Friday, June 13, 2014
6/13-“THEY’VE GOT US SURROUNDED, MEN. DON’T LET ANY OF THEM GET AWAY!” Marine General “Chesty” Puller.
Military science argues that twenty-five soldiers who are motivated can hold a position better than 100, 75 of whom are NOT motivated. And what if zero of them are motivated? Welcome to Iraq! Too many folks look upn these “military sermons” as a kind of “Commencement speech” with a lot of vagaries,puffery, truisms and platitudes. Sorry. “Motivation is a solid, not a liquid or a gas. How else can we explain Finland with a population half that of Chicago repeatedly repelling the gigantic Russian Red Army in the Winter War of 1939? Or Israel’s victory in 1967’s Six-Day War in which Israel conquered territory THREE TIMES the size of Israel itself though outnumbered a hundred to one? Historian ROBERT RODRIGUEZ visits with Sara and Barry this evening to add historical buttressing to the importance of fighters knowing and believing in what they’re fighting for.
Posted by Sara Pentz at 4:37 PM