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Posted: 9/20/2004 4:44:49 AM EST
I saw on CNN yesterday they polled Europeans about who they would rather have as US president.

The UK only %16 supported Bush.

Poland was slightly for Bush.

CRC
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 4:48:09 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 4:50:22 AM EST
Good, a whole new reason not to vote for Kerry.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 4:51:00 AM EST
I say we totally pull out of Western Europe.

CRC
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 4:53:02 AM EST
I bet the dear folks at CNN wishes this election would be decided by France. Fuck Europe, minus Poland of course.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 4:58:24 AM EST
[newfound respect for poland, promises to cut polish jokes by 90%] Yeah Screw Europe, who hsa our best interests at heart? Us or them?[/newfound respect for Poland]
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 5:02:47 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2004 5:19:11 AM EST by Yojimbo]
Great, I nominate John Kerry to be the next President of the EU! Hurry get his stuff packed send him a one way ticket...
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 5:03:33 AM EST
Dupe. Dumbasses, you just cant pull out, how much money do you think the US has invested in Europe. Who do you think buy a lot of our stuff? The arabs?
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 5:05:47 AM EST

Originally Posted By crashburnrepeat:
[newfound respect for poland, promises to cut polish jokes by 90%] Yeah Screw Europe, who hsa our best interests at heart? Us or them?[/newfound respect for Poland]



Just subtitute "France" for "Poland" in the jokes.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 5:45:07 AM EST
Being of polish decent...I can say that the blood of worriors resides in the poles.....much more than most of europe these days.....
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 5:45:27 AM EST
Yet another reason to vote Bush
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 5:47:39 AM EST
I once dated a Polish girl. Very pretty and very smart. The more I learn about Poland, the more respect I gain for them.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 5:48:33 AM EST
Europe is all about socialism. They loved Clinton because he was seen as the best guy in a while that could introduce at least a small bit of Euro style socialism to the US. Bush is seen as a GIANT step backwards.

It's simply geopolitics. Nothing unusual to see here...

Link Posted: 9/20/2004 5:49:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By RAVYN:
Being of polish decent...I can say that the blood of worriors resides in the poles.....much more than most of europe these days.....



Well said. After years of civil wars, the Poles had to take on the German army in WWII. It takes major cajones to charge a german tank head-on from horseback.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 5:55:02 AM EST
10 out of 10 Terrorists agree...Anybody but Bush!

The Polish people have not all forgotten what happen many years ago.

BigDozer66
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 6:05:15 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/20/2004 6:16:29 AM EST by 95thFoot]

Originally Posted By Shane333:

Originally Posted By RAVYN:
Being of polish decent...I can say that the blood of worriors resides in the poles.....much more than most of europe these days.....



Well said. After years of civil wars, the Poles had to take on the German army in WWII. It takes major cajones to charge a german tank head-on from horseback.



Urban Legend. The Poles were brave, but not stupid.

Plus: www.angelfire.com/ct/ww2europe/1939.html


The most infamous myth is the fantasy that the Polish cavalry charged at German tanks. These units were thought to be the best horsemen in Europe, but were relied upon mainly for their cost-effectiveness, since few vehicles were available. Despite their antiquated means of travel, Polish cavalry were used primarily as heavy infantry for break-outs or surprise attacks. They carried machine guns, 7.92mm anti-tank rifles, and 37mm anti-tank guns which could easily take out German armor. Cavalry charges were not a standard tactic, but on the first day of the war a Polish cavalry regiment discovered a battalion of Germans in a field and led a charge against them. The Germans were caught off guard and suffered severe casualties, but were rescued by the advancing panzers, who opened fire on the exposed cavalry. The Poles fled, but only lost 20 men, including the commanding officer, Colonel Kazimierz Mastelarz. However, when Italian journalists visited the battlefield the following day, the Germans told them that the cavalry had charged against their tanks and were wiped out. This fabrication was put into print and the Nazi propaganda made sure it was widely publicized, and therefore widely believed.


Link Posted: 9/20/2004 6:39:44 AM EST

Originally Posted By 95thFoot:

Originally Posted By Shane333:

Originally Posted By RAVYN:
Being of polish decent...I can say that the blood of worriors resides in the poles.....much more than most of europe these days.....



Well said. After years of civil wars, the Poles had to take on the German army in WWII. It takes major cajones to charge a german tank head-on from horseback.



Urban Legend. The Poles were brave, but not stupid.

Plus: www.angelfire.com/ct/ww2europe/1939.html


The most infamous myth is the fantasy that the Polish cavalry charged at German tanks. These units were thought to be the best horsemen in Europe, but were relied upon mainly for their cost-effectiveness, since few vehicles were available. Despite their antiquated means of travel, Polish cavalry were used primarily as heavy infantry for break-outs or surprise attacks. They carried machine guns, 7.92mm anti-tank rifles, and 37mm anti-tank guns which could easily take out German armor. Cavalry charges were not a standard tactic, but on the first day of the war a Polish cavalry regiment discovered a battalion of Germans in a field and led a charge against them. The Germans were caught off guard and suffered severe casualties, but were rescued by the advancing panzers, who opened fire on the exposed cavalry. The Poles fled, but only lost 20 men, including the commanding officer, Colonel Kazimierz Mastelarz. However, when Italian journalists visited the battlefield the following day, the Germans told them that the cavalry had charged against their tanks and were wiped out. This fabrication was put into print and the Nazi propaganda made sure it was widely publicized, and therefore widely believed.





OK - I don't get it - and never have when I have seen this come up before.

Nobody is saying that the cavalrymen charged the tanks with a big lance or something - merely that they took on tanks - which your quoted article supports. Heck, Korean infantry took on hundreds of North Korean tanks in the earliest days of that war with little more than grenades. It isn't about being stupid - it's all about recognising the consequences of failure.
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 6:41:08 AM EST
Cool, let him go over there and run for something .... his wife already speaks the language(s) ...
Link Posted: 9/20/2004 6:46:16 AM EST
testing
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