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    Posted: April 09 2013 at 8:36am
I have seen the phrase "Molon Labe" used with increasing frequency, due to the present political climate in the USA.  I came across this site with a short history of the term.
 
 
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thank you for the link , i knew the story but this did indeed bring it home again and relate it directly to the current condition ,
 
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It reminds me of the story during WWII, the 101 Airborne,the Germans, and a little town in Belgium.

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Paddy..that would have been BASTOGNE..FRANCE
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During his speech, Charlton Heston held the Kentucky Long Rifle high and shouted:
 
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King Leonidas would have been proud.
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Hey Hoadie,

I will bet you a beer on this one.

The 101st Airborne Division troops defending Bastogne, Belgium during World War II's Battle of the Bulge.

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Paddy..that would have been BASTOGNE..FRANCE
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Your right(ARRGH! ) I knew it was 101st.I knew what battle it was as well.
My geography is a little off tonight
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Hoadie,

Put the key board down, back away from the computer, drink a beer, and enjoy the day.

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The movie 300 was on last night. Very stylized of course, but I like how they used a lot of the quotes from sources like Herotodus.
Seeing Leonidas say "Come and Take Them" on screen is always pretty cool
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True words of free men!
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I like the 1962 movie "the 300 Spartans" better than the "300" movie.
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The 300 Spartans was more historically correct.
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T hate when hollywood screws with history.
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Hollywood would NEVER let the truth get in the way of a good story.
Just look @ what they done to the (un)civil war.They have the world believing that it was fought on the issue of slavery. Now-you've got every "hollywood-educated" all purpose idiot trying to ban the Confederate flags, & villifying the south!
DON'T GET ME STARTED!!!
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I still fly my "Stars and Bars" from time to time.
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Well you learn something everyday! "Molon Labe" I did not know the origins, thanks for posting that.
While we are on the subject of great war time speeches! who said "Some chicken! Some neck!" (WWII)
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