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    Default You'll Recall The Importance I Place On Studying The Spanish Revolution

    Please Click Below to view the 6 Part SeriesRepost: Highly Recommended On The Spanish Civil War

    Posted on February 12, 2017 | 3 comments

    Much more relevant now than when originally posted here in May, 2016:
    A reader sends:
    Great series. Recently watched all 6. This covers politics, economics, and even tactics.
    The military leadership initiated a nationalist coup. Police threw in with the socialists and raided the armories. Regions tried to split from Spain and in some places it also included Catholic vs. Catholic fighting.
    Ask yourself why this isn’t taught in American schools?


    Another background story:
    http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news...75-years-later
    “I was 6 years old in July 1936 when the war started,” remembers Ismael Virto, a U.S. representative of Spain’s University of Navarra. “There was a knock on the door, and it was the militia — self-appointed men and women, Spanish people, with guns.”
    “They said, ‘Give arms to the people!’ Our house was modest, a middle-class house in the city of Valencia, which was controlled by the socialists. Why did this gang come to us? My father had a car, which was a problem — for us,” Virto continued.

    “So, the militia searched our house. They took whatever weapons we had, a hunting gun and some ceremonial swords. But then they saw it and knew we were dangerous: My grandfather had a life-sized crucifix in his bedroom. And to these guys, the Church was their enemy,” Virto explained.

    They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
    “As a general rule, the earlier you recognize someone is trying to kill you, the better off you’ll be.”

    "You think a wall as solid as the earth separates civilisation from barbarism. I tell you the division is a sheet of glass."



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    And your point being? Or is this just another one of our TTOL perks "Lessons from Lenno"?

    If your are providing this as an example ... fuhgettaboutit. We be comfortable in our existence and ... just a second ... "hey Ma, Raymond reruns are on in 'bout 10 minutes", "better find the remote and get me nuther beer ...PLEEZE", ok, where was we ... oh, uh. Nah man everthings gonna be fine.

    O.W.





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    The Lost Mass Graves Of The Spanish Civil War | Battlefield Mysteries | Timeline

    Oct. 6th
    The Spanish War, 1936-39, was one of the most complicated and passionate episodes in Modern History. Spain became the showdown between the rising wave of Fascism, and those (communists) who decided it had to be stopped. Thousands of international volunteers came to Spain, including 1600 Canadians, to fight the Fascists. By the end of the War half had simply vanished.
    They swore, if we gave them our weapons, that the wars of the tribes would cease.
    “As a general rule, the earlier you recognize someone is trying to kill you, the better off you’ll be.”

    "You think a wall as solid as the earth separates civilisation from barbarism. I tell you the division is a sheet of glass."



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    From the Communist perspective, anyone who is NOT a Communist is a "Fascist" !

    Anti-communist Mussolini embraced "Fascism"... a term which originates from the ancient Roman "fasces" symbol of authority and strength which Mussolini used as his symbol.

    This once popular ancient Roman "fasces" symbol also decorates many historic buildings in Washington DC, including the Lincoln Memorial.

    You can also find the "fasces" symbol on the reverse side of the Mercury dime.






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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar Wilde View Post
    And your point being? Or is this just another one of our TTOL perks "Lessons from Lenno"?

    If your are providing this as an example ... fuhgettaboutit. We be comfortable in our existence and ... just a second ... "hey Ma, Raymond reruns are on in 'bout 10 minutes", "better find the remote and get me nuther beer ...PLEEZE", ok, where was we ... oh, uh. Nah man everthings gonna be fine.

    O.W.
    I love your normalcy bias, and optimism! LOL



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