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  • Cambodia - Farmer, 72, is ripped apart and killed by FORTY crocodiles after falling into their enclosure

    05/26/2023 8:33:42 AM PDT · by dennisw · 52 replies
    Mail on line ^ | 26 May 2023 | JAMES REYNOLDS
    A farmer, 72, fell into a crocodile enclosure in the Cambodian city of Siem Reap Luan Nam was pulled in when one of the reptiles pulled on the stick he was using A 72-year-old farmer was killed by 'about 40 crocodiles' this morning after falling into their enclosure on the family's reptile farm. Luan Nam was trying to move a crocodile out of its cage in Cambodia where it had laid eggs when it grabbed the stick he was using as a goad and pulled him in. A group of reptiles swarmed him, tearing his body to pieces and leaving...
  • Kissinger at 100 — the man who lost Vietnam

    05/23/2023 11:42:37 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 67 replies
    startribune ^ | 05/23/2023 | Stephen B. Young
    Henry Kissinger turns 100 on May 27. How should he be remembered? For me, he is the American who, more than any other individual, lost the Vietnam War. But today Kissinger is a demigod among our foreign policy elite. National Security Adviser and Secretary of State under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, Kissinger ranks in the top echelon of notable Americans. On issues like the war in Ukraine and even artificial intelligence, our elite wants to know: "What does Henry recommend?" Kissinger's rise to eminence began with his secret negotiation of the 1973 Paris Peace Agreement ostensibly ending the...
  • ‘It was a battle’: Navy vet Everett Alvarez says belief in America got him through 8½ years as POW in Vietnam

    05/16/2023 7:34:06 PM PDT · by bitt · 8 replies ^ | 5/11/2023 | doug g. ware
    ROCKVILLE, Md. — The passage of almost 60 years has done nothing to dim former Navy fighter pilot Everett Alvarez Jr.’s memories of the night that he was shot down in the South China Sea and began what would be the second-longest period of captivity for an American service member in the Vietnam War. At 85 years old, Alvarez still vividly remembers his Douglas A4 Skyhawk filling with smoke and coming apart as he had just a few seconds to make a series of life-or-death choices. “I was really low. I knew I had to get out right there,” he...
  • John Kerry at the Coronation and Medals (Vanity)

    05/06/2023 9:15:49 AM PDT · by llevrok · 116 replies
    Sky News | 5/6/2023 | llevrok
    John Kerry attended the Coronation wearing medals. I thought he threw these over the White House fence
  • Soldier ambushes tiger in Vietnam

    05/03/2023 10:12:53 AM PDT · by fugazi · 34 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | May 3, 2023 | Chris Carter
    A few years ago I came across a photo of an American solder posing with a tiger he shot during a patrol. Tigers were a threat in Vietnam, especially to LRRPs (Long Range Reconnaissance Patrol soldiers) who would go behind enemy lines for days at a time and report on enemy activity. Shortly after sharing, a reader named Larry Flanagan said he was the man in the picture. “The soldier in the picture is me,” Flanagan wrote. “I was with K Co. 75th Rangers, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division LRRPs. I was the team leader of a four-man team doing...
  • Pentagon Papers leaker: DOD records show Ukraine at stalemate, ‘very similar to Vietnam’

    04/25/2023 1:06:22 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/25/2023 | STEPHEN NEUKAM
    Daniel Ellsberg, the man behind the largest and perhaps most consequential disclosure in U.S. history, said the latest intelligence leaks show that the war between Russia and Ukraine is at a “stalemate,” drawing similarities to the Vietnam War. Ellsberg, now 92, leaked the Pentagon Papers — a top-secret Defense study into the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War — to the New York Times in 1971. The leak was devastating to the American government, an indictment of U.S. policy and detailing the country’s decades-long involvement in Vietnam and validating many of the anti-war criticisms.
  • How ‘8 Mile’ inspired Hieu Minh Nguyen to write poems on queerness

    04/23/2023 10:56:31 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 15 replies
    The Stanford Daily ^ | April 13, 2023 | Hana Dao
    Stanford’s Creative Writing program hosted poet Hieu Minh Nguyen in the Poetry-in-Conversation interview series on Wednesday.... Nguyen’s works were heavily influenced by his gay and Vietnamese American identities. “Not Here” conveys his experiences struggling to come to terms with whiteness, trauma and belonging. However, Nguyen’s career as a poet began with a seemingly unrelated piece of 2000’s pop culture: the movie “8 Mile,” which was released during his teens. A semi-autobiographical film of the rapper Eminem’s life, the popularity of “8 Mile” led to rap battles on Nguyen’s school bus. Nguyen recalled having an “overwhelming anxiety” that one day his...
  • Vietnam’s Ties to Russia Tested by China’s Moves in South China Sea

    04/12/2023 12:35:10 AM PDT · by Right Wing Vegan · 10 replies
    VOA ^ | 4/11/2023 | Le Nguyen
    Russia's state-controlled oil company Zarubezhneft and gas giant Gazprom, working with a subsidiary of PetroVietnam, the country's state-owned fossil fuel company, operate a gas field in Vietnam's South China Sea exclusive economic zone (EEZ), according to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a think tank in Washington. Chinese coast guard ships have sailed into the areas operated by Russian firms in Vietnam’s EEZ about 40 times since January 2022, according to vessel-tracking data from Vietnamese research organization South China Sea Chronicle Initiative (SCSCI), an independent nonprofit, according to Reuters. The most recent incident was on March 27, days...
  • Biden climate czar John Kerry's top deputies discussed keeping discussions 'off paper'

    04/06/2023 5:05:36 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 6, 2023 | By Thomas Catenacci
    Multiple top officials within Special Presidential Envoy for Climate (SPEC) John Kerry's office engaged in a discussion about keeping certain budgetary items "off paper," according to recently-released documents. During a March 2022 email exchange — involving Deputy Climate Envoys Sue Biniaz and Rick Duke, former SPEC senior director for climate finance Leonardo Martinez-Diaz, senior adviser Jesse Young and nine other SPEC officials whose names were redacted — aides discussed how they would brief Kerry on the office's proposed budget for fiscal year 2023. The emails, obtained via records request by watchdog group Protect the Public’s Trust (PPT) and shared with...
  • Could It Happen Here? It Is Happening Here

    04/04/2023 5:07:24 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 65 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 3 Apr, 2023 | Dennis Prager
    It was only a matter of time before the Left arrested a former president of the opposition party. My field of study in graduate school was communism. As a fellow at the Russian Institute of Columbia’s School of International Affairs, I was, if I remember correctly, one of seven students in the entire university to major in what was known at the time as “Communist Affairs.” I cite this in order to make this point: In my wildest dreams, I never imagined what I was studying would ever apply to the United States of America, the freest country in world...
  • A Review of History: LBJ's stolen election; The 1948 Texas Senate primary election was stolen in favor of LBJ

    04/01/2023 9:17:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/01/2023 | Jazz Shaw
    I’m sure you’ve heard people saying this before. Perhaps you’ve even said it yourself. ‘Those Democrats stole the election.’ And in this case, you’d be correct, but it’s probably not the election you’re thinking about. The Associated Press has an interesting walk down memory lane this week discovered in a set of tapes that were donated to the Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library and Museum last summer. On the tapes, a former South Texas election judge told a reporter that the 1948 Texas Senate primary election was stolen in favor of LBJ and he described exactly how it was done....
  • Hey you pathetic boomers ... National Vietnam War Veterans Day

    Regards to all you crusty, dusty, Vietnam Vets.
  • Vietnam Veteran’s Day

    03/29/2023 11:29:42 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 16 replies
    self | march 29, 2023 | Self
    Here is the letter I send to papers annually, which of course is never published.Vietnam Veteran’s Day, March 29, recognizes a precious sacrifice. North Vietnam agrees we won all the battles, but asserts it made no difference. During Tet, the US and ARVN shattered VC main force units, causing an irreparable loss of face. In March 1972, the ARVN destroyed an invading NVA army.The Democrat Party secured defeat. Responding to Tet, those that got the United States into war cut and ran. In 1972 a Democratic Congress refused funding to restore South Vietnamese forces, which had defeated the invading NVA...

    03/29/2023 8:32:37 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 48 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | March 29 | Staff
    (Last Updated On: March 21, 2023) NATIONAL VIETNAM WAR VETERANS DAY National Vietnam War Veterans Day on March 29 honors the men and women who served and sacrificed during the longest conflict in United States history. #VietnamWarVeteransDay On March 29, 1973, combat and combat support units withdrew from South Vietnam. Generations later, Veterans of this time period are gaining the respect that was not so freely given upon their return. Involving five U.S. presidents, crossing nearly two decades and 500,000 U.S.military personnel, it left an indelible mark on the American psyche. Returning veterans did not always receive respectful welcomes upon...
  • Did Vietnam peace protests stop Nixon using nuclear weapons?

    03/28/2023 9:09:41 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    theguardian ^ | 03/28/2023 | Charles Kaiser
    Anew documentary about demonstrations against the Vietnam war in late 1969 argues that the hundreds of thousands who filled the streets in Washington and almost every major US city convinced Richard Nixon to abandon a plan to sharply escalate the war, including the possible use of tactical nuclear weapons. The Movement and The “Madman” will air on PBS on Tuesday. Produced and directed by the veteran documentarian Stephen Talbot, it evokes a peak moment of 1960s activism – and the “absolute disconnection” between what Nixon and his national security adviser, Henry Kissinger, were “deciding to do and the human costs...
  • A 70’s Actor Looks Back on His Hardest and Proudest Role: Veteran

    03/21/2023 5:47:38 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies ^ | November 6, 2012 | Sue Walsh
    Long before he found fame riding alongside fellow 70’s heartthrob Erik Estrada in the hit TV series “CHiPs”, Larry Wilcox took on a very different role, one far less glamorous and that won him few fans. In May of 1967, the then 19-year-old, knowing the draft was looming, followed in his older brother’s footsteps and joined the Marine Corps. His unit, the 12th Marines, fought in Vietnam in the I Corps which ranged in areas from Dong Ha to the DMZ and Con Thien, and eventually, the Tet Offensive. “We were a recon survey team which was inserted by helicopter...
  • Two teens charged with 'jugging' attack on Asian woman that left her paralyzed after she had withdrawn $4,300 from ATM for trip to Vietnam

    03/20/2023 9:26:05 PM PDT · by dennisw · 146 replies
    FOR MAILONLINE ^ | 20 March 2023 | LEWIS PENNOCK
    Police in Houston have arrested two teenagers over a shocking 'jugging' incident that left a woman paralyzed Joseph Harrell, 17, and Zy'Nika Ayesha Woods, 19, were charged after the victim, Nhung Truong, 44, was attacked after taking $4,300 from an ATM Truong is now paralyzed, uses a wheelchair, and needs round-the-clock support from her family Joseph Harrell, 17, and Zy'Nika Ayesha Woods, 19, were charged after Nhung Truong, 44, was attacked after taking $4,300 from an ATM. Shocking video of the incident shows Truong violently grabbed and body slammed onto the ground by an attacker who followed her for more...
  • ‘Pentagon Papers’ whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg diagnosed with pancreatic cancer

    03/09/2023 5:16:33 AM PST · by Auntie Mame · 13 replies
    Berkeleyside ^ | March 6, 2023 | Nico Savidge
    Daniel Ellsberg, the former government analyst who leaked a trove of classified documents that became known as the “Pentagon Papers” and has lived near Berkeley for more than four decades, announced that he has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. In a Facebook post Thursday, Ellsberg wrote that doctors told him that he has inoperable pancreatic cancer, and estimated he has three to six months to live. Ellsberg, 91, has decided to forgo chemotherapy.
  • American Evangelist [Franklin Graham] Attracts Thousands in Vietnam

    03/06/2023 5:54:10 PM PST · by marshmallow · 16 replies
    UCANews ^ | 3/6/23
    Thousands of people attend the Spring Love Festival held by the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association at the Phu Tho Sports Facility in Ho Chi Minh City on Mar. 4. (Photo: estimated 14,000 Christians in southern Vietnam attended a historic religious event organized by an American evangelist association in Ho Chi Minh City. People including government officials from the city and neighboring provinces attended the Spring Love Festival held by the US-based Billy Graham Evangelistic Association at the Phu Tho Sports Facility on Mar. 4-5. Reverend Franklin Graham, president and CEO of the association told the crowds that “God makes...
  • Another Pulitzer Prize discredited as propaganda: Remember the famous photo of a South Vietnamese police captain executing a Viet Cong guerrilla, which turned public sentiment against the war?

    03/06/2023 8:00:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/06/2023 | Monica Showalter
    Remember all that political hay the far left and its media allies made during the Vietnam War about the wickedness of America's South Vietnamese ally and the importance of abandoning that country to the communists? Here's the Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photo that was supposed to prick our consciences and make us turn against that "immoral" war against a communist takeover: There's no doubt about it, the photo is hard to look at. It's crude, rough, wartime justice, a picture of South Vietnamese Police Captain Nguyễn Ngọc Loan coldly executing Viet Cong Captain Nguyễn Văn Lém. The film is even harder...