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  • This Man Could Have Kept Vietnam From Communists, But Kennedy Admin Okayed His Assassination (TR)

    11/03/2017 9:00:28 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 63 replies
    The Federalist ^ | November 2, 2017 | Casey Chalk
    Geoffrey ShawÂ’s account is a page-turning, sorrowful account of how the United States betrayed a man of remarkable character and political genius. On 2 November, groups of Vietnamese men, women, and children will gather for memorial services across the world to honor the death of a man largely forgotten in American historical memory. Once this man was a household name, frequently featured on the front pages of our nationÂ’s newspapers and spoken from the mouths of reporters on the nightly news. That man is Ngo Dinh Diem, president of the Republic of Vietnam (better known as South Vietnam) from 1955...
  • A Winnable War. The argument against the orthodox history of Vietnam. [Book review]

    01/06/2007 8:21:30 AM PST · by aculeus · 32 replies · 2,486+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | January 15, 2007 | by Mackubin Thomas Owens
    Triumph Forsaken The Vietnam War, 1954-1965 by Mark Moyar Cambridge, 542 pp., $32 In the late summer of 1963, President John Kennedy dispatched two observers to South Vietnam. Their mission was to provide the president an assessment of the regime of Ngo Dinh Diem, the president of the Republic of Vietnam. The first, Major General Victor Krulak, USMC, the special assistant for counterinsurgency for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited some ten locations in all four Corps areas of Vietnam. Based on extensive interviews with U.S. advisers to the South Vietnamese army, Krulak concluded that the war was going well....
  • Dems lose candidate to replace Jerry Costello in House- (hope for GOP?)

    05/29/2012 1:27:46 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 29, 2012 | By Cameron Joseph
    Brad Harriman, the Democratic nominee to replace retiring Rep. Jerry Costello (D-Ill.), has dropped out of the race, creating a major void and giving Republicans a better chance of winning the seat. Harriman, who was Costello's hand-picked candidate and highly touted by national Democrats, cited a neurological disorder as his reason for quitting the campaign.
  • Is Your Favorite Charity Infiltrated?

    03/12/2011 10:20:44 PM PST · by bronxville · 4 replies
    morphcity.com ^ | March 8, 2011 | Cassandra Anderson
    Is Your Favorite Charity Infiltrated? Before you write a check, sign a petition or declare your unwavering support for foundations or "nonprofit" organizations (NPOs), you may wish to investigate their agendas by using this step-by-step guide. Many large foundations and nonprofit organizations have destructive agendas in opposition to public interest or they receive funding from dubious sources and may be unduly influenced.   Lawyer and former tax expert, Michael Shaw now President of FreedomAdvocates.org says, "Foundations, Non Governmental Organizations (NPOs) and non-profits are generally exempt from income taxes. They have been arranged from the beginning to promote globalism and today...
  • Richard Holbrooke has died

    12/13/2010 4:59:54 PM PST · by Ravnagora · 234 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 13, 2010 | Jack Tapper
    ABC News has learned that Richard Holbrooke, the US Special Representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, has died. On Friday, Holbrooke was rushed to the hospital with a torn aorta. He went through more than 20 hours of surgery. Earlier this evening, speaking at the US State Department, President Obama sang Holbrooke's praises and called him "a tough son of a gun." Holbrooke, 69, was a former ambassador to the United Nations and served as chief negotiator at the Dayton Peace Accords, which ended the war in Bosnia. The New Yorker's George Packer wrote a nice story about Holbrooke last year,...
  • Tennessee Man Sentenced for Trying to Sell Uranium Enrichment Equipment

    06/18/2009 3:54:55 PM PDT · by Larry381 · 7 replies · 562+ views
    Department of Justice ^ | June 18, 2009 | United States Attorney’s Office Eastern District of Tennessee
    KNOXVILLE, TN—On Thursday, June 18, 2009, in U.S. District Court in Knoxville,Tenn., U.S. District Judge Thomas A. Varlan, Jr., sentenced Roy Lynn Oakley, 67, of Harriman, Tenn., to six years in prison for trying to sell parts of uranium enrichment equipment that he had stolen from a U.S. Department of Energy (“DOE”) facility in Oak Ridge. Oakley had illegally taken this equipment while employed at a building formerly known as the K-25 plant. The K-25 building, now known as the East Tennessee Technology Park (ETTP), was operated by DOE as a facility to produce highly enriched uranium used in the...
  • Four Queens residents killed on New York Thruway (gets flat tire and stops in traffic lane to check)

    03/19/2006 6:36:26 PM PST · by Coleus · 38 replies · 1,283+ views
    TimesLedger.com ^ | 03.17.06 | Nathan Duke and Howard Koplowitz
    The Flushing YMCA said four people were killed in an accident on the New York State Thruway at 7 a.m. en route to a swimming meet in Buffalo, N.Y. The victims included a 47-year-old woman, her two sons and a 14-year-old girl, who died when a tanker truck slammed into their minivan, New York 1 reported. Two other passengers in the vehicle were removed from the battered minivan and taken to a local area hospital, New York 1 reported. In addition, the driver of the tanker truck was taken to the hospital, according to New York 1. Neither the Flushing...
  • Bush buries the shame of Yalta

    05/17/2005 2:36:02 PM PDT · by OESY · 14 replies · 754+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | May 16, 2005 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Thank you, President George W. Bush, for correcting history and making a long overdue apology for one of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's tragic mistakes. Speaking in Latvia on May 7, Bush repudiated "the agreement at Yalta" by which powerful governments negotiated away the freedom of small nations. Bush accurately blamed Yalta for "the captivity of millions in Central and Eastern Europe" and said it "will be remembered as one of the greatest wrongs of history." This admission has been 50 years coming, and Bush's words assure that "the legacy of Yalta was finally buried, once and for all." It was...
  • Prescott Bush and the Nazi (I need help refuting this)

    11/09/2004 8:50:11 AM PST · by Warrior Nurse · 92 replies · 4,031+ views
    The Dallas Libertarian ^ | Richard N. Draheim, Jr
    THE BUSH NAZI CONNECTION Richard Draheim is a policy analyst and speaker. He appears on the Dallas political affairs TV magazine America Outside the Beltway as a panelist and is a featured columnist for The Dallas Libertarian Post.