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Monday, August 12, 2013

The NSA: Four Decades Of Lying

Remember the U.S.S. Maddox? The ship – an Allen M. Sumner-class destroyer – was laid down on October 28, 1943 and commissioned in the U.S. Navy the following spring. After being decommissioned in 1969 it was sold to Taiwan, renamed the Po Yang – and eventually decommissioned (again) and scrapped in 1985.

Forty years ago, though, this ship was at the center of a global storm – the Gulf of Tonkin incident. This “attack” by Vietnamese torpedo boats led the U.S. Congress to pass the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, giving then-U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson unlimited authority to act in defense of Southeastern Asian nations threatened by “communist aggression.”



Anonymous said...

The war on Communist aggression is lost. Obama defrauded America and got elected President.

Anonymous said...

our government is nothing more than a collection of pathological liars. They have the resources time and money to bury anyone. Snowden was smart look at what happened to all the rest who tried to shed light on what these criminals are and have been doing!

Anonymous said...

Another war predicated on a lie. Remember The Maine.

Anonymous said...

For those that are awake, this is not new. Is it so unbelievable that criminal elements with something to gain, would stage and blow things up to push their agenda? 9/11 anyone?