Monday, September 24, 2012

Dear Syrian Rebels Part 2

     On the night of September 20, 1777, British forces launched a sneak attack with bayonets on American soldiers encamped near Paoli, Pennsylvania.  Americans called the Battle of Paoli a "massacre."
     At the Battle of Germantown (October 4, 1777), soldiers from Pennsylvania took their revenge.  Their officers ordered the men to stop, but the Pennsylvanians bayoneted British soldiers as they begged for mercy.
     Cornered in a country house, the British under Lieutenant Colonel Thomas Musgrave fought for their lives.  What could have been an American victory became an American defeat.  In his book, Battle of Paoli, Thomas J. McGuire wrote of Germantown, "The 'no quarter' behavior of the Pennsylvanians in the opening attack gave Musgrave's troops the resolve to stand firm against overwhelming odds."
     Human Rights Watch accuses Syrian rebels of summarily executing prisoners.  Rebels who commit atrocities make the revolution difficult, as well as insult the revolution's honor.
Keywords: kindness, prisoners, Syria, Revolution 
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