Wednesday, October 27, 2010

100 Decisive Battles by Paul K. Davis

Dreams from the LORD 2007-2010
12 October 2010

Today I hitchhiked from Riverton to Dubois, Wyoming. I read some more from 100 Decisive Battles by Paul K. Davis here at the library.

Antietam (Sharpsburg), 1862
Gettysburg, 1863
Atlanta/March to the Sea, 1864
Manila Bay, 1898
Marne, Second Battle, 1918
Dunkirk, 1940
Battle of Britain, 1940:

“The decision to stop attacks on airfields, radar sites, and factories proved to be one of Hitler’s greatest mistakes. Hanson Baldwin wrote, ‘It was one of the great miscalculations of history. The bombing of London gave the great Fighter Command a chance to recuperate, and it forced the Luftwaffe to a deeper penetration and thus exposed the bombers and short-legged fighters to greater loss. It antagonized world public opinion, mobilized global sentiment in support of Britain, stiffened English resolution and helped lead to Germany’s loss of the war.’”

Pearl Harbor, 1941
Midway, 1942
Normandy, 1944
Okinawa, 1945
Israel’s War of Independence, 1948-1949
Inchon, 1950
Dien Bien Phu, 1953-1954
Tet Offensive, 1968
Desert Storm, 1991


The Vietnam War

The Lord governs in the affairs of men. I believe the Vietnam War happened for a reason. Fighting against Godless communism in its various disguises is always noble. The reason the United States got bogged down in Vietnam was because we turned our backs on the Jewish people in Europe during World War II (from a sermon by John Hagge).

Someone may counter and say, the death of 58,000 U.S. Military personnel in the Vietnam War does not compare with the death of 6 million Jews in Nazi death camps during World War II. The memory of the Vietnam War paralyzed U.S. foreign policy and a military superpower till the victory in the Gulf War in 1991. If the Lord Jesus Christ wants to hamstring a nation because of sin, then so be it.

He who curses Israel shall be cursed; he who blesses Israel shall be blessed.

“Touch not my anointed, do my prophets no harm.”

God is not mocked: what we sow we will also reap.

“Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord.”

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  2. I lost two of my friends in the Vietnam and several came back drug addicts or basket cases. I don't think any of us can ever figure out why God allows such things to happen but I do believe God is the blessed controller of all things and if He allows it He must have a good righteous reason.