It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Originally posted by Excitable_Boy
Politicians wanted the war because they made a ton of money off of it. A lot of major corporations made money off of it and lined the pockets of politicians to keep it going. Why do you think it lasted so long? They had no plan to win it....just a plan to make it last so the moeny would keep rolling in. One of the reasons JFK was shot, he was going to take our troops out of there. He said "It's not our war." And it wasn't....
Really? Then why are we doing the exact same thing in Iraq now?
This was the "cover" story. This was a lie. This is what was told to the American people to scare them into thinking we needed to go there. It was a lie. It was only fought to make the mega-rich richer and again, to line the pockets of many politicians with the blood of our young men.
Yes. Richard Nixon being the biggest. Johnson wanted out of the war too and because of the pressure put on him not to get out of Vietnam, he didn't run for a second term (else he probably would have been killed also...like Kennedy). FYI....Nixon was involved in the JFK assassination. That's mainly what Watergate was about. A lot of information on the famous Nixon tapes was about the assassination, but they called it "that bay of pigs situation" instead on the tapes.
What a load of dung this is. The media caused us to lose the war. Do you realize how stupid that sounds?
What? Where do you get your information? We did nothing. North Vietnam remained communist and still is to this day. So what the frig are you talking about?
Not worth the lives of 60,000 of our young men, and most of those 1,000,000 didn't want to be there any more than we did. They were victims also. Victims of their own stupid government.
Originally posted by American Mad Man
You know, Reagan totally dominating the USSR...USSR collapses...US wins cold war... Or did you miss that program?
The only reason it wasn't worth the lives of our soldiers in because we let them die in vain. We did not follow through how we should have. Thankfully with Bush, this same mistake will not be made twice.
Originally posted by Excitable_Boy
LMAO!! The idiot Bush IS making the same mistakes. He has no plan to win the war and has under-estimated the enemy. The same things that went on in Vietnam. This war isn't about winning...it''s about MAKING MONEY! Get a clue!
Oh, and everything you had to say about my comments was pure garbage.
YOU my friend are clueless and seem to get your information from the Encyclopedia Britannica or something.
Why not learn the truth and deny ignorance!!
Oh and a complete defeat and embarassment in Vietnam led to us wiining the cold war? LMAO again! The two are completely unrelated.
We gained nothing in Vietnam except 60,000 dead young men FOR NOTHING!!
And I didn't say Nixon started the war in Vietnam, but he was the one who wanted it. Kennedy started it, but knew pretty quick that it was wrong and we didn't belong there and was going to pull us out. Don't forget, Nixon was supposed to win the 1960 election!
Do a little research before you try to blast my comments. I know what I'm talking bout....you again, are clueless!
Originally posted by MrBunny
Regan being the cause of the fall of the USSR, sigh... if you believe this then you really need to rethink what was going on in the USSR in the last 30 years and pay particular attention to their economy. They were already going to fall and Reagan had nothing to do with that.
I don't believe I ever said he was the sole reason for the Soviet collapse, I said he dominated the USSR, which he did. He completely dominated them in the arms race, and dominated them politically as well.
I believe it would be accurate to say that the Soviets were already missing a leg, and RR was the one to push them over.
So you believe that the drain of Vietnam on the USSR economy contributed nothing to their subsequent collapse?