posted on Aug, 30 2006 @ 02:35 PM
I was stationed at four army bases in the states, Okinawa and a few other places overseas and never once seen or heard about anti war soldiers,
disgruntled soldiers yes.
I do remember Jane Fonda and Donald Sutherland and a few other pro Communist organized a demonstration in Okinawa, telling us to put our guns away and
to tell the brass were to go---most of us were disgusted with Jane and Donald, and told them where they could go.
There was a lot of fighting going on in Okinawa and Vietnam, but it was between whites and blacks---that’s what the media never talked about and my
guess neither does this movie.
After Martin Luther King was shot in 1968 black soldiers began fragging white first and second lieutenants and some white sergeants as well.
There was plenty unfriendly fire between American troops in Vietnam that was swept under the rug and remains there to this day.
Okinawa was an island that harbored thousands of military personnel and equipment from all four branches of the military that directly supplied the
war in Vietnam.
Okinawa in 1971-72 was a powder keg of racial tension that threatened to bring the four branches of the military to a stop---which would have been a
disaster for Americans in Vietnam because Okinawa was the main lifeline for supplies and troops.
Hundreds if not thousands of military police where flown onto the island to keep that from happening.
Thousands ended in up in jail because of disorderly conduct for rioting and beating up other solders, and the rampant drug abuse, not because of their
stance on the war----but they are not going to admit the drug use and bad conduct---anti-war is more glorified and respectable.
What happened in Okinawa and Vietnam stays in Okinawa and Vietnam---the major news networks were all there but the stories never told.
The lies continue in Sir, no Sir