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Take the confederate Names off our Army Bases

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Posted By: Boni, 6/9/2020 3:04:32 PM

As I have watched Confederate monuments being removed by state and local governments, and sometimes by the forceful will of the American people, the fact that 10 U.S. Army installations are named for Confederate officers has weighed on me. That number includes the Army’s largest base, one very special to many in uniform: Fort Bragg, in North Carolina.


This man desperately wants to be relevant and will do anything to be accepted by the people he perceives to be in power. Remember: Petraeus gave 8 notebooks that contained highly sensitive information, including code words for secret intelligence programs, the names of covert agents, information about military strategies to his mistress which if leaked to our enemies, could have caused our nation grave damage. He barely avoided felony charges and pleaded guilty to lesser charges to avoid prison. He has no right to be heard on any issue involving the United States of America or our military bases.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: davew 6/9/2020 3:16:43 PM (No. 438720)
Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Those who do not remember their past are condemned to repeat their mistakes. Those who do not read history are doomed to repeat it. Those who fail to learn from the mistakes of their predecessors are destined to repeat them. Those who do not know history's mistakes are doomed to repeat them.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: chumley 6/9/2020 3:17:28 PM (No. 438721)
Doesn't that idiot have some middle aged hose bag to chase after?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: msjena 6/9/2020 3:18:32 PM (No. 438722)
Petraeus has been "re-educated."
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Vaquero45 6/9/2020 3:28:33 PM (No. 438734)
Hey, his own wife can’t trust him. Who cares what he thinks? He’s a disgrace.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: voxpopuli 6/9/2020 3:28:51 PM (No. 438736)
what about that slave owner US Grant??!! "The same year (1858) Grant acquired a slave from his father-in-law, a thirty-five-year-old man named William Jones." what about that Indian Killer.. Abraham Lincoln??!! Lincoln briefly interrupted his campaign to serve as a captain in the Illinois Militia during the Black Hawk War.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: jntsrgn 6/9/2020 3:31:43 PM (No. 438741)
I actually read the article before commenting and completely agree with Gen. Petraeus. It seems odd to name U.S. military bases after defeated traitors.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Califedup 6/9/2020 3:33:12 PM (No. 438742)
What a complete cowardly Buffoon. Spoken by a general who was undone by the "Surge". Not the one in Iraq but the surge that incurred in his pants in Afghanistan when he was sleeping with a fellow officer who was also married and writing a book, with whom he illegally shared classified information. He should have been court marshalled, stripped of his rank, and booted out of the Army. The only thing that should be renamed is a latrine at Fort Bragg with his name on it. This renaming of the Forts is just more kowtowing to the hard core communists who are trying to take over our Republic. No, No, No. A hard historical fact is that Confederate generals were also Americans many of whom served honorably in the US Army before the Civil War.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Bur Oak 6/9/2020 3:33:23 PM (No. 438743)
After observing our generals for many years it is obvious why we haven't won a war since WWII. He's one to be virtue signaling! Seems the service academies have been infiltrated with leftists, just like the civilian schools.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: PlayItAgain 6/9/2020 3:34:24 PM (No. 438747)
Small men can only gripe about big ones.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: MickTurn 6/9/2020 3:36:46 PM (No. 438750)
Then that means that COWARDS and Political Generals must also be purged...and their retirements defunded!
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Reply 11 - Posted by: F15 Gork 6/9/2020 3:40:31 PM (No. 438753)
Yankee Carpetbaggers.......
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Reply 12 - Posted by: winmag 6/9/2020 3:40:43 PM (No. 438755)
And how exactly does this help our black brothers and sisters???
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Reply 13 - Posted by: DVC 6/9/2020 3:44:05 PM (No. 438760)
THIS is the last straw for me supporting Patraeus for anything. What a jerk. Those are historic leaders, and the names should stay.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Phantomll 6/9/2020 3:47:11 PM (No. 438766)
Hey libs - like it or not, history happened. You can't re-write it!
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Historybuff 6/9/2020 3:53:26 PM (No. 438777)
The naming of these bases had to do with reconciliation between North and South Secondly many were acquired with us taxpayer funds by the Democrat congressmen from these districts. Do a little research.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: Tanker76 6/9/2020 4:05:06 PM (No. 438786)
I believe an act of congress declared all confederate soldiers to be US Military veterans, worthy of all honors accorded thereby, therefore the names should remain. I will always refer to the bases where I was stationed by their original names.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: nelsonted1 6/9/2020 4:08:48 PM (No. 438791)
Why can’t we rename facilities named after kkk kleagle senator robert Byrd? He wasn’t a great military leader from long ago. He was a senator who was still in office in the 21st century! Go to Wikipedia for a list. Something like 60 buildings in West Virginia for our modern day bigot. And the bigoted democrat politicians who battled all the civil rights legislation from the 1950s and 1960s. It took a terrible fight from Truman to pass antilynching and on and on. Democrats should clear out their past first.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Lawsy0 6/9/2020 4:10:53 PM (No. 438793)
The proper term for it is ''De-Stalinisation.'' Does that help you, General?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Gabula 6/9/2020 4:11:46 PM (No. 438794)
Did anyone notice that all these Never Trumper Generals all ran to The Atlantic? I thought they would have been out of business by now. Gabula
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Reply 20 - Posted by: ZeldaFitzg 6/9/2020 4:20:40 PM (No. 438803)
He---and others of his ilk---can kiss my Southern bustle.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: bighambone 6/9/2020 4:30:58 PM (No. 438810)
If they actually do rename all those Army Forts located in the Southern States they should rename them for great Battlefields where Americans fought and died to attain victory, and certainly not for politicians, either living or dead. Can anyone name any wars since the 9/11 attacks that any of those retired Flag or General Officers who are now coming out of the woodwork have won?
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Reply 22 - Posted by: fhancock 6/9/2020 4:32:52 PM (No. 438813)
When does it stop...first these generals, then the Founding Fathers, then any white male, can't appease terrorists...Petraeus wants to be WOKE....great ...go join the Salvation Army and leave Ft Benning alone
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Reply 23 - Posted by: obdurate 6/9/2020 4:42:15 PM (No. 438824)
I took basic training at Ft Whatever it is called/
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Amanoftwistsandturns 6/9/2020 4:46:52 PM (No. 438825)
Being a Marine I often wonder at the logic of naming Army bases after some of most ineffective confederate generals some of who - Bragg, Pickett, Hood and Stuart materially contributed to the Union victory. That being said renaming the forts would be an exercise in political correctness with liberals determining who to rename them after . Perhaps Trump should steal a march on the libs and rename them after notable Medal of Honor recipients like Audie Murphy, Sgt York and James Stockdale .
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Reply 25 - Posted by: seamusm 6/9/2020 5:21:32 PM (No. 438847)
I agree with him. These place names and confederate statues were deliberately intended to be 'in-your-face' expressions of little racist Democrat minds hoping to re-write history as if the Civil War WAS the War of Northern Aggression defending state's rights not the practice of slavery. We won the Civil War and Republicans stood on the right side of history. Own it - erase these vestiges of the conflict.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: ocho reales 6/9/2020 5:32:10 PM (No. 438857)
OK so lets have Fort Obama, Fort Carter, Fort Roosevelt, Fort Truman, Fort Wilson. But let's not stop there. Get rid of Washington and Lee University. Make it Washington and Obama University. Change Lee Highway in Northern Virginia to Obama Boulevard. Anyone got any others?
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Submariner 6/9/2020 5:33:27 PM (No. 438861)
Just shut up. The Left wanted to kill you - why are you trying to win their favor?
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Reply 28 - Posted by: WhamDBambam 6/9/2020 5:43:40 PM (No. 438872)
Well, look who stuck his head out of his pants.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: franq 6/9/2020 5:50:13 PM (No. 438879)
It's always something.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: JHHolliday 6/9/2020 5:55:26 PM (No. 438888)
#7. Several also served honorably in the US Army AFTER The Civil War. Longstreet was one.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: sanspeur 6/9/2020 6:02:46 PM (No. 438897)
i was born at Camp Forrest . Sometimes i write Tullahoma or Mufreesboro cause those are interesting names too . No one ever , ever said anything about that of all base / post names . phish , why can’t we all vote on this is our history too /
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Reply 32 - Posted by: Rumblehog 6/9/2020 6:09:47 PM (No. 438910)
Blow it out your #$%@^! Leave MY history ALONE!!
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Italiano 6/9/2020 6:16:43 PM (No. 438919)
This is getting ridiculous. Isn't it about time for a national "Hell no, bring it" movement? I would not want to be haunted by those ghosts at night.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Morris Wanchuk 6/9/2020 6:24:28 PM (No. 438936)
Will he then want to chisel Washington and Jefferson off Mount Rushmore?
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Jesuslover54 6/9/2020 6:29:57 PM (No. 438939)
Let's go back to talking about his girlfriend, Ms. Broadwell. Would be more interesting.
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Reply 36 - Posted by: pensom2 6/9/2020 6:30:09 PM (No. 438940)
I'll consider it right after they rename the destroyer known as the USS John S. McCain.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: happywarrior 6/9/2020 6:34:57 PM (No. 438946)
One of their "demands" will be to re-name one of these bases Fort Floyd. And then it will be a ship named USS George Floyd. Just watch!
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Reply 38 - Posted by: ronniethek 6/9/2020 6:37:27 PM (No. 438949)
Blow it out your arse you blabbermouth adulterer disgrace.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: udanja99 6/9/2020 6:43:01 PM (No. 438960)
Wow. He’s just living up to the moniker that Illary planted on his head - General Betray-Us.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: Gallo3 6/9/2020 6:49:09 PM (No. 438970)
Didn't General Petraeus have a courtesan named Paula Poundwell?
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Reply 41 - Posted by: HammerDax56 6/9/2020 7:00:54 PM (No. 438984)
Make me
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Reply 42 - Posted by: or gate 6/9/2020 7:04:00 PM (No. 438987)
Take the bricks out of the hands of our enemies.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: red1066 6/9/2020 7:30:18 PM (No. 439019)
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Reply 44 - Posted by: Italiano 6/9/2020 7:51:15 PM (No. 439037)
This has as much to do with "slavery" or "the Confederacy" as last weeks riots had to do with George Lloyd. It's about tearing apart American history and institutions, one by one. And once appeased, they are never going to stop.
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Reply 45 - Posted by: KanCreeper 6/9/2020 7:53:19 PM (No. 439039)
Poster#7 really nailed it! Gen. 'Betrayus' sure was flirting with his own condo at Leavenworth, in the aftermath of his passing on some potentially 'Classified' information to his mistress...HIs legacy was relegated to the garbage dump of History. For several years he has sought to find some relevance in society...Too bad his own actions have followed him.... He just need to go away and find another hole to crawl into. His words are hollow and meaningless now.
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Reply 46 - Posted by: JackBurton 6/9/2020 9:15:36 PM (No. 439089)
Tell 'em to stuff it. If you do this, it won't end. There'll always be another thing and then the next thing. Make a stand, will ya?
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Reply 47 - Posted by: walkingladyliberty 6/9/2020 9:45:47 PM (No. 439113)
General we have NOT missed you!!!
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Reply 48 - Posted by: Chuzzles 6/9/2020 9:46:52 PM (No. 439114)
#1 makes great points. Just because they fought for the South, doesn't mean their contributions should be ignored. Petraeus is a moron who won't admit that the South actually came very close to winning the war, vs the incompetent generals who started out fighting the war for the North. I still believe that it was not in God's plan for the South to win and divide the nation. God wanted a UNITED country, not a divided one. But from every thing I have read or watched, the Confederate officers were much better than the Union ones.
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Reply 49 - Posted by: George R. 6/9/2020 10:27:09 PM (No. 439164)
Another adulterous ass heard from!
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Reply 50 - Posted by: moonlightflip 6/9/2020 10:55:56 PM (No. 439185)
You are a major disappointment.
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Reply 51 - Posted by: texaspast 6/9/2020 11:11:09 PM (No. 439196)
And every one of those for whom those Army bases were named . . . was a democrat. Every Klan member was a democrat. Every member of a lynch mob was a democrat.
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Reply 52 - Posted by: NYbob 6/9/2020 11:17:57 PM (No. 439204)
Well you have to name them something. You could just list them by the state name Pennsylvania 1, etc. but then you'd probably whine about something William Penn did. How about a 'Native' American name? Well since they were moving around and fighting and enslaving each other, that might revive old hostilities. Straight numbers are too easy to misfile and who wants to be fort 0001? I got it. Just reverse the letters. Fort Drum to Fort Murd. Well, maybe that doesn't work either. How about this? Get a job.
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Reply 53 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623 6/10/2020 12:58:35 AM (No. 439281)
Listen up you little lying cheat. It is most unfortunate that during one of those "parachute jumps" you didn't land in the Atlantic with cords that wouldn't untangle. You should be in prison. My family came to this country in the early 1600's. Many of these Confederate (and northern) soldiers are my ancestors. I don't urinate in your beer, leave us alone. Get a life.
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