Posts Tagged ‘Vietnam’

45 Years Ago, End of Vietnam War: Neoliberalism and “The Vietnam Model”. Who Won the Vietnam War?

Fifty five years ago, March 8 1965 marks the commencement of the Vietnam war. 30 April 1975 marks the official end of the Vietnam War.  Yet today, 45 year later Vietnam is an impoverished country.  The Hanoi government is a US proxy regime. Vietnam has become a new cheap labor frontier of the global economy. Neoliberalism […]

Millions Of Students Struck To End A War In Vietnam

Millions Of Students Struck To End A War In Vietnam Above photo: From Kent Social Movement. Fifty Years Ago This Spring. “Tin soldiers and Nixon’s coming, We’re finally on our own. This summer, I hear the drummin’ Four dead in O-hi-o…”                                 –“Ohio” (1970)          Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young President Richard M. Nixon prided himself on […]

Douglas Valentine Interview — How The COVID-19 Police State Was Born In Vietnam

By Whitney Webb, The Last American Vagabond Interview Transcript: Whitney: Today I am joined by the legendary author and researcher Doug Valentine, whose books, including The CIA as Organized Crime, among several others, are essential reading for understanding how covert and illegal intelligence operations have shaped, and continue to shape, conflict and policy in the […]

Vietnam Has Reported No Coronavirus Deaths – How?

Vietnam – a developing country that has a large land border with China and a population of 97 million people – has not reported a single death from coronavirus. As of April 21, the country had reported 268 cases of COVID-19, the disease associated with the new coronavirus, with more than 140 people making a […]

Vietnam War Started 55 Years Ago: Neoliberalism and “The Vietnam Model”. Who Won the Vietnam War?

Fifty five years ago, March 8 1965 marks the commencement of the Vietnam war. April 1975 marks the official end of the Vietnam War.  Yet today, almost 44 year later Vietnam is an impoverished country.  The Hanoi government is a US proxy regime. Vietnam has become a new cheap labor frontier of the global economy. Neoliberalism […]

Trump’s deal with the Afghan Taliban is Vietnam ‘peace with honor’ redux

The US has begun withdrawing combat troops from Afghanistan, initiating a process set forth in a peace agreement signed with the Taliban on February 29 which, if implemented, would see the number of forces in the country cut from about 13,000 to 8,600 over the next four and a half months and, if the conditions […]

Time to Bring the Troops Home: More Veterans Committed Suicide Last Decade Than Died in Vietnam

By Matt Agorist It is no secret that the leading cause of death among active duty troops deployed to the Middle East is not combat or accidents, or IEDs — it’s themselves. The Pentagon’s own statistics show that this is a crisis but it is being ignored. In 2019, according to the Department of Defense, […]

Severe storms leave 2 dead, thousands of homes damaged in Vietnam

   The Disaster Management Authority (DMA) in Vietnam reports that severe weather in the country since 02 March 2020 has left at least 2 people dead, 16 injured and thousands of homes damaged. Thunderstorms, heavy rain, strong winds and hail have affected the provinces of Yen Bai, Ha Giang, Tuyen Quang, Lai Chau, Lao Cai, […]

Vietnam Veteran’s Dying Wish Was to See His Beloved Yorkshire Terrier One Last Time

The connection some people have with their dogs is so pure and profound that it melts our hearts. In fact, every dog owner should love and take care of their furry palls the way this veteran did over the years. John Vincent of New Mexico is 69 and he still remembers vividly the day he […]

Mother of all ironies: US veterans are returning to Vietnam ‘for a better life’

Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia. For many Americans, those names invoke powerful memories and images of unspeakable violence, and perhaps the last places on earth to consider visiting. Yet not only are more US veterans and retirees visiting Southeast Asia, an increasing number have decided to call it home. The reason? Many point to affordable healthcare, cheap […]

From Vietnam to Afghanistan, All US Governments Lie

(CONVERSATION) — The Washington Post has, after more than two years of investigation, revealed that senior foreign policy officials in the White House, State and Defense departments have known for some time that the U.S. intervention in Afghanistan was failing. Interview transcripts from the Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction, obtained by the Post after many lawsuits, show […]

Why Does ‘Israel’ Think It Can Threaten Iran With Own Vietnam In Syria? — Uprootedpalestinians’s Blog

By Staff It has become crystal clear that the US and ‘Israel’ are not satisfied with the successive blows dealt to their tools in Syria, that’s one reason why they are inciting against the forces that are legally providing help to the Middle Eastern country. The United States, that was once defeated in Vietnam, is […] […]

Vietnam War fighting for opium

Vietnam War fighting for opium Reddit Email Print Australia saw the start of a heroin problem when soldiers brought the habit home from Vietnam. When Japanese forces occupied French Indochina in 1941, it was not entirely without French opposition. But for the most part it was close to business-as-usual for the French in Vietnam. Japan […]

One day in Vietnam with Gordon

Gordon’s mismatched duel with a crewed 50cal NVA machine gun and his M-16 by Jim W. Dean, VT Editor [ Editor’s Note: I like to run this every year, as it is a timeless piece and a reminder that some live to get old and tell their stories, and some do not. Gordon and I […]

Beautiful, silvery ‘mouse deer’ rediscovered in Vietnam after no sightings for almost 30yrs

There had been no confirmed sightings of the silver-backed chevrotain or ‘mouse deer’ since 1990. But Vietnamese biologist An Nguyen along with colleagues Barney Long and Andrew Tilker refused to give up on the ungulate from the species, Tragulus versicolor. The mouse deer boast two-tone coloration and grey hairs tipped with white and are about […]

Syria: The Biggest US Defeat Since Vietnam

Syria: The Biggest US Defeat Since Vietnam Above Photo: Ethnic groups in the Balkans and Asia Minor, early 20th Century, Historical Atlas, 1911. What is happening in Syria, following yet another Russia-brokered deal, is a massive geopolitical game-changer. I’ve tried to summarize it in a single paragraph this way:  “It’s a quadruple win. The U.S. performs a face […]

Al-Houthi calls on US to ‘learn from Vietnam’ as US announces deployment in Saudi Arabia

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Vietnam calls in Russian experts to help preserve Ho Chi Minh’s body

Ho’s body was first embalmed after his death, almost 50 years ago, and resides in a glass coffin in a Hanoi mausoleum where it attracts thousands of visitors each year. Also on rt.com ‘Doctors helped me survive; God helped me live on’: Napalm girl on life since iconic photo A special council of Vietnamese and […]

Why Venezuela Is The Vietnam Of Our Time

Why Venezuela Is The Vietnam Of Our Time Above Photo: Workers from Venezuela’s state oil company, PDVSA, participate in an anti-imperialist march  to support Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, in front of the Miraflores Presidential Palace in Caracas, Venezuela on January 31, 2019.  The US slapped sanctions on Venezuela’s state oil company PDVSA in an attempt […]

Chinese Exporters Dodge US Tariffs With Fake ‘Made In Vietnam’ Tags

Chinese exporters who are hoping to evade tariffs as high as 25% on some of their goods are hoping to capitalize on the explosion of exports from Vietnam to the US – and not by simply and legally routing their products through Vietnam as a legal transshipment point, but by masking their true origins, provoking fears […]

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