posted on Apr, 25 2017 @ 04:22 PM
"but there are clearly some political forces that are intent in dragging the US into a disastrous war ..."
The US did not go to war in Vietnam to win it, they went to war to make money.
That is why they killed Kennedy.
There would be no war with Russia, Cuba or Vietnam as long as Kennedy was president. The rich just want to get richer and Vietnam was the best choice
out of the three.
If the war ended, there would be no more money. So they had to prolong the war, which meant limited bombing in the North. They could not make money if
they "bombed them back into the stone age" so they kept Goldwater out of the White House and they stopped bombing the North for about four years.
When Nixon decided to end it they bombed the North for only a few weeks before the North sued for peace talks.
As for the Tonkin Gulf, it actually did happen on August 1st, three days before the "official" incident. And that was all the excuse they needed to go
to war to make their money.
There seems no doubt that this mindset still lives in the military government. Even though the world is now on instant notice and looking for it, do
not be surprised if someone tries to make it happen again.