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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Operation Anthropoid

Read this tale of heroism, slaughter, and consequences inside WW2 Czechoslovakia from this entry from The Belmont Club.

Related Videos:

Operation Anthropoid - Part I

Operation Anthropoid - Part II

In light of recent articles by folks who should know better, Fernandez's closing words ring especially sharply:

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...No one wants to get in the playpen with bad guys.

Almost anything but that.

We remember the Anthropoids today only because the Soviet Army and the Western Allies of the time were willing to generate more violence against the Third Reich than it could generate against them. If Hitler had won the war, Benes would have been the goat.

Well, give it time and he will be the goat still. Dennis Kucinich’s proposed new Department of Peace and Nonviolence will convince us all that resistance, if not futile, opens all of us up to reprisal.

That’s called the Cycle of Violence.
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I prefer Jeff Cooper's maxim:

“One bleeding-heart type asked me in a recent interview if I did not agree that ‘violence begets violence.’ I told him that it is my earnest endeavor to see that it does. I would like very much to ensure — and in some cases I have — that any man who offers violence to his fellow citizen begets a whole lot more in return than he can enjoy.”

Alea iacta est.

III

3 Comments:

Anonymous Vanderboegh said...

I read down through the responses at Belmont and was struck by the criticism of Benes for launching the assassination plot. No one seems to have figured out WHY the German response was so widespread and vicious.

It was precisely because the assassination of Heydrich touched their innermost fears -- that it would happen to THEM. It was unfortunate that so many innocents were killed in retribution, but this is the principal characteristic of fighting evil. Heydrich was worse than a Nazi killer, he was a magnificently intelligent and COMPETENT Nazi killer. As such, he had to be killed. The reason the British gave up on assassinating Hitler after 1943 was that he had demonstrated his incompetence. In other words, killing him only to see him replaced by someone more competent would prolong the war.

Unfortunately, they were not serious about killing him in the 1933-1938 period. Had they been, the whole world might not have had to dance at that bloody ball.

Timing, as they say, is everything.

Mike Vanderboegh

III

October 30, 2008 at 11:27 AM  
Blogger Sean said...

Mike, I was struck by the same thing. Waco was done on the behest of a tax non-payment. The govt. lied to our faces, slaughtered the Davidians, lied some more, and went on about their business. And the media went about theirs, relegating the Davidians to the status of deviants, and blaming them for their own demise. And few seem to notice, that if the govt. gets you in their cross hairs, they're going to liquidate you and make up whatever story they want afterwards, and the media will parrot it out. This is the country we live in, and most just whistle a happy tune and ignore it. But,please, no talk of radical resistance, we can work within the system, while they enslave us and kill us with aplomb. It's true what Anthony Hopkins said in that movie. People that are lost, and who do not survive, die of shame. Shame that they could not do the things they needed to do to survive. I have looked at a great many of my countrymen, and I see on their faces, the same look seen on Marias' face in "The Guns of Navaronne", right when she says, "You cannot believe it. Believe it." Someones' got to take responsability if the jobs' going to get done.And no, I don't think that's easy. III.

October 30, 2008 at 2:58 PM  
Anonymous Raoul Duke said...

When they look at you wide-eyed and say, "you can't take on the whole government, they'll kill you." Say to them, "I don't have to win, I only have to fight!"

October 30, 2008 at 11:36 PM  

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