On Wed, 6 Mar 2013 05:26:31 -0800 (PST), " email@example.com"
>> > Jane Fonda consorts with the Viet Cong soldiers and is excoraited,
>> > hated, depsised, ostrisized, &tc.
>> > Dennis Rodman consorts with the "Supreme Leader" of Noth Korea" and
>> > ..... and .... and .... "eh".
>> > Phuck Shit Fat will attempt to hurt us far more than the Viet Cong.
>> Nothing in the last 30 years suggests the Viet Cong have any desire
>> to hurt Americans, and possibly not in 1965, when they wanted mainly
>> to drive the foreigners out of their country.
>The real goal was to impose communism on South Vietnam, strip
>people of their property and human rights, imprison them so
>they could not leave. Seems all those people fleeing on every
>boat they could find to get away knew the Viet Cong better than
>And as for it being "their country", many of the Viet Cong were
>not even recruited from South Vietnam. They came from and
>were trained by North Vietnam,
Not too much disagreement with much of your post but:
Both he south and the north viewed the country as one country, didn't
they, to be reuinited as soon as possible.
The US too iiuc would have been happy to see them reuinited if the VC
were gone and communists were sufficiently weak.
>who again, was determined to
>take over South Vietnam and impose their communist govt on
>it. During the war, did you see any South Vietnamese fleeing
>to North Vietnam? Given communist govts track records around
>the world, that fear was well founded.
>And then there is the little matter of the Viet Cong fighting not
>just in South Vietnam, but also in Cambodia on the side of the
>Khmer Rouge. Was Cambodia their country too? And we all
>know the genocide that went on there when they won. It was
>on a scale not seen since Hitler.
>Finally, the whole premise is wrong, because Jane Fonda
>went to North Vietnam. She wasn't in South Vietnam with the
>Viet Cong. That anti-aircraft gun she was sitting in was manned
>by North Vietnam's regular army.
>> After that had been done,
>> they welcomed foreigners back as tourists with hard currency.
>> Don Phillipson
>> Carlsbad Springs
>> (Ottawa, Canada)