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  • 40 Years Later: Rambo (First Blood) is Still the Quintessential Film about PTSD

    05/14/2022 11:13:14 PM PDT · by pboyington · 58 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 14, 2022 | Ray Starmann
    This year marks the 40th anniversary of Rambo (First Blood) one of the greatest action adventure movies of all time, but more than that, the quintessential film about PTSD and its traumatic effects on combat veterans. The film stars Sylvester Stallone as John Rambo, Brian Dennehy as Sheriff Will Teasle and Richard Crenna as Colonel Sam Trautman. It was directed by Ted Kotcheff and the screenplay was written by Michael Kozoll & William Sackheim and Sylvester Stallone. With the Ghosts of Vietnam haunting America in 1982, the film opens with John Rambo walking down a lonely road in the Pacific...
  • Unselect Committee” Member Raskin and Wife Violated Law Regarding Stock Trades – Blame It on Their Deceased Son

    03/14/2022 5:32:52 PM PDT · by delta7 · 10 replies
    The DC Weekly ^ | 14 Mar22 | Jeffrey Blum
    The Raskins have been in politics and controversy for a long time. Now the Democrat family is caught hiding stock transactions which is against the law. Their excuse is sickening. Rep. Jamie Raskin is a nasty Democrat Representative in the US House. He and his family have been involved in shady actions and now have been caught in some more. Raskin’s father was college professor Marcus Raskin who was indicted for conspiracy to resist the Vietnam war effort. …he was indicted for conspiracy to obstruct the Vietnam War effort by encouraging young men to resist the draft. He coauthored a...
  • Following Debacles In Iraq And Afghanistan, Failed Interventionists Are Now Agitating For Wars In Ukraine And Taiwan

    12/09/2021 1:26:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 9, 2021 | Sean Davis
    Ukraine and Taiwan are proxy fights over the soul of American foreign policy: does it exist to protect America's security interests, or everyone else's?If you thought for one moment that the embarrassing multi-decade debacle in Afghanistan would lead to some soul-searching from the failed interventionists responsible for America’s 21st-century Vietnam, think again. Instead of taking a step back to understand exactly why and how their grandiose plans to use the mightiest military in history to impose a top-down, secular, Western-style democracy didn’t quite pan out, they’re doubling down on failure.When you’re a hammer, everything is a nail, and when you’re...
  • Experts Deliver Failed Wars and Destructive Policies

    08/30/2021 4:50:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | August 30, 2021 | Jeff Crouere
    In the past few decades, there have been several undeniable trends. First, the power of government at all levels, from all three branches, has increased dramatically. Simultaneously, the quality of life for ordinary Americans, especially those living in cities, has decreased significantly. Thus, as ordinary citizens have ceded more power and control to government “experts” the living conditions in our country have deteriorated considerably. The American “dream” of upward mobility and a better standard of living than the previous generation is now impossible for many young couples. Our country’s working-class citizens are finding it more difficult to survive economically. These...
  • Last Days in Vietnam: The Embassy Evacuation

    08/15/2021 5:34:38 PM PDT · by Claud · 8 replies
    PBS Learning Media ^ | no date | no author
    Last Days in Vietnam: A Moral Obligation With just 24 hours in which to complete an evacuation of Americans still in the embassy in Saigon, Ambassador Martin decides to airlift as many South Vietnamese as possible to safety from the advancing North Vietnamese Army, in this video adapted from American Experience: Last Days in Vietnam.
  • From Peaceniks of 1960s to the Social Justice Warriors of 2020s: Some Cultural and Spiritual Insights

    05/09/2021 9:57:53 AM PDT · by lightman · 15 replies ^ | 9 May A.D. 2021 | Michael Brown
    Are there parallels between the anti-war, hippies of the 1960s and today’s social justice warriors? Are there valuable lessons we can learn from the past, both cultural and spiritual, that will give us insight for today? Growing up in the 60s (I was born in 1955), I lived through the anti-war movement. But for me, being a few years younger than the activists, that era was all about rock music and drugs. Giving the “peace” sign was just something we hippies did. “Peace, man,” we would say while holding up two fingers. Our mantra was, “Make love not war.” As...
  • Neil Sheehan, Reporter Who Obtained the Pentagon Papers, Dies at 84

    01/07/2021 2:37:06 PM PST · by Borges · 12 replies
    NYT ^ | 1/7/21 | Janny Scott
    Neil Sheehan, the Vietnam War correspondent and Pulitzer Prize-winning author who obtained the Pentagon Papers for The New York Times, leading the government for the first time in American history to get a judge to block publication of an article on grounds of national security, died on Thursday at his home in Washington. He was 84. Susan Sheehan, his wife, said the cause was complications of Parkinson’s disease. Mr. Sheehan, who covered the war from 1962 to 1966 for United Press International and The Times, was also the author of “A Bright Shining Lie: John Paul Vann and America in...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version Biden Wins, Trump Wins Tyranny Continues It Must End

    10/31/2020 7:25:01 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 9 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/31/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Welcome to the weekend the new lockdowns announced in places like France and Germany in recent days keep Big Business open with big factories and Big Government open with schools while many suffer from it... In this Corporatist world Stalinist purging of the "undesirable" elements and the challenge to remember Pastor Niemoller's words: "first they came for" And they're going after all kinds of people like Piers Corbyn brother of Jeremy Corbyn arrested for organizing a rally opposing the COVID-19 lockdown in the UK and now of course the former Labor Party leader getting suspended from his party for saying...
  • Nextrush Unplugged: Weekend Version Before Abortion Newsdump Updates How Did COVID-19 Tryanny Start?

    10/24/2020 7:38:19 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 3 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 10/24/2020 | Nextrush/Self
    Welcome to the weekend Poland's constitutional court rules Thursday that abortions are illegal in case of "fetal deformity" leaving only three legal reasons for abortion in Poland rape, incest of the life of the mother... When it comes to the issue of healthcare in the USA what you need to know is that government involvement in healthcare is the root of the evil of its high cost... Newsdump Update-Ceasefire Agreed In Libya Conflict Newsdump Update-Belarus Opposition Deadline Tomorrow-Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo Talks By Phone With Belarus Ruler Alexander Lukashenko-Warning To Americans In Belarus... Newsdump Update: France Islam Terrorism Turkey...
  • 'No obligation': Joe Biden opposed helping South Vietnamese refugees reach U.S. in 1970s

    10/13/2020 1:28:53 PM PDT · by yoe · 20 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...