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To: Michael.SF.

Nixon used the "China Card" to triangulate between North Vietnam and the Soviets. I needed to refresh my memory on the whole idea and came across the following interesting article. It was written by a Marine that was assigned to oversee transcriptions of some of the Nixon tapes.

http://www.watergate.com/stories/china2.asp


10 posted on 02/27/2006 12:19:17 AM PST by geopyg (Ever Vigilant, Never Fearful)
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To: geopyg

I'll read this tonight


11 posted on 02/27/2006 3:04:48 AM PST by knarf (A place where anyone can learn anything ... especially that which promotes clear thinking.)
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To: geopyg

Interesting article. The resemblance to Iraq, in the media's treatment, is unsettling.

What suprised me in this segment is the huge influence of Kissinger. Nixon did a complete turnaround from his original take based on a few words from Kissinger on Pakistan/India and the origins of WW1.

Kissinger is the more interesting character in this segment. He is the one making policy.


19 posted on 02/27/2006 8:39:45 AM PST by dervish ("And what are we becoming? The civilization of melted butter?")
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