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Remembering The Invasion of Grenada 30 Years On - The Daily Beast


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Tamara
- 2036 days ago - thedailybeast.com
Thirty years ago, the U.S. launched Operation Urgent Fury to liberate Grenada from its Marxist-Leninist regime--an operation that punched a hole in the Brezhnev doctrine and foreshadowed the Soviet collapse. Michael Ledeen remembers the shortlived invasion



   

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Frances Darcy (92)
Friday October 25, 2013, 12:06 pm
noted
 

JL A (281)
Friday October 25, 2013, 12:36 pm
Important piece of history to remember
 

Alan Lambert (91)
Friday October 25, 2013, 3:33 pm
It's when we saw Ronnie the Warmonger for the first, but not the last time...
 

P A (117)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 10:07 am
Interesting - I remember this coming in for scorn on 'Frasier' as a Far Right candidate was saying how he had 'gone in on the first wave' in Grenada, and Frasier replied scathingly 'On a surfboard, I suppose!'.... It is no surprise that the Americans forgot to tell Mrs Thatcher about the invasion - though knowing the belligerent old whatsit she'd probably have approved had she been consulted.
 

Roger G (148)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 3:28 pm
noted, thanks
 

Louise D (44)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 3:37 pm
In Modern Studies the American invasion of Grenada was considered to be from the "Piss up in a brewery" school of military tactics. Grenada was a case study in military incompetence and poor execution." Of the 18 American servicemen killed during the operation, 14 died in friendly fire or in accidents. Then there was the fact t was a gross violation of international law, it merely showed how America was going back to being a bully.
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 5:13 pm
Thanks Tamara :-))
 

Mari 's (1356)
Saturday October 26, 2013, 5:32 pm
Noted tyvm :)
 

Dejan M. Solak (49)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 12:27 pm
prizma kroz koju gledamo ima različite odsjaje u mome i/ili inome oku... Nekima je intervenisanje US snaga humanitaran čin, a po nekima je to i dalje ubijanje, ali sa drugijem imenom... Jbg.
 

Birgit W (160)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 2:47 pm
Noted, thanks.
 

James Maynard (84)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 3:02 pm
Yes, that was Ronnie's chest thumping
exercise after not responding to the
bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut.
 
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