Sunday, March 2, 2008

American Terrorism and Genocide of the Vietnamese People, 1945-1974

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The war criminals of the United States Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force murdered three million people in Vietnam, in countless places like My Lai. Most of the victims were women and children.

The CIA even had an official program of state terrorism in Vietnam, known as "Operation Phoenix" or the "Phoenix Program". Through the Phoenix Program, hundreds of thousands of people were tortured to death in provincial "interrogation centers" all over Vietnam. These torture centers were built specifically for that purpose by the United States. Women were always raped as part of the torture before being murdered. The large-scale terrorism, rape and mass-murder throughout the countryside was the collective policy of the CIA, the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Marines and the U.S. Navy. The My Lai massacre itself was an operation of the Phoenix Program.

Origins of the American genocide in Vietnam

The American genocide of the Vietnamese people had it's origins immediately following World War II. America supported France in its attempt to regain its bloody colonial rulership over all Southeast Asia.

In addition to allying itself with the colonial oppressors of the Vietnamese people, America actually joined forces with those who had collaborated with the Japanese! And who was the new enemy? Ho Chi Minh and his followers, the Viet Minh — who had worked closely with America and the Allied war effort against the Japanese. The Viet Minh had even rescued downed American pilots of the U.S. Fourteenth Air Force.

But that counted for nothing with the plutocrats of the United States Corporate Mafia Government. This classic American backstabbing of a former ally set the tone for the appalling nightmare in Southeast Asia that would overwhelm the next 35 years.

Ho Chi Minh was betrayed by the U.S. Corporate Mafia Government because they simplistically labeled him a "Communist."

However the truth was that initially, Ho Chi Minh actually admired all things "American"! During the war against the Japanese he had misjudged the true nature of America's ruling plutocracy. Like millions of misinformed people around the world, he naively assumed that America was "the champion of democracy." Perhaps he had no way of knowing any better at that time, but he believed America's propaganda — that it stood for human values higher than ruthless self-interest.

With astonishing political naiveté Ho Chi Minh actually wrote many letters to President Truman and the State Department — asking for America's help in liberating Vietnam from the French!

He even drafted a "Vietnamese declaration of independence," modeling it on the American version, and beginning it with the words: "All men are created equal. They are endowed by their Creator with..."

One can imagine the evil laughter that must have echoed through the halls of the U.S. State Department.

Ho Chi Minh, and all the Vietnamese people, discovered America's true nature the hard way.

"I would like to say that several months ago in Detroit we had an investigation at which over 150 honorably discharged veterans testified to war crimes committed in Southeast Asia. They told stories that at times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in a fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam, in addition to the normal ravage of war and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country."

— John Kerry

Navy lieutenant, leader of Vietnam Veterans Against the War
in testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee

U.S. Army atrocities and
Green Beret torture techniques

During the Kennedy and Johnson administrations the number of murderous U.S. military personnel invading Vietnam jumped from 23,000 in 1963 to 184,000 in 1966. They reached their peak during Dickhead Nixon's presidency in 1969, with 542,000 American soldiers fighting the Viet Cong.

But that's not all they were doing.

Too many of "our boys" committed sadistic crimes against humanity. American soldiers tortured prisoners. American soldiers sodomized, raped and murdered women and girls. American soldiers slaughtered entire villages of civilian men, women, children — even infants — in many, many places like My Lai and Thanh Phong.

From "Rogue State: A Guide to the World's Only Superpower"
by William Blum:

The Green Berets taught its members who were slated for duty in Vietnam in the 1960s how to use torture as part of an interrogation.

The notorious Operation Phoenix, set up by the CIA to wipe out the Vietcong infrastructure, subjected suspects to torture such as:

electric shock to the genitals of both men and women

insertion into the ear of a six-inch dowel, which was tapped through the brain until the victim died

suspects were also thrown out of airborne helicopters to persuade the more important suspects to talk, although this should probably be categorized as murder of the ones thrown out, and a form of torture for those not.

In violation of the Geneva Convention, the US turned prisoners over to their South Vietnamese allies in full knowledge that they would be tortured, American military personnel often being present during the torture.

The slaughter begins in earnest

Meaning genocidal business, the United States Air Force launched the "Rolling Thunder" air assault on the people of Vietnam in 1964. This assault alone dropped more bombs on the little country than were used in all of World War II.

During the next five years, unknown hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese civilian men, women and children were butchered and burned alive by United States Air Force bomber crews. Vietnam was pounded with the equivalent of 22 tons of explosives for every square mile of territory.

That's 300 pounds of high explosive for every man, woman and child.

During 13 years of America's cruel war against the people of Vietnam eight million TONS of bombs (like Napalm and cluster bombs

) and defoliants (Agent Orange) were dropped in total — and at least 3 MILLION Vietnamese people were slaughtered.

Most Americans cannot possibly even comprehend what that means.

Only those Americans who are holocaust survivors of the Jewish (6 MILLION), Serbian (1 MILLION) and Russian-Ukranian (20 MILLION) holocausts of WWII at the hands of the Germans and Croatians, or who have family stories about the American Indian Holocaust (90 MILLION), or the Armenian (2 MILLION), Greek (1 MILLION) and Assyrian (hundreds of thousands) holocausts in the 1920s and 1930s at the hands of the Turks, Iraqis and Kurds — only Americans such as those can possibly comprehend what Southeast Asians went through at the hands of the U.S. military.


Along with the Indian Holocaust, the Vietnamese Holocaust ranks America right down there in the pits of hell — with such fine company as the German Nazis, the Croatian Ustashi, the Japanese military, the Turkish military, the sadistic Conquistadors, the Mongols, the Romans and all such genocidal monsters.

The vast majority of Americans have absolutely nothing in their experience to compare it to. But it was happening in our lifetimes, for anybody over the age of 27. The only decent human beings in America were those who spoke out against this monstrous evil. And those people who were courageous enough to march in the streets were rewarded with beatings by the dirty pigs and cold-blooded murder by the FBI and the National Guard.

Meanwhile patriotic, racist Americans continued to live their so-called "normal" lives, thoroughly indifferent to the bloody slaughter being carried out in their names, slobbering over their steaks and watching TV, playing golf and going to parties while Vietnamese children were BURNED ALIVE in their villages by OUR goddamned pilots, countless Vietnamese civilian women were brutally raped and whole families were machine-gunned to death by OUR goddamned soldiers.

It wasn't just the demonic Nazis who committed genocide. Our own evil American government and military have committed genocide too. By the MILLIONS.

And the overwhelming majority of the victims were helpless, innocent civilian people.

Civilian men. Women. Children.

See the story of My Lai for an example of our heroic American soldiers on the job — murdering Vietnamese babies and raping Vietnamese girls to make the world safe for corporations like Coca Cola and Standard Oil.

After the slaughter... disease and more death

Thanks to racist American arrogance, self-righteousness and indifference, the Vietnamese people have continued to suffer. In 1985 it was estimated that fully one-third of the Vietnam was a toxic wasteland, thanks to the U.S. Air Force use of chemical defoliants like Agent Orange. All of this left Vietnam impoverished, the land severely polluted and covered with deadly cluster bombs — and the people psychologically traumatized. Thirty years of genocidal war were then followed by almost 20 years of a U.S.-led embargo.

In the years since the murdering, raping U.S. soldiers, Navy SEALS and airmen were finally defeated and kicked ignominiously out of Vietnam, America's evil legacy has continued. Agent Orange has led to large-scale birth defects in succeeding generations of Vietnamese people and hundreds of thousands of cancer deaths among those the who were living in the areas sprayed with the defoliant.

The unexploded cluster bombs have created uncharted minefields, terrorizing everybody and preventing farmers from working in many arable fields and rice paddies. These American bombs continue to murder, dismember and cripple for life thousands of Vietnamese children and young adults.

"I believe that if we had and would keep our dirty, bloody, dollar soaked fingers out of the business of these [Third World] nations so full of depressed, exploited people, they will arrive at a solution of their own. And if unfortunately their revolution must be of the violent type because the "haves" refuse to share with the "have-nots" by any peaceful method, at least what they get will be their own, and not the American style, which they don't want and above all don't want crammed down their throats by Americans."

— General David Sharp

former U.S. Marine Commandant

"We're going to become guilty, in my judgement, of being the greatest threat to the peace of the world. It's an ugly reality, and we Americans don't like to face up to it. I hate to think of the chapter of American history that's going to be written in the future in connection with our outlawry in Southeast Asia."

— Senator Wayne Morse


"The greatest crime since World War II has been U.S. foreign policy."

— Ramsey Clark

former U.S. Attorney General
under President Lyndon Johnson

"The only lesson that the U.S. government seems to have learned from Vietnam is the need for absolute control of the press."

— David McGowan

author of Derailing Democracy

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