Saturday, January 27, 2018

Impossible Wars

A young WWI soldier crying with his face in his hands. Impossible Wars.
History is littered with wars which everybody knew would never happen. 
-Enoch Powell, 1967 
Powell, a professor of ancient Greek at twenty-five, a brigadier in his early thirties during WWII, and a British politician, he was known for his anti-immigration rhetoric and pointed to America as an example of ruinous civil rights legislation and immigration policy. 
The Stephen Miller of his day . . . 
Stephen Miller, pro-white Trump advisor and the embodiment of odious

but with speaking skills . . . 
Stephen Miller, extreme white only advisor to Trump and apparently horrible human.
and the ability to appear semi-lucid.
WWI British 55th Division. Line of injured soldiers. The result of chemical warfare 1918.  Impossible Wars.
A few quotes about war that were incredibly wrong . . . 
Publicity picture. American corporal aims a Colt M1895 atop a Sri Lankan elephant. 1914. Impossible Wars.

It will make war impossible. 
- Hiram Maxim (invented the machine gun), 1893

WWII British Soldier in Battledress Prays in Westminster Cathedral

My good friends, this is the second time in our history that there has come back from Germany to Downing Street peace with honor. 
I believe it is peace for our time. 
Now I recommend you to go home and sleep quietly in your beds. 
- British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, 1938
Young black soldier with playing cards strapped to his helmet. Vietnam War. Impossible Wars.
We are not about to send American boys 9 or 10,000 miles away from home to do what Asian boys ought to be doing for themselves. 
- President Lyndon Johnson, 1964

Marconi wireless equipment in the trenches during World War One. Impossible Wars.
The coming of the wireless era will make war impossible because it will make war ridiculous. 
- Guglielmo Marconi (invented the wireless telegraph), 1912
Two US infantrymen in Geich, Germany, December 1944. Impossible Wars.
I have said this before, but I shall say it again and again and again: Your boys are not going to be sent into any foreign wars. 
- President Franklin Roosevelt, 1940
1970s PC North Korea Mansoudae Artistic Troupe Dance Girl In Uniform "Snowing". Impossible Wars.
The only thing a country can do with nuclear weapons is use them for a deterrent. And that makes for internal stability, that makes for peace, and that makes for cautious behavior. 
- Kenneth Waltz, (founder of Neorealism, an international relations theory and veteran of World War II and the Korean War), 2005
P-15 - North Korea Victory Day 2013. Impossible Wars.
A quote about war, that I hope is right, but is probably more optimistic than realistic . . . 
Trump, thumbs up while speaking on the USS Gerald Ford
I provide advice to the president, he will tell me what to do, and if it's illegal, guess what's going to happen? 
I'm going to say, 'Mr. President, that's illegal.'  
And guess what he's going to do? 
He's going to say, 'What would be legal?'
 And we'll come up with options, with a mix of capabilities to respond to whatever the situation is, and that's the way it works. 
It's not that complicated. 
- Air Force Gen. John Hyten, (head of U.S. Strategic Command), 2017

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