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    Re: Walter Cronkite, Iconic Anchorman, Dies

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    The Taliban doesn't use American weapons.
    Oh no??


    U.S. Weapons May Be Falling Into Taliban Hands

    Confirmed: Pakistani Taliban Using Indian/US Weapons
    Large caches of weapons of US and INDIAN origin have been found as the security forces completely secure control of Mingora city, destroying various training centers of terrorists and killing important militant commanders, the military said.The Americans have their excuses in order – Earlier this year it was revealed that over 200,000 US weapons – including assault rifles and grenade launchers – are ‘missing’ from the US army’s inventory in Afghanistan. The US army is unable to provide serial numbers for a large number of the missing weapons and no records have been maintained for the location or disposition for the rest.
    Confirmed: Pakistani Taliban Using Indian/US Weapons Pak Alert Press

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    Re: Walter Cronkite, Iconic Anchorman, Dies

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    I don't think the Soviets ever had a chance to develop influence inside VN. Throughout the war we claimed we were fighting Communism, when all we were doing is meddling in a fairly trifling civil war in the middle of nowhere.

    North VN was very much a Soviet puppet state, not a Chinese one; the VN hate China, whatever alliances of convenience developed re the U.S. The Soviets and the Chinese were also in the middle of their own little 'cold war' with each other in the late 50's and early 60's, and the Soviet interests in North VN were part of that tension.

    The Soviet goal was to build a major naval base in VN, and that was a very serious strategic threat; any look at major sea lanes and trading routes will show this, so it was more than just 'a fairly trifling civil war in the middle of nowhere', it was a serious geo-political and militarily important issue at the time. The main reason there wasn't one built there was our involvement, and the only reason we left was Kissinger's agreements with the Chinese to limit Soviet influence in the area.

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    Re: Walter Cronkite, Iconic Anchorman, Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by Picaro View Post
    North VN was very much a Soviet puppet state, not a Chinese one; the VN hate China, whatever alliances of convenience developed re the U.S. The Soviets and the Chinese were also in the middle of their own little 'cold war' with each other in the late 50's and early 60's, and the Soviet interests in North VN were part of that tension.

    The Soviet goal was to build a major naval base in VN, and that was a very serious strategic threat; any look at major sea lanes and trading routes will show this, so it was more than just 'a fairly trifling civil war in the middle of nowhere', it was a serious geo-political and militarily important issue at the time. The main reason there wasn't one built there was our involvement, and the only reason we left was Kissinger's agreements with the Chinese to limit Soviet influence in the area.
    The Communists won, so if Russia wanted a naval base in VN they would have one. Funny, I never heard this "naval base" story before.

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    Re: Walter Cronkite, Iconic Anchorman, Dies

    What does all this have to do with Walter Cronkite? Did you know that Cronkite supported the concept of a one world government?
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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    Re: Walter Cronkite, Iconic Anchorman, Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    What does all this have to do with Walter Cronkite? Did you know that Cronkite supported the concept of a one world government?
    I heard that today while watching his 8 part retrospective.

    OBL 11/24/02

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    Re: Walter Cronkite, Iconic Anchorman, Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by bhkad View Post
    I heard that today while watching his 8 part retrospective.
    He also covered how a Hearst reporter was drubbing CBS for putting a leftist slant on their reporting....and Cronkite (a big lefty) talked about how ugly it all was. So the news has been leftist even since then.

    Liberals take note.
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    Re: Walter Cronkite, Iconic Anchorman, Dies

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    He also covered how a Hearst reporter was drubbing CBS for putting a leftist slant on their reporting....and Cronkite (a big lefty) talked about how ugly it all was. So the news has been leftist even since then.

    Liberals take note.
    Cronkite was a huge Libbo. He hated America before it was cool.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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