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  • "Mine Eyes Have Seen The Glory"

    03/25/2017 8:07:50 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 6 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1966 | Anita Bryant
  • Vietnam Eyes Israel's Delilah Standoff Missile, and F-16s Could Be Next

    03/24/2017 5:38:45 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 6 replies
    The Drive ^ | March 10, 2017 | TYLER ROGOWAY
    China's militarization of its man-made islands in the South China Sea and the resulting anti-access/area-denial bubbles that will cover massive swaths of that body of water in the not-so-distant future, has Vietnam shopping for weaponry that can counter Beijing's grand plans. Hanoi has already forward-deployed Israeli-built GPS-guided Extra multiple launch rocket systems to their own islands in the South China Sea—a weapon system that could rain down rockets on China's outposts with little warning. Now, Vietnam is looking towards Israel once again for its weapons needs, this time to provide an standoff multi-role cruise missile that can strike targets over...
  • Cambodia rejects paying 'dirty debt' to the US(major hurl alert)

    03/22/2017 8:39:31 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 8 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 21th March 2017 | Vannarith Chheang
    The United States has renewed its demand for Cambodia to repay a war debt of $500m amid President Donald Trump's push to improve the state budget. Such a demand has met with an outcry from Cambodian political leaders and their people, who have consistently called the debt "dirty" and "blood-stained". Clearly, the memory of the United States' war in Indochina continues to shape Cambodian perceptions of and foreign policy towards the US. Cambodia is reluctant to pay the debt. However, should the US keep forcing Cambodia to service the debt, its moral high ground may be adversely affected. "I have...
  • On this day in 1968

    03/16/2017 4:39:39 AM PDT · by Bull Snipe · 26 replies
    Troops of Co C, 1st Bat. 20th Inf. Reg. 11 Brig. 23rd ID attacked the Vietnamese village of My-Lai. By the end of the day the village and its population were largely destroyed.
  • Certain Immigrants Not So Favored(CA)

    03/05/2017 3:03:00 PM PST · by Mark · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 3/5/17 | John Phillips
    STATE SENATE Certain immigrants not so favored When former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., decided to write a book about his life in the U.S. Senate, he titled it “Herding Cats: A Life in Politics.” In his experience, that’s what it was like trying to get a hundred senators on the same page. In California the felines are a little bit easier to control — they all seem to hate President Trump and are willing to do anything possible to block his agenda. Not long after President Trump was elected, state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los...
  • John Kerry joins Carnegie think tank

    03/02/2017 1:58:40 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 1, 2017 | By Guy Taylor
    Former Secretary of State John F. Kerry has joined the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as its “inaugural visiting distinguished statesman, the global think tank said Wednesday. Mr. Kerry, who served as America’s top diplomat from early 2013 through the end of the Obama administration in January of this year, will focus on “conflict resolution and global environmental challenges,” the endowment said in a statement. Mr. Kerry, a decorated Vietnam War veteran who served for nearly three decades in Congress as a Democratic senator from Massachusetts, is expected to use to post to continue pushing his legacy as an advocate...
  • 'I've been raped': Jane Fonda, 79, reveals for the first time that she was a....

    03/02/2017 11:52:16 AM PST · by Morgana · 104 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | march 2, 2017 | Ellie Genower For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: 'I've been raped': Jane Fonda, 79, reveals for the first time that she was a victim of sexual abuse as a child in a frank new interview Jane Fonda has revealed she was raped in a candid new interview. The 79-year-old actress and activist also said she was sexually abused as a child while speaking to Brie Larson for The EDIT magazine. The two-time Oscar winner went on to say that she was once fired from a job because she wouldn't sleep with her boss. 'To show you the extent to which a patriarchy takes a toll on...
  • Vietnamese-American lawmaker silenced for telling the truth about traitor Tom Hayden

    02/28/2017 11:21:13 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Speaking truth to power isn't allowed in Sacramento A California lawmaker who fled Communist Vietnam as a child decided to tell the truth about the late former state senator Tom Hayden and his treasonable behavior during the Vietnam War. Hayden died Oct. 23 at 76 after a lifetime of seditious, anti-American behavior, including collaborating with America’s enemies during wartime. California state senator Janet Nguyen’s (R-Garden Grove) attempt to speak truth to power was cut short by Hayden’s allies in the Democrat-dominated California legislature who objected to her setting the record straight about Hayden.
  • 27 Days of Hell: When China and Vietnam Went to War

    02/27/2017 10:53:59 PM PST · by Leaning Right · 10 replies
    The National Interest ^ | February 26, 2017 | Xuan Loc Doan
    Several of Vietnam’s state-controlled news outlets have in recent days recalled the country’s 1979 border war with China, until now a strictly taboo topic. Such a recollection may signal that the ruling Communist Party of Vietnam has finally eased censorship of the short-lived but bloody military conflict. The war between the two communist neighbors broke out in the early hours of February 17, 1979, when China launched a full-scale military invasion into Vietnam’s northernmost provinces. Though the skirmish lasted only 27 days, the devastation it caused was colossal.
  • Senate Democrats blunt free speech

    02/26/2017 2:48:05 PM PST · by Mark · 40 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 2/26/17 | Janet Nguyen
    FREE SPEECH Senate Democrats blunt free speech By Janet Nguyen When I spoke on the floor of the California state Senate on Thursday, little did I know that my efforts to provide my colleagues with a different historical perspective regarding former Sen. Tom Hayden would become a national news story. Two days earlier, the Senate honored Tom Hayden, who served in the Legislature but who also had a long history as an outspoken supporter of the communist North Vietnamese government during the Vietnam War. Some might ask why, over four decades after the war ended, there remains so much emotion...
  • California Senator Silenced for Disrespecting Tom Hayden [fake-satire]

    02/26/2017 12:09:46 PM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 26 Feb 2017 | John Semmens
    After the California legislature memorialized former State Senator Tom Hayden, who died last October, Sen. Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove) attempted to offer another perspective on the former 1960s radical anti-war agitator. Presiding Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens) ordered her to shut up and when she wouldn't, had her physically removed from the senate chamber. "I realize that many of the senators who honored the late Sen. Hayden may have been ignorant of his role in prolonging the Vietnam War and enabling the Communists to kill millions of my former countrymen," Nguyen said. "Rather than let his misdeeds go down the...
  • California senator removed from floor after criticizing late lawmaker Tom Hayden

    02/24/2017 7:31:54 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 27 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | February 23, 2017 | Alexei Koseff
    The California Senate was thrown into chaos and anger on Thursday when a Republican member was forcibly removed from the floor for allegedly speaking out of turn during a session. Republican colleagues say Sen. Janet Nguyen, R-Garden Grove, was silenced by the Democratic majority when the Senate sergeant-at-arms escorted her from the chamber as Nguyen tried to criticize the late Democratic lawmaker Tom Hayden for his stance against the Vietnam War.
  • California State Sen. Janet Nguyen Removed From Senate Floor for Voicing Differing Opinion

    02/23/2017 6:25:02 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 54 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/23/17 | Katy Grimes
    "I was told I could prepare a statement for my Senate website or my Facebook page," Nguyen said. California State Sen. Janet Nguyen (R-Garden Grove), was forcibly removed from the Senate Thursday morning for offering a different perspective on the late Sen. Tom Hayden, a Democrat with a well-known and lengthy history of communist sympathies. The perspective Sen. Nguyen offers is first hand. Her family escaped communist Vietnam and came to the United States in search of freedom in 1981 during Ronald Reagan’s presidency.
  • RIP Hal Moore, All-American Badass Whose Bravery On The Battlefield Inspired 'We Were Soldiers'

    02/12/2017 9:12:29 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 22 replies
    IJR ^ | 02/11/17 | BENNY JOHNSON
    America has lost a hero. Lt. Gen. Hal Moore, the legendary commander of 1st Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam, whose bravery on the battlefield inspired the movie 'We Were Soldiers' has passed away. “He served his country with distinction and valor for over 32 years during the wars in Korea and Vietnam where he was immortalized,” the Army said in a powerful statement. Moore was 94. After being accepted to West Point in 1942, Moore served in the Korean War and commanded a heavy mortar company. He became a professor at West Point after the war, educating a young...
  • 'We Were Soldiers' hero passes; the celebrated life story of a soldier, a leader, a father

    02/11/2017 1:00:52 PM PST · by BulletBobCo · 82 replies
    oanow.com ^ | February 11, 2017 | Troy Turner
    Two weeks ago, a senior commander with the U.S. Army’s 1st Cavalry Division, serving in battle-hardened Afghanistan, sent a letter to Auburn, Alabama. It was addressed to a national hero. “You are a true legend…and continue to inspire the troops of today, all across the globe,” he wrote. “We hold one of your edicts close to our hearts – ‘No second-place trophies.’ The winning spirit is alive and well.” A few months earlier, movie stars Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn made a special trip to Auburn for the sole purpose of seeing this same hero. He and Gibson had met...
  • Eco-Terrorism Protects the Environment, Claimed Professor

    02/06/2017 9:10:24 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 11 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | February 6, 2017 | Spencer Irvine
    Eco-terrorism, which has caused tens of millions of dollars in property damage over several decades, was the focus of a recent panel discussion at the annual Modern Language Association (MLA) held in Philadelphia early this year. Cal-State Fullerton assistant professor of English, Nicole Seymour, discussed an eco-terrorist cult classic movie "Silent Running," claiming that eco-terrorism protects the environment. Seymour's sympathized with aspects of eco-terrorism, such as comparing property to life. In her words, "it's] something incredibly naïve' to distinguish the two" and the term eco-terrorism is "both accurate and unethical." She wondered if academics should be "proving some human lives...
  • THE LEFT’S VIEW OF REFUGEES, THEN AND NOW

    01/30/2017 5:00:28 PM PST · by DFG · 5 replies
    Powerlineblog ^ | 01/30/2017 | PAUL MIRENGOFF
    Richard Pollock at the Daily Caller offers this flashback — one that’s not without irony: Despite today’s outrage over President Donald Trump’s refugee executive order, many liberals in 1975 were part of a chorus of big name Democrats who refused to accept any Vietnamese refugees when millions were trying to escape South Vietnam as it fell to the communists. They even opposed orphans. The chorus was led by Jerry Brown who, then as now, was the governor of California. The “no to refugees” chorus also included George McGovern, the leading Democratic leftist of the day, and Joe Biden who, then...
  • JOHN KERRY’S RETURN TO VIETNAM

    01/17/2017 6:28:38 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/17/17 | Matthew Vadum
    He ends his political career as he began it: wrong about everything With mere days remaining in office, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry returned to Southeast Asia to reminisce with his Communist friends and ideological soulmates in Vietnam. He was welcomed with open arms in Vietnam, still a Communist dictatorship after all these decades. And why shouldn’t he be? He’s one of the reasons the United States lost the war there.
  • Remembering Rich Blumenthal's Vietnam Deception

    01/16/2017 5:37:17 AM PST · by george76 · 12 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 16, 2017 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Senate smear never paid a price for claiming he served. In the confirmation hearings for Jeff Sessions, president-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Attorney General, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Democrat, proceeded as though David Horowitz had been the AG choice. David Horowitz was not present but Blumenthal cited his statements that all the major Muslim organizations are connected to the Muslim Brotherhood, that 80 percent of the mosques in America are filled with hate against Jews, and that too many blacks are in prison because too many blacks commit crimes. Senator Blumenthal, an attorney, had not taken the trouble to investigate...
  • Back in the delta, US envoy Kerry meets Viet Cong foe

    01/15/2017 6:14:53 PM PST · by ColdOne · 58 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | 1/14/17 | afp Dave Clark
    Viet Cong veteran Vo Ban Tam remembers the first time he crossed paths with John Kerry on the banks on the Bay Hap river, a day that ended in bloodshed. Almost a half-century later, the now 70-year-old Mekong Delta shrimp farmer locked eyes with the US Secretary of State on Saturday and they warmly grasped hands in mutual respect. Kerry returned to the Vietnam waterway at the end of a visit to the Communist nation, less than a week before he was to leave office, searching for the spot where he won a Silver Star for bravery as a young...
  • John Kerry’s practiced betrayal of friends

    12/31/2016 2:41:27 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    Washington Times | 29 Dec, 2016 | Wesley Pruden
    John Kerry doesn’t come late to the betrayal of friends. He has had considerable practice. In 1971, when he was a young lieutenant just back from Vietnam, where he was a decorated skipper of a Swift Boat patrolling the Mekong River, he appeared before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee to pay his “respects” to the American soldiers, sailors and Marines he fought a war with. Representing all those veterans, he told the senators, he wanted to talk about war crimes he said “were committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command.”...
  • Richard Marx Subdues Deranged Passenger on Plane

    12/20/2016 11:20:54 AM PST · by Red Badger · 133 replies
    radio.com ^ | December 20, 2016 10:56 AM | By Amanda Wicks
    When Richard Marx boarded a flight from Vietnam to South Korea with his wife Daisy Fuentes today, he had no idea he’d be called upon help keep the airplane safe from a deranged passenger. Fuentes posted photos of Marx helping subdue a passenger who had grown agitated and begun attacking the flight crew. The collage showed Marx working with crew to help keep the passenger in his seat. His help appeared to be necessary because, as Fuentes reported, the crew wasn’t properly trained to handle the incident. “On our flight from Hanoi to Seoul a guy sitting in the next...
  • Lawrence Colburn Dies; Helped End Vietnam's My Lai Massacre

    12/16/2016 12:41:58 PM PST · by Borges · 28 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 12/16/2016 | CHEVEL JOHNSON
    Lawrence Manley Colburn, a helicopter gunner in the Vietnam War who helped end the slaughter of hundreds of unarmed Vietnamese villagers by U.S. troops at My Lai, has died. He was 67. Lisa Colburn, speaking with The Associated Press on Thursday evening, said her husband of 31 years was diagnosed with cancer in late September and died Tuesday. "It was very quick," she said by phone from her Canton, Georgia, home near Atlanta. "He was a very peaceful man who had a great desire for there to be a peaceful world."
  • Vietnam Begins Its Own Island-Building Project in the South China Sea

    12/10/2016 7:12:44 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 8 replies
    breitbart ^ | Dec 9, 2016 | Frances Martel
    With main objector Philippines placated, Vietnam is taking the mantle of opposition to China’s colonization of the South China Sea, with a new report indicating that it has begun dredging land in the Spratly Island chain. Reuters reports that satellite images reveal a new dredging project in the Vietnamese Spratly Islands, apparently intended to convert Ladd Reef from a shifting tidal land mass to a sturdy island onto which Hanoi can build military and civilian assets. The reef is already home to a lighthouse, Reuters notes, but it “is completely submerged at high tide.” The dredging project appears designed to...
  • Castro’s Torture of American POWs in Vietnam

    12/09/2016 3:39:15 AM PST · by detective · 12 replies
    Frontpage ^ | December 9, 2016 | Jamie Glazov
    The death of communist tyrant Fidel Castro has yielded much-deserved coverage of the monstrous nature of his tyrannical rule. What has gone virtually unreported, however, is the direct and instrumental role Castro played in the torture and murder of American POWs in Vietnam during the Vietnam War. The story of Castro’s atrocities against American soldiers in this conflict is rarely ever told, least of all by our mainstream media. During the Vietnam War, Castro sent a gang of his henchmen to run the “Cuban Program” at the Cu Loc POW camp in Hanoi, which became known as “the Zoo.” As...
  • USS Forrestal Fire Golf of Tonkin 1967

    11/11/2016 5:48:58 AM PST · by Revski · 42 replies
    Revski's Youtube Ministry ^ | 11/11/2016 | Revski
    Mat the Lord Jesus, love, mercy and grace always be with American military/heroes. This happened in the Golf of Tonkin, south china sea.
  • Battle of Long Tan soldiers 'finally' awarded bravery medals 50 years on

    11/09/2016 4:02:49 AM PST · by naturalman1975 · 3 replies
    Ten Australian soldiers have been recognised for their bravery more than 50 years after they fought in the Vietnam War's Battle of Long Tan. On 18 August, 1966, members of D Company, who were outnumbered 20 to one, fought against the odds to defeat the Viet Cong. About 245 Viet Cong were killed in the rubber plantation and 18 Australians were killed and more were wounded. But for half a century many of the men received no official recognition of their courage, despite sustained campaigning for recognition. Long Tan soldiers recognised with bravery awards: Now 10 of those soldiers have...
  • TRUE WORSHIP(charismatic caucus)

    11/06/2016 8:18:02 AM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    the joshua chronicles ^ | bible,holy spirit
    I saw the form of The Lord step into our presence and walk among us and a great Peace filled the room then I heard this . . .   The Shulamite(peaceful) Bride is in the Garden and I smell her "Aroma of Delight" and "this is worship" .  I shall reveal the answers to dilemas,the truth(clarity) where there has been revelations,visions and dreams yes,but in this truth shall come My strategy for your breakthroughs.   Song of Solomon 6:2-4Amplified Bible  (The Shulammite Bride) 2  “My beloved has gone down to his garden, To the beds of balsam, To feed his...
  • Richard Pittman, Marine Who Fended Off Vietnam Ambush, Dies at 71

    10/30/2016 7:33:29 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 23 replies
    NYT ^ | 29 Oct 2016 | DANIEL E. SLOTNIK
    Lance Corporal Pittman grabbed a machine gun and belts of extra ammunition and rushed ahead, firing into the enemy position. He destroyed two enemy automatic weapons and kept advancing, into what the Medal of Honor citation described as “a withering hail of enemy mortar and small-arms fire” to reach wounded Marines 50 yards up the trail. “As he reached the position where the leading Marines had fallen, he was suddenly confronted with a bold frontal attack by 30 to 40 enemy,” the citation continued. “Totally disregarding his safety, he calmly established a position in the middle of the trail and...
  • Tom Hayden’s Vietnam Memorial

    10/25/2016 7:08:36 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Frontpage ^ | October 25, 2016 | Lloyd Billingsley
    Tom Hayden has passed away at 76 and the New York Times obituary recalled him as a “civil rights and anti-war activist.” That bears little resemblance to the real person, especially in regard to Vietnam. For the full story of the war, millennials might want to check out America In Vietnam, by Guenter Lewy. The conflict pitted the Communist North, backed by the Soviet Union, against the non-Communist South, backed by the United States. Many Americans opposed U.S. involvement in the conflict, for a variety of reasons.
  • Vietnam searching for more than 200 escapees from drug rehab center

    10/24/2016 5:55:02 AM PDT · by tekrat · 8 replies
    UPI ^ | October 24, 2016 | Andrew V. Pestano
    Police in Vietnam's southeast Dong Nai province are searching for more than 200 presumed drug addicts who broke out of a compulsory rehabilitation center. About 560 inmates broke out Sunday, some using fire extinguishers and sticks to break walls and windows, but police recaptured about 330. The center holds 1,481 inmates, about twice the center's capacity. Residents in the province east of Ho Chi Minh City have been urged to stay indoors and lock their doors after inmates began moving through the area. Some officials believe the escaped inmates left the province aboard taxis.
  • John Kerry Thinks Bush Rigged The 2004 Elect

    10/20/2016 12:24:12 PM PDT · by seanmerc · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 15 Dec 15 | Blake Neff
    A profile of Secretary of State John Kerry published Sunday in The New Yorker reveals that, 11 years after his election loss to George W. Bush in 2004, Kerry still believes he was robbed via systematic fraud. The article itself, written by David Remnick, focuses mostly on Kerry’s efforts to achieve peace and democracy in the Middle East, but it also dwells extensively on his presidential defeat more than a decade ago. “In 2004, when Kerry lost the Presidential race to George W. Bush, who is widely considered the worst President of the modern era, he refused to challenge the...
  • Russia wants to establish new military bases in Vietnam and Cuba

    10/10/2016 5:20:08 AM PDT · by tekrat · 19 replies
    Russia is considering plans to restore military bases in Vietnam and Cuba that had served as pivots of Soviet global military power during the Cold War, Russian news agencies quoted Russian Deputy Defence Minister Nikolai Pankov as saying on Friday. "We are dealing with this issue," the agencies quoted Pankov as saying in Russia's parliament.
  • Russian military considers return to Cuba, Vietnam

    10/08/2016 8:40:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct. 7, 2016 8:15 AM EDT | Vladimir Isachenkov
    The Russian military is considering the possibility of regaining its Soviet-era bases on Cuba and in Vietnam, the Defense Ministry said Friday, a statement that comes amid growing U.S.-Russia tensions over Syria. Deputy Defense Minister Nikolai Pankov told lawmakers Friday that the ministry is considering the possibility of establishing footholds far away from Russia’s borders. Responding to a lawmaker’s question if the military could return to Cuba and Vietnam, Pankov said the military is “reviewing” a decision to withdraw from them, but didn’t offer any specifics. “As for our presence on faraway outposts, we are doing this work,” he said....
  • Vietnam labels California group a terrorist organization [Viet Tan]

    10/07/2016 8:44:57 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 7, 2016 5:57 PM EDT
    Vietnam’s government has officially labeled a California-based anti-Communist group a terrorist organization and warned that anyone involved with it will be considered an accomplice in terrorism and will be dealt with in accordance with Vietnamese law. The Ministry of Public Security said in a statement that Viet Tan, or the Vietnam Reform Party, has been carrying out terrorist activities to end Communist rule in Vietnam. […] The group was formed in 1982 by a vice admiral in the former U.S.-backed South Vietnamese government. Viet Tan says it is committed to nonviolent struggle to end Communist rule. The U.S. government has...
  • Trinh Thi Ngo, Broadcaster Called ‘Hanoi Hannah’ in Vietnam War, Dies

    10/07/2016 9:37:06 AM PDT · by oh8eleven · 44 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 4 October 2016 | MIKE IVES
    Trinh Thi Ngo, a soft-spoken radio announcer known as Hanoi Hannah who entertained American forces during the Vietnam War while trying to persuade them that the conflict was immoral, died on Friday in Ho Chi Minh City. She was believed to be 85.
  • India offers $500 million defence credit as Vietnam seeks arms boost

    09/03/2016 5:55:06 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    Reuters ^ | Sep 3, 2016 | Ho Binh Minh
    Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered Vietnam a credit line on Saturday of half a billion dollars for defence cooperation, giving a lift to a country rapidly pursing a military deterrent as discord festers in the South China Sea. The deal was among a dozen cooperation agreements Modi signed in Hanoi alongside his Vietnamese counterpart, Nguyen Xuan Phuc, on the first visit to the country by an Indian prime minister in 15 years. India and Vietnam share borders and large trade volumes with China and have repeatedly locked horns with Beijing, over the territorial disputes in the Himalayas and the South...
  • Vietnamese Woman Cuts Off Limbs for Insurance Payout

    08/25/2016 10:12:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Channel News Asia ^ | 25 Aug 2016 20:53
    A Vietnamese woman paid a friend to cut off her hand and foot in a bid to claim a handsome insurance payout, state-run media reported on Thursday (Aug 25). The woman, identified only as L T N, checked into a Hanoi hospital in May with one third of her left foot and one third of her left hand severed, but doctors told her they could not reattach the limbs. She later told police she was struck by a train as she walked on the tracks and was rescued by her friend Doan Van D, according to Tuoi Tre's English edition.
  • Long Tan: Vietnamese authorities allow restricted access to battle site after negotiations

    08/17/2016 3:16:07 PM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 8 replies
    Vietnamese authorities have agreed to allow restricted access to the Long Tan site after negotiations with the Australian Government overnight. Access to the site is being limited to groups of 100 people or fewer. The Federal Government's Smart Traveller website advises that any visitors to the Battle of Long Tan site cannot wear medals or uniforms, carry banners or make speeches. The Vietnamese Government said the commemoration ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary remained cancelled. Veterans' Affairs Minister Dan Tehan, who yesterday described the last-minute cancellation as "a kick in the guts", said he was glad for the reprieve. "The...
  • Vietnam's Long Tan commemoration cancelled ('kick in the guts' for Australian veterans)

    08/17/2016 12:27:27 AM PDT · by naturalman1975 · 10 replies
    A commemoration ceremony for the 50th anniversary of the battle of Long Tan in Vietnam has been cancelled. The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade confirmed Vietnamese authorities had cancelled Thursday's Veterans Day at the Long Tan cross site. The department said it understood private access to the site was still permitted and the advice of exercising normal safety precautions in Vietnam was still current. Foreign Affairs Minister Julie Bishop said in a statement the Vietnamese government had advised it would not permit the ceremony to go ahead. An official party including the Australian and New Zealand ambassadors will still...
  • Exclusive: Vietnam moves new rocket launchers into disputed South China Sea - sources

    08/09/2016 4:44:16 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | Aug 9, 2016 | BY GREG TORODE
    Vietnam has discreetly fortified several of its islands in the disputed South China Sea with new mobile rocket launchers capable of striking China's runways and military installations across the vital trade route, according to Western officials. Diplomats and military officers told Reuters that intelligence shows Hanoi has shipped the launchers from the Vietnamese mainland into position on five bases in the Spratly islands in recent months, a move likely to raise tensions with Beijing.
  • John McCain’s 1969 “Tokyo Rose” Propaganda Recording Released

    08/06/2016 3:06:59 AM PDT · by MikeSteelBe · 153 replies
    TruNews ^ | 08/04/2016 | Edward Szall
    Vero Beach, FL - (TRUNEWS) U.S. Senator John McCain recorded a Tokyo Rose-style propaganda message that was broadcast on North Vietnamese radio in 1969. TRUNEWS, a nonprofit Christian digital news app, obtained the bombshell audio recording and released it today on the organization’s daily newscast hosted by Rick Wiles. TRUNEWS acquired the audio recording in cooperation with WeSearchR.com, a new media company founded by Charles Johnson. The 1969 North Vietnamese radio broadcast has never been heard in the United States of America. In fact, there has never been any knowledge that such a recording existed. The audio recording was found...
  • TRUNEWS 08/04/16 John McCain’s 1969 “Tokyo Rose” Propaganda Recording Released

    08/04/2016 5:30:15 PM PDT · by amorphous · 110 replies
    Trunews.com ^ | 4 August 2016 | Rick Wiles
    U.S. Senator John McCain recorded a Tokyo Rose-style propaganda message that was broadcast on North Vietnamese radio in 1969. Today on TRUNEWS, host Rick Wiles shares the bombshell audio recording and has released it today on the program. Trunews acquired the audio recording in cooperation with WeSearchR.com, a new media company founded by Charles Johnson.
  • Why a bill about catfish will show whether Ryan's serious about regulatory reform

    07/24/2016 3:44:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 22, 2016 | Neil Siefring
    House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) convened a needed Task Force on Reducing Regulatory Burdens as part of his legislative agenda, "A Better Way." The Speaker and his colleagues who worked on the task force have rightly identified the massive regulatory burden imposed by federal bureaucrats as an obstacle to economic growth and a distortion of our constitutional form of government. That is why it is baffling that Ryan has failed to bring regulatory reform legislation that recently passed the Senate to the floor of the House for a vote. The tale is one of catfish and courage. The catfish you...
  • An exceptional man: Vietnamese man adopts unwanted children to save them from abortion

    07/23/2016 1:49:37 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 12 replies
    Life Site ^ | 6/11/16 | Jonathon Van Maren
    Tong Phuoc Phuc is an exceptional man, with an exceptional way of dealing with the rampant abortion rate in Vietnam: He adopts the unwanted children. Over fifty of them so far, to be exact. In Vietnam, abortion is common and practiced at nearly every hospital. Faced with often crippling poverty, women often choose abortion—over 114,000 of them every single year. Faced with the reality that many of these women do not know where to turn and a severe shortage of shelters for pregnant women, Phuc has opened the doors of his home to any mother who needs care and needs...
  • Vietnam Helicopter Pilot Awarded Medal of Honor Almost 50 Years Later

    07/13/2016 1:54:48 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 11 replies
    Air & Space Magazine ^ | 7/1/16 | Zach Rosenberg
    Lt. Col. Charles S. Kettles, an Army helicopter pilot during the Vietnam War, will be awarded the Medal of Honor in a ceremony later this month for an act of heroism almost 50 years ago. At the time he was given the Distinguished Service Cross, but a dedicated amateur historian finally talked the Department of Defense into reviewing the matter. Following an act of Congress and a Presidential signature (required for Medal of Honor awards), Kettles will receive his new medal in a July 18 ceremony at the White House.
  • Inside A Tiny Vietnamese Makerspace Where IoT Products Are Born

    06/30/2016 2:46:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Forbes ^ | June 30, 2016 | Iris Leung
    On the streets of Hanoi, you can’t help but notice the vibrant and entrepreneurial energy in the air. The capital city is home to many talented engineers and there’s a growing maker community in the works. After navigating by motorbike through the maze-like back alleys of one of the residential neighborhoods of southern Hanoi, we arrive at a beautiful, four-storey traditional Vietnamese house. The family that owns it has been living there for seven generations. The top floor is home to a makerspace created by a group of 20-something engineers with a passion for hardware products. The ten-meter-square (100 square...
  • Vietnam captain recalls trick that faked the enemy, saved lives and earned Medal of Honor

    06/25/2016 8:23:17 AM PDT · by Signalman · 18 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/24/2016 | Carole Glines
    Army Capt. Paul “Buddy” Bucha faked out the enemy while leading a motley crew in Vietnam. The Medal of Honor recipient was hailed as a hero after he made North Vietnamese fighters believe his 187th Infantry Regiment was much bigger than it really was. The combination of bravery and cunning helped him earn the nation's highest military honor, an award bestowed upon him by the president. In 1967, Bucha — who graduated from West Point and earned an MBA at Stanford — arrived in Vietnam and was given a squad filled “with the rejects of all the other units,” including...
  • The US Navy just flexed its muscles in the world's most contested region

    06/21/2016 2:37:14 PM PDT · by Mariner · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | June 21st, 2016 | Produced by Graham Flanagan
    The US Navy is making its presence known in the heavily disputed South China Sea. It recently deployed two aircraft carriers along with about 140 aircraft and additional ships to conduct training exercises. This action comes as China and the Philippines await a decision from The Hague about whether or not the former can legally claim sovereignty over the South China Sea.
  • Vietnam paddles its own Kayak (missile system)

    06/09/2016 6:35:22 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 2 replies
    THE INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR STRATEGIC STUDIES ^ | 05 June 2016 | Douglas Barrie and Tom Waldwyn
    Vietnam is believed to be embarking on a programme to produce its own variant of a missile based on the Russian Zvezda-Strela 3M24 Uran (SS-N-25 Switchblade). While the details of how it will be produced are not yet clear, the programme would be a boost to local industry. It would also be likely to simplify logistics support for the 3M24s already being operated by the Vietnam People’s navy, write Douglas Barrie and Tom Waldwyn. Vietnam has become the second Asia-Pacific nation, it would appear, to embark on the indigenous production of a missile based on the Russian Zvezda-Strela 3M24 Uran...