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  • 'No obligation': Joe Biden opposed helping South Vietnamese refugees reach U.S. in 1970s

    10/13/2020 1:28:53 PM PDT · by yoe · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 4, 2019 | Victor Morton
    Democratic presidential front-runner (Joseph R. Biden), who has denounced President Trump’s efforts against Central American asylum-seekers, vigorously opposed resettling as refugees South Vietnamese who had helped the U.S. during the war. The Washington Examiner ('No obligation': Joe Biden opposed helping South Vietnamese refugees reach U.S. in 1970s) Thursday, citing (records) from the administration of President (Gerald R. Ford), that as a U.S. senator, Mr. Biden tried to deny refuge to hundreds of thousands fleeing the imminent North Vietnamese victory and likely Communist persecution. Mr. Biden’s arguments about refugees reverse what he and other Democrats now insist are the only moral...
  • Forrest Fenn, combat pilot, gallery owner and creator of famed treasure hunt, dies

    09/08/2020 4:17:29 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | Sep 8, 2020 | Robert Nott
    Forrest Fenn, the Santa Fe author, artifacts dealer and creator of a mysterious treasure hunt that caught the imagination of thrill-seekers worldwide, died Monday at his home, a police spokesman said. Santa Fe Police spokesman Greg Gurulé said Fenn, 90, died of natural causes. A pilot in the U.S. Air Force, Fenn flew hundreds of combat missions during the Vietnam War. After his service, he was a gallery owner for decades in Santa Fe. He authored 10 books, including The Thrill of the Chase, which spurred interest in both the treasure hunt and his life. Fenn announced the treasure hunt...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version (DC 19) Liberate America-Atlanta Police Kill Black Man Protests

    06/13/2020 8:18:10 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 6/12/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    The country music sounds blasts from the past good to be here again I'm looking at a radio programming book from 1968 and here in York, PA WNOW at 1250 AM and 105.7 FM was the place for country music back then. I would start listening in during the fall of 1970 to begin my country music journey..... Today out of Dallas we get Glenn Beck with predictable negative comments about Russia. Russia and Texas have something in common. They produce oil and natural gas. Energy. Last December President Trump signed legislation to sanction companies helping to build the Nord...
  • There Are Sensible Ways to Reopen a Country. Then There's America's Approach

    05/15/2020 8:45:58 AM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 36 replies
    Time ^ | 5/14/2020 | Haley Sweetland Edwards
    This brutal spring, the U.S. faces two great crises. Over the past 14 weeks, 84,000 Americans have died of COVID-19. That’s 28 times the death toll of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, more than the U.S. combat deaths in the Vietnam War, and one-quarter of the total global casualties from the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, the national lockdown designed to halt the spread of the disease has pushed 33 million Americans out of work, forced hundreds of thousands of small-business owners to board up their shops and left 1 in 5 children uncertain where they’ll find their next meal....
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version...Some Chose Jesus Others Adolf..."National Emergency" On Syria

    05/09/2020 8:24:29 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 1 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 5/9/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Well here we are in the Year of our Lord Anthony Fauci.....OK......well a set of songs ending with Noel Paul Stookey "wherever two or more are gathered...there is love" and we need "love" right now that reaches out to help others be free..... In Iowa yesterday a Republican photo op with VP Pence and GOP Governor Kim Reynolds, the GOP Senators Grassley and Ernst. They were with religious leaders and Iowa will allow regulated worship services that comply with social distancing and sanitary rules. The government regulating churches. That is so like China... And it was so like the USSR...the...
  • Television's Vietnam: The Real Story (1984)

    03/29/2020 10:03:20 AM PDT · by otness_e · 89 replies
    Vietnam War Topical information: VHS Video tape: Television's Vietnam, narrated by Charlton Heston, Sony Vietnam Video Collection, produced by Accuracy In Media. Note: PBS was legally forced to show this, but only once, as a response to their own completely false representation of the war history. Their response to my inquiry was quite negative, deceptive and misleading. I got my copy, years ago, from an 800 number for the AIM organization, but do not see it on their current website. Amazon no longer carries it, and I can't find it anywhere. It shows how the Mainstream Media, with Cronkite in...
  • Platoon... Reality or Stonism?

    05/10/2007 8:19:21 PM PDT · by Philistone · 90 replies · 2,055+ views
    Philistone | 05/10/2007 | Philistone
    So I'm watching Platoon on demand for about the 15th time. I saw it the first time in a theater when it first came out with a former army grunt. The fact that I was a snot nosed, 24 year-old white boy who'd never been in the service and he was a 50 year-old black engineer had nothing to do with it. He told me he used to go out on patrol with no food or water so he could carry more guns and ammo. He wasn't going down without a fight. Walking out, he told me "that's EXACTLY what...
  • Vietnam Veteran MIA finally comes home.

    08/08/2019 8:21:35 PM PDT · by airplaneguy · 16 replies
    Vietnam war Veteran KIA finally comes home for proper Burial.
  • Review of "Armies of Sand: . . . Arab Military Effectiveness" by Kenneth M. Pollack

    07/15/2019 2:25:00 PM PDT · by LS · 40 replies
    self | 2019 | Kenneth M. Pollack
    This continues my attempt to bring noteworthy books to the attention of Freepers. Vanity? Not really, but it is a way for me to organize in a short review the main points of relevant books to our current economic, military, or political issues. "Armies of Sand" is an analysis by former CIA analyst and AEI scholar Kenneth Pollack. Although this was in part his doctoral dissertation, he has gone on to write many books about the military and especially the Middle East. He begins by looking at the Six-Day War and Arab/Egyptian military ineffectiveness, noting the AE military superiority of...
  • New Book Demolishes Arab Armies of Sand

    04/14/2019 11:37:31 PM PDT · by robowombat · 33 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | APR 13, 2019 8:00 AM | ANDREW HARROD
    New Book Demolishes Arab Armies of Sand “Arab armed forces consistently underperformed, and underperformed in the same ways time and again, regardless of who they fought or where, the state of their politics, or the relative state of economic development between them and their foe.” So concludes scholar Kenneth M. Pollack in his magisterial book on the cultural roots of disastrous post-1945 Arab military performance, Armies of Sand: The Past, Present, and Future of Arab Military Effectiveness. Pollack presents an encyclopedic, withering critique of Arab militaries across decades in numerous varied conflicts, to substantiate the conclusion that: Arab militaries were...
  • Jane Fonda's induction into Women's Hall of Fame has host town threatening to pull support

    03/29/2019 7:48:46 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 111 replies
    Herald-mail ^ | 03/29//19 | Victoria E. Freile
    Inducting Jane Fonda into the National Women's Hall of Fame could cost the organization its partnership with Seneca Falls, New York, its host town and the site of America's first-ever women's right's convention in 1848. Earlier this month, the Hall of Fame announced the actress would be among its class of 2019. Citing Fonda's actions during the Vietnam War, Seneca Falls Supervisor Greg Lazzaro released a resolution Thursday morning that would pull the town's support out of respect for veterans in the community. The resolution, which is expected to be proposed at next week's town board meeting, was released to...
  • Oh, You Suck: WaPo Eats It Over Their Nathan Phillips Vietnam War Veteran Story

    01/24/2019 5:34:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    This is becoming embarrassing. First, the liberal media had a banner week last week peddling two fake news stories. One story came from BuzzFeed, which alleged that President Donald Trump directed his ex-personal lawyer Michael Cohen to lie about a real estate deal in Russia. The Mueller investigation refuted that claim. Then, we have this Covington Catholic High School students wearing MAGA hats hounded a Native American story, which was refuted by video evidence. The students weren’t chanting, “build the wall” either.  They were doing sports chants to drown out the obscenities hurled at them by a bunch of Black...
  • Suppressed Revolver - Used to Hunt down Viet Congs

    01/08/2019 5:06:53 AM PST · by w1n1 · 24 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 1/8/2019 | K Dockery
    Since World War II, America’s elite forces have used quiet firearms for missions where it pays to be silent. Sound suppressors—commonly referred known as silencers—remain in service today. What many don’t know is that U.S. commandos once carried revolvers with special cartridges designed to muffle gunshots. In the early 1960s, Army weapon designers looked at alternatives that would completely eliminate the sound of the propellant exploding. They came up with the so-called "piston cartridges". By 1962, the Army had piston rounds available for .30-caliber rifles and .38-caliber revolvers. The ground combat branch's Special Forces sections also planned to develop a...
  • Among Vietnamese, a generational divide arises in fight against deportation threat

    12/26/2018 10:29:51 AM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 25 replies
    LA Times ^ | Dec 2018 | Anh Do
    "After word spread about a renewed push by the Department of Homeland Security to get Vietnam to accept more deportees, some people saw it as a mistake by the Trump administration given the GOP’s fading strength in Orange County and the historical support that the Republican Party has gotten from Vietnamese Americans. But in a community where many older residents oppose undocumented immigration and younger ones tend to lean left politically, the controversy is just the latest to underscore the generational divide among those of Vietnamese descent." "More than 8,000 Vietnamese residents in the U.S. who escaped their homeland but...
  • Battle of Dak To

    11/21/2018 4:45:52 AM PST · by w1n1 · 13 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 11/21/2018 | C Hodgkins
    Fifty-one years ago this month, the 173rd Airborne Brigade (Separate) fought in close quarters and uphill through deep foliage to take Hill 875 in what became known as the Battle of Dak To. The 173rd Airborne Brigade had already seen action before moving inland to South Vietnam’s Central Highlands in early November of 1967. This support included a role in Operation Junction City in the spring, as well as a search-and destroy (S&D) mission in the vicinity of Tuy Ho on the south-central coast. The 173rd was assigned to Dak To after intelligence reports indicated that North Vietnamese Army (NVA)...
  • Why the Social Engineers of the Sixties Failed to Make a "Great Society"

    11/20/2018 7:26:25 PM PST · by daniel1212 · 71 replies
    Foundation for Economic Education ^ | Wednesday, April 11, 2018 | Richard M. Ebeling
    Fifty years separate us today from 1968 and the two momentous legacies of the then failed presidency of Lyndon Johnson: The declaring of war on America's supposed domestic ills in the form of the "Great Society" programs, and the aggressive military intervention in a real war in Vietnam. Both of these "wars" reflected the arrogance and hubris of the social engineer who believes that he has the power and ability to remake and direct society in his own preferred image.... A part of the Vietnam War tragedy was due to the fact that it was managed by "the best and...
  • Remember Election 68: When Lyndon Johnson Was Replaced With Dick Nixon and George Wallace Nailed It

    11/03/2018 6:02:24 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 35 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/1/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    (Warning: You May Find Some Of This Offensive And Or Disturbing) "...We have been here now for twelve and one half hours by my reckoning and we still don't know who the next President of the United States is...." NBC Anchorman Chet Huntley At 7 AM Eastern Time Wednesday November 6, 1968- I was watching Chet Huntley and David Brinkley on the morning of Wednesday November 6th, 1968 as I awoke around 7 am from a short nights sleep for an eight year old, probably not much more than four and a half hours. We still didn't know who the...
  • An Open Letter to My Teenage Son (Vietnam War era artifact)

    10/28/2018 1:26:32 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    YouTube ^ | July 23, 2017 | Victor Lundberg
    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group An Open Letter to My Teenage Son · Victor Lundberg Lost Hits Of The 60's ℗ 1967 Capitol Records, LLC
  • Adrian Cronauer, depicted in 'Good Morning, Vietnam,' dies at 79

    07/19/2018 8:55:16 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 52 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | July 20, 2018 | Henry Gendreau
    Adrian Cronauer, a disc jockey, actor and Pentagon adviser whose story as a radio host during the Vietnam War inspired the 1987 film “Good Morning, Vietnam,” helping make its star Robin Williams a household name, died Wednesday in Troutville. He was 79. His death was confirmed by Jeff Hunt, a longtime Roanoke radio announcer who hired Cronauer at Roanoke FM station WPVR. He said Cronauer had been in a nursing home. “Goooooooood morning Vietnam,” was the signature sign-on Cronauer used hosting “Dawn Buster” from 1965-6 in Saigon. Williams’ portrayal of the fictional Cronauer cemented the line in American culture, associating...
  • Friendly Fire

    05/27/2018 9:45:05 AM PDT · by DJ Taylor · 4 replies
    Project Delta.net ^ | May 27, 2018 | Donald J. Taylor
    Sergeant First Class Arno J. Voigt was killed by friendly fire near Khe Sanh, Republic of Vietnam on June 4, 1970, and like all friendly fire accidents it was one of those things that shouldn’t have happened but did. A Pink Team consisting of an OH-6 Cayuse Light Observation Helicopter (Loach) and three AH-1G Cobra Gun Ships from the 2d Squadron 17th Cavalry, 101st Airborne Division mistook Arno Voigt and a company of ARVN Airborne Rangers for a company of NVA and fired on them, killing Arno Voigt along with two Rangers and wounding an additional twenty Rangers. This is...