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View Diary: May ’70: 2. Nixon Kicks It Off! (22 comments)

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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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