Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Well the circle is almost complete

The mass market media continues to push the storyline and the narrative that the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT) is nothing more then Vietnam Part Deaux. Further proof. Here is a series that Brian Ross and his bosses at ABC news are doing on drug abuse among soldiers. Here is the first part complete with footage from "Apocalypse Now", which unbeknownst to me is a documentary apparently.

And if that isn't enough here is part 2
Do some soldiers resort to drug use and abuse? Certainly. Is the current conflicts to blame? They may contribute but nobody seems willing to go back and do some research and see just how many folks had their military careers cut short for exactly this reason during the 80's and 90's. You know that period of time in which we had unprecedented peace everywhere. Well except for Haiti, Panama, Bosnia, Desert Storm, and the Cold War.
There is no way to compare the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan to the war in Vietnam, just like you won't be able to compare any future conflict to the current conflict. Each war is unique.
Folks you just need to go with the flow here. Unlike our military, the mass market media is unable to adapt and overcome.

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