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  • A Winnable War. The argument against the orthodox history of Vietnam. [Book review]

    01/06/2007 8:21:30 AM PST · by aculeus · 32 replies · 2,486+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | January 15, 2007 | by Mackubin Thomas Owens
    Triumph Forsaken The Vietnam War, 1954-1965 by Mark Moyar Cambridge, 542 pp., $32 In the late summer of 1963, President John Kennedy dispatched two observers to South Vietnam. Their mission was to provide the president an assessment of the regime of Ngo Dinh Diem, the president of the Republic of Vietnam. The first, Major General Victor Krulak, USMC, the special assistant for counterinsurgency for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, visited some ten locations in all four Corps areas of Vietnam. Based on extensive interviews with U.S. advisers to the South Vietnamese army, Krulak concluded that the war was going well....

    02/22/2016 2:37:41 PM PST · by GreyFriar · 33 replies ^ | Feb 22, 2016 | Lloyd Billinngsley
    Fred Cherry defied Communist torture and leftist stereotypes. Fred Cherry, the African American U.S. Air Force pilot who spent seven years as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam, has passed away at 87. With all due respect to Joe Louis, Fred Cherry was the real Brown Bomber.
  • Pentagon chief pledges $18 million for Hanoi to buy patrol boats

    05/31/2015 9:31:32 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 12 replies
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 5/31/15 | David Alexander
    HAI PHONG, Vietnam (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter pledged $18 million on Sunday to help Vietnam buy U.S. patrol boats, shortly after touring a Vietnamese coast guard vessel that was hit by a Chinese ship during a skirmish in the South China Sea. Carter, who has been focusing on maritime security during an 11-day trip to the Asia-Pacific, visited the Vietnamese navy headquarters and coast guard headquarters before boarding the ship. Carter is on his second visit to Asia since becoming defense secretary earlier this year. He said he planned to sign a "vision statement" on Monday with...
  • Jane Fonda on Vietnam War comments: 'I made a huge, huge mistake'

    02/19/2015 7:40:56 AM PST · by pabianice · 101 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 2/19/15 | Jones
    Jane Fonda said she hoped for an open dialogue with veterans after about 50 former military members and supporters protested the actress’s appearance Friday evening at the Weinberg Center for the Arts. “Whenever possible I try to sit down with vets and talk with them, because I understand and it makes me sad,” Fonda told a relatively full theater, responding to a submitted question. “It hurts me and it will to my grave that I made a huge, huge mistake that made a lot of people think I was against the soldiers.” In 1972 Fonda visited Hanoi, North Vietnam, where...
  • Hanoi : Thousands Hold Candlelight Vigil for Release of Catholic Lawyer Le Quoc Quan

    09/30/2013 9:05:17 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    Asia News ^ | 9/30/13 | J.B. An Dang
    On October 2 the first hearing in the activist trial, accused of tax fraud . The faithful carry signs and banners asking the government for his release. Similar initiatives in Ho Chi Minh City and Vinh , his native diocese. During the months of captivity he was not allowed to meet family or lawyer.Hanoi ( AsiaNews) - Last night, thousands of Catholics in Hanoi attended a candlelight vigil of support and solidarity for the Catholic lawyer Le Quoc Quan, in jail for months on suspicion of "tax fraud". On October 2, the activist will appear in the court for the...
  • Bob Beckel calls on CBS, ‘Amazing Race’ to apologize for Hanoi episode

    03/22/2013 2:16:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Fox News Nation ^ | March 22, 2013
    Fox News' co-host of "The Five" Bob Beckel has called on CBS to apologize for an episode of "The Amazing Race” set in Hanoi, Vietnam. In the episode, contestants go to a B-52 Memorial, which is the wreckage of an American bomber plane shot down during the Vietnam War, to find the next clue in their televised round-the-world journey. "Do you realize, CBS, there were four Americans that went down with that plane?" Beckel said on "The Five" Thursday. "Two of them died."
  • Amazing Race episode set in Hanoi sparks outrage over use of B-52 as prop, communist song

    03/21/2013 11:00:39 AM PDT · by Doogle · 45 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | 03/21/13 | FOX
    The popular CBS reality show "The Amazing Race” is under fire for featuring an episode set in Hanoi, Vietnam, where contestants go to a B-52 Memorial, which is the wreckage of an American bomber plane shot down during the Vietnam War, to find the next clue in their televised round-the-world journey. In the episode, the twisted metal of the downed plane is treated as any other prop, with a bright ‘Amazing Race’ ‘Double-U-Turn’ signed planted in front of it, signifying to contestants the next phase of their scavenger hunt. The show also had contestants learn a song that was performed...
  • Discovered papers: Hanoi directed Kerry [2004]

    01/29/2013 3:19:13 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 81 replies
    world net daily ^ | Published: 10/26/2004 at 1:00 AM | Art Moore
    memory hole reminder The first documentary evidence that Vietnamese communists were directly steering John Kerry’s group Vietnam Veterans Against the War has been discovered in a U.S. archive, according to a researcher who spoke with WorldNetDaily. Read more at
  • Landmark Hanoi hotel unearths Vietnam War bunker

    10/19/2011 8:18:47 AM PDT · by shove_it · 8 replies
    Yahoo via AP ^ | 19 Oct 2011 | MIKE IVES
    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The siren's wail at the historic Metropole Hotel sent American folk singer Joan Baez and other guests scampering across a garden and into an underground bunker. Even through five feet of concrete, they could still hear the roar of American bombs raining on parts of Hanoi. [...]
  • Walter Cronkite Without Tears

    07/20/2009 5:53:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies · 4,268+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 20, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Journalism: After the eulogies, the fact remains that "the most trusted man in America" betrayed that trust. He helped snatch defeat from the jaws of victory in Vietnam and tried hard to do the same in Iraq.President Obama on Friday praised Walter Cronkite as a journalistic icon, calling the CBS anchor the "voice of certainty in an uncertain world." More to the point, he was the father of advocacy journalism, the patron saint of media bias. He went from reporting news to recreating it in his own image. Far from the image of the patriotic war correspondent, Cronkite was a...
  • Leading Democrats, Republicans praise Cronkite [McCain recalls Hanoi trip] [BARF!]

    07/18/2009 7:29:48 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies · 824+ views
    AP ^ | 2009-07-18
    (snip) "I'm saddened to learn of the passing of Walter Cronkite, one of the most influential newsmen of our time," said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz. "I will never forget our memorable visit together to Hanoi on the 10th anniversary of the fall of Saigon."(snip)
  • Obama's Other Controversial Church (Complete Article)

    06/14/2009 12:06:36 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 11 replies · 1,605+ views
    American Thinker ^ | June 14, 2009 | Andrew Walden
    June 14, 2009Obama's Other Controversial ChurchBy Andrew Walden "This is a guy (former Weatherman terror-bomber Bill Ayers) who lives in my neighborhood ... the notion that somehow as a consequence of me knowing somebody who engaged in detestable acts 40 years ago - when I was 8 years old - somehow reflects on me and my values doesn't make much sense." -- Barack Obama on the Campaign trail, 2008 As President Obama prepared to commemorate D-Day, the Associated Press dug up old details and photos to write a warm fuzzy story about the WW2 service record of Obama's maternal grandfather...
  • Ex-POW McCain Returns to 'Hanoi Hilton' Prison

    04/08/2009 5:23:19 AM PDT · by RDTF · 38 replies · 1,956+ views
    Fox ^ | April 8, 2009
    HANOI, Vietnam -- Sen. John McCain paid a quiet visit to the "Hanoi Hilton" prison where he was held for more than five years during the Vietnam War on Wednesday, making a few deadpan remarks as he made his way through dark corridors and past musty cells. McCain allowed reporters to follow him while he escorted Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina through the prison. -snip-
  • McCain in Asia next week [to visit Hong Kong, Hanoi, Beijing and Tokyo]

    03/30/2009 6:41:04 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies · 580+ views
    WASHINGTON - Republican US Senator John McCain leaves Washington on Friday on a week-long trip to Asia that will take him to Hong Kong, Hanoi, Beijing and Tokyo, his office said on Monday. . . . . . Details of the trip were not immediately available, but the Arizona senator, planned to hold several public events. On his online Twitter feed, Mr McCain revealed Monday that he had met with China's ambassador to the United States in preparation for the trip.
  • Vietnam Vets Protest Jane Fonda's Broadway Role

    02/22/2009 1:57:55 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies · 1,589+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 22, 2009
    NEW YORK — It's been decades, but Jane Fonda still can't shake her "Hanoi Jane" image from the Vietnam War. About a dozen Vietnam veterans and other protesters on Saturday picketed the theater where the 71-year-old actress is starring in the Broadway play "33 Variations," telling passers-by that she had once visited their communist enemy in Hanoi.

    02/20/2009 7:39:30 AM PST · by RaceBannon · 58 replies · 5,653+ views
    America | 02/20/09 | RaceBannon
    Gathering of Eagles Action Alert Who: Hanoi Jane Fonda in NYC What: Support Our Vietnam/Iraq Veterans Rally Where: 230 West 49th Street, Between Broadway and 8th Avenue When: Saturday, February 21, 2009, 1 pm to Whenever
  • US soldiers memorial in Hanoi?

    01/04/2009 10:02:53 PM PST · by djsunzi · 24 replies · 875+ views
    Self | 5-JAN-2009 | self
    Does anyone know if there is a memorial to US troops that I can visit while in Hanoi? I know it seems unlikely, but you never know. If not, anyone in Hanoi this month?
  • Money Quote

    11/02/2008 3:36:42 PM PST · by Pagan Power · 2 replies · 221+ views
    Pagan Power ^ | November 2, 2008 | Pagan Power
    "John McCain spent more time in the Hanoi Hilton than Barack Obama has spent in the US Senate." Rudy Giuliani from today's JSND Conference Call.Be sure you vote November 4th. And remember, Country B4 Party. NObama! NO DEAL!
  • The Real Story of the Weathermen (Communist Cuba Trained and Supported Ayers and Others)

    10/23/2008 6:42:19 PM PDT · by kristinn · 25 replies · 1,799+ views
    YouTube ^ | Thursday, October 23, 2008
    An almost ten minute excerpt from a 1982 Canadian Broadcasting Corp. documentary on the KGB. The posted section focuses on Communist Cuba's involvement in training, funding and giving orders to the Weathermen.Much of the info comes from an interview with Larry Grathwohl, who is in the film No Place to Hide.The CBC documentary ties the Weathermen, the Cuban government and a French-Canadian seperatist group,the FLQ.The documentary also features an interview with an unnamed Cuban and an unnamed figure involved with the FLQ and a 1965 plot by balck radicals to bomb the Statue of Liberty.The video was just posted today....
  • Biggest protest since 1954 over Hanoi old nunciature demolition

    09/22/2008 2:47:01 PM PDT · by ThanhPhero · 16 replies · 283+ views
    Viet Catholic News Agency ^ | 22/09/2008 | VietCatholic News
    In what is believed to be the biggest public protest since 1954, over 10,000 people have gathered in Hanoi to protest the demolition by the Vietnamese government...
  • Hanoi: Church must end vigils or face legal action

    09/22/2008 10:22:06 AM PDT · by SmithL · 3 replies · 164+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 9/22/8 | BEN STOCKING, Associated Press Writer
    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) -- Communist authorities in Hanoi have threatened to take legal action against the city's archbishop unless he immediately disbands illegal prayer vigils to demand the return of former church lands, state media reported Monday. The government campaign against Archbishop Ngo Quang Kiet escalated over the weekend, with state television calling into question his patriotism in an apparent attempt to turn public opinion against him. State-controlled newspapers on Monday quoted a letter to Kiet from Hanoi Mayor Nguyen The Thao, accusing the cleric of instigating unrest. "Stop your illegal acts immediately or you will be dealt with according...
  • New Video Of John McCain Released To American Military In Hanoi 1973 (Video)

    09/11/2008 10:29:43 AM PDT · by Quaker · 3 replies · 139+ views
    Stuck On Stupid ^ | Sept. 11, 2008 | Quaker
    New Film released By the Swedes Showing McCain’s release in 1973 to the US Military in Hanoi. (Video Included in post)
  • John Mccain Statue in Hanoi

    07/01/2008 8:37:39 PM PDT · by minus_273 · 11 replies · 2,209+ views
    There is a statue in Hanoi where McCain was shot down. I am amazed this exists: taken from The inscription apparently says " on October 26, 1967, John McCain was shot down here. Thirty-one other U.S. aircraft were also downed on this day, according to the inscription. " very strange. I guess they want tourism.
  • Kiet, reform-minded prime minister of Vietnam

    06/14/2008 7:15:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies · 80+ views
    Associated Press ^ | June 12, 2008 | Ben Stocking
    Former Vietnamese Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet, an economic reformer who led the Communist nation away from poverty and isolation and backed the normalization of ties with the United States, died Wednesday... Kiet, who was prime minister from 1991 to 1997... Impatient with Communist Party functionaries trying to protect their own turf, Kiet argued that the party could only stay in power if it loosened its tight hold over the government and business.
  • Harkin: Nothing Bad Happened In Viet Nam After the War

    05/18/2008 8:05:11 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 86 replies · 924+ views
    The Virginian/Ed Driscoll ^ | 5/18/2008 | Moneyrunner
    This needs to be widely distributed.I can't post the video clip so you will have to go the the link. It's a clip of John McCain appearing on Des Moines' WHO radio last July, when on-air talent Jan Mickelson played him Tom Harkin's comments from earlier that month, recorded on the floor of the Senate: And if we leave, there will be a bloodbath in Vietnam. All of the people who supported us will be slaughtered in the streets. Well, it didn't happen.
  • Obama: Enemy of America's Armed Forces

    05/16/2008 8:56:49 AM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 6 replies · 283+ views
    The Stentorian ^ | 05/16/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    COPYING (not linking, it uses my bandwidth) and circulation is encouraged. is the reference for the Michael Moore quote.
  • Obama Called Upon to Reject Jane Fonda’s Endorsement

    05/07/2008 5:17:40 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 25 replies · 182+ views
    The Husaria: For Our Freedom and Yours ^ | 5/7/08 | Winged Hussar 1683
    To: info “at”, media “at”, watchdog “at” cc: Multiple blogs, with encouragement to circulate as viral E-mailDear Mr. Obama, It is one matter to oppose a war or criticize the manner in which it is being fought. It is another matter to call terrorists who are murdering our soldiers–and we use the word “murder” deliberately, because only a uniformed combatant who is fighting according to the laws of war can legally kill an opposing soldier–”Minutemen” who are fighting the American “occupation” of Iraq. Michael Moore, whose endorsement you have refused to reject, has done exactly this on...
  • Record cold kills cattle and rice in Vietnam ( global warming )

    02/20/2008 7:27:47 PM PST · by george76 · 66 replies · 1,811+ views
    The Earth Times ^ | 13 Feb 2008
    Record-setting cold weather has killed more than 8,000 cattle and 100,000 hectares of paddy rice in northern Vietnam since mid-January, officials said Tuesday. Most of the cattle have died in northern mountainous provinces, where temperatures during the month-long cold spell have sometimes dropped to below zero Celsius, a rarity in Vietnam. "We fear that the number of cattle killed by coldness and shortage of food in northern provinces will keep rising in the coming days," ... The cold spell, which the National Hydrometeorology Forecast Center says is the longest ever in Vietnam, has also killed up to 100,000 hectares of...
  • McCain Involvement of Fast Tracking N Vietnam Relations

    02/13/2008 8:15:39 PM PST · by Shyla · 54 replies · 210+ views
    A FReeper made a post on a McCain thread about McCain being involved in fast tracking new relations with N Vietnam, thus leaving POW's left behind. I failed to bookmark the thread and am interested in learning more about this. Looking for links or articles.
  • Vietnamese government agrees to return nunciature “out of respect for the Pope”

    02/01/2008 1:56:33 PM PST · by NYer · 12 replies · 99+ views
    CNA ^ | February 1, 2008
    Hanoi, Feb 1, 2008 / 10:37 am (CNA).- Following years of efforts and prayers, Catholics in Hanoi have agreed to stop protesting as the Vietnamese government says it will return the former nunciature to the Archdiocese of Hanoi. Just yesterday, the Vatican’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, released a letter that he sent to the Archbishop of Hanoi expressing the Vatican’s support for the Catholics’ efforts.  Within hours of the publication of the cardinal’s letter, a Church source in Hanoi informed CNA that the Vietnamese government, as an expression of “goodwill and the respect for the Holy Father”...
  • Hanoi's Archbishop Ready for Arrest

    01/30/2008 6:07:59 AM PST · by marshmallow · 36 replies · 682+ views
    Hanoi, Jan. 29, 2008 ( - Hanoi's Archbishop Joseph Ngo Quang Kiet has said that he is prepared to go to jail to defend the right of lay Catholics to continue a prayer vigil outside the former offices of the apostolic nuncio in Vietnam. As government authorities denounced the demonstrations and hinted that arrests might soon be made to break the prayer vigils, the archbishop was quoted by a priest as saying: "I'm prepared to go to jail for my flock, should the government jail them." The archbishop said that "if the government prohibits us to pray here, on our...
  • Vietnam president to make first U.S. state visit since end of war

    06/17/2007 1:32:42 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 7 replies · 516+ views
    Excerpt - HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - President Nguyen Minh Triet will make a state visit to the United States on Monday, the first by a Vietnamese head of state since the end of the Vietnam War and a symbol of the increasingly close ties between the former foes. The trip comes as concerns about Vietnam's human rights record are growing in Washington, but Triet will try to shift attention from the Communist Party's tight political grip to Hanoi's growing embrace of market economics. Triet will arrive in New York on Monday, traveling with a delegation of over 100 Vietnamese businessmen....
  • Man contracts bird flu in Vietnam

    06/01/2007 10:22:21 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 234+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 6/1/07 | AFP
    HANOI (AFP) - A Vietnamese man has contracted the deadly bird flu virus, becoming the country's second human case since late 2005, a health official said Saturday. The 19-year-old man tested positive for the H5N1 strain of the virus early this week after being admitted to the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Hanoi, a doctor there told AFP. The doctor, who asked not to be named, said the victim had been admitted on May 19 and was now in a stable condition. The daily Lao Dong said the patient had been working for a poultry slaughterhouse in the capital before...
  • Trident plan to scrap dozens of warheads

    12/01/2006 6:28:16 AM PST · by Mrs Ivan · 3 replies · 451+ views
    The Daily Mail ^ | 1st December 2006
    Dozens of Britain’s nuclear warheads will be scrapped under plans to replace Trident. Tony Blair is expected to announce the move when the Government unveils a white paper on the UK’s nuclear deterrent on Monday. The reduction will be seen as an attempt to win over Labour MPs opposed to spending up to £20 billion on a new nuclear weapons system. Labour reduced the number of warheads to below 200 when it came to power in 1997 and the latest cut is expected to be significant, in the dozens, but not halving the stockpile. However, Labour backbenchers are predicting up...
  • Bush Leaving Next Week for Trip to Asia

    11/09/2006 8:35:13 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies · 725+ views
    My Way ^ | Nov 9, 8:48 PM | DEB RIECHMANN
    WASHINGTON (AP) - On his upcoming trip to Asia, President Bush will chat with Japan's new prime minister and stoke his friendship with Russian President Vladimir Putin. He'll discuss terrorism, bird flu, trade and other issues with leaders of Vietnam and Indonesia. Bush leaves on the eight-day trip on Tuesday. As a gesture of friendship to Russia, Air Force One will make a refueling stop in Moscow on its way to southeast Asia, where Bush is attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum in Hanoi. "Southeast Asia is a region with an active al-Qaida-linked terrorist presence that we are working with...
  • Bid to ban Vietnam flag angers the war survivors

    08/18/2006 8:14:29 PM PDT · by Toidylop · 14 replies · 4,033+ views
    The Border Mail ^ | Aug 19, 2006 | Staff
    IT’S a yellow flag with three red stripes. But an attempt to ban the South Vietnamese flag from flying over memorials to Australians killed and injured during the Vietnam war has upset veterans and the Australian Vietnamese community. And it forced the third — but largely unseen — back flip by the Federal Government in as many days. Backbench revolts over plans to send all boat people to islands for asylum processing and a ban on therapeutic cloning for stem cell research dominated the news. Behind the scenes, a quieter rebellion was brewing. Veterans’ associations in Queens-land, Victoria and South...
  • Death penalty looms for Vietnam trader

    08/08/2006 9:10:33 PM PDT · by Toidylop · 13 replies · 875+ views
    BBC News ^ | Aug 8, 2006 | Bill Hayton
    By Bill Hayton Vietnam Reporter, BBC News, Hanoi There cannot be many places in the world where you can get shot for losing money on a foreign exchange deal, but Vietnam is one of them. That is the situation potentially facing Nguyen Thi Quynh Van. Until March this year, she was the deputy head of trade financing at a branch of one of Vietnam's biggest state-owned banks in the port city of Hai Phong. Now she is under arrest, having been charged with, "losing state resources through economic mismanagement" - a crime that carries the death penalty in Vietnam. She...
  • O.C. activist Chanh Huu Nguyen freed

    08/02/2006 9:52:43 PM PDT · by jason1998 · 11 replies · 905+ views
    The Orange County Register ^ | Thursday, July 27, 2006 | DEEPA BHARATH
    A South Korean High Court today freed Chanh Huu Nguyen, an Orange County activist who has been held in that country for three months after the Vietnamese government accused him of terrorism.
  • The New Vietnam Myths

    08/02/2006 6:30:15 PM PDT · by Interesting Times · 41 replies · 4,409+ views ^ | August 1, 2006 | Michael Benge
    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.” -- Joseph Goebbels Of the many myths about the Vietnam War, the most prevalent is that...
  • Select Team of Experts Working to Bring MIA Troops Home

    06/06/2006 4:36:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 306+ views
    HANOI, Vietnam, June 6, 2006 – Aging witnesses and more urban areas are making it harder to find remains or evidence of missing American servicemembers in Vietnam, but a select group of experts here works year-round to fulfill the U.S. military's pledge to leave no man behind. A team from the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command along with several locally hired Vietnamese workers clean up a recovery site to prepare it to be photographed in 2004. The site is located in Quang Nam province, Vietnam. Photo by Sgt. Douglas Stubblefield, USMC    The seven-member team -- four servicemembers and three...
  • Rumsfeld Discusses MIAs, Economic Progress, De-mining in Vietnam

    06/05/2006 5:00:25 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 292+ views
    HANOI, Vietnam, June 5, 2006 – Recovering remains of missing American servicemembers and de-mining operations were among the host of issues Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and his Vietnamese counterpart discussed here today. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Vietnamese Minister of Defense Gen. Pham Van Tra participate in a ceremony officially welcoming Rumsfeld to Hanoi, Vietnam, June 5. Photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Chad J. McNeeley, USN   In his first visit here as defense secretary, Rumsfeld and Vietnamese Minister of National Defense Pham Van Tra met at the Ministry of Defense headquarters for discussions on policy issues....
  • Gary Glitter Appeals Trial Set

    05/30/2006 1:32:27 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 22 replies · 718+ views ^ | 5 30 06 | associated press
    HANOI, Vietnam - Disgraced British glam rocker Gary Glitter will have his appeal heard next month against a 3-year sentence for child molestation, a court official said. "His appeals trial is set for June 15," said Bui Ngoc Hoa, head of the People's Supreme Court of Appeals in Ho Chi Minh City. The trial would last one day, he added. Glitter, 62, whose real name is Paul Francis Gadd, was convicted and sentenced to three years in prison by a Vietnamese court on March 3 for committing obscene acts with girls aged 10 and 11 at his rented seaside villa...
  • 'Hanoi Taxi' arrives at National Museum of the Air Force

    05/09/2006 5:39:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 395+ views
    /9/2006 - DAYTON, Ohio (AFPN) -- The first aircraft to return Vietnam prisoners of war to the United States arrived at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at 9:30 a.m. May 6. The C-141 "Hanoi Taxi" was the first aircraft to arrive in Hanoi in February 1973 to pick up POWs returning to the United States. The "Hanoi Taxi" was one of several aircraft involved in repatriating more than 500 American POWs held by the North Vietnamese. The Hanoi Taxi -- the last C-141 Starlifter still serving in the Air Force -- made two of its final...
  • Former POWs relive freedom flights

    05/05/2006 6:47:04 PM PDT · by SandRat · 5 replies · 460+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Master Sgt. Jason Tudor
    /5/2006 - WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFPN) -- More than 120 former prisoners of war continued a 33-year layover of freedom by reliving the flights that carried them home from North Vietnam. The Hanoi Taxi -- the last C-141 Starlifter still serving in the Air Force -- made two of its final three flights May 5. Former POWs gathered in Fairborn, Ohio, for a reunion and to take part in a weekend of activities created by the Air Force Reserve’s 445th Airlift Wing here that includes the retirement of the famed aircraft. The Hanoi Taxi was the first of...
  • 'Hanoi Taxi' to retire at National Museum of the Air Force

    05/04/2006 4:28:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 394+ views
    /4/2006 - WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio (AFPN) -- More than 120 former prisoners from the Vietnam War and their families will help the Air Force Reserve Command's 445th Airlift Wing retire the Air Force's last C-141 Starlifter, the "Hanoi Taxi," during festivities May 5 to 6. The aircraft was the first one to arrive in Hanoi, Vietnam, in February 1973 to pick up POWs returning to the United States. The "Hanoi Taxi" was one of several aircraft involved in repatriating more than 500 American POWs held by the North Vietnamese. POWs will participate on two flights at 10 a.m....
  • Hanoi - Young Vietnamese flock to Bill Gates

    04/22/2006 1:14:40 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 414+ views
    Reuters ^ | April 22, 2006 | Grant McCool
    HANOI (Reuters) - Thousands of Vietnamese students climbed trees and pushed against barricades to give Microsoft founder Bill Gates a pop star's welcome in Hanoi on Saturday. The world's richest man is on a one-day visit to the impoverished Southeast Asian country, which has the highest rate of fake software sold in the world, according to trade groups. With annual per capita income of $640 (360 pounds), few can afford Microsoft packages and pirated versions sell for a dollar or two. "I hope that one day I can be as successful as him," said Nguyen Trung Dung, 19, one...
  • Doctor says bird flu drug is ‘useless’

    12/04/2005 12:12:07 AM PST · by Termite_Commander · 20 replies · 907+ views
    Times Online ^ | December 4th, 2005 | Jonathon Carr-Brown
    A VIETNAMESE doctor who has treated dozens of victims of avian flu claims the drug being stockpiled around the world to combat a pandemic is “useless” against the virus. Dr Nguyen Tuong Van runs the intensive care unit at the Centre for Tropical Diseases in Hanoi and has treated 41 victims of H5N1. Van followed World Health Organisation (WHO) guidelines and gave her patients Tamiflu, but concluded it had no effect. “We place no importance on using this drug on our patients,” she said. “Tamiflu is really only meant for treating ordinary type A flu. It was not designed to...
  • Fake Communists on Tour in Boston

    08/30/2005 5:01:56 AM PDT · by Richie Rich · 2 replies · 289+ views
    Bizblogger ^ | 08/30/05 | Richie Rich
    Hanoi Jane and Mr. Oil for Food bribe taker, UK politician, George Galloway will be touring the US in September. Little Green Footballs has the dates here. We all know Jane's never ending support for communism, which began when she supported the commies in Vietnam. Galloway, likewise stated, "The worst day in my life was the day the Soviet Union fell." These two losers will team up together, beginning in Boston on September 13th. To call them losers, I suppose has to be an understatement. Communism, once the darling of all liberal ideologies, and once a threat to the world,...
  • Transcript from Fonda's broadcast from Hanoi: 33 years ago

    08/07/2005 8:24:08 AM PDT · by Embraer2004 · 55 replies · 1,427+ views
    1st Cav Medic (Airmobile) Website ^ | 7/25/05 (revised) | 1st Cav Medic
    transcript of Jane Fonda's radio address which she had broadcast in North Vietnam. This transcription, dated August 22, 1972 was made from her Hotel Especen broadcast in Hanoi at 7:11 p.m. The following was submitted in the U.S. Congress House Committee on Internal Security, Travel to Hostile Areas. [HR16742, 19-25 September 1972, page 761] -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- [Broadcast] This is Jane Fonda. During my two week visit in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, I've had the opportunity to visit a great many places and speak to a large number of people from all walks of life- workers, peasants, students, artists and dancers,...
  • Fonda promotes book in Santa Fe

    07/24/2005 8:52:35 PM PDT · by RDTF · 30 replies · 1,276+ views
    The New Mexican ^ | July 24, 2005 | NATALIE STOREY
    Fonda promotes book in Santa Fe NATALIE STOREY | The New Mexican July 24, 2005 As actress Jane Fonda explained her troubles with intimacy and cheating husbands, Charles Powell, a tall man, stood in the shade behind the crowd and watched her intently. Fonda was at Garcia Street Books in downtown Santa Fe on Saturday morning to sign her book, My Life So Far. Powell’s U.S. Air Force cap towered above the hundred eager, largely female faces. He did not carry a copy of the book like many of the others. But he didn’t show up to protest. Instead, he...