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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:31 PM

Desert Storm General Norman Schwarzkopf dies

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20121227/us-obit-schwarzkopf/?utm_hp_ref=green&ir=green

WASHINGTON A U.S. official says retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991, has died. He was 78.

The official tells The Associated Press that Schwarzkopf died Thursday in Tampa, Fla. The official wasn't authorized to release the information publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

A much-decorated combat soldier in Vietnam, Schwarzkopf was known popularly as "Stormin' Norman" for a notoriously explosive temper.

He lived in retirement in Tampa, where he had served in his last military assignment as commander-in-chief of U.S. Central Command. That is the headquarters responsible for U.S. military and security concerns in nearly 20 countries from the eastern Mediterranean and Africa to Pakistan.


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Reply Desert Storm General Norman Schwarzkopf dies (Original post)
TheMightyFavog Dec 2012 OP
cbrer Dec 2012 #1
loli phabay Dec 2012 #13
FirstLight Dec 2012 #2
richmwill Dec 2012 #3
indepat Dec 2012 #4
Callmecrazy Dec 2012 #5
Cooley Hurd Dec 2012 #6
RomneyLies Dec 2012 #7
ChazII Dec 2012 #8
sarge43 Dec 2012 #9
Robb Dec 2012 #10
kskiska Dec 2012 #11
greytdemocrat Dec 2012 #12
Taverner Dec 2012 #14
dems_rightnow Dec 2012 #15
Taverner Dec 2012 #16
RomneyLies Dec 2012 #18
Taverner Dec 2012 #34
Taverner Dec 2012 #35
rl6214 Dec 2012 #26
Taverner Dec 2012 #31
rl6214 Dec 2012 #36
RomneyLies Dec 2012 #17
Taverner Dec 2012 #33
Brother Buzz Dec 2012 #19
catfish57 Dec 2012 #20
Posteritatis Dec 2012 #21
Taverner Dec 2012 #30
rl6214 Dec 2012 #24
Odin2005 Dec 2012 #27
Nye Bevan Dec 2012 #29
Taverner Dec 2012 #32
lovuian Dec 2012 #22
rl6214 Dec 2012 #23
Odin2005 Dec 2012 #25
Rosa Luxemburg Dec 2012 #28

Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:34 PM

1. RIP Gen. Schwarzkopf

 

My old commander in Desert Shield/Storm

We used to jokingly refer to him as General Pimple. His name, translated from German is BlackHead. A damned fine field commander, and strategist.

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Response to cbrer (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:23 PM

13. i had the pleasure of meeting him on a couple of occasions in theater. always thought highly of him

 

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:37 PM

2. did they say what the cause was?

I wonder if the toxic chemicals dumped on Iraqis took their toll on him as well

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:38 PM

3. RIP, General.

Thank you for your service to our country.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:38 PM

4. Who will ever forget Storming Norman's stinging epithet?

"male bovine excrement."

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:38 PM

5. Rest in Peace, General

My thoughts go out to his family

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:42 PM

6. Cross mightily, General and Thank You!

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:43 PM

7. Rest in Peace, Stormin' Norman

 

A Great American hero has died this day.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:44 PM

8. RIP, General.

Condolences to your family.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:03 PM

9. Peaceful passage, sir.

Thank you.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:11 PM

10. RIP General.

I had the good fortune, and the pleasure was all mine. Startlingly likeable.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:11 PM

11. His father was head of the New Jersey State Police

in charge of investigating the Lindbergh kidnapping case.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:18 PM

12. Rest well General. nt

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:25 PM

14. Don't let the door hit you on your way out....

 

Sorry, he led an immoral war. One that spent BILLIONS and changed NOTHING.

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Response to Taverner (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:27 PM

15. He did exactly what you would have done......

... had you been a general ordered to conduct military operations. He just did it better.

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Response to dems_rightnow (Reply #15)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:30 PM

16. "I vuz just following orders"

 

If I remember, that didn't work too well at Nuremberg



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Response to Taverner (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:36 PM

18. Going all Godwin over a war that was authorized by the United Nations Security Council

 

is pretty fucked up.

You might want to read up on UNSC Resolution 678.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Nations_Security_Council_Resolution_678

The Gulf War was 100% legal and in fact was REQUIRED under international law.

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #18)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:10 PM

34. Well of course, Oil Rich Kuwaitis made SURE their gold was protected

 

What heroism!

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #18)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:11 PM

35. And you're saying NO ONE can EVER compare anything to Hitler

 

Because that's what that whole Godwinism Crap is all about

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Response to Taverner (Reply #16)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:31 PM

26. Yeah, you probably would ave let the Iraqis keep Kuwait

 

And do whatever sad dam wanted to do with their women and children.

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Response to rl6214 (Reply #26)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:07 PM

31. Like removing babies from incubators?

 

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Response to Taverner (Reply #31)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 11:25 PM

36. Wikipedia, that's your source

 

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Response to Taverner (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:35 PM

17. Man, that is one fucked up response to the death of a genuine hero.

 

He did precisely what Generals always do. The war he led was LEGAL. It was supported by the United Nations Security Council. It had a broad coalition including the neighbors of Iraq.

Seriously, it accomplished what the coalition wanted to accomplish, the restoration of Kuwait.

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Response to RomneyLies (Reply #17)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:09 PM

33. Hero?

 

Please - spare me the patriotic jingoism

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Response to Taverner (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:49 PM

19. I believe you're pointing that missile in the wrong direction

Schwarzkopf was a Generals General in the field and accomplished everything he was tasked to do in an extraordinary fashion. If you want to talk about spending BILLIONS and changing NOTHING, address Poppy et al.

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Response to Taverner (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:53 PM

20. ???

Classy post. Keep up the good work. /s

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Response to Taverner (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 09:26 PM

21. Tell that to the Kuwaitis. (nt)

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Response to Posteritatis (Reply #21)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:06 PM

30. Oh boy! We made sure Millionaires still had their millions

 

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Response to Taverner (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:29 PM

24. Sorry you have no class and don't know WTF you are talking about

 

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Response to Taverner (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:31 PM

27. Oh for fuck's sake.

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Response to Taverner (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:47 PM

29. Let me guess. You view Eisenhower, Bradley and Patton with similar contempt (nt)

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Response to Nye Bevan (Reply #29)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:09 PM

32. Definitely Patton - he didn't give a shit about his troops

 

Have you ever considered that war might be a racket?

May I suggest the writings of Maj Gen Smedley Butler USMC?

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 09:27 PM

22. what is so secret about his death ? He spoke out out against the second Iraq

war

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:27 PM

23. I met him in 99

 

He's what a general should be, a tough honorable man.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:30 PM

25. RIP, Stormin' Norman.

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Response to TheMightyFavog (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:39 PM

28. Died of cancer

Sorry to hear the sad news

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