Tuesday, May 04, 2010

New data on 1970 Kent State tragedy leads to some ironies

The Washington Times ran a special “New light shed on Kent State killings; shots fired at Guard, declassified files indicate”, in a story by James Rosen, with link here.  

The story suggests that protests planted by the radical Left for several days in order to provoke the retaliation by the guard. Particularly interesting is discussion about attacks against the ROTC building, in the days of the Vietnam era draft. Student deferments had ended, however, and had been replaced by the lottery. But the opposition to ROTC then reminds one, ironically, of the opposition today because of the Solomon Amendment related to the “don’t ask don’t tell” policy.

I remember the May 4, 1970 incident, two weeks before I drove to Indiana from New Jersey, through Ohio, for a job assignment.

Wikipedia attribution link for Kent State picture here.

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