Sanctions lifted

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Hollie Newton
Jul 31, 2014

50 years ago, 1964: Communist machine gun fire claimed a Sandusky soldier 30 miles north of Saigon. The death marked the first Sandusky casualty in the "watchdog" action in Viet Nam. Dale Daniel Thomas, 32, was gunned down while serving as part of the U.S. Advisor force.

25 years ago, 1989: Friends of the Boeckling decided the 80-year-old steamer could not be saved. In a motion that went unopposed by the 30 or so Friends who gathered to decide the boat's fate, the group took their insurance company up on its offer to buy the fire-blackened hulk.

10 years ago, 2004: President Bush signed an order officially lifting the sanctions imposed against Iraq by his father 14 years ago. The sanctions were put in place and a national emergency declared on Aug. 2, 1990, following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait. Bush said the removal of Saddam Hussein ended the need for the sanctions.

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Truth or Dare

50 yrs. ago, 1964 and after, we were able to watch on T.V., the warring in Vietnam, which by the way has a tendency to shape a child's life in a certain way, especially when they're watching other children hurting and are scared to death their brother's # would be picked. "War, what is it good for? Nothing, absolutely nothing!"

Fast forward 26 yrs., and papa Bush's attack and it being televised, something I will never forget either, where I was at (work) and the conversations/comments amongst the customers being made. They've made damn sure they put an end to televising attacks after that invasion, eh! Fast forward to 2003.......................War, what is it good for?

Contango

Re: "televising attacks,"

In the brave new world: Outa sight, outa mind.

Libya, Yemen, Pakistan, Afghanistan; this admin. LOVES it's drones.

Truth or Dare

Hey Contango, it may be outa sight, but for many it's certainly not outa mind! Especially when you have family that's had and still has boots to the ground dating back to WWII, the last "declared war".

Contango

Re: "it may be outa sight, but for many it's certainly not outa mind!"

I agree.

Point: Vietnam taught our govt. not to allow reporters to have essentially unrestricted access to combat areas.

Tell 'em ONLY what you want 'em to know.

Freedom of the press? LMAO!!!

Look what happened to Geraldo Rivera during the Iraq War.

http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/me...

Truth or Dare

Freedom of the press.....tell em only what you want em to know. Thanks for the link and the reminder regarding Geraldo. Got it, and have for quite sometime now. With a family member deployed to Abu Grab at the time, all the more reason I don't waste time paying to much attention to what "Mainstream Media" has to say.

Contango

Re: "Got it, and have for quite sometime now."

"Those who control the present, control the past and those who control the past control the future."

- "Nineteen Eighty-Four"

Truth or Dare

Never read the book Contango, but I will make it a point!