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SoDesuKa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-02-11 03:54 PM
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58. Fringe Groups
The usual way a fringe group defends its beliefs is to magnify the significance of small amounts of evidence that might further their argument. In the 1950's, for example, right wingers believed the State Department was full of Communists. As evidence, they cited Sen. McCarthy's list of 100 names. The Alger Hiss case fully justified right wing paranoia, they believed.

The POW/MIA "issue" is striking for the absence of evidence. They have a guy in a bamboo cage that they parade around at RT rallies, that's all. If you ask them to explain their beliefs, they impugn your patriotism. Or manhood. After all, they're rough, tough bikers.

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  -The POW/MIA Issue is Bogus SoDesuKa  Jun-01-11 04:26 PM   #0 
  - Maybe we should ask the Germans if they still have American POWs, too.  provis99   Jun-01-11 04:29 PM   #1 
  - Harmless Good Fun  SoDesuKa   Jun-01-11 04:36 PM   #4 
  - Those Fillipinos could still be holding some POWs from the Spanish-American wars  Canuckistanian   Jun-01-11 09:35 PM   #42 
  - For a good read, try "Kiss the Boys Goodbye"...  Scuba   Jun-01-11 04:32 PM   #2 
  - Problem is, there's no scientific evidence for such a conclusion.  TheWraith   Jun-01-11 10:01 PM   #50 
     - I'm not a student of this topic, so I can't speak to the...  Scuba   Jun-02-11 10:40 AM   #57 
     - Fringe Groups  SoDesuKa   Jun-02-11 03:54 PM   #58 
  - When all POW/MIA are accounted for and not one second sooner, then the matter will be closed. NT.  William769   Jun-01-11 04:32 PM   #3 
  - Why don't you (and others) apply that standard to WW II or the Korean War?  eridani   Jun-01-11 04:37 PM   #5 
  - Who says I haven't?  William769   Jun-01-11 06:29 PM   #17 
     - Given that the OP was about Vietnam POW/MIAs, if you were including WW II  eridani   Jun-01-11 08:24 PM   #33 
  - Not One Second Sooner  SoDesuKa   Jun-01-11 04:41 PM   #6 
  - I'm not a motorcyclist, I can't speak for them.  William769   Jun-01-11 06:31 PM   #18 
  - Does that apply to the Civil War and Revolutionary War MIAs and POWs?  happyslug   Jun-01-11 09:30 PM   #40 
  - Well, no POWs maybe -- but by definition other unaccounted are MIA.  damntexdem   Jun-01-11 04:45 PM   #7 
  - Beady-Eyed Conspiracy Nuts  SoDesuKa   Jun-01-11 04:52 PM   #9 
  - And then there are the guys who decided to stay.  Sonoman   Jun-01-11 04:50 PM   #8 
  - And where were you?  slater71   Jun-01-11 05:33 PM   #10 
  - Credentials  SoDesuKa   Jun-01-11 06:01 PM   #13 
     - The pic makes it look like the Vietcong captured Santa.  JVS   Jun-01-11 09:35 PM   #43 
        - Santa's Secrets  SoDesuKa   Jun-01-11 09:50 PM   #48 
  - Miz O had an uncle who was on the Bataan March. His mom rec'd  Obamanaut   Jun-01-11 05:49 PM   #11 
  - i've always wondered, why would Vietnam still be keeping them?  Enrique   Jun-01-11 05:51 PM   #12 
  - There are documents suggesting that US POWs were transferred to the soviet union back in the 60s..  Vinee   Jun-01-11 09:28 PM   #39 
     - transferred them there for what?  Enrique   Jun-02-11 06:49 AM   #55 
        - Military intelligence  hack89   Jun-02-11 07:22 AM   #56 
  - The MIA situation is not bogus -  lynne   Jun-01-11 06:05 PM   #14 
  - Misstatement of the Issue  SoDesuKa   Jun-01-11 06:18 PM   #15 
  - And you know beyond any shadow of doubt, that there are  Rex   Jun-01-11 06:20 PM   #16 
  - +1.  William769   Jun-01-11 06:33 PM   #20 
  - That's Not The Issue  SoDesuKa   Jun-01-11 06:35 PM   #21 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-01-11 06:32 PM   #19 
  - Stirring It Up  SoDesuKa   Jun-01-11 06:43 PM   #22 
  - The issue of the JFK assassination (Warren commission) was dealt with 46 years ago.  William769   Jun-01-11 06:46 PM   #23 
  - Umbrella Man  SoDesuKa   Jun-01-11 06:57 PM   #26 
     - This was in 2009.  William769   Jun-01-11 07:23 PM   #29 
  - Why do you care  pintobean   Jun-01-11 06:52 PM   #24 
     - Very Serious Issue  SoDesuKa   Jun-01-11 07:05 PM   #27 
  - I agree this should be locked and trashed  Drew Richards   Jun-01-11 08:38 PM   #34 
     - A Call for Patriotism  SoDesuKa   Jun-01-11 09:16 PM   #36 
     - Remains found MAY 27th 2011, Feb 2010 Oh and the MANY Others found in last few MONTHS and years  Drew Richards   Jun-01-11 09:45 PM   #47 
        - Ownership of the Issue  SoDesuKa   Jun-01-11 10:11 PM   #51 
     - children  pintobean   Jun-01-11 09:44 PM   #46 
  - There still are MIAs, even if there aren't currently any POWs  MrScorpio   Jun-01-11 06:52 PM   #25 
  - Owning the Issue  SoDesuKa   Jun-01-11 07:19 PM   #28 
     - Dude which is it?  William769   Jun-01-11 07:28 PM   #31 
        - No Evidence of POW's Still in Vietnam  SoDesuKa   Jun-01-11 07:52 PM   #32 
  - It is indeed...H Bruce Franklin has the best analysis in MIA, or Mythmaking in America  alcibiades_mystery   Jun-01-11 07:26 PM   #30 
  - Allen West at RT Rally  SoDesuKa   Jun-01-11 09:07 PM   #35 
  - The subcommittee dealt with it! The subcommittee dealt with it! Nothing to see here! nt  AlabamaLibrul   Jun-01-11 09:20 PM   #37 
  - POWs Still in Vietnam  SoDesuKa   Jun-01-11 09:33 PM   #41 
  - I only regret that I have but one Unrec I can give for this shitty thread.  Jamastiene   Jun-01-11 09:26 PM   #38 
  - Alternatively . . .  SoDesuKa   Jun-01-11 09:37 PM   #44 
     - And alternatively,  Shining Jack   Jun-02-11 03:29 AM   #54 
  - K&R  JVS   Jun-01-11 09:42 PM   #45 
  - My uncle was a chopper pilot in 68 and is MIA  Pigheaded   Jun-01-11 09:59 PM   #49 
  - Vietnam is Jungle  SoDesuKa   Jun-01-11 10:24 PM   #52 
  - Somebody has to tell somebody Rambo II was fiction. -nt  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jun-02-11 12:41 AM   #53 

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