It never ceases to amaze me that any time ANY one points out one or more
of the atrocities and/or failures of Saddam or his henchmen, they are
immediately bombarded with anti-Semitic trash like the above. I suppose I
shouldn't be too surprised, knowing how many supporters of Socialism and
Communism there are on the Sanet list. I sit here calmly reading what a
great guy Castro is and how many "Really Great" ideas and policies Communist
Cuba has; how Cuba is doing so well at sustainable agriculture practices.
And how our government is soooooo bad!
I haven't seen very many posters point out the fact that many of the
laborers working on those great communes are forced labor, pulled from
offices in the city to work the farms because despite all the support Castro
got from the USSR, they still couldn't produce enough food to feed the
people of Cuba without forced labor.
But let me, or anyone else say one word about any Arab, and especially
Saddam Hussian, and the anti-Semites come out of the woodwork.
OK. I'll bite! What UN resolutions would you have Israel comply with?
Has Israel used chemical or biological weapons on their own people? Of
course not. Have they attacked their neighbors without provocation? NO.
Have they used chemical or biological weapons on their neighbors? NO! Have
they openly advocated the total destruction of one of their neighboring
countries? Not so far as I can see.
>And the US government is the mass murderer who killed 100s of thosands of
>Vietnamese simply because they chose a form of govt. with which the US
Malarkey!!!! Pure, unadulterated male bovine excrement ! You have either
not read the history books or you are making that one up sir. the US went
in there because we were asked to help the South Vietnamese government
oppose the North Vietnamese Communist government that was attempting to take
Mistakes were made. And I am not happy with our original reasons for
going in there, nor am I happy with the way it was handled. But the view
you presented is no where near correct.
>No!! What did the US use in Vietnam if it was not chemical weapons. As you
>rightly put it agent orange has had devastating effects which still affect
>the ecology in Vietnam. All this is without counting conventional weapons
>of mass destruction directly used or provided to dictators around the
>world which have killed millions.
Agent Orange is a defoliant. A wide spectrum defoliant. It MAY have had
serious side effects on humans. Research shows it might have had such an
effect on persons who had long term, very close contact with it in high
As for the rest of that paragraph, every major power has given or sold
conventional weapons to other countries. Would you rather we did nothing
and allowed the un wanted takeover of all those small countries by others?
Peace at any Price!? Not me!
--Dan in sunny Puerto Rico--
MCPO, USN, retired 1957-1976
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