Herbert Armstrong bid me to take over his Radio Church and broadcast a WARNING! Why didn’t Jesus give the United States a Victory in Vietnam? Has Putin given America an apology for helping Communists kill our soldiers?
Note the White Light of Jesus emanating from the Presidential Thumb of God that sends a message to Pope Putin.
John ‘The Prophet’
Trump said Friday he is considering visiting Russia next year to attend its May Day Parade.
“I was invited. I am thinking about it. It is right in the middle of our campaign season,” Trump told reporters at the White House.
Trump said he would like to attend the parade, which Russian President Vladimir Putin invited him to earlier this year, but indicated he may not because it is in the middle of the 2020 presidential campaign season.
“It’s a very big deal, celebrating the end of the war,” Trump told reporters. “I appreciate the invitation, it’s right in the middle of the political season.”
Putin in June invited Trump to attend next year’s May 9 Victory Day events. Putin said he asked Trump attend the celebration during a meeting on the sidelines of the Group of 20 (G-20) meeting in Osaka.
Russia’s annual Victory Day parade commemorates the May 1945 Allied victory over Nazi Germany. Moscow often uses the parade to show off its military might.
Trump has long held a positive view of Putin and sought to improve relations between Washington and Moscow. Still, tensions have flared between the two countries over issues like arms control and Russian interference in the 2016 election.
The Military Draft During the Vietnam War
The Draft in Context
The military draft brought the war to the American home front. During the Vietnam War era, between 1964 and 1973, the U.S. military drafted 2.2 million American men out of an eligible pool of 27 million. Although only 25 percent of the military force in the combat zones were draftees, the system of conscription caused many young American men to volunteer for the armed forces in order to have more of a choice of which division in the military they would serve. While many soldiers did support the war, at least initially, to others the draft seemed like a death sentence: being sent to a war and fight for a cause that they did not believe in. Some sought refuge in college or parental deferments; others intentionally failed aptitude tests or otherwise evaded; thousands fled to Canada; the politically connected sought refuge in the National Guard; and a growing number engaged in direct resistance. Antiwar activists viewed the draft as immoral and the only means for the government to continue the war with fresh soldiers. Ironically, as the draft continued to fuel the war effort, it also intensified the antiwar cause. Although the Selective Service’s deferment system meant that men of lower socioeconomic standing were most likely to be sent to the front lines, no one was completely safe from the draft. Almost every American was either eligible to go to war or knew someone who was.
The military cooperation between Russia and Vietnam had fallen off since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The Soviet and Russian Navy had until 2002 maintained a presence in Vietnam at the US-built military base in Cam Ranh Bay which had been turned over to the Republic of Vietnam Navy and captured by North Vietnamese forces in 1975. By 1987, the Soviets expanded the base to four times its original size. The Soviet Union and Vietnam officially denied the base’s existence. In 1988, the Soviet Foreign minister Eduard Shevardnadze discussed the option of withdrawal from Cam Ranh Bay, and the reduction in forces was effected by 1990.Although Russian military presence no longer exist at Cam Ranh Bay, Russia is currently still using the existing base as a supply station allowed by the Vietnamese Navy.
An increasingly more assertive People’s Republic of China in its claims to the Spratly Islands dispute has prompted Vietnam to gradually deepen its strategic relationship with India, another long-standing USSR and Russian partner and ally, and Russia itself, with the Russian government recently signing several military contracts with Vietnam involving the sale of six Varshavyanka-class submarines and twelve new Sukhoi Su-30MK2 multirole fighter aircraft. In addition, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev approved of a draft Russian-Vietnamese military cooperation pact towards the end of August 2013 formalizing the two nations’ defense cooperation.
In November 2014, against the backdrop of intensified diplomatic confrontation between Russia and the West referred to by some as Cold War II, an agreement was signed by Russia and Vietnam that significantly simplified the use of the Cam Ranh Base by the Russian Navy. According to the US, Russia’s intensified air force activities in the region that relied on the use of the base to refuel its nuclear-capable strategic bombers TU-95, engaged in “provocative” flights, including around Guam, home to a major US air and naval installation. In March 2015, according to the US, these actions caused the US military command to publicly voice concern and acknowledge its diplomatic intervention regarding the issue. Vladimir Putin has stated Vietnam as his “important ally” and will furthermore hope to resume military cooperation in the future.
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Posted Nov. 8, 2019