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#1 of 9 Old 01-08-2008, 11:30 PM - Thread Starter
 
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http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20080108...ntelligence512

"North Vietnamese made hoax calls to get the US military to bomb its own units during the Vietnam War, according to declassified information that also confirmed US officials faked an incident to escalate the war."
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This is not new. I learned about it in American History class in college 14 years ago.
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Not the first time "we" did something like that, probably not the last
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Yet more support for the idea the US govt is not above faking another terrorist attack in order to justify declaring Marshall Law...
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This is not new. I learned about it in American History class in college 14 years ago.
Yup. They set up the Gulf of Tonkin to start the whole thing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_of_Tonkin_Incident
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Yeah i knew about this, that is why you never ever
trust government at face value. Never think any atrocity
is too great to be fabricated.

History repeats itself.

Trust none, question everything.
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Yup. They set up the Gulf of Tonkin to start the whole thing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gulf_of_Tonkin_Incident

That's right. My mom was big into the anti war movement back in the day. She said it was pretty much common knowledge even at the time. At least among the anti war crowd!
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There are always some people who know the truth, but the Gov uses it's bully pulpit to discredit them and makes them look like loonies. It's a classic tactic to destroy your enemy and it works really well. The anti-war movement was right... which does no good at all to the 4,000,000- 9,000,000 people who were killed by these lies.
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