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Charlie Wilson's War
megashare.info ^ | 2007 | Charlie Wilson

Posted on 02/01/2014 9:12:44 PM PST by mylife

Have any of yall seen this? What are your thoughts?.

I Really liked Gust


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KEYWORDS: charliewilson; covert; gust
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Just mash the play button. don't mash anything else.

http://megashare.info/watch-charlie-wilsons-war-online-TmpJME5RPT0

1 posted on 02/01/2014 9:12:44 PM PST by mylife
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http://megashare.info/watch-charlie-wilsons-war-online-TmpJME5RPT0


2 posted on 02/01/2014 9:13:31 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife
you can teach-em to type, but you can't teach-em to grow ...s
3 posted on 02/01/2014 9:14:21 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Chode

4 posted on 02/01/2014 9:15:10 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife
Typical leftist attempt to take conservative accomplishment (Reagan) and give credit for them to a Dem. Good flick nonetheless.

Well, credit where credit's due on one score: shocking that leftists would think fighting communism was something to celebrate or take credit for in the first place.

5 posted on 02/01/2014 9:16:53 PM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: Chode

The movie makes me ask what makes a man start fires?
Seriously what drives these people?

I like Gustav’s style


6 posted on 02/01/2014 9:17:28 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

I really enjoyed this film :-)


7 posted on 02/01/2014 9:20:15 PM PST by Bobalu (Happiness is a fast ISR)
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To: Still Thinking

I agree 100% with your post.


8 posted on 02/01/2014 9:21:51 PM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: Still Thinking

Interesting take.

It is an odd film. I don’’t know if they are mocking us or giving us a hat tip.

Still.. I tip my hat to the unknown heros, and I hold the ****ers that stepped in it close.


9 posted on 02/01/2014 9:21:57 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Bobalu

I watched it twice in a row.


10 posted on 02/01/2014 9:22:54 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

Congressman Charlie Wilson

"Wilson recalled that he first became interested in politics when his dog died in 1946. A neighbor, who happened to be a local elected official, was upset that Wilson's dog had apparently soiled his garden and had put finely-grained glass into the dog's food to kill it. Wilson, in an act of revenge, doused his neighbor's yard in gasoline and set it on fire. Wilson then borrowed his family's car, drove voters to the polls, and told them that while he didn't want to tell them how to vote, they should know that this particular local official had killed his dog. The man who killed Wilson's dog lost the election. Wilson confronted the man and suggested that he shouldn't be harming anyone else's dogs."

11 posted on 02/01/2014 9:23:56 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

I guess he was reglar militia.


12 posted on 02/01/2014 9:26:13 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Liberty Valance

Looks like an old British Enfield.


13 posted on 02/01/2014 9:28:12 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

I have seen it twice as well :-)

not in a row tho


14 posted on 02/01/2014 9:32:40 PM PST by Bobalu (Happiness is a fast ISR)
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To: Bobalu

I just kind identified with I suppose.
Not like Avatar or The Lying King.


15 posted on 02/01/2014 9:34:31 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife
good movie...
16 posted on 02/01/2014 9:34:34 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: mylife

I liked the History Channel version better.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1943083/posts


17 posted on 02/01/2014 9:38:47 PM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: Carthego delenda est

I did not know there were two versions of this story.

Charlie was no Saint, but he was no Devil


18 posted on 02/01/2014 9:42:01 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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I think Gust Avrokotos was brilliant


19 posted on 02/01/2014 9:51:04 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

When Charlie was asked why he didn’t go to rehab for his percieved alcohol problem his reply was that they didn’t serve scotch in rehab.


20 posted on 02/01/2014 9:51:26 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

Should have left Afganistan to the Russians.


21 posted on 02/01/2014 9:55:49 PM PST by Parmy
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To: Liberty Valance

Well he was a womanizing hard drinking commie killer I guess.

What ever he was, he was/is a Texan


22 posted on 02/01/2014 9:57:51 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

I’d assume it would be a jazail, but I don’t know for certain.


23 posted on 02/01/2014 9:58:02 PM PST by socalgop
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To: Parmy

Hind sight is 20/20


24 posted on 02/01/2014 9:58:42 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Parmy

Along with Pakistan.


25 posted on 02/01/2014 9:59:27 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: socalgop

Never heard of a jazial.


26 posted on 02/01/2014 9:59:44 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Chode
"Gust and I had two things in common. We both liked killing commies and chasing p*ssy"
27 posted on 02/01/2014 10:00:56 PM PST by Baynative (Got bulbs? Check my profile page.)
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To: Liberty Valance

I could never figure out Bhutto or Musharraf


28 posted on 02/01/2014 10:02:48 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

Charlie Wilson attended one semester at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas, before being appointed to the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.[2] While at Annapolis, Wilson earned the second most demerits in the history of the academy (his roommate, Robert Mullen, earned the most demerits). Despite the excessive number of demerits Wilson graduated eighth from the bottom of his class in 1956 with a B. S. in Engineering, specializing in electronics.[3]
Between 1956 and 1960, Wilson served in the United States Navy, attaining the rank of lieutenant and gunnery officer on a destroyer. While in the Navy, Wilson’s commanders reported that he was the “best officer on ship but the worst in port.”[citation needed] Wilson’s exploits in port did not impede his career in the Navy and he was assigned to the Pentagon as part of an intelligence unit that evaluated the Soviet Union’s nuclear forces.[4]


29 posted on 02/01/2014 10:04:17 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Baynative
everybody needs a hobby...
30 posted on 02/01/2014 10:06:05 PM PST by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: Liberty Valance

Sounds about right.


31 posted on 02/01/2014 10:08:27 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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Gust Avrakotos


32 posted on 02/01/2014 10:34:08 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/12/24/AR2005122400871.html


33 posted on 02/01/2014 10:46:16 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

Gust was a cool character. It is a great movie. I saw it when it came out. A few times since. I think i’ve got Crile’s book here somewhere. Yes. Charlie was a great Texan of note.


34 posted on 02/01/2014 10:52:59 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

For me the film was about Gust.
Charlie is kinfda an old school Dem Texan and thats kinda fine with me too.

Mistakes were made, but they had decent hearts.


35 posted on 02/01/2014 10:58:43 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Liberty Valance

They ain’t making Democrat politicians like that anymore.


36 posted on 02/01/2014 11:04:54 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: Baynative
Killing Commies and chasing tail? They definitely don’t make Democrat pols like that anymore.
37 posted on 02/01/2014 11:06:42 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2016: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: mylife

I agree regarding Gust.

http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/photographs/large/c12820-32.jpg

Wonder why he went back leading up to 9/11...


38 posted on 02/01/2014 11:08:14 PM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: RichInOC

That is a fact.


39 posted on 02/01/2014 11:11:01 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Carthego delenda est

Dunno, I would have backed Massoud, If Massoud had not been assassinated the Taliban would have never gotten power.


40 posted on 02/01/2014 11:14:07 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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The Man Who Would Be King
41 posted on 02/01/2014 11:21:58 PM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

Loved this movie. There was extensive commentary here when the movie was new in the theaters.


42 posted on 02/02/2014 12:08:43 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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" Wilson took an interest in national security and foreign matters. Growing up during World War II encouraged Wilson to avidly read military history, including numerous articles and other literature on the war. This led Wilson to have
a lifelong reverence for Winston Churchill."
43 posted on 02/02/2014 12:53:56 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: mylife

There are actually two movies about Charlie. One is the movie with Tom Hanks and the other is a two hour television documentary. Maybe History Channel?
There was a time in America when Democrats didn’t always march in lockstep with the Socialists. Charlie was quite a guy.


44 posted on 02/02/2014 5:03:52 AM PST by The Public Eye
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To: The Public Eye

I miss that America.


45 posted on 02/02/2014 6:20:49 AM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

Good movie. I’ve got that one on DVD. There’s definitely some Hollywood spin in that movie, but the characters really make the story.


46 posted on 02/02/2014 6:28:43 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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I think Gust is brilliant.
How many men are there like him in this world?


47 posted on 02/02/2014 6:34:51 AM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: smokingfrog

DVD? What is that?
I watched it on A G-box using XBMC V12.


48 posted on 02/02/2014 6:39:27 AM PST by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: mylife

I can’t keep up with all that newfangled tech. They come up with stuff that’s supposed to be “the next big thing” and then it suddenly fades into obscurity after a while.


49 posted on 02/02/2014 7:12:38 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: mylife
You asked for my response. Charlie Wilson was a friend of mine, I'm embarrassed to say, because he was a power player in Tip O'Neill and Jim Wright's gutless Houses of Representatives.

The film, though entertaining, is not history, unless one allows shameless Democrat revisionist history as true history.

The film and the story upon which it is based is almost completely made up, an attempt to re-write the American response to the Russian invasion of Afghanistan, after the ousting of Jimmy Carter, as successful because of the efforts of the fun-loving efforts of a handful of Democrat House insiders.

Charlie Wilson was a fun guy, but his cooperation with Republicans after Reagan and Graham swept his district was almost completely pragmatic. He was became a hawk, in reality, only to save his political bacon.

Since he's dead, now, Liberals are safe to celebrate him as one of their own.

50 posted on 02/02/2014 7:16:22 AM PST by Prospero (Si Deus trucido mihi, ego etiam fides Deus.)
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