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Gulf of Tonkin attack never happened?

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posted on Jan, 8 2008 @ 07:15 PM
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Gulf of Tonkin faked


news.yahoo.com

But he said that probably the "most historically significant feature" of the declassified report was the retelling of the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident.

That was a reported North Vietnamese attack on American destroyers that helped lead to president Lyndon Johnson's sharp escalation of American forces in Vietnam.

The author of the report "demonstrates that not only is it not true, as (then US) secretary of defense Robert McNamara told Congress, that the evidence of an attack was 'unimpeachable,' but that to the contrary, a review of the classified signals intelligence proves that 'no attack happened that night,'" FAS said in a statement.

"What this study demonstrated is that the available intelligence shows that there was no attack. It's a dramatic reversal of the historical record," Aftergood said.

(visit the link for the full news article)



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posted on Jan, 8 2008 @ 07:15 PM
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this is something....

A much talked about incident leading to the escalation of the Vietnam war never happened? Although I must admit, I am no big fan of the Federation of American Scientist ( FAS )

If this is the wrong board, feel free to move it... but it did just come out


news.yahoo.com
(visit the link for the full news article)

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posted on Jan, 8 2008 @ 07:24 PM
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I believe this topic is already being covered here:

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posted on Jan, 8 2008 @ 07:29 PM
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cool...

can a mod delete this one?



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