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    G-Dub, baby!


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    Quote Originally Posted by BasilLongfellow View Post
    Hell, he got third!
    "The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." Ayn Rand

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    G-Dub, baby!

    They've been such good sports about us mangling their language and kicking them out of the colonies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nishioka View Post
    They've been such good sports about us mangling their language and kicking them out of the colonies.
    You know that can apply to the French too.
    "The smallest minority on earth is the individual. Those who deny individual rights cannot claim to be defenders of minorities." Ayn Rand

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    Did Ataturk make the short list because of Churchill's incompetence? Churchill spent much of WW-II arguing against the Normandy invasion and instead doing a near repeat and joining the Soviet forces in the east instead (fearing a repeat of the trench warfare in France).

    A man completely carried away with his own loquaciousness....

    The boondoggle that gave us "Dancing Matilda"...

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/9...-ever-foe.html

    Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881-1938) – 6 per cent
    Fought a tenacious defensive campaign at Gallipoli in 1915 which forced the Allied invasion force to withdraw. Displayed great leadership and tactical acumen, reacting immediately to the landing at Anzac Cove to launch successful counter-attacks, preventing his opponents from securing high ground.
    Matthew Hughes, from Brunel University, said: "Atatürkresisted the British-led amphibious landings and was the man at the front who stopped the enemy troops taking the peninsula, advancing on Istanbul and knocking Turkey out of the war."
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallipoli_Campaign

    Later in November 1914,
    First Lord of the AdmiraltyWinston Churchill put forward his first plans for a naval attack on theDardanelles, based at least in part on what turned out to be erroneous reports regarding Ottoman troop strength. He reasoned that the Royal Navy had a large number of obsolete battleships which could not be used against the German High Seas Fleet in the North Sea, but which might well be made useful in another theatre. Initially, the attack was to be made by the Royal Navy alone, with only token forces from the army being required for routine occupation tasks.
    First Sea LordJohn Fisher opposed the campaign and instead preferred a direct naval landing on the north coast of Germany, but Churchill won the argument.[15]

    Later...

    Churchill was demoted from First Lord of the Admiralty as a prerequisite for Conservative entry to the coalition; although retained in the Cabinet, he was given the sinecure job of Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, from which he resigned at the end of 1915, departing for the Western Front where he commanded an infantry battalion early in 1916. Asquith was partly blamed for Gallipoli and other disasters, and was overthrown in December 1916 when David Lloyd George successfully split the Liberal Party in two. Lloyd George formed a new government, in which Churchill, active in the House of Commons again in late 1916, was not offered a place; he was eventually appointed Minister of Munitions in the middle of 1917, although he was not a member of the small War Cabinet and no longer had the influence over war strategy which he had earlier enjoyed.
    The Dardanelles Commission was established in 1916 to investigate the failure of the expedition. Its final report was issued in 1919, concluding that the offensive had been badly planned and difficulties underestimated, and that government had exacerbated problems through its procrastination. However its censures did not damage careers measurably, further than they already had been.[35]


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