalist of note. His son, nicknamed 'Kim', for the Kipling character, seemed to follow the pattern for a young man of his class. he went to his father's public school, and then to Cambridge University. But, as Dylan would have said, "The Times they Are A 'Changin'".

The Cambridge Philby attended was rife with far left political groups - and rich pickings for soviet Intelligence.

By the time he graduated, Philby was a committed Communist. He traveled to Austria to help the Marxists fight the Dolfuss government. He married his first wife, a Communist, to get her out of Austria, and into England. and by the mid-thirties, Philby was working for the then NKVD.

Philby was one of the so-called "Cambridge Five", a constellation of Soviet 'sleeper' agents, all from Cambridge, most from the upper class [John Cairncross was the exception] who were recruited in college. their brief was simple. discard their outward Marxism, internalize it, blend in, and infiltrate the various pillars of British society that would furnish the most help to the U.S.S.R. So Donald Maclean, a classmate of Philby's, joined the Foreign Service. Guy Burgess joined the BBC. Anthony Blunt stayed at Cambridge as a talent spotter and recruiter, and then moved into British intelligence. John Cairncross wound up working on Enigma.

Philby, after a stint as a reporter, was recruited to MI6, the intelligence service, working his way steadily upward and inward. By the end of World War II, Philby led Section 9, and was bandied about as the eventual head of the service. He was then posted as liaison with the CIA, and FBI to the United States.

It was while there, that the train went off the rails. Philby became aware  that a Soviet spy in the British embassy had been 'made' in a general sense. that spy, codenamed 'Homer' had traveled from D.C. to N.Y.C. at least twice a month to see his handler, and his wife. 'Homer' was Donald Maclean.  To warn him that MI5 [British counter intelligernce] was closing in on him, Philby used Burgess, now with the Embassy, and living with Philby to warn Maclean, by getting Burgess sent back to England in disgrace.

But Burgess fled with Maclean, instead of just seeing him safely on his way. And coupled with other events in the recent past, suspicion fell on Philby.

While he was absolved by no less than Harold McMillan, Philby's rise in MI6 was over. He was let go.

The early '60s found Philby working as a reporter [and possible MI6 stringer] in Beirut. But the past reared its ugly head. A woman who Philby had tried to recruit before WW II for the Soviets finally blew the whistle on him, as did several others. MI6 sent the regional spy chief to interrogate Philby, who, surprisingly, confessed. But Philby asked for a week to consider signing a written confession. By the time the week was up, Philby was gone. Off to the Soviet Union, where, among other things, he seduced Maclean's wife, and worked as a consultant for the KGB.

Kim Philby died in Moscow in 1988. The only pity in that is that he didn't live long enough to see the fall of the Soviet Union. Philby was a miserable, egotistical, lying weasel, who betrayed his country, his friends, and hundreds of men he sent to their deaths. Good riddance to bad rubbish.
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« Reply #472 on: May 14, 2018, 01:24:29 pm »

Wow.....His arm burried different place. Didn't know any of this. Once again thank you so much for this history lesson PzLdr!!!
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« Reply #473 on: May 17, 2018, 02:55:17 pm »

Thank you PzLdr another one I knew nothing about!
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