WAR from 1900 to 2000, and Veterans rights.
Who puts vets in harms way? And why don’t they do something for vets?
Since as early as World War One, veterans have never had the support, caring, or respect, they deserve.
And you be surprised who or which group of elected officials is the least likely to support vets, or the military.
WORLD WAR ONE Veterans:
Bonus Army March in Washington in the summer of 1932. At the end of World War One, which was organized because the Crash of 1929 wiped out many veterans’ savings and jobs, forcing them out into the streets. Groups of veterans began to organize and petition the government to pay them their cash bonus, which had been held up since being separated after the war. By the end of May 1932, over 3,000 veterans and their families had made their way to Washington D.C.
Most of them lived in a collection of makeshift huts and tents on the mud flats by the Anacostia River outside of the city limits. In June, the Patman Bonus Bill, which proposed immediate payment of the veterans’ cash bonuses, was debated in the House of Representatives. There was stiff resistance primarily by the controlling party in both houses of congress.
The weather and the rhetoric grew hotter, concern grew that the Bonus Army Marchers could cause widespread civil disorder and violence. There were scuffles with the police and some Senators’ cars were stoned by unruly crowds of veterans.
On July 28, 1932, two veterans were shot and killed by policemen in a riot at the bottom of Capitol Hill. This provided the final stimulus. The controlling party of both houses forced the President of the U.S. to order Ralph Furley, the Secretary of War, to tell General
Douglas Macarthur, then the Army Chief of Staff, that he wished the Bonus Army Marchers evicted from Washington. Troops from nearby Fort Myer and Washington were ordered in to remove the Bonus Army Marchers from the streets by force.
One battalion from the 12th Infantry Regiment and two squadrons of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment (under the command of Major George S. Patton, who had taken over as second in command of the Regiment less than three weeks earlier) concentrated at the Ellipse just west of the White House. At 4:00 p.m. the infantrymen donned gas masks and fixed bayonets, the cavalry drew sabers, and the whole force (followed by several light tanks) moved down Pennsylvania Avenue to clear it of people.
In the finale outcome few to no World War One vet received assistance, and were not given the care for gas poison used during the war.
The CONTROLLING PARTY of both congressional houses? DEMOCRATS
WORLD WAR TWO (The beginning)
In August 1941 U.S. and Foreign Intelligence sources briefed the then President of the U.S. that a large Japanese Naval Fleet had formed, and was sailing toward the U.S. The president ordered the information suppressed, and not to be circulated.
Again in September, October, and November of 1941, intelligence sources continued to brief the President on the strength, and where about of the Japanese Naval Fleet. The intelligence community insisted and advised that the fleet was heading directly to the Hawaiian Islands.
The President again ordered the information to be suppressed, and NO action was to be taken.
On December 7th, 1941, the Japanese fleet attacks Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Who sat as U.S. President? Roosevelt, DEMOCRATS
Ending WORLD WAR TWO in the Pacific:
The time to surrender had come, the Japanese government sent a peace offer and surrender through neutral Sweden, Soviet Union, and Switzerland as early as May 1945.
Again in July 28, 1945 the Japanese government issued a carefully worded response to the
Both offers were hand delivered to the President of the United States by both Sweden, and Switzerland. The Soviet Union embraced the surrender, and it was discussed with the U.S. President.
The U.S. President chose to ignore the unconditional surrender of the Japanese. The president also chose to move forward with his plan to open a new form of weapon and war.
Ordering first the bombing of Hiroshima, in August 1945, and the the second bombing of Nagasaki, the U.S. President unleashed Atomic war on the world.
Who sat as U.S. President? Harry S. Truman, DEMOCRATS
KOREA, the war every one wants to forget.
An agreement was reached between the two occupying forces (U.S. and U.S.S.R.) splitting the country in half at the 38th parallel. The Russians withdrew its troops in 1948, turning the government over to North Korea to run the country. On orders of the president of the U.S., American troops remained in South Korea in hopes it would antagonize the North Koreans into a war. The then president acted with out the consent of congress, as all previously war engagements required.
In the early hours of June 25th 1950, North Korea sent its troops across the border in a massive attack on South Korea. The South Korean, and U.S. troops on the border were overrun and destroyed, and very quickly the Communists were on their way to the South Korean Capitol of Seoul.
The country with the nearest military units was the U.S. with forces in Japan, and on the 27th of June 1950, of the President ordered U.S. Air Force and Naval units to assist South Korea. Again without the benefit of approval or agreement of the congress of the U.s. On the 28th June 1950 the North Koreans entered and captured Seoul, and two days later the U.S. President authorized the use of American ground forces to help South Korea, continuing his disregard for the approval, or agreement of the U.S. congress.
The war that was given the ridiculous name of "Police Action" was starting in earnest, war is always war.
These men were poorly trained and ill equipped to fight a war. The U.S. military had badly fallen apart since 1945 thanks to a government that largely ignored their needs, and training. Once again young Americans paid the price with their blood because of the folly of our politicians who ignored the lessons of the past that if you ignore your military there will someday be hell to pay. One of the deadliest war in history, it took many lives in such a short span of time of three years
Even after all these deaths, maiming, and injuries to young U. S. men and women, the conflict isn’t completely resolved in Korea. There are still American troops stationed in South Korea, as of the year 2009.
The Korean War has never been settled or resolved. Currently there is only a Cease Fire, and conferences go on to resolve the war.
The then president of the U.S. involved the American troops primarily on the encouragement of certain close friends, and associates, along with Congressional leaders, who had their own, or friends who had an interest in the war, and Korea. The Korean war would eventually benefit a number of top ranking congressional leaders, along with the U.S. President.
Who sat as U.S. President? Harry S. Truman, DEMOCRATS
In the early 1950’s troops were ordered to Vietnam, to assist the South Vietnam government, thus the beginning of the longest war the U.S. has ever fought. It ended in the early 1970’s under a Republican administration.
The USA history for the 20th Century has been one of war, war, and more war. Much of it unjustified. And in each case the veterans paid, and paid dearly. There has little or limited aid for physical and psychological injuries. The people of the USA have done little to aid veterans. We have the hignest number of homeless vets, the highest number of suicides, and the highest number of drug addition in vet, in the entire world.
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