WTF The Vietnam War

Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by bennymuso, Feb 18, 2016.

  1. bennymuso

    bennymuso England's Finest Gold

    Reputations:
    90,669
    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2015
    Messages:
    6,258
    Likes Received:
    9,054
    Why did American lose so badly?
     
  2. johnfreeman1

    johnfreeman1 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    20
    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2015
    Messages:
    4,268
    Likes Received:
    11,368
    Difficult fighting in another country
     
  3. AbeVigoda

    AbeVigoda Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    1,396
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2014
    Messages:
    851
    Likes Received:
    2,535
    They didn't nuke Hanoi
     
  4. Mr. Meatkabob

    Mr. Meatkabob Unsticking the Bat Wings

    Reputations:
    11,297
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2015
    Messages:
    4,503
    Likes Received:
    5,085
    Drugs.
     
    Shivvy likes this.
  5. sstressed

    sstressed enhancement toker

    Reputations:
    86,311
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2011
    Messages:
    48,805
    Likes Received:
    38,136
    american politicians.
     
    Hankjones, Gusbuss, Mugsy and 7 others like this.
  6. Vincenzo69

    Vincenzo69 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    10,051
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2015
    Messages:
    17,868
    Likes Received:
    21,450
    Watch Battlefield Vietnam. Great PBS documentary about the Vietnam War available on YouTube.
     
  7. MrWarmth

    MrWarmth UP YOURS Gold

    Reputations:
    37,406
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2010
    Messages:
    103,155
    Likes Received:
    53,329
    Americans STILL haven't learned their lesson. The Gulf of Tonkin incident was a hoax as was the WMDs of Iraq. Thank you.
     
  8. Shivvy

    Shivvy Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    220,282
    Joined:
    May 23, 2011
    Messages:
    152,958
    Likes Received:
    84,898
    Ego
     
  9. JonGnagyBeard

    JonGnagyBeard Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    28,328
    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2015
    Messages:
    6,263
    Likes Received:
    12,215
    Nothing to win.
     
  10. Bristol Chicken

    Bristol Chicken Free Range and Loving It

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2013
    Messages:
    3,619
    Likes Received:
    13,709
    With combat soldiers like this guy what did we expect?


    [​IMG]
     
  11. Vincenzo69

    Vincenzo69 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    10,051
    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2015
    Messages:
    17,868
    Likes Received:
    21,450
    Howard just missed the draft he turned 18 right as it ended.
     
    Bristol Chicken likes this.
  12. Bristol Chicken

    Bristol Chicken Free Range and Loving It

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2013
    Messages:
    3,619
    Likes Received:
    13,709
    You mean to tell me all those stories about his kills have no merit?
     
    yaddc likes this.
  13. Preston Folded

    Preston Folded Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    915
    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2013
    Messages:
    274
    Likes Received:
    642
    It's a whole thing. Don't ask.
     
    JonGnagyBeard and Muffler like this.
  14. Bristol Chicken

    Bristol Chicken Free Range and Loving It

    Reputations:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2013
    Messages:
    3,619
    Likes Received:
    13,709
    Should have had these guys in charge of policy and let them do what it takes to win.

    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Instead of these guys


    [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  15. Tipsey Russell

    Tipsey Russell VIP Extreme Gold

    Reputations:
    41,760
    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2013
    Messages:
    16,244
    Likes Received:
    38,472
    ever see the pictures of the place now?

    it's all kfc, mcd's, coca cola , Hollywood movies

    we sent 58000 kids to their deaths
    killed a million and change Vietnamese or something like that

    and all it took to beat them was shitty food, sugary soda, and whatever nonsense Michael bay is up to
     
  16. EOMS

    EOMS Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    8,105
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2012
    Messages:
    1,665
    Likes Received:
    3,293
    We didn't exactly lose....politically we lost the will to continue and eased out. It's demoralizing to our forces to have to fight wars with rules from Washington. Imagine getting into the ring with a boxing opponent and suddenly there's a call from the local boxing commission and insists you have one arm tied behind your back. What do you mean we can't bomb Hanoi? After years of that kind of interference and military standstills Washington finally threw in the towel. They still don't know THEY still are the problem in US military situations. Look at the Mideast. My point is, it wasn't like we were overrun and conquered. The political support from home dried up.
     
  17. Mr. Meatkabob

    Mr. Meatkabob Unsticking the Bat Wings

    Reputations:
    11,297
    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2015
    Messages:
    4,503
    Likes Received:
    5,085
    Rules of engagement = pussification of military.
     
  18. MorningSong13

    MorningSong13 Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    10,007
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2013
    Messages:
    3,197
    Likes Received:
    8,807
    Too many distractions
     
    SalsMasterShake and GCD1 like this.
  19. yaddc

    yaddc Well-Known Member

    Reputations:
    43,661
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2014
    Messages:
    32,701
    Likes Received:
    31,003
    enjoy boys
     
    The Finklestein Kid likes this.
  20. Whipping Post

    Whipping Post FLOAT Gold

    Reputations:
    182,172
    Joined:
    Sep 4, 2015
    Messages:
    5,748
    Likes Received:
    20,915
    Too worried about public opinion, and not enough about the troops fighting. Same as now, never fucking learn.
     
    AbeVigoda and BrerJimmy like this.