Bàn tay tình báo nước ngoài trong vụ di cư 1954

VN Youtuber – Xuất bản 18 thg 3, 2017

Ngày nay trên nhiều trang mạng, người ta cố tìm cách lý giải sự kiện giáo dân miền Bắc di cư vào miền Nam Việt Nam như là một sự kiện để chứng tỏ là chính quyền Việt Minh tàn nhẫn độc ác. Thế nhưng thực chất sự kiện này có bàn tay của tình báo nước ngoài tác động

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Remembering Đinh Tôn: 50 years later

Update: June, 16/2018 – 09:00 vietnamnews

Đinh Tôn.

Viet Nam News By Thomas Eugene Wilber

It began in Thọ Xuân District, Thanh Hóa Province, Việt Nam

At about 4pm local time on Sunday, the sixteenth day of June 1968, air force Captain Đinh Tôn and his wingman, Captain Nguyễn Tiến Sâm, taxied their MiG-21single seat fighter jets to the northwest end of Thọ Xuân airbase and lined up to take off. Completing final checks and accelerating to a normal launch transition, they climbed to about 300 metres altitude, banking to the right and heading south at a speed of 800 kilometres per hour. Continue reading “Remembering Đinh Tôn: 50 years later”

Nữ du kích Bảy Mô

TĐH: Tình cờ hôm nay mình mới biết câu chuyện của nữ du kích Bảy Mô trên mạng. Có lẽ nhiều bạn đã biết rồi. Mình vốn đã khâm phục các nữ chiến binh. Câu chuyện đậm tình người lại làm mình thêm cảm động. Thêm vào đó nữ anh hùng này sau khi ra khỏi quân đội thì về sống cực khổ ở Tây Ninh, quê vợ của mình. Và Củ Chi là huyện rìa của Sài Gòn, cách nhà mình không xa. Mọi địa danh đều rất quen thuộc. Cuốn sách “The Tunnel of Cu Chi” nhắc đến người nữ du kích này là một cuốn sách về Chiến tranh Việt Mỹ rất nổi tiếng ở Mỹ.

Câu chuyện này còn nói lên một điểm lịch sử và chiến lược quan trọng: Những chiến binh du kích ở Miền Nam, sinh ra, lớn lên và chiến đấu như là cuộc sống tự nhiên – đời cha chiến đấu chống Pháp, đời con chiến đấu chống Mỹ. Chẳng ai bắt vào lính, chẳng ai tuyển mộ, chẳng ai bắt làm gì cả. Lớn lên là tự động chiến đấu như hít thở. Đây chính là điều các chiến lược gia Mỹ và VNCH chẳng hề biết. Đi lính như một nghĩa vụ phải làm là một chuyện. Tự nhiên mà chiến đấu, là chiến binh mà không “đi lính”, là một chuyện khác — chiến đấu tự nhiên như hít thở của cuộc sống, đó là nguồn sức mạnh vượt trên cả phi thường, đứng trên phương diện chiến lược mà nói.

Dưới đây là một clip về câu chuyện Bảy Mô, một series 3 clips nói chuyện với Bảy Mô, một clip về các nữ du kích Củ Chi (bây giờ đã là bà nội bà ngoại), và một bài báo.

Nữ Anh Hùng VN Siêu Đẳng Có Tấm Lòng Bồ Tát Tha Mạng Cho Lính Mỹ Vì Họ Khóc Khoe Ảnh Vợ Con

Continue reading “Nữ du kích Bảy Mô”

Remembering Agent Orange this Earth Day

The legacy of Agent Orange/dioxin continues to impact our veterans and the Vietnamese.  Since 1991, scientists at the United States Institute of Medicine have shown dioxin to be a risk factor in a growing number of illnesses and birth defects, and their research is corroborated by the work of Vietnamese scientists. Continue reading “Remembering Agent Orange this Earth Day”

War-ravaged Vietnamese province receives $10 mil from Norway for mine clearance

VNExpress By Vu Minh   April 18, 2018 | 05:02 pm GMT+7

War-ravaged Vietnamese province receives $10 mil from Norway for mine clearance

Unexploded ordnance are found in Vietnam’s central province of Quang Tri. Photo by VnExpress/Quang Ha

The Norwegian People’s Aid has already helped remove 70,000 tons of unexploded ordnance from Quang Tri Province.

Vietnam’s central province of Quang Tri has received $10 million from a Norwegian organization to help clear unexploded ordnance.

The deal with Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) was signed on Wednesday and will sponsor a project expected to run until 2022, Vietnam News Agency reported.

Vietnam is one of the most heavily contaminated countries in the world when it comes to explosives. Between 1945 and 1975, during two wars with French and American invaders, more than 15 million tons of explosives were dropped on Vietnam; four times higher than the amount unleashed during World War II.

Continue reading “War-ravaged Vietnamese province receives $10 mil from Norway for mine clearance”

Rev. James Swarts: Remarks at Spring Action 2018

Rev. James Swarts, President of the Rochester chapter of Veterans For Peace, was a member of the VFP tour group which traveled Viet Nam for 18 days recently, with stops in Ha Noi, the former DMZ and Khe Sanh, Da Nang, My Lai (on the 50th anniversary of the massacre there), and Sai Gon.

Statements by Pres. Donald Trump and U.S. government (and British and French) officials to justify American military actions in Syria are painful reminders not only of lies we were told about Viet Nam a half century ago. We heard echoes of those same lies regarding Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria, and many other places in the world that are now much worse off after our military actions — actions that were illegal, no matter how we try to parse the meanings of the documents and international agreements that we signed. Continue reading “Rev. James Swarts: Remarks at Spring Action 2018”

U.S. seeks to deport thousands of Vietnamese protected by treaty: former ambassador

April 12, 2018 / 2:28 AM / Updated 11 hours ago

HO CHI MINH CITY (Reuters) – The United States is seeking to send thousands of immigrants from Vietnam back to the communist-ruled country despite a bilateral agreement that should protect most from deportation, according to Washington’s former ambassador to Hanoi.

U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam, Ted Osius, speaks during a news conference in Hanoi, Vietnam November 2, 2017. Picture taken November 2,2017. REUTERS/Kham

A “small number” of people protected by the agreement have already been sent back, the former ambassador, Ted Osius, told Reuters in an interview.

Osius said that many of the targeted immigrants were supporters of the now defunct U.S.-backed state of South Vietnam, and Hanoi would see them as destabilizing elements. Continue reading “U.S. seeks to deport thousands of Vietnamese protected by treaty: former ambassador”

Why American soldiers were on front lines of anti-Vietnam-war movement

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Ho Chi Minh City exhibition recalls how American GIs organised protests, published underground newspapers and served jail time in their efforts to bring peace to Southeast Asia

By Gary Jones

The stereotypical image of the Vietnam war veteran, returning to the United States after an arduous tour of duty, only to be spat upon and cursed as a murderer by sneering, long-haired peace protesters, is seared into the American psyche like a scar from a white-hot burst of napalm. The accepted belief is that weary veterans trudged home to be condemned, cold-shouldered, even physically assaulted – simply for doing their duty to their country. Continue reading “Why American soldiers were on front lines of anti-Vietnam-war movement”

Re-education in Unliberated Vietnam: Loneliness, Suffering and Death

Re-education in Unliberated Vietnam: Loneliness, Suffering and Death – by Ginetta Sagan and Stephen Denney [1982]

Note: The following article was published in The Indochina Newsletter, a newsletter I edited at the time, October-November 1982. Much has changed in the 16 years since this article was written. So far as is known all of the former South Vietnam government officials and officers have been released from the re-education camps and many have been allowed to emigrate to the U.S. under a special program, called Humanitarian Operation. But many of former prisoners have experienced various problems resulting from their long term incarceration under difficult conditions. I hope this article might be of historical interest in understanding what these prisoners have experienced; and also in understanding conditions of imprisonment endured by those dissidents and others still detained in Vietnam. – Steve Denney [1998]

THE INDOCHINA NEWSLETTER
October-November 1982

Re-education in Unliberated Vietnam: Loneliness, Suffering and Death

by Ginetta Sagan and Stephen Denney

(Editor’s Note: The following article is part of a preliminary draft of a report that will be issued later this year on human rights in Vietnam. The report is prepared for the Aurora Foundation, of which Ginetta Sagan is the Executive Director. Mrs. Sagan is a well-known human rights activist who interviewed over 200 former prisoners from Vietnam in preparation for this report. Details of the interviews will be brought out in fuller detail when the report is issued.)

Ten years ago, demonstrations were held around the world to protest political repression and imprisonment in South Vietnam. Seven years ago, Communist forces completed their conquest of South Vietnam. In June of 1975, the new regime ordered hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese to report to authorities for « re-education ». Many are still held in the camps today, but the world is mostly silent on their plight.

« Re-education » means different things to different people. To the Hanoi regime and its more vocal defenders abroad, re-education is seen as a very positive way to integrate the former enemy into the new society. It is, according to Communist leaders of Vietnam, an act of mercy, since those in the camps deserve the death penalty or life imprisonment.(1). The former prisoners, on the other hand, see re-education from quite a different perspective. Continue reading “Re-education in Unliberated Vietnam: Loneliness, Suffering and Death”

Hồ Sơ Mật Dinh Độc Lập – Nguyễn Tiến Hưng (audio book)

Nguyễn Tiến Hưng (sinh 1935) là một tiến sĩ kinh tế, nguyên là Tổng trưởng Kế hoạch của Chính phủ Việt Nam Cộng hòa kiêm cố vấn của tổng thống Nguyễn Văn Thiệu, hiện là giáo sư về hưu của Đại học Howard (Washington, D.C., Hoa Kỳ).

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The 1968 “Hue Massacre”

by D. Gareth Porter
“Indochina Chronicle,” #33, June 24, 1974

Six years after the stunning communist Tet Offensive of 1968, one of the enduring myths of the Second Indochina War remains essentially unchallenged: the communist “massacre” at Hue. The official version of what happened in Hue has been that the National Liberation Front (NLF) and the North Vietnamese deliberately and systematically murdered not only responsible officials but religious figures, the educated elite and ordinary people, and that burial sites later found yielded some 3,000 bodies, the largest portion of the total of more than 4,700 victims of communist execution.

Although there is still much that is not known about what happened in Hue, there is sufficient evidence to conclude that the story conveyed to the American public by the South Vietnamese and American propaganda agencies bore little resemblance to the truth, but was, on the contrary, the result of a political warfare campaign by the Saigon government, embellished by the U.S. government and accepted uncritically by the U.S. press. A careful study of the official story of the Hue “massacre” on the one hand, and of the evidence from independent or anti-communist sources on the other, provides a revealing glimpse into efforts by the U.S. press to keep alive fears of a massive “bloodbath.”1 It is a myth which has served the U.S. administration interests well in the past, and continues to influence public attitudes deeply today. Continue reading “The 1968 “Hue Massacre””