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Old January 3rd, 2018, 09:20 AM   #61

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Originally Posted by Dreamhunter View Post
His misfortune was that, nobody advised him, 'Let sleeping dogs lie'.
His misfortune was to be an admiral and the army was running the show.

The generals had their own agenda. It was a fantasy. They were in over their heads without a clue about what they were in for.
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Old January 3rd, 2018, 06:27 PM   #62

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Originally Posted by rvsakhadeo View Post
Regarding Churchill, the US Generals did not find him a very able strategist, too.
I recommend all of the interested to have a look at ' Masters and Commanders ' by Andrew Roberts, published by Harper Perennial, 2010, ISBN 978-0-06-122858-2.
The book not only contains the views of Alanbrooke but also of General Marshall and General Wedemeyer about Churchill. Quotes will be too long ! An excellent book, gives the reader a peep into the strategic planning of the allies in WW II on many campaigns.
Realizing the flaws of great historical figures do not mean trashing them; "great men may make great mistakes" means that they were humans rather than gods.
Sanctifying or deifying historical figures do not help here.
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Old January 9th, 2018, 07:44 AM   #63
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Originally Posted by kandal View Post

I know there are millions of fascist Hindus in India. Wasn't one of them who murdered him?
But almost every single Christian convert in India is an insecure bigot with massive inferiority complex. Are you even aware of Gandhi’s views on Christians and their missionary activities?

Are you just intrinsically ashamed of your caste and color? I guess this explains your fanatic hatred of the Hindus.

Why do Christian Nadars block entry of Christian Dalits in their Churches in Tamil Nadu?
Why are 90% of Bishops and Archbishops from the higher Castes when over 70% of converts are Dalits?

Whatever the Hindus have done, is far far far less evil and damaging as than what the Christians have done across the globe. The fact of the matter is, the most victimized people of the Hindus are alive and kicking while the most victimized people of the Christians are DEAD!
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