posted on Mar, 27 2019 @ 02:09 AM
a reply to: halfoldman
For some reason, (Billy Joel), I'm remembering the Cold War. For me it was like:
In ____ of 19__, President _____ decided it was a good idea to send troops to _______ to ______ in order to ____.
So ______ personnel and ____ ____ aircraft armed with ______ and ______ and ___ tons of equipment went to _________ on Operation _______.
Here's a kick in the face for you; well my face actually.
Years later, in a Saloon where I was performing some of my poetry, I came across a disabled Gulf War Vet who a lady friend had introduced me to. After
a few too many drinks, having exited the back door, I told him the name of the operation. He responded "Oh yeah, I heard about that! That's when ….
… … "
I said "No, that's not it at all."
All these years I've resisted Googling the name, afraid of setting off flags. A couple of weeks ago I did it. I was somewhat taken aback. There is a
de-classified operation with the same name! The one that the Desert Storm Vet had known of.
So if I were to ever describe what happened when _______ sent people to ______ to _______, I would be discredited completely because hey, you can
Google it, that's not what happened!
So it never happened. I suppose it won't ever show up on Google or History Books or anything. Ya just gotta love that Cold War!
I was thinking about doing a rant over this but resisted. Now I can just stick it here instead. Thanks for the thread. It's been a load of fun
recalling the old days.
edit on 27-3-2019 by pthena because: (no reason given)