Vietnam War: Top secret US papers published

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    BBC News - Vietnam War: Top secret US papers published
     
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    What Admin lied? JFK's?
    I can't imagine that. He was one cool dude.
    We need someone like him today. Doubt if he lied to anyone.... He always looked out for what was BEST for America.
     
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    Looking out for the Best for America can get yerr dead, the masters dont like that view
     
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    God help us when we ever let a president hire his own brother to be Attorney General. Bobby thought he was secretary of state and his crazy fixation on Cuba might have caused the death of JFK. At any rate the brothers were out of control. They authorized the CIA to raise, feed, train and equip a little army of Cuban exiles and abandoned them at the Bay of Pigs. It was LBJ who lied about the Tonkin Gulf crisis and he set the rules in VietNam so that America couldn't possibly win the war even though they won every battle. Just when the US was poised to finally wear out the V.C. after TET Walter Cronkite decided to enter the war and tell Americans that the hard won victory of TET wasn't a victory at all but a stalemate. LBJ quit in front of the whole world and the VC had a new lease on life.
     
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    Haven't you heard? Vietnam wasn't a war, it was a "Police Action" according to that clown ginscpy.
     
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    Actually that is correct.

    Same with the so-called Korean War.
     
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    Are you saying it is not a war because congress didn't declare it? or another reason?
     
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    They were UN backed conflicts and referred to as a Police Action not a war.

    That's why there were soldiers from Greece, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, and several other countries that participated in both conflicts.
     
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    IF WE DID THIS, IF WE DID THAT... BLAH, BLAH, BLAH...

    America could have invaded North Vietnam, occupied Hanoi and it wouldn't make any difference.

    The North Vietnamese would simply retreat into the jungle and continue to fight from there.

    The conflict would even have survived the end of the Cold War, BECAUSE IT DIDN'T HAVE SHIT TO DO WITH COMUNISM, it was a national liberation struggle to expel foreign troops from vietnamese soil and unify the country under the command of Vietnam's greatest independence hero, Ho Chi Minh.
     
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    "They won every battle" because "they" was a military behemoth pounding a flea.

    If the vietnamese people had anything remotely similar to the US military machine the US army wouldn't have lasted a week.
     

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