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The threat of fall of Baghdad
evokes Saigon 1975

Washington Times, by Editorial

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 7/8/2014 4:46:20 AM

It’s something like Vietnam, all over again. As the rebels of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria — usually shortened to ISIS — close in on the Iraqi capital, the parallels to the fall of Saigon are hard to miss. Forty-one years ago, the last U.S. combat troops had withdrawn from South Vietnam, and within a month, the North Vietnamese Army, complete with heavy armor, began its final offensive. The last chapter of the war that took 58,000 American lives was the humiliating scene of U.S. Marine helicopters plucking American diplomats from the roof of the U.S. Embassy on April

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: steveW, 7/8/2014 6:29:02 AM     (No. 9914760)

Loss for America = gain for the Left.
Always and ever shall it be so.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: uno, 7/8/2014 6:33:31 AM     (No. 9914764)

Anybody see a pattern?
Bueller...
Bueller...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: pineledger, 7/8/2014 6:46:59 AM     (No. 9914781)

Thank you, Barry Soetoro.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rinktum, 7/8/2014 7:29:07 AM     (No. 9914823)

The democrats are simply unable to win a war. It goes against everything they believe in. Instead they will subject millions of people to death when they decide its time to cut and run. It is exactly because of this philosophy played out in Vietnam and now Iraq that the world has lost faith in us. We promise the people a better life and then the democrats leave them to fight violent dictators before they are able to protect themselves. Defeat the enemy. Make them surrender. It is the only way the people will be able to keep the peace. There will be genocide in Iraq and you can thank a democrat for that.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 7/8/2014 7:38:37 AM     (No. 9914833)

Expect to see another ´killing fields´ like next-door Cambodia in the late ´70s too.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: varkdriver, 7/8/2014 8:02:18 AM     (No. 9914876)

#5, we now join your regularly scheduled invasion already in progress. Like the killing fields, the head-lopping has already begun. Some future generations will find the mountains of skulls.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: eoddad, 7/8/2014 8:10:01 AM     (No. 9914888)

Teddy Kennedy lead the drive to cut of military and economic aid off to the South Vietnamese. Killing Fields and Democrats go great together.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Judith, 7/8/2014 8:42:07 AM     (No. 9914920)

I was a young woman at the time of the fall of saigon. What I realized at that time is that the liberal left considered our (USA) defeat and the defeat of liberty, as their success. And I have seen nothing in the ongoing years to change my opinion. The defeat or destruction of the USA, as we knew it, is the left/dem´s primary goal. And, with the help of a gutless congress, they are succeeding.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: NotaBene, 7/8/2014 11:34:06 AM     (No. 9915173)

To prevent Baghdad from falling the Shiites will have to expel all Sunnies from the west neighborhoods leading to the airport and Abu Ghraib suburb. Send them over to Caliph Ibrahim to see now they like Sharia law. If they keep this Fifth Column inside the city it will fall. Shias seem to be ineffective fighters.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: wexfordcounty, 7/8/2014 1:22:52 PM     (No. 9915339)

I´m glad the author brought up the shredded documents that were painstakingly reassembled. That´s always bothered me how those people were betrayed.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 7/8/2014 4:55:50 PM     (No. 9915688)

Lesson for the world nations: Never, ever side with the US on anything...ever! They will betray you!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: WIBadger, 7/8/2014 7:27:25 PM     (No. 9915863)

There´s a key difference between Vietnam & Iraq however.

In 1975, the North Vietnamese were content to take South Vietnam and stop there.

The ISIS savages.....not so much.

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