Vietnam and the Airbrushing of History

I’m in a project at the moment that involves the Vietnam war. Naturally enough some of this research is on YouTube. I was perhaps not so horrified to see that over the last five years or so all criticism of the Vietnam war has been purged from YouTube. You now have to look really hard to find stuff that’s not pro-Pentagon.

Vietnam was the last time that independent reporters were allowed to roam freely in the war zone. The American war machine learned a lesson from this, and ever since ‘reporters’ have been embedded with the military. This means nothing gets reported. For instance, during the 2003 Iraq war, American grunts were not given live ammo until they got right up to the front line, because so many of the grunts were shooting their own officers.

John Pilger says likewise in this report about the Vietnam war, broadcasted in 1970. Pilger had real balls to make this programme, because he was out there in the field with the grunts and his life was equally in danger. In a similar vein, kudos to ITV (in the UK) for putting this piece out. You will never, ever, see anything like this thesedays, because we now live in nightmare police states.

Pilger’s piece is not really that critical, but it does show reality, and the one thing that the psychopaths who rule us don’t want is for us to see this reality…

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14 Responses to Vietnam and the Airbrushing of History

  1. freddy says:

    When I was 16 and at a sixth form college, in England,
    there was an American boy, he said three of his elder brothers had fled
    to Sweden to avoid the draft, they did not want to go to Vietnam.
    He also said that the U.S.A. would never forgive his brothers, they could never return to U.S.A.
    because of this, he wasn’t sure, if he would dodge the draft.

    • Rob Godfrey Rob Godfrey says:

      During the Korean war, which lasted for three years, the Americans dropped more than 600,000 tons of napalm on North Korea, plus more ‘conventional’ bombs than had ever been dropped in history, including the following Vietnam war.

      That the Americans are war criminals much worse than the Nazis is not beyond doubt. The amazing thing is that many people still buy into the propaganda.

      I could also get into Agent Orange, depleted uranium, and all the rest of it.

    • Rob Godfrey Rob Godfrey says:

      Freddy, I did reply to the e-mail you sent me, but as usual it got bounced. Here’s the bounce details I received (and of course I’ve removed your e-mail details):

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  2. JOML says:

    Don’t want to preach to the educated, but Laos were victims of US mass bombing too. Complete bastards. Yet when I first visited Vietnam in 1998, they liked Americans (they’d not heard of Scots!). However, they liked the Swedes the best because they had helped them regenerate their forests from Agent Orange. Not sure what my point is, other than the US is utterly evil.

  3. freddy says:

    Hi Rob, is the shine going off
    En Marche ?

    • Rob Godfrey Rob Godfrey says:

      Nope, the revolution is still on track, I just can’t say too much about things at the moment (Clue: maggot Macron will be gone very shortly).

  4. freddy says:

    Looks like Monday 08 October 2018
    The United Kingdom is still bombing Syria, why don’t the BBC tyell us this?
    RAF aerial bombardments have destroyed a significant number of Islamic State command posts, tunnel networks and weapons in Syria.

    The Ministry of Defence (MoD) said it was the UK’s busiest month over the war-torn country since February, hitting the terror group’s targets at a rate of more than one a day.

    RAF Tornados and Reapers have continued to support the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Iraqi Security Forces as they attack the last remaining pockets of IS in both countries.

    An airstrike on 12 September involved an RAF Reaper aircraft supporting the SDF to mount an offensive towards Abu Kamal, at the southern end of a significant remaining area of IS-held territory in eastern Syria.

  5. freddy says:

    Then there is this:
    Helicopters of Int’l coalition evacuate Daesh terrorists from Deir Ezzor Countryside.
    Deir Ezzor, SANA- Helicopters of the US-led International coalition evacuated a number of of Daesh(ISIS) terrorists from the south-eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.

    Identical sources of media and information said Sunday that Helicopters belonging to the US-led coalition, carried out an air landing near al-Sha’feh town in the pocket where Daesh terrorists are positioned in the south-eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor and transferred a number of Daesh terrorists of different nationalities .

    Few days ago, the “International Coalition” carried out an air landing operation at the outskirts of al-Mrashde village located in the pocket where Daesh terrorists spread in the southeastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, transferring a number of Daesh leaders .

  6. freddy says:

    It makes me think
    we are being bullshitted.

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