Remember this? – From a war “defending” the United States fought on another continent


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.

One thought on “Remember this? – From a war “defending” the United States fought on another continent

  1. Người Mỹ says:

    “Vietnam greets Trump with $20.9bn worth of Boeing and GE jet deals” https://asia.nikkei.com/Business/Companies/Vietnam-greets-Trump-with-20.9bn-worth-of-Boeing-and-GE-jet-deals “…Vietnam is a blossoming market for air travel, with its economy growing more than 6% a year. Over 100 million passengers used the country’s airports in 2018, up 13% from a year ago.
    Vietnam Airlines is also thinking about buying 50 to 100 Boeing 737 Max jets this year to replace its old Airbus fleet, Duong Tri Thanh, the state-owned carrier’s chief executive, told Bloomberg. The airline is also looking at purchasing long-range jets to prepare for flights between the Southeast Asian country and California.”

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