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Oct 23rd, 2019 at 12:04pm
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Of it first, in the end.”

Ho Chi Minh said that of the U.S. involvement in his country’s civil war. 

He was right as rain.

Does anyone doubt that the same is true of the U.S. involvement in the Middle East?

If anything, they are more fanatical than the Viet Cong.  The leaders and cadre were dedicated, but most of their footsoldiers were conscripted and fighting because they feared their leaders more than they feared the U.S. or what few South Vietnamese men were willing to fight.  The Muslim fanaticism permeates the people from the most senior Imam to the lowest radicalized human bomb platform.

Time to get out of that area, drill for oil in Texas, and let those people evolve on their own.
  

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Reply #1 - Oct 23rd, 2019 at 12:31pm
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The North Vietnamese were truly patriotic nationalists.  They didn't fear their leaders, they adored them.  The Chinese adored Mao too.

Tyrants and dictators do not force their way on a nation.  They are almost always unanimously chosen or voted in by the people.  The Germans loved Hitler, the Italians loved Mussolini and the Russians loved Stalin.

Your understanding of the war in Nam is pretty bad and comparing it to the middle east is quite silly.
  
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Reply #2 - Oct 23rd, 2019 at 3:01pm
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Little Big Man wrote on Oct 23rd, 2019 at 12:04pm:
Of it first, in the end.”

Ho Chi Minh said that of the U.S. involvement in his country’s civil war. 

He was right as rain.

Does anyone doubt that the same is true of the U.S. involvement in the Middle East?


The MIC and every president since Eisenhower?
  

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Reply #3 - Oct 23rd, 2019 at 3:02pm
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yamcha wrote on Oct 23rd, 2019 at 12:31pm:
The Chinese adored Mao too.

Even during the Great Leap Forward? That's pretty unlikely...
  

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Reply #4 - Oct 23rd, 2019 at 4:16pm
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yamcha wrote on Oct 23rd, 2019 at 12:31pm:
The North Vietnamese were truly patriotic nationalists.  They didn't fear their leaders, they adored them.  The Chinese adored Mao too.

Tyrants and dictators do not force their way on a nation.  They are almost always unanimously chosen or voted in by the people.  The Germans loved Hitler, the Italians loved Mussolini and the Russians loved Stalin


I hope you're kidding

yamcha wrote on Oct 23rd, 2019 at 12:31pm:
Your understanding of the war in Nam is pretty bad


That's a pretty safe assumption with Jeff on any subject
  

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Reply #5 - Oct 23rd, 2019 at 5:12pm
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kaz wrote on Oct 23rd, 2019 at 4:16pm:
That's a pretty safe assumption with Jeff on any subject
Probably true... Embarrassed

That's why I need the help of smart people who can tell me who in the world might want to smoke the peace pipe with Warren, and why, and who her closest friends are.

I never would have thought of that without help from respected forum members... Smiley
  

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