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The American Retreat from Vietnam

Tales of the American Empire | June 18, 2020

Supporters of the American empire proclaim the U.S. military invincible unless stabbed in the back by politicians. They say the US military won the war in Vietnam, but claim victory was lost after politicians cut off aid to South Vietnam. This is fake history. The Vietnam war was lost by 1963 after the CIA failed to establish a new nation that became known as South Vietnam. The arrival of American troops prevented a defeat, but only caused more death and destruction until they left.

Soon after the Americans departed, the fragile, corrupt puppet regime of South Vietnam collapsed. After this retreat, supporters of the American empire began to spread lies that South Vietnam collapsed in 1975 only because Democrats in Congress cut military aid. This deception begins with the half-truth that the 1968 Tet Offensive was a major defeat for the Vietnamese. This was true on the tactical level but it was a strategic disaster for the US military.

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Related Tale: “The Illusion Called South Vietnam”; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0B9BM…

“MACV The Joint Command in the Years of Withdrawal 1968-1973; Graham A. Cosmas; US Army Center for Military History: https://history.army.mil/html/books/0…

“Vast Aid From U.S. Backs Saigon in Continuing War”; David Simpler; New York Times; Feb. 25, 1974; https://www.nytimes.com/1974/02/25/ar…

“Why Vietnam Was Unwinnable”; Kevin Boylan; New York Times; Aug. 22, 2017; https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/22/op…

“The Myth That Congress Cut Off Funding for South Vietnam”; Ken Hughes; Fatal Politics; April 28, 2010; https://historynewsnetwork.org/articl…

“Fatal Politics”; Historical videos by Ken Hughes proving needed aid was provided; http://www.fatalpolitics.com/videos/

June 20, 2020 - Posted by | Illegal Occupation, Militarism, Timeless or most popular, Video | ,

6 Comments »

  1. Lots to watch/read/contemplate here. I was able only to read Boylan’s 2017 NYT commentary; it’s very good. My only quibble is that he refers to the “Vietnam War.” I learned a few years ago, and will not forget, that for the Vietnamese people the “Vietnam War” was in fact the “American War On Vietnam.” I was directly but not on-the-ground involved from 1963-7….

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    Comment by roberthstiver | June 21, 2020 | Reply

  2. “Let us understand: North Vietnam cannot defeat or humiliate the USA. Only Americans can do it”………Richard Nixon….Nov 3. 1969.(and how right he was).

    “We fought a Military War; our opponents fought a political one. We sought physical attrition; our opponents aimed at our psychological exhaustion. In the process, we lost sight of one of the Cardinal maxims of Guerilla War, The guerilla wins if he doesn’t lose The Conventional Army loses if it doesn’t win.
    The North Vietnamese used their armed forces the way a Bullfighter uses his cape, to keep us lunging into areas of marginal political importance”……..Henry Kissinger

    Henry Kissinger was(inexplicably) awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, jointly with the Vietnamese general Le Duc To, when the American forces fled back to the USA. Kissinger accepted his(and the money that goes with it) while Le Duc To refused his.
    I imagine that the Afghans have used the same tactics, with the USA now in “Peace Talks” with the Taliban.

    So Much waste of Life, time and at horrendous cost to the American Tax payers(but not the American arms manufacturers who use Tax Havens to avoid their financial responsibilities the the USA).

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | June 21, 2020 | Reply

    • “I refuse to believe that a little fourth rate power like North Vietnam does not have a Breaking Point”…….Henry Kissinger…..Paris Peace Talks September 1970.
      Henry Kissinger….WAR CRIMINAL.

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      Comment by brianharryaustralia | June 21, 2020 | Reply

      • Thanks, Brian. Somehow, that = typical Zionist-speak to me…arrogance unbridled, humility nowhere on display, humanity left at the door.

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        Comment by roberthstiver | June 21, 2020 | Reply

        • The problem for American people is, the Zionists in the USA Govt couldn’t care less about the young men(and now women) that they send into war zones. 58,600 died and over 260,000? were injured in Vietnam, fighting for a BIG FAT Lie.

          “You can always hear the people who are willing to sacrifice somebody else’s life. They’re plenty loud and they talk all the time. You can find them in Churches and Schools and Newspapers and Legislatures and Congress. That’s their business.
          They sound wonderful. “Death before dishonour”. “This ground, sanctified in blood”. “These men who died gloriously”, “They shall not have died in vain”, “Our Noble Dead”………Dalton Trombo.

          It’s enough to make you Puke your guts up!

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          Comment by brianharryaustralia | June 21, 2020 | Reply

  3. “Military men are just dumb, stupid animals, to be used as pawns in Foreign Policy”……….Henry(War Criminal)Kissinger.

    My 19 year old brother had to fight in Vietnam(with the Australian Army), Thank God he came home in one piece.
    The U.S. Army withdrew from Vietnam, finally, because American soldiers were “Fragging” their Superior Officers. Morale was destroyed, in the end.

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    Comment by brianharryaustralia | June 21, 2020 | Reply


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