Just consider the following information that recently came to me.
“General Black Jack Pershing was born September 13th, 1860 near Laclede, MS, he died July 15th, 1948 in Washington, D.C. Highlights of his life include:
1891 Professor of Military Science and Tactics University of Nebraska
1898 Serves in the Spanish-American War
1901 Awarded rank of Captain
1906 Promoted to rank of Brigadier General
1909 Military Governor of Moro Province, Philippines
1916 Made Major General
1919 Promoted to General of the Armies
1921 Appointed Chief of Staff
1924 Retires from active duty Education West Point
Just before World War l, there were a number of terrorist attacks on the United States forces in the Philippines by Muslim extremists. General Pershing captured 50 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 won’t 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 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 terrorist’s 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. Maybe it is time for this segment of history to repeat itself, maybe in Iraq? The question is, where do we find another Black Jack Pershing?”
Wow! How about that action. Can you imagine any General doing that today? Can you conceive of the immediate reaction of our main-stream media, the ACLU, or the liberal left-wing elements of our society?
This story was so amazing I had to check its authenticity via Snopes.com. There is no conclusive evidence to the story’s accuracy, but it was referred to by Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Bob Graham (D-FL) at a dinner in 2001. There are numerous examples of Pershing’s harsh dealings with the Muslim Philippine terrorists in 1911.
I will leave it to your imagination just what your Commander would do under similar circumstances. It seems to me that General Black Jack Pershing well deserves his place as a legendary figure in American History, particularly if this story is true.