pickerandsinger wrote:…..All the proof needed…By the way, what is your experience…..WW2, Korea, Nam….???? Just curious…...Jackman wrote:"mowed down the Russian troops like sheep" he said the Russians just walk right in to them that was 1945 a
Why does Jackman need to be a combat vet in order for his comments to hold any weight? Not understanding that one? As if only combat vets are allowed to opine here.
As a student of WWII, I'd like to clarify a few things since we are having the conversation.
1) To claim that the Russians were "protecting the world" is a bit of a mis-statement. Recall that they also invaded Poland on Sept. 1st, 1939 (amongst other atrocities and invasions). Far from "protecting the world."
2) Saying that this 14 year old kid (now a babbling fool, swine) somehow took part in the creation of the Nazi death camps is like saying that all Vietnam vets took part in the My Lai massacre. A far fetched statement in both cases.
3) Pope Benedict's story mirrors that of Jackman's German vet. Pope Benedict was drafted in the Hitler Youth at age 14 (all german boys were required to serve at age 14) and then later served in a Luftwaffe anti-aircraft battery and then finally in the infantry as the war ended. This does not, I would argue, make Pope Benedict swine or complicit in the Holocaust.
And yes, I'm a combat vet pickerandsinger. As if that need matter.
Just my 2 cents.