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  • Russia considers opening military base in Cuba

    10/11/2016 12:38:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 10/11/2016 | Franco Ordoñez
    WASHINGTON Russia is looking to expand its military presence and has its eye on Cuba and other Latin American countries. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu said Russia has come up with a list of countries where it’s considering opening military bases. They include Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela and Vietnam, according to Russia’s state-owned RIA Novosti news agency. Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega and first lady Rosario Murillo (center and right) walk with Russia's President Vladimir Putin (left) upon his arrival at the international airport in Managua, Nicaragua on July 11, 2014. Cesar Perez AP “The talks are under way,” Shoigu told reporters in...
  • Dying Marine vet, 98, finally gets high school diploma while receiving hospice care after dropping out of school to fight in World War Two

    05/18/2024 4:25:03 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5/18/24 | Noa Halff
    A dying Marine veteran was finally handed his high school diploma while receiving hospice care after dropping out to fight in World War Two over eight decades ago. Richard Remp, a 98-year-old marine veteran in hospice care, left school at 17 years of age to serve in World War II, before later continuing his service in Korea and Vietnam. But on Friday he was finally handed the high school diploma he had longed for all these years but never received. Remp told local San Antonio NBC affiliate NEWS4SA: 'On behalf of myself and the Marine Corps, I thank you very...
  • How Vietnamese lawmakers struck back when L.A. County declared Jane Fonda Day

    05/14/2024 10:01:46 AM PDT · by DFG · 13 replies
    Cal Matters ^ | 05/13/2024 | RYAN SABALOW
    As Saigon was falling, Janet Nguyen’s uncle – an officer in the South Vietnamese Army – was taken before his village and executed. After the city fell on April 30, 1975, the communists put Nguyen’s father and mother in jail. Their “crime?” They got caught trying to escape the country. After Saigon fell, Tri Ta’s father spent years in a re-education camp prison. His “crime?” He wrote books critical of communism. Both Nguyen and Ta eventually made it to California with their families. She became a California state senator and he became a member of the Assembly. The Republicans represent...
  • Nothing ‘gentlemanly’ in Chinese diplomacy

    05/05/2024 2:11:48 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 9 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Saturday, May 4, 2024 | Bhopinder Singh
    OPINION China’s recent outcry over the alleged breach of ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’ with the Philippines reveals a profound irony, given the history of its coercion and deceit There is a huge amount of insincerity and gall involved in the Chinese complaint that the Philippines had torn up the bilateral ‘Gentleman’s Agreement,’ between Beijing and Manila. While the term ‘Gentleman’s Agreement’ has an implicit assumption of ‘trust’ as a fundamental tenet besting a relationship, which may otherwise not be legally binding -- to even imagine that there has been any element of ‘trust’ between these two sparing countries, is to put oneself...
  • Vietnam’s new biometric ID cards raise fears of privacy violations, data breaches

    Communist Vietnam’s amended 2023 Law on Identification, which comes into effect on July 1, will mandate iris scans, fingerprints, and facial images as biometric data to be collected and stored for the registration of Vietnamese identity cards. According to Le Tan Toi, Vietnam’s chairman of the National Defense and Security Committee, an individual’s iris does not change over time and is a better basis for identity verification than other characteristics, like fingerprints, that may be damaged or altered. Based on the amended law, government authorities will have the ability to key in citizens’ biometric details, including records of blood type,...
  • Sanders: Protests ‘may be Biden’s Vietnam’

    05/03/2024 7:33:33 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/03/2024 | ALEX GANGITANO
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said that the protests on college campuses over Israel’s war against Hamas could be President Biden’s Vietnam War, making the comparison to the anti-war protests in the 1960s while also offering support for the president’s statement this week. “I am thinking back and other people are making this reference that this may be Biden’s Vietnam,” Sanders told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, who asked the senator what could happen to Biden and his reelection campaign. “[Former President] Lyndon Johnson in many respects was a very, very good president. Domestically he brought forth some major pieces of legislation. He...
  • 49th Anniversary of the fall of Saigon

    04/30/2024 4:57:26 AM PDT · by Hot Tabasco · 15 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 27, 2024 | John Gardner (Australian)
    Commemorating the 49th Anniversary of the fall of Saigon with the Vietnamese Veterans Association, members of South Australia’s veterans’ community, and the broader Vietnamese community.
  • What became of communism in Vietnam?

    04/23/2024 8:47:21 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 23 Apr, 2024 | Greg Young
    Rainer Zitelmann's book, How Nations Escape Poverty, is particularly interesting for American veterans who served as G.I.s in Vietnam or for those who may have lost their fathers or family members in the conflict. The irony of history is that the communists initially won — however, upon establishing their socialist regime across Vietnam, they came to realize what a huge mistake they had made. Today, young Vietnamese in particular admire the USA and capitalism, as Zitelmann’s book shows. He asked the Vietnamese which economic systems they admire and which they reject. According to the survey data, people in Vietnam have...
  • Ukraine will be America’s next Vietnam, Russia says after House passes massive aid bill

    04/21/2024 2:19:55 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 57 replies
    Nypost ^ | 04/21/2024 | Steve Janoski
    Ukraine will be a “humiliating fiasco” for America like Vietnam if Washington continues its muddied involvement, a Russian official said Sunday. Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova issued the scathing comment a day after US lawmakers in the House of Representatives green-lit a long-delayed $60 billion aid bill for Ukraine that will help the war-weary nation buy more advanced weapons and defense systems. “Washington’s deeper and deeper immersion in the hybrid war against Russia will turn into a loud and humiliating fiasco for the United States, such as Vietnam and Afghanistan,” Zakharova said, adding that it’s become clear the US...
  • It never leaves

    04/15/2024 9:25:55 AM PDT · by redcatcherb412 · 8 replies
    Its been 56 years and yet just the sound of these birds can get the adrenaline going and the pulse quickening. Slick driversIf you've never sat on the floor of a Huey holding on to the pilot seat frame as your slick was running balls out a hundred feet above the jungle headed into a hot firefight, door guns, mini guns and rocket pods blazing. Well, then at 18 years old you just never experienced one of the most intense adrenaline dumping events in your short life.
  • Vietnam Sentences Real Estate Tycoon Truong My Lan To Death In Its Largest-Ever Fraud Case: Massive Fraud Amounting To 3% Of GDP

    04/11/2024 9:27:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Huffington Post via AP ^ | 04/11/24 | ANIRUDDHA GHOSAL
    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Real estate tycoon Truong My Lan was sentenced Thursday to death by a court in Ho Chi Minh City in southern Vietnam in the country’s largest financial fraud case ever, state media Vietnam Net said. The 67-year-old chair of the real estate company Van Thinh Phat was formally charged with fraud amounting to $12.5 billion — nearly 3% of the country’s 2022 GDP. Lan illegally controlled Saigon Joint Stock Commercial Bank between 2012 and 2022 and allowed 2,500 loans that resulted in losses of $27 billion to the bank, reported state media VnExpress. The court asked...
  • Tucker Carlson: A Consistent Theme Of American Foreign Policy Is That It Is Always The Christians Who Suffer

    04/11/2024 9:16:40 AM PDT · by marcusmaximus · 59 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 4/11/2024 | Staff
    Tucker Carlson criticizes the United States foreign policy and the persecution of Christians in the world: TUCKER CARLSON: A consistent but almost never noted theme of American foreign policy is that it is always the Christians who suffer. When there's a war abroad that the United States is funding, it is Christians who tend to die disproportionately. And this goes back a long way, 60 years, really, to Vietnam, where Catholics in that country were massacred. But it's accelerated. So, for example, during the more than a decade the US government spent occupying Iraq, the Christian the ancient Christian community...
  • Truong My Lan: Vietnamese billionaire accused in multi-billion dollar bank fraud

    04/10/2024 8:07:45 PM PDT · by RandFan · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | April 10 | BBC
    It is the most spectacular trial ever held in Vietnam, befitting one of the greatest bank frauds the world has ever seen. Behind the stately yellow portico of the colonial-era courthouse in Ho Chi Minh City, a 67-year-old property developer stands accused of looting one of Vietnam's largest banks over a period of 11 years. The numbers involved are dizzying. Truong My Lan is charged with taking out $44bn (£35bn) in loans from the Saigon Commercial Bank. Prosecutors say $27bn may never be recovered. The habitually secretive communist authorities have been uncharacteristically forthright about this case, going into minute detail...
  • Biden: I Hope My Legacy Is I ‘Did What I Said’ — I Ran for Office to ‘Reduce the Prospect of War’ after Vietnam

    04/10/2024 6:00:38 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 36 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/10/2024 | IAN HANCHETT
    During an interview with Univision that took place last Wednesday and aired on Tuesday, President Joe Biden said that he hopes his legacy is that he kept his word and did what he said he would do and that the reason he ran for office “was to help the life of ordinary people and reduce the prospect of war and — because of Vietnam.” Interviewer Enrique Acevedo asked, “Do you think a lot about legacy, because we’re talking about over 50 years of public service, and, regardless of the outcome, this might be your last political campaign, you’ve done a...
  • Found the Memory of the Old Corps for our Marines

    04/03/2024 7:58:53 AM PDT · by Chainmail · 60 replies
    Old Marine Vu-Graph | 1965 | Unknown Marine
    Life in the Old Corps - but likely the same as the New Corps too
  • HCMC's metro latest plan: 7 trains to enter operation in July (Vietnam: HCMC / Saigon first metro line to open in two months)

    04/01/2024 5:52:05 AM PDT · by cba123 · 5 replies
    Vietnam Express ^ | today | Minh Nga
    The company that will operate HCMC’s metro line No.1 said in its newest plan that seven out of 17 trains on the line will enter service this July instead of waiting until the fourth quarter. The Urban Railway Company Limited No.1 HCMC, which was established by the city’s authorities in 2015 to operate line No.1, said Monday that the seven trains would be put into use from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. every day, as part to the first operational phase of the line from July 1 to Sept. 30. Each train will depart 10 minutes apart, according to Giao...
  • How Capitalism Beat Communism in Vietnam

    03/31/2024 9:10:57 AM PDT · by Twotone · 23 replies
    Reason ^ | May 2024 | Rainer Zitelmann
    Eight-year-old Phung Xuan Vu and his 10-year-old brother were responsible for fetching food for their family, which was in the constant grip of hunger. They were living in Vietnam in the 1980, so this required ration cards. One of the family's most important possessions was a booklet of vouchers for food. As the older child, Vu's brother took care of the booklet, knowing that if he lost it, the family would have nothing to eat. The vouchers inside were printed on waxy yellow tissue paper. They meant the difference between going hungry and having something to eat, although it was...
  • Was Vietnam worth the cost?

    03/30/2024 8:12:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 122 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/29/2024 | Charles Farlow
    Vietnam Veterans’ Day is annually observed on March 29. It commemorates the hardships suffered and sacrifices made by nine million Americans during the Vietnam War, and their families who supported them before, during, and after. Through the years I’ve done a great deal of research and introspection about the war, to understand the war’s pathology from beginning to end. I’ve returned to Vietnam twice for visits and research, and Vietnamese and American friends and veterans have provided their perspectives. The net result of these efforts yielded an unequivocal verdict: the war was a grave self-inflicted injury on our nation on...
  • Vietnam Veterans Day 2024

    03/29/2024 9:20:14 AM PDT · by Retain Mike · 4 replies
    Bing ^ | March 29, 2024 | Bing
    A few notes from the many articles.Commemorative events like wreath-laying ceremonies, speeches, and luncheons are held to mark the occasion at venues that include the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington DC, war veteran medical facilities, and military cemeteries.ALLEGHANY COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) - National Vietnam War Veterans’ Day is March 29. It’s been celebrated every year since 2017, when the Vietnam War Veterans Recognition Act was signed into law. WDBJ7 unpacks the importance of honoring those vets and how our hometowns are supporting them.Wesley Womelsdorf is a Vietnam veteran who said the war was a significant time in his life.Womelsdorf said...
  • SCS: Old battleground, new twist: Old battleground, new twist

    03/16/2024 9:28:24 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 3 replies
    The Pioneer ^ | Sunday, March 17, 2024 | Makhan Saikia
    The South China Sea has once again become a focal point of international attention following sudden clashes between coast guard vessels of the Philippines and China. As tensions rise, the involvement of global powers like the US and Japan adds further complexity to the situation, potentially pushing more nations to align against Beijing. Amid these escalating tensions, it becomes imperative for China to reconsider its assertive stance and respect the existing global order to avoid further international backlash The South China Sea (SCS) has once again come into focus following sudden skirmishes between the coast guard vessels of the Philippines...