Monday, December 7, 2009
So today is December 7th. On this date in 1941 Imperial Japan attacked the United States, and we were cast into the sea of blood known as the Second World War.
The "Good War" they say.
Perhaps they should call it the "Necessary War". This because 'no' war can be good. Necessary because losing it would have handed the world, and history over to Nazi Germany, and the Empire of Japan. Yes it was necessary.
It's the only war till 9/11 that I would have fought in. In both cases we were attacked by forces that wanted us all dead. In the case of 9/11 our government at the time took advantage of our patriotism, embroiled us into a war against a people that never hurt us.
History will have a time figuring the first decade of this awful century out. ...good luck to them. I haven't a clue as to what the hell is 'still' going on.
Well other than we elected some guy to end the war, and he won't or can't.
Anyway the war of our fathers, and uncles began today back there, and we honor them for saving history from the bad guys.
(Btw, click on the photos above. It really was just regular guys. Indeed our father's, and uncles. Nah there's no blacks or browns in the shot, but they was there too.)
Hold on let me find some pix's.
These are some colored G.I.'s in a mobile anti-aircraft battery in Italy. Mr. Jefferies across the street form us on my boyhood block in Brooklyn was in one of these outfits in the south pacific.
Below is one the black tank crews in Patton's armored division during the Battle of the Bulge. War is the worst thing our species does to each other, and the Earth. I do not mean to glorify it.
However sometimes in extreme historic circumstance. G-d forgive us,..it may be necessary.