This is a pretty shocking little article to publish on Memorial Day. I do like HNN, but this pretty horrifying stuff. It opens with:
It is difficult to realize that thirty years have gone by since Saigon was liberated and the Vietnam war was over.
Liberated? Liberated! Was that before or after the executions, rapes and fires? Did the liberation continue with the concentration camps and mass executions? I'm falling back on Inigo Montoya here, "I do not think that word means what you think it means."
That, and the domino theory, provided the flammable mix for our invasion of Vietnam.
Another good one. So, the South fell to the north, but no other countries in Southeast Asia became communist. Right? Can anyone sing 'Holiday in Cambodia' along with me? That's one of the worst canards on the war in Viet Nam.
I think HNN's standards may have slipped a bit too far this time. Is it a private blog or could we lobby for a new editor because that was a pretty offensive article.
Oh, but if we are going to start handing out genuine pickelhelm's, I'd like one please.
Further comments on that article here:
50th Star (I like his name!)