Just finished watching this. God, it’s funny how easy it is to forget what it used to be like in this world.
McNamarra talks about discussing with Castro, the fact that during the Cuban missile crisis, there had been 160-some nuclear warheads in Cuba, and he asked Castro: 1) Did you know at the time they were there? 2) If you had known, would you recommended to Kruschev that he use them?
His answer? Yes, I did know they were there and yes I DID recommend to Kruschev that he use them.
McNamarra: And what would’ve happened to Cuba in that instance?
Castro: We’d have been utterly destroyed.
That’s how close it came.
It’s a very interesting interview/ documentary. The Castro bit is chilling; so too the piece when he relates the discussion he had with a Vietnamese official regarding Vietnam’s 1000 year struggle to remain free of China… which came as a total shock.
sidenote: great tag line. Where’s it from?
If I tell, the local Dittoheads will roast me! hehe
If I tell, the local Dittoheads will roast me! hehe[/quote]
Understanding Power - The Indispensible Chomsky
Not a “dittohead.” But I so recognize chomiskyisms when I see them.
Fortunately, I quickly realized his skills did not lay in political critique or even factual presentations of current dialogues.
But he does have his accolytes among the nouveau elitists.
[quote=“TainanCowboy”]Understanding Power - The Indispensible Chomsky
Hey, thanks for the reference, TainanCowboy.
[quote=“Jaboney”][quote=“TainanCowboy”]Understanding Power - The Indispensible Chomsky
Hey, thanks for the reference, TainanCowboy. [/quote]