March 28, 2017 11:17 AM
A little ‘pithy’ but right on the money.
After watching Hacksaw Ridge this past week I’m inclined to believe if we drafted the current crop of “millennials” we would have failed in the pacific campaigns, they were brutal beyond description. Different generation and different philosophy.
Subject: What it takes to win…. ask an old Marine.
Got this from a Navy friend of mine…who has a Marine pal
“Unless you are willing to be as unreasonable and as brutal as your enemy, do not engage him in a conflict — because he will win.
WWII veteran over heard someone say, `You can’t bomb an ideology.’ This old leatherneck says it better:
“The hell you can’t — because we did it. These Muslims are no different than the [Imperial] Japanese. The Japs had their suicide bombers too. And we stopped them.
What it takes is the resolve and will to use a level of brutality and violence that your generations can’t stomach. And until you can, this shit won’t stop.
It took us on the beaches with bullets, clearing out caves with flame throwers, and men like LeMay burning down their cities, killing people by the tens of thousands. And then it took two atom bombs on top of it. Plus we had to bomb the shit out of German cities to get them to quit fighting. But, if that was what it took to win, we were willing to do it. Until you are willing to do the same…well I hope you enjoy this shit, because it ain’t going to stop!
Back then, we had leadership, resolve, resources and determination. Today we’re afraid to hurt people’s feelings….and worry about which bathroom to piss in!””
Amen! Well said!