A NECESSARY TRIP
Donald R. Fox
I remember the old movie made in 1949 called “Battleground." Some may have viewed this outstanding movie about WW2 and the Battle of the Bulge. There is a brief talk near the end of the movie by the actor Leon Ames who played an Army Chaplain. With very cold and worn-out soldiers, the Chaplain starts off with the following, “Was this trip necessary?” “Trying to explain the reason for this necessary trip to Europe, to kill off a murderous political system that has already killed millions. Before the end, the tables turn in the Allies favor.” (Reference: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0041163/reviews-10)
As I viewed this movie and the words of the Army Chaplain, I thought as he spoke, we are in a like war. A war of godless bloodthirsty killing by Islamic fanatics who believe they are doing the will of their god. During WW2, Nazi, Germany was also doing the will of their god, Adolf Hitler. How very sad to accept and allow a deranged person, a religion or a like political power system that induces individuals to perform ungodly human slaughter thus creating of uncivilized mayhem.
There are many people alive today that have no knowledge of World War Two. From the period of September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945, the world was at war. The U.S.A. did not enter the war until December 7, 1941 at the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Movie stars, professional athletes and even men who served in WW1, and all other types of men and women volunteered to serve. We younger folks kept up with the war to the end. With the war ending, there was great happiness spread throughout the land. The Army of Occupation after the war stayed, supervising and controlling the past enemy until stabilization was met. Our end of the war plan worked. Our former enemies, both Germany and Japan are now our strongest allies. See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attack_on_Pearl_Harbor
Side Note: Our current governmental administration should have learned lessons from WW2. Because of baseless political promises, ill-advised decisions were made. You do not abandon, pull ground troops out of a nation that is not well-balanced and has a need for stabilization. Sadly, they did not follow lessons learned from prior USA military commanders and World War Two leadership from Washington, D.C. WW2 should have been the textbook for any future conflicts. We are now reaping the bitter fruits of our current poor leadership.
Let us go to the Chaplain’s question, “Was this trip necessary?” This question cannot be asked now. Our Chaplain could advise. We need to start our trip to destroy radical, blood lust Islam. Will the free world come to the aid of those who are being killed in this genocide? When our mission is completed, we can say this trip was necessary. God help us!
IS WAR NECESSARY SOMETIMES?
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.” (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 KJV)
“Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.” (Proverbs 20:18 KJV) “This, and a number of other proverbs, are oriented toward the decisions that would have been required of a monarch, such as Solomon. Christ might have had this in mind when he said, "What king, when he goeth to encounter another king in war, will not sit down first and take counsel whether he is able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand (Luke 14:31)?" (Reference: James Burton Coffman Commentaries on the Bible.)
NOTE: For information on Adolf Hitler see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolf_Hitler
NOTE: For further study see essay titles “ARMY OF OCCUPATION”, “CONSCRIPTION OR COMMONLY CALLED THE DRAFT”, “MINDSET OF WW II AND OUR CURRENT TIMES” AND “USA MILITARY STRENGTH” www.essaysbyfox.org