Thursday, May 08, 2008

In Memory: the Dead of Indochina

Today is Wednesday, 7 May 2008.

On this date in 1954, fell the French fortress at Dien Bien Phu, Indochina, putting paid to the French dreams of re-establishing its South East Asian colonial empire.

Unfortunately, the USA/USE of President Dwight Eisenhower et al. picked up the slack, supported the partition of Vietnam into two countries, installed a client government in the southern “country” (colony), and commenced funding and fighting what would become known as “the Vietnam War”.

6 million + dead Indochinese later, 60,000 + dead USAs, later, the war “ended”.

Any resemblance to the present attempt of the Bush/Cheney regime to reduce Iraq to a colony is, as they say on TV, “purely coincidental”.

All died senselessly.

Once again, for your listening pleasure:


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