De Gaulle urges resistance in occupied France, Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan

We applauded the French who raised arms against their occupiers.June 18 marked the 70th anniversary of the Free-French General de Gaulle’s famous 1940 radio address when he urged occupied France to resist because victory over their invaders would be inevitable. Does the western media commemorate de Gaulle’s message without an inkling of irony?
Of course, today’s occupied peoples cannot be offered the same assurance, that help is on its way. Just as Europe was overwhelmed by Hitler’s superior force, de Gaulle knew that US industry would trump that. There will be no white knight to rescue Iraq and Afghanistan, but “L’Appel du 18 Juin,” celebrated in 2010, reaffirms every people’s right to resist foreign invaders. And not nonviolently.

General Petain, leader of France’s Vichy government, was forever condemned for surrendering France and collaborating with the Germans. But he too knew that US industrial might, and its unlimited resources, ensured an allied victory. Petain can be thanked for sparing French cities the excessive ravages of war. Most of France’s historical architecture survived WWII because Petain played along with the occupiers. But France is free today thanks to the resistance.

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5 Responses to De Gaulle urges resistance in occupied France, Palestine, Iraq and Afghanistan

  1. Avatar Pilarerecto says:

    Published today….

    ‘US troops are training Mexican troops at Peterson AF Base.’

    ‘According to Mexican newspaper reports confirmed by SEDENA (Mexico’s National Defense Ministry) and the U.S. military, the U.S. Northern Command is training the Mexican military in counterinsurgency tactics used by the U.S. military in Afghanistan and Iraq.

    The U.S. Northern Command (NORTHCOM), headquartered at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado, is the military command responsible for homeland defense efforts. NORTHCOM has an area of responsibility that includes the continental U.S., Alaska, Canada, Mexico, and surrounding waters out to approximately 500 nautical miles, including the Gulf of Mexico and the Straits of Florida.

    The counterinsurgency programs being taught have been used to dismantle insurgent networks in Afghanistan and Iraq, and are applicable in the fight against the drug cartels in Mexico according to NORTHCOM

    For two years now the U.S. military has been sending on average 20 teams annually into Mexico.The teams are comprised of 4 to 5 soldiers who travel into Mexico on short missions to provide training without participating in field operations….’

  2. Avatar Pilarerecto says:

    continues but you don’t know where, Eric!

    and don’t ask for my help in making your shitass blog any better than it can be with the current combo of DP liberals

  3. Eric Eric says:

    Tony, we are now going to shut you out, whether or not you’re bringing up the tired DP slander.

    When you wrote for NMT, you had rein to write whatever you wanted, EXCEPT to keep trying to cut the other voices off. What a wanker, the best you could do was tell everyone what they couldn’t do.

    Now I get sick to my stomach having to read your comments with a dreadful apprehension that you’ll just keep taking personal pot-shots. You don’t really have anything to add subject-wise to make it worth the risk. I’m disappointed in myself that the things you bring up, still insult me.

    So we’ll just shut you out. We’re doing you a favor really, because every time you go on an anti-DP diatribe, you look like a loon, and when you belittle Jonah’s thoughtful prose, you make yourself look pretty small minded.

    I don’t much care about your assessment of me, or local activists. I’ve had my fill of them, mostly cowards, pious prigs, or the misguided. You’re just an asshole.

    I’ve been setting my sights further afield, and I enjoy the national organizers which NMT and upcoming ventures will be tied into.

  4. Avatar Pilarerecto says:

    What you call being an asshole is simply my rejection of your lousy backhanded pro Democratic Party politics, Eric.   I haven’t ‘slandered’ you at all.   The thing about each and every one of you I Gotta Vote DP people is that you all have your own styles.   Rita has one style, Jonah another, Marie another,  Pattie another, The Durlands another, Stephen Saint another, Mark Lewis yet another, Ed another, Dennis another, and YES, you too, Eric Verlo… another.    But you’re all DP liberals.

    Your own style is to mix in a personal obsession with ‘exposing’ the Jewish conspiracy, a desire to mix it up with the cops, and your pretense of being more discerning and beyond the more submissive DP lover types like Ed and Jonah.    Still, though your mix is slightly different than that of the others, it’s still I’ll stay with the DP crowd approach all the way, though a bit slyer about how you go about branding yourself!   

    So call me a wanker for all you want, I simply know where you’re coming from, Eric.   You don’t want a blog that continually blasts the Democratic Party, because all your friends, family, and associates still hang that way…. minus me.   With me, you simply had somebody who wasn’t going to direct all my fire at Republicans all the time, which is what you love about Jonah.   You adore him in fact, because he does the dirty work of getting labeled as a DP suck ass, while you get to posture as Mr Big Radical.   Me, you just censure.   You have no political ability to deal with anybody other than the real idiots that you go after from time to time. 

    ‘What a wanker, the best you could do was tell everyone what they couldn’t do.’

    No, not at all.   I simply did not want to be identified with the DP sales machine that you and Jonah now have going.   And I’m adamant about that, and I’m not going to allow your own dishonest personal approach to calling ME names to just stay lazily onboard the lame ship of the current NMT.   Now that Bush is gone, I see how utterly limited your ‘radicalism’ really has been, much the same as is true with the J$P, Mark, the ACLU, Dennis, etc.   And for the exact same reasons.   

    You are all ultimately unable to do anything except wait for the next savior politician to walk forth out of the DP to rally around.   Meanwhile the NMT site just gets shallower, sillier, and more wasteful of energies put to better use.   You are part of ‘their tribe’ and good riddance to you 2, Buddy.   You are the real wanker here when it comes to politics in Colorado Springs.   Not I, especially since I got myself out of being just seen as part of Eric’s misshapen orbit.  (God I hate that word wanker.   Only the littlest wankers like yourself, Eric, ever pull it out to use it to try to use with their name calling.)   None of you Dpers are doing anything now anyway.   It’s like being in solitary confinement with only John Weiss and Poor Richard and Eric/Mark Lewis/Verlo types in this locale.   

  5. Eric Eric says:

    Tony Pilerecto- Curiously, you seem to exclude only yourself from the ranks of so-called DP-hacks…

    But you clearly have a role! Your job seems to be to lambaste any and all, just to see who you can goad into an argument. If anyone is subverting the honorable cause, it’s you.

    Tony. You conceal your real last name, but think nothing of making the most personal attacks against others. When you start afresh somewhere new, as you always do, this time try to play a constructive part. You’ll be on the right track when your conscience allows you to use your real name.

    Best of luck!

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