When a, largely, fine nation of people , like Germany can be swayed any nation can so be. US politics driven by ruthless, dishonest, selfish. bastards can equally be capable of driving disastrous outcomes. Trump and his devious cohorts will "dance to the tune" dictated by these vested interests too !
The Mad Man Theory: Nixon, Trump and Bolton - CounterPunch.org
Early in Richard Nixon’s presidency, he told his chief of staff Bob Haldeman that his secret strategy for ending the Vietnam War was to threaten the use of nuclear weapons. Nixon opined that President Eisenhower’s nuclear threats in 1953 brought a quick end to the Korean War, and that he planned to use the same principle of threatening maximum force. Nixon called it the “madman theory,” getting the North Vietnamese to “believe…I might do anything to stop the war.” More
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The Tip of the Iceberg: My Lai Fifty Years On - CounterPunch.org
On March 17th, 1968, The New York Times ran a brief front page lede headed, “G.I.s’ in Pincer Movement Kill 128 in Daylong Battle;” the action took place the previous day roughly eight miles from Quang Ngai City, a provincial capital in the northern coastal quadrant of South Vietnam. Heavy artillery and helicopter gunships had been “called in to pound the North Vietnamese soldiers.” By three in the afternoon the battle had ceased, and “the remaining North Vietnamese had slipped out and…