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  • Laos Hmong leader Vang Pao denied Arlington burial

    02/04/2011 8:38:33 PM PST · by Racehorse · 49 replies
    BBC News ^ | 4 February 2011
    The US Army has rejected a request for ethnic Hmong leader Vang Pao to be buried with full military honours in Arlington National Cemetery. Gen Pao led a 15-year CIA-sponsored secret war in Laos during the Vietnam War and, when it was lost, led tens of thousands of his people into exile. He died last month. The army's decision came as mourners attended the first day of a six-day funeral in California. Gen Pao's friends said they would appeal to the White House. "Obviously to everyone who is here today to honour Gen Vang Pao, this is very disappointing," said...
  • Vietnamese Communists' Fear Factor is Rising

    04/03/2011 12:49:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 45 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 03, 2011 | Michael Benge
    As a Libyan protester said, "After we saw Tunisia and Egypt, we thought that we can do it too;" their "fear wall broke" and the people of Libya no longer feared their corrupt and brutal dictatorship.  In contrast, the prospect that the Middle-East pot might boil over into their region has dramatically increased the fear factor of Vietnam's and China's communist rulers.  Since the Middle-East uprisings began, in fear of popular uprisings, they have reacted with increasingly brutal crackdowns and arrests of possible dissidents, with Vietnam following China's lead.  Vietnam's pucker factor must have ratcheted up several notches when the...
  • Pictures of a vietnamese Re-Education Camp (Vietnam Human Rights Bill)

    12/27/2004 5:36:00 AM PST · by miltonim · 982 replies · 51,820+ views
    International Christian Concern ^ | 12/27/2004 | Montagnard Foundation
    Keep in prayer for the Vietnam Human Rights Bill. It is presently in the Senate after passing by a wide margin in the House. If you have any doubt about whether the Bill should pass, take a look at the picture below of an actual re-education camp in Vietnam provided by the Montagnard Foundation. Re-education camps are where believers are typically sent. Stay tuned as we will post a picture per day over the next 4 days. Top 12/26/2004 VietnamPicture 3 of a Vietnamese Re-Education Camp Keep in prayer for the Vietnam Human Rights Bill. It is presently...
  • VN Prime Minister to visit Bush:Urge Bush to let him know Human Rights Matter

    06/12/2005 7:30:09 AM PDT · by USMCVIETVET · 15 replies · 1,260+ views
    San Diego Union-Tribune ^ | 6/12.05 | Robert Caldwell
    San Diego Union-Tribune Message to Hanoi: Human rights matter By Robert J. Caldwell June 12, 2005 President Bush, meet Li Thi Hong Lien. You may not recall her name but pressure from your administration helped get her released from prison in Vietnam on April 28. Ms. Lien's "crime" was being a Mennonite, a devout Christian denomination harshly suppressed by the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Compass Direct Li Thi Hong Lien, a resident of the former Saigon, after being rearrested and interrogated because of her Christian faith. During almost a year of imprisonment, this 21-year old Sunday school teacher was so...
  • Exiled Prince of Vietnam Offers Political Ideology

    11/27/2004 10:59:05 AM PST · by tranvanba · 4 replies · 1,970+ views
    The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | November 22, 2004 | Vanessa Hoffman
    Last Saturday night brought His Imperial Highness Prince Nguyen Phuc Buu Chanh of Vietnam, Regent of the Imperial Dynasty and President of the Vietnamese Constitutional Monarchist League, to Cornell. The Prince, a member of the Vietnamese imperial family gave a lecture, entitled "Revival of Vietnamese Culture: The Nguyen Dynasty," before a crowd of about 50 people. Maria Nguyen '05, vice president of the Cornell Vietnamese Association sang the American national anthem and then played the national anthem of South Vietnam. Aided by PowerPoint slides, Prince Buu Chanh then began his lecture speaking from a podium draped with the American flag...
  • A Royal Solution for a Nationalist Vietnam

    10/31/2004 8:49:33 AM PST · by tranvanba · 5 replies · 1,063+ views
    PRWEB ^ | October 23, 2004 | The Imperial Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam
    The Imperial Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam is politically pressuring the government of Vietnam to protect the liberty, religious rights of the Vietnamese people as well as the culture, traditions, languages of the Montagnards and Khmer Krom in Vietnam. (PRWEB) October 23, 2004 -- Today, Vietnam is experiencing a minor period of outward growth. Even the most dedicated Communists are abandoning old communist economic policies, which have proven to be ineffective and sometimes harmful. Capitalism is being introduced, with the Communist Party maintained only as a vehicle to exercise absolute control of the elite Party leaders over the common people. The...
  • John Kerry's War Record

    10/29/2004 1:40:17 AM PDT · by Portrait of a Lady · 3 replies · 390+ views
    Front Page Magazine ^ | January 13, 2003 | By Michael Benge
    John Kerry's War Record By Michael Benge | January 13, 2003 As Sen. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, considers a bid for the White House, Americans should know a few things about him that he might prefer go unmentioned -- and I don't mean his $75 haircuts. When Mr. Kerry pontificated at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Veterans Day, a group of veterans turned their backs on him and walked away. They remembered Mr. Kerry as the antiwar activist who testified before Congress during the war, accusing veterans of being war criminals. The dust jacket of Mr. Kerry's pro-Hanoi book,...
  • Government of Vietnam Must Bring Closure to the MIA/POW Before Being Admitted to WTO

    09/10/2004 4:37:28 AM PDT · by tranvanba · 10 replies · 1,246+ views
    News Release PRWEB ^ | September 8, 2004 | The Imperial Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam
    Aurora,IL (PRWEB) September 8, 2004 -- OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENTS - From the Office of the Leadership of the The Imperial Nguyen Dynasty of Vietnam & Vietnamese Constitutional Monarchist League: His Imperial Highness Prince Nguyen Phuc Buu Chanh of Vietnam, Regent of the Imperial Nguyen Dynasty and President of The Vietnamese Constitutional Monarchist League denounces the Communist Government on the return of United States Servicemen MIA or possible POWs and Human Rights Record. It has been stated by American Marines and Army Soldiers who are in Vietnam searching for MIA's, that there is corruption within the government of Vietnam. They stated that...
  • Kerry, McCain Alleged to be 'Fast Friends' of Vietnamese Communists

    05/20/2004 3:16:48 AM PDT · by kattracks · 17 replies · 236+ views ^ | 5/20/04 | David Thibault
    ( - The Vietnamese communist government's alleged murder of hundreds of tribal Christians requires a response by the U.S. government, but any effort to sanction Vietnam is being blocked by Sens. John Kerry and John McCain, according to a Washington, D.C. human rights group. International Christian Concern President Jeff King also alleges that he's heard complaints about Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat currently running for president, and McCain, an Arizona Republican who ran for president in 2000, from some of their congressional colleagues on the issue of Vietnam abuses. "Senators have complained to us that these guys are the fast friends...
  • 'Slaughter by police and civilians'

    05/02/2004 1:39:25 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 12 replies · 108+ views
    World Magazine ^ | 5/8/04 | Mindy Belz
    More than two weeks after a government crackdown on highland Montagnards, ending with hundreds of protesters wounded and at least 10 killed, the Vietnamese government is no closer to letting outsiders in on what happened. Vietnam's state-run media first reported that Communist authorities had broken up Easter weekend demonstrators protesting religious persecution and land confiscation. But so far the government has sealed the area in Dak Lak province, refusing permission to U.S. embassy officials and other outsiders to travel there. Human Rights Watch investigators in Asia successfully interviewed dozens who fled the province. Based on those firsthand accounts, it estimates...
  • Martyrs in Vietnam

    04/15/2004 1:00:59 AM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies · 372+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | April 15, 2004 | Daniele Capezzone and Matteo Mecacci
    <p>On the eve of Easter celebrations in Vietnam, what our organization had been announcing but the international community has been ignoring took place.</p> <p>On Saturday, around 150,000 Christian Montagnards staged peaceful demonstrations of prayer in the four provinces of the Central Highlands of Vietnam, reacting to the religious and political repression that the Communist regime has imposed on them for decades. The Montagnards left their villages and reached the provincial cities where they gathered to pray in front of the buildings of the government.</p>
  • Vietnam army cracks down on minorities after protests

    04/12/2004 12:21:22 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 11 replies · 170+ views
    AFP ^ | 2004-04-12
    Security forces were patrolling yesterday in Vietnam's Central Highlands a day after police and troops dispersed hundreds of Montagnard ethnic minority marchers. According to numerous political and police sources in Dak Lak province, hundreds of demonstrators took the streets in "violent protests" in the province's capital Buon Ma Thuot before being dispersed Saturday. "The streets were quite messy yesterday. Now, the situation is normal. But security forces are everywhere," one witness in Buon Ma Thuoat told AFP. Three years ago around 20,000 Montagnards in the Central Highlands protested over long-term confiscation of their land for use by ethnic Vietnamese or...
  • N.C. Montganards desperate for information from Vietnam

    04/12/2004 2:34:59 PM PDT · by tomball · 11 replies · 404+ views
    The Winston-Salem Journal ^ | April 12, 2004 | STEVE HARTSOE
    RALEIGH, N.C. - Vietnamese Montagnards who have settled in North Carolina by the thousands over the last decade were desperate for information Monday, following reports that Vietnam's government violently quashed Easter weekend demonstrations by tribespeople there. "I've received calls all night and yesterday from family members trying to find out what's going on," said George Clark, president of Randolph County-based Save the Montagnards. "They shot the living daylights out of a bunch of protesters." Many Montagnards (MON-ten-YARDS; the name is French for "mountain people") fought alongside U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War, and 5,000 have resettled in North Carolina,...
  • Our Viet War Friends Betrayed by John Kerry

    04/01/2004 6:06:58 AM PST · by Andy from Beaverton · 2 replies · 115+ views
    620knews ^ | Joseph L. Galloway
    Our Viet War Friends Betrayed by John Kerry Knight Ridder Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - Betrayal is an ugly word, but sometimes it needs to be spoken. The Montagnard people of the Vietnam highlands have been betrayed by both friends and enemies, time and again. The betrayal continues. It's not a pretty story, and among the names that figure into this is that of Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., who is running for the presidency of the United States. The Montagnards are a simple mountain people who were pawns in foreign wars that dragged on in Vietnam for decades. They were loyal...
  • Freeper Alert: Sen. KERRY / Communist Vietnamese Killing Off Christains in Central Highlands...

    04/29/2002 6:46:40 PM PDT · by ALOHA RONNIE · 102 replies · 6,960+ views
    Green Berets for Human Rights ^ | 4-18-2002 | JOHN HANSCOM - Green Berets for Human Rights
    NEVER FORGET From JOHN HANSCOM - Green Berets for Human Rights @.. .. KERRY (D-MA) Kills Human Rights WASHINGTON - Despite growing calls from human rights groups, US Army Special Forces veterans, and pleas from homeless refugees fleeing genocide Senate JOHN KERRY (D-MA) has successfully stalled the Vietnam Human Rights Act (Senate Bill HR-2833) for over half a year. ...The stalled Bill would have sanctioned the communist Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) against further racially based sterilization, terrrorism and genocide of the Christain hilltribe Degar peoples living in the Central Highlands region of the country. ...Why is Senator KERRY...
  • Vietnam's 'Appalling' Persecution [John Kerry]

    01/25/2004 7:23:40 AM PST · by SJackson · 14 replies · 1,138+ views
    Christianity Today ^ | 12/31/2003 | Timothy R. Callahan
    Vietnam's 'Appalling' Persecuti>on Activists want Washington to confront Communist leaders for torturing and killing Christians.While Vietnamese Foreign Minister Nguyen Dy Nien wined and dined members of Congress last fall, human-rights advocates were also on the Hill. These watchdogs reported that the Communist government is beating and starving some Hmong Christians, and imprisoning others. Fed up with such abuse, a coalition of Christian and human-rights monitors is asking the United States government to confront Vietnam. Vietnamese officials are increasingly harassing religious believers whom they believe threaten their authority. Minorities targetedAmong Vietnam's 81.6 million people are 6.3 million Christians, including 1.1 million...
  • Kerry Kills Human Rights

    04/18/2002 8:08:24 PM PDT · by Dedbone · 4 replies · 1,312+ views
    WASHINGTON - Despite growing calls from human rights groups, US Army Special Forces veterans, and pleas from homeless refugees fleeing genocide Senator John Kerry (D-MA) has successfully stalled the Vietnam Human Rights Act (Senate Bill HR-2833) for over half a year. The stalled Bill would have sanctioned the communist Democratic Republic of Vietnam (DRV) against further racially based sterilization, terrorism and genocide of the Christian hilltribe Degar peoples living in the Central Highlands region of the country. Why is Senator Kerry stalling this vital human rights legislation? The Degar tribes people, commonly known to westerners as the Montagnards, are ethnically...