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Stalingrad: 1943 and 2013

George257 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 2:10 PM
They say the allies never tried to assassinate hitler. He was our best weapon.
3129 Wrote: Feb 06, 2013 4:04 PM
Today we are in a similar situation. The nation's best gun salesman is Barrack Obama. Nonetheless, he has to go. Impeach Obama for malfeasance. Viva la revolucion.
Feb. 2 marked the 70th anniversary of the end of one of World War II's most decisive and utterly destructive battles, the five-months of slaughter in the Russian city then called Stalingrad.

In 2012, this column revisited several major battles of 1942, including Midway and El Alamein. Midway destroyed Japan's strategic offensive capabilities. El Alamein began the Western Allies' long drive to Berlin. Winston Churchill saw Britain's North African victory as, "perhaps, the end of the beginning."

Subsequent allied victories on the Western and Eastern fronts proved Churchill correct, with Stalingrad the eastern end of the beginning.

However, the defeat Adolf...