The Menu Bombings
“For me, the most ironic token of the first human moon landing is the plaque signed by President Richard M. Nixon that Apollo 11 took to the moon. It reads, ‘We came in peace for all Mankind.’ As the United States was dropping seven and a half megatons of conventional explosives on small nations in Southeast Asia, we congratulated ourselves on our humanity. We would harm no one on a lifeless rock.”
Although religious republican conservative Americans didn’t give a jot at the news then, I think, quite probably, the vast majority of American friends reading my words will be unfamiliar with ‘The Menu Bombings’. When we bombed a non combatant sovereign nation, dropping over 100,000 tons of ordnance, killing over 4,000 civilians and achieving zero military success.
Abject failure. Mass murder. Awful.Republican leaders with the ethical code of rodents. Greedy deluded rabid rodents. Supported by people who said “Nothing to see here.” It took another five years before Nixon was impeached. Kissinger walked away scott free. Sound familiar?
What about the crew of those B52 Stratofortresses. I would love to read how they coped with being abused in this way by their mass murdering criminal leaders. Turned into accomplices to the horrible mutilation of 4,000 civilians not at War with the US by these Republican rats who even look like rats.
U.S. bombs Cambodia for the first time
To keep the secret, an intricate reporting system was established at the Pentagon to prevent disclosure of the bombing. Although the New York Times broke the story of the secret bombing campaign in May 1969, there was little adverse public reaction.
July 20, 1969
Nixon continued to be an influential force in America’s space program. In 1972, he approved development of the space shuttle program. In an ironic twist, by the 21st century, space shuttle flights–especially those to the international space station–had become international cooperative endeavors with Russians and Americans joining forces to conduct missions and sharing space exploration technology.In a more ironic twist, in Helsinki in 2018, US President Trump agreed to hand over control of the Republican Party to Russian Leader, former KGB operative, Vladimir Putin.And American Republican Christian conservatives did not give one jot. They times, they are not a changing at all. Mr. Zimmerman. He lied.