Saturday Night Magazine September 1989 EISENHOWER’S DEATH CAMPS The last dirty secret of World War Two by James Bacque page 31 Call is callousness, call it reprisal, call it a policy of hostile neglect: a million Germans taken prisoner by Eisenhower’s armies died in captivity after the surrender.
The refusal to give ground in defense can be and often is fatal. If you must defend, then give ground where you can spare, and fight where you can achieve a superior concentration of force.
Alright, good point. Lets elaborate :3
When in a defensive position it can be important to make a feint. Whether it’s building up the appearances of forces in a location you don’t care about, or the appearance of troop movements to swell on a front that you’re not attacking. When it does come time to defend and fall back then you can ‘fall back’ to positions that you actually care about. It’s sort of an art of overextending one’s form like a snake and then recoiling back to reform in a way that’s not obvious. If you can strike in the right places (possibly using fire for older wars) then you have left venom…
Hell, most guirilla warfare could be seen as mostly snake tactics from a certain perspective.
When fighting from a purely defensive position it’s a matter of making your front line seem like hell, but having the hell be several lines back. I mean, if we’re talking military tactics then much of what we might talk about is heavily abstracted in terms of the united states.
My point is, what you said applies in many situations and is a good snippit to go by. I was just looking at some situations where it would apply, and how it would take share.
Can a blog have an OOC post on tumblr?
I would like to see every single soldier on every single side, just take off your helmet, unbuckle your kit, lay down your rifle, and set down at the side of some shady lane, and say, nope, I ain’t a gonna kill nobody. Plenty of rich folks wants to fight. Give them the guns.
As U.S. citizens began to move into the area in large numbers, further encroaching upon the Lakota territory, tensions increased and violence broke out, leading to the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1851. In that treaty, the U.S. agreed to respect the independence and sovereignty of the Lakota Nation. After repeated violations, another conflict known as the “Red Cloud War” broke out. After being defeated, the U.S. asked for another treaty which became the Fort Laramie Treaty of 1868. According to the terms of this second treaty, the U.S. was to abandon Lakota territories including the U.S. military forts that they built, and they were to keep U.S. settlers out of the Lakota territories.
Again, the U.S. violated the agreement by taking land and resources, setting up commerce routes and establishing railroads through the land belonging to the Lakota. In 1871, the U.S. decided to no longer sign treaties with the indigenous people. In 1874, led by George Custer, the U.S. conducted a military invasion of the Black Hills area of the Lakota territories establishing a military occupation of the land.
Strongheart Warrior Society leader Canupa Gluha Mani said local governments as well as the federal government have always collaborated to control indigenous lands and people. It is time for all oppressed people to throw off the chains of their colonial masters, he said.
“You don’t need colonial practices anymore. Return to the life way that you once had prior to signing treaties with this government. Enough is enough! They’ll probably kill me for talking like this, but I’m tired of being backed into the corner. I’m not a White man! I’m tired of using his language! The Great Spirit made me like this! If he wanted me to be a White man, he would have made my skin that way,” Mr. Mani told The Final Call.
“They lied to us all the time, and they have been lying in treaty after treaty, so now that unilaterally we withdrew from them, this is the only way we can get them to understand that we are sick and tired of their oppressive behavior, we are sick and tired of being lied to,” said Mr. Mani.
Frankly, I’m hard pressed to disagree with them. At no time did they do anything other than defend their land and way of life. If anyone has an argument as to why this is not within their rights please tell me.
This sort of history always draws to question the “principles” why which our country was founded on, and the “good old days” that people like to pretend existed. Granted, this all happened back in ‘08. I’m really curious as to what happened with all of this. I’ll be looking it up tomarrow… interesting stuff regardless. Raises a bunch of questions, no?
Great that there’s a story with sources…
it’s fucking horrible that there’s any story like this at all.
The CIA’s drone campaign in Pakistan has killed dozens of civilians who had gone to help rescue victims or were attending funerals, an investigation by the Bureau for the Sunday Times has revealed.
The findings are published just days after President Obama claimed that the drone campaign in Pakistan was a “targeted, focused effort” that “has not caused a huge number of civilian casualties”