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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    Because we stuck our nose where it didn't belong driven by paranoia and and the military industrial complex who's lobby in DC is uncontrollable. They owned Robert McNamara!
    The point is/was (which you missed or ignored) Viet Nam was Frances problem, they couldn't handle it.

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    Mali is the France's problem. They'll deal with it. We don't have to. We only take care of British mess ups.
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    Mali is the France's problem. They'll deal with it. We don't have to. We only take care of British mess ups.

    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    The point is/was (which you missed or ignored) Viet Nam was Frances problem, they couldn't handle it.
    I absolutely got it and also saw the irony of Zeus's post since the most divisive issue of my early years involved our taking over "France's problem".
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    Quote Originally Posted by road kill View Post
    The point is/was (which you missed or ignored) Viet Nam was Frances problem, they couldn't handle it.
    And, neither could we. Those people were fighting for thier freedom. In the south, we set uo a corrupt Diem government. When Ho pleaded with the Ike administration, we refused because of our relationship with France so, they tured to the Communist for help.

    Imperalism after WW2m was no longer acceptable to Indochina. The French thought they could retake them as a colony and learned otherwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    And, neither could we. Those people were fighting for thier freedom. In the south, we set uo a corrupt Diem government. When Ho pleaded with the Ike administration, we refused because of our relationship with France so, they tured to the Communist for help.

    Imperalism after WW2m was no longer acceptable to Indochina. The French thought they could retake them as a colony and learned otherwise.
    Tell me about it!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by HPL View Post
    Mali is the France's problem. They'll deal with it. We don't have to. We only take care of British mess ups.



    I absolutely got it and also saw the irony of Zeus's post since the most divisive issue of my early years involved our taking over "France's problem".
    I remember when I was a little boy reading in National Geographic about the mess in Laos, Cambodia and Viet Nam.
    Little did I know what was coming..............
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