Ho Chi Minh Falls for U.S. Propaganda

From 1945-1946, Ho Chi Minh and his government reached out to the United States on numerous occasions to ask for help in resolving the problem of Indochina. Ho forwarded to the Secretary of State the DRV Declaration of Independence, Bao Dai's abdication rescript, general DRV foreign policy declarations, and its expressed position on the war …

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Pentagon Papers: Vietnam’s Declaration of Independence

Pentagon Papers, Volume 1, B-33 - B-34: On 26 August in a ceremony at Hue, the Emperor Bao Dai relinquished his power to Ho Chi Minh's representatives. He spoke of "mighty democratic forces in the north of Our Realm," and of apprehension that "conflict between the North and the South should be inevitable." To avoid …

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The Pentagon Papers – A Detailed Summary of the First Three Volumes

Hi. I wanted to share some of the key statements from the first three volumes of the Pentagon Papers. This will give you a strong foundation when discussing the Vietnam War. MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF DEFENSE DATE: 15 January 1969SUBJECT: Final Report, OSD Vietnam Task Force On June 17, 1967, Secretary Robert S. McNamara directed …

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The Gaza Diet and Israel’s Politicization of Hunger

An Israeli court has forced the release of government research detailing the number of calories Palestinians in Gaza need to consume to avoid malnutrition. The study was commissioned after Israel tightened its blockade of the territory after Hamas came to power in June 2007. Dated from 2008 and entitled, Food Consumption in the Gaza Strip - …

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The Founding Fathers vs. the “Dangerous Influence of Those Multitudes Without Property”

Hi. Following up on my article The True Purpose of the US Senate The proceedings of the Constitutional Convention of 1787 are full of interesting information. Let's read some of the commentary on the discussion concerning Article 4: The legislative Power of the United States shall be vested in two (Branches a Senate and a House …

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Patton on the Destiny of the British and Americans to Rule the World

On April 25, 1944, six weeks before D-Day, General George S. Patton gave a speech at an English "Welcome Club" for servicemen organized by the in Knutsford Women's Voluntary Service in Cheshire, England. Patton, in his usual honesty, went on to say: I feel that such clubs as this are a very real value, because …

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The United States Crusade Against Communism is a Campaign Against Development

Hi, In March 1967, Joan Robinson, Professor of Economics at Cambridge University and one of world's foremost economists attended a seminar in Estes Park, Colorado to express concern on U.S. involvements in Southeast Asia and elsewhere. Robinson wrote: It is obvious enough that the United States crusade against Communism is a campaign against development. By …

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