Saturday, December 12, 2009

GENERAL "BLACKJACK" PERSHING



General of the Armies of the United States John Joseph Pershing was the only soldier to be promoted in his own lifetime to the highest rank ever held in the United States Army—General of the Armies

Pershing led the American Expeditionary Force in World War I and was regarded as a mentor by the generation of American generals who led the United States Army in Europe during World War II, including George C. Marshall, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar N. Bradley, and George S. Patton.

Prior to World War I, General Pershing served in the Philippines, during the Moro Insurrection. At that time there were a number of terrorist attacks on the United States forces by Muslim extremists.

So General Pershing captured 50 Moro terrorists and had them tied to posts for execution. He then had his men bring in two pigs and slaughter them in front of the now horrified terrorists.

Muslims detest pork because they believe pigs are filthy animals. Some of them simply refuse to eat it, while others wont even touch pigs at all, nor any of their by-products. To them, eating or touching a pig, its meat, its blood, etc, is to be instantly barred from paradise (and those virgins) and be doomed to Hell.

The soldiers then soaked their bullets in the pigs blood, and proceeded to execute 49 of the terrorists by firing squad. The soldiers then dug a big hole, dumped in the terrorists bodies and covered them in pig blood, entrails, etc. They let the 50th man go. And for the next forty-two years, there was not a single Muslim extremist attack anywhere in the world.


.

21 comments:

  1. in my professional opinion, the guy was a genius.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I agree with Steve,, time for a replay of History....

    ReplyDelete
  3. Jack Thomas in Mountain View Arkansas has the 1915 Dodge used By General Pershing when he was chasing Pancho Villa,
    It has been confirmed by the Smithsonian as the same car.

    ReplyDelete
  4. Sean,
    Thankyou for all you do here. I enjoy your blog and want to thankyou for your service to your country. We are a better nation for it. I have heard this story several times before but the bold actions of General Pershing continue to amaze me. I doubt he was worried what his actions would do to his career. He just new how to be effective. Thanks, GD

    ReplyDelete
  5. I know it is incidental to the point being made, but shouldn't Douglas MacArthur have been included with George C. Marshall, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar N. Bradley, and George S. Patton?

    ReplyDelete
  6. Probably not Pershing, maybe not anybody. Snopes has a long post on this. There is no reliable record that it was ever done; there are anecdotes assigning the practice to more than one person. http://www.snopes.com/rumors/pershing.asp

    ReplyDelete
  7. I believe I just have one small correction. Weren't Eisenhower, McArthur, and Omar Bradley promoted to 5 star rank? I believe that Pershing was the 1st and only 5 star during WWI.
    Just Questionin'

    ReplyDelete
  8. Pershing is generally acknowledged to have outranked Eisenhower, Bradley, et al. He never wore more than four stars on his uniform. During WWII, a total of nine officers were promoted to the five-star rank, by which time Pershing was retired. Incidentally, Patton was not one of the nine.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Pogo; Snopes has their own political axes to grind, and while they are GENERALLY accurate, in many cases they don't care to do much in the way of research for topics that they find distasteful.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Hadji loves the MREs with pork. He just doesn't know that tasty food has doomed his muzzie soul.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Snopes are just another bunch of lefty a**holes. To be taken as seriously as you take any other lefty or a**hole.

    ReplyDelete
  12. i'm related to black jack pershing!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Pershing was back teaching at West Point in when the Spanish-American War erupted in 1898. Lieutenant Pershing returned to the 10th Cavalry. The unit was sent to Cuba, where Pershing led his troops in the assault on San Juan Hill. Though the troopers of the 10th took heavy casualties, they served with distinction alongside Lieutenant Colonel Theodore Roosevelt's "Rough Riders". Pershing received the Silver Star for heroism under fire.

    Following the war, Pershing returned to Washington as Chief of Customs and Insular Affairs for Cuba and Puerto Rico.

    He was then transferred to the Philippines and assigned to the Eighth Corps and later the Fifteenth Cavalry, where he worked to pacify uprisings of the indigenous Muslims, the Moros. During this time, Pershing studied Moro dialects and culture, read the Koran, and formed close relationships with Moro chieftains. His success with the Moros led to permanent promotion to captain in 1901.

    Pershing directed the campaign at Lake Lanao in which he led troops through the jungle to an isolated location to disarm the Maciu Moros. For this success Pershing was hailed as an American hero upon his return to the States in 1903. President Roosevelt mentioned Pershing by name in an address to Congress advocating promotion of military officers by merit.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Thank you for the auspicious writeup. It in fact was a amusement account it. Look advanced to far added agreeable from you! By the way, how can we communicate?
    Florence Hotels

    ReplyDelete
  15. I think you have produced several truly fascinating points. Not too many others would really think about this the way you just did. I am very impressed that there is so much about this subject that has been revealed and you made it so nicely, with so considerably class. Brilliant one, man! Very special things right here.
    Florence Hotels

    ReplyDelete
  16. Yes i think history should repeat itself.. but only a larger scale :) they are slowly taking over the world like a disease especially with all their terrorism and them not adapting. ill be in on that.. bring it on.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Maybe thats what we need, a bunch of pigs and take em over to Iraq and Afghanistan and dump it all over em, maybe another 50 years of peace would come about us!

    ReplyDelete
  18. War does make a lot of money for the countries starting it... I would be rather send chickens that do lay eggs and have not tasty meat :D cheers

    ReplyDelete
  19. I read that Vlad the impaler turned back the Grand Mufti army by impaling 40,000 jihadis. Took the stomach or the fight right out of them. maybe both.

    ReplyDelete