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V.V.A.R. NEWSLETTER: - K.U. STUDENTS CALL FOR SECOND WAR - ON AMERICA-BASHING (english)
08 Apr 2003
Modified: 08:47:50 PM
VIETNAM VETERANS FOR ACADEMIC REFORM -
the student auxiliary at the University of Kansas

John Hughes - Honorary hairman
C Co., 3rd Marine Reg., 3rd Marine Div.
Recipient - Purple Heart
Two tours of duty - Vietnam
Leonard Magruder - Founder/President
Former professor of psychology, Suffolk College, N.Y.

V.V.A.R. NEWSLETTER: - K.U. STUDENTS CALL FOR SECOND WAR - ON
AMERICA-BASHING PROFESSORS

"U.S. flags are the emblem of the invading war machine in Iraq today. The
only true heros are those who find ways that help defeat the U.S. military."
The author of these words, Nicholars de Genova , a professor of anthropology
at Columbia Univ., went on to call on U.S. soldiers to "frag" (murder) their
officers and to wish "for a million Mogadishus " referring to the 1993 ambush
in Somalia that left 18 U.S. soldiers dead and 84 wounded.The "New York Post"
of April 1 said "plenty of other Columbia professors share De Genova's
venomous feelings" and went on to give a large number of examples.

FOR ALL YOU LEFT WING AMERICA BASHERS ON CAMPUS - A MESSAGE FROM THE
FRONT.AND YOU ARE NEXT. WE WILL BE MARCHING ON CAMPUS AND DEMANDING TO KNOW
WHY YOU CALLED FOR AMERICAN DEFEAT , IN VIETNAM AND EVERY WAR SINCE,
INCLUDING IRAQ.

(excerpts from an article by Ralph Peters, retired Army officer)
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Two task forces from the U.S. Army's Third Infantry Division just took
their first tour of downtown Baghdad. The 3ID controls the city's
international airport, while our airpower dominates the capital's skies. And
the Marines are sweeping in from the Southeastern flank.
Iraq's surviving "elite" soldiers are fleeing, leaving the fight to the
thugs and fanatics. Iraq's civilian leaders are bailing out of Baghdad with
suitcases full of cash. The defensive positions of the Republican Guards look
like the world's biggest gunnery range, hundreds of square miles of
burned-out wrecks.
Surely, readers will remember the recent predictions from countless
pundits that the Republican Guards would put up a ferocious fight and that
Baghdad would prove a bloodbath for American troops. The Manhattan "Village
Voice" salivated at the prospect of an American defeat.

Eat a big hunk of dead Iraqi crow. And the next time GI Joe goes out to
thrash one of your pet dictators, ask a military man what's going down.
The Iraqi forces fleeing Baghdad, intermixed with civilians and the dying
regime's bureaucrats, will never again be a coherent fighting force. They're
dissolving as they distance themselves from Saddam's fortress.The violent
actors who remain in Baghdad will be the die-hards. And our forces will see
to it that they die very hard, indeed.

Some regime elements, with nowhere to turn and a fanatical commitment to
the privileges of tyranny, will resist in pockets scattered throughout the
country. Ba'ath Party torturers and bully-boy thugs, especially, will fight
on because they fear justice.
Some of those hardcore murderers may try to cut deals. But we should not
accept anything short of "unconditional surrender" from these criminals of
war and peace.

Then the great strategic challenges will begin: Helping the Iraqis
reconstruct not only their government but a battered society. Dealing with
the regional challenges and opportunities this war will create in neighboring
states. Re-evaluating our strategic partnerships, from Turkey to Saudi
Arabia. And staying the course to win the peace.
Ralph Peters
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>From Leonard Magruder
President
Vietnam Veterans for Academic Reform
the student auxiliary at the Univ. of Kansas

The anti-war way to peace, actually surrender, was never an option. We need
to clean up Bagdad ,and then get to work cleaning the leftists out of our
universities. We now know that academia cannot be reformed from within.
Academics are too afraid of dialogue to defend their statements. It will have
to be done by a hugh coalition of American veterans, ( which we at V.V.A.R.
are currently working on), calling on trustees and legislators , as is
happening right now in Kansas in the case of a K.U. professor accused of
showing child pornography in his classes.
The day of the university as "a hugh patronage machine for the Left",
(Horowitz) , professors using their classrooms for leftist propaganda and
lying to students about America, is over. You're losers, just like your hero
Hussein.
In an hour of dire national crisis you rose to the occasion with words of
treason more hysterical even than over Vietnam. The nation will not forget
nor forgive this time. Now comes the second half of this war. The
battleground is the university.
Any officer of a veteran or student organization wishing to be listed as
approving of or supporting this war e-mail me at Magruder44 (at) aol.com

Board of Advisors - National
Mr. Richard Kitson - President, Vietnam Veterans of America - Suffolk Chapter
(New York)
Mr. Dennis Garbosky - founder, Vietnam War Historical Society (New York)
Lt. Col. Chuck Allen (ret.) - founder, “National Vietnam Veterans Review�
(North Carolina)
Mr. Ray Gallagher - past Commander, American Legion - Toronto (Canada)
Col. Stanley Horton - former Director, V.V.Leadership- Houston (Texas)
Mr. John Lowe - Commander, Native American Veterans Association (Kansas)
Mr. Roger Young - Co-Editor, “Northwest Veterans Newsletter�, and military
consultant - (Washington)
Mr. Stephen Markley - former Director, V.V.Leadership - Minnesota (Kansas)
Dr. William Beausay - Academic Consultant - psychology (Ohio)
Mr. Steve Hawkins - President, Committee on the Crisis in Education (Kansas)
Mr. William Street - history - Vietnam War (Hawaii)
Mr. Dan M. Steinruck - Virginia State Director for Point Man Ministries
(Virginia)
Mr. Bernie Russo - President, VVA Chapter #484, Editor, VVA Newspaper- Conn.
Edition (Connecticut)
Mr. Joseph P. Larson - Consultant - Computer Science (Kansas)
Beverly Haire - Consultant - POW/MIA issues (Florida)
Mr. Bill Laurie - Academic Consultant - History of Vietnam War (Arizona)
Rev. Lloyd Snodgrass - Academic Consultant -Theology (Kansas)
Magruder44 (at) aol.com 785-843-3737

>From letters:
“Your activities, indeed, sound very worthwhile.� - Edwin Feulner -
President - the Heritage Foundation
“Academic reform is necessary and no one has more moral authority to demand
that they clean up their act than those who have put their lives on the line
for their country.� - Thomas Sowell-national columnist, Stanford scholar.
“Very best wishes for success in your important work.� - former president
George Bush
“I salute your aims … my best wishes in this.� - Charlton Heston - actor,
producer
“Very best wishes for your important work.� - Christopher DeMuth - President
- American Enterprise Institute
“Your concerns regarding the academic climate on our nation’s college
campuses will be provided to the Legion’s National Committee on Education.�
- The American Legion
“I never miss an opportunity to thank Vietnam veterans for serving their
country…best wishes for great success.� - Norman Schwarzkopf -
General - U.S.Army (ret.)
“…has greatest respect for veterans and takes this very seriously.� office
of Kweisi Mfume - President - NAACP
“It’s comforting to know that people like you are in the trenches taking a
stand in mainstream America. Keep up the good work.� - Karl Day -
Editor - Washington Watch
“Best of luck on your enterprise �- William F. Buckley Jr.-Editor -National
Review
“Thanks for all your efforts on behalf of Vietnam veterans.� - Michael
Clodfelter- Vietnam vet and author of Vietnam in Military Statistics- A
History of the Indochina Wars.
“I share your objectives.� - Dr. James Buchanan -Nobel Laureate- George
Mason University
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Brainwashed (english)
08 Apr 2003
Wow...the fascists are out in force and threatening critical thought! If these guys are Vietnam vets, all I can say is they didn't learn much from their experience. I know damned few Viet vets who came back trusting the US government. I sure didn't...and I had enough sense to put my personal experience into context, learning to question why this country is forever sending troops hither, thither, and yon.

Anybody who truly believes "our troops" are in Baghdad to protect our freedom and to liberate the Iraqis must have sleepwalked through his tour in 'nam and never bothered to examine what makes America "tick".