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"Black April" shows that the sharp reduction of U.S. aid meant the South Vietnamese were unable to bomb enemy ground forces even when they were massed and presented inviting targets. The South Vietnamese air force could not fly enough sorties to begin with, and its capabilities further eroded as the North Vietnamese overran airfields. In January 1973, President Nixon had promised the South Vietnamese that American air power would smash the North Vietnamese if they broke the peace agreement about to be signed in Paris. But then Watergate intervened, and Congress—using the War Powers Resolution of 1973—prevented Nixon's successor, Gerald Ford, from fulfilling the pledge.
Gee and I thought it was the west that dropped a couple nukes on Japan . Must have been a bad history book I read somewhere .Thanks for clearing up my confusion /not a reply to: np6888
when it comes to nukes. They simply do not have the same moral values as the West does.
Which one will back the next war? SDR'S or USD'S? Which is Obama currently peddling? Is their competition for the next reserve currency?
originally posted by: np6888
a reply to: 13th Zodiac
Nope sorry. The analogy doesn't apply. The Crimeans voted to join the Russians, whereas the Chinese are attacking without any just cause whatsoever. If you were to ask the world, informing them of everything, then I would say that at least 50% would be on the Russians' side, whereas virtually no non-Chinese would agree with the Chinese. The Russians have never shown a desire to expand beyond their ethnicity, and they've shown that in their history, whereas the Chinese are entirely different. The Chinese DO want to take over the world.
a reply to: Wrabbit2000
Vietnam kicked France's butt, they held their own with the Japanese and they kicked our butt. - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...
originally posted by: Not Authorized
a reply to: MrSpad
What are you talking about? Why are you spreading misinformation? China, and Russia, are about to sign a pipeline deal, that has been 10 years in the making.
And now, on what could be the literal eve of that deal, they are going to play war footsie? And screw that all up? Right.
Not every nation is obsessed with war. Grow up.
Question what is Gold valued in?
What happens when that valuation is destroyed?