Infamy, blah, blah, blah

I’m angrier than a former Army soldier who has heard about D-day one too many times.  We all know that all hell broke loose on June 6, 1944.  Yep, eighty years ago today, Operation Neptune became a reality. Over 156,000 soldiers put their lives on the line for something that we shouldn’t have been involved with in the first damn place.

Over 2,000 American deaths occurred because of the conflict on June 6 alone.  The idea was to liberate France and Western Europe.  It didn’t concern us at all and yet our government took it upon themselves to send young boys, really, to put it all on the line.  Many paid with their lives, and our government didn’t care.  They wanted the United States to be the hero, no matter how many men died.

The invasion happened in the wee hours of that fateful morning.  Attacks came from the air and the sea, putting tons of American lives in jeopardy for no valid reason whatsoever.  To the left, you see U.S. assault troops in a landing craft on the day of the invasion.

The general idea was that we would liberate France and other countries from Germany.   As we all know, Germany invaded France in May of 1940, but that was a France problem, not an us problem.  Yet, we made it our problem.

If the “holocaust” really had happened, Germany was responsible for it, something they get quite testy about all these years later.  Apparently, you can go to jail there for “denying” something that didn’t happen.  They’re just so…so…testy.  It’s quite comical.  But I digress.

Things really started in 1941, when Germany invaded what was then the Soviet Union.  That was a bad idea.  Of course, it took several years for it to turn into something.  We would have done it sooner, and it took several years to plan, but Sir Winston Churchill begged us not to do it just yet.

On that June day that we all remember from our high school history classes, things went from bad to worse almost immediately.  We joined World War II and with almost no pause, D-day arrived.

Had we done the wise thing and stayed the hell out of the war and out of the efforts to liberate countries that we had no business liberating, a lot of American lives would have been save.  But no, we just had to play the hero, didn’t we?

To the left you see one of many, many dead U.S. soldiers.  We don’t know this man’s story, but the bottom line is that he went to war.

Whether he joined up voluntarily or whether he was drafted is unknown.  The American government has so much blood on its hands that it’s impossible to quantify it.

It should be noted that the United States was not the only country who stormed the beaches of Normandy.  The United Kingdom and Canada were just two of the many allied countries who sent their men to die in a pointless military operation.

But then again, our country has a history of sending its men to die for no valid reason.  Let’s see…we have both of the World Wars.  We should never have been involved.  The Korean War and Vietnam were both best left alone, but we couldn’t back away, could we?

Operation Desert Storm and the post-9/11 Iraq and Afghanistan were also operations that we should have not been involved with.  The wars in those two countries were never about defending our country.  It, like the unjustifiable murder of Osama bin Laden, was all about petty revenge.

The only wars that were necessary were the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, because those wars were in defense of our young country.  There was no reason for the Civil War, because we should have all been on the same page: slavery good, war bad.

No, there was no reason for us to enter World War II, and the reasons for storming Normandy’s beaches were all invalid.  We should have simply minded our own business.  But our past presidents sure didn’t know how to do that.  I’m looking at you, Obama, who authorized murderous petty revenge campaigns.

There are tons of resources already on the internet, so I’m not going to sit here and write an essay.  But I want to get my point out there: the soldiers who died on June 6, 1944 and the days and weeks after did not defend our freedom.  They were called upon to be the heroes to foreign lands.  I won’t call them heroes, because they most certainly were not, but I will say that they died for a bad cause and for that they deserve our thanks and respect.

If you ask me, D-day should go down as a day in which our country bathed itself in the blood of our dead soldiers.  And it was all for naught.  We should have stepped back and let other countries deal with Germany.  During World War II, Germany never did anything to us that would justify us doing what we did.

But it is what it is.  Like it or not, today is, even all these years, a day that will go down in infamy, and all because our government, especially Eisenhower, wouldn’t leave well enough alone.









(Photo credits: photographers unknown, public domain)