Skip to comments.Buh-Bye, Walter Cronkite: He Lost the Vietnam War for U.S. on TV, Had American Blood on His Hands
Posted on 07/17/2009 7:51:49 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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WALTER CRONKITE =
Pictures of a vietnamese Re-Education (SLAVE LABOR) Camp
Never will for as long as I live.
The blood of many poor S.E. Asian souls just drips from the sleeves of one WALTER CRONKITE.
For the People of a once FREE South Vietnam to this day coninue to live enslaved lives, minus any Human Rights, in a now Communist Vietnam.
And those victims who were thus unwillingly sent to their Eternity ahead of time by the enslavers ...are now filling one WALTER CRONKITE in on the details.
For, our time in Eternity is spent as we lived here on the Earth ..either with the LOVE Itself ..or not.
I would only add this little bit of information to that not as a correction but rather as perhaps a footnote:
From at least early 1964 on the stated military objective of U.S. forces in Viet Nam was to draw the Viet Cong out into a set piece battle where they could be destroyed. This is EXACTLY what happened in battles of TET 68 and the media at home turned the greatest victory of the war into a defeat in the minds of most Americans.
I could never stand to listen to the commie bastard!
Thank you for your CLARITY.
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Somewhere in the archives of the KGB is a file proving that Walter was a KGB asset who worked for good old uncle Joe. I hope they build a urinal on his grave so we can all give him proper respect.
Uncle Walter is like Nominee-in-waiting Sotomayor. Both proclaim themselves “wise”. And the American people unwisely must agree.
Even if there, the historians will say there is “no corroborating evidence”. They discounted all the new info on Joseph McCarthy.
Dwight D. Eisenhower also admired Cronkite and submitted to a lengthy interview for June 6, 1964.
And now, even General GIAP gets it right:
Vietnam’s hero General takes on the Communist Party
Eiaenhower wouldn’t have ever made it above lieutenat if he hadn’t been sleeping with FDR’s daughter.
He was a lousy general and President.
ROBERT McNAMARA dead
“From at least early 1964 on the stated military objective of U.S. forces in Viet Nam was to draw the Viet Cong out into a set piece battle where they could be destroyed. This is EXACTLY what happened in battles of TET 68 and the media at home turned the greatest victory of the war into a defeat in the minds of most Americans.’
BINGO!! That was Westmoreland’s strategy. It worked out as intended. The problem was that the ONLY successful aspect of the Red’s strategy was to cath the US and their South Viet allies flatfooted, ala the Dec 16 1944 Ardennes Offensive. The press was able to transform this one tactical positive for the Commies into a complete victory, despite the fact that they held only one objective, Hue; for more than a three weeks.
I prefer not to speak ill of the dead.
However, his legacy has been written.
The Right Stuff that Lifesaver Vietnam Vets are truly made of:
Gary Owen to you sir!! You embody the stuff that most of my comrades in arms and many Viet vets were made of, the fortitude that enables one to step up to do the necessary thing in the direst of times. Just like the kind of guys that saved my life on several occasions. Just like one of the greatest of them, a man that you surely knew well, Rick Rescorla.
For the survival of FREEDOM...
CLARITY is EVERYTHING..!!!
Dean or Alive.
The media did the same thing when Sirhan Sirhan knocked off RFK. It was blamed on some kind of nebulous American propensity for violence and, of course, intolerance, even though Sirhan Sirhan was a PLO supporter and had worked for a mobster who was associated with Jack Ruby and another mobster who, along with JFK, was screwing Marilyn Monroe. That this is all coincidental, I find doubtful.
1st tour, we were doing S and D and RoadRunners against VC only, with occasional PAVN advisors.
2d tour, it was all PAVN with Sov and PLA advisors. They even brought PT-76 and later T54/55 south.
I knew I would strike a very raw nerve when I made that post. It was not my intention to infuriate or depress anyone more so than now. My basic point is that life is too short for such bitterness and while we may never forgive and forget, letting go of the anger is the healthiest thing you could do. Trust me. Before my cardiac arrest last year, I was always angry and bitter. Afterwards, I realized that I had a second chance in life, and that it was time for me to calm down and adopt a better attitude toward life. I think I’ve survived very well by letting God make the decisions as to reward or punishment, either in this life or in eternity.
A healthy attitude. With all that's going on in the world today, it's important to remember that "Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord."
Glad to hear you are doing well after such a serious health issue as your heart attack last year. I’ve been busy dealing with one in my own circle of close ones this year as well.
Thank you for sharing precisely what I also live by day to day. You have no idea what I have sacrificed in order to bring more Joy & Happiness to others. En Masse.
And you’re right, it does start with releasing all to the will of The LOVE Itself. Which for me commenced decades ago.
I have since seen that the one thing The LOVE Itself needs more of in this world is...
And that only comes when...
...people are FREE.
The seeds of America’s FREEDOM now being at great risk, in a new time of war, began when our FREE Press started to neglect telling the American People “Just the FACTS, Ma’am” during the Vietnam War.
Which I witnessed, during and after my being at that war’s 1st Major Battles.
Most especially by TV’s WALTER CRONKITE, who later on publically called for America’s 11 Southern States to SECEDE from our Union.
A true mirror into his agenda driven TV reporting not delivered in America’s best interests all along.
Today’s American Media, that is busy now eulogizing his life, has been following WALTER CRONKITE’s lead in not givng the American People “Just the FACTS, Ma’am” Journalism. About a new White House’s push to acquire a lot more power over the FREE.
FREEDOM is, as FREEDOM does, I suppose..?
If ANYONE misses him, I assure you it isn’t ME!!! Now if only Henry the K takes HIS long dirt nap. But yet and still they have had forty years and more longer than some 58,200 of my brothers did. Not to mention the MIAs that Henry wrote off so he could “end the war” and get his f*&%ing Nobel Peace Prize... And people wonder why I STAY pissed off at the Feds.
100% is all you’ll ever get PAID for, but the sum of your disabilities can surely climb WAY over that... It’s all in their little charts at the VA.
I knew an SF SSG who came north to Northern I Corp and was attached to the 75th Rangers with the 1st Bde, 5th Mech Inf Div. He told me unclassified stuff about SFD B-50 working out of Nha Trang’s Project Omega. He mentioned the Road Runner Teams there. Were you with that outfit?
I knew they had PT-76 at Ben Het in 69, and the 69th Armor knocked out a couple of them. They had us doing more frequent coincidence range finder and fire control system checks and loading a bit more HEAT in our basic load in anticipation of anti-armor encounters. But I was unaware of T54/55’s over the border untill the spring of ‘72 and their victorious offensive in 75. Where did they bring up the heavier armor?
This will be a good weekend not to ever turn on CBS - it’s nauseating with all the crapspewing going on about Herr Kronkite. I’m with you, Brother - I stay angry. Nowhere else to go with these treasonous bastards. Henry the K is pushing hard for the Global One World Govt. I am sure he thinks he’ll have a seat at that table. He and his ilk grossly underestimate about 80% of the American people. We are not complete sheep....and I don’t think we ever will be. Now there’s my optimistic statement for the day!!!
Roadrunners in the vills between Tay Ninh and Trang Bang areas.
Some work in cooperation with the SEALS at Go Da Ha. They were very anti-social MFs with great chow!
Generally the areas referred to as Fishhook and Parrot's Beak, and into Cambod from there when needed.
Whoa. Unique history. You oughta write a book on your varied perspectives on the Vietnam war. I’m sure they would be MOST interesting.
Made a slight correction to your statement. You can certainly lie about history, but you cannot change the truth and eventually the truth comes out.
It's an excellent read about 11ACR, 2/32 FA and the 2/5 and 3/4 Cavs in that area.
I had gotten my knee FUBAR before the official Cambodian Incursion and it was still draining from the debriedment surgery, but with my media background, ignored the medical orders and took some TV crews into the COSVN area. (We were all young, brave and stupid back then.)
We were getting off a Huey at Snoul when he heard a grenade go off. It turns out it was the explosion that eventually cost then-Major, later General Fred Franks (CG, VIICorps in Desert Storm) his leg.
A fragment from that greande also hit COL, later GEN Donn Starry in the chest. It was not too bad, but at first, everyone thought it was a fatal wound.
The book also has documentation on the great story of the former WWII enlisted infantryman, who in Cambodia was an O-5 CHAPLAIN, taking over as a Platoon Leader in the 11ACR for about a week!
when WE heard a grenade......
I wanted Armor, but even after Armor AIT, if you had 2 years of college math, you got sent to Sill for FA OCS.
Ended up as as an 1193 and 5505/5525, PIO and Broadcasting Officer.
BTW, The real Adrain Cronauer (Good Morning, Vietnam) is alive and well, a lawyer in DC, and an outstanding Conservative!
It may well be that...
the entire future...
of the whole Human Race...
may well hinge on our finally,
during this new 21st Century of ours,
...FREEing all the women of the world...
...into being all that they already are in GOD’s Eyes...
...and all that they can be...
while here on the Planet Earth..?
I hope you are right - too many of my sisters are willing to give it all up for very little or nothing to show for it. Including the so-called educated ones. They may not want to be oppressed by a man, but ready to invite Uncle Sam to take over their life. I hope I am not missing your point.
I'm sure that the survivors want to thank Cronkite as well.
Awesome post, DMZFrank!
Yes, they cut off war materials and support - the liberals wanted the South Vietnamese to lose.