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Clumsy Political Propaganda, Oliver Stone Style


The adulation this film received in the 80s was ridiculous. This is strident commie propaganda. Oliver Stone would make a great Propaganda Minister.

The reality, the US simply could not allow another Communist regime in Central America, one year after Nicaragua. This was the height of the Cold War, and there was a hell of a lot on the line.

Carter didn't get it, and in his naivety, he emboldened the Soviets. Reagan got, and brought the Soviets to their knees.

End of story.

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But.. the premise of the film doesn't dispute that, it does however call into question the ethics of the U.S supporting a brutal dictator.

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When you are down on your hands and knees, licking republican boots, how do you like the flavor?

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I've never voted Republican. Democrats eventually adopted the same philosophy/policy stances. I've heard many Dems give credit to Reagan for finishing off the Cold War. Jimmy Carter was just completely clueless and utterly incompetent.

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"brought the Soviets to their knees"

[Putin laughs, points to his 7,000 nuclear warheads]

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Commie propaganda, lol

So you support the USA's financing and training of deaths squads throughout Latin America?

~ I'm a 21st century man and I don't wanna be here.

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Basically you are excusing rape and genocide as long as it gives you a win.




~Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes~

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The reality, the US simply could not allow another Communist regime in Central America, one year after Nicaragua. This was the height of the Cold War, and there was a hell of a lot on the line.

You mean to say "another democratic regime". They are harder to control than violent fascist thugs you supply with weapons.

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I agree, can these liberal humanists come up with a better way to spend your tax dollars, than fighting godless communism in Central America? No sir, they cannot! I rest your case.

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Did this IMDB dumb arse even watch the fucking film? What a clueless dickhead.

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