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Postby s.xkitten on Thu Dec 21, 2006 4:47 pm

"I'm sick of hearing about the wounded. What about all the thousands of wonderful guys who are fighting this war without any of the credit or the glory that always goes to those lucky few who just happen to get shot."
-Frank Burns
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Postby war_bloodline on Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:10 am

"Magnificent! Compared to war all other forms of human endeavor shrink to insignificance.
God help me, I do love it so!"
- General George Patton Jr



"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country.
He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country."
- Attributed to General George Patton Jr
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Postby war_bloodline on Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:13 am

The best armor is staying out of gun-shot.
-Italian proverb

A nuclear war can ruin your whole day
- Unknown
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Postby Freetymes on Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:40 am

It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it. Gen. Robert E. Lee


Perhaps he understood how addicting Non-Hasbro approved Risk was going to be?!?
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Postby war_bloodline on Fri Dec 22, 2006 12:01 pm

lol, perhaps he did.
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Postby Drakkon on Fri Dec 22, 2006 3:00 pm

The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.
--George Patton--
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Postby DogDoc on Fri Dec 22, 2006 3:10 pm

Stopper wrote:I'm surprised no-one put this one in yet:

Major General John Sedgwick's last words at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, 1864:

"What? Men dodging this way for single bullets? What will you do when they open fire along the whole line? I am ashamed of you. They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist-..."


You beat me to it!!! :lol:
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Postby DemonHunter on Fri Dec 22, 2006 3:10 pm

War ends all problems. No man, no problems. - I don't remember who
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Postby P Gizzle on Fri Dec 22, 2006 3:31 pm

DogDoc wrote:
Stopper wrote:I'm surprised no-one put this one in yet:

Major General John Sedgwick's last words at the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, 1864:

"What? Men dodging this way for single bullets? What will you do when they open fire along the whole line? I am ashamed of you. They couldn't hit an elephant at this dist-..."


You beat me to it!!! :lol:



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Postby joeyjordison on Fri Dec 22, 2006 5:32 pm

some bush quotes (both junior and senior) and a couple of other but my favorites r all rumsfeld quotes:

"Reports that say that something hasn't happened are always interesting to me, because as we know, there are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns -- the ones we don't know we don't know." -Donald Rumsfeld

http://politicalhumor.about.com/cs/quotethis/a/rumsfeldquotes.htm

that site is fantastic. its got millions of classics from rumsfeld including:

"We do know of certain knowledge that he [Osama Bin Laden] is either in Afghanistan, or in some other country, or dead."

"We know where they are. They're in the area around Tikrit and Baghdad and east, west, south and north somewhat." –on Iraq's weapons of mass destruction

"Secretary Powell and I agree on every single issue that has ever been before this administration except for those instances where Colin's still learning."

"It is unknowable how long that conflict [the war in Iraq] will last. It could last six days, six weeks. I doubt six months." -in Feb. 2003
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Postby DogDoc on Fri Dec 22, 2006 7:13 pm

"To the U.S.A. Commander of the encircled town of Bastogne.

The fortune of war is changing. This time the U.S.A. forces in and near Bastogne have been encircled by strong German armored units. More German armored units have crossed the river Our near Ortheuville, have taken Marche and reached St. Hubert by passing through Hompre-Sibret-Tillet. Libramont is in German hands.

There is only one possibility to save the encircled U.S.A. troops from total annihilation: that is the honorable surrender of the encircled town. In order to think it over a term of two hours will be granted beginning with the presentation of this note.

If this proposal should be rejected one German Artillery Corps and six heavy A. A. Battalions are ready to annihilate the U.S.A. troops in and near Bastogne. The order for firing will be given immediately after this two hours' term.

All the serious civilian losses caused by this artillery fire would not correspond with the well known American humanity.

The German Commander."

"To the German Commander, "Nuts!" The American Commander."
---General Anthony McAuliffe, 101 Airborne, Dec. 22, 1945
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Postby everywhere116 on Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:36 pm

"I believe we have awaken a sleeping giant." ~ Admiral Yamamoto, after Pearl Harbor
"Disease, suffering, hardship...that is what war is all about."-Captain Kirk, from "A Taste of Armageddon"
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Postby war_bloodline on Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:04 pm

All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near. Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him.
- Sun Tzu, the Art of War

"The art of using troops is this:
......When ten to the enemy's one, surround him;
......When five times his strength, attack him;
......If double his strength, divide him;
......If equally matched you may engage him;
......If weaker numerically, be capable of withdrawing;
......And if in all respects unequal, be capable of eluding him,
..........for a small force is but booty for one more powerful."
- Sun Tzu, the Art Of War


"Regard your soldiers as your children, and they will follow you into the deepest valleys.
Look on them as your own beloved sons, and they will stand by you even unto death!"
- Sun Tzu, the Art of War
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Postby war_bloodline on Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:13 pm

Draft beer, not people
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"The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step, and a lot of bitching."
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[b]Catapultam habeo. Nisi pecuniam omnem mihi dabis, ad caput tuum saxum immane mittam.[/b]
I have a catapult. Give me all the money, or I will fling an enormous rock at your head
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Postby hawkeye on Sat Dec 23, 2006 2:48 am

If you see a bomb disposal technician running, try and keep up with him.

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Postby war_bloodline on Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:05 pm

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."
- Albert Einstein


"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."
- Napoleon Bonaparte

"Never do an enemy a small injury"
- Niccolo Machiavelli

"For the burned cities and villages; for the deaths of our children and our mothers; for the torture and humiliation of our people; I swear revenge upon the enemy… I swear that I would rather die in battle with the enemy then surrender myself my people and my country to the Fascist invaders. Blood for blood! Death for death!"
- Russian War Oath
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Postby KidTwist on Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:24 pm

This one has cost me a game or 3 but works more times than not. It's my MO.

"In case of doubt, attack."
Gen. George S. Patton

But I like this one. Jr. from the movie Platoon
"I'm too short for this shit."

Did somebody mention duality?
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Postby elcameron on Sat Dec 23, 2006 11:29 pm

Retreat hell… we’re just advancing in a different direction.
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Postby Machiavelli on Sat Dec 23, 2006 11:32 pm

Backglass wrote:
wcaclimbing wrote:Ender's Game


Classic book. I have an autographed copy!


Ender's Game and Ender's Shadow are both great books. I've also read Shadow of the Hedgemon and that was good too.

It's funny that I read this because I just finished Speaker for the (Ender's Game's Sequil) literally 5 minutes ago. Wierd
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Postby AAFitz on Sat Dec 23, 2006 11:50 pm

since the VP is such a VIP, dont you think we should keep the PC on the QT or the VP will end up MIA, and we'll all be put on KP

Robin Williams in Good Morning Vietmam!

also

He's in more dire need of a bjob than any white man in History

and

Ive been here for four months, and my best friend is the enemy..........THIS IS NOT GOING TO LOOK GOOD ON A RESUME

more

...we give the beer just a touch of formaldyhide for flavor

and lastly

today the weather is hot and wet, which is OK if you're with a woman, but no good if youre in the jungle....

barely war quotes...but they were in a war movie...hope that counts
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Postby glide on Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:09 am

USS Battleship to Cdn unidentified ship: "give way to starboard"
Cdn: "negative..USS...suggest you turn to starboard"
USS: I am a battleship...you WILL give way to starboard!"
Cdn: I am a lighthouse......your move.

(supposedly happened during WW2)
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Postby hawkeye on Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:12 am

Pre posted.
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Postby jay_a2j on Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:32 am

"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing"
- Edmund Burke


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"No bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country."
- General George Patton Jr
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