'They are ringing their bells now,

ronalawn82(z9FL)March 10, 2012

they will be wringing their hands soon!" (unsure about the order of the words) Declared Sir Robert Walpole - Britain's Prime Minister - as The War of Jenkins' Ear. started in 1739. And the quote has been invoked about the Afghanistan conflict and maybe all other conflicts; if not, it ought to be.

And here is a headline in the NY Times (Jan. 16, 1991):

CONFRONTATION IN THE GULF: War Supplies; Somber Workers Press to Fill A Rush Order for Body Bags.

"War is not a game"; and we should condemn "the casualness with which some of these folks talk about war,"

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
marshallz10(z9-10 CA)

what?

    Bookmark   March 10, 2012 at 9:28PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
labrea_gw

Jenkins Ear eventually enveloped most of Europe as 1 war ran into another. Sort of Like Iraq 1 & 2 & Afghanistan possibly rolling over into IRAN.
Prime Minister Walpole didn't want a war with Spain the last straw was Jenkins presenting his ear which had been severed by a Spanish boarding party.
Walpole laments that "they are ringing their bells soon they will be wringing their hands".

Lot of Hapsburg history rolled in on this one too including the Pragmatic sanction.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2012 at 9:53PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
marshallz10(z9-10 CA)

Thank you, labrea

    Bookmark   March 10, 2012 at 10:24PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Oil Rises as Gulf Allies Strike Yemen
Should Yemen be any part of the Nuclear negotiations...
labrea_gw
The problem with salvation
A christian need only believe in jesus,..that he was...
asleep_in_the_garden
The U.S. in an Evil Axis, or So He Claims
When does one become a caricature of oneself? Netanyahu:...
nancy_in_venice_ca Sunset 24 z10
Dinosaurs are bad!
This is hard to believe! Ummmm...anyone have an idea...
asleep_in_the_garden
Sponsored Products
Blue Medallion Stemless Large Goblet Set
$21.99 | zulily
Frosted Glass Ensemble Brushed Nickel/Hrdwr
PLFixtures
Two Standard 590TC Pillowcases - HONEY
$210.00 | Horchow
Messina 1-light Gold-tone Table Lamp
Overstock.com
Plush White Shag Rug
$88.99 | Dot & Bo
Hudson Valley Lighting | Malibu Wall Sconce
$240.00 | YLighting
Satin Nickel Three-Light Bath Light with Faux Alabaster Glass
$79.90 | Bellacor
Diva Chandelier by Schonbek Lighting
$2,087.80 | Lumens
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™