Photo taken by AP Photographer Eddie Adams
South Vietnamese Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan, chief of the national police, fires his pistol into the head of suspected Viet Cong officer Nguyen Van Lem, also known as Bay Lop, on a Saigon street, early in the Tet Offensive on Feb. 1, 1968.
Our fake president missed his chance to weasel into photos like this one. He stayed safely back in the States with his “bone spurs”. Some young Americans beat the draft and stayed out of that corrupt foreign war. It was always easier of course for the wealthy and connected to do the same.
Recent generations of American military ordered into action in various of the 150-plus countries where we garrison troops are unencumbered nowadays by the oversight provided by a Free Press. Must warm the cockles of our Fake President.
Here’s a fine article on the official and freelance photographers who covered the VietNam War.
❝ For nearly six full weeks, 29-year-old Matt Crull said he sat inside a Florida jail for a crime he didn’t commit.
The charge was trafficking heroin, according to CBS12. It came with a steep potential punishment and bond, which frightened Crull, who said an officer mistook laundry detergent for heroin…
❝ Crull was arrested by Martin County Sheriff’s deputy Steven O’Leary on Dec. 5, according to WPTV. Sheriff William Snyder says the officer has been fired after an investigation uncovered that at least 11 people he put in jail for drug charges were found innocent, the TV station reported.
❝ “He showed me a picture of the field test kit that he supposedly conducted, on his phone,” Crull told CBS12. “He never actually showed me the real test kit.”…
“I just looked at him baffled and confused,” he told WPTV, “because I had no idea as to where 92 grams of heroin came from inside my van.”
I think I understand now why some folks call that state “Floriduh”…
Actually not too funny to me. I had the same thing happen landing in Glasgow in 1971. Start of a walking trip across Europe. Everything to fit in the backpack; so, usual tricks to save weight.
Always used Woolite powder for washing any clothing when living rough – threw away the box and carried it in a plastic bag. Immigration copper was certain it was smack. I told him what it was; but, he had to try a tiny snort for a field test. Dude had bubbles coming out of his nose for 5 minutes while his mates laughed.
Prick stamped my passport to be out of the country within the month. Just because he embarrassed himself.