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Gulf Of Tonkin, Can I Help You?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Fenian_Bastard, Jan 10, 2008.

  1. http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=4115702&page=1

    Things that are more important than who said what about whom. Chapter XVIII
  2. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Had the commander given the order to fire, I don't think I could criticize the decision, given the circumstances.

    Glad he didn't, but I wouldn't blame him if he did.

    Man, I bet that was a tense few minutes.
  3. Pancamo

    Pancamo Active Member

    Should have put a missile up the ass of one of those boats.
  4. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Maybe I'm reading this wrong, but ... I don't think there was anything more important than who was saying what about whom on that ship at the time.
  5. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Yes. Lord knows, we need to be fighting another war.

    As three_bags said, it would have been hard to blame the commander if he had fired, but I'm glad he didn't -- and we all should be.
  6. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Was that Dick Cheney behind the wheel of one of those speedboats?
  7. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    For our younger members, in addition to Googling "Gulf of Tonkin" and "LBJ" for information on the ginning up of war, try "USS Vincennes" and "Iran Air 655" for a sobering reminder of our naval presence in the Persian Gulf.
  8. three_bags_full

    three_bags_full Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the history lesson, pops.
  9. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Remember the Maine
  10. jgmacg

    jgmacg Guest

    Always happy to dust off the Wayback Machine.
  11. pallister

    pallister Guest

    Fenian, I am stunned it took you so long to make this ridiculous comparison. I was looking for this thread two days ago.
  12. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    I don't think he should ever be allowed near weaponry of any kind. He's a bit too familiar with friendly fire.
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