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Saturday, August 09, 2008

August 8, 1942 German saboteurs executed in Washington

Remember when (D)emocrats had a pair?
6 German saboteurs executed in Washington
Shortly after midnight on the morning of June 13, 1942, four men landed on a beach near Amagansett, Long Island, New York, from a German submarine, clad in German uniforms and bringing ashore enough explosives, primers, and incendiaries to support an expected two-year career in the sabotage of American defense-related production. On June 17, 1942, a similar group landed on Ponte Vedra Beach, near Jacksonville, Florida, equipped for a similar career in industrial disruption.

The purpose of the invasions was to strike a major blow for Germany by bringing the violence of war to our home ground through destruction of America's ability to manufacture vital equipment and supplies and transport them to the battlegrounds of Europe; to strike fear into the American civilian population, and diminish the resolve of the United States to overcome our enemies.

By June 27, 1942, all eight saboteurs had been arrested without having accomplished one act of destruction. Tried before a Military Commission, they were found guilty. One was sentenced to life imprisonment, another to thirty years, and six received the death penalty, which was carried out within a few days.
The eight were tried before a Military Commission, comprised of seven U.S. Army officers appointed by President Roosevelt, from July 8, to August 4, 1942.

Constrast that to Sweetness & Light's observation:
Bin Laden Driver Gets Slap On The Wrist
Did he also apologize to the 3,000 people murdered on 9/11 for helping Bin Laden to elude capture?

Do you really think the obscene pressure put upon the system by our partisan MainStreamMedia and the Leftist (D)emocrat apologists for terrorism isn't having an impact?

Cross Posted at DANEgerus

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