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"south vietnam" Discussed on 790 KABC
"The actual fall of Saigon that the United States had no obligation to evacuate a single member of South Vietnam like not a single person. We had abandoned them to their faith. Hundreds of thousands of people got into boats to float off the coast of Vietnam to escape the on Russian communist towards and Joe Biden said. This quote, I do not believe the United States has an obligation, moral or otherwise to evacuate foreign nationals, other than perhaps an estimated 1800 diplomatic personnel assigned to foreign embassies in Saigon. The United States has no obligation to evacuate one or 100,000 and one South Vietnamese. As I read the language of the bill, the evacuation of Americans in South Vietnam conceivably could be endangered because of the provisions also permitting the evacuation of until The numbers of foreign nationals. This goes back 40 years for this jackass. I mean, it's amazing. It goes back almost half a century. Joe Biden's Complete lack of care about people who are being victimized by the regimes that the Democrats have empower. It's pretty incredible. Meanwhile, by the way, forget about the Afghan nationals for a second. The Americans are still stuck there. The State Department's been trying to downplay that here's Ned Price, saying that the Americans being blocked from the airport there small number. It's just congestion. It's not chaos. This is contrary to every report we are receiving from on the ground. We have a relatively large cadre of consular officers on the ground in Kabul. Right now they are in regular and constant contact with American citizens. I can tell you that they have received as of a couple hours ago, a small handful of reports from American citizens who weren't able to reach the airport. For whatever reason. We've seen the reports of congestion. My understanding is that Things are moving quite efficiently at this hour at the airport at the airport now, Really? Things are moving well now. Claressa Ward reporting for CNN says quote. This is one of the most harrowing things I've experienced. What is she talking about? The scene at the Kabul airport. According to The Washington Post, a chaotic and dangerous dynamic of Kabul's airport showed few signs of relenting Thursday as thousands of people attempting to board flights faced beatings by Taliban guards the crush of feeding crowds an interminable spells in the dust and heat while waiting to escape Afghanistan. Several people said Thursday they received confusing signals from the U. S about how exactly they were supposed to leave, citing emails from the State Department, urging them to go to the airport only to find there was no one to receive them or to answer their questions on how to board flights. We arrived at six A.m. and a 39 year old librarian, a dual U. S Afghan citizen who came with his wife and two kids after receiving an email invitation from the State Department from six AM until six p.m. the gate did not open. There is no person to address our concerns, and now we are learning that the Taliban is targeting journalists who report on the chaos. The German broadcaster Deutsche Welle today close relative of one of its journalists have been murdered by Taliban fighters. The relative was shot as militants went house to house searching for the journalist in western Afghanistan, according to the news organization. And, um, you know Clarissa Ward in her career now inside the airport. But she's saying that again inside the airport. It is not a lot better than it is outside the airport. The Pentagon spokesperson, by the way, Ned Price, he can or John Kirby. Rather, he can't even say how many Americans are even in Afghanistan at this point How many Americans American citizens remain in Afghanistan. I don't know the State Department would be a better place to go for an estimate of how many Americans are Afghanistan or in and around Kabul. That is not a figure that the United States military Would would know. And I think, as you also know, not every American citizen in another country. Uh, there's no obligation that they register their presence. Uh and and that we and that you can have a perfect accurate count, Okay, in order to make anybody believe that my administration has any level of control Biden administration has now been put in the position of becoming the PR wing for the Taliban. This is not a surprise you saw the divided the Obama administration did the exact same thing with Iran. Obama came into office wanting Iran to be established as a sort of regional power for no reason at all. Because again he had perverse foreign policy ideas that made no sense in the real world. And so what? This man does he wanted kind of deal with Taliban with with with the Iranians. So he lied to the American people instead of Ben Rhodes, his national security advisor. They just lied. They went out there, and they said that there was a moderate wing of the Iranians and we were emboldening the moderate wing of the Iranian government. And then we spent years defending the Iranian government. Really? They're moderate. Oh, really? The moderating all really, They're getting better. You know, they're really not so bad. Is there anything really to worry about? I mean, like they're going to get better guys. I mean, they want to be legitimate players on the world stage. We became the PR wing for the Iranian mullahs even as they foster terrorism around the region, even as they murdered tens of thousands of people in places like Syria. And Lebanon and Yemen. Even as they funded Hamas. As the United States and Barack Obama's administration or soft pedaling the evils of the Iranian regime. Now we're doing the exact same thing with the Taliban because you see in order to make Americans believe everything is going to be okay in Afghanistan. We have to believe that the Taliban are a different sort of Taliban. Maybe they're changing their stretch. No, no guaranteed, but maybe they're going to be better this time around. Now. Is there any evidence whatsoever like at all that they're better this time around. They're literally just shooting people. Going around hunting journalists. They pledged the same thing in 96 when they first took over Afghanistan that they have now which is pardoned for everybody. And then by pardon. I mean, you will be dead. I mean, that's basically what they mean. But you've now turned the White House. Of the United States into a PR wing for the worst people on Earth the same way that Obama did with Iranians. So here, for example, is the president of the United States. Joe Biden saying, you know The Taliban. They're probably going through some sort of existential crisis right now, you know, they have to decide whether they want to be part of the international community. Here's the thing they've already decided. The answer is no. And they're not going through an existential crisis. The West is going through an existential crisis. Because the West has no idea what it believes the West doesn't notice stands for it. Aside from the evils of supposed inherent white supremacy embedded in all of our institutions and Transgenderism that the West has has basically very few principles to which it is certainly committed. At this point. We don't know what we stand for. We don't know why we stand for the things we stand for. We are going through an existential crisis. The Taliban are going through a victory dance because a bunch of regressive, barbaric caveman from the eighth century just defeated the most powerful military in the history of the world. By the way for the second time because they did this to the Soviets in the eighties. So now they're proclaiming victory on the exact same thing. Even though really did that your instances shouldn't be comparable. The United States was holding the line in Afghanistan 2500 troops The difference is the Taliban have 1000 year time horizon and we have about a 20 year time horizon in the United States. We get bored after 20 years, and we're like, Oh, well, this is the endless war, you know, an endless war means to the Taliban. You know an endless war means to the people in Afghanistan. Afghanistan has essentially been in a state of war. Since at least 1979. So an endless war to them does not look like an endless war to us, and so they can declare victory after having their asses kicked all over the map for 20 years because they outlasted us But in any.
Fresh "South Vietnam" from Money Matters with Ken Moraif
"O'clock on NewsRadio, 7 40 ktrh with traffic and weather together. Here's William Shotwell. Good afternoon. Everybody looks like we still have two right lanes completely Shut down Southwest Freeway south poundage make way towards West Park tollway. The good news is not really causing any major delays because of the accident. However, all that construction going on at said the West loop is just causing all kinds of mayhem. Definitely avoid the area. If you can. You're also gonna see an accent blocking the right lane of the exit ramp. South Vietnam North Freeway at Greens Road, causing some serious delays. That's 5 to 6 minutes, Blake William Shotwell indicated. Rh focus when this com 24 hour traffic center. Partly cloudy starting off this Saturday, there will be scattered showers and thunderstorms popping up into the afternoon of the high of 89 that rain will taper off this evening is the overnight low drops to 73. Another round of showers and thunderstorms into the afternoon on Sunday with a high of 88, then a drier and warmer starts the week Monday with sunshine and high reaching the low nineties. I'm meteorologist Jeff Mar from the Weather Channel, 87 on the island. 79 in the reigning in the Woodlands, 88, Sugarland and 82 degrees at the Ktrh Top Tax defenders. 24 Hour Weather Center Ktrh news time is 401 Our top story. More and more migrants continue to cross the border into the U. S. Fox's bill Illusion reports from Del Rio. This is Mexico right here, where.
How Does Afghanistan Compare to Benghazi or Vietnam?
"Beirut, 83 when 241 of my fellow Marines and sailors were killed by a suicide bomber And the big thing back then, is once the dust settled. Ronald Reagan the honourable person he was Took full responsibility as he did like whatever we got in the White House today, uh, is blaming everybody but himself. So, But here's the question I got for you, sir. Is this debacle in Afghanistan? Uh, bring to mind the Benghazi fiasco a decade ago when Biden was a key player, then failed to respond in a timely manner, resulting in the death of our ambassador. Three other Americans, except now, in a much larger scale. We once again have Biden and get another and and another inept administration. You know, people, there's a lot of parallels that can be made. There is no question of people try to make them like with South Vietnam. And I talked earlier today with a friend of mine. He's been on the air. He was the commander of British forces in Afghanistan for a period of time. Retired British colonel Richard Kemp. Any as an example. People been saying this is Saigon, He said. Let me tell you the difference. He said. When we Americans left Vietnam the way we left Vietnam, which was also horrible. Took us many years to build our Reputation back. But the Communists in Vietnam weren't interested in conquering anybody. They weren't even interested in attacking the continental United States. He's a brilliant man, he said. In Afghanistan, it's different. It's totally different. The reason we were in Afghanistan is because they attacked us in the United States because they were communists or anything else. So the parallels can only go so far.
Louis Menand on 'the Free World'
"And joins us now from cambridge massachusetts. He is the author of the metaphysical club and his newest book is called the free world art and thought in the cold war luke. Thanks for being here. Thank you for having me so you are actually in the widener library at harvard university as we speak. That's correct. yes. I'm in the office in the stacks in which i wrote the entire book and i don't think i could have written a book if i hadn't had access to these incredible library resources at harvard. How long did you spend researching the book. Do you tend to do all of your research and then begin writing or do you do both as you go along. I spent about ten years on the book. And i do research for each chapter and i write that chapter and then move onto the next chapter. So he's chapter took a long time to do. Because i wanted to do a fair amount of research to get a feel for the period a feel for what other written about it so you had this all outlined then presumably before you began writing. No the only thing i had outlined was i knew where i wanted to begin which is nineteen forty five at the end of the second world war and i knew the finish line was nineteen sixty five which is the year. The united states intervened militarily in south vietnam. So those were sort of bookends of the book. And then i kinda followed my nose through the period just sort of see where it was going at a certain point as you approach your the horizon that you set for yourself. Nineteen sixty five. You begin to see something happening that you want to capture. So i didn't start out with a thesis exactly. I just wanted to tell the story as it unfolded historically and then. I discovered the doing that. What what the trend lines were that. I tried to sort of hit on those as i was going through it. But he's chapter is sort of a separate book in a takes up at different subject to differ figure different movement and tries to sort of you know capsule it with. That's all about new moves onto another
"south vietnam" Discussed on Mango Kush Podcast
"Need to come together. But hey we're gonna do you know there's a lot of different things that that's how you start right there. You got can't be all unify. Everybody's not going to agree on coming together. They're not did you did. Not they thank you. Thank out fireside. Everyone's not gonna come. I understand like i mean my my the back long. We're my mouth was like a nigger are you may or may all right out of here. Yeah cool let's work together and it's like we gotta stop nagging that just because we're black we get along. No we don't look at look at a career. They got north and south vietnam. They got north and south hill. Let's look at america. You got ray in white. I mean he's gonna be ready. To blue noah airbus not going to be unified. So i think we just gotta get it if we're gonna if we're going to heal. We gotta agree that. Hey some some some you need growth. That here are sick and suffering. You're affecting. I got my mask. Gets you off because the kundu reassigned to come. But you know what i'm saying. Value confidence the cool. The kundi twenty twenty on me ask starts right now you can develop a plan to have a solution so it starts starts right right now All you have to do is begin to have that courageous conversation. And i tell you. I know that we change absolutely. We're having a conversation. Like i say we definitely having a conversation. A little bit topics washes glass to chime in ex-con diesel and scientists. Nine the vocal doctor. Here he said. Where will this start. It has to start with therapy. I you have to be healed. I without hilling of your soul in your mind. One of the things. Dr joy grew. Let you know is whatever has happened in your past is still within your dna. It is still passing through you so we gotta get therapy our minds clear. That is part of the solution. But we don't have enough people to clear all these minds. That's the reason for reparations. If you can get just some reparations and regardless of for our whole entire black race to just get therapy. That's a start. Give me that paycheck right near giving it says i.
Ethnic Studies: Born in the Bay Area From History's Biggest Student Strike
"Legislation earlier this summer that would require all incoming freshman at Cal State universities to taken ethnic studies class listener. Michael Variety asked our Bay curious team this question I've heard that there was actually a revolution in the Bay Area for an ethnic studies field. Is this true? And how did it happen? The short answer. Yes, it's true. Reporter assault A sonnet. Poor tells us how it went down during the longest student strike in US history. It was November of 1968. The US was 13 years into the Vietnam War. American soldiers hiking their way through the sweaty jungles of South Vietnam, searching for enemy Martin Luther King had been assassinated earlier that year, and the Black Panther Party demanded systemic change for black communities plagued by poverty and police brutality. That's what black students at San Francisco State wanted to bury. Proves to be a member ofthe last. This is Nesbitt Crutchfield. He started studying at San Francisco State in 1967 and soon joined the black student union. It was the very 1st 1 in the country. It was very clear to me that Black soon Union representative. Very progressive. Among black spoons at state among black students in the very but just a small percentage of black students went to SF State admission rates for minority students had dwindled down to just 4%. Even those 70% of students in the SF Unified School District for from minority backgrounds is a black person you expected for all intensive purposes. To be one of the very few black people in whatever classroom laboratory auditorium. The U. N was overwhelmingly white. Amidst that whiteness black students were hungry to study their own history. The black student union had been pushing the university to create a black studies department for nearly three years. But administrators resisted the idea. was an era of young people asking questions and want to transform their communities. Jason Ferreira is a professor in the Department of Race and Resistance at San Francisco State College of ethnic studies. And that impulse that That hunger to transform one's communities is actually what forms the basis of ethnic studies. It's around this time that Penny no. Okatsu was grappling with her own questions about race and identity. We want Asian Americans, then we were Orientals. An Oriental is a term that was imposed on us by the largest society, so starting to use the term Asian American was a way of taking back er. Our own destiny. Henny became a member of a student organization called the Asian American Political Alliance. It was just one of many ethnic student organizations popping up on campus and an early fall of 1968. These organizations banded together in formed a coalition, the Third World Liberation Front. And at that particular time, third world referred to the Non Aligned Countries are cultures in Asia, Africa and Latin America. It was synonymous with how we might use people of color today. English professor and Black Panther. George Murray was one of San Francisco state's most influential anti Vietnam organizers. Students loved Murray, but his outspoken politics didn't sit well with us of state administrators. The war in Vietnam is racist. That is the law that crackers like Johnson are using black soldiers and poor white soldiers of Mexican soldiers as dupes and fools to fight against people of color. In Vietnam. The board of trustees fired Murray over Comment like this one on November 1st 1968 5 days later, the black student union and the Third World Liberation Front joined together and went on strength in aspic, Crutchfield says Despite coming from different backgrounds, the strikers had a clear goal. I wanted to find out and be educated about ourselves, and we could not get that the nobody getting educated Initially, strikers did things like cherry bombs in toilets and check out tons of books at once in order to overwhelm the school's library system, But almost immediately, administrators invited police on campus. Jason Ferreira says they swarmed the school armed with five foot batons. Students responded by throwing rocks and cursing out the police. Police came down heavy hard, and they just began cracking skulls Strikers carried on anyway. Penny No. Okatsu was protesting on January 23rd 1969. In what many call the mass bust. Two lines of police came up and basically surrounded the over 500 people who were there for the rally and tracked all of the individuals who are part with that net police charged at students, Penny says it was one of the bloodiest and most frightening days of the entire strike. That was a military movement, literally a practice orchestrated military movement. Hundreds were arrested. Virtually all of the individuals arrested head Tio spend some jail time. There are real consequences to having participated in that event. It's up two more months. But eventually in March, administrators and strikers negotiated a deal after five months of protesting the school agreed to many striker demands. They promised to accept virtually all non white applicants for fall of 1969 and they agreed to establish a college of ethnic studies, the first in the country. Class is about communities of color. Ethnic studies is a way of embracing all of the cultures that make up not just this country, but with the world. And if we don't understand each other, how we're going to get along. I'm a solace on before the news For more details
A 'Kind World' For Troubled Times
"When Thi DEP was on the front lines during the Vietnam War fighting a different kind of battle she was the sole provider for her sick father and four younger sisters and she was trying to keep her own daughter alive. Because I watch the fray of many people in Vietnam Vietnam telling me that. If I don't send my baby away they will come in the eight maybe she will be cute depths daughter from my or my I was also the daughter of an American named Joe O'Neill Who des Met at the army base where she worked. They had a romantic relationship but in one thousand nine hundred ninety three the US ordered all of its troops out of Vietnam. Joe Went Back to America Depp. Who was two months pregnant was left behind then? She found herself with an impossible decision. I was quite a you know to make up my full heart. Go to America to believe. She had to get her child out of South Vietnam because of rumors that communist troops were targeting biracial children. They considered them the children of traders. Remember the painful moment. When she dropped off her daughter who is three at the time at an orphanage. She say all my mom. No leave me. I want to come in and bring up heck home. But I think if I'd odor she she req- Raider. Deb knew her daughter would be part of operation baby lift where the US airlifted thousands of children out of Vietnam for adoption. But she didn't know what exactly the future would hold for my and that haunted her years later when things felt safer in Vietnam Debt. Relentlessly search for her daughter desperate. She shared her story with Vietnamese media. Hoping someone would read it and help her. It took some time but someone finally did. She spent like over forty years to look for. Her daughter is a thirty year old. Vietnamese EX PAT WHO came to study and work in Tampa Florida. There were nights when I couldn't sleep thinking about his theory. View made it his mission to help DEP- it took a couple of months but ultimately through some clever online searching and the lucky break on genetic matching site whose research led to one woman. You know how you are so excited you're handshake and you can't even type any other proper words and it was. I was elated. It was this amazing surprise that I had not
"south vietnam" Discussed on Suicide Buddies
"It is so lame that I don't know that Oh sure he doesn't I'm sure most. I think I'll bet you a lot. The people that are there you talk to her like I'm just doing what they're going to grow <hes> anyway. The reason that's important me to say is I I. I had never really thought about it but obviously if north Vietnam is this place if Vietnam is divided. I just always thought of the way I think of Korea now which South Korea is like they're great. It's an amazing place. Soul is like one of the coolest cities on fucking earth and I always thought of the Vietnam War that way or South Vietnam was is like on the side of the West and they're doing fine and they're prospering but it was just not the fucking case as was flint basically during flint well so one of the things that was happening was like yeah this guy note indium A._M.. Was the president of South Vietnam and he was Catholic and he made he like he designated South Vietnam as a Catholic country at one point which just crazy because Vietnam was they don't have exact numbers but it's somewhere between seventy and ninety percent Buddhist so fully Buddhist like boo. It's this fucking Buddhists and then babies who aren't fully Buddhist yet. That's that's what that number nine in saying we were about any Buddhist and then the resident is fucking Buddhist right when Vietnam was under French control the French Sh- designated Buddhism as a private religion like you could be Buddhists but you couldn't practice in public yet totally you you had to get official permission from the government to be a Buddhist in public basically and so when Vietnam won its independence that law was like not taken away and D._M.. Didn't get rid of that law a public so yeah you technically were not so you had to be allowed to be Buddhist in public and so people were Buddhist in public there were pagodas and stuff but the military so there was the military but then there were also private ah army regiments run basically just by rich Catholic people who would just pay people to be in their army and they would just raid pagodas because they wanted to just like shut it down to shut it down. Stop all what president did was. He created a Catholic upper class and if you were Catholic you were basically find set and then everyone who was Buddhist was an under cast and the Catholics were allowed to treat them like Shit with impunity. It was like like <hes> yeah I mean it was it was like a genocidal slave stain. Religious people understand this. It's funny because when you said like you can't be Buddhist in public but yet Catholic is the state religion I was like how do you be Catholic in public other than just be like. I feel guilty listen. You don't WanNa wear a condom. Did you just say that out loud to nineteen sixty South Vietnam and everyone's just walking around yelling gay people can't be bowl. I feel bad about my own poke. Poke poke yeah and there were a bunch of other little things too like the only way that you could advance. The ants in the military is if you were Catholic people were constantly converting to Catholicism there were entire villages that would publicly convert to Catholicism together so they could get money from the state and things like that Buddhism was I mean Buddhist were like poor and discriminated against there were the same happened in like Korea to like if this is why it's like there's so many Korean and Vietnamese churches in America and oftentimes. You're just like why right what does Asia have to do with the Middle East which is already insane because it's by way of America so it's like you believe in a Middle Eastern doctrine doctrine by way of America exported to <hes> Asia it third fourth fifth level doesn't make any sense that would be your religion but trust me the guy from the Middle East right you. Didn't you heard about this guy third party third party people from the Middle East coming over being like you gotta check out Jesus..
How Has the Korean War Changed History?
"On June twenty-fifth nineteen fifty North Korean tanks rolled across the thirty eighth parallel the line that separated communist North Korea from US-backed South Korea, as a now, declassified US intelligence cable from Tokyo to Washington concluded, the incursion wasn't just a mere raid, quote the size of the North Korean forces employed, the depth of penetration the intensity of the attack and the landings made miles south of the parallel on the east coast indicated that the North Koreans are engaged in all out offensive to subjugate, South Korea. It was the start of a war that is still not ended a full seven decades later. The Korean war, which ultimately would pit the US against China in the first ever, confrontation between the two superpowers would claim the lives of an estimated two point five million military members and civilians including nearly thirty four thousand Americans the fighting would cease with an armistice on July twenty seventh nineteen fifty three but the Geneva conference of nineteen fifty four failed to produce a peace treaty in the north and south remained tense enemies, and that's the way things have pretty much continued, though in twenty eighteen North Korean dictator Kim Jong UN and South Korean president Mundi een announced that they would work together toward a peace treaty. But after the collapse of February summit between US President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong those tensions seemed likely to remain for a while longer. In the US the Korean war is sometimes called the forgotten war, because it's overshadowed by the conflicts that came before, and after it the stirring victory of World War Two, and the lengthy, painful ordeal of the Vietnam war. We spoke with Edward roads. A professor on the faculty of the shar school of policy and government at George Mason University in Fairfax Virginia, who's an expert in American foreign, and national security policy. He said modern Americans don't think about it much. Vietnam was more dramatic. And World War Two is more in victorious. Nevertheless, the overlooked conflict has exerted a powerful influence that still felt today according to roads, the war forever changed the course of US foreign, and national security policy. Compelling the US to accept a permanent military involvement around the globe, even in peacetime. It also helped drive, the creation of a vast US nuclear arsenal to deter possible, communist aggression with the threat of annihilation and a global nuclear arms race. Still continues all this happened, according to roads after career. A nation that had been occupied by the Japanese from nineteen ten to nineteen Forty-five was split into two by the US, and the USSR after World War Two, he explains, it was a practical matter. There were Japanese armies that had retreated into Korea from insurer, and they needed to be disarmed. We split that large task with the Soviet Union the understanding that the Soviets would design the Japanese in the north, and we would do it in the south, but as the Cold War developed between the US and its European allies and the Soviets, the temporary partition turned into a permanent one with the formation of a communist regime headed by Kim Il Sung in the north at an authoritarian pro American government headed by Sigmund, e in the south each regime sought self as the real government of Korea and its rival as illegitimate. Kim Il Sung decided to settle the matter by invading South Korea. And in may nineteen fifty finally obtained reluctant approval from his patron these stallion regime about a month later. Kim launched a surprise attack which initially had devastating result. What's the South Korean forces essentially dissolved the UN Security, Council taking advantage of a Soviet boycott of the body, then passed a measure, calling for member nations to assist the beleaguered South Koreans that mandate enabled US president Harry Truman to respond militarily without having to go to congress for a declaration of war. Up until that point, the US hadn't seen South Korea's having much strategic importance erode said, but when the North Korean tanks rolled across the border, the image that flashed in Truman's mind was that this was a repeat of what the Nazis did his responses to stand up thinking that if we had stood up to Hitler early on the world would have been a better place, an outnumbered contingent of UN forces formed, a desperate line of defense around the only part of South Korea, not yet, captured by the communists and managed to hold off the invaders for two months that gave General Douglas MacArthur, who had been placed in overall command of the UN forces enough time to make an audacious and fibia landing at Inchon near the South Korean capital of Seoul on September fifteenth. Nineteen fifty cutting off the over extended North Koreans MacArthur's forces chased the invaders back north across the thirty eighth parallel and by mid October had captured the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, but MacArthur overconfident kept pushing the North Koreans back to the Yellow River the border with China, China. Responded with a massive counterattack of between thirteen thousand and three hundred thousand troops. This time it was the UN forces who were driven back a bloody stalemate on the ground developed as the US pounded North Korea from the air MacArthur, eventually was relieved of his command by Truman and replaced with general Matthew Ridgway. The US abandoned the idea of total victory and shifted to a holding action against the communist forces road said MacArthur embraced the idea that there's no substitute for victory. You beat the enemy, and they surrender. But Rhodes explained after the Chinese intervention, quote, we're still in a situation where there's got to be a substitute for victory because how are we going to fight the manpower of China? There's a realization that we can't fight this war to victory and it's hard for the American people to accept. The longer. The war stretched on the more popular it became back in the US, many of the soldiers sent to Korea where reservists who had served in World War, Two roads, explained they've got homes and families and jobs, and then they were called up and sent to fight another war. There was a feeling that this wasn't fair. Eventually Truman successor president. Dwight Eisenhower ran on a promise that he would go to Korea and seek an end to the conflict and actually did that a month before his inauguration in nineteen Fifty-three. But though, Eisenhower had ended the fighting the Korean war still shaped his policies road said, Eisenhower looked at this as the wrong war at the wrong time using the wrong weapons, he reaches the conclusion that with the Cold War going on with the Soviets, we have to plan for the long haul. We're going to sustain this kind of military deterrence that led to resources being pumped into the development of a massive nuclear deterrent. The could be used to contain the Soviets. Additionally, Eisenhower began attempting to form licenses with more and more countries in an effort to create a unified front to hold off communist aggression. We also spoke via Email with Charles k Armstrong, the Korea foundation professor of Korean studies in the social sciences at Columbia University. He said, the US was forced to take China more. Seriously as a military power. After fighting twist del mate in the Korean war general MacArthur, had severely underestimated the Chinese military's willingness to confront the US and capacity to fight leading to a bad route for you, enforces, the initial months after China entered the war. China's participation in the Korean war. Also consolidated malls rule and asked the hopes of sub Americans. The communist regime could be rolled back and replaced by Changcai checks nationalists. Armstrong said mouse willingness to support the North Koreans directly as opposed to stallions reluctance helped solidify China North Korean relations, and caused the North Koreans to be more distrustful of the Russians for the US China was seen from the Korean war onward as the primary ally of North Korea. And the primary great power that was an enemy of the US in Korea. Armistice, ended the fighting but North Korea now backed by the Chinese remained as a belligerent enemy to South Korea, the ongoing threatment that US forces couldn't just withdrawn come home Armstrong, notes, the North Korean invasion in the emerging Cold War convinced American policymakers that the US needed a permanent military presence in Asia and Europe in order to contain communist aggression. Additionally, the Korean war helped set the table for another even bloodier, and more painful future conflict, according to Armstrong Korea led directly to the US decision to help the French against communist led insurgency in colonial Vietnam, and then after the French defeat to intervene in support of an anti communist regime in South Vietnam, which blocked an election called for by the nineteen fifty four Geneva conference that helps set the stage for the Vietnam war. Armstrong, said the most lasting legacy of the Korean war for the US was these stablishment of a global military presence over the long term and a commitment to confront communism throughout the world during the Cold War. And for Korea and East Asia ideological and military confrontation that has lasted seven decades that included a US force stationed in South Korea as a deterrent to North Korea, which in turn has a massive array of long range, artillery, and rockets equipped with chemical and biological weapons aimed at Seoul. That's in addition to the nuclear weapons and ballistic missile arsenal. The Trump so far has been unable to persuade the North Korean regime to give up.
"south vietnam" Discussed on Jocko Podcast
"The CCN headquarters area, I stopped by the awards and decoration desk to see if the CEO had begun paperwork for flying that day, east of our team embarrassed. The clerk simply nodded his head in the -firmative, meaning that the seal was in the process of getting himself, written up for an award for telling us to break contact continue the mission while he was flying out of harm's way safely in South Vietnam. That was him. Yeah. Wow. Oh, yeah. Just on believable, but you know it's just like you knew it I just felt it an posse had a reputation already by that time. And we had talked to ADP previously about some of the things he put himself in for hat somebody put him in for and yes, just totally disgrace. And it just the luck of the timing was the fact that you knew that you could get out of the army. That point I was I was juggling. The thought of relisting a friend of mine who was a captain, who we run one mission together. He was going to use the process of putting me in for a direct commission to tenant. And so the paperwork had been placed and I don't know if it ever got the psych on or not. But I know that he had a separate office. The paper was done. We complete everything had letters of recommendation on that stuff and. So fat, he and I talked about where we're going to do on, at Stanford, a few months to see if the direct commission, even though the reductions in force were coming, because they're already start the Vietnamese Ason process, the maximum manpower. We had Vietnam was at the end of sixty nine I believe it was we had five hundred forty three thousand Americans in Vietnam. So by April seventy when this all happen with reduced nevers, you could do more more, what was coming, even within US F and so the all things are being juggled. So if I got the direct Commission I thought about two years of college, I knew to get two more years if I was going to try for a career and, and I didn't want to go back to four Devon's. So those were the things are jumped at the time and when this all happened, I just like I said, as college Thun, God gave me an answer here. Oh. Going back to the book, I continued down to the team room where he gave sow five hundred dollars to buy food and drink for the biggest party RT Idaho had during my tenure on the team. We partied late into the night. One by one each team member passed out until it was just hap- and me, standing outside our T Idaho's Vietnamese team room have asked me if I needed him for anymore interpreting, when I said, no he passed out in the sand. I picked him up Dustom off as best, I could and carried him into the team room where I gently placed him in bed. Before I turn the lights out in the doorway for a moment, longer reflecting on my eighteen months with these men with a special affection and admiration for Sao hap, Foulkes, clang and hung. Then the guilt pangs washed over me. What did the future hold for them? That had to be the hardest part of this departure. Brutal really was and these guys. We're just doing this continually for years. They didn't rotate out. No job. Well, hep had rotated up to headquarters, he asked for permission to go there for better paying job at the three and a half years, run a recon. So. Sure. And we had a the guy was interpreter Virginia came over not as good as hep, but he was a good interpreter. And by that time, we had worked on to other South Vietnamese hung, and a Chow were speaking, good enough English where if I got shot they could pick up the radio takeover. 'cause we cross train them on radio procedures, SO peas, how run everything so hap- knew how to do it than Hong then Challe leader..
Hanoi, South Vietnam And Bob Constantini discussed on Sean Hannity
"President Trump is scheduled to arrive in Hanoi late Tuesday night for his second summit with North Korean leader, Kim Jong own correspondent, Bob Constantini. Is there to set the scene? Hokey men might recognize some parts of Hanoi from his day fighting I against French colonialism and then to unite his country battling. What was then South Vietnam in the US? But Oklahoma is he was called might be amazed in at the same time appalled by the lurch toward capitalism in evidence here in Hanoi. Vietnam is still politically tightly controlled communist nation. But now there are modern looking high rise buildings with more going up one hotel where media are staying for the summit has a casino inside it and the at Phnom makes a lot of the things we buy
"south vietnam" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Chunks from communist North Vietnam. Bursts through the presidential palace gates from South Vietnam. Where it's now the middle of the night. We are now waiting for just one word surrender. The communist North Vietnamese captured Saigon and south was finished. In india? They have a Vietnamese communist embassy. So they know that we have from the south Cy then they would take us back to Vietnam. So we scare we cry so much that mean, we don't get to see my mom, or my brother or sister anymore. So this is how we end up in the Tibet temple. This was a monastery in India where various Tibetan monks had taken refuge themselves. The bat had nowhere else to go. And there were offered sanctuary. So there's a video of the fans this Tibetan monastery, go your long hair. You still got your guitars, and you're singing your song on you. Tell me what you were saying we create a salt call where the refugees with a refugee from man. Just try to make. You didn't know what.
"south vietnam" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"To to. Yeah. Henricks? Yes. That's what my favorite solo. Membership has been bit fluid over the years. There are five in the band. Another brother and two other extended family members, tell me to the family band. Always get on. Do you ever have arguments argument? Yeah. Of course, we have a good time, Tom tune in and low income from a big family. They had nine other siblings were born in South Vietnam in the mid nineteen fifties that that was a cook for the French colonial forces. Although by the time loan was born the French were basically putting out of the country. Vietnam was then officially split between the communist north and the American back south so tumultuous time to be Vietnamese. Although growing up the two siblings didn't seem to pay too much attention to politics. Instead, they came through by the western sounds that older brother introduced. Thank you. Tell me a little bit about how you got into rock music and western music. We listen to you. And we love it. Fuss by the Beatles. What I say I say by Ray, Charles. New. Maybe all night long. Hey. We learn from the records that my brother brought home. Did you understand? What alerts man? No, we.
"south vietnam" Discussed on WINT 1330 AM
"Trials. There is lot of things going on during those years. The Vietnam war was still going on. So to be clear you served at the time this he's trying to walk on. But you did not serve overseas. I've always said is odd never step foot in South Vietnam. That's. How how much care that the, you know, ever since I got when I got out. I was discharged may fifth nineteen seventy six I was told when I got out where you uniform. Those are your veteran. People don't like you say, so here's the thing. And this is this video let me pull this up because this is him trying to walk it back. He talked about this is a Facebook live video. And can I hear this is can I give this to you? I don't want it because this is how he identifies this is from. It's a Facebook live video. This is from January third twenty eighteen where he says, quote, I am a Vietnam vet. He says they started a Marine Corps seventy two to seventy six. I don't talk much about my Vietnam times. Now, I'm not quite sure how long this particular. It's thirty. Does it? Listen to this. Listen to this fair. I'm a Vietnam vet served ring core seventy two to seventy six. Got discharged may fifth nineteen seventy six. You know? One of the honorable discharge. What are the boxers in their guitar is show is peace time or? What my boxes that? I was in theater. I don't talk much about my Vietnam times. Yeah. So he lied. He's a liar. And he's stolen valor. Nathan Phillips Lytle by being in Vietnam. Any lied about what's happening to these kids, and he targeted kids in Michigan before he lied about that and then the Saturday after he tried to go after these children, he tried to bust up into a church and interrupt their church services on Saturday evening. So thoughts on this guy's. Why isn't the media talking about this? He said in a Facebook live video that he was a Vietnam veteran. You can we play that just one more time. I'm sorry. Just one more time because this is what he said this was his mouth. I'm a Vietnam vet served ring core seventy two hundred seventy six. Discharged may fifth nineteen seventy six. One of the honorable discharge. Really? If.
"south vietnam" Discussed on WIBC 93.1FM
"Clear you served in the marines at the time that Vietnam was going on. But you did not serve overseas. What I've always said is odd never step foot in South Vietnam. And that's. I don't know how clear how much care can that be, you know, ever since I got when I got out when I was discharged may fifth nineteen seventy six hours told when I got out don't wear uniform don't say, you're you're a veteran people don't like you out. There was a victim. Really? You're going to sit there and say to savannah Guthrie that you've never step foot in Vietnam because on your own social media on January third of this very year two thousand nineteen you did. So here we're gonna play back a piece of what savannah Guthrie asked, and what you said on January. Third foul have said that you were Vietnam veteran. I don't believe that. Vietnam vet served. Rain course, seventy two seventy six. Got discharged may fifth nineteen seventy six. To make sure that you guys know we did not, you know, Dr any soundbites that was from his own social media on January third two thousand and nineteen played that one more time. Kyle floors me. Some have said that you were a Vietnam veteran. I don't believe that. I'm a Vietnam vet served ring core. Got discharged may fifth nineteen seventy six..
"south vietnam" Discussed on KLIF 570 AM
"That was during the time of the American Indian movement the aim trials there is lot of things going on during those years. The Vietnam war was still going on. So so to be clear you served as marines at the time this he's trying to walk on did not serve overseas. What I've always said is never step foot in South Vietnam. That's. How clear how much care can that be you know, ever since I got outta outta? I was discharged may fifth nineteen seventy six I was told when I got out to wear uniform don't say say your veteran, people don't like you say, so here's the thing. And this is this video, and we pull this up because this is him trying to walk back. He talked about this is a Facebook live video. And can I hear this is can I give this to you? I don't I want it because this is how he identifies this is from. It's a Facebook live video. This is from January third two thousand eighteen where he says, quote, I am a Vietnam vet. He says they started a Marine Corps seventy two to seventy six. I don't talk much about my Vietnam times. I do not know how I'm not quite sure. How long this particular? It's thirty it. Listen to this. Listen to this here. I'm a Vietnam vet served. Rain core. Seventy two to seventy six. Discharged may fifth nineteen seventy six. One of the honorable discharge and one of the boxes in their guitar is show is he was peace time or or what my box is..
"south vietnam" Discussed on Reveal
"Now, here's more history. I didn't learn highschool. I learned maybe you did to that America got into Vietnam to stop communist in the north from taking over the democratic and independent South Vietnam. We were stopping aggression. Right. Well, not exactly Vietnam had been a French colony before World War Two then in nineteen Forty-five. Vietnamese declare independence. No, north no south one country that lasted for about two seconds, the French want their former colony back and ask the US for help. But Americans aren't ready to do that colonialism's dying. Let it go. But then in nineteen forty-nine China falls to the communists could Vietnam just south of the border be next. Suddenly, the US is ready to help the French and starts pouring in money and supplies. So what I looked at that? At I read that history. And I said, this is the American ideals so the spirit we're against empire. We're against colonialism. To Ellsberg that meant the war was illegitimate from the beginning. He believed Americans should never have been there. And that meant all the people killed on both sides where not casualties of war unjustified homicide seemed to me weirder. And a process where that was still going on. I wasn't interested just to setting the record straight putting out history or something I was interested in educating people to the need to stop this war around the same time Helberg learned something else that pushed him into action. The new president Richard Nixon wasn't actually going to de-escalate the war. Nixon wanted leverage for peace talks. And he decided a secret expansion of US. Bombing would be the way to get it elder. Didn't know it at the time, but Nixon was even considering a nuclear attack in Vietnam. Nixon talked about it with as adviser Henry Kissinger in a real doctor Strangelove moment that actually happened. This recording from nineteen seventy-two after the Pentagon papers were leaked, but it gives you a sense of where Nixon's head was at the tape is super scratchy, but Ellsberg knows it by heart..
"south vietnam" Discussed on Movie Crush
"What we were trying to do was stabilize the government of South Vietnam, which had been through multiple political upheavals in because corrupt governments and turnovers, and there wasn't. There wasn't a sense that the people of South Vietnam. Embraced the government of South Vietnam, right? And the risk was ideological. That's why we were there. This was the domino theory, right? If if these little countries fell to the ideology of of Marxism, then it was so appealing to, you know, to people in underdeveloped countries that the Soviets would gain this global advantage by getting all these El Salvador's Angola's and me at Phnom so, but we weren't trying to conquer North Vietnam. We were trying to like. Beat them. But what that looked like wasn't clear and we couldn't beat them because every night and this was what was so horrifying about it right every night. The guy that was in the village during the day working put on his black pajamas in became NBA. So the enemy, that's why it's so it's such a paranoid war, the enemies all around and it's not. They're not the enemy. They're just like people living in their country who want you to stop doing like just like stop doing this, please. You get you really get a sense of that ambiguity from the soldiers perspective of like, what are we even doing with these firefights night after night? Like it didn't. Makes sense to them. They were gaining any advantage or anything. We're just like playing war. Guys from the standpoint of like, did we win Vietnam? Like we killed hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese. They were right on the verge of just not being able to at the end of the war, right? There was no North Vietnamese army for all intents and purposes. But when we left and said, okay, South Vietnam, you're on your own. There. This, they're the South Vietnamese. Government couldn't stand and the people just sort of rose up and and toppled it. But it wasn't like South Vietnam didn't didn't fall to an invasion from the north. It just fell out of its own bloated. The couldn't support themselves. But from a military standpoint, we had, we dropped hundreds of thousands of tons of bombs. How different was the idea of Vietnam from the idea of Korea? Because Korea is like a nother Asian country where the north went to communism in the south didn't, and we got involved and built a bulwark there which like, you know, shirts debatable, whether our involvement there was a net good or bad for global history. But like, why did whatever we set out to do in in Korea. Achieve situation where there was a capitalist government in part of Korea, even though there was a communist government in the other part inland Korean war, the Chinese were actually engaged in battle right? We the US army fought actual Chinese Red army soldiers, so it was really a a war between the US and China. Yeah, and it was at an era where the. Because nuclear weapons were really knew there was a lot of pressure in the US government from MacArthur and all these guys just like, well, you know, we could just like drop some tactical nuclear weapons and wrap this right up. So it was a whole different moment in history. And when we when we arrived at that stalemate line, it was really like. Impart because the question was, how far do we want to go with? If we go any further, it's going to be like really? Yeah, like the Chinese understood like, well, if we go all the way this could really get ugly for us. Yeah, but, but in the US like what was the end game? They're all the way into China who had an army of. Two million men or something at the time. So there wasn't a it was again, like what are our objectives here? When we when that ceasefire line happened, everybody was like, let's just cool it extremely long. Pause, gentlemen here it is like what sixty? Eight years later? The war still technically, it's still. By the time, this comes out, chances are pretty good that will be. So that wasn't a guerilla war, right? It wasn't like a thing like this where there was no front. There was no Korea had had old fashioned like, here's the front line..
"south vietnam" Discussed on American History Tellers
"This policy through would it attempt to stop the spread of communism everywhere or or justin area central to its sphere of influence what if a communist government were elected democratically this what happened in vietnam or would have happened had the united states not propped up the government in the south the country was supposed to have a democratic election in nineteen 1950 six that would decide its fate most observers including the cia assumed the vietnamese citizens would choose to join with the communist north the leader of south vietnam node in yum cancelled the election united states continued support him anyway tim's rule was brutal and corrupt accordingly he was assassinated in november 1963 which led the united states to say it remained in south vietnam to maintain stability within a few years reasoning changed again if the united states left the south vietnamese government would obviously collapse and all the united states efforts would have been in vain it would be a national humiliation presidential candidate richard nixon had built his career on anticommunism as young congressman from california nixon served on the hugh act committee and sponsored anticommunist legislation from the floor if there was one thing consists in about nixon's politics it was his anticommunism so it was all the more striking that by 1968 even richard nixon campaigned on the promise to negotiate with communists by 1968 even richard nixon thought the war in vietnam pointless nixon promised peace with honor neither of those things.
"south vietnam" Discussed on Kickass News
"Him to create a tv ads for his uh 1968 campaign els does that he does a brilliantly he comes up with a form of tv advertising we hadn't seen before it's been copied by everybody sense uh so so uh you know nixon put together every single element he needed and the most important thing he needed was for the vietnam war to be going badly so that any alternative to the democrat you know might be better for the war and nixon committed the crime of colluding with the foreign power to do that he secretly communicated with south vietnam to not cooperate with lyndon johnson one lyndon johnson was organizing peace talks in paris and self vietnam said to johnson yes uh we will be there we can be there in three days and of nixon intervene through his a secret communication channels which the cia discovered and the fbi discovered and reported to johnson about and nixon's message to south vietnam was hang on you know do not agree to any terms don't go to the peace talks i will get you a better deal there's a private citizen violating the logan act federal law interfering with a foreign power anonymous doing at a time of war and what he wants is for the foreign power to make sure the war continues what he wants us to make sure more american soldiers are killed and that they're being killed on election day so richard nixon can win the election when lbj found out days before the election of that nixon was doing this he called it treason when he saw the cia reports the fbi wiretaps and saw everything that nixon was up to and it took us decades to prove this case the revelation of cia documents fbi documents and most recently a handwritten notes by bob haldeman on nixon's chief staff with nixon telling haldeman what to say in his next discussion with the of people who were doing the private.
"south vietnam" Discussed on Fresh Air
"The north vietnamese had a plan for a big offensive a game changer what was it well they decided to launch attacks on just about every city in south vietnam so the north vietnamese strategy was to infiltrate large numbers of troops throughout the south and launch on the teat the eve of tet their big holiday attacks in all these cities the largest of the offensive was planned for highway and way hole held a special place in the country's cultural history tell us about well it it it's it really is a beautiful city and in in ages past was the imperial seat for the unified country of vietnam it had you know the citadel which was a giant fortress which contain the imperial palace which is where the emperor's used to live and rain the city itself was home to the major universities in vietnam it was big buddhist centre and also fairly large catholic center it was the home to a lot of intellectuals of and if so it had of of a deep cultural meaning in vietnam that i think frankly escaped of the american command and it had largely been on unmarred by the war right that's right out of partly out of respect for the institutions in way for the historical treasures the buddhist pagoda as the imperial palace where had been kind of an oasis and troops who were stationed there american troops you know of sod as a as a rear.
"south vietnam" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
"A widow should a thing all all our job is is unpire is calling balls and strikes were saying this is the point where he replaced westmoreland and put in abrams many people would think that abrams would do something but in fact there was no real significant change so it's either gonna enrages people are they going to say see i told you if it would have been i thought i think he can look in the eyes of a french guy here you know thirty years before and go this isn't going to work out in whatever aisle one of the veil fellowship his patrick was bringing some people from vietnam her scholars to and watch that i'm and that's at a man amy in the founding tweet duck present he's a scholar and a writer and he has studied the war era has access to information that no one else in america has near and he came to screening and now watched the film anti asserted helped us understand what was happening in hanoi what was happening on the ground in south vietnam but was the perspective of ordinary soldiers and of the leadership and we couldn't have gotten that any other way and when he ever he spoke everybody just listen yeah we just shuttling i as another teacher who fluent it would didn't speak english at all it's woke up a little french actually wanted arms will not be as beloved he was a foot soldier but became a kind of celebrated teacher and an historian in vietnam he came to an and it will want the same thing we'd already interviewed who'd look but we push in front of our cameras again after he spoke up at these meeting but when when nop came we just went in and he's wonderful me he gives us is incredible thing about he's in the jungle and i've seen.
"south vietnam" Discussed on WTF with Marc Maron Podcast
"To think differently about the divisions on the war i'd never changed my opposition to the water and then when i got to vietnam and got to know as friends a lot of the people in south vietnam that two that was a big change too because it was all of a sudden a lot more complicated i again i was still opposed to the war but for example some of the catholics in south vietnam were who really terrified of what would happen if the north vietnamese took over uh and you know you have to take that into account it was still a really horrible mistake via the second worst policy mistake uh foreign policy mistake in the history that went on alert backing of our country yeah i mean the invasion of iraq was clearly the the worst mistake were still live in with that more than a decade later yeah and that the that he had that one would have been on your watch had you been elected yeah and i like to think a lot of things would have been different bata no point to iran over spilt milk eight but you know the thing that struck me about the documentary was it seems to me that the that the antiwar movement and the progressive movement and everything that happened in the late '60s in early 70s is still the dividing line today that they're they're they're they're is the right and the conservative movement and then what happened against that war really out of that yolk came you know new progressive politics environmentalism it all seemed to happen around the same time.
"south vietnam" Discussed on Fresh Air
"So we have the situation where you have south vietnam which is the country that is the anticommunist government that we are supporting it's filled with local fighters the viet cong as well as north vietnamese regulars from the communistled government in hanoi they are filtering down fighting the americans all the time and the wars at kind of stalemate the north vietnamese had a plan for a big offensive a game changer what was it well they decided to launch attacks on just about every city in south vietnam of general west merlin was famous for believing and saying that the north vietnamese and via kong didn't have any real power in the metropolitan areas that they were only capable of fighting on the perimeter in the jungles than in the mountains because they didn't they lacked sufficient men sufficient popular support and arms and this was the line that he sold washington and that he gave the press every time he was interviewed so the northeast strategy was to infiltrate large numbers of troops throughout the south and launch on the teat the eve of tet their big holiday attacks in all these cities the largest of the offensive was planned for way and way whole held a special place in the country's cultural history tell us about well it it it's it really is a beautiful city and in in ages past was the imperial seat for the unified country vietnam it had the you know the citadel which was a giant fortress which contain the imperial palace which is where the emperor's used to live and rain the city itself was home to the major universities in vietnam it was big buddhist center and also fairly large catholic center it was home to a lot of intellectuals of and if so it had of of.