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  • A Faulty Retelling of "The Vietnam War"

    10/31/2017 7:59:03 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 37 replies
    American Cowboy Chronicles ^ | Sunday, October 29, 2017 | Oliver North
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: By Oliver North October 16, 2017 Richard Nixon kept his promises, Ken Burns did not When Richard Nixon was in the White House, I was in Vietnam and he was my commander in chief. When I was on Ronald Reagan’s National Security Council staff, I had the opportunity to brief former President Nixon on numerous occasions and came to admire his analysis of current events, insights on world affairs and compassion for our troops. His preparation for any meeting or discussion was exhaustive. His thirst for information was unquenchable and his tolerance for fools was nonexistent. Mr. Nixon’s...
  • "Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory"

    03/25/2017 8:07:50 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1966 | Anita Bryant
  • Remains of Illinois soldier, missing since 1969, coming home

    01/17/2016 11:04:07 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | January 9, 2016 | Len Wells
    Remains of Illinois soldier, missing since 1969, coming home By Len Wells Evansville Courier & Press, Ind. (Tribune News Service) Published: January 9, 2016 ALBION, Ill. The remains of an airman listed as "missing in action" during the Vietnam War have been recovered. Officials with the U.S. Department of Defense confirmed the remains of Pfc. Kenneth Leroy Cunningham of Ellery, Illinois. He had been missing since Oct. 3, 1969. He was 21 at the time. Cunningham's remains will be flown back to the United States later this month, arriving at the airport in Louisville, Kentucky on Jan 19. His remains...
  • What's the Real Story About JFK's Controversial Decision to Assassinate a Revered Catholic?

    12/03/2015 6:26:48 AM PST · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    Christian Newswire ^ | 12/1/15 | Kevin Wandra
    Ngo Dinh Diem, the first president of the Republic of Vietnam, possessed the Confucian "Mandate of Heaven," a moral and political authority that was widely recognized by all Vietnamese. What is not commonly known is that Diem was a devout Roman Catholic - in fact, he was a third-order Benedictine and daily communicant. Diem was taken down by a military coup sponsored by the U.S. government and ultimately betrayed by the administration of the first Catholic President, John F. Kennedy, which resulted in Diem's brutal murder on Nov. 2, 1963. In his new book, THE LOST MANDATE OF HEAVEN: The...
  • Camp Pendleton scrapped for Saigon event

    04/23/2015 7:09:43 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 14 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | April 10, 2015 | Chris Haire
    A U.S. policy that would prohibit the use of South Vietnamese symbols on federal property has killed a commemoration ceremony at Camp Pendleton for the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon.
  • 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
  • Video: Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee Insists There is Still a South and North Vietnam

    07/16/2010 8:51:16 AM PDT · by Justaham · 14 replies ^ | 7-16-10
    "South Vietnam" ceased to exist in 1975 when the US Senate, led by Rep. Jackson Lee's Democratic Party, refused to provide aid and support to the government as tanks from North Vietnam rolled into Saigon.
  • Thanks, Uncle Walter

    07/22/2009 8:38:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies · 650+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 7.28.06 | Jeffrey Lord
    Walter Cronkite created Fox News. Cronkite's fundamental role as a "cultural artist" in creating Fox. one of the most notable moments of Cronkite's liberalism being unmasked in a highly visible fashion was his now famous series on Vietnam. But by this time conservative Americans were already well awake to the realization that this powerful new institution of television was being used in ways both subtle and not, to convey the message that there was no more enlightened or superior world view than modern American liberalism. Broadcast by broadcast it was increasingly apparent that those who disagreed or who challenged the...
  • 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...
  • Nixon ready to 'cut off head' of South Vietnam leader

    06/23/2009 8:07:58 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 15 replies · 1,006+ views
    AFP ^ | June 24, 2009
    WASHINGTON - Despite pleges to protect South Vietnam, former US president Richard Nixon privately vowed to "cut off the head" of its leader unless he backed peace with the communist North, tapes released Tuesday showed. The tapes appear to confirm charges by South Vietnam's late president, Nguyen Van Thieu, who tearfully accused the United States of breaking its word to protect Saigon when the southern capital fell in 1975. The National Archives released more than 150 hours of new tapes from Nixon, who notoriously recorded his conversations. Nixon is heard railing against the media and Congress for allegedly undercutting the...
  • 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...
  • LBJ: Kennedy White House killed U.S. ally (2003, WND)

    12/09/2007 5:20:35 PM PST · by george76 · 105 replies · 1,099+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | September 23, 2003
    Tapes support new book showing who really assassinated JFK. Newly released tapes of President Lyndon Johnson's telephone conversations corroborate the central premise of an explosive new book that promises to completely reshape the debate over who killed President John F. Kennedy. President Johnson believed what Richard Nixon always suspected... The surreptitious recordings, released from the Johnson library in Austin, Texas, Feb. 28, offer this bombshell missed by the press, Rosen writes: The Kennedy White House did not merely tolerate or encourage the murder of its ally, South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem, but organized and executed it. "Triangle" authors present...
  • Giuliani: Vietnam Was a Victory (Foreign Affairs Magazine)

    08/17/2007 9:43:43 AM PDT · by hardback · 54 replies · 1,142+ views
    Haaretz of Israel ^ | 8/15/7 | Shmuel Rosner
    Giuliani believes that the [international] system is not functional and should be repaired: "A primary goal for our diplomacy - whether directed toward great powers, developing states or international institutions - must be to strengthen the international system, which most of the world has a direct interest in seeing function well. After all, the system helps keep the peace and provide prosperity". The UN isn't the only establishment Giuliani doesn't trust: "Another step in rebuilding a strong diplomacy will be to make changes in the State Department and the Foreign Service. The time has come to refine the diplomats' mission...
  • How to Lose a War (A MUST-READ! Really! An article to disseminate as widly as possible!)

    01/28/2007 10:59:35 AM PST · by quidnunc · 70 replies · 2,081+ views
    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ^ | January 28, 2007 | Bradley R. Gitz
    Perhaps the most immoral decision ever made by any agent of our federal government was Congress’ decision to pull the rug out from under the government of South Vietnam. The decision to abandon Saigon was actually taken in three steps. The first came in June 1973 when Congress passed the Case-Church Amendment prohibiting further U.S. military involvement in Southeast Asia. As Henry Kissinger has bitterly noted, that act decisively undercut the ability of the Nixon administration to enforce the provisions of the Paris Peace Accords that had been signed just a few months earlier.The second step was Congress’ decision to...
  • 'Winter Soldier': Cold Days in Hell

    12/10/2005 4:21:52 AM PST · by Jimmy Valentine's brother · 96 replies · 2,097+ views
    the washington post ^ | Friday, December 9, 2005; Page C05 | By Ann Hornaday
    Vietnam Veterans Bare Their Souls In a Searing '72 Documentary See "Winter Soldier." This extraordinary documentary, made in 1972 and having its first theatrical release, not only revisits events during the Vietnam War that have uncanny resonance today but also stands as a riveting example of pure filmic storytelling. An unadorned, black-and-white record of a three-day gathering held in Detroit in 1971, "Winter Soldier" turns the camera on the testimony of former soldiers invited by Vietnam Veterans Against the War to share accounts of atrocities they committed or witnessed. The result is a spellbinding film that achieves impressive power through...
  • The FReeper Foxhole Remembers MACV HQ and the TET Offensive (1968) - July 21st, 2005

    07/20/2005 9:37:05 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 75 replies · 2,269+ views
    Vietnam Magazine | February 2001 | LTC James Jay Carafano
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • Ask the 'Dominoes' about Kerry's Atrocities Charge

    09/21/2004 6:41:35 AM PDT · by Miami Vice · 2 replies · 402+ views
    HUMAN EVENTS ^ | Sep 21, 2004 | Michael P. Tremoglie
    During the Vietnam War, veteran John Kerry testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing that an investigation, conducted by Kerry and his group, Vietnam Veterans Against the War (VVAW), revealed that American soldiers committed war crimes and atrocities in Vietnam. The investigation was called Winter Soldier. Now that Kerry wants to be President, some of his former colleagues, quite understandably, resent his allegations and his consorting with the North Vietnamese--as he did in Paris. Although this may be a shock to many liberals, American military policy in Vietnam was not to commit war crimes and atrocities. Some try to...
  • "Containment" Theory and the Anonymous "X" Man Article

    02/25/2003 9:18:04 AM PST · by mrustow · 43 replies · 844+ views
    Toogood Reports ^ | 25 February 2003 | Nicholas Stix
    Toogood Reports [Tuesday, February 25, 2003; 12:01 a.m. EST]URL: For over forty years, America pursued the foreign policy, first developed in an anonymously penned, 1947 article by George Kennan (as "X," in what was probably the most important article ever published in the journal Foreign Affairs), of the "containment" of Soviet communism. One of the factors that made containment workable was the very bifurcation of the world that the policy addressed. A world without an Iron Curtain, is a world without containment. Containment Theory was heavily influenced by World War II, in which Nazi Germany toppled one European country...
  • Va. Bill Promoting S. Vietnam Flag Dies

    02/17/2003 5:03:48 PM PST · by GeneD · 5 replies · 280+ views
    AP via ^ | 02/17/2003
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- A bill in the Virginia legislature that promotes the flag of the former South Vietnam died in a subcommittee after federal officials warned lawmakers it could damage relations between the United States and Vietnam. Sen. Malfourd Trumbo said Monday that the bill will not face a vote before Monday's midnight deadline for action. The measure sparked concern among officials in Vietnam and the State Department after it passed the House of Delegates last month. State Department officials urged several legislators to kill the bill. In a Feb. 5 letter addressed to bill sponsor Del. Robert Hull,...