Post by mentosfreshmaker on Jul 9, 2014 14:06:10 GMT -5
Had the opportunity to view your little proxy war in Vietnam from the other side, growing up. The Soviets were content to bleed the military strength of the United States with an Asian land war, while funding the "homefront" war via the KGB. What, you thought that Kerry's VVAW was funded by Americans? Good luck with that, comrades. The First Chief Directorate was instrumental in creating the "war criminal" mythos that tied your idealistic (but not terribly bright) citizenry into knots, and this made the efforts of the Committee in terms of espionage much, much easier.
The truth of the matter is, the operations against the Main Enemy were so successful that, even today, the effects are taught in American schools as fact, rather than the myths that they truly were.
America does not have a monopoly on abandoning former allies but there is a pretty constant recent record of bugging out of conflicts we shouldn't have gotten into. I suspect there will be two more notches for our gun stocks shortly. Nam is an easy call as a mistake looking back, but the Domino Theory seemed quite real and since South Vietnam had an anti communist product to sell we bought it willingly. Our costs for that was quite high but the cost paid by our loyal allies when we left was much much higher. How many friends in Iraq and Afghanistan will be left behind and executed by our enemies when we leave? How many already have?
The real tragedy of the wars in the middle east is the outcomes were so predictably bad. We should not have leaders who have never served. Bravado is so easy for folks on the sidelines.
Stalin should have known communism wouldn't work. There were red flags everywhere!"
Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5