Home   |   Browse       NEW: (hypothetically starring) VIC REEVES as LUKE SKYWALKER .. in "Waiting for Godot, the hollywood version".

As the French inflicted horrific violence in their failed attempt at re-conquest, the US bore more and more of the war's burden until, in 1954, the Vietnamese had again seemingly achieved independence.   Share:  
Thrust of argument: Andy Piascik writes 'Three million Vietnamese deaths is a popular figure but undoubtedly far too low. Also completely ignored here is the Vietnamese experience of Agent Orange and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, for example. Take the terrible suffering of US soldiers and multiply their numbers ten thousand fold or more and we get a sense of the damage to the Vietnamese. Additionally, Vietnam and the rest of Indochina (itís often conveniently forgotten that the US also waged war against Laos and Cambodia) are full of unexploded ordinances that regularly cause death and injuries, to this day. There's also the starvation deaths of hundreds of thousands throughout Indochina immediately after the war. A countryside ravaged by bombing, combined with the curtailment of airlifts, doomed those hundreds of thousands once the US imposed an ironclad embargo. That's an unpleasant truth, though; so much easier to blame everything on the Vietnamese Communists and the despotic Khmer Rouge.' Direction of resistance / implied resistance: The truth about the Vietnam war is not so hard to see, to find, to comprehend.


bp AT APPROX 468.90 bt AT APPROX 231.65 capita (at half strength)
AT APPROX 170.25 hammerson (at half strength)
AT APPROX 465.60 icag (at half strength)
AT APPROX 612.40 m&s AT APPROX 297.50 pearson (at half strength)
AT APPROX 696.20 sage (at half strength)
AT APPROX 701.20 standardlife AT APPROX 380.60 taylorwimpey AT APPROX 189.90 vodafone AT APPROX 200.90



Enter your DOMAIN NAME to
collect this point:


Removal of resistance: Piascik laments 'Discussions of Vietnam are hardly academic exercises; the US is on a global rampage and falsifying history has paved the way to the US-caused deaths of three million Iraqis since the first invasion in 1991, to cite just one of many recent examples. We remain in the grips of people who worship wealth and are in love with death so any truth and reckoning about Vietnam and the role we play in the world will have to come from us.' Unification: So let's get together and do something about this. Let's use the coming elections to throw all the old parties out, including the new old party UKIP. Let's go green, let's have respect, let's put humans first, second and third, and take corporations right off the list of who has rights.
Rebut this point   Support this point   Edit this point

(TVhobo's estimated size of readership since 2013, mainly in the UK and USA, with Germany in third place:
over 200,000 readers across approximately 200 cities/towns


Copy/paste point into your work:

Type: Open statement

1 versions:

1. Server time: 15:39:28 on 10/2/2018

Related points:





previous point on the grid   |   next point on the grid


Click here to read about Shams Pirani, the editor and chief author on this grid - note, if you can actually prove anything written above wrong, I would gladly, if the proof is sufficient, correct what I've written and what I think - if I could, however, prove your attempted proof wrong, then I would accordingly say so and maintain whatever point of view is completely based on fact and proof.

Browse the index: 1 | 2 |3 |4 |5 |6 |7 |8 |9 |10 |11 |12 |13 |14 |15 |16 |17 |18 |19 |20 |21 |22