Taishi Ci wrote:The My Lai Massacre was instigated by Colonel. The Colonal was sentenced to life in prison on charges of murder. Appeals poured in and he was released. American soldiers never raped anyone during this, they killed 300 civillians. All the soldiers were told was to go in guns balzing, by a colonel, the soldiers thought they were killing the enemy, It was at night all and the Vietcong could be anyone. What ever history book or web site you read was propaganda. All ten of the websites I went to said this.
Funny, those books were only middle school level books found in an American High School. Funny why I saw pictures of women buttoning their shirts back up just before they were to be executed. If I remember correctly, the death toll for My Lai alone was arond 500. I spew propaganda, than I guess you must spew lies and cover-ups. Care to share those sites with us? I'm sure I can find many that will disagree.
The bombing of villages in Vietnam was not to strike terror. The Vietcong were taking these villages and hiding in them. The US did the best they could to not bomb villages that had civilians in them. But the Govt. cut thier resources and refused to let them do thier job to thier full extent, thus creating errors.
Resources were not cut from the Vietnam campaign until Nixon gave announced his "Vietnamization" campaign in 1969. The U.S. has been in Vietnam since 1954. You telling me the U.S. were peaceful moral liberators for 15 years?
Terrorism and Chemical warfare.... ha, Agent Oragne was a Herbicide (something to kill dense thickets of plants of Vietnam) that had adverse effects on US and Vietnamese forces. I would like to know where you got all these crazy Idea's from......
Funny, your little herbicide has caused thousands and thousands of babies to be born in Vietnam with major birth defects. See what kind of crazy ideas come into your head when you see the images of hundreds of orphans walking around with missing arms and legs or deformed heads.
Taishi Ci wrote:Did they intentionally spray this on innocent people? No. They were spraying it primarily around thier bases to set up a clear kill zone. Did they fly airplanes over Hanoi and and drop tanks of Agent Orange onto them? Hardly. The only civillian places that may have been affected would be if it was blown by the wind towards a village. Again, blame the government and war protestors for not allowing the soldiers to fight the war properly. Mistakes like these could have been avoided to a much greater degree if the proper time and effort was put into the war.
People in Vietnam live in villages. Villages are located around jungles. You spray jungles, you spray villages. No, they didn't spray Hanoi with Agent orange....they just bombed the hell out it.
The U.S. needed mor time? HAHA...name another U.S. war that has lasted as long as Vietnam.
Taishi Ci wrote:The US didn't find out about the adverse effects of Agent Orange until veterans of the Vietnam War came up with odd symptoms and a study was done about it. The US didn't have a clue about how devastating the chemical was going to be until. I don't know anything about the Three Gorges dam, so I can't say anything about it.
So you are telling me that the U.S. didn't bother to test the effects of Agent Orange before they unleased it on Vietnam? Pretty disgusting if you ask me.......and Bush wants to call Saddam and Osama evil.
Taishi Ci wrote:I can't debate 4 people at once. I concede here.
Eh....you're doing fine.......theres no time limit here. Take your time.