Big Army, Pls Re-designate our Military Installations after Winners

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Fort Bragg: named after the worst Major Army Field Commander in American History

I have always questioned the designations of several Army Posts. For instance, Fort Bragg is named after Confederate General Braxton Bragg. Bragg may have been an honorable fellow who simply fought in a losing cause. That doesn’t matter to me. Point of fact, this guy lost nearly every battle over which he held field command. He was a loser. Why would we name the Post which hosts arguably the Army’s “Premiere Infantry Fighting Force” and US Special Forces Command after a General who never tasted victory — a complete loser. Never mind that he was a Confederate General, the guy was incompetent and soundly defeated consistently in battle.

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Confederate General Braxton Bragg — Loser of the Battles of Perryville, Stones River, Chattanooga. He defeated only Rosecrans at Chickamauga and Rosecrans was a worst General than even Bragg. LTG U.S. Grant finally put paid to Braggs’ career at Chattanooga after which the idiot President Jeff Davis appointed Bragg Confederate Military Advisor. He advised Jeff Davis, thereafter, on how to suffer defeat soundly.

With that in mind, I would change the following Post’s names as shown below:

Fort Lee to Fort Montgomery C. Meigs (Quartermaster of the Union Army in the Civil War)

Fort Bragg to Fort “Slim Jim” Gavin (youngest Division Commander, made combat jumps in World War II, beloved Commander)

Fort Jackson to Fort Omar Bradley (Omar Bradley was the “Soldier’s General, Commanded D-Day invasion forces in Europe, World War II)

Fort A.P. Hill to Fort Phil Sheridan (Best damn Cavalry Commander in the Union Army from the 1860s to the 1880s)

Fort Knox to Fort G. S. Patton (America’s Armor General and Glory Hound, Old Blood and Guts, essentially won World War II single handedly…lol…I’m joking…sort of.)

Fort Meyer to Fort Winfield Scott (He actually named “The Old Guard.” Commanding General of the Army of the US, Hero of the War of 1812, his Anaconda Plan was eventually what won the Civil War even though he was ridiculed when he presented it and driven out into retirement)

Fort Hood to Fort Abrams (Got us the hell out of Vietnam, Father of the Modern Army for all intents and purposes)

Fort McClellan to Fort Eisenhower (McClellan was another loser and a political idiot. Ike was the exact opposite)

Fort Campbell to Fort Anthony “Nuts” McAuliffe (Answered the German demand for surrender in Bastogne with the one word reply of “Nuss” which is nuts in german, was acting commander of the 101st at Bastogne.)

Fort Benning to Fort Ridgeway (Commanded 82nd Airborne Division in WWII, brought Korea back from the brink after McArthur nearly lost it all to the Chinese)

Another possible name for Fort Knox could be Fort “Mad” Anthony Wayne or Fort George Rogers Clark.

I know that not all of these are CSA Generals. Still, better names overall. The guys after whom I would re-designate our Army Posts were all winners…even Abrams.

What do you think? I’ve never understood why we named so many Army Posts after losing Generals.

It’s as if we are tempting the GoDs. Perhaps, it explains why our wars have gone so poorly since Vietnam.



Why in the name of the GoDs would anyone name a post after Braxton Bragg? Braxton Bragg is quite possibly the worst Commanding General of a Major Field Army in United States History. I can’t think of anyone who lost more in history excepting Hitler. Do the Germans have a Hitler Kaserne? Do the Russians name their Military Bases after losing Commanders? Did Lt. Gen. Boris Gromov who lost Afghanistan get an Army Post named after him?

Hell, they’ve changed the names of their cities to rid themselves of the stink of incompetence and loss.

Why would the Army…..HOW could the Army defend the designations of these Army Posts?

That some of these guys were Confederate Generals doesn’t bother me so much. That many of them were incompetent fools is my point. Only in America do we honor our losers thusly.

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Nadal Hasan: Terrorist who was Recruiting al Qaeda

Nadal Hasan wasn’t being recruited by al Qaeda. He was actively seeking membership in that organization himself.  This guy is the worst sort of traitor.  He should be hanged publicly.  There is no doubt that he is guilty.  He should be executed.

U.S. intelligence agencies were aware months ago that Army Major Nidal Malik Hasan was attempting to make contact with people associated with al Qaeda, two American officials briefed on classified material in the case told ABC News.

It is not known whether the intelligence agencies informed the Army that one of its officers was seeking to connect with suspected al Qaeda figures, the officials said.

Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-MI), the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, said that he requested the CIA and other intelligence agencies brief the committee on what was known, if anything, about Hasan by the U.S. intelligence community, only to be refused.

In response, Hoekstra issued a document preservation request to four intelligence agencies. The letter, dated November 7th, was sent to directors Dennis Blair (DNI), Robert Mueller (FBI), Lt. Gen Keith Alexander (NSA) and Leon Panetta (CIA).

Hoekstra said he is “absolutely furious” that the house intel committee has been refused an intelligence briefing by the DNI or CIA on Hasan’s attempt to reach out to al Qaeda, as first reported by ABC News.

“This is a law enforcement investigation, in which other agencies—not the CIA—have the lead,” CIA spokesman Paul Gimigliano said in a response to ABC News. ” Any suggestion that the CIA refused to brief Congress is incorrect.”

 

Investigators want to know if Hasan maintained contact with a radical mosque leader from Virginia, Anwar al Awlaki, who now lives in Yemen and runs a web site that promotes jihad around the world against the U.S.

In a blog posting early Monday titled “Nidal Hassan Did the Right Thing,” Awlaki calls Hasan a “hero” and a “man of conscience who could not bear living the contradiction of being a Muslim and serving in an army that is fighting against his own people.”

According to his site, Awlaki served as an imam in Denver, San Diego and Falls Church, Virginia.

The Associated Press reported Sunday that Major Hasan attended the Falls Church mosque when Awlaki was there.

The Telegraph of London reported that Awlaki had made contact with two of the 9/11 hijackers when he was in San Diego.

He denied any knowledge of the hijacking plot and was never charged with any crime. After an intensive investigation by the FBI , Awlaki moved to Yemen.

People who knew or worked with Hasan say he seemed to have gradually become more radical in his disapproval of the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

On Sunday, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) called for an investigation into whether the Army missed signs as to whether Hasan was an Islamic extremist.

“If Hasan was showing signs, saying to people that he had become an Islamist extremist, the U.S. Army has to have a zero tolerance,” Lieberman told Fox News Sunday.

This is the weakness of our society.  Scum like this guy will use our tolerant culture to commit murder and mayhem.

Investigators are looking into links between suspected Fort Hood shooter Nidal Malik Hasan and a Virginia mosque that was visited by a radical prayer leader and two of the 9/11 hijackers.