Vietnam – The Real Story

Vietnam – The Real Story

Dave Schultz

May 1, 2011

 

The sad part about history – is that is it is almost always rewritten to fit the political agenda of those who write the history books, teach the rewritten history, create the TV documentaries, and produce the Hollywood movies.  Case in point is the lie that our young, our apathetic, and our ignorant people today understand as the Vietnam War.

Just ask anyone – Vietnam was a quagmire created by Nixon, and a war Americans didn’t want to be in. The majority of loyal Americans like Jane Fonda protested the war, and according to John Kerry – our young men were just a pack of baby killers. Fact is that only about 20% of America (mostly college students brainwashed by their Marxist professors) were against the US involvement in Vietnam until Nixon was elected, and the majority of people under 35 actually supported US involvement.

How do I know? Because I was a teenager during that time. I’ve always made it a point of being aware of current events (even as a young man)  – and I’ve always been a student of history. As a paperboy delivering the Newark News in 1967, I was collecting for that week’s delivery of a customer. My knock was answered by a man who was crying – and his wife was also sobbing in the background. He told me that they just learned they’d lost their son in Vietnam – and asked if I would come back later. I remember the halls of my high school as a shrine of previous years’ graduating classes – who had died in Vietnam. Yes, I was aware of what was going on at the time – and it was a frequent conversation among my friends. While some of my friends were swayed by songs like Sky Pilot (although “Knights in White Satin” was popular when I was serving), most supported the intent of our involvement.

The problem wasn’t the war – but who we trusted to manage it. To understand the truth of Vietnam that you will never learn from a Liberal teacher – you have to go back to the beginning.

Vietnam really started with the Bay of Pigs. In a nutshell, the Bay of Pigs was JFK promising Cuban Freedom Fighters that he’d give them the air cover they needed to take Cuba back from Castro. At the last minute (when the Cubans were in place) Kennedy got cold feet and cancelled the air support. The Freedom fighters were left unprotected and were massacred. Those who were not killed were tortured, and most of them died in Cuban prisons. The Soviet Union sensing weakness in America’s  leadership had this lead up to the “Cuban Missile Crisis”.  Now history reports that Kennedy stood up to the Soviet Union and WWIII was averted by his brave actions – but in reality it was a crisis caused by JFK’s weakness – and wouldn’t have occurred if Nixon had been elected President. The negotiations to advert war included the US having to remove missiles from Turkey, which is a little piece of information that rewritten history forgets. Yes, the USSR actually won that battle.

So when Red China backed Ho Chi Minh (who Liberals then liked to refer to as “Vietnam’s George Washington” – before we started to teach our children that Washington was just a rich old white slave master) and North Vietnam’s attack on the French colony of South Vietnam – JFK saw this as an excellent opportunity to show America that he really wasn’t weak when it came to standing up to Communists. He decided to involve the US in Vietnam. However, it is never wise to get involved in a war if the Democrats are in charge. They’re always eager to jump in for the weakest of reasons – but will never dedicate the sufficient force required to win. They’re afraid that doing so will have the French call us cowboys and bullies.

And so it was with Vietnam. JFK would not bomb were the bombing was required, and American blood was shed because of it. It would have appeared that JFK was more preoccupied with getting a hummer from Marilyn Monroe, than he was with the war, and so there was no direction given to the Military leaders. Actually, his biggest contribution to the war — was to direct the CIA to kill the Premier/President of South Vietnam, as he thought him to be disagreeable.

As bad as JFK was, LBJ was far worse. When Johnson inherited the war following JFK’s assignation, we jumped out of the frying pan and into the fire. As a typical Democrat war hero, LBJ had taken a 12-minute flight as an observer during WWII — and was awarded the Silver Star – despite the aircraft never being under fire.  He was the only one on the aircraft to ask for and receive a medal. Just like Al Gore’s lies of being in firefights when in actuality he was a reporter for Stars & Stripes (and had a body guard assigned to him, and like Kerry was sent home early because of cowardice) in Saigon; and John Kerry’s medals (for a paper cut, a sliver, and a kernel of rice embedded in his ass from a hand grenade going off in a barrel of rice while goofing around) – LBJ’s lies got bigger and bigger – and he was exposed. His Silver Star was jokingly referred to as “The least deserved, and most displayed Silver Cross in Military History”.

Upon becoming President, LBJ was told that the war was winnable – but only with overwhelming force. He put the draft in full swing, and so the overwhelming force was available, but LBJ micromanaged the war from the Oval Office to prove his military brilliance – much as Hitler micromanaged Germany’s loss from the Wolf’s Lair.  While LBJ had no problems with sending thousands of boys into the unfamiliar Jungles to defend against supplies coming down the Ho Chi Minh trail to the Viet Cong, – he was unwilling to take the offensive and bomb the north, or mine Hanoi Harbor. Johnson’s lack of leadership with the war caused him to have to pull out of running for re-election, after getting his ass kicked in the first State Primary.

Nixon became the next President – and here’s where history really gets a good rewriting. The reason that it has been rewritten is because Nixon was a conservative who hated Communists, and reporters and writers educated in the NYC region Communist training camp at Columbia; or Harvard’s Soviet educated professors teaching at Berkley, Kent, and other Liberal college; or Communist infiltrated Hollywood – will only tell the anti-American version they want told. We are told to hate Nixon for his attempt to cover up – but not Clinton or Obama for their cover ups. Liberals own the Newspapers and book publishers; are the movie producers and Union teachers – and are the ignorant (only knowing what the Union Leaders tell them) Union robots sliding washers on bolts. So this is how history becomes both rewritten with double standards applied to it.  The then NY Time Publisher once asked his college student son (who is now the NY Time publisher) if there was choice of and American Soldier of a North Vietnamese soldier being killed – who would he rather see dead? His answer was the American, as we were in his country. That technically wasn’t true, as the North Vietnamese were attackers of South Vietnam. But I digress!

In 1968, Nixon takes over and dramatically reduces the ground forces immediately, while at the same time increasing the bombing. We finally had the North on the ropes (much to the dismay of Liberals) and the Paris Peace Talks began. Despite John Kerry (who was still in uniform) committing the treasonous act of secretly meeting with the enemy in Paris – we had the upper hand. I vividly remember that day in January 1973, when the Paris Peace Accords was announced. I was a 17-year-old E1 (No-Striper) in the Air Force. All of us GIs were as happy as a clam – as we’d finally won a long war that had claimed so many of our friends. The terms of the Paris Peace Accords had the war end with the borders being as they were before the North attacked the South. The US would pull out – but the treaty specified that we were coming back, mining Hanoi Harbor, and bombing them – should the North ever cross back into the South again.

However, Democrats always manage to wrest the defeat from jaws of victory – as Ann Coulter likes to put it. In that tradition, the Democrat congress got so busy dropping everything to investigate a couple of Mexican plumbers putting a bug in a Democrat campaign office that they never took up ratifying the Paris Peace Accords. Years passed, and Communists again sensing weakness from Democrats (and having the American press doing their dirty work for them) attacked the South. Nixon had the world against him, and we could do nothing more than fly off those on the Embassy roof, before Saigon became Ho Chi Minh City.

So that is the “Reader’s Digest” version of what happened in Vietnam. Now you will know what really happened the next time some idiot repeats the Liberal Mantra of Vietnam being a quagmire. It was a quagmire – but that was the complete fault of the Liberals, who should never be trusted with the military. Doing so will give the outcome we had in JFK’s/LBJ’s Vietnam. Remember, that we had a weak coward of a President by the name of Jimmy Carter having Americans and America held hostage for 444 days, by a gang of idiots in a puissant country. We could have wiped them out in minutes – and there never would been a Hamas, Hezbollah, or the Muslim brotherhood today. Libya and Syria would have never considered jacking with us.  However, we instead had a weak President sit back with our people prisoners – and let them get stronger and more confident. Minutes after Reagan was elected, Iran released the hostages. Why? Because they knew they were no longer dealing with a coward, but were fixing to get their asses kicked!

Likewise if JFK’s fraudulent (with the buying of Chicago) election had never occurred, and had Nixon been in the White House — there would never been a Bay of Pigs, never would have been a Cuban Missile Crisis, and never would have been a quagmire in Viet Nam. Remember this as we currently have a weak President playing around with the lives of American soldiers. This is a man who wouldn’t meet with his own generals, and has no real Middle East strategy. Democrats are unprepared to be Commander and Chief. We will not win with a weak leader.

Don’t believe me – check my version of what happened out. However be careful of your sources. The Liberals have a firm hold of media, teachers, and textbooks. Consider your sources as you read.

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