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Audie Murphy is cool. He won the MOH after getting so mad he went ape sh*t on the Germans. If he did that today liberals would insist he be charged with war crimes. He was too light to enlist, good thing there was a war huh?
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Why would liberals insist he be charged with war crimes? There was nothing criminal about it. His company was attacked by German tanks and infantry and what he did was heroic. I don't understand the need to politicize it. (Murphy was a registered Democrat at the time of his death, for what it's worth.)

Here's the official citation of the circumstances that resulted in his being awarded the Medal of Honor:

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Second Lt. Murphy commanded Company B, which was attacked by six tanks and waves of infantry. 2d Lt. Murphy ordered his men to withdraw to a prepared position in a woods, while he remained forward at his command post and continued to give fire directions to the artillery by telephone. Behind him, to his right, one of our tank destroyers received a direct hit and began to burn. Its crew withdrew to the woods. 2d Lt. Murphy continued to direct artillery fire, which killed large numbers of the advancing enemy infantry. With the enemy tanks abreast of his position, 2d Lt. Murphy climbed on the burning tank destroyer, which was in danger of blowing up at any moment, and employed its .50 caliber machine gun against the enemy. He was alone and exposed to German fire from three sides, but his deadly fire killed dozens of Germans and caused their infantry attack to waver. The enemy tanks, losing infantry support, began to fall back. For an hour the Germans tried every available weapon to eliminate 2d Lt. Murphy, but he continued to hold his position and wiped out a squad that was trying to creep up unnoticed on his right flank. Germans reached as close as 10 yards, only to be mowed down by his fire. He received a leg wound, but ignored it and continued his single-handed fight until his ammunition was exhausted. He then made his way back to his company, refused medical attention, and organized the company in a counterattack, which forced the Germans to withdraw. His directing of artillery fire wiped out many of the enemy; he killed or wounded about 50. 2d Lt. Murphy's indomitable courage and his refusal to give an inch of ground saved his company from possible encirclement and destruction, and enabled it to hold the woods which had been the enemy's objective.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audie_Murphy
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Because he didn't offer his understanding to the Germans and explain ti them that not all Nazis were bad and as such say he would stop his Aggression and allow the Germans to retreat while Audie tried to understand their belief system.
Why the mear fact they called the Germans the enemy bis hate speach, only a small % of Germans are bad the rest were following cultural beliefs.
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On 2012-07-21 03:22, MagicSanta wrote:
Because he didn't offer his understanding to the Germans and explain ti them that not all Nazis were bad and as such say he would stop his Aggression and allow the Germans to retreat while Audie tried to understand their belief system.
Why the mear fact they called the Germans the enemy bis hate speach, only a small % of Germans are bad the rest were following cultural beliefs.


You change German to Nazi and I'll agree. Smile
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You sure? Looks like at one point I used Nazi rather than Germam. Change it how you like though.
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Uh oh, your going to stir up the apologist's for America. We are the evil ones that are causing all the problems!

Example: When the terrorists in the Afghani army turned on the Americans soldiers who were training them, it became our fault the soldiers were getting assassinated because as the liberal media put it, we shouldn't be there in the first place.

Same with when they accidentally burned the Koran, liberal media had the soldiers backs there huh?
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Hi Bob,

Audie Murphy is a great example. Another might be Alvin York, who when he was initially in training, felt that he was a "conscientious objecter," who while willing to die for his country, did not think he could carry a weapon, or kill any enemies. His C.O. gave him a 2-week pass to go back to Tennessee and pray on it, offering him a discharge if he just couldn't do it. He decided to return to camp, and you probably know the rest of the story. (The recent discovery and recovery of 20 .45 ACP cases that probably came from his most famous exploit is a fascinating example of modern archaeological thinking and technique.)

I'd also mention the incredible heroism of Desmond Doss. Don't want to spoil anyone's discovery of his example, if you don't know about Desmond Doss, look it up!
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You sure? Looks like at one point I used Nazi rather than Germam. Change it how you like though.


That you did, that you did. Smile

Missed it.

Change Nazi to Mohammedians, I'll agree more.
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The myth of the liberal media has been debunked so many times that I'm amazed that some still believe it.

http://makethemaccountable.com/myth/LiberalMedia.htm
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That "Liberal media" propaganda, touted by the conservatives, is proof that if you say it longer and louder than anyone else, then it will eventually become believed as truth.

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Absolutely. From the article I referenced in my last post:

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“The biggest lie fed the American people by conservative pundits is that the United States is dominated by the ‘liberal media.’ As if Rupert Murdoch, Michael Eisner, General Electric, Time-Warner AOL and Viacom are owned and operated by liberals.

“Not only are these folks ultra-conservatives, but the people they hire to voice their opinions are so far to the right, they give independent journalism a dirty name.”
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That first paragraph almost made me spit coke all over my screen.

Thanks for that link.

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Mohamamedian? People who do Islamic stand up?
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Mohamamedian? People who do Islamic stand up?


Sumthin' like that... Smile

That's what they really are, followers of Muhammad.
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Oh...well if they pass the physical they can join the infantry.
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On 2012-07-21 14:03, MagicSanta wrote:
Oh...well if they pass the physical they can join the infantry.


The League of Shadows they are. Smile
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