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PostSubject: Historical Revisionism   Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:06 pm

Since I bought a Willys Station Wagon from them I now get the Fairfield Collectibles catalog of all their model cars (and a few boats and planes).  The latest catalog lists the following:
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Modern Military Muscle
1:15 Scale -- 13" long

Two tons of trouble.  That's what Al Qaeda terrorists got when America rolled into the Iraq desert after the 9/11 attacks.  This die cut metal U.S. Army Humvee captures the rugged stance of this mighty veteran to perfection with its brush bar, snorkels and roof gunner hatch.  Hand painted in weathered desert camo paint.
#17520NX U.S. Army Iraqi Freedom Humvee $74.99
Only a few problems.  One, Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11.  America's foray into Iraq was strictly a Bush family vendetta against Saddam.  Two, the first Humvees on the ground in Iraq were taken out by the scores by $5 roadside bombs.  Seems the maker forgot to reinforce the underside!  According to Wikipedia:
Wikipedia wrote:
With the onset of the Iraq War, Humvees proved very vulnerable to IEDs; in the first four months of 2006, 67 U.S. troops died in Humvees. To increase protection, the U.S. military hastily added-on armor kits to the vehicles. Although this somewhat improved survivability, bolting on armor made the Humvee an "ungainly beast," increasing weight and putting strain on the chassis, which lead to unreliability. Armored doors that weighed hundreds of pounds were difficult for troops to open and the newly armored turret made Humvees top heavy and increased the danger of rollovers. The U.S. Marine Corps decided to start replacing Humvees in combat with MRAPs in 2007, and the U.S. Army stated that the vehicle was "no longer feasible for combat" in 2012.

I don't mind so much a toy manufacturer getting the facts wrong.  What bothers me is the false narrative that's gaining traction as "history."
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PostSubject: Re: Historical Revisionism   Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:14 pm

Also, al Qaeda didn't move into Iraq until five months AFTER the US invasion.
Wikipedia wrote:
The group [al Qaeda in Iraq] was founded by the Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in 1999 under the name Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad (Arabic: جماعة التوحيد والجهاد, "Group of Monotheism and Jihad").

The group is believed to have started bomb attacks in Iraq as of August 2003, five months after the coalition invasion and occupation of Iraq, targeting UN representatives, Iraqi Shiite institutions, the Jordanian embassy, provisional Iraqi government institutions.
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