Skip to comments.Democrats and the Killing Fields
Posted on 04/30/2008 8:40:22 PM PDT by Aristotelian
Most people have never heard of Operation Frequent Wind, which ended on April 30, 1975, 33 years ago. But every American has seen pictures of it: the Marine helicopters evacuating the last U.S. personnel from the embassy in Saigon, hours before communist tanks rolled into the city. Thousands of desperate Vietnamese gathered at the embassy gate and begged to be taken with them. Others committed suicide.
Those scenes are a chilling reminder of what happens when a great power decides to cut and run. Two of the three presidential candidates are proposing to do just that in Iraq. We need to remember what happened the last time we gave up on an unpopular foreign policy, not only in humanitarian terms but in terms of American power and prestige.
Actually, the U.S. had won the war in Vietnam on the battlefield, just as the surge has done today in Iraq. Over Easter 1972, South Vietnamese forces, backed by U.S. airpower, crushed the last communist offensive, killing nearly 100,000 North Vietnamese troops.
The North was forced to sign peace accords in Paris recognizing the Republic of South Vietnam. The last 2,500 U.S. support troops went home. What they left was a fragile but sustainable peace, and an elected government in Saigon that was growing stronger every month.
But with 160,000 North Vietnamese soldiers still in South Vietnam, keeping the South free was going to require continued U.S. help, especially air support and military equipment if the North ever attacked again.
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For some unknown reason, these libs can still sleep at night without hearing SCREAMS of torture that they brought about. But then again , they are liberal scum.
Let us all pray that you're right.
Never say Never. You never can tell with the clowns we have vying for the position of POTUS this year and years to come.
Great timing to post this article on May Day.
Being a lib means never having to admit responsibility whether it concerns millions dead at the hands of communism, or millions dying from malaria and now starvation due to brain dead lib do gooders.
Thanks to our one-party, one ideology press, few people know that we won the Vietnam war - then abandoned Vietnam.
Many liberals don't even know that communism was bad. It's been that way for a long time. At the Yalta conference in 1944, FDR was more concerned about English imperialism than about communism. He felt closer to Stalin than to Churchill. Perhaps if the the New York Times had reported the Ukrainian holocaust of 1931-2, instead of denying it, FDR would have seen more clearly.
Does the left fool people, or are they fooled? The answer is that both apply. They mislead because they themselves are misled. It's like pealing an onion, with one layer following another. Behind every lie, there is another lie.
“but, then again, they are liberal scum.”
must you sugarcoat it?
While working as a journalist in Vietnam, Nayan Chanda took this photo of a Communist tank entering the presidential palace in Saigon on April 30, 1975. Chanda, now editor of YaleGlobal Online, will speak about his experiences there at a panel marking the 30th anniversary of the event.
An anti-American demonstration in Tehran after Iranian students stormed the US Embassy in November 1979.
The scorched wreckage of an American C-130 Cargo aircraft involved in the failed August 1980 attempt to rescue the hostages.
Blindfolded and with his hands bound, an American hostage is led by young militants to a mob in front of the US Embassy in Tehran, Iran in November 1979.
1975 -- Viet Nam
1980 -- Iran
1993 -- Somalia
Can we afford another?
During the depths of the Clinton years, Rush had one of his best and most underrated insights: That there are large numbers of people in this country who want to be lied to. He was, and is, right about this. And those people are the leftwing crackpot's lawful prey. Now, they make up the bulk of the dazed and bewitched Obamamaniacs.
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