Fox News Channel has just reported
that “in his 1985 memoir about the [Vietnam] war, communist Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap wrote that if it weren’t for organizations
like Kerry’s Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Hanoi would have surrendered to the United States.” This
is not the first time Vietnamese communist leaders have credited the anti-War movement in the United States with bolstering
the formers determination to stay the course.
In our “Aid and Comfort”: Jane Fonda in North Vietnam,
we wrote that “Fonda’s trip to Hanoi sent a message not only to the American public, but to the North Vietnamese
as well.” Here is an exchange between The Wall Street Journal and Col. Bui Tin, a dedicated Communist cadre
for most of his life, and one of the first officers of the North Vietnamese army to enter Saigon on the day it fell.
Q: Was the American antiwar movement important to Hanoi’s victory?
A: It was essential to our strategy. Support for the war from our
rear [from China] was completely secure while the American rear was vulnerable. Every
day our leadership would listen to world news over the radio at 9 a.m. to follow the growth of the American antiwar movement.
Visits to Hanoi by people like Jane Fonda . . . gave us confidence that we should hold on in the face of battlefield
reverses. We were elated when Jane Fonda . . . said at a press conference that she was ashamed of American actions in
the war and that she would struggle along with us. (Emphasis added).
In his book, Giap clearly indicated that NVA troops were without sufficient supplies, and had been continually
defeated time and again.
By 1968, NVA morale was at it's lowest point ever. The plans for "Tet" '68 was their last desperate attempt
to achieve a success, in an effort to boost the NVA morale. When it was over, General Giap and the NVA viewed the Tet '68
offensive as a failure, they were on their knees and had prepared to negotiate a surrender.
At that time, there were fewer than 10,000 U.S. casualties, the Vietnam War was about to end, as the NVA was
prepared to accept their defeat. Then, they heard Walter Cronkite (former CBS News anchor and correspondent) on TV proclaiming
the success of the Tet '68 offensive by the communist NVA. They were completely and totally amazed at hearing that the US
Embassy had been overrun. In reality, The NVA had not gained access to the Embassy--there were some VC who had been killed
on the grassy lawn, but they hadn't gained access. Further reports indicated the riots and protesting on the streets of America.
According to Giap, these distorted reports were inspirational to the NVA. They changed their plans from a
negotiated surrender and decided instead, they only needed to persevere for one more hour, day, week, month, eventually the
protesters in American would help them to achieve a victory they knew they could not win on the battlefield. Remember, this
decision was made at a time when the U.S. casualties were fewer than 10,000, at the end of 1967, beginning of 1968.
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Absolutely True Story About Senator
Words of Captain Donald L.
Nelson, JAG corps USN ret: I was on active duty as a U.S. Navy JAG, when all of this was going on 25 to
30 years ago, and so was Mark F. Sullivan, who at all relevant times was the personal JAG to J. William Middendorf, then the
Secretary of the Navy.
We are trying to
break this absolutely true story nationwide, i.e., Fox News, C-Span, and hopefully the major networks. We are
positive that John Kerry was one of those dishonorably dismissed from the Navy for collaborating with the Viet Cong after
he was released from active duty, but still in the Navy and for a totally unauthorized trip to Paris. John Kerry later
got an "honorable" separation in 1978, some 12 years after joining the Navy, under President Carter's "Amnesty Program" for
draft dodgers, and other malcontents, who fled to Canada and Holland, among other places, to avoid military service
to our country.
is why John Kerry has refused, and continues to refuse, to release all of his Navy records: they reflect that he was Dishonorably
Dismissed from the United States Naval Service. If they do not (which they do) he would have released them to the public.
Again, he has not done so, because he well knows that the truth would kill his challenge to President Bush. If
you would like to talk with me, I may be reached at telephone number (925) 964-0943 in Danville, California, or at DLNelsonSF@msn.com . Contact information for CAPT Sullivan
L. NELSON CAPT, JAGC, USNR (Ret.)
Mark F. Sullivan
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"How do you ask a man to be the last man to
die for a mistake?"
April 22, 1971
- At the time of his statements
before the United States Congress, television news reporters and cameras, and Vietnamese Communist Negotiators in Paris,
France, John Kerry was still in the United States Navy.
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John Kerry destroyed the morale of many troops
in the field during the Vietnam War, and he is doing it again.
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Jack, 19 George, 18
Webmaster Jack Cunningham
(Sussex, NJ) and George Dros (Cooperstown, NY) are sitting at a table in a Duc Duc Refugee Village peasant hut, near the village's
market place. The two, young United States Marines are members of CAP Team 2-9-2. (CAP Teams were composed
of about 8 to 13 Americans, who lived and served 24/7 in Vietnamese peasant-farming villages. The Duc Duc
Refugee Village was composed of about 2,000 homes.)
In the above picture, Jack's and George's eyes were
shut, because of complete exhaustion. It was July 1970. At the time this picture was taken, the Americans in Duc
Duc were not sure whether the CAP Unit would be pulled out of the village or whether it would be wiped out. We were
experiencing heavy combat. Intelligence reports were coming in daily that the Communists wanted to punish the village
while the Americans were still there.
By wiping out
CAP 2-9-2, the terrorists hoped to leave an example to other CAP Villages. With alerts at the highest level, night ambush
responsibilities were 100% watch throughout the night. With two long patrols a day going outside the village, it didn't
leave much time for the eight or so Americans to sleep.
Around the day this
picture was taken, an intelligence report came in from the 1st Marine Division Headquarters in Da Nang that the high Communist
Command wanted to speed up President Nixon's troop pullout from Vietnam. They wanted to embarrass the Americans on a
wide-scale and influence the American People into pressuring a faster troop pullout. Their plan called for wiping out
the Fifth Marines at An Hoa. It was going to involve thousands of Communist Forces. The Village of Duc Duc was
on the large Marine Base's perimeter and was said to be the main route for the Communist attack. Our orders that night
in July 1970 was to set up in the most well protected position. Our Cap Unit was expected to try and hold off the Communist
drive off as long as possible. We were expected to serve as a warning or trip wire (Queens Gambit) for the Fifth Marines.
Months after Jack and George pulled out of the
village of Duc Duc, the Vietnamese communists punished the peasant village by burning it to the ground. Hundreds of
civilian men, women and children were killed, wounded and reported missing. Two thousands homes were reduced to ashes.
The blaze could be seen from twenty-five (25) miles away in Da Nang. It was the light of the blaze that guided United
States Marines helicopters to the scene.
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from the Duc Duc Refugee Village.
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The boy with Jack is the Marine's village boy. These village boys would run errands, cook C-Rations,
clean up-after, massage tense muscles and serve as interpreters for the Marines. Usually, each Marine had their own
boy to help him around the village.
Many times, adult peasants of Duc Duc would supply these boys with intelligence information of planned
terrorist attacks on the village. Supplying these intelligence reports on terrorist movements and plans may have
been the reason why the Duc Duc Refugee Village was later burned to ashes.
A month after the above picture was taken, the boy lost both of his parents in a terrorist rocket attack
on their area of the Duc Duc Refugee Village. After his parents were killed, the boy moved to a relative's
home closer to the City of Da Nang; which in the long run saved his life the night of the Duc Duc Massacre.
Former CAP Marine and
webmaster Jack Cunningham and his wife, Joan