35 Burst results for "Vietnam."
Caller Jerry Describes His Experience Going Maskless in Chicago
"It's interesting to see how different Florida is from New York about masks. What about Chicago? That's where Jerry is, and he's been wearing maskless, I guess, in stores. Hey Jerry, how you doing? Well, real well, I wanted to let you know about my experiences. I'm in a suburb of Chicago. And I'm a Vietnam era marine. So God bless government misinformation for a long time now. Yes, sir. For the last two and a half, three months, I've been walking into grocery stores, hardware stores, big box stores, occasionally I'll see one or two other individuals without a mask. Nobody has said squat to me. Interesting. Interesting do you know what? I think if more people put up a fight, all this stuff will go by the wayside and we get back to normal living. Well, that's just it. And I hear that a lot. And of course, when people say that I go along with it and put a mask on because a ladies on the elevator with me and she's unhappy and asking me to put the mask back on, I get it. I understand, if you don't, if we don't stand up, if more of us did stand up, then this sort of insanity, I mean, think about this for just a moment. Think about the reasoning and the logic behind, we're all going to get COVID, but wear your mask.
Who Is Jim Hanson, President of Security Studies Group?
"But let's start at the beginning because this is what we do with all our long form guests. So tell them who is Jim Hanson. What is he done and how did he get to be the head of this organization? Wow. The real way I got to be it was I went to the university of Wisconsin Madison as a young 18 year old back when UW mad city was the number one party school in America as rated. And I got serious number one. This is number one by Playboy magazine. They rated UW max city number one. I took a bunch of classes. I took Hebrew because I was thinking about joining the IDF. I took astronomy to stop that. Okay, so can you just explain that? Why are we going to join these red defense forces? Because of entebbe. Is the greatest commando raid? Are you circumcised? Yeah. And I mean how to speak the alphabet? I had a body in my unit in the British intelligence reserves, went to serve with the what do they call them multinational for MFR? The MFA in the Sinai. And he fell in love with Israeli. I wanted to. 8 32, you had to get circumcised. Ouch. Don't know, please don't go there. Okay, so Hebrew I'm taking tags I'm doing that. I'm thinking about all those things. But top party school in the country. I got 5 incompletes. That's impressive. My dad was not impressed. Who is the Vietnam vet and West Point grad? No way. Yeah, to two tours of Vietnam. So he got the envelope and he opens it up and he looks at it and looks at me and looks at it again and looks at me. Crumples it up, throws it in the fireplace and says, you need to find a place to live and a job because I'm not paying for school anymore. So you out. I kicked me out and said, you might want to consider joining the army because they can't fire your raising butt. So are you a good joke? That kicks you out and joined the army. That is a good story. It's a great one. It should be pretty commercial because after that, things
J.D. Vance Describes What It Will Take to Turn the GOP Into a Fighting Party
"Com. Jady, you used a phrase in our last segment. Well, you know, if I may paraphrase whether the GOP has the requisite intestinal or testicular fortitude to do what has to be done in the face of the what are we seeing what we are witnessing with Nancy's efforts and the squad, which is the criminalization of conservatism, we're going to spend the whole next hour with president Trump's former Lloyd Jenna Ellis analyzing how the GOP failed us before the election and after the election, you're clearly running as an America first candidate you've been increasingly outspoken on social media. What is it going to take? Do you as one potential senator have a plan for how we finally turn the GOP into a fighting party? Yes. I mean, look, it's going to take a few others as well, but I do think one senator can make a huge difference here. I think that what we have to remember just before we get to the nitty Gritty here, is we actually represent real people. There are people sitting in a January excuse me in a D.C. jail. The capital the greatest country in the world, nonviolent protesters who have been treated by human scum by their own government in their own country. Some of them, by the way, fought for this country, were spat on because there were Vietnam veterans and now are being mistreated in D.C. prisons. We have to actually feel in our hearts that these are our people and that they deserve to have actual representation, not just words, not just complaining, not just political grandstanding, but actual defense when it comes to their basic constitutional liberty. And that's what has me so far. I mean, you're my friend and I like you and I'm very mad about what the fact that they're doing to you. But when I think about those guys in the D.C. prison who just showed up to exercise their constitutional rights, it gives me absolutely
Who Is Lt. Col. Allen West?
"Lieutenant colonel Alan west is at you. This is me and it's good to be with you Eric and it's good to see you again and just want to wish you a happy new year. Happy new year to you. I really, I'm excited to talk to you. But, you know, as much as I've admired you over the years, the idea that you're running to be governor of Texas is hugely exciting. So I really want to talk to you about that. I want to talk to you about yesterday and the January 6th, which my head's going to explode with anger at how the left has been portraying that in cooperation with the quote unquote mainstream media and the conservative media. But let's just talk about you. Some people know you, some people don't, where did you grow up? What you've got an amazing background obviously being a lieutenant colonel being a member of Congress. Tell us a little bit about yourself if you would. Well, I was born in 1961 and the inner city of Atlanta, Georgia and the blacks only hospital. I grew up in the same neighborhood that produced doctor marvelous the king junior is called the old fourth ward neighborhood in Atlanta. My elementary school was right across the street from ebenezer baptist church. I had two fantastic parents. My father was a World War II veteran, an army Corporal served in the European theater of operations and my mother did a little over 25 years of civilian service to a Marine Corps headquarters there in Atlanta. My older brother was a marine in Vietnam at the age of 15, my dad challenged me to be the first officer in the family because he and my older brother were both enlisted. So I started wearing a uniform back in 1976 in high school junior ROTC. And then I went out to the university of Tennessee and on 31, July 1982 I was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the army in the field artillery, and I served 22 years active duty in United States Army 13 different countries three different combat zones. I retired in August of 2004, been married for 32 years, my wife, her dad also was career army, 24 years. He's buried in all of the national cemetery. He served two tours of duty in Vietnam. We have two daughters. Our oldest is 28, and that's Aubrey. The youngest is 25, that's Austin, and we have one grandson. His name is Jackson Bernard, and he is 7 months
It's So Important to Express Gratitude to Our Veterans
"Right now I'm talking to tuan DOM. He is my co-pilot for the next hour or so. We are talking about him being from Vietnam and you and I were talking about how you respond whenever you see a Vietnam vet. Tell us about that. If I can give a hug to everybody who I see have served in Vietnam War, I would. I just love to be able to either pay for their meals secretly or put a handshake on and say, thank you so much for serving in the war. There was a story that my wife and I were involved with were this Vietnam vet was at a restaurant, a little deli. And he and his wife had already paid for the meal. So I went to the manager and I said, let me pay for his meal. I'll give you the money back. Whatever it was, I'll double or triple it, so I give him cash. And I said, just please write on the note, thank you so much for your service in the war. That's all you need to do. Of course, a manager is touched and we were sitting next to this couple. So the man's back was turned to us, but my wife and I, we could see his her face. And the manager came by and gave them the little note. And Larry did see the reaction on her face with tears streaming down his incredible. And that, to me, is what joy and gratitude is all about. I just wanted to be a secret because to me, it's an unknown. And that thought of some one out there who's really appreciative of what they did years ago. Hopefully we'll resonate more more than just in that one minute or that one month or whatever it is that they continue to remember that people really are grateful for what they
Guest Tuan Dom Calls Larry's Brother to Thank Him for His Service
"Was thanking you for your service during the Vietnam era, as you know, you and Dennis were Vietnam era vets. And he says, but for the service of you and those, of course, who served in country, he wouldn't be here. No. I found that period of time very confusing, I guess you could call it. I would very proud to be a member of the armed forces and never even wavered on my conviction of that. My problem was the way people reacted, especially toward the end of the war with on the chance of baby killers and all that other stuff. It just, I just never could understand that. You know, Kirk, as I shared earlier, I wish the Vietnamese people could have been there to receive the soldiers who came over and fought for us, because that can assure you, if you know any Vietnamese families at all, their doors are always open. They love to make plenty of food and I can assure you that would have been a very different reception because as I stated earlier, we are so grateful for people like you and Dennis and millions of others that have served to allow us to be where we are in
Immigrants welcome Afghan refugees, inspired by own journeys
"I I health health clinic clinic in in California California founded founded four four decades decades ago ago to to screen screen refugees refugees from from Southeast Southeast Asia Asia is is now now part part of of the the U. U. S. S. effort effort to to resettle resettle tens tens of of thousands thousands of of people people from from Afghanistan Afghanistan Muhammad Muhammad I I time time I I got got out out of of Kabul Kabul this this summer summer with with his his wife wife and and their their ten ten year year old old daughter daughter Moses Moses he he says says the the Taliban Taliban was was about about to to come come into into the the city city and and he he was was worried worried about about his his safety safety they they went went to to the the T. T. B. B. and and refugee refugee clinic clinic at at Santa Santa Clara Clara valley valley Medical Medical Center Center in in San San Jose Jose they they are are treated treated by by nurse nurse tram tram family family who who emigrated emigrated from from Vietnam Vietnam Vietnamese Vietnamese patients patients I I see see a a lot lot of of benefits benefits to to patients patients and and especially especially that that I I see see myself myself interpreter interpreter Johanna's Johanna's option option are are moved moved to to the the U. U. S. S. from from Iran Iran in in two two thousand thousand four four she she says says the the future future for for Afghan Afghan refugees refugees can can be be bright bright do do you you gonna gonna be be able able to to help help other other community community and and I I was was so so sorry sorry eighteen eighteen different different actually actually later later on on but but at at the the beginning beginning we we need need to to help help them them to to stand stand on on their their feet feet California California is is set set to to receive receive more more than than five five thousand thousand of of an an initial initial group group of of thirty thirty seven seven thousand thousand arrivals arrivals from from Afghanistan Afghanistan I'm I'm a a Donahue Donahue
Veterans Day Gary Sinise-Intro + Wrap homes
"On veteran's day the seventy fifth home built by the Gary Sinise foundation will be gifted to a veteran in Texas Sinise is best known for the character he played in Forrest Gump the Gary Sinise foundation launched ten years ago to help veterans like it's lieutenant Dan character including marine corps staff sergeant Jason Ross everything below his hips are gone from an improvised explosive device blast in Afghanistan his dad's a Vietnam veteran is is mom and dad are as full time care givers I've got two daughters and we wanted to build a specially adapted smart technology home for him it was built in California they're controlled by AI pads and you can raise the shades and put the lights down you have security cameras and and the hallways are being here and I'm and then the showers are more manageable A. A. R. P. profiled Sinise's work with Ross in a short film called reporting for duty I'm at Donahue
Activist and Filmmaker Chris Rufo Talks All Things 'Anti-Capitalist'
"Welcome back to mister CRT. Chris rufo. So you mentioned some of these anti capitalists. These people who wish to destroy America tell us who they teach who they consult to and the kinds of money these anti capitalists, like Robert Angelo, Angela Davis, and Ibrahim Kennedy make. So as anti capitalist, they're doing quite well on. They Kris. Hey, yeah. Yeah, and that's really the rub, right? I mean, no one is really anti capitalist. If you look at the four remaining, the three rather remaining socialist and communist countries in Asia, you know, China is a communist country Vietnam as a continuous country. I believe it's Cambodia as the third one. They all have a smaller government as a share of DD GDP than the United States. Actually, in practice, the government of the United States is more socialistic than all of the remaining socialist countries. Everyone knows that capitalism is the great generator of wealth. And for a lot of the critical race theorists, they preach anti capitalism because it's fashionable. It's chic. It's perceived as high status, but they all practice the lives of vicious and greedy capitalists. They won't do it accumulate resources and money. They'll take money from oil companies from technology companies from everybody to feed themselves from the capitalist machine. But they justify it by saying that this is simply redistribution. This is simply taking the fruits of illegitimate capitalist capital accumulation and redistributing it to the great kind of proletariat minds that make up the Vanguard of this revolution. And if you look throughout history, the communists have always impoverished the poor and enriched the powerful. This is a thing that has happened in every communist revolution since the very first one in Russia in 1917. The cadre, the elite, the party members, always suck up the wealth and labor of their countries in order to further their political goals while impoverishing the people that they're purported to help. It's no different in the kind of hyper capitalists the United States than it is in the hyper communist Soviet Union of a hundred years
"vietnam." Discussed on Veterans Chronicles
"No refused to sign it. And that's the only time they really threatened me. They said, well, you're never going to see your family again. So get out. And the next day they didn't do anything. So long story short when we got back, somebody knocked on my door about ten o'clock one night and was a young man about like your age. He showed me his ID, he was Greek, American, with a counterintelligence, and he said, I wanted to come before, but I couldn't, but I wanted to come and tell you how proud I am that you wouldn't sign a document. Because our people really didn't know with us signed it or not, he was just my word. I said, how do you know I didn't sign it? He said, the guy that was trying to make you sign it was one of our agents. Interesting. And he's been found out and they killed him, but we did get his family into Switzerland before they got them. That's an incredible story, sir. They've also mentioned that you served in Vietnam, two tours, in fact, what stands out to you most from your service there. Well, the first tour was with army concept team. There was very select group. Again, it was a signal to me that the army was pushing my career rather than I was pushing it. I did never push my career. We were to study different phases of what's going on over there to do something better. That's the American way, really. So I was into the concept team and I did a study on the use of artillery. In counter surgery. Operations in the main thing that came out of this study was they were not using. There are two properly the Vietnamese were not nor were they used in a VT fuse which was you had to use that and what terrain. So I got a lot of praise for that. And then I came back assigned to the 11th aerosol division. And I took over the battalion when it was it had all top notch people, because the division had cream of the crop, but they had fixated on helicopters and had forgotten how to use artillery. So I used the bubble first three, four months. The retrain them. And train them all sorts of far 360. For Vietnam, since I did that study, and then they got alerted they would become the first cavalry division and go to Vietnam. That's the first major unit that went to Vietnam. And my division artillery commander called me said meet me at the general's office. He wants to talk with you. I went there in the commanding general said you've already been to Vietnam, and the policy none is you don't go back. Well, every lieutenant colonel in the army was dying to give his ticket punched in Vietnam. So I would be cheating someone if I went back, so he said, you have to give up your battalion. I only had it about 5 months, and I said, sir, my dream in the army is never make general used to be a bat and commander. He said, don't worry..
Why Do We Continue to Buy From China?
"As you were saying earlier I don't understand why Americans by any products made in China for a long time Checked out products to see where their manufactured and a lot of times you just can't tell it because it says distributed by and it's a country in America to company in America So I thought there was a lot point where it had to be printed on the packaging of the product To tell you where the country is large and manufacturer was but apparently I haven't seen that I don't know if that was under the Trump administration But I do not buy any products in China by the Mexico Vietnam I'll buy them in product because that's what I have to get But I mainly look for products made in the United States I don't understand why Americans would buy products for I agree with you Part of the problem is like certain drugs because they have certain elements in China that we don't have certain material that we don't have I mean in the ground and so forth There is no escaping it But in terms of basic manufacturing you're a 100% right and Washington talks about this now You know the first one to talk about this was Trump Washington never talked about this but they talk about it now And here's the problem the Chinese have bought off so many of our institutions including politicians Look at swalwell Look at Pelosi Look at Feinstein He's only going to hear from him anymore Look at these colleges and universities with these Confucius Institutes Look at a Hollywood and how much money China has in the movie industry And then you look at our products too They have they have spread like a virus like a poison throughout the society And the one guy trying to put the brakes on it was Donald Trump and I think to some extent that's why they tried to take
Ruth Wisse and Eric Discuss Liberals' Perceived Victimhood and Apathy
"Strikes me that the left in america has fallen in love with with with victimhood. And that they they don't like celebrating sometimes because it almost implies within we haven't suffered enough we want you to focus on are suffering as though something's gained by that you're saying that's not how people learn. It's not a good thing but you see that narrative surely in in american life in the latter part of the the twentieth century just kind of took over and people they wanna wallow they wanna be victims. They wanna remind you of how much they've suffered because it gives them some kind of perverse status. Well that may be true of some people. But you know what i saw. When i was teaching at harvard actually was something quite different. knowle's troubling but very different people didn't wanna fight and what surprised me most about harvard and all the twenty one years that i taught there i became involved in faculty meetings as i had never been before when i was at mcgill and And i saw that there was. They refused to let. Rotc the reserve officer training corps. That had always been at the basis of higher education. There was always training of the best and the brightest young people during precisely the age when you have to go into the arm right. That's the hr so with their. The there was for for forty years forty years right. The faculty of harvard kept rossi off the campus. They did everything. They kept changing the rationale for keeping it on campus so as not to allowed on campus. What is that about what they were actually saying to. These kids is forgive me but this is the way i understood it. America is not worth defending. Of course that's exactly what they're saying. It's worse than that. They were saying that. America is bad. And they're saying that. Any kind of militarism or i should say any kind of self-defence is militarism is a step away from the quagmire of vietnam and chest thumping Jingoism i mean. That's where the left has been for a long time. It breaks my heart but this is all through the culture. Obviously just places like harvard.
Lennon Interview to Schoolboys, Songs, to Auction in Denmark
"A cassette tape with a thirty three minute audio recording of a John Lennon interview useful a school newspaper report we auctioned in Denmark later this month off a century ago full Danish teenagers interviewed them the recording including on a power on publish song by the late Beatle one of the team's remembers that it was the height of the Vietnam War and the Cold War that him and his wife Yoko Ono had a message of peace he says and that was important to us the teams managed to get an old jeans but lemon where he played and sung with no give peace a chance and a new one radio piece the items the tape twenty three still photos and a copy of the school paper estimated to be worth at least thirty one thousand dollars I'm Charles de Ledesma
Vietnam Speeds up Hanoi Vaccine Drive; 1M Jabs Over Weekend
"Vietnams is speeding up its vaccination program in an effort to loosen coronavirus looked down restrictions in major cities by the end of the month about eighty percent of handle is five point seven million adults who received at least one shot with authorities aiming for one hundred percent by the end of this week however the country's overrule vaccination rate still remains low that's about twenty eight percent a ninety four percent the mean fully vaccinated with both jobs hence the major drive all now with more than a million vaccine shots given over the weekend more than half of the country's ninety eight million population remain on the lockdown I'm Charles the last month
Contrast to Marxist Belief, Our U.S. Military Are Noble Soldiers
"Some four million American soldiers were mobilized to fight Germany, Austria, Hungary, Bulgaria in the Ottoman Empire. Over 116,000 Americans perished. Parrish. It won't work to more than 16 million American soldiers fought the German Nazis, Japan and Italy over 400,000 lost their lives. Sicily and Zia Atlantic. Normandy. Operation Dragoon the Bulge, he would Jima, Guadalcanal. Tearaway SaiPan, Okinawa, Too many to name During the Cold War with the Soviet Union. American soldiers fought the spread of communism, including in Korea. With the Soviet Chinese backed communists in the northern part of Korea Peninsula invaded the South. Over 5,700,000 Americans were engaged in that war, nearly 34,000 lost their lives. Almost three million Americans served in uniform in the Vietnam War, which was intended to prevent again the Soviet and Chinese backed Communist, in other words and part of that country from taking over the South. Over 58,000 American soldiers lost their lives. There have been many battles since. Including but not limited to Iraq and Afghanistan. And the war on terrorism. Contrary to the American Marxist slur that America is an imperial colonising force. Our soldiers are noble warriors. Of fought and died and still do. To protect and liberate the oppressed from one end of the world to the other. And, regardless of religion, skin, colour, ethnicity or race of the victimized And unlike some of our enemies, we do not seek to conquer other countries for the purpose of occupation and territorial
Horace Cooper: What I Learned From My Dear Grandmother
"Sadly with many of Our black friends on america first. We hit this refrain again and again and again that it was my grandma. It was my grandpa in your case. It was grandma virjee. Why is that what. Why is it that that we see such proclivity or a train that that generation is skipped and the black youth in america seem to be many cases brought on by grandparents. Well i would say this in my case my parents merit at an early age and even having done so my grandmother said is still have to do your part. You still have to do the responsible things and that included for my father. He was one of the few americans who voluntarily signed up for The army during vietnam and he shipped out and when he returned. I learned a lot about the importance of devotion to one's country about sacrifice and the like With regard to my mother she started school. I undergraduate ben a masters and then a phd. If you've got a family that you're also being a part of you can't necessarily say we're going to be done in about five six eight years. It took a while but my mother was determined and she was able to get it done and with my grandmother. Being willing to say. I'll take up some of the slack. You can drop the kids off with me. Sometimes we stayed during the summers for few weeks at a time.
Keith Urban's Tour Production Manager, 72, Dies From Fall
"Country star Keith urban is mourning the death of his longtime tour manager who fell from a stage in Ohio Keith urban's tour manager Randy Baja Fletcher joined him a decade ago after working with groups like ZZ Top Randy Travis and Brooks and Dunn the seventy two year old Fletcher fell off the stage last week while preparing for the lake your read bash on the bay concert he died a day later urban told Billboard Fletcher had an orbit of light they all loved him and he was grateful Fletcher chose to be part of urban's road family Fletcher was an army veteran who had served in Vietnam he received the country music association's first ever touring lifetime achievement award in twenty seventeen I'm Jackie Quinn
Matt Boyle and Trump Discuss Kamala Harris' Absence During the Afghanistan Withdrawal
"I actually asked president trump if he runs again in two thousand twenty four. Which a lot of people think that he will and i. I happen to think that he's very likely to run again. In two thousand and two thousand four. I asked him what he rather face. Joe biden or kamala harris. And you know this is in the middle of this whole afghanistan crisis and we're seeing biden's failures on display for the world and you know. He said he didn't want to predict too far out in the future but he also said he doesn't know if biden is gonna make it that far because he says there's something wrong with him. There's a lot of other stuff in this interview. i also asked president trump. What he thought about. Kamala harris of scanning off to asia In vietnam in the middle of all this usually by the way dr. okay. I get it vice presidents travel around the world. They meet with other government leaders on behalf of the president but in the middle of a crisis like we saw in the last several weeks here in afghanistan normally of accomp- invites president would call off their foreign travel and stand by the president's and help the president right like and i think that that that any republican or democrat. It's not supposed to be a partisan thing vice presidents are supposed to help their boss. There's supposed to have the president and kamala harris. You know jetted. On out of town over to vietnam and singapore where she was for for for for like all week and then she finally shows back up here You know once things are smoothing out a little bit. But i mean still not really i. She still hasn't really appeared in public with joe biden. On this rarely. She hasn't made any public remarks about what's going on afghanistan or anything so i asked president trump. What he thought about Comma harris doing that. He says you know what she seemed to want to get away Who can blame
Gold Star Mother Karen Vaughn Shares Perspective on Current Afghanistan Chaos
"Karen vaughn is the mother of fallen. Us navy seal. Aaron carson vaughn seal team. Six aaron was killed in action in afghanistan and over the past decade. Karen has emerged as just an entr. Incredible voice of clarity and dignity. Not only for our defenders still fighting on foreign soil but also as an advocate for a better stronger more resilient american. it is such an honor to welcome karen. Von for the mike gallagher show especially after this horrific news at about ghanistan karen first of all. Thank you for joining us. And second of all. This has got to be in many ways a nightmarish but of news for you out of afghanistan after you lived this with your beloved son errands passing and his sacrifice here. We go again with this nightmare in afghanistan for all the world to see it is mike. Thank you so much for allowing me to come on and just share my perspective as a gold star parents. This is a gut punch unlike anything we've experienced since our son's death just to watch what's happening in afghanistan right now. I'm involved right now with trying to help. Families get out of afghanistan and just the messages that i'm getting day and night are ripping my heart out. I know that my son would literally be rolling over in his grave right now. If you saw what has happened to this nation that he gave his life in and four. It's terrible i i have. My words are coming very with great difficulty. I could imagine and i. I thought i knew we were going to talk to you this week. And this news breaks The department of defense of course confirming. Us civilian casualties from this explosion. this terrorist attack. I i mean. I hate to kind of pull you into the political quagmire. But it's very difficult to to avoid expecting some ability from the biden harris administration over this. There would seem to be no plan Mitch mcconnell called this one of the greatest foreign policy disasters in the history of the united states karen von gold star mother. Would you agree with that assessment. I think that assessment is an understatement. I think what's happening right. Now is an atrocity. Unlike anything we've seen. Since unfortunately vietnam i look at the images talking to the people talking to warfighters who were on the ground. This is a week ago. All of us in the goldstar community. Were kind of shaking our heads saying what did our our sons and daughters die for the. You know the way we have exited. This country is such a buckle in such a up black mark in our nation's history and now here we are fast forward just just a week and we're watching as we find out that our nation is not cooperating or even communicating with our allies over. There were just making calls. This is this is failure of an epic
"vietnam." Discussed on Pressure Points
"Yeah like i. i don't like religion. I don't like dvd's but for god's sakes. I wouldn't fucking kill anybody while they're doing their thing. No like while. They're worshipping well. I wouldn't kill anybody anyway but no. Yeah no no no no. I wouldn't kill them. Wilder such like terrible terrible approach so another eighty more women children and these events that i'm going to be telling you about i did not break it down by which village it happened in. Just this is having an all this blanket. Blanket numbers events that were happening okay. So eighty more women and children were brought to an irrigation ditch and then they were shocked so exactly like the nazis did were. They would bring them to a ditch. Shoot them in the. Yeah try to cover up. They were just following orders. Weird that should be the subtitle for this shed nazis in vietnam just following. That's really good. That sounds like a movie so it sounds like a really really fucked up documentum about what. We should do documentaries. No we're too lazy. We don't even our own shows. The i yes i do. I made a robot do for me. I'm so lazy. That i learned how to make a macro to edit it for me works so though the women while being shot at were yelling. No viet cong. No viet cong. Because they couldn't speak english but they knew no viet novia they were shielding their kids One dude who's experience. This was specifically. The i took from remembered that he was shooting into the groups. Right next to his lieutenant who was encouraging and shooting himself and he was thinking and he thought all these kids all these old men and women they they're all strapped with grenades strapped with traps. I can't let them get me near me. We'd have to shoot him like he was so indoctrinated gene the lies that his commanding officers were giving him to basically turn the whole point of war..
"vietnam." Discussed on Pressure Points
"You know what this is. If you're not you might have heard of it. It's a pretty big event. Basically the tet offensive was eighty thousand. Viet cong attacked a hundred different towns and cities at the same time. Oh so the. The whole idea was oh. We're going to show how powerful we are in this offensive. That more people are going to rise up and join the viet cong More people are going to defect. More people are going to have the power to fight against the oppressing americans and other allies and would it also be safe to say that the approach is that if we hit one hundred towns. There's no way that they can stop us. If we're covering the shotgun broaches just boom. We're not going to get as much right away. They're going to be a lot of casualties but they're not gonna stop us. Yeah it's going to be a lot more difficult to fight against that. So i mean initially a worked. The the whole idea was all the locals are going to join. And then the government's gonna fall and then the allies will have no reason to be there anymore because The southern vietnam government's gone so initially really successful because it was such a surprise attack but because the the allies especially the us relied on. They used helicopters so much. They were able to travel so quickly that they pretty fairly quickly scooped up the land back. There was one battle that lasted over a month and the the viet cong because they had occupied this town for over a month. They were executing a couple. Couple thousand folks now vietnam and probably korea both kinda start off like a really really heavily focused guerrilla warfare right or would you say that started even further back. I would say that is started further back but this is utilize ation of it. It's at its core. When you have a jungle like vietnam yeah you can be a lot more guerrilla than anywhere else because guerilla warfare as we know it in a i could be completely wrong..
"vietnam." Discussed on Bro History
"Yeah man it's a this is this is this is the Wmd moment for the. I think you know like the the shitty intentionally should he Or misleading or straight up lying evidence about you know that there's wmd's in iraq and that's why we have to go. This was like others that. There's there was a pearl harbor event in vietnam. So that's why we have to go the pearl harbor vent. No one was hurt. This shows and everything nobody was hurt. He knows thing. Is that at the very like you know there was a a bad event and the straight of our moose with the us drone being shot down. That's right only two years ago. It's right are flying around in international waters and then iran was like no. You flew that shit into iran. And we've shot had hit down. And i mean that could act could have been. That could have been the moment right. We could have been like no. We were flying around in international waters. And like you know they were aggressive so we have to go after them another credited trump for not actually going through with it because he he could have very well. Could've i mean he. I mean everyone was telling him to do it. Apparently great apparently tucker carlson Tucker that's the story that he watched tucker carlson that night and he was like not gonna give it So i don't know. I think the rest of this. I don't we don't need to go through the rest of this article But yeah it's called the truth about tonkin on the naval history magazine The truth about tonkin. Excuse me so read it. Yeah it's a good breed as an easy read at interesting But it's a confirming when you read like it's easier to talk about vietnam because for far away in our past so it's a lot easier to call out like the lies and deceptions Then took place but the vietnam war was a war by deception. You know we were lied into that war just like the iraq war.
"vietnam." Discussed on Bro History
"Less conspiratorial websites like we're talking about you know a article. An essay published at the naval history magazine. It's pretty pretty bland. Boring pretty bland and boring. And i read this article. It was syndicated by the naval institute. Dot org so this is this is not I'm not grabbing this from a conspiratorial source this grabbing grabbing it from a military scholar Writing a for a historic magazine. That which i'm sure has very strong fact checking and like that you know But give you some background. Nate in august of nineteen sixty four so the us uss matic's is a destroyer ship. It was attacked by north vietnamese torpedo boats. While international waters in the gulf of tonkin and the gulf of tonkin incident gave the johnson administration the pretext to be more to be directly engaged in the vietnam war. So you know. We went from advisors to now boots on the ground and it was the minnie pearl harbor that they needed to justify. That is yeah it was it really was the minnie pearl harbor and this this this happened. You know this is this did happen. At least one of the attacks happened. Well yeah keep out there say my piece and so But in this story there's a lot of weirdness and confusion and dishonesty and emission of facs and then Twisting of backs surrounding this this incident so this attack that takes place place that now becomes the pretexts to bring in more troops into into vietnam. It'd be more directly engaged and Tell in early. Nineteen sixty four. So south vietnam began conducting a covert series of commando raids along the north vietnamese coast and these commando attacks were were supervised by the department offense in the cia but were carried out by the southfield muse navy and when these unit started taking heavy casualties they shifted the operations from commando raids to shore bombardments. Meanwhile the us navy had been conducting reconnaissance in sickened gathering missions which are basically like signal telling us.
"vietnam." Discussed on Bro History
"These were just. This is a line that was drawn for the french to evacuate their forces so the they split the country in half. The french has retreat immediately from from northern vietnam and then they had two years to leave southern vietnam south vietnam until they had a national election and that national election was most likely going to be won by. She meant does he had all the popular support. So what the us did with the cia. Basically dead is. They created south vietnam. They injected money into it. They injected resources into it to become this bulworth against communism in southeast asia so it was a completely manufactured country. It wasn't like you know something that succeeded. Orders fake fake government fake grassroots movement fake everything financing came from every fake. There's some countries that are just their natural countries that are kind of formed. there's other countries that are drawn by colonial powers over resources and then there's other countries that are literally just frankenstein's like they're just they're they're just like a complete like government contracts like that's that and that's what south vietnam was was a complete manufactured little sandbox that the cia created is a way to undermine hokey men to undermine the the communist there and rent one of the ways that they got people to move there. Is it they you know. They had a doubt they had to covertly figure out ways to get matt. These migrations from the north to the south was. They told people that they were going to be massacred if they stayed so the cia. They unleashed com. Really hot threat. Was that the threat of violence. Yeah well see the cia. They had a propaganda campaign. Mainly targeting catholics. They said that they're going to be genocide. And i have. Here's what gareth porter said. Gareth porter comes from this era of nosed investigative journalism. He's using his late seventies. So we use a vietnam era Guy thing that's why he's still so good. Today is that Psychological warfare team led by lansdale had slipped into hanoi in hoy fong to sabotage the hoshi men government takeover and spread propaganda to provoke fear among catholics and other residents. The key tactic of the lansdale team was to apprentice series of black propaganda leaflets designed to appear as though they came from the veit men too frightened residents of the north into leaving south vietnam. The most dramatic such deception involve spreading the rumor that the us military was going to bomb. Annoy a story that was further promoted by showing constant concentrate circle of destruction of the city buying atomic bomb. So jesus the cia went into the to north vietnam. And i always feel like fucking nut. Whenever i keep on saying the cia over and over and over again in a podcast. Because you know there's some people who are like to see. I earn troll. You know how it is in this case shorter might troll. We're not wrong this. Er is martin's legitimately. it was. It was a though. See i got me. So i always feel kinda weird saying it over and over again but i mean they are saying they do awful things so i think it's fair. The point out campaigns that they ran that well these are the facts lawns it affects by the commission that was that was drawn up by the us government themselves. A conspiracy theory like they fucking wrote it down on paper it literally. We did this. It's literally so's similar to afghanistan. It is eerie right. How similar the like south vietnam is to. The afghan. Government is the same thing. It's really sad. Tragic.
"vietnam." Discussed on Bro History
"Vietnam is that so during this time during this war there was no north and south vietnam. Now the only thing that was their nose french indo china it was the area. It was the french colony that covered modern day. Vietnam laos cambodia North the north and south border are just a result of postwar negotiations. And i have this this document. This that explain i have. I have documents documents right here. I have a document from the state department from nineteen sixty two. That explains it really. Well these were so just to give you an idea. So the vietnam. Demarcation line is non international boundary in the traditional sense rather it is a provisional military demarcation line as such it should never be shown on official maps by this standard simple for an international boundary. The lines represent the partition affected by the nineteen fifty four geneva conference which brought an end to the hostilities. Between the french union. Vietnamese forces knows the viet vietnam and the demarcation line is approximately forty seven point two five miles long French indochina consisted of tonkin a enaam in coaching china which together made up vietnam and cambodia and laos at the end of the war. It was anticipated that these entities would form a federal part of newly constituted. French union france however earnest never completely able to reassort its third authority over a period of a few years few years granted independence to three states moreover the area in tonkin over which the french had regained control after the war was slowly lost to the communist viet met after the surrender of deigned bond fu in the international conference engineer to resolve the difference in end the war. One of the one of the results of the conference was temporary partition of vietnam approximately along the seventeenth parallel of north latitude. According to the geneva conference of nineteen fifty four in the central mixed commission for vietnam the provisional military demarcation line in this association demilitarized zone was described as follows. And i'm i'm not going to go to the rest of that but the point is.
"vietnam." Discussed on Bro History
"World war. Two the french. Which is the front french. Were like okay like we're back You know we're no longer occupied germany. Why don't we just go reclaim our empire. Let's just see how that works out. So we'll go to indochina. That was one of our good ones and they go back and to their surprise the people who live there don't want them to be there anymore and they resist them and france invaded vietnam. It looked really bad on the world. Stage because francis vietnam. Was you know how people are like. Oh that was russia's via or so if the soviet union's vietnam when they referred to afghanistan like let's give them their own vietnam you know. That was vietnam when they fought yemen in the in the sixties Viet vietnam is vietnam. Vietnam vietnam because they lost the equal amount of soldiers like they had they had their own vietnam war right before i when we re just transition We took there but but but eisenhower to he he was he had such a hard on for this like domino theory that they ended up backing breaking apart from their other european allies and and they refused to sign that fifty four geneva accord to end that french were. They sided with engines over thera- giving. Yeah that's true. In what the. Pull this the pullback little earlier eisenhower actually against the initial french invasion changed their mind because the world the entire world was against that it looked really bad it was just like total colonialism like it looked just like really big move dude in the context of after world war two when now that we kind of decided that all that stuff wasn't good anymore like invading countries and stuff like that it was seen as as like what the hell are you guys doing critical it was. It was pretty hypocritical. So but what happened is that the context changed. After the korean war with american policy ultimately changed they preferred having a nato ally.
"vietnam." Discussed on Bro History
"The vietnam war had many more casualties. Tens of thousands of up soldier is dying there and It it it was. A disaster was absolute disaster and they were sacrificed. They didn't they've they were. Sacrifice like lambs was awful for bullshit for nothing. We trade with the tom. now i have. I have a friend who recently went to vietnam for vacation and she doesn't stop talking about like. Oh if he announced great and i always like oh mom like all my roommates in college reuven amies is nuts and i wanna let let's dive back into the vietnam war. 'cause i wanna talk about just the general of the war and dumb carnival way that we look at it danny sherston. He wrote his really interesting article. And i think this might be his first article that i've read of his So this was years ago. I think probably like two thousand eighteen. It made me a fan of his. And it's about the articles about military scholars and generals who are constantly reliving vietnam. No they they're replaying it over and over again in studies in theory and You know they're looking for insight on how they could have won that war it was Particularly obsession for a lot of generals who were coming out of west point in the nineteen eighties. So the guys who are too young to serve in vietnam but the guys who are old enough to basically be the leaders of Now of gulf war in where the high ups right now in our military. Hr mcmasters famous for this thesis. He wrote about you. Know what we did wrong. And in vietnam and you know what we could have done better But there's a lot of papers like that. There's this constant replaying up like what. How could we have one. But the problem is they focus on the actions that should have been taken after the. Us submitted ground troops in one thousand nine hundred eighty five. So they're on. You know what we should have gone after. Nineteen sixty five when we fully engaged in there. They don't take account that the war was already over by the time we entered it like the war was done. The there was no winning. That war was unwinnable at it was unwinnable because ho chee men was the most popular man in vietnam and You know they they just were not gonna prevent him from taking power. He had just too much popularity. He was seen as a freedom fighter who fought not only the japanese. But also the french and what people don't get is that communism.
"vietnam." Discussed on Bro History
"To sixty eight which later came to be known as the pentagon papers way actually read somewhere that the official official title to this study was even worse. It was report of the office of the secretary of defense vietnam task force which was even more lame than now. Pentagon papers is cooler. I mean the pentagon papers is A reason there's a reason why they called the afghanistan papers the afghanistan papers because right now because it's that explosive except the afghantistan papers really didn't shake shit up like this one. Did i feel like the reason why the afghanistan papers didn't have the same impact is because yeah like it was nice to see it but it was stuff out. Everyone already knew. Yeah you know. It was like a lot of the things that were exposed some quotes from different high ups. But everyone already knew that that that the afghanistan more with disaster an part of that is probably because we have the internet now right and so a lot of that information is being disseminated a lot quicker whereas the common american was just basically taking for face value. Whatever the us government was telling them on the on the basic media rank. And unless someone like you know ellsberg decided to leak some documents to the contrary whatever the government said was what was printed and what was said on the news and that's it so this. This was particularly kind of a bombshell revelation. Because a lot of people at the time were already feeling This kind of antiwar fervor or at least that had been that sentiment had been growing in the country and then suddenly somebody comes along and dropped seven thousand pages on you know affirming their beliefs and then suddenly like oh shit. There's some validity to this. You know to were invalidity to the war. I should say in yet. Even this stuff with like julian assange. Now kill tapes. That were dropped. A lot of the at that was dropped From assange a lot of people already had known that stuff right. You know what i mean. What assange did that was different. Was that he kind of made it. He put more is on it because it was kind of a weird story but you everything that was going on in like wikileaks became like this hotline internet. A weekly pedia for like classified stuff that was released But i don't want to get too off point with that This was this was a really big impact because it was coming on a print paper. You know what. I mean like right. There was no internet. There is no moon of alabama accuracy websites to go onto. There's no forums to discuss things on you just had your paper and that was it Or other..
"vietnam." Discussed on Bro History
"What's up. Everyone welcome to another episode bro. History at ten reason. Moda danny adele jbar. What's up brother. Hurry you gentlemen as per usual. Also i want to let you know that. I'm keeping that bed gasping. Because i think it was hilarious. What the gagging. Oh it's kind of like an curb your enthusiasm when i don't to get too crude but you watch curb now. Not really. he gets a pubic hair stuck in his throat. I do. i do recognize that senior and he keeps on going in front people people. You gotta get that checked out. Grapes stem grape stem. That's what i sound like right now. I don't know what that was. But yeah i'm doing well. I appreciate you joining me today. On this thursday the eighteenth seventeenth. Thursday the seventeenth. We are recording. This episode should be released on sunday the twentieth. I don't really know days anymore. Everything is just one long journey right. yep on chimes. The sun sets in some time. The sons rises. Most of the time. Time is this time is just measurement of of when you start doesn't really matter Yeah let's Let's get going on this one because we have a lot to discuss. We sure do and something that we discussed. Last episode was china and taiwan. So what were the chances that ultimately would would china invade taiwan. That's what we were talking about right and I think you guys. She listened to that. Episode became to an interesting conclusion. However something we forgot to mention or something. We didn't mention in this. But i wish that we did. I wish we did bring up. Was that this Gareth porter released articles one of my favourite investigative journalist. Who's from the vietnam era who still writes today But daniel ellsberg struck again. This was a couple of weeks ago. So daniel ellsberg is the guy who leaked the pentagon papers and this guy has been leaking documents to this day at ninety years old. So he's the original edward snowden and a couple of weeks ago he just dropped a report from the pentagon on the nineteen fifty eight taiwan strait crisis. This dude is ninety years old. Still kicking still doing interviews still one hundred percent. There guy is a beast absolutely. Yeah guys awesome. And he and men talked about the content. He drops right like he's got all the juicy scoop. I'm yeah this guy is a is.
"vietnam." Discussed on Drive with Us Podcast
"And just kinda cried. Because i just thought this is my first month in vietnam. This happens in via. It worked out in the ad but it was one of the most stressful actually more stressful things. But that was one of the most memorable experiences. I've had vietnam at least well got it worked out in the end and i definitely would have been freaked out to in this situation especially being in a different country and your vehicle just stops and you're stuck on high traffic area. Yeah it was like like. I said i knew there was no tow trucks. So it's just like. How do you get this bike. That doesn't work off this A massive ridge but likely the shop wasn't very far from where it was like. If you were driving normally baby like a twenty twenty five minute drive. So luckily wasn't out there stranded by that was definitely a nice. Welcome to vietnam in that kind of that kind of tended to be vietnam like whether ran out of gas or there was other times motorbikes breakdown. It just happens quite a bit. But over time i knew what to do so i think it's really interesting that pushing the bike with your foot like i didn't even know that was the thing that's how people forced. The bikes are broken. Because even the mechanic did the same thing. Yeah would have never thought of that. Yeah me neither. But that just kinda goes to show like when you're other countries like that they really do find ways to make anything work with whatever they have so it really just kinda teaches you to be like a little bit more innovative. You know when you're in those kind of situations saw like i said it works and it was just funny Him push me up all the way up the road. I just thought you know what is my life but But like you said. I got through a it was on the end. I really wasn't in danger. I was just turn a little bit. Yeah i feel like..
"vietnam." Discussed on EAA's The Green Dot - An Aviation Podcast
"Thought we'd <hes>. We'd make you switch seats and Hanson and roles in everything Chris and talk about this new. One of <hes> one of the new exhibits that's gone into the museum, but a new aircraft for us. It is I'm really excited. It's something that <hes> as a rudder head. I've kind of been wanting to see the museum acquire <hes> for the last several years, but <hes> we were able to. Get A U H One Huey helicopter <hes>. Totally, <hes> excited to see that come in <hes> and I I know we're going to get into a lot of the the Riviera of but <hes>. It was exciting to see it. <hes> get trailer it on into us. Well, that's cool, and that of course happened in the midst of all the complications around around covert and those other restrictions, so we'll talk about that in a bit, too, but interesting to me that <hes> just with the passage of time with our museum <hes>. This is something that we have an eagle hangar has traditionally been the venue, or we talk about military history, and we have our warbirds and other artifacts and things. That's been largely focused on World War Two since the advent of the museum, but we've seen F eighty six, an megan there periodically touching into Korea. Thomas More Scout, <hes> that sort of his edge, and there's going to cover World War One <hes>, but this is really our first four into Vietnam, isn't it? Is it is? This is the first <hes> aircraft that we have from the Vietnam era <hes>. Interestingly enough if you go back several years <hes> sort of on the gate guard side of things. We actually had a couple sky, raiders, <hes>, and those are actually on different military bases. Now they were on loan to us <hes>, but this is the first true aircraft donation to artifact <hes> that <hes> that we have in in the museum. Proper here and <hes>. It's really exciting to see that come in because. You know when you if you look back. When Eagle. Hangar was built it was you know it was opened in the nineties, <hes>. You know. It's about the fiftieth anniversary of world. War Two turn. Now you know were <hes>. We're focusing never GONNA lose that focus of the World War Two generation that always going to be something special <hes>, but we are broadening the horizons a bit to make sure we're. Live of experience excellent. Yeah, absolutely excellent, so then I suppose the first obvious question here is. Where did the idea for the Huey Exhibit? Come from was something that you know we've been looking at for a while. And the right opportunity came up or was this sort of a newer like we really need to. Branch out a little bit and feature this part of history as well <hes>. It's something that that personally I've been pushing for a couple years. I joined the museum team that <hes>. I think we need to get get a healy <hes>, and and there are several reasons why that aircraft <hes>. Early <hes> well. We have a <hes>. Our Museum director is Huey pilot, so it wasn't hard to. To Sell Ron on the idea of. Like, we should have a you hit owed. He's like well. That sounds good to me. Who flew those? Which is true? Yes, exactly exactly, you're listening. So, it was very <hes>. Once I came back with. Hey, there's more to it than just getting Hughie <hes>. You know there's a lot of programming that comes with that we could do. There's a lot of artifact display that we could do love storytelling. And I think once once we all sat down and we really took a hard look at it rather than just a the perspective of boy. Wouldn't it be nice to have one <hes>? We really got into what we could do with it. I think it was. It was kind of obvious we should we should. Try and get one.
"vietnam." Discussed on T.O.F.U. Talks: #OurNewNormal
"All right. Hi, everybody and welcome to what I guess will be the final episode of the army. Normal series a took who talks limited series that they started? What seems like a year ago to documented the experiences of vegans and Vegan businesses and Vegan organizations around the world during the in nineteen pandemic. near the beginning I jokingly didn't interview with myself. which maybe some of you picked up on? I'm not sure if the podcast version made that clear, but yes episode three think was me interviewing in this case right now. I'M NOT GONNA. Do that I just wanted to have a quick little livestream here to maybe connect with some folks. If anyone had any questions or wanted to share their experiences, and to also Kinda give a update upon what life is like here in Coaching City Saigon. Vietnam And, just say thanks to everybody who tuned into the earning normal series. Obviously as of mentioned in posting the last couple of. things have kind of shifted. Even though the Covid nineteen pandemic has definitely not disappeared only many places. It's gotten worse probably on the focus of the media and people in general has shifted to I don't WanNa see more important things, but to definitely things that also the attention, and partially in an effort to not sort of detract from that I felt like continuing series was. I don't know. Kind of not right. Step leads to just not sounding nearly as intelligent. It just seemed inappropriate to continue the series. Plus in all honesty I've done well. This'll be the fortieth. Thirtieth episode and that's more than I thought I would get when I started, and in fact, actually turned down a few people because like I said. I decided to end it so. I think I think ending on Thirty S. And on that note. I guess. Here's a rough idea. What things are like in Saigon Vietnam? I know I've touched on some of the episodes will talking with people, but I guess I haven't done. I am recording another episode since the end of May. So. Not much really changed here in the last few weeks. sometime in..
"vietnam." Discussed on News Radio 1190 KEX
"Can I can I can use to Vietnam you know Vietnam a teacher to reason right there is that the that the several industry was being developed in the in the Golden Triangle there between laws sperm all and in Thailand and at the center of the of the activity was was tied down and that industry was being disrupted by the north Vietnamese who wanted to put an end to it so I mean there is an economic reason regarding don't don't nobody should right off here with thinking this is something small this is a huge huge industry was worldwide it's huge why why did that we don't get this the they've been added to the national army of Jeff chunk I checked was funded totally on heroin and a day and and what happened but it wouldn't heroin started to really during the nineteen sixties in order did the reset your point that the detective when armed men were killed in action in Vietnam their bodies were Vista rated and they were stuff with heroin and sent to the interest here for for space this is front page news in in the in a New York times so I believe that the Vietnam was was a heroin war now during Correa you got to realize that the military equipment that the north three it that the north Koreans were using was being developed by Russia with funding from the Rockefellers why wasn't Correa split up after World War two well sure yeah well it it no make me choose you know I mean it did it did the aliens were given you know because of the don prince the young but knows that that that came about because of that they can but because the Korean conflict the forty ninth parallel on all year yeah but that was that was after the fact that was after the fact right I mean that's I think after World War two they split it up north and south and then the north invade the south right and that's that's what got us involved that's what got us involved and once again you got to realize that that it was very profitable Boeing General Dynamics all these firms that were part of the military industrial complex profited enormously and Eisenhower warned us and it was the beginning of the endless wars where were you could call our president could drag us into war without the authorization of of Congress and what's the next one the Middle East George you get used to get rid of the what were the words the wealth of the world is being concentrated right now is that the basin of the Caspian Sea which is which is were a rand is located that's were all the the most of the royal the world most of the natural gas the uranium in the gold is located and when you have natural resources there you have your hope you have a real struggle for control of those in that one area of the world right now the Chinese she does a strong Chinese person presence is a strong Russian presence and of course our presence and we what we wanted to and we we have low what the records have been trying to do is to create a pipeline there we go from the base in the Caspian Sea in Iran through northern Iraq in through Syria to the Mediterranean Sea so yeah I I mean everything is economic when we had our eyes on Iraq during the bush administration did Dick Cheney go up to a map in point out a ran in say that's what we want yeah that's what I heard yeah and I I I don't think I I don't think that that's going I think that's the the the insect tire situation with Turkey and Syria and the Kurds and all plays into that it into had to be California squeeze you in here ready go ahead.
"vietnam." Discussed on WTMJ 620
"One of the reasons I wanted to talk a little bit about Memorial Day, which is coming up Mondays because one of the off money. But I think it's something that is one of those days that I don't wanna see everybody but a lot of us take for granted. It's traditionally seen courses the kickoff to the summer season in this country. And it's been treated that way by a lot of folks the getting the grill, ready, having the folks, and friends and neighbors over and having, you know, big barbecue, which is all well, and good. But ultimately, this day is about remembering the people who died while serving their country in the United States armed forces in there's Veterans Day, which celebrates the service of all US military veterans. And that's not what this is this is the men and women who have died while serving their country. And I as I said before I attended event, every year creek on Memorial Day in the morning at the four still cemetery, which is a great events. And. There's speeches. We have elected officials who speak and some members of the military as well. But ultimately, we respect and appreciate those individuals who paid the ultimate sacrifice and gene, and I were talking about g Miller and I were talking about this, this morning, you know, circumstances when you were born in a lot of ways dictates what your story line is. And in some cases, dictates, whether or not, you are someone who served in the military. I didn't. And it's always been one of my biggest regrets. And I've interviewed a lot of different members of a lot of different branches and served in different wars. I've talked to Korean war veterans, Vietnam. Veterans certainly and a lot of folks who are just inactive military, serving around the world, including some members who have served in Afghanistan. I think it's important Afghanistan. I think it's important. To understand the significance of this day, when you look at World War Two or the Korean war, or Vietnam in this case in greenfield currently have the traveling wall where you can actually see a symbolic representation of what the real wall in Washington DC, looks like on the mall and courage, if you're out in about this, we can go check that out. Those are real people. Real real names of individuals who did pay that ultimate price. And that is significant and something we should all appreciate Richard for his calling from Oshkosh. Good morning. Richard. Good morning. Yes. When I get to Memorial Day, I think about my family was invested highly in World War, Two my wife was killed in the battle the ball ch- period, and then other ones. My dad was in the service thirty eight months. You don't think about that. My uncle was overseas. Forty four months never saw his second born until he got out of the service Jack was blown out of the water in the Atlantic. I'm a Vietnam veteran and I served twelve months in Vietnam and the note to you, there is a, a minute of silence at three pm local time on Monday for unity and remembrance of all those who passed away. Well, thanks for sharing that Richard and thanks for your services, while Richard calling from Oshkosh. And that's just one person that's one story. But look at all the lives. He's talked about their people that have. Impacted his life, his his memories and his ability to live free in this country. So much of what we do today. All the freedoms. We enjoy. We don't think the people who actually did the heavy lifting in the work to allow that to be possible. And it's more than just thinking about you. And that's something you should do every day. You don't need a Veterans Day or Memorial Day to celebrate these lives that were lost. He should do that everyday. But when you think about Memorial Day, I my I guess my sole purpose for talking about this is to understand that these people left the safety of their homes left their families, in many cases, left wives and children to go fight for us. Whether it's World War Two or Vietnam or whatever conflict Afghanistan. How many people could make that commitment? It's become more challenging to get people to sign up for military service. We our country that doesn't have a draft. It's still a volunteer, volunteer army. And I think when you think about that. Appreciate the men and women who have paid that ultimate sacrifice. So if you have a community that has one of these events taken our to on Monday morning. That's what it is. Sounds like the forecast, it'll be okay. And just listen to what the speakers are telling you. Take a moment to glance at a grave of a veteran. And say thank you, in that way. All the stuff that happens later, the barbecues a family get togethers. All great all good. But on that day Memorial Day, it's about celebrating the lives of the people that, that were willing to do with some of us aren't willing to do our weren't willing to do its significance important. And I think what's it's what makes this country so great. There's not enough of that. And I notice I was reading through Twitter and congressman Gallagher from Wisconsin served in the military has been sharing stories of young men killed in Afghanistan. Take a moment. If you're on social media, go look at those some as recently as last year. Young men in their twenties. Up their lives. Our families friends went to the other side of the world. Trying to defeat terrorism and pay the ultimate sacrifice in doing that. So think about that Memorial Day. Today worth remembering those men and women is country who.
"vietnam." Discussed on Between The Lines
"This is an ABC podcast. Hello there and welcome to between the lines. This is Tom Switzer. It's always great to have you company. Now, when you think of it at Phnom, what comes to your mind for many, people of a certain vintage Vietnam represents the conflict between the US laid forces, including Australia, and the North Vietnamese communists, primarily in the sixties and early seventies doesn't it? For me. Vietnam is personal you see my father served as a US marine in India China in a light sixties early seventies. During our Anna, he like, many US men spent time in Australia. One not is light one not one of those dodgy BAAs in kings cross Sydney. He made a local nece they spent several knots together during his break from fighting. Yatta yatta. They seemed got married and always born shortly afterwards. So as you must suspect I can never criticize our involvement in Vietnam. Otherwise, I would never have been born. We'll seriously the subject Vietnam has been subjected to lots of scholarship and scrutiny during the past how century and some journalists believe in new book, Vietnam, an epic tragedy. It's nine forty five to seventy five is the best account of the wall. Now, the author of that book is Max Hastings. He's one of the world's great journalists and military historians who happened to be in Saigon as a young baby. ABC reporter aged twenty four in nineteen seventy-one Dominic. Same Brooke rotting in the Sunday Times, he reflects the consensus among the review as he says, quote, even by Hastings earned standards. This is a masterful performance. Deftly balanced immaculately research and risen with immense. Flay will. Housing's? That's a heck of a wrap. Welcome back to between the lines. Thanks. It's always a pleasure to be here. A love story. Well, let's start with quite Walt Bouma who went to went onto become a four star. General. He was willing to do anything to get to Vietnam says he's quote, I fully board into this thing that the communists were going to take over the world. And this was the place to stop them. Even then har- school kids were saying, this does not make any sense to us. But I thought our pretty stupid max. Well, I love what Bouma because I spent a couple of days talking to him for this book, and he's a huge intelligence thoughtful guy who's absolutely Frank about the naievety with which she went into bit nam as a professional career marine. And what he learnt while he was Darren until three tours, and he's really thoughtful and reflective about it, which not everybody is some people are still very bitter about the war. Some people bang on about high. It could have been one. And he's one of those who I respect enormously who thought a lot about this that when you're young marine or young soldier that. It sounds terrible to say it now, but you don't think too much about you assume that you'll country country right or wrong in the nineteen sixties. Anything seemed possible for the United States. I lived in America in the nineteen sixties for two years. An America was so rich unsocial successful. And it was still generation in charge that one well will too and they felt nothing was beyond them..