Friday, April 07, 2006

Dien Bien Phu

A small place in Vietnam.

A battle there in 1954 sent the French colonialists fleeing, and the US empirests came in. We know how that worked out.

On THIS DAY IN HISTORY, in 1954, while the battle raged, Doh-white D Eisenhower said, "You have a row of dominoes set up; you knock over the first one, and what will happen to the last one is that it will go over very quickly."

He should have noticed that the game pieces were human beings, and, by the time all was said and done, in the course of the Indochina Wars, in excess of six million human beings "goed over very quickly."

To quote Katherine Anne Porter, concerning the judicial murder of Sacco and Vanzetti, The Never Ending Wrong.

1 Comments:

Anonymous earthboundmisfit said...

Ain't it chilling to realize how many of the domino "players" of the Vietnam War are the same ones directing the Iraq nightmare. And I believe the bunch of them absolutely DO realize the game pieces are human beings - which makes it all the more evil.

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