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Whoa right there Vishinsky

Posted by: Krasny ( Internationale, All Countries ) on August 03, 1999 at 12:13:08:

In Reply to: The Needle posted by Dr. Cruel on August 02, 1999 at 12:06:00:

: Allow me to provide you an actual 'needle', as opposed to a crudely fabricated one (DonS clearly was not 'defending UNITA', as the writer is obviously aware).

**Whoa right there Vishinsky, I said the article was "pro-UNITA." Are you disputing this? If I was implying anything, it was that the poster would resort to using such an article to make his point, not that he himself was pro-UNITA.

My purpose for posting re: Namibia was to show the altruistic motives of the Cuban government in helping to defend what was at the time the democratically elected, Marxist government in Angola in the 1980's... and how this contributed to the overthrow of apartheid in South Africa. I'm not here to defend the Angolan government of 1999.

Why is there such a propensity for erecting strawman arguments around here? Spend your time reading up and rebutting the points raised instead of creating a Fictional Opponent which you can then be seen to defeat brilliantly.** --K

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