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  1. DarrylS

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    One of the darkest hours in the fog of the Vietnam Conflict was the My Lai Massacre and the subsequent cover up... try to avoid the hysteria, without regard somewhere between 100 and 500 civilians were killed.. and then there was a subsequent coverup.. only one person was convicted, Lt. William Calley who was convicted of the murder of 22 people, initially sentenced to life in prison.. Nixon got involved and had him released from prison pending appeal.. his sentence was adjusted and he spent 4.5 months in prison.. without regard he has come forth and apologized for his transgressions..

    He remains steadfast that he was following orders, some day we will actually know the truth.. was he the perp, a scapegoat or just a pawn of the masters of war???

    William Calley apologizes for My Lai massacre - News - Ledger-Enquirer.com

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    Step back from the edge, avoid the hysteria... hundreds of millions???

    Guess in your world you can justify this kind of thing... I cannot and neither could the American People... innocents die in the fog of war, but in this case it was a massacre and a cover up.
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    He means all communists for all time, including starting World War II by being there in the first place to make Hitler develop his fierce anti-communism, and of course by being in WWII, forcing the allies to saturation bomb Axis cities. Obviously it's a short hop to the east for the Commies to be responsible for Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and Tokyo. Those chip in another mill right there...

    There's nothing wrong with tens of millions for horror numbers foggy.
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    #75 Jersey

    What happened to Foggy's post?

    Calley should be tried and executed as a war criminal. POS.
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    He knew he was wrong again, so he faded away into the darkness of his beliefs...
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    Easily hundreds of millions. BACKGROUND: 100 million deaths under communism - Monsters and Critics

    100 million is a low-ball figure.

    deaths caused by communism - Google Paie?ka

    "hysteria"??? Why is it when YOU post about a guy who went around the bend and killed 400 or so, it's supposed to be "news" (only 40 years old, at that), but talking about hundreds of millions murdered is "hysteria"????

    And how about the New York Times' culpability for covering up the Stalininst slaugher of tens of millions of Ukrainians and others during the 1930s??? When Walter Duranty was sending in his fables of the Sovieta, and the Sultzbergers ate it up like ice cream?? I guess if it's tens of millions or hundreds of millions it's just a statistic to you, but if it's some hundreds it's "big news" to you. Talk about a totally warped view on the world. But we've all come to expect it from you. It's what you do.

    Sleep well with Mao and Fidel under your pillow.


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    My Lai was one of the worst tragedies in American history. William Calley's "sentence" was/is an insult to any judicial system. Any poster who spins My Lai is UNAMERICAN.
    There may be unanswered questions concerning the Lockerbie bomber, but there is none concerning William Calley. He should be in Leavenworth along with any higher ups who ordered the massacre.
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    Will it take another 41 years for another soldier to apologize for the killing and atrocities committed on innocent Iraqi women and children?



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    How many times are you going to cut-and-paste this post?

    How do you feel about the autrocities committed by Ghengis Khan and the Romans?

    Ever wonder how many deaths were caused by capitalism or religios lunatics?
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    Just another misdirection.
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    Yup, and one of the reasons for the cold war was to suppress the evil and murderous communists, physically and MORALLY. So the My Lai Massacre helped how?
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    No, on this I am 100% right, and you know it. But America-bashing is so "in vogue" now even calling attention to atrocities a [highlight] million (literally)[/highlight] times greater is pooh-poohed.

    Fine. Hope you don't mind having Hugo Chavez as your governor -- or maybe president, after he decides to change the U.S. Constitution because those in Congress are too busy flying their luxury jets and getting "snookered" in Georgetown. Fidel will send you a birthday cigar and the Chinese will only raise your rent 70% this year, instead of the 250% they will next year.


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    After you talk about the mega-millions murdered under communism, then we can start talking about William Calley. We'll do it on a pro-rata basis: one sentence for each of the 100 million murdered under communism; then one sentence for each of the 200 or so killed by Calley's platoon. Fair enough??


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    The VC and the NVA were not following Ghengis Khan or the Roman legions, they were following Ho Chi Mihn and his Soviet sponsors.

    So, again, when you want to talk about the 100+ million slaughtered by communism then we can start to talk about a nut case who had about 200 people killed.


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    Your avoiding saying what you think of William Calley. Let's start there.
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    By your rationale it would have been ok for Calley to kill a couple of million, because the commies did it.... we are a democracy, we have high ideals, we are not them, we are a judeo/christian nation, we take the high moral ground or are supposed to.. we are not them.

    Saying what Calley did was ok to these woman and children, because the communists did it is flat out sick.. people have been sent to the back wards for less.
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    No, I have certainly NOT "avoided" speaking of Calley; I've mentioned him at least twice in this thread already. Talking about William Calley is like talking about any number of mis-fired missiles, bombs, or artillery strikes that killed innocents when we were fighting enemies who had already committed literally MILLIONS of more atrocities -- and were ready to commit BILLIONS more. That perspective is so warped it defies all logic.

    Now, what about the millions killed by the VC and the NVA??? The village chiefs who had to watch their children and wives get raped then bayoneted to death before their eyes??? Or the Khmer Rouge killing fields of 2+ million people, some slaughtered merely for wearing eye glasses or for knowing how to read and write?? Or the Ukrainian kulaks who were starved and frozen to death by "Papa" Joe Stalin??? Or Mao's "Cultural Revolution"??? Or Castro...... Or Che...... or Caucesciu ..... or Kim Il sung.......????


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    OK we all agree that is was ok for Calley to massacre between 200-500 women and children, we are just like the commies.. :rolleyes::rolleyes::rolleyes:
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    The "wards" are where you certainly have earned a spot for the rest of your days, when you continue to ignore and deny the slaughter of a HUNDRED MILLION + human beings -- all in the name of "creating the Workers' Paradise". Saddam got his reward for denying what he did, as did Caucesciu and others; maybe you should get the same result for your denying communist atrocities.


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    Why anybody would want to revisit William Calley but never once talk about the slaughter of more than 100 million innocents is beyond comprehension. The extreme partisanship -- and deeply embedded hate-American attitude -- prefaced in such a stance is the main reason America is losing daily to China. Maybe YOU want the world to be ruled by China, and America become China's biitch, but I don't.


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