There is no honor in this war, there should be no pensions rewarded for doing this or Victorian Crosses...
Shame, nothing but deep, indelible shame everlasting...
Vietnamese killed 3000000
Americans killed 58000
52 Vietnamese killed for every American
Population of Vietnam in 1966 38 million. Approximate number of injuries of the population 21-24 million over the course of the war.
Vietnam is the size of Arizona
6.5 million tons of bombs were dropped on Vietnam
25 million acres of forest destroyed
10,000 hamlets destroyed
11.2 million gallons of Agent orange
400,000 tons of napalm
15 million refugees
For every Vietnamese death Americans dropped over 2 pounds of bombs.
After the war unexploded munitions remained. Dioxin remained.. herbicides remained.
This was not in any way mutual destruction. This was not a fair fight. This was was definitely not a defeat for America it was instead an unqualified success. A most successful genocide, eclipsed only by Germany in WW2. Just killing mostly primitive people in their bamboo homes and burning town after town after town. Done from the safety of the air by sparky high-heeled American boys named McCain who joined to win the love and respect of his father and grandfather and to impress the girls...and this was while only one in 4 thought it was horrid. Four dead in Ohio.
“While claiming to be the champion of freedom and self-determination, the
United States waged a brutal and bloody war on the people of a small country,
both ally and enemy alike, to warn them of the perils of self-determination,
be it nationalist or socialist. Rather than allow the Vietnamese to choose their
own political system, government and social organization, the United States
tried to violently force its preferred system on a people who were not receptive
The preceding paragraph along with statistics was published on Monday, April 17, 2000 in Commondreams:
“25 Years After End Of Vietnam War:
Myths Keep Us From Coming To Terms
by Bob Buzzanco
sounds dreadfully familiar...there is no honor or glory in this...Join to stop the madness Vietnam Vets Against War.
"The "support the troops" symbolism also comes with a hidden agenda, a subtext that is about the anti-war movement. Understandably, the war brings a lot of emotion to the surface and some of that feeling stems from frustration with the economy, a sense of helplessness in the face of large-scale social and technological change, and fear that cherished American values are being lost. For some people, the real war is the war at home and the enemy coalition comes bundled for them in the anti-war movement. The redirection of their legitimate anger about the deteriorating quality of life in America onto peace activists is shortsighted scapegoating that won't solve problems." -Jerry Lembcke