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  • Vietnam Urges US to Lift Lethal Weapons Ban Amid S. China Sea Tensions

    I think their concerns are erroneous. Surely a fellow workers paradise such as China wouldn't cause them any trouble.

    http://www.voanews.com/content/vietn...n/3312226.html

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    A fellow workers paradise China wouldn't cause us any trouble, but an Imperialist China surely would. Just as a real democracy US woudn't cause trouble for us, but an Imperialist US did.

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    • #3
      The European & American MIC urges US to Lift Lethal Weapons Ban to profit from S. China Sea Tensions. They remind the Obama administration of the dangers of Russia's big profits from weapon-sales to Vietnam.
      fixed for ya
      Tolerance and apathy are the last virtues of a dying culture. Aristotle

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      • #4
        Originally posted by rkohut View Post
        I think their concerns are erroneous. Surely a fellow workers paradise such as China wouldn't cause them any trouble.

        http://www.voanews.com/content/vietn...n/3312226.html
        Vietnam and China I do believe share a loathing that goes back through the ages.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by copenhagen View Post
          Vietnam and China I do believe share a loathing that goes back through the ages.
          China used to own Vietnam, IIRC. And wouldn't mind doing so again.
          Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Leanh View Post
            A fellow workers paradise China wouldn't cause us any trouble, but an Imperialist China surely would. Just as a real democracy US woudn't cause trouble for us, but an Imperialist US did.
            Yes the whole half of the country asking for help from being brutally conquered by the other half had nothing to do with it.

            That aside. I do like the idea of Vietnam joining the anti-China camp. Communist dictatorship or no, any friends in the area to balance against the PRC are welcome.
            "Artillery lends dignity to what might otherwise be a vulgar brawl." - Frederick the Great

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            • #7
              Originally posted by frisco17 View Post
              Yes the whole half of the country asking for help from being brutally conquered by the other half had nothing to do with it.

              That aside. I do like the idea of Vietnam joining the anti-China camp. Communist dictatorship or no, any friends in the area to balance against the PRC are welcome.
              And the Viets have pretty much abandoned the principles they fought for in the 50s-70s. They are budding capitalists!
              Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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              • #8
                This is something I completely support.
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                • #9
                  Exactly what kind of lethal weapons are they wanting to buy?

                  Pruitt
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by frisco17 View Post
                    Yes the whole half of the country asking for help from being brutally conquered by the other half had nothing to do with it.
                    How about letting the Confederate States of America becomes independent first? Then we can talk again.

                    And since when Diem and his supporters became whole half of the country?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Leanh View Post
                      How about letting the Confederate States of America becomes independent first? Then we can talk again.

                      And since when Diem and his supporters became whole half of the country?
                      There were enough to hold out for twenty-odd years, most without US ground troops. Even in '75 it took more tanks than Patton ever commanded and a goodly quantity of shed blood to subdue the South. That was after the failed invasion in '73.

                      But hey, you've sold out the principles a couple million of your countrymen died for, so you're inching back into our good graces. Maybe we will let you have what you're begging for.
                      Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by rkohut View Post
                        I think their concerns are erroneous. Surely a fellow workers paradise such as China wouldn't cause them any trouble.

                        http://www.voanews.com/content/vietn...n/3312226.html
                        You do know they had a "smallish" border war.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by andrewza View Post
                          You do know they had a "smallish" border war.
                          Which China took second place in, IIRC.
                          Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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                          • #14
                            Back on topic

                            Well the entire concept practically drips with irony. However, the Vietnamese appear to be concerned about their northern neighbor.

                            Quietly, Vietnam hosts arms gathering attended by U.S. companies

                            According to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute think-tank, which tracks defense trade over five-year periods, Vietnam's total arms imports during 2011-2015 represented a 699 percent jump from 2006-2010.
                            https://www.yahoo.com/news/quietly-v...--finance.html
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by GCoyote View Post
                              Well the entire concept practically drips with irony. However, the Vietnamese appear to be concerned about their northern neighbor.

                              Quietly, Vietnam hosts arms gathering attended by U.S. companies



                              https://www.yahoo.com/news/quietly-v...--finance.html
                              I think they have good reason to be nervous. The PRC is testing the envelope in many areas.
                              Any man can hold his place when the bands play and women throw flowers; it is when the enemy presses close and metal shears through the ranks that one can acertain which are soldiers, and which are not.

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