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  • Vietnam receives Russian-design missile boats amid maritime tension

    06/03/2015 3:02:24 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki
    Reuters ^ | Jun 2, 2015
    HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam took delivery of two new missile boats on Tuesday made locally and modeled on Russian vessels, the latest move by its military to strengthen maritime defenses as tensions simmer over sovereignty in the South China Sea. The two Tarantul-class corvettes, known as Molniyas, are equipped with 16 missiles and automatic weapons and are among six ordered by the navy, two of which were delivered last year. The missiles have a range of 130 kilometers. The announcement was carried on the Vietnamese government's news website and comes amid diplomatic rumblings over land reclamation work by rival claimants...
  • Her Husband Wanted A Boy, So She Had 18 Abortions Until She Was Pregnant With a Son

    06/01/2015 3:53:06 PM PDT · by Morgana · 12 replies
    lifenews.com ^ | may, 28 2015 | Steven Ertelt
    Sex-selection abortions are an international problem — and the horrendous phenomenon is no more prevalent anywhere than in southeast Asia. There in nations like China and India, girl unborn babies are routinely aborted because cultural mores favor boys over girls. Vietnam, tragically, is no exception. And it is there, in that formerly war-tor nation, where a wife kowtowed to the pressures of her husband and had 18 abortions of girl babies because he wanted a son. Finally, when she was pregnant with a boy, abortion wasn’t an option. Sex-selection abortions in Vietnam have skewed the male-female gender ratio. According to...
  • China is putting weapons on its artificial islands in the South China Sea

    05/28/2015 1:02:18 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 05/28/15 | John Garnaut, David Wroe
    Diplomatic tensions surrounding disputed territories in the South China Sea could escalate dramatically following reports China is now putting weapons on its artificial islands in the area. Australia’s defence force is considering joining the U.S. in flying and sailing “freedom of navigation” missions over the disputed territory, where China has been building islands by dragging sand from a reef and piling it up to create structures now being monitored by satellites. Fairfax Media reports the Australian fly-over expeditions may occur as a result of heightened concerns that China is enhancing its military capabilities and reach across the maritime expanse.
  • US Senator McCain wants to arm Vietnam in case of 'crisis' with China

    05/29/2015 11:31:18 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 35 replies
    CNA/kk ^ | 30 May 2015 | Jack Board
    US Republican Senator John McCain has called for the gradual removal of the country's lethal arms embargo on Vietnam "as soon as possible". Senator McCain made the remarks on Saturday (May 30) on the sidelines of the Shangri-La Dialogue, arguing that Vietnam needs to be given the means to further deter "assertive behaviour" by Beijing in the South China Sea. "We'd like to see them have great capability, particularly with weapons that are defensive in nature, that could be used in the case of a crisis situation between Vietnam and China," he said.
  • In Other News, China Warns War Is Inevitable

    05/28/2015 9:37:26 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 24 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 28, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The power vacuum created by the Obama administration’s withdrawal from world leadership and resistance to tyranny is not only being filled by the Islamic State and its terrorist affiliates like Boko Haram and state sponsors of terror like soon-to-be nuclear Iran but also by an increasingly belligerent and resurgent China. China’s State Council, the Communist giant’s version of our cabinet, has issued a policy paper declaring that Beijing is facing “a grave and complex array of security threats” that forces it to switch its strategy from defense to offense and that as a result China will increase its “open seas...
  • Vietnam, India sign joint vision statement on defence relations

    05/27/2015 7:14:53 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 10 replies
    Nhan Dan ^ | 26 May 2015
    NDO/VNA - Vietnam and India signed a joint vision statement on bilateral defence relations in the 2015-2020 period following talks between Minister of National Defence Phung Quang Thanh and his Indian counterpart Manohar Parrikar in New Delhi on May 25. The two ministers also witnessed the signing of a memorandum of understanding on coordination between the Vietnamese and Indian coast guards to prevent transnational crime. During their talks, held during Minister Phung Quang Thanh’s visit to India, the two ministers agreed that defence cooperation continues to be one of the key pillars in the strategic partnership between Vietnam and India....
  • Vietnam, Singapore aim to deepen air defense cooperation

    05/27/2015 6:52:41 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 7 replies
    Tuoi Tre News ^ | 16 May 2015
    High-ranking officials of Vietnam and Singapore have agreed to strengthen defense cooperation between the two countries in line with their strategic partnership. The agreement was made during the talks between Chief of the Singaporean Air Force Major General Hoo Cher Mou and Vietnam’s Air Defense and Air Force Commander Lieutenant General Phuong Minh Hoa, who paid a visit to the island country from May 13-15, according to the Vietnam News Agency. During their Thursday talk, the two sides agreed to boost defense cooperation to create a model for air force coordination among ASEAN members. Both host and guest pledged to...
  • Vietnam, Japan vow to enhance air defense cooperation

    05/27/2015 6:45:48 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 17 replies
    Tuoi Tre News ^ | 26 May 2015
    Visiting Chief of Staff of the Japan Air Self-Defense Force General Harukazu Saito and his Vietnamese host have agreed to intensify air defense cooperation between their two countries. The agreement was made between General Saito and Senior Lieutenant General Do Ba Ty, Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army, at their talks in Hanoi on May 25, according to the Vietnam News Agency. The Vietnamese official told his guest that the bilateral cooperation can be strengthened through sharing experience in aviation safety, disaster response, and rescue, as well as thorough exchanges of delegations at all levels. He...
  • Vietnam to receive two more Gepard-class warships soon: gov’t site

    05/27/2015 5:39:02 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 27 replies
    Tuoi Tre News ^ | 25 May 2015
    The Vietnam People's Navy will soon get their hands on two new Gepard-class 3.9 frigates, the third and fourth of their kind which Russia has built for the Southeast Asian country, as the shipbuilder has just completed them, government website chinhphu.vn reported, quoting Russian media. >> An audio version of the story is available hereRussia has finished the construction of the two frigates for the Vietnamese navy, Russian news website Sputnik quoted Rafi Fatychow, spokesman for the Zelenodolsk shipyard, as saying last week. Weapons will be installed on the two warships soon, Fatychow said at a forum on the maritime...
  • Who Would Win A Conflict In The South China Sea: The Infographic

    05/27/2015 12:02:55 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 63 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 05/27/15
    Now, with Beijing set to enforce what is effectively a no-fly zone over its new sovereign ‘territory’ we bring you the following graphic from WSJ which shows that when it comes to sheer size, China’s air force and Navy are beyond compare. China’s promise to beef up its naval capabilities to prevent further “meddling” and “provocative actions” by rivals in the South China Sea is a daunting prospect for most of its neighbors, which already view Beijing’s fast-improving armed forces with trepidation... As a recent Pentagon review of China’s military modernization drive noted, “China is investing in capabilities designed to...
  • Of Mice and Men

    05/25/2015 7:51:38 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 12 replies
    Self | 05/25/15 | Me
    Nothing speaks more to the blatant ignorance of liberalism than to hear radical leftists belittle our country and military on a national day of mourning and remembrance. Believe it or not, most conservatives despise war – view its necessity as an absolute last resort – for we too have fathers and mothers, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters. By that same token, right-minded Americans simply refuse to bury their heads in the sand and pretend evil does not exist in order to magically appease our innate desire for global harmony. Whether a Christian is beheaded in Syria or your neighbor...
  • The 173rd Airborne Lands at Bien Hoa May, 1965

    05/25/2015 12:26:48 PM PDT · by kathsua · 10 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | May 25th, 2015 | reasonmclucus
    This Memorial Day is special to those of us who served in the 173rd Airborne Brigade (Sep.) in Vietnam because this month marks the 50th anniversary of the Sky Soldiers deployment to Vietnam. The deployment marked the beginning of the American takeover of the Vietnam ground war.
  • Joe Galloway Speech at the Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association 2011 Convention

    05/24/2015 5:02:24 PM PDT · by Twotone · 7 replies
    Prowler Owners Assn ^ | 2011 | Joe Galloway
    "Thanks to all of you for giving me the honor of speaking to you. I have got to tell you that looking out across this assemblage I must confess: I haven't seen this many bad boys collected in one location since the last time I visited Leavenworth Prison. When I first learned that I would be doing this gig I asked an aviator buddy of mine what else I needed to know......and he said, well, most of you would be bringing your wives along.......that half of you were so deaf that you couldn't hear a word of what I was...
  • The Obama-Boehner-McConnell 'Fast Track' to a Poorer America

    05/20/2015 12:28:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 20, 2015 | Terry Jeffrey
    President Barack Obama is negotiating a multilateral trade agreement with the governments of 11 nations. These include Malaysia and Vietnam -- as well as Japan, Brunei, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, Mexico, Chile and Peru. This so-called Trans-Pacific Partnership would govern most of the commercial relations between the nations that sign it. "With over 20 chapters under negotiation," explains a Congressional Research Service report published in March, "the TPP partners envision the agreement to be 'comprehensive and high-standard,' in that they seek to eliminate tariffs and nontariff barriers to trade in goods, services, and agriculture, and to establish or expand...
  • Obama Deal Seeks to ‘Eliminate’ Trade Barriers With Communist Regime Now Running $24.9B…(Vietnam)

    05/22/2015 10:08:10 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | May 22, 2015 | 12:07 PM EDT | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The Trans-Pacific Partnership that President Barack Obama is negotiating with 11 other nations seeks to eliminate both tariff and nontariff trade barriers with these countries, according to the Congressional Research Service. One of those countries is Vietnam, which the State Department says maintains a Communist regime. In 2014, the U.S. ran a $24,858,700,000 trade deficit with Vietnam, according to U.S. government trade data published by the Census Bureau. U.S. producers sold $5,724,900,000 in goods to purchasers in Vietnam. At the same time, producers in Vietnam sold $30,583,600,000 in goods to purchasers in the United States. Documents related to the TPP...
  • U.S. vows to continue patrols after China warns spy plane

    05/21/2015 11:44:16 PM PDT · by shove_it · 12 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 21 May 2015
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States vowed on Thursday to keep up air and sea patrols in international waters after the Chinese navy repeatedly warned a U.S. surveillance plane to leave the airspace over artificial islands China is creating in the disputed South China Sea. The Chinese navy issued eight warnings to the crew of a U.S. P8-A Poseidon, the U.S. military's most advanced surveillance aircraft, when it conducted the overflights on Wednesday, according to CNN, which was aboard the U.S. aircraft. When the American pilots responded by saying the plane was flying through international airspace, a Chinese radio operator...
  • China cautions U.S. Navy on patrols in South China Sea

    05/21/2015 8:27:27 PM PDT · by iowamark · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | May 14, 2015 | Brad Lendon and Jim Sciutto
    The U.S. is considering deploying aircraft and ships to contest Chinese claims to disputed islands in the South China Sea, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Options are on the table to fly surveillance aircraft and sail Navy ships nearby in a move that puts the U.S. directly into a contentious territorial contest in East Asia, in which, until now, the U.S. has avoided overtly taking sides. The South China Sea is the subject of numerous rival -- often messy -- territorial claims, with China, Brunei, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam disputing sovereignty of several island chains and nearby waters. China...
  • When US Troops Left Too Soon

    05/11/2015 4:42:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 10, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    Last month marked the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, a moment vividly encapsulated by the frenzied scene of South Vietnamese desperately trying to reach the last helicopter on the roof of the American embassy. April was also the 150th anniversary of the surrender at Appomattox, when Robert E. Lee capitulated to Ulysses S. Grant, bringing the bloodiest fighting of the Civil War to an end.The two episodes seemingly have little to do with each other. But each, in its way, illustrates one of the bleakly recurring themes of US military history: When America's armed forces prematurely abandon the...
  • What EPA Wants You to Know About Nail Salons

    05/13/2015 7:36:47 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 39 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 12, 2015 | Clare Foran
    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy will take a trip to a San Francisco nail salon Wednesday—a visit intended to shine a spotlight on health risks posed by the industry. [Snip] Nail polish and other products found in salons contain an array of chemicals that may pose a threat to public health and the environment. Without proper handling, exposure to chemicals such as formaldehyde can lead to difficulty breathing, skin irritation and other health problems. EPA already has put together a federal working group and doled out grants to organizations tackling the industry's public health and environmental impact created by...
  • How Tippi Hedren made Vietnamese refugees into nail salon magnates

    05/04/2015 8:14:53 AM PDT · by keat · 73 replies
    BBC News Magazine ^ | 3 May 2015 | Regan Morris
    When actress Tippi Hedren visited a Vietnamese refugee camp in California 40 years ago, the Hollywood star's long, polished fingernails dazzled the women there. Hedren flew in her personal manicurist to teach a group of 20 refugees the art of manicures. Those 20 women - mainly the wives of high-ranking military officers and at least one woman who worked in military intelligence - went on to transform the industry, which is now worth about $8bn (£5.2bn) and is dominated by Vietnamese Americans. "We were trying to find vocations for them," says Hedren, who is perhaps best known for starring in...
  • Cuomo Orders Emergency Measures to Protect Workers at Nail Salons

    05/11/2015 9:09:03 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 40 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 11, 2015 | By SARAH MASLIN NIR
    Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo ordered emergency measures on Sunday to combat the wage theft and health hazards faced by the thousands of people who work in New York State’s nail salon industry. Effective immediately, he said in a statement, a new, multiagency task force will conduct salon-by-salon investigations, institute new rules that salons must follow to protect manicurists from the potentially dangerous chemicals found in nail products, and begin a six-language education campaign to inform them of their rights. Nail salons that do not comply with orders to pay workers back wages, or are unlicensed, will be shut down. The...
  • Fall of Saigon (photo essay from the last days)

    05/04/2015 7:17:15 PM PDT · by rktman · 44 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 4/30/2015 | Unknown
    This week marks the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the final hours of America’s long conflict in southeast Asia. Here’s a look back at images from those last chaotic days.
  • The GOP’s destructive Vietnam mythology: How the right’s self-glorifying delusions led to...

    05/02/2015 11:42:13 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 103 replies
    Salon ^ | May 2, 2015 | Peter Birkenhead is a writer living in Washington, D.C.
    The GOP’s destructive Vietnam mythology: How the right’s self-glorifying delusions led to decades of avoidable war It only took about five years from the fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, for the American right to succeed in burying the moment under mounds of revisionist horse shit. Ronald Reagan, speaking at a campaign appearance in the summer of 1980, said, It is time that we recognized that [the American War in Vietnam] was, in truth, a noble cause… We dishonor the memory of 50 thousand young Americans who died in that cause when we give way to feelings of guilt...
  • Remembering the Last Marine to Die in Vietnam, 40 Years After the Fall of Saigon

    05/01/2015 2:55:05 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 10 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | APRIL 30, 2015 | By Kristin Toussaint
    When Corporal Charles McMahon was killed in a rocket attack by North Vietnamese troops, his home town of Woburn, Massachusetts felt the aftershocks. He was 21-years-old, had been deployed for less than two weeks, and was killed just one day before the Fall of Saigon ended the Vietnam war. Massachusetts had already lost 1,330 service members to the war, including the first killed-in-action casualty, Air Force TSgt. Richard Fitzgibbon Jr. of Stoneham. His son, Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Richard Fitzgibbon III, was killed in action nine years later, making them the sole father and son service member casualties in Vietnam....
  • Our War

    05/01/2015 10:05:07 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 17 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/1/15 | LtCol Forest R. Lindsey (Ret)
    I read through the New York Times this morning and since today is the 40th anniversary of the Fall of Saigon, they had several opinion pieces discussing the fallacy of America’s involvement in Vietnam, the terrible lessons of the misuse of American power, the atrocities “committed routinely” by us, etc.,etc.. May I throw the BS flag onto the field? We had an ally in trouble, we had the entire Communist Bloc supplying the Vietcong insurgents, we had the North Vietnamese Army in the south and whole world was watching to see what we’d do. If you peruse a map of...
  • Vietnam Buys Deadly New Missiles Capable of Hitting China

    04/30/2015 1:47:27 PM PDT · by Army Air Corps · 49 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | 30 April 2015 | Franz-Stefan Gady
    Hanoi is the first Southeast Asian nation arming its submarines with land attack cruise missiles. Vietnam is in the process of acquiring 50 anti-ship and land attack 3M-14E Klub supersonic cruise missiles for its burgeoning fleet of SSK Kilo-class diesel-electric submarines, Der Spiegel Online reports. According to the article, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) recently updated data on its website, based on information obtained from the United Nations’ register of conventional arms, indicating that Russia has already delivered 28 missiles over the last two years to Hanoi, although the precise number remains unknown. The Klub is a Russian-made...
  • Vietnam buys submarine-launched land attack missiles to deter China

    04/29/2015 11:44:52 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | 30 Apr 2015
    HONG KONG: Vietnam is arming its expanding submarine fleet with land attack missiles that could be capable of reaching Chinese coastal cities, a choice of weapon likely to be seen as provocative by China in the ongoing South China Sea dispute. The independent Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) recently updated data on its website to show Vietnam's acquisition of the Russian-made land attack variant of the Klub missile for its state-of-the-art Kilo attack submarines. SIPRI arms researcher Siemon Wezeman said the entry was based on an earlier but little-noticed filing Vietnam made last year to the United Nations' register...
  • 40 years after Saigon’s fall, US still hasn’t learned lessons of Vietnam

    04/29/2015 6:31:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    New York Post ^ | April 29, 2015 | Seth Lipsky
    Could it be that two generations from now our grandchildren are going to be watching a documentary about the consequences of America’s retreat in the Middle East? That’s the question I am pondering this week on the 40th anniversary of the communist conquest of Indochina. The event is being marked by the broadcast on PBS of Rory Kennedy’s documentary “Last Days in Vietnam.”
  • “Mt Father the Spy.” Vietnam, the real story

    04/25/2015 10:04:44 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 13 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/25/15 | Suzanne Eovaldi
    The jungles of Viet Nam were the reality for over 54,000 deaths of America’s soldiers, but the Nam war also may be the epitome of stupidity for politicians who turned a US victory into an agonizing defeat! An important book appearing on bookshelves of an American legion post details just what went wrong and it was written by the son of John H. Richardson, Sr., the senior CIA station chief in Saigon. Much maligned after news stories popped up in homeland newspapers, written by real fly-by reporters, the Saigon headquarters of the CIA chief became the boiling point for palace...
  • UFOs Confront Soldiers During War, Says Ex-Air Force Intelligence Officer

    04/20/2015 10:33:52 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 45 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | Lee Speigel
    The public rarely hears about interactions between military personnel and unexplained aircraft -- especially during wartime. As time goes on, however, UFO stories stuck behind red tape begin to see the light of day. The Vietnam War saw its share of UFO activity in the 1960s. One close encounter, in 1968, involved the crew of an American patrol boat that reported two glowing circular craft following them in the demilitarized zone that separated North and South Vietnam (see depiction below). The crew aboard a second patrol boat later reported seeing the UFOs over the first boat and a flash of...
  • Florida Vietnam And All Veterans Annual Reunion

    04/20/2015 6:35:01 AM PDT · by NonValueAdded · 9 replies
    Florida Veterans reunion ^ | 20 April 2015 | NonValueAdded
    The annual Veterans Reunion is upon us at Wickham Park in Melbourne Florida. See this link for the flyer and the main web site for agenda, etc. Opening ceremonies start tonight, 20 April, at 6PM with the wreath presentation ceremony.
  • Vietnam: When We Lost the Winnable War

    04/19/2015 7:22:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/19/2015 | Bruce Walker
    Forty years ago this April, our nation lost the Vietnam War – a war that America could easily have won, and should have. South Vietnam had been invaded by North Vietnam, although the conflict was portrayed by communist apologists as a “civil war.” The Viet Cong did fight, but the primary enemy of the South Vietnam was North Vietnam. The SEATO alliance pledged France, Britain, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Thailand, Pakistan and America to come to the aid of South Vietnam if that nation was attacked by another nation. The moral obligation of France, the colonial power that held...
  • Southeast Asian allies of Vietnam war honored at Fort Snelling

    04/18/2015 6:09:34 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 10 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-18-15 | Will Ashenmacher
    In what was described as the first occasion of its kind in the country, a memorial to the Southeast Asian forces who fought as allies of the U.S. during the Vietnam War era was dedicated at Fort Snelling on Saturday. The plaque, in the cemetery's Airborne Circle, memorializes the Hmong, Laotian and Khmer special forces units that served in Cambodia and Laos. "I believe that this is probably the first time that they have been recognized specifically in a place like this," Trudell Guerue, president of the Chapter XV 173rd Airborne Brigade Association, said during the dedication ceremony. For Khoa...
  • Box office hit! Film shatters lies about Vietnam

    04/17/2015 7:58:00 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/17/2015 | Chelsea Schilling
    It’s is a vividly accurate, cutting-edge film about one of the most shockingly misunderstood wars in American history – and it took Westminster, California, by storm when it premiered there this month, selling more than $30,000 in tickets in just three days during its limited release at a single movie theater. Overall, the film brought in $50,923 in a week of showings at the Regency Westminster 10 theater from March 27 to April 2. The film profits will support four charities: Semper Fi Fund, Agape International Missions, Field of Dreams and Allegiant Giving. “I’ve been waiting 40 years for this...
  • Hoquiam to rename a portion of Queets Avenue after James McQuade (DSC recipient)

    04/15/2015 10:07:25 AM PDT · by llevrok · 9 replies
    The City of Hoquiam last night voted against committee recommendation and renamed a portion of Queets Avenue to McQuade in honor of a fallen Vietnam veteran who’s chopper was shot down while searching for missing soldiers under fire. “On June 11th, 1972 the 23 year old pilot from Hoquiam Washington, [his gunner] and the copter was right above their leader’s chopper when it was shot down itself.” Dan Discher grew up on Queets Avenue with James McQuade, he told the council last night that McQuade left the Harbor to become a 1st Lieutenant in the Army, and flew for the...
  • Total Absorption and Breakthrough

    04/13/2015 1:36:46 PM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    The Bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 4-16-15 | Holy Spirit inspired
    Total Absorption and Breakthrough I am drawing you deeper into My Spirit then ever before for I AM your Wellspring of Life and so now as I call and you answer I will feed you from The Tree of Life great and mighty things. First you will delve into and devour My very Virtue for without this nothing exists so you must come into and completely walk in My Worthiness for "HOLY" is My Name "Yeah" even the angels cry out unrelentingly My Truth . Second I will cause you to drink in My love and this door opens to...
  • Thanks, guys !

    03/29/2015 6:14:21 PM PDT · by knarf · 28 replies
    youtube ^ | March 29, 2015 | knarf
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  • Everyone is furious about this photo of kids climbing on a Vietnam memorial

    03/25/2015 4:59:48 PM PDT · by Ronald_Magnus · 89 replies
    The Daily Dot ^ | 5 hrs ago | Dylan Love
    A photographer named Matthew Munson took several photos during a recent visit to Washington, D.C., and one in particular is stirring up conversation about American history, parenting, and respect. Munson shared his photos to Facebook, and there's some standard DC fare—that obelisk called the Washington Monument, some military memorials. But one of Munson's memorial photos speaks volumes without making a sound. It's an image of the Vietnam Women's Memorial, which serves to honor the women who served during the U.S. war with Vietnam, from 1955 to 1975. Atop this statue is a young girl using it like playground equipment. On...
  • Fury to Freedom [powerful conversion video]

    03/25/2015 7:13:39 PM PDT · by daniel1212 · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | January 1, 2004 | Raul Ries
    Raul as a youth, was a dangerous, violent person who was ready to explode at any moment. This video chronicles the miraculous transformation of a person who was on a road to destruction to a man of God. This is the personal testimony of Raul Ries and how God demonstrates His grace, His love and His mercy. From Christiancinema.com: The true story of Raul Ries finds a young man full of hate and fight, lies and deception, and anger beyond control. This story focuses on Raul's high school days, martial arts experiences, and early years of his marriage. With everything...
  • Vietnam’s senior officials should be banned from depositing money abroad

    03/14/2015 4:18:59 AM PDT · by piasa · 2 replies
    Tuoi Tre News ^ | Updated : 03/14/2015 14:28 GMT + 7
    Vietnamese civil servants holding positions at levels of ministerial bureaus and departments or higher should be banned from depositing money or assets abroad or owning property overseas, according to a research group’s proposal aimed at preventing corruption and improving the recovery of losses in corruption case. Such a proposed prohibition is one of many solutions that have been raised in a study on “recovery of property from corruption cases – the practice in Vietnam and international experience” conducted by a group of researchers under the Vietnam Party Central Committee's Commission for Internal Affairs. The suggested ban was voiced by Vu...
  • Vietnam hospitals assured to have enough bed of admission. Really?

    03/14/2015 4:12:04 AM PDT · by piasa · 7 replies
    Tuoi Tre ^ | Updated : 03/14/2015 18:00 GMT + 7
    Most hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City have confirmed that they have sufficient facilities so that their in-patients are no longer sharing a bed with two to three other patients, according to Nguyen Tan Binh, director of the Health Department of Ho Chi Minh City. However, two central hospitals, the Hospital for Traumatology and Orthopaedics and the Ho Chi Minh City Oncology Hospital, have not met this condition. Each hospital currently has 140-180 in-patients over their 100 single bed capacity. The announcement was made during a meeting yesterday between Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien and officials from the HCMC...
  • Vietnam Military Blasts US for 'Interference' on Russian Refueling Flights

    03/12/2015 10:26:02 AM PDT · by CMB_polarization · 18 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 12 March 2015 | Sputnik News
    Colonel Le The Mau, a senior military official at the country's Military Strategy Institute, told Sputnik Việt Nam that the United States' demand that Vietnam stop allowing Russian refueling planes to land at Cam Ranh airbase amounts to interference in the country's affairs.
  • John Kerry's Trail of Treachery (from 2004)

    03/11/2015 4:11:03 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Front Page ^ | 44/8/2004 | WinterSoldier.com |
    March 8, 1965 -- The first Stockholm Conference on Vietnam is held in Stockholm, Sweden. The conference is the creation of Romesh Chandra, chairman of the KGB-funded World Peace Council. Former Soviet bloc spy chief Ion Mihai Pacepa will later describe it as "a permanent international organization to aid or to conduct operations to help Americans dodge the draft or defect, to demoralize its army with anti-American propaganda, to conduct protests, demonstrations, and boycotts, and to sanction anyone connected with the war." The operation is staffed by undercover intelligence officers and funded to the tune of about $15 million per...
  • Kerry blows up in Senate hearing and insists 'This is not a speech!' as he castigates GOP

    03/11/2015 2:19:33 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 78 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 3-11-15 | David Martosko
    Secretary of State John Kerry spent five minutes of a Senate hearing excoriating a group of 47 Republicans who sent a highly unusual letter to the government of Iran warning that Congress could modify the terms of any nuclear deal it negotiates with the White House. 'This letter raises questions of judgment and policy,' he insisted, before Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker cut him off and scolded him for delivering 'a well-written speech.' 'It's not a speech! This is not a speech!' Kerry erupted. 'This is a statement about the impact of this irresponsible letter. The letter does not have...
  • How Vietnam Haunts the Democrats

    03/01/2015 7:24:29 AM PST · by Libloather · 18 replies
    Politico ^ | 2/17/15 | MICHAEL A. COHEN
    On February 7, 1965, a company of 300 Vietcong guerrillas armed with AK-47s, mortars and rifle grenades attacked an American helicopter base named Camp Holloway in the town of Pleiku, located in the Central Highlands of South Vietnam. The raid, which came just a few hours after the end of a weeklong cease fire for the Tet holiday, lasted only five minutes; but it produced the highest single number of U.S. casualties in the war: Eight Americans were killed and more than 120 wounded. President Lyndon Johnson ordered an immediate military reprisal. Within 14 hours, U.S. jets were flying bombing...
  • 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...
  • Our Plan for Countering Violent Extremism ([B]HARF Alert)

    02/19/2015 6:27:19 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    wsj.com ^ | John 'Purple Heart' Kerry
    The rise of violent extremism represents the pre-eminent challenge of the young 21st century. Military force is a rational and often necessary response to the wanton slaughters of children, mass kidnappings of schoolgirls, and beheading of innocents. But military force alone won’t achieve victory. In the long term, this war will be won only by deploying a broader, far more creative arsenal. A safer and more prosperous future requires us to recognize that violent extremism can’t be justified by resorting to religion. No legitimate religious interpretation teaches adherents to commit unspeakable atrocities, such as razing villages or turning children into...
  • Do You Know What Happened To The Little Girl In This Famous Photo?

    02/06/2015 2:04:15 PM PST · by NYer · 34 replies
    Aleteia ^ | February 6, 2015
    AFP PHOTO / JIJI PRESS On June 8, 1972, a plane bombed the village of Trang Bang in South Vietnam, after the pilot mistook a group of civilians for enemy troops. The bombs contained Napalm, a highly flammable substance which killed and badly burned the people on the ground. The famous black and white photo of children fleeing the burning village won the Pulitzer Prize and was chosen as the "World Press Photo of the Year" in 1972. It became the symbol of the horrors of the Vietnam war, and of every war’s cruelty to children and civilians. The...
  • The Un-American Hero: The Crimes of John McCain

    02/03/2015 6:11:57 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 36 replies
    Activist Post ^ | 2/2/2015 | Brandon Turbeville
    On Thursday January 29, 2015, famed mass murderer Henry Kissinger was once again scheduled to address the US Senate Armed Services Committee. Because the tradition of allowing some of the most bloodthirsty killers, traitors, and psychopaths to address members of Congress or provide them with marching orders is par for the course in Washington, Kissinger’s appearance should have come as no surprise to anyone. Nor should it have come as a surprise that this committee boasted a terrorist sympathizer and notorious color revolution artist like John McCain as a member. What was surprising, however, was that this particular address saw...
  • Kerry: ‘Enormous interest’ in new relationship with Cuba

    01/31/2015 9:05:22 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 31, 2015 8:10 PM EST | Tracee Herbaugh
    North America has an “enormous interest” in building diplomatic relationships with Cuba, Secretary of State John Kerry said Saturday during a weekend meeting with his counterparts from Canada and Mexico. “This is an effort we believe offers the best opportunity for the people of Cuba to improve their lives and to take part in the choices about their lives,” Kerry said during a news conference at Boston’s Faneuil Hall. A high-level U.S. delegation held two days of talks with Cuban officials in Havana last week for the first time in decades. In December, President Barack Obama announced plans to restore...