Not really, there was a thorough discussion here about the war. Mostly against. I lurked here then joined later.
Huh? The Internet hardly existed then and mostly consisted of Prodigy and CompuServe (among others) and expensive dialup modems. You must be thinking of something else or someplace else, not Washington State in the 70s and 80s.
From our perspective there was little outside support, mostly against us - pro government and pro Treaty Indian. The MSN - then ABCCBSNBC made a big deal about getting both sides, but only broadcast the Indian side, while vilifying us.
You must understand that the vilest part took place in the years 1975-1983 and petered out in the following years when the protests became a Federal felony.
And yes you got the ‘war’ part right, as it did involve deliberate Federal violence, death, Federal imprisonment for the crime of fishing, and as far as it went a violent Constitutional Rights battle, thus qualifying in some minds as the second Civil War, or as close as one can get.
Had we had significant outside help then (even FR’s - had it existed then), the guys that died or were maimed might still be alive and hale today.
But thanks for your support. But you really haven't lived until you've been stared down by a nervous 18 year old on a lurching 80' Coast Guard Cutter manning a locked and loaded .50 cal Ma Duce pointed at you. Quite a thrill, I tell you true ...
We must be talking about different conflicts. Clinton’s attack on Serbia was during 1999 when the internet was well-established along with Free Republic. Previous portions of breakup of Yugoslavia took place in the 80’s.