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Winston Churchill predicted the future -- many times

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Restless28, Dec 2, 2012.

  1. aircarver

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    Explains a lot about why Obamao banished the bust of Churchill from the White House ....

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    [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Last-Lion-Box-Set-Churchill/dp/0316227781/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1354462608&sr=1-4&keywords=william+manchester+churchill"]The Last Lion Box Set: Winston Spencer Churchill, 1874 - 1965: William Manchester, Paul Reid: 9780316227780: Amazon.com: Books@@AMEPARAM@@http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41qcTJfOdCL.@@AMEPARAM@@41qcTJfOdCL[/ame]

    Well worth the read. All three books. I'm talking excellent!
    Manchester was right. Churchill was THE Last Lion from Perfidious Albion.
     
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    He is one my personal hero's-England was lucky to have him.
     
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    Impressive and he was indeed a very great man.

    England was lucky to have had him as we all were. They don't make men like him anymore.
     
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    He was also the master mind behind the Galipoli Debacle.

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    Exactly, one hell of leader, not as good a strategist as he believed.
     
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  8. Baba Louie

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    Oh yeah. Maybe 12+ months or so with cooling off periods in between.

    Bits and pieces of his background at times enraged and surprised me. Speech impediment, he stuttered which I did not know. Family life sucked by todays standards.

    Gallipoli, right strategy, didn't pan out for several reasons. Anything to break up the western front stalemate and get supplies to Russia to help out on the eastern front... (til Lenin showed up there).

    Divvy up the mid east post WWI? (that I knew but did not know how deep his actions went) Lobbyist for BP (then Burmah Oil) to get them all of the Persian oilfields? Who knew? (talk about long term unintended consequences)

    If Great Britan did it or was there in the early 20th century, Churchill was somehow involved. Either behind the scenes or right up front. His feelings towards Ghandi... was one of those... he did WHAT?!?! who knew things? :wow:

    Those short guys (he stood 5'-6" or so and I bet he stretched the truth there a little bit)... always overcompensating :supergrin:

    Love him or hate him, he was a Lion the likes of which will never again occur there (UK) or here I fear. Same to be said of Theo Roosevelt perhaps. Maybe that's a good thing, dunno. My Dad told me he was a glory hound brutal mofo boozer of a leader.

    He was certainly no saint. But he was great. I remember watching his funeral as a kid