Sixty Four years ago today, the War in Europe ended on May 8, 1945. My father and his crew had already flown their last mission over Germany and they prepared to fly their planes back to the States on their way to the Pacific. They refused to fly the first four planes they were assigned. None were sufficiently flight worthy to make the trip back, via Greenland. They made it home in the 5th one, landed in Bangor, Maine and waited on the West Coast for their orders to the Pacific.
Earlier that year in February, the Big Three Allied powers met at Yalta to decide the fate of post war Europe. Among the things they discussed were:
- The dividing up of Germany
- The formation of the United Nations
- German war reparations
- The entry of Soviet forces into the Far-Eastern front (Japan)
- The final, and most difficult issue, the future of Poland
Thus were the seeds of the Cold War sown. George S. Patton, brilliant General and Enfant Terrible of the European ground theater, was killed not long thereafter in occupied Germany, Franklin Delano Roosevelt died that April and Harry S. Truman was left to oversee the end of the War in the Pacific.
Sixty Four years later, those seeds have grown into trees whose branches comprise the world of geopolitics, and the world is now truly a global village, rendering more true than ever the ancient Chinese admonition that the air moved from the flutter of a butterfly’s wing is felt around the world. Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the “New World” are indeed on the brink of a “New World Order” so many have predicted, if not advocated, and the phrase “We Are All One” has taken on a new, fairly ominous meaning. As the current resident of the White House muddles on, taking America down a bit more each day, Tom Hayden’s review of Mark Rudd’s book on the days of Protest as they turned into days of Resistance raises questions indeed: not, of course, as to whether it is acceptable to blow people up a la Bill Ayers and Tim McVeigh, [who was most probably just another Jihadist’s dupe]–but, more importantly, when does the realization that Protest, which is directed at entities one believes will listen, turn into Resistance, which moves forward with the sad realization that a government no longer listens or cares about the sentiments of its citizens. Regardless of what one may believe about Hayden, Rudd or any of those old time revolutionaries, Hayden illustrates the difference and the turning point between that of peaceful protest and resigned resistance. Had they only known then what would be occurring those 40 years hence…
My father and so many of his brave fellow soldiers are gone now. I am almost relieved that they did not have to live to see the desecration of the Constitution and the Country they fought so hard and risked so much to protect.
Among other atrocities, under cover of “Flu Mania, “H.R. 1388 was passed yesterday, surreptitiously of course. By executive order, pResident Barack Obama has ordered the expenditure of $20.3 million in “migration assistance” to the Palestinian refugees and “conflict victims” in Gaza .The “presidential determination”, which allows hundreds of thousands of Palestinians with ties to Hamas to resettle in the United States , was signed on January 27 and appeared in the Federal Register on February 4. Few on Capitol Hill, or in the media, took note that the order provides a free ticket replete with housing and food allowances to individuals who have displayed their overwhelming support to the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in the parliamentary election of January 2006.
And, in case anyone may have forgotten some of these offenses in the onslaught, here is an itemized list of some of the worst of them since the coup “inauguration”:
- His first call to any head of state, as president, was to Mahmoud Abbas, leader of Fatah party in the Palestinian territory.
- His first one-on-one television interview with any news organization was with Al Arabia television.
- He ordered Guantanamo Bay closed and all military trials of detainees halted.
- He ordered overseas CIA interrogation centers closed.
- He withdrew all charges against the masterminds behind the USS Cole and the “terror attack” on 9/11.
- He is allowing hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refuges to move to, and live in, the US at American taxpayer expense.
www.thefederalregis ter.com/d.p/2009-02-04-E9-2488 <http://www.thefederalregister.com/d.p/2009-02-04-E9-2488>These important, and insightful, issues are being “lost” in the blinding bail-outs and “stimulation” packages.
And they wonder why the Tea Parties??! See tonight’s Glenn Beck on FOX at 5 PM EST. He’ll explain it. More and more states are getting fed up with the Federal government’s increasing attempt to violate the 10th Amendment…among other things…
Oh, and don’t forget the huge infusion of troops to Afghanistan…
Happy VE Day.