Tuesday, July 07, 2009


Início Viename: "So, an American military adviser walks into a South (-East) Asian country"...

McNamara: admitted failure to understand Viet was a civil war rather than a cosmic struggle between good and evil during the Cold War

Ho Chi Minh: foi desprezado em Versailles, virou-se para o marxismo mas - "It was patriotism, not communism, that inspired me"

Ho Chi Minh: Em Versailles 1919 (com educação francesa e viveu em NY e Londres) citou Decl. Independência USA pediu independência

McNamara: former Viet Foreign Min - Mr. McNamara...Don't you understand that we have been fighting the Chinese for 1000 years?

McNamara: Were those who issued the approval to use Agent Orange: criminals?

McNamara: (Vietname casus belli) events afterwards showed that our judgment that we'd been attacked that day was wrong. It didn't happen.

McNamara: General LeMay said, "If we'd lost the war, we'd all have been prosecuted as war criminals."

McNamara: Tokyo is roughly the size of New York. 51% percent of New York destroyed.

McNamara: 50 square miles of Tokyo were burned. Tokyo was a wooden city, and when we dropped these firebombs, it just burned it.

McNamara: "Castro - I did recommend to Khrushchev that they be used. " That's how close we were.

McNamara: It wasn't until 1992, in a meeting ...in Havana, Cuba, that I learned 162 nuclear warheads, including 90 tactical warhead

McNamara: General LeMay said, "...We should go in and wipe 'em out today."

McNamara: major lesson of the Cuba missile crisis - the indefinite combination of human fallibility and nuclear weapons will destroy nations

McNamara: It was luck that prevented nuclear war. We came that close to nuclear war at the end.

Moral da história: Virtuosos e bem intencionados são tanto (ou mais) capazes de genocídios e incinerar civis em massa como qualquer um

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