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Here's a quote from a government employee who witnessed a recent interaction between an elderly woman and an antiwar protester in a
Metro (subway) station in DC:
"There were protesters on the train platform handing out pamphlets on the evils of America. I politely declined to take one.
"An elderly woman was behind me getting off the escalator and a young (20ish) female protester offered her a pamphlet, which she politely declined.
"The young protester put her hand on the old woman's shoulder as a gesture of friendship and in a very soft voice said, 'Lady, don't you care about the children of Iraq?'
"The old woman looked up at her and said, 'Honey, my father died in France during World War II, I lost my husband in Korea, and a son in Vietnam. All three died so you could have the right to stand here and bad mouth our country. If you touch me again, I'll stick this umbrella up your ass and open it."
~God Bless America~
The Hate America Crowd just took over the House and Senate.
Stand by for a rocky road that will last two years till America wakes up again....
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Scott in Florida wrote:

==== War protesters love America, and America's children. That's why the war protesters in the Sixties tried to bring the Vietnam War to an end--a war that kill 60 thousand of America's children...for nothing.
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For nothing?
How about an end to the Cold War? How about all of the people in Thailand, Laos, and Burma who managed to avoid living under an oppressive regime thanks to our efforts? How about all of the Vietnamese immigrants whose kids can grow up to be doctors and engineers instead of rotting in some re-education camp somewhere?
I assure you that had we not prosecuted the Viet Nam war as we had, the world would be a very different place today, and not in a good way. If you're protesting the current war I'd suggest you familiarize yourself with the region and start thinking about the consequenses of *not* prosecuting it, before you become so incensed about what's happening there or the actions of our current administration. -- Mike Harris Austin TX
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Mike Harris wrote:

==== Well, the Domino Theory was proven to be incorrect. We lost the Vietnam war, but no other dominoes fell. Thailand, for example, never went "red" like Johnson was claiming if we lost in Vietnam.
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On Sat, 11 Nov 2006 10:46:37 -0600, Built_Well wrote:

Builtwell,
It's not that simple, of course.
Firstly, Eisenhower not Johnson was the first president to introduce the "Domino Theory" to the American public. As a student of history you are of course well aware of this; perhaps it simply slipped your mind.
You also of course know that Cambodia did in fact go "red" in 1975 - and that the Khmer Rouge regime was the bloodiest in history as measured by percentage of populace killed. At least 20% and possibly as much as 40% died (1.5 to 3 million dead of 7 million people). As an aside, you are also aware that the top seed for deaths overall would have to be Mao's China; the government-caused famine (1959 - 1961) killed conservatively 30 million souls, and possibly as many as 60 million by some estimates.
To be more correct, you should have written that among the experts the concern was that Thailand might go "red" if we failed to prosecute the Viet Nam war - not if we lost it. This is a subtle yet important distinction. In Thailand we had the support of the government and the "hearts and minds" of the Thai people and presumably would have met with more success fighting a Communist insurgence there. Had we failed to pick up the check for the mess the French left after Dien Bien Phu in 1954 the situation in Thailand in the 1960s might have been different and the Royal Thai government might not have been as stable during the anti-monarchy sentiments popular at the time.
Of course, had Truman recognized Ho Chi Minh's government - as Ho had requested after we'd supported them in WWII against the Japanese, we might have had a unified Viet Nam with no worse than a daffy Socialist government along the lines of what the UK had in the post WWII years, and the Viet Nam war would never have happened.
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Mike Harris wrote: > > [......] ==== Thanks for that interesting analysis of events, Mike.
But, as I've said before, ants behave viciously no matter what ant hill--uh, country--they fight for. Especially, the male ants :-)
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On Sun, 12 Nov 2006 14:45:54 -0600, Built_Well wrote:

I see you've mentioned Dr. Edward Wilson in another response to this thread. While Dr. Wilson may be a brilliant naturalist, his arguments as extended to human societies rely heavily on petito principii.
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Mike Harris (as root) wrote: > > Firstly, Eisenhower not Johnson was the first president to introduce the > Domino Theory to the American public. ==== Um, Mike, I didn't say Johnson was the first president to introduce the Domino Theory.
You're pulling a Mike Hunter [ sorry Mike :-) ] by calling me incorrect for a statement I never made :-P Is that a legitimate way to debate?
Also, there's considerable doubt as to whether the Khmer Rouge would have come to power in Cambodia/Kampuchea had we not invaded Vietnam.
As you suggest, there's no doubt that Truman, from my state of Missouri, made mistakes--which is what I think you're getting at. Yep, I acknowledge Truman was from my state. However, this does not change the fact that Lyndon Johnson and George Bush, both of Texas, started 2 wars, the Vietnam War and this second war against Iraq.
It's not the Texas in them that's evil. It's the Big Oil in 'em that can't be trusted.
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On Fri, 10 Nov 2006 14:13:56 -0600, Built_Well

Are you one of the protestors that spit on our service men?
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Scott in Florida wrote:

==== No, I don't spit on anyone. I don't shoot at anyone either, like soldiers do on both sides of a war.
And that story about war protesters spitting on service men is apocryphal. Boston University professor Howard Zinn (author of "A People's History of the United States") checked into that so-called "spitting story," and could not find it reported in any newspaper of the day. It never happened. It doesn't exist anywhere on the public record.
But the far right always prances out that story like it's some kind of Clydesdale.
Umm, I think it was BU professor Zinn that did the recent research--coulda been somebody else.
Anyway, as I said before, military service is slavery. What are those men doing fighting each other anyway? Lovable Dum-dums
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Built_Well wrote:

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Scott, I don't mean to be stepping on your toes. However, in all truthfulness, to me soldiers seem to be just like ants...little army ants.
You ought to read Harvard professor E. O. Wilson's books; he'll teach you all about ant societies and their amazing parallels to human societies. Both animals are quite organized.
You poor misguided little army ant--God bless you and all little army ants around the world [chuckle].
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No they don't. They are manipulated by the Communists to weaken America's war effort. They did it in WW2 (That tratior Petrillo they named the band shell after in Chicago comes to mind) and they did it during the Cold War (See Julius and Ethel Rosenberg) and they were behind the anti-war protests in Vietnam and Iraq. So go hang your hammer and sickle flag and show us who you really are. And you're going on my blocked list.
Charles of Schaumburg.
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We're just glad you're OK.
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DH wrote:

==== Although I was hard on soldiers in my previous posts, I have a lot of respect for Scott and his fellow slaves. I just don't approve of what they're doing.
However, God protect all American slaves fighting right now for their master Queen Bush.
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On Fri, 10 Nov 2006 14:32:43 -0600, Built_Well

I invite you to come down to Florida and march with me tomorrow in our local Veterans day parade.
I also invite you to make your comments to the heroes that will be assembled....
You appear to need to talk to some real vets....
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The Democrats did not take over anything, they were elected by a majority of voters who finally saw through the Bushit.
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~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Aw Truckdude, you shouldn't have told him that. He thinks the dems had a coup d'etat and took over Washington with Bradley tanks and flash-bang grenades. he imagined long lines of loyal Republicants being paraded down the streets, a la the Bataan march. Speaking of which, I wonder what GWB said to whoever told him about the two houses of Congress being in Dem hands....."I'll pray on it...?"
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I wonder what he said to the now useless Rove.
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     snipped-for-privacy@dslextreme.com "mack" writes:

Are we talking about Bradley armoured fighting vehicles? Wow, do people still still those? (For a good cringe, watch the humorous but painful "Pentagon Wars", which follows the chaotic process of its "development" and the small mountains of money wasted on it.)
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     snipped-for-privacy@deltrak.demon.co.uk "Andrew Stephenson" writes:

Should have read:
Are we talking about Bradley armoured fighting vehicles? Wow, do people still _use_ those? (For a good cringe, watch the humorous but painful "Pentagon Wars", which follows the chaotic process of its "development" and the small mountains of money wasted on it.)
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