Great Sermon! - "The Soviet entry into the war played a much greater role than the atomic bombs in inducing Japan to surrender because it dashed any hope that Japan could terminate the war through Moscow's mediation," said Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, whose recently published "Racing the Enemy" examines the conclusion of the Pacific war and is based on recently declassified Soviet archives as well as U.S. and Japanese documents..
- He is quoted in Hasegawa's book as saying, "If we miss (the chance) today, the Soviet Union will take not only Manchuria, Korea and Sakhalin, but also Hokkaido. We must end the war while we can deal with the United States."
- "The Soviet attack changed all that," Charman said. "The leadership in Tokyo realized they had no hope now, and in that sense August Storm did have a greater effect on the Japanese decision to surrender than the dropping of the A-bombs."
- As the United States dropped its atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945, 1.6 million Soviet troops launched a surprise attack on the Japanese army occupying eastern Asia. Within days, Emperor Hirohito's million-man army in the region had collapsed.
It was a momentous turn on the Pacific battleground of World War II, yet one that would be largely eclipsed in the history books by the atomic bom
Great Sermon! What do you think of this, from judge Napolitano:
- The Free Exercise Clause guarantees individuals the lawful ability to practice their religion free from government interference. It does not permit those in government to use their offices to deny the rights of those who reject their beliefs. That is the lesson for Kim Davis.
China Regarding China's "unsinkable aircraft carrier" in the South China Sea, it is the South ***CHINA*** Sea after all, though the USG and many Americans would like to keep the entire Pacific Ocean an American lake.
Hypocrites in the American military "worry" about China's intentions - GET OUT OF THEIR BACKYARD!
Great Sermon! Regarding Ishmael, what is the evidence that he is the ancestor of Muslims, "Palestinians" and [all of that]?
There were millions of people in that region during that time - what happened to them?
Third-world? Kevin, not to miss the main point of the show but unless your understanding of the term is different from the rest us, none of the countries listed at 15:55 are third-world countries... including Russia.
Googling Slovenia or Hungary and clicking on images will suffice.
Czechoslovakia? That country hasn't been around for two decades and I drove through Slovakia (including its capital) this June and two years ago, in addition to going to Prague in the Czech Republic and I have no idea how you came to the conclusion that these are "third-world" countries. And neither were they under communism (I'm from Poland originally).
Slovenia was indeed a third-world country as part of Yugoslavia for which the term "third-world country" was coined, meaning a non-aligned country during the Cold War but these countries were never third-world in the sense the word is understood today.
Lincoln the Racist Some articles and excerpts:
Lincoln the Racist
(Or: Steven Spielberg, Call Your Office)
by Thomas J. DiLorenzo
"Who freed the slaves? To the extent that they were ever ‚Äėfreed,‚Äô they were freed by the Thirteenth Amendment, which was authored and pressured into existence not by Lincoln but by the great emancipators nobody knows, the abolitionists and congressional leaders who created the climate and generated the pressure that goaded, prodded, drove, forced Lincoln into glory by associating him with a policy that he adamantly opposed for at least fifty-four of his fifty-six years of his life."
Lerone Bennett, Jr., Forced into Glory: Abraham Lincoln‚Äô s White Dream, p. 19
Lincoln‚Äôs Greatest Failure
(Or, How a Real Statesman Would Have Ended Slavery)
by Thomas J. DiLorenzo
"Every other country in the world got rid of slavery without a civil war . . . . How much would that cost compared to killing 600,000 Americans when the hatred lingered for 100 years."
~ Ron Paul to Tim Russert on "Meet the Press" in 2007
Lincoln the Racist In 1861 President Abraham Lincoln waged war on his own people after declaring in his first inaugural address: "I have no purpose, directly or indirectly, to interfere with the institution of slavery in the States where it exists. I believe I have no lawful right to do so, and I have no inclination to do so."
Lincoln the Racist Some snippets that can be googled:
Abraham Lincoln made crystal clear in his letter of August 22, 1862, to New York Tribune editor Horace Greeley, he had not mobilized the armed forces to free the slaves, but only to prevent the seceding states from leaving the union: ‚ÄúMy paramount object in this struggle is to save the Union, and is not either to save or to destroy slavery. If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it, and if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that.‚ÄĚ When Lincoln brought forth the Emancipation Proclamation ‚Äďa document carefully drawn so that at the time of its promulgation it freed not a single slave ‚Äďhe issued it only because at that time it seemed to be a useful means for the attainment of his ‚Äúparamount object,‚ÄĚ preserving the union. The slaves, including those in states that had not seceded, were ultimately freed for good by ratification (at gunpoint in the former Confederate states) of the Thirteenth Amendment in 1865, which is to say as a ramification of the war, which itself had not been undertaken in 1861 in pursuit of this then-unforeseen outcome.
Another excellent, challenging show Great show, I'm sure it was challenging for many nationalistic type Christians out there.
Some more relevant commentary from Jacob Hornberger at the Future of Freedom Foundation:
An Open Letter to the Troops:
You‚Äôre Not Defending Our Freedoms
by Jacob G. Hornberger, May 31, 2011
Surprised I was pleasantly surprised at Doug's even handed commentary on US foreign policy, quite surprised. This is not something typically heard from American evangelicals, save Kevin Swanson.
Though I would urge some perspective on D-Day. Here's an article by Eric Margolis, writer and US military historian, and known as someone who does not like Russia.
GETTING TO THE TRUTH ABOUT WORLD WAR II
As my Southern Baptist pastor mentioned in a sermon, at the end, Hitler claimed that Slavs were the superior race, because they had beaten the Germans. Hitler knew where the fight was.
The fact is, Russia killed 75%-90% of all Germans in uniform.
WWII was between Russia and Germany, everything else was a sideshow in comparison. No slight intended.