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Bonus Army

Discussion in 'Freedom and Liberty' started by Mountainman, Jul 14, 2016.

  1. Mountainman

    Mountainman Großes Mitglied Site Supporter+++

    Was going to post this for @Bandit99 on the exec order for mil to take out US citizens thread before it was deleted.

    Don't think that .goob will not use the military to deal with US citizens here. This is a prime example back in the day of traitors that ended up being heroes in WW2 instead of the traitors that they were.

    Bonus Army - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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  2. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Yep...the military commanders on the ground (Ike, Macarthur, and Patton) followed their instructions decisively. It is a cautionary tale for both military and civilian American citizens.

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  3. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey++

    I had heard of the Bonus Army before but what I did not know was the extreme measures used by MacArthur: bayonet, cavalry charge, tanks then fire. I never thought the military would obey such commands against their own citizens and certainly not against WW1 veterans. I learned this in the book I just finished, 'Unintended Consequences', a tremendous and well researched book. I was wrong and this was a rude wake up call for me.
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  4. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Thanks @Mountainman I did not know about this. Its amazing how quickly history can be edited or lost. As exhibited in this example and on this site sometimes [LMAO]
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  5. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey

    The 1934 NFA was a direct result of the 1932 marches on Washington by the Second Bonus Army.
  6. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey++

    I assume Washington was afraid that the next time these veteran troops would show up with their firearms for support...and then the story could have had a completely different ending.
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  7. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey

    Exactly correct. Funny thing is that we were taught that when I was in school decades ago, but now history has been revised and current sources say that the NFA was because of the prohibition era mobsters of the 1920's. I sure wish I still had my 1950's encyclopedia...
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