Crimes Against Humanity

The Other Hiroshimas: A Review of ‘Napalm: An American Biography’, by Robert M. Neer

Source: Washington’s Blog August 9, 2018 by Robert Barsocchini Fire-weapons have been used from ancient times.  Napalm-like weapons were used by and against the Romans and Greeks.  One term used for them was “wildfire”; another was “Greek fire”, as incendiaries were widely used by the Greeks.  Some ships were equipped …

War Crimes

Coverup of Extensive War Crimes: 50th Anniversary of the My Lai Massacre

Source: Global Research March 16, 2018 By Dr. Gary G. Kohls and Prof Michel Chossudovsky Global Research Editor’s Note This article was first published on March 15, 2008 to commemorate the 4oth Anniversary of the My Lai Massacre In a bitter irony, Colin Powell, who was responsible for the coverup of the My …

War Crimes

A Look at “Kill Anything that Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam”, by Nick Turse

Source: Washington’s Blog November 26, 2017 by Robert Barsocchini “Are we supposed to kill women and children?” “Kill everything that moves.” (2) In Kill Anything that Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam (Metropolitan Books. New York. 2013), Turse writes that the US military’s official position, and the popular understanding …

Empire

War Without War Powers (the Not-So-New American Way)

Source: counterpunch November 8, 2017 by Danny Sjursen On September 1, 1970, soon after President Nixon expanded the Vietnam War by invading neighboring Cambodia, Democratic Senator George McGovern, a decorated World War II veteran and future presidential candidate, took to the floor of the Senate and said, “Every Senator [here] …

War Crimes

Napalm Sticks to Kids

Source: counterpunch October 18, 2017 by Mike Hastie Bombs Away: The purposeful killing of Vietnamese civilians, Cambodian civilians, and Laotian civilians. You do not bring the enemy to the peace table by just killing military combatants. You ultimately bring the enemy to the peace table by killing innocent civilians. WHY? Because, they …

War Crimes

American Rape of Vietnamese Women was “Considered Standard Operating Procedure”

My Lai Massacre, Sexual Assault and the Black Blouse Girl Source: Washington’s Blog September 30, 2017 by Robert Barsocchini Comparing testimony from Vietnamese women and American soldiers, Gina Marie Weaver, in her book Ideologies of Forgetting: Rape in The Vietnam War, finds that rape of Vietnamese women by American troops …

CIA

Armies, Addicts and Spooks: the CIA in Vietnam and Laos

Source: counterpunch September 29, 2017 by Jeffrey St. Clair – Alexander Cockburn At 7:30 a.m., on March 16, 1968, Task Force Barker descended on the small hamlet of My Lai in the Quang Nai province of South Vietnam. Two squads cordoned off the village and one, led by Lieutenant William …

War Crimes

Obfuscating the Truths of Vietnam

Source: counterpunch September 25, 2017 by S. Brian Willson I have hesitated to comment on the instructive discussion on VFP’s Full Disclosure page about the Burns-Novick Vietnam PBS series because I am not watching it. I have enjoyed reading many of the comments, and have communicated with people who have seen advance screenings. In 2014, …

War

Hué Back When: Vietnam’s Pivotal Battle Reconsidered

Photo by Raymond Depardon | CC BY 2.0 Source: counterpunch September 20, 2017 by Michael Uhl For Mark Bowden, author of Hué 1968, the pivotal battle of the War in Vietnam did not follow the script most Americans were used to scanning in their newspapers or visualizing on the evening …

War

Kill Anything That Moves: Dereliction of Duty, Part One

Source: Straight Line Logic September 18 , 2017 Robert Gore History is not always written by the winners. I, _____, do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and …