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  •  Were ROK troops in the Korean War puppets? (0+ / 0-)

    Would you go to Seoul and tell them and their descendants what dupes they were?

    What's the difference?

    Too late for the simple life, too early for android love slaves - Savio

    by Clem Yeobright on Thu May 02, 2013 at 05:17:03 AM PDT

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    •  Difference between troops and the government (2+ / 0-)

      This is what is posted;

      that troops of the puppet Republic of Viet Nam
      The troops weren't the puppets, the government (what a joke)  was.

      And for all intents and purposes, the ARVN troops got screwed by the corrupt RVN government and officers.

      Help me to be the best Wavy Gravy I can muster

      by BOHICA on Thu May 02, 2013 at 05:35:38 AM PDT

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    •  You have got to be kidding, right? The only (0+ / 0-)

      thing that Korea and Vietnam have in common is that both conflicts took place on the land mass of Asia.

      The police action in Korea was authorized by a vote of the U.N. Security Council (that the USSR unwisely boycotted), following clear-cut violation of the post-war agreement by forces of the North.

      Vietnam, on the other hand, was not authorized by the U.N. Security Council.

      I could go on, but really, will no one rid of us of these damned false equivalences (and false equivalencers)?

      I'd be careful about holding out the South Koreans as some paragon of noble self-sacrifice and national independence also. South Korea after 1954 until relatively recently was basically a fascist police state. That it was our fascist police state does not reduce its status as our puppet in the slightest.

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