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How D-Day in Europe Would Be Reported Today

Subject: How D-Day in Europe Would Be Reported Today

We have reached a sad day concerning confidence in an unbiased press

In just two weeks it will be 61 years since D-Day in Europe. Because so
much has been said about today's media reporting, here is a repeat of an old
story:


HOW THE D-DAY INVASION WOULD BE REPORTED BY TODAY'S PRESS:

NORMANDY, FRANCE (June 6, 1944) Three hundred French civilians were killed and thousands more were wounded today in the first hours of America's invasion of continental Europe. Casualties were heaviest among women and children. Most of the French casualties were the result of artillery fire from American ships attempting to knock out German fortifications prior to the landing of hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops.

Reports from a makeshift hospital in the French town of St. Mere Eglise said
the carnage was far worse than the French had anticipated, and that reaction against the American invasion was running high. "We are dying for no reason, "said a Frenchman speaking on condition of anonymity. "Americans can't even shoot straight. I never thought I'd say this, but life was better under Adolph Hitler." The invasion also caused severe environmental damage. American troops, tanks, trucks and machinery destroyed miles of pristine shoreline and thousands of acres of ecologically-sensitive wetlands. It was believed that the habitat of the spineless French crab was completely wiped out, thus threatening the species with extinction. A representative of Greenpeace said his organization, which had tried to stall the invasion for over a year, was appalled at the destruction, but not surprised.

"This is just another example of how the military destroys the environment
without a second thought," said Christine Moanmore. "And it's all about
corporate greed." Contacted at his Manhattan condo, a member of the French government-in-exile who abandoned Paris when Hitler invaded, said the invasion was based solely on American financial interests. "Everyone knows that President Roosevelt has ties to 'big beer'," said Pierre LeWimp. "Once the German beer industry is conquered, Roosevelt's beer cronies will control the world market and make a fortune."

Administration supporters said America's aggressive actions were based in
part on the assertions of controversial scientist Albert Einstein, who sent
a letter to Roosevelt speculating that the Germans were developing a secret
weapon -- a so-called "atomic bomb." Such a weapon could produce casualties on a scale never seen before, and cause environmental damage that could last for thousands of years. Hitler has denied having such a weapon and international inspectors were unable to locate such weapons even after spending two long weekends in Germany.

Shortly after the invasion began, reports surfaced that German prisoners had been abused by American soldiers. Mistreatment of Jews by Germans at their so-called "concentration camps" has been rumored, but so far this remains unproven. Several thousand Americans died during the first hours of the invasion, and French officials are concerned that the uncollected corpses will pose a public-health risk. "The Americans should have planned for this in advance," they said. "It's their mess, and we don't intend to help clean it up."

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(NT) (NT) I wonder how D Day in Iraq is remembered in 60 years

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it will say

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thank fully the colition was here.
not the french and the other cowards who refused to help
seems reasonable huh jp
you would do good to try to have canada emulate the greatest country in the world

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greatest country in the world

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You want us all to be like China??

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It missed one very important aspect.

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It completely overlooked the legal viewpoint.

Perhaps a judge requiring the Secretary of Defense to explain US war strategy in his courtroom before ruling that the military is unconstitutional.

Also, the insertion of lawyers into allied commands to supervise their adherence to 'international' law. The lawyers, of course, would have veto power over all US proposals for military action.

Finally, General Patton would surely be a defendant before the International Court for war crimes.

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and let's not forget

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Greenpeace/Amnesty International telling the world that as they used 'natural gas' and no petro-chemicals were used in auschwitz, there is absolutely NO basis for accusing the nazis of ''hazardous work conditions for those workers who spent 18 hours a day -voluntarily btw- plying the ovens''


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(NT) (NT) What's your source for this Mark? You failed to post it.

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(NT) (NT) sheesh! ..................his inbox!
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(NT) (NT) my email geesh but thats the truth

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After further consideration I still find this very

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unconvincing. It fails to take into consideration the differences between US entry into each of the wars (the unprovoked attack of Dec. 7 versus our substantially unilateral decision to depose Saddam) and the difference in the attitudes in both the United States itself after 2 1/2 years of war and of Occupied Europe. It's a cheap polemic.

There is no parallel. Saddam for all his barbarity neither attacked the US nor supported so far as we know Al Qaeda. Most of Al Qaeda's funding appears to have come from Saudi Arabia, and its bases were in the Sudan and Afghanistan.

I am extremely happy to have him gone, and I think the Middle East will be better without him and probably much changed if any form of Democracy can be made to take root.

Just remember that there was significant opposition in some quarters to US participation in the Korean War and that both the rules and the assumptions governing news reporting in WW2 were substantially different than those applying to a nation which does not see itself in a life and death struggle (viz. Korea, the Dominican Republic, Viet Nam, Granada, Panama, and Iraq). There was significant fear (and risk) in the United States of isolation even if there was no risk of invasion in WW2 had the Nazis dominated Europe permanently, even if the US had defeated Japan.

Rob

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The post was merely demonstrating

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the ease with which the media could twist the truth of the situation... that an event like D-Day, which no one in their right mind can argue as being "unjustified," could be presented as an immoral intrusion upon the rights of another nation.
During any war, civilians will die, riots will occur, and there will be underground resistance from non-uniformed combatants. "Torture" will occur to interrogate enemy troops, and lots of stories about troops who cracked and committed crimes against the enemy will exist. Much of the difference is spin, and who is controlling the spin.
War is hell, and there has been nothing about our recent involvement that has shocked or surprised me, as there has yet to be an event that cannot be also shown to have occured even during our most "just" wars. Much of the complaints about the war found in the media and here on SE seem to be simplistic and naive. Nothing new has happened in this war. There is no shifting of attitude in the government and military away from our high ideals. Our government will commit immoral deeds in the name of protecting its citizens, just like it and every other government in the history of the world has. It does so to allow each and every citizen to sleep soundly at night.

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(NT) (NT) Well said!

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(NT) (NT) Did Hitler attack the US?

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(NT) (NT) werent our ships torpedoed?

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