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Raids in CA over Small Arms/Coup Plot

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Thin Black Line, Jun 6, 2007.

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  1. Thin Black Line

    Thin Black Line Member

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    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article1890361.ece

     
  2. 50caliber123

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    thats horribly ironic, Laos being a former enemy of this country's. Almost sounds like a movie too.
     
  3. Thin Black Line

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    LOL, Uncommon Valor?

    This story has gone global front page. It was in both UK newspapers I usually
    read in the morning. Probably hitting others as well.
     
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    Well, no. The Laotian government of King Savang Vatthana was an ALLY of the US during the Vietnam war, not only fighting against the North Vietnamese Army and the local communist insurgents (the Pathet Lao) but provided bases and support for US covert and clandestine operations against the communists. King Vatthana was over thrown by the Pathet Lao in Dec 1975, AFTER the US had pulled most troops out of the SE Asia conflict. The Pathet Lao set up the current Lao People's Democratic Republic (LPDR) (read communist) AFTER the major US involvement. An attempt to over throw of the LPDR is what the original post is about.

    For more info google Pathet Lao, Air America, Second Indochina War, History of Laos, etc.[/HISTORY LESSON]
     
  5. gripper

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    figures....
     
  6. jselvy

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    I didn't know that it was a violation of the laws of THIS country to plot the overthrow of ANOTHER country.

    Jefferson
     
  7. ArmedBear

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    Wait...

    We're wasting our resources trying to stop someone from doing good work in an obscure part of Asia?

    Is THAT what DHS is supposed to be doing with MY money?

    Is killing the ruling class of an oppressive regime "murder"?

    Oh, I'm sorry, they might violate the Neutrality Act. Wouldn't want to look the other way, now, would we?

    We sure seem to want to look the other way when it comes to border security. I guess there's money in a flow of cheap underground labor, but nobody gives a #$%* about Laotians.
     
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    The CIA has a monopoly on this kind of stuff and doesn't like competition ;)
     
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    For a LTC he's pretty naive isn't he? He expected to be able to purchase a boatload of select fire weapons from a licensed FFL dealer in the states? (details in another article, dealer tipped of the feds) What has he been smoking?

    How did he expect to ship all those weapons to Thailand? Probably easier to buy in Thailand or surrounding countries than the USA...

    Er... anti-Laos doesn't mean pro-American. Especially if the government isn't even trying to overthrow Laos now. If he was pro-American, maybe he shouldn't break any American laws.
     
  10. Titus

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    I heard about this on King of the Hill. :)
     
  11. 30 cal slob

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    not

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    bright
     
  12. coylh

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    Wow, even the communists don't like the patriot act.
     
  13. TrybalRage

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    My thoughts exactly.
     
  14. Art Eatman

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    Unfortunately, OT.

    Good APS material...

    Art
     
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