July 30, 2006

“A Difficult Lesson” – by David Bogner

by MsUnderestimated — Categories: Islamofascists, Israel, Telling It Like it Is12 Comments

When some talk about “moral equivalence” or “disproportionate force,” they miss the very essence of what is deemed a “fair fight.” For those of you who need a reminder of how it really is, I offer you this:

When I was in the Navy, I once witnessed a bar fight in downtown Olongapo (Philippines) that still haunts my dreams. The fight was between a big oafish Marine and a rather soft-spoken, medium-sized Latino sailor from my ship.

All evening the Marine had been trying to pick a fight with one of us and had finally set his sights on this diminutive shipmate of mine… figuring him for a safe target. When my friend refused to be goaded into a fight, the Marine sucker-punched him from behind on the side of the head so hard that blood instantly started to pour from this poor man’s mutilated ear.

Everyone present was horrified and was prepared to absolutely murder this Marine, but my shipmate quickly turned on him and began to single-handedly back him towards a corner with a series of stinging jabs and upper cuts that gave more than a hint to a youth spent boxing in a small gym in the Bronx.

Each punch opened a cut on the Marine’s startled face and by the time he had been backed completely into the corner he was blubbering for someone to stop the fight. He invoked his split lips and chipped teeth as reasons to stop the fight. He begged us to stop the fight because he could barely see through the river of blood that was pouring out of his split and swollen brows.

Nobody moved. Not one person.

The only sound in the bar was the sickening staccato sound of this sailor’s lightning fast fists making contact with new areas of the Marine’s head. The only sound I have heard since that was remotely similar was from the first Rocky film when Sylvester Stallone was punching sides of beef in the meat locker.

Finally the Marine’s pleading turned to screams…. a high, almost womanly shriek. And still the punches continued relentlessly.

Several people in the bar took a few tentative steps as though they wanted to try to break it up at that point, but hands reached out from the crowd and held them tight. I’m not ashamed to say that mine were two of the hands that held someone back.

You see, in between each blow the sailor had begun chanting a soft cadence: “Say [punch] you [punch] give [punch] up [punch]… say [punch] you [punch] were [punch] wrong [punch].”

He had been repeating it to the Marine almost from the start but we only became aware of it when the typical barroom cheers had died down and we began to be sickened by the sight and sound of the carnage.

This Marine stood there shrieking in the corner of the bar trying futilely to block the carefully-timed punches that were cutting his head to tatters… right down to the skull in places. But he refused to say that he gave up… or that he was wrong.

Even in the delirium of his beating he believed in his heart that someone would stop the fight before he had to admit defeat. I’m sure this strategy had served him well in the past and had allowed him to continue on his career as a barroom bully.

Finally, in a wail of agony the Marine shrieked “I give up,” and we gently backed the sailor away from him.

I’m sure you can guess why I have shared this story today.

I’m not particularly proud to have been witness to such a bloody spectacle, and the sound of that Marine’s woman-like shrieks will haunt me to my grave. But I learned something that evening that Israel had better learn for itself if it is to finally be rid of at least one of its tormentors:

This is one time an Arab aggressor must be allowed to be beaten so badly that every civilized nation will stand in horror, wanting desperately to step in and stop the carnage… but knowing that the fight will only truly be over when one side gives up and finally admits defeat.

Just as every person who had ever rescued that bully from admitting defeat helped create the cowardly brute I saw that evening in the bar, every well-intentioned power that has ever stepped in and negotiated a cease-fire for an Arab aggressor has helped create the monsters we see around us today.

President Lahoud of Lebanon, a big Hezbollah supporter and a close ally of Syria, has been shrieking non-stop to the UN Security Council for the past two days to get them to force Israel into a cease fire.

Clearly he has been reading his autographed copy of ‘Military Success for Dummies: Arab Despots’ by the late Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt. Ever since Nasser accidentally discovered the trick in ’56, every subsequent Arab leader has stuck to his tried and true formula for military success:

Instigate a war.

Once the war is well underway and you are in the process of having your ass handed to you… get a few world powers to force your western opponent into a cease-fire.

Whatever you do, don’t surrender or submit to any terms dictated by your enemy. That would ruin everything! All you have to do is wait it out and eventually the world will become sickened at what is being done to your soldiers and civilian population… and will force a truce.

Once a truce has been called, you can resume your intransigence (which probably caused the conflict in the first place), and even declare victory as your opponent leaves the field of battle.

This tactic has never failed. Not once.

In fact it worked so well for the Egyptians in 1973, that to this day they celebrate the Yom Kippur War – a crushing defeat at the hands of Israel – as a military victory! No kidding… it’s a national holiday over there!

President Lahoud has already begun to shriek like a school girl to the UN Security Council to “Stop the violence and arrange a cease-fire, and then after that we’ll be ready to discuss all matters.”

Uh huh. Forgive me if I find that a tad hard to swallow. He allowed Hezbollah to take over his country. He allowed the regular Lebanese army to provide radar-targeting data for the Hezbollah missile that struck the Israeli destroyer. He has turned a blind eye while Iranian and Syrian weapons, advisers and money have poured into his country.

And now that his country is in ruins he wants to call it a draw.

As much as it may sicken the world to stand by and watch it happen, strong hands need to hold back the weak-hearted and let the fight continue until one side finally admits unambiguous defeat.

Here’s the original link to Bogner’s post – rather brilliant, I must say. And thanks go to this person for sharing this with me and my friends:

Ch., Lt Col Brett C. Oxman
Staff Chaplain, Personnel and Budget
Office of the AF Chief of Chaplains
DSN 297-1485, Civ (202) 767-1485

Seen at Treppenwitz (thank you, sir, for the clarity).

Cross-posted to Expose the Left.

  • http://www.treppenwitz.com treppenwitz

    Thank you for the compliment… and for passing along what I consider to be important information.

  • http://www.treppenwitz.com treppenwitz

    Thank you for the compliment… and for passing along what I consider to be important information.

  • auspatriotman

    “Powerful” A million 'thumbs up' Treppenwitz states so succinctly what this whole war is all about and how to finally bring it to and end.

  • auspatriotman

    “Powerful” A million ‘thumbs up’ Treppenwitz states so succinctly what this whole war is all about and how to finally bring it to and end.

  • joyce

    That was one of the clearest visions on how to handle the likes of Hezballah and Hamas. This tale brings things into clear focus the nature of bullies and human nature in general. Cease fires only gives the bully time to catch their breath and rearm, it never ends the fight.

  • joyce

    That was one of the clearest visions on how to handle the likes of Hezballah and Hamas. This tale brings things into clear focus the nature of bullies and human nature in general. Cease fires only gives the bully time to catch their breath and rearm, it never ends the fight.

  • http://www.bluestarchronicles.com beth

    I've often said that these people who obviously don't understand what is going on in the world have never been in a school yard fight.

    Your example is perfect. It makes the whole situation very clear – surely even for the extreme pacifists who think they can solve the worlds problems with a hug.

  • http://www.bluestarchronicles.com beth

    I’ve often said that these people who obviously don’t understand what is going on in the world have never been in a school yard fight.

    Your example is perfect. It makes the whole situation very clear – surely even for the extreme pacifists who think they can solve the worlds problems with a hug.

  • http://grafHermanyahoo.com Herman Bender

    And we wonder why 9 / 11 . For the last 55 years our all knowing and all wise politicians have sent BILLIONS of dollars and a massive amount of WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION to Israel. Back in 1947 the Palestinians owned 93 % of the land . the Palestinians were 75 % Muslim and 25 % Christian . they have lived there since the times of the Canaanites , they even had self rule when Palestine was under the Ottoman [ Turkey ] regime. The Jews , Muslims and Christians lived together in peace for centuries until England took over the rule of Palestine and promised the Jews a homeland in Palestine [ which they had NO right to do ] . The ZIONISTS [ not religious ] took over and they were the original TERRORISTS [ Stern Gang and the Irgun Terrorists ]who murdered the British troops and Palestinians . They wanted much more territory than what was alloted to them and they got it thru TERRORISM . Their goal is to ” liberate” what 2000 years ago were the Biblical Lands. That means they eventually want to take over all of the Sinai , part of Egypt , all of Jordan , a large piece of Saudi Arabia , all of Lebanon , all of Syria , a huge piece of Turkey , part of Iraq and all of Kuwait . The Muslims only have small arms and weapons whereas the Zionists have a massive amount of WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION and they freely use them on innocent civilians and children . Who is the real TERRORIST ?
    Of course you will not allow this to be read by others because it is not politically correct and it makes too much sense. Very sad !

  • http://www.msunderestimated.com MsUnderestimated

    Mr. Bender, I'd like to suggest a website for you:

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  • http://grafHermanyahoo.com Herman Bender

    And we wonder why 9 / 11 . For the last 55 years our all knowing and all wise politicians have sent BILLIONS of dollars and a massive amount of WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION to Israel. Back in 1947 the Palestinians owned 93 % of the land . the Palestinians were 75 % Muslim and 25 % Christian . they have lived there since the times of the Canaanites , they even had self rule when Palestine was under the Ottoman [ Turkey ] regime. The Jews , Muslims and Christians lived together in peace for centuries until England took over the rule of Palestine and promised the Jews a homeland in Palestine [ which they had NO right to do ] . The ZIONISTS [ not religious ] took over and they were the original TERRORISTS [ Stern Gang and the Irgun Terrorists ]who murdered the British troops and Palestinians . They wanted much more territory than what was alloted to them and they got it thru TERRORISM . Their goal is to ” liberate” what 2000 years ago were the Biblical Lands. That means they eventually want to take over all of the Sinai , part of Egypt , all of Jordan , a large piece of Saudi Arabia , all of Lebanon , all of Syria , a huge piece of Turkey , part of Iraq and all of Kuwait . The Muslims only have small arms and weapons whereas the Zionists have a massive amount of WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION and they freely use them on innocent civilians and children . Who is the real TERRORIST ?
    Of course you will not allow this to be read by others because it is not politically correct and it makes too much sense. Very sad !

  • http://www.msunderestimated.com MsUnderestimated

    Mr. Bender, I’d like to suggest a website for you:

    http://www.conceptwizard.com/conen/conflict_2.html

    Check it out…..

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