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Fri Oct 5, 2018, 08:22 PM

On days like these I remember the Battling Bastards of Bastogne, and Gen. McAuliffe's answer.

Seige of Bastogne


It was on the 22nd of December that General von Lüttwitz submitted the following demand for surrender to his American counterpart commanding the American forces in Bastogne, Brigadier General Anthony McAuliffe:

To the U.S.A. Commander of the encircled town of Bastogne.

The fortune of war is changing. This time the U.S.A. forces in and near Bastogne have been encircled by strong German armored units. More German armored units have crossed the river Our near Ortheuville, have taken Marche and reached St. Hubert by passing through Hompre-Sibret-Tillet. Libramont is in German hands.

There is only one possibility to save the encircled U.S.A. troops from total annihilation: that is the honourable surrender of the encircled town. In order to think it over a term of two hours will be granted beginning with the presentation of this note.

If this proposal should be rejected one German Artillery Corps and six heavy A. A. Battalions are ready to annihilate the U.S.A. troops in and near Bastogne. The order for firing will be given immediately after this two hours term.

All the serious civilian losses caused by this artillery fire would not correspond with the well-known American humanity.

The German Commander.

Shortly thereafter, McAuliffe sent the following communication to von Lüttwitz in response to the German demand:

To the German Commander.

NUTS!

The American Commander



We're Americans. We will never give up, never say die, never compromise with the forces of Fascism.

The Republicans have chosen to walk down a dark, dark road, and it seems for the moment they have won a minor victory.

They'll lose the war, I promise you. History is clear -- fascism fails, democracy prevails.

To the GOP: NUTS!

And may you rot in hell, you goddamned cruel-hearted traitorous gangraping baby-caging KGB-loving Nazi motherfuckers.

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Reply On days like these I remember the Battling Bastards of Bastogne, and Gen. McAuliffe's answer. (Original post)
byronius Oct 2018 OP
anarch Oct 2018 #1
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Hekate Oct 2018 #5
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Fri Oct 5, 2018, 08:27 PM

1. hear, hear!

These miserable scum are going to regret it.

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 08:27 PM

2. SO much this. N U T S !

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 08:27 PM

3. NEVER GIVE UP! NEVER SURRENDER!!!

 

And on January 3, the non-stop investigations begin!!!!

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Response to byronius (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 08:28 PM

4. Nuts! Kavanaugh's history has yet to be revealed,

but it's going to be over time, including the 100,000 hidden documents from his political era before the corrupt motherfuckers managed to hide evidence then in order to cram him onto the appellate court.

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Fri Oct 5, 2018, 08:31 PM

5. Kicking and saluting

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Fri Oct 5, 2018, 08:33 PM

7. "Go to sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep. Sleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep."

No thanks. Prefer to kick ass.

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Response to Name removed (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 5, 2018, 09:01 PM

8. I disagree.

We didn't ask for this fight. It was pushed on us.

Analogies to military history are quite apt. We are bloodied but not beaten. We may be bloodier yet but we will not surrender.

We shall fight and never surrender.

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