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Thu Aug 17, 2017, 09:02 PM

Geraldo Rivera praises Robert E Lee and Erwin Rommel in one tweet.


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Reply Geraldo Rivera praises Robert E Lee and Erwin Rommel in one tweet. (Original post)
RandySF Aug 2017 OP
BigmanPigman Aug 2017 #1
shenmue Aug 2017 #3
dhill926 Aug 2017 #2
Mister Ed Aug 2017 #4
madinmaryland Aug 2017 #5
Warren DeMontague Aug 2017 #6
steve2470 Aug 2017 #7
BannonsLiver Aug 2017 #14
procon Aug 2017 #8
ProudLib72 Aug 2017 #9
TheOther95Percent Aug 2017 #10
Baitball Blogger Aug 2017 #11
Kleveland Aug 2017 #12
Blue Owl Aug 2017 #13
liberalmuse Aug 2017 #15
peggysue2 Aug 2017 #16
Stinky The Clown Aug 2017 #17
Leith Aug 2017 #18
nolabear Aug 2017 #19

Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 09:07 PM

1. Fuck you!

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Response to BigmanPigman (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 09:08 PM

3. Yeah

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 09:07 PM

2. give it up Jerry.....asshole...

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 09:08 PM

4. So both were considered honorable men. Nazi General Rommel has no monument in his honor in the US.

Neither should Confederate General Lee.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 09:10 PM

5. Wow! That's fucked up. nt

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 09:10 PM

6. how "glorious" to fight for... uh, enslaving humans and sending families to the gas chamber

Glorious, I tell you!


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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 09:11 PM

7. Rommel was a GD Nazi!!!!!

Granted, he was going to help overthrow Hitler and was forced to kill himself, but he was a NAZI, you idiot Geraldo. Lee, yea, he was a traitor. Geez.

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 10:00 PM

14. Technically Rommel never joined the party.

But that doesn't excuse the fact he took up arms to do the party's business and had a close relationship with Hitler.

And it's also not settled business among historians if Rommel ever even knew about the bomb plot which if true would pretty much destroy the idea that he was some sort of dogooder who finally saw the light.

Lee may be worse though. He was a traitor. He took up arms against the US. He was also a slave owner who was known to be highly abusive to his "property". There was an excellent piece in The Atlantic posted here recently that cut the Lee mythology down to size.



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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 09:11 PM

8. When the hell did the meaning of "glorious" change?

As I recall, Rommel did most of his own tarnishing, it can't be blamed an anyone else.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 09:15 PM

9. Remember 1988 on your own show, dumbass?

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 09:17 PM

10. The Rommel Legend is Pure BS

He was complicit and he was a fucking NAZI. Rommel's Afrikakorp had the same units devoted to mass murder of Jews as the Wehrmacht had in Eastern Europe and Russia.


http://www.spiegel.de/international/germany/world-war-ii-new-research-taints-image-of-desert-fox-rommel-a-484510.html

SS Unit Created to Kill Jews in North Africa

Behind the front line of Rommel's Afrikakorps, a special unit was created in July 1942 to to plan the murder of Jews in the region. It was led by SS Obersturmbannführer, or Lieutenant Colonel, Walther Rauff, an experienced mass murderer who helped develop the mobile gassing vehicles the Germans used to murder Jewish people in their campaign in eastern Europe and the Soviet Union.

Rauff and his men were empowered to "take executive measures against the civilian population", Nazi jargon for robbery, murder and enslavement.

The Jews of Palestine were spared that fate. In October 1942 the Allies halted the German advance at the Egyptian town of El Alamein and thereby destroyed the myth of Rommel's invincibility. The Desert Fox had to evacuate his beaten army to Tunisia, back where his African campaign began.

The SS had established a network of labor camps in Tunisia. More than 2,500 Tunisian Jews died in six months of German rule, and the regular army was also involved in executions.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 09:18 PM

11. Remember during the Bush II years when we thought the media had lost its collective mind,

and then we discovered some of them were getting bonus checks from the government? Well, I wouldn't be surprised if the same thing was happening.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 09:55 PM

12. A media "has been", seeking new attention.

Maybe the God Damned Nazis have a secret basement you can open up on national TV.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 09:56 PM

13. Take an inch or two off each side of your moustache, Geraldo...

n/t

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 10:16 PM

16. Untarnished?

What about the blood of 600,000+ fellow Americans, not to mention the countless lives of African slaves that Lee fought to keep in bondage?

As for Rommel? Ask the remaining WWII vets how 'untarnished' Rommel was. Or conjure up the ghosts of 6 million Jews or the spirits of gypsies, the disabled, political dissidents, etc., etc., etc. Have a seance and ask them all what they think of Rommel and all the other educated, civilized men and women who embraced the Nazi horror.

There's nothing glorious about embracing evil. There's nothing honorable in making excuses for it either.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 10:39 PM

17. Oh look. Its failed TV newer, Gerry Rivers.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 10:57 PM

18. Somebody Should Let Geraldo Know

That he would be considered subhuman to both of those generals.

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Response to RandySF (Original post)

Thu Aug 17, 2017, 11:03 PM

19. He needs to go.

That shit is unacceptable, if Faux wants to keep pretending they have any standards.

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