Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1998/07/08

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Photo whores {was Life magazine} vs word herders
From: Alexey Merz <>
Date: Wed, 08 Jul 1998 20:26:01 +0100

Eric Welch wrote:
> At 09:25 AM 7/8/98 -0500, you wrote:
> >  I believe it was Gen. Loan, and if you knew the whole story of what had
> >occured in the period immed. before the photo you would use a term other
> >than suspect
> As I remember in an interview with Eddie Adams, Gen. Loan (thanks for that
> spell correction - it was pretty early in the morning and I was typing
> fast) the man had killed a friend of Loan. 

His brother, if memory serves.

> So it was more revenge than
> anything else. In war, things are different than on the streets of the good
> ol' US of A, so I don't judge the general (he was actually police chief of
> Saigon I believe) too severely.

Certainly not; not in a war where by most accounts real atrocities were
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