Comments on: Don’t believe the U.S. military when it says it doesn’t keep body counts Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: AlkalineState Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:49:40 +0000 SamC130B explains: “At no point did North Vietnamese troops EVER fight Americans to a stand-still and they only managed to defeat the South Vietnamese after the US had withdrawn from the war…”

You know that President Nixon officially negotiated something called a “standstill ceasefire” with North Vietnam, right? It was actually referred to by Nixon’s State Department as a “standstill ceasefire.” At which time, the NVA expanded into Laos and Cambodia officially, as a reinforcement and a way to hold a gun to our head. There was no NVA retreat. Only growth. There was a U.S. retreat because we should have never been in that war to begin with.

By: SamC130B Tue, 27 Jan 2015 16:42:08 +0000 I was going along with this article until I got to the comment that the North Vietnamese “fought the Americans to a standstill.” This is not an inaccuracy, it is a complete falsehood. The fact is that after the so-called Cambodian “incursion” in the spring of 1970 the North Vietnamese withdrew into the Cambodian interior and deep into Laos and didn’t return to South Vietnam in numbers until two years later after all but a handful of US combat troops had been withdrawn and US troops were no longer actively engaged in combat. South Vietnamese forces, with US air support, defeated the communist insurgency and the US withdrew all of its remaining forces in March 1973. North Vietnamese troops finally managed to prevail THREE YEARS LATER (three years from their defeat and two years after the final US withdrawal) in the spring of 1975. At no point did North Vietnamese troops EVER fight Americans to a stand-still and they only managed to defeat the South Vietnamese after the US had withdrawn from the war and support for the South Vietnamse government had dwindled to nothing.

By: AlkalineState Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:30:40 +0000 The same republicans who got us into this boondoggle two trillion dollar war, and got 4,000 young Americans killed for nothing…. now have some opinions on what Obama should be doing overseas.

Personally, I am glad we did not enter Syria with troops. I am glad we have withdrawn from Afghanistan and Iraq. The GOP is out to lunch.

By: Useakme45 Fri, 23 Jan 2015 03:51:26 +0000 Do they also keep track of kills from drones? ARA

By: Neurochuck Fri, 23 Jan 2015 00:46:25 +0000 I was a bit amused by a female Kurdish peshmerga fighting for Kobani saying that IS jihadi believe that being killed in battle by a man is a ticket to Paradise for martyrdom, but not if killed by a woman.
So perhaps the military could damage Islamic State morale by more front line females and a statistical break by sex.

By: Lovetwo Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:45:48 +0000 The Republicans broke Congressional law today and bypassed the President, inviting BiBi to speak to congress in March.

They broke Congressional Law.

They have no respect for anything or anyone (this means you).
This is very evident.

Stop them now before they kill us All.

Peace be with you All.


By: SixthRomeo Thu, 22 Jan 2015 19:02:31 +0000 David Axe has no credentials to write or speak about telling lies. His opinions are based on nothing, so they are based on lies. The totally ignorant claim that the military “boasts” about killing civilians is as disgusting as his anarchist journalistic opinions. As the Spanish say, “There is no head and no feet.”

By: Factoidz Thu, 22 Jan 2015 18:11:11 +0000 All this killing by the USA is fine under Obama, the media says almost nothing, but it was A BIG DEAL and screamed from the rafters daily by all media libtards when Bush was president.

Who has been president for the last six years? the way these idiots comments are, you’d think it was Bush- Oh, that’s right, Obama saw the light and just continued Bush’s ways, actually increased the drone killing of civilians. Too Bad Bill Clinton was such a coward and chose not to kill UBL when he had the chance.

By: BadChicken Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:24:06 +0000 Counting bodies as a measure of victory has been around since man has been inflicting violence on one another. It’s a metric of confidence, efficiency and boasting. Grim horrible things indeed. As a metric of efficiency its still coldly efficient.

As a measure of victory? No but people cling to numbers because they have nothing else to measure. If there are X bad guys then all we have to do is kill Y and once Y equals X then we’ve won.

However X is a moving target, it grows and shrinks over time and you’ll never know how big X is at any time. Even Y isn’t accurate either. Maybe some of that Y number is inflating X over time.

The only way this system would work is to become the Mongol horde and kill everyone you see until there is simply nobody left.

By: Anonymous Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:05:48 +0000