Patton's take on WWII

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    Who didn't predict Ike would run for President?
     
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    Four years is pretty quick for a war of that magnitude
     
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    Holy thread resurrections Batman !!

    Why don't you start a new thread instead ?!

    This one is old, tired, dead, and erroneous.

    Talk about something current, such as ...

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    There is more to wars than long or short there are casualties, many for the wrong purpose. Would you rather have a long war with few casualties or a short war with many casualties? To have a war with many casualties to satisfy a general's love of warfare is perhaps the most obscene. IKE and Bradley used Patton perhaps as best Patton could be used.
     
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    Frank is repressive in nature as Stalin; there would be no difference in how either would rule. Frank simply hates civil liberties.

    Patton saying DDE would be president means nothing, Frank, because we are talking about Patton being stupid enough to give the Russians the chance to kick his ass.
     
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    If Stalin had been in charge, the Allies would have invaded France in 1942 and had their heads handed to them by the Germans.

    Frank does not know history at all.
     
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    America spent 55 billion on lend lease with
    31 billion going to Britain
    11.3 going to the USSR
    3.2 going to France
    11,6 to China
    2.6 to other nations.
     
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    Jake swoons at the mere mention of his idol, Uncle Joe

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    "Pat Merle-Smith has told me of what took place during a second Berlin visit in the first week of September 1945. “The Russians were putting on a military review for all four occupying powers. [General Patton] was seated next to Marshal Zhukov and I, naturally, was with the standees a few rows below. I heard quite clearly what was said when some huge Soviet tanks passed by. ‘My dear General Patton, you see that tank, it carries a cannon which can throw a shell seven miles.’ Patton answered, ‘Indeed?’ Well, my dear Marshal Zhukov, let me tell you this, if any of my gunners started firing at your people before they had closed to less than seven hundred yards I’d have them court-martialed for cowardice.’ It was the first time I saw a Russian commander stunned into silence.”

    General Patton stuns Marshall Zhukov into silence - Nobility and Analogous Traditional Elites
     
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    True....but as relates to WWII and Patton, had his plan worked and the German Army in France eliminated in mid-1944, much of Europe might have been liberated rather than enslaved to the USSR, the Nazi prison camps liberated a year early, the persistent Allied bombings stopped a year early. All this would indicate thousands of lives saved and the suffering stopped.
     
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