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Tue Feb 26, 2019, 09:51 AM

Why Hanoi??

Was it recommended by Putin?

Vietnam veterans remember how close Hanoi was to Russia during the Vietnam war.

But, is Russia now an advisor to North Korea?

That seems to be the case.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 09:55 AM

1. Cause it was the only way Trump would go to Viet Nam. Like "his" Purple Heart - the easy way.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 09:56 AM

2. Because it's already wired for sound?

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 09:57 AM

3. North Korea sent 90 pilots to North Vietnam during the war

Supposedly they shot down 26 American aircraft

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/memorial-speaks-to-north-koreas-ties-to-summit-host-vietnam/2019/02/19/f3375d6e-34a8-11e9-8375-e3dcf6b68558_story.html

South Korea’s role in the war is much better known. From 1964 to 1973, Seoul deployed more than 300,000 military personnel to help the U.S. effort in South Vietnam against the communists.

By contrast, the North Korean air force contingent deployed near Hanoi in what was then called North Vietnam — the communist half of the war-torn Southeast Asian nation — had 200-400 personnel, including about 90 pilots over more than two years, according to postwar Vietnamese accounts.

In September 1966, according to Vietnamese historical documents obtained and translated by CIA analyst turned scholar Merle Pribbenow, Hanoi accepted an offer by Pyongyang to send three companies of pilots who would form a regiment equipped with 30 aircraft in total. They were to wear North Vietnamese uniforms and Vietnam would provide the aircraft, facilities and equipment.

It was timely assistance. Vietnam’s fleet of aging Russian-made MiG-17 fighters was taking heavy losses defending against the U.S. bombing campaign against North Vietnam, Operation Rolling Thunder. China and Russia provided material assistance, but the number of trained Vietnamese pilots was shrinking by attrition.


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Response to dalton99a (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 09:59 AM

4. I worked with guys in the White Horse Division from South Korea...

...they were insane!

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 10:01 AM

5. Because Kim could get there by train; NK's shitty airplanes can't fly far enough

to go anywhere that's not reachable by land.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 12:14 PM

15. Actually they can.

 

Air Koryo has two Tupelov Tu-204's (purchased around 2008) that is more than capable of doing the job. He also has one other long-range plane, a IL-62M.

Easily within range of Hanoi.

Guess the moron's paranoid enough to take the train.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 10:16 AM

6. The turkey has landed


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Response to dalton99a (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 10:18 AM

7. I wonder if his "bone spurs" are acting up again?

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Response to kentuck (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 10:26 AM

8. If anyone can ever find them


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Response to dalton99a (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 10:32 AM

9. He's 50 years late...

Maybe he can visit the cell where John McCain lived for five years??

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Response to kentuck (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 10:34 AM

11. He buttoned his jacket!


President Donald Trump walks off Air Force One at Noi Bai International Airport on arrival, in Hanoi, Vietnam, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un are to meet Wednesday in their second summit aimed at addressing perhaps the world's biggest security challenge: Kim's pursuit of a nuclear program that stands on the verge of viably threatening targets around the planet. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #11)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 12:21 PM

19. and a fresh coat of hair dye for men n/t

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 10:33 AM

10. Trump will FINALLY be able to say he went to Viet Nam

?

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 11:39 AM

12. Maybe 45 always wanted to go to Vietnam, but couldn't find a way to get there ?

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 12:06 PM

13. It's a none too subtle poke in the eye to the US.

Kim will brag that the US president met his demands and came to Vietnam as a concession to the growing power of No Korea. The meeting could have easily taken place in Seoul or Hong Kong, possibly even Japan.

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Response to procon (Reply #13)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 12:15 PM

16. Japan? No train. He only does trains.

Plus most Koreans are still a bit ticked off about the whole colonization of Korea by Japan thing. There is no way Kim goes to Seoul. He’s a tyrant, not an idiot.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 12:11 PM

14. The Vietnam War has been over for a long time

I mean seriously, this would be like getting upset about a visit to Tokyo in 1985.

Why Vietnam? It is accessible by train from Pyongyang and it is not involved in North Korean affairs.

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 12:18 PM

17. Vietnam is an example of what positive change can do to a country

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Response to kentuck (Original post)

Tue Feb 26, 2019, 12:19 PM

18. The only way he will go to Vietnam

Is if he isn't getting shot at. Huge chicken sh.t. i hope John McCain haunts his dreams while he is there, along with all the others held in the Hanoi Hilton and those who died there. Draft dodger..

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