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2012-10-28 Europe
'Everyone lied to me'
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Posted by Au Auric 2012-10-28 02:36|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [336069 views ]  Top

#1 Of course Hitler lied to everyone. He institutionalized lying via Dr. Joseph Goebbels, his propaganda chief. Goebbels made Baghdad Bob look like an amateur.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-10-28 11:09||   2012-10-28 11:09|| Front Page Top

#2 Umm... Chief d00d, thar ain't no national redoub, it was that bastard Churchill playing with yo hed again.

Posted by Shipman 2012-10-28 14:31||   2012-10-28 14:31|| Front Page Top

#3 Everyone DID lie to him - they were afraid on pain of deth not to, and had too little honor. Except eventually, and too late, a few.
Posted by Glenmore 2012-10-28 14:41||   2012-10-28 14:41|| Front Page Top

#4 "It is not I who have lost the war, but the German people'."

We're failing because you losers couldn't execute My Brilliant Plan. I've heard CEOs of dying companies say the same thing. Always after what everyone regarded as a run of bad decisions.

I've always wondered how far the Nazis would have gotten if Hitler let his generals run the war.
Posted by SteveS 2012-10-28 14:53||   2012-10-28 14:53|| Front Page Top

#5 If Hitler had let his generals run the war, it would never have started.
Posted by Nimble Spemble 2012-10-28 15:29||   2012-10-28 15:29|| Front Page Top

#6 Isn't this the oft-remixed scene from Downfall?
Posted by Free Radical 2012-10-28 16:47||   2012-10-28 16:47|| Front Page Top

#7 Well, he's right, you know. Everyone DID lie to him.

However, he's the one who set up the system with perverse incentives. He wasn't one to listen to his generals, and he'd fire them if they insisted on dealing with reality. Even "Hurrying Heinz" Guderian was not immune.
Posted by gromky 2012-10-28 22:49||   2012-10-28 22:49|| Front Page Top

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