Originally posted by poet1b
reply to post by nenothtu
You and Clint stormed the beaches of Grenada together? You are a real hero. Were you in the movie? (Note to self, request better
Maybe the Korean war could be called a part of the cold war, but that was a long time before Reagan took office.
Vietnam, possibly the same, but looked more like a war of imperialism.
By the time Reagan took office, the USSR was a paper dragon, and the U.S. public had already decided that they have no stomach for propping up
corporate puppet dictators in third world countries under the fear of communism.
Bush did invade Panama, when his puppet got out of control.
Yes, under Regan... and Carter.
I didn't go to Grenada - that was more of a Regular Army/USMC sort of thing. I wasn't invited.
Before me, my uncle fought the Cold War in Vietnam, which was one of the innumerable "proxy wars" that dragged one of the big boys in, much like
Afghanistan did for the Soviets - Afghanistan was another of the innumerable proxy wars, which sucked in the big boys on the other side of the
Before my uncle, my father fought the Cold War in Europe. Not gonna say just where or how, but it was in the 50's, and not in Korea.
It was a long war, with innumerable brush-fire proxy wars popping up all over the globe as extensions of it. Africa, Central America, Asia, mostly.
You may call the USSR a "paper dragon" all you like, but that dragon had teeth to back up the paper cuts. Nuclear teeth, and a massive war and
materiel machine. Military expenditures in the Soviet Union ran to around 15% of their entire GDP at the time, and a large portion of that material
and support was finding it's way to tiny battle fields in tiny countries all over the globe, much the same as the US war machine was doing in
opposition. it was a huge, deadly chess game.
The US public didn't give rat's ass about "corporate puppet dictators". Didn't give a damn about foreign corporations at all (other than the
Japanese proclivity to flood the US market with cars). Anyone who says otherwise is just being revisionist to fit their own agenda.
I think you could stand a bit of education on the time period - what you have been taught so far is misleading and skewed, going by your post here.
By King George the First's reign, I'd already had enough.