‘ROBIN HOOD BRIGADES’: SYRIA’S ISLAMIST REBELS THREATEN TO CONQUER ISRAEL AND RECAPTURE MUSLIM CALIPHATE IN SPAIN
Syrian mujahid: We will move on. When, Allah willing, we cleanse Syria, we won’t stop there. We will continue to the Shebaa Farms and Kafr Shuba, and we will pass through the Golan Heights all the way to Jerusalem. And then…
Other Syrian mujahid: All the way to Persia.
Syrian mujahid: Then we will make an about-turn, cleanse Iraq, where there is still some filth. After we are done with Iraq, we will move on to Constantinople, and then Cordoba and Andalusia. That’s it. Now that we have weapons, we don’t intend to ever lay them down.
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This couldn’t be less relevant. I’d say it was a poor parallel, but it’s more like a non-existent parallel. Which is beside the point that you nicely assumed that all conservatives are male. And your subject/verb agreement needs fixing. And your point is either non-existent, poorly stated or just plain silly. Go reread some of the liberal logic 101 posts and try again.
OP forgets that the southerners during the Civil War were Democrats and the Northerners were Republicans. So if we draw this along today’s political lines we get the Republicans defeating the Democrats. lol
OP does remember that the political parties essentially flip flopped around the late 1800’s, as I do actually understand basic U.S. History. However, at the time the South (which, yes, was Democratic) was still conservative, as they were generally against abolition and promoted conservative ideas and policies.
However, the point of this argument isn’t to draw parallels between the political parties of the Civil War. It’s simply saying that the conservatives of today who want to secede from the U.S. (the “keep fantasizing about Civil War II) should refresh their memories on what happened during the actual Civil War… i.e. the state that seceded were pummeled.
The Republican party was founded in 1854, before the Civil War, by anti-slavery activists… So you’re flip-flop argument is a bit premature. The party was founded almost exclusively on anti-slavery rhetoric. Both parties were “conservative” by today’s standards, but just about everything was back then. But enough of that.
If point is to draw comparisons from then and now on the basis of secession, then that is flawed too. The southerners (Democrats lol) actually had good reason to want to break away from the US. In many ways the 10th amendment was being trampled over by the federal government over many issues, not just slavery. There were factories, ports, railroads, military assets as well as other things that were purposely built or placed in the north which essentially rendered the south powerless economically and politically. The slavery issue was just the spark that ignited a powder keg.
As for the southerners getting “pummeled”, they actually won most major engagements with the north for the first year to 18 months. They almost captured Lincoln and the White House early on which prompted Lincoln to frantically search for new military leadership as well as recall most of the military from the western territories. After the north halted the south’s charge northward, the south were in for a long fight which left many of their leadership either dead or captured. As good as Robert E. Lee was (and he was very good. he was offered command of the entire northern military by Lincoln, but refused to fight his fellow Virginians) he couldn’t do much without a chain of command and competent officers. The rest is history as they say.
As for today’s “secession movement”, it is just a way for disgruntled citizens to voice their frustration and concerns. I really doubt most of the people that signed the petitions actually fantasize about the Civil War or even want to really leave the union. They simply want it to be known that they do not agree with federal policies. It’s an act of civil disobedience… it’s “for show.” Nothing will come of those petitions and they know that. To say they want war is to miss the point of their argument.
Quick note: Ulysses S. Grant, hero of the Civil War for the north, was a Republican too. Some of his writings suggest he didn’t care if slaves were freed or not. Later, as president, he persecuted the KKK (started and run by Democrats), pushed civil rights legislation, peace with the indians and supported voters rights. He was a walking contradiction in many ways.
Sorry I got off on tangents, I really love history. lol
Brooklyn - Green-Wood Cemetery: Battle Hill - Soldiers’ Monument
The Battle of Long Island, which was fought on this spot in late August 1776, was the first for the Continental Army following the Declaration of Independence some seven weeks prior. During the engagement, 2,000 American troops under General William Stirling battled General James Grant’s British force, which was three times larger. Much of the fighting occurred across this ridge—hence the name Battle Hill. It is said that atop this hill a group of American riflemen were surrounded, shot and buried where they fell. Battle Hill is the highest natural point in Brooklyn, 216 feet above sea level.
The Soldiers’ Monument was erected in 1869, just four years after the end of the civil war, it commemorates the New Yorkers who served the Union during the Civil War. The monument honors the 148,000 New York men who fought “in aid of the war for the preservation of the Union and the Constitution.” It is curious that this monument, located in Brooklyn, remembers the men of New York, since New York at the time meant Manhattan. Although situated outside New York City, Green-Wood was considered an appropriate place for citywide monuments. The grim and realistic reliefs that grace the column depict the pain and agony of warfare. Surrounding the monument are four life-size soldiers.
It’s 2012. People still think the Civil War was about slavery.
Sadly, it’s probably the revisionist history that gets pawned off on children in school.
Iran confirms Quds force’s presence in Syria with Revolutionary Guards commander saying troops ‘helped prevent more massacres’
And funded by Russia
In a riveting interview on TruNews Radio, Wednesday, private investigator Doug Hagmann said high-level, reliable sources told him the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing for “massive civil war” in America.
“We have problems … The federal government is preparing for civil uprising,” he added, “so every time you hear about troop movements, every time you hear about movements of military equipment, the militarization of the police, the buying of the ammunition, all of this is … they (DHS) are preparing for a massive uprising.”
Hagmann goes on to say that his sources tell him the concerns of the DHS stem from a collapse of the U.S. dollar and the hyperinflation a collapse in the value of the world’s primary reserve currency implies to a nation of 311 million Americans, who, for the significant portion of the population, is armed.
Uprisings in Greece is, indeed, a problem, but an uprising of armed Americans becomes a matter of serious national security, a point addressed in a recent report by the Pentagon and highlighted as a vulnerability and threat to the U.S. during war-game exercises at the Department of Defense last year, according to one of the DoD’s war-game participants, Jim Rickards, author of Currency Wars: The Making of the Next Global Crisis.
Through his sources, Hagmann confirmed Rickards’ ongoing thesis of a fear of a U.S. dollar collapse at the hands of the Chinese (U.S. treasury bond holders of approximately $1 trillion) and, possibly, the Russians (threatening to launch a gold-backed ruble as an attractive alternative to the U.S. dollar) in retaliation for aggressive U.S. foreign policy initiatives against China’s and Russia’s strategic allies Iran and Syria.
“The one source that we have I’ve known since 1979,” Hagmann continued. “He started out as a patrol officer and currently he is now working for a federal agency under the umbrella of the Department of Homeland Security; he’s in a position to know what policies are being initiated, what policies are being planned at this point, and he’s telling us right now—look, what you’re seeing is just the tip of the iceberg. We are preparing, we, meaning the government, we are preparing for a massive civil war in this country.”
“There’s no hyperbole here,” he added, echoing Trends Research Institute’s Founder Gerald Celente’s forecast of last year. Celente expects a collapse of the U.S. dollar and riots in America some time this year.
Since Celente’s ‘Civil War’ prediction of last year, executive orders NDAA and National Defense Resources Preparedness were signed into law by President Obama, which are both politically damaging actions taken by a sitting president.
And most recently, requests made by the DHS for the procurement of 450 million rounds of hollow-point ammunition only fuels speculation of an upcoming tragic event expected on American soil.
These major events, as shocking to the American people as they are, have taken place during an election year.
Escalating preparatory activities by the executive branch and DHS throughout the last decade—from the Patriot Act, to countless executive orders drafted to suspend (or strip) American civil liberties “are just the beginning” of the nightmare to come, Hagmann said.
He added, “It’s going to get so much worse toward the election, and I’m not even sure we’re going to have an election in this country. It’s going to be that bad, and this, as well, is coming from my sources. But one source in particular said, ‘look, you don’t understand how bad it is.’ This stuff is real; these people, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), they are ready to fight the American people.”
TruNews‘ Wiles asked Hagmann: who does the DHS expect to fight, in particular? Another North versus South, the Yankees against the Confederates? Hagmann stated the situation is far worse than a struggle between any two factions within the U.S.; it’s an anticipated nationwide emergency event centered on the nation’s currency.
“What they [DHS] are expecting, and again, this is according to my sources, what they’re expecting is the un-sustainability of the American dollar,” Hagmann said. “And we know for a fact that we can no longer service our debt. There’s going to be a period of hyperinflation … the dollar will be worthless … The economic collapse will be so severe, people won’t be ready for this.”
The Civil War is not the War of Southern Independence, it’s the War of Northern Aggression.
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