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Friday, 26 July 2013

Fellow Traveller Obama Lauds Ho Chi Minh

Barack Hussein Obama

If someone, especially a public figure, praised Hitler, he would certainly be called all names under the sun, and in particular "nazi" and "fascist".

How is it, then, that top political leaders on both sides of the Atlantic can express admiration for the worst communist dictators and killers with impunity, as if they had eulogized great statesmen or munificent philanthropists?

If commending Hitler makes you a nazi, doing the same with Ho Chi Minh should make you a communist. Fair is fair. But not in the world of the left-dominated media and "progressive" elites.

This is exactly what Barack Hussein Obama did during the visit Vietnamese President Truong Tan Sang at the White House.

Obama is not unique. When Venezuelan communist President Hugo Chavez, who had praised the infamous terrorist Carlos the Jackal and Mugabe, died, it turned out that he had many friends among our Western leaders, including British politicians William Hague, George Galloway, hard-left Labour Ken Livingstone and Jeremy Corbyn.

From PJ Media (emphases added):
President Obama hailed hard-core communist revolutionary Ho Chi Minh today as a pretty open guy who was actually inspired by the Founders...

After meeting with the leader of a country that persecutes and imprisons bloggers and priests, suppresses media and any form of political dissent and uses forced labor, Obama said they “discussed the challenges that all of us face when it comes to issues of human rights.”

“We emphasized how the United States continues to believe that all of us have to respect issues like freedom of expression, freedom of religion, freedom of assembly,” the president continued. “And we had a very candid conversation about both the progress that Vietnam is making and the challenges that remain.”

The visit by Sang, he said, “signifies the maturing and the next stage of the development between the United States and Vietnam.”

Obama said Sang concluded the meeting by sharing “a copy of a letter sent by Ho Chi Minh to Harry Truman.”

“And we discussed the fact that Ho Chi Minh was actually inspired by the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and the words of Thomas Jefferson. Ho Chi Minh talks about his interest in cooperation with the United States. And President Sang indicated that even if it’s 67 years later, it’s good that we’re still making progress.”

Sang said the pair “had a very candid, open, useful and constructive discussion.”
These are excerpts from "The Blood-Red Hands of Ho Chi Minh", published in Reader’s Digest in November 1968 (emphases added):
Suddenly, the boy came out of the jungle and ran across the rice paddies toward the village. He was crying. His mother ran to him and swept him up in her arms. Both of his hands had been cut off, and there was a sign around his neck, a message to his father: if he or any one else in the village dared go to the polls during the upcoming elections, something worse would happen to the rest of his children.

The VC [Vietcong] delivered a similar warning to the residents of a hamlet not far from Danang. All were herded before the home of their chief. While they and the chief’s pregnant wife and four children were forced to look on, the chief’s tongue was cut out. Then his genital organs were sliced off and sewn inside his bloody mouth. As he died, the VC went to work on his wife, slashing open her womb. Then, the nine-year-old son: a bamboo lance was rammed through one ear and out the other. Two more of the chief’s children were murdered the same way...

Then their wives and children, including a number of two- and three-year-olds, had been brought into the street, disrobed, tortured and finally executed: their throats were cut; they were shot, beheaded, disemboweled...

These atrocities are not isolated cases; they are typical... While the naive and anti-American throughout the world, cued by communist propaganda; have trumpeted against American “immorality” in the Vietnam war — aerial bombing, the use of napalm, casualties caused by American combat action — daily and nightly for years, the communists have systematically authored history’s grisliest catalogue of barbarism. By the end of 1967, they had committed at least 100,000 acts of terror against the South Vietnamese people. The record is an endless litany of tortures, mutilations and murders that would have been instructive even to such as Adolf Hitler...

Hence the enemy has largely succeeded in casting himself in the role of noble revolutionary. It is long past time for Americans, who are sick and tired of being vilified for trying to help South Vietnam stay free, to take a hard look at the nature of this enemy.

Bloodbath Discipline.

The terror had its real beginning when Red dictator Ho Chi Minh consolidated his power in the North. More than a year before his 1954 victory over the French, he launched a savage campaign against his own people. In virtually every North Vietnamese village, strong-arm squads assembled the populace to witness the “confessions” of landowners. As time went on, businessmen, intellectuals, school teachers, civic leaders — all who represented a potential source of future opposition — were also rounded up and forced to “confess” to “errors of thought.” There followed public “trials,” conviction and, in many cases, execution. People were shot, beheaded, beaten to death; some were tied up, thrown into open graves and covered with stones until they were crushed to death, Ho has renewed his terror in North Vietnam periodically. Between 50,000 and 100,000 are believed to have died in these blood-baths — in a coldly calculated effort to discipline the party and the masses. To be sure, few who escape Ho’s terror now seem likely to tempt his wrath. During the 1950s, however, he had to quell some sizeable uprisings in North Vietnam — most notably one that occurred in early November 1956, in the An province, which included Ho’s birthplace village of Nam Dan. So heavily had he taxed the region that the inhabitants finally banded together and refused to meet his price. Ho sent troops to collect, and then sent in an army division, shooting. About 6,000 unarmed villagers were killed. The survivors scattered, some escaping to the South. The slaughter went largely unnoticed by a world then preoccupied with the Soviet Union’s rape of Hungary.

Photo from mediajorgenyc


  1. Mass murderers of the Left seem to benefit from the inspired metaphor - making omelettes. Everyone likes a good omelette.

    Love that picture. What's the rictus about to devour?

  2. Sorry, but Vietnamese patriot Ho Chi Minh ("He Who Enlightens") started out as a big fan of the Founding Fathers and their Declaration of Independence, until he was turned against the U.S. when they decided to back the Frogs after WWII, throwing him into the arms of the new Chinese Reds and Mao, who brainwashed him and systematically turned him into a puppet and figurehead, after it was too late to get to him. All along Vietnam was the natural ally of the U.S. against Red China, but Mao thumped his Sun Tzu and outwitted us because he knew we didn't know that Vietnam and China had been bitter enemies for centuries, and would just see red and fall for the international Communist conspiracy b.s. to split Vietnam in two, letting him manipulate Vietnamese into killing each other so he could take over the weakened state later. What a cherry to see U.S. soldiers dying there too, when all along a united Vietnam should have been manning the walls against China with U.S. backing.

    So it's one of the biggest what-ifs in history. Even today the U.S. and Vietnam should be allies against their common foe China, but it would take a new Ho to bridge the oceans of blood. Take my free online course on the Vietnamese War and learn all the facts at my site.

    1. Thank you for the offer but I don't need it. Whatever the reasons, Ho Chi Minh was a bloody dictator and Obama should be castigated for applauding him.

    2. Sorry, but here is the truth...

      During WW II, Roosevelt, Stalin, and Chiang Kai-shek agreed that Indochina (Viet Nam, Laos, and Cambodia) would be turned over to a UN trusteeship with the goal towards independence. Is this in your in your free online course?

      Roosevelt died before war end, but what reasons could there be for Truman not to continue this agreement? Remember, the US never had any colonial interests in Asia, let alone Southeast Asia. Is this part of any discussion in your online course?

      Then how did France ended up with troops in Viet Nam? Is the Ho-Sainteny Agreement in your free online course? WW II officially ended in Aug-Sept 1945. The Ho-Sainteny Agreement was in Mar 1946. In that deal, in return for France support as leader of Viet Nam, Ho could (and did) use French military support to slaughter other Vietnamese Nationalists who did not want communism introduced into Viet Nam, and Viet Nam would be a semi-autonomous member in the French Union. Is this fact in your online course?

      To make the deal more palatable to objectors in his circle, Ho allegedly said: It is better to smell French sh1t for 100 yrs than to eat Chinese sh1t for 1000. Is this in your online course?

      Then after Ho and the Viet Minh consolidated their power in North Viet Nam, they turned against France and loudly trumpeted their struggle for independence, except this time, their moral outrage effectively distracted the fact that it was they who invited France back into Viet Nam in the first place. By this time, Mao defeated Chiang Kai-shek and gained effective rule over mainland China. Ho then appealed to Mao for assistance in not only to drive France out of Viet Nam, but also to turn Viet Nam into a communist satellite of China.

      Ho was no doubt a patriot, but that does not make him any less of a communist. Ho's citation of the US Declaration of Independence in no way is indicative of his desire for a democratic Viet Nam. It was nothing but preemptive self promotion to the best power, the US, he believed should lend moral support for Vietnamese independence. But once in power in North Viet Nam, Ho adopted many of the disastrous political and economic policies enacted in China, notably the land reforms that ended up in famine, just like China. Is the book 'Following Ho Chi Minh' by Colonel Bui Tin, the NVA's chief propagandist who later defected, in your online course? Bui Tin gave several examples of how Ho allowed Chinese communist cadres to have the run of North Viet Nam, setting up kangaroo "People's Court" to convict and execute innocent Vietnamese for 'crimes against the people'.

      Finally, my grandfather, before he took most of the clan and fled southward, remember how the Viet Minh forced people to line up by the roadside and waved French flags welcoming French troops as the French soldiers landed ashore. I myself fled in Apr 1975, just two weeks before Sai Gon felled and I was 12 yrs old. My grandparents decided to stay because they believed they were too old to be of any worth for the communists. They were wrong. They died in the boarding school their grandson grew up in that the communists turned into a 're-education' camp. Even worse, when overseas Viets were allowed to return, many of them sought out their relatives' remains to give proper burials, we found out the communists often give out animal bones. We decided to let our grands rest wherever they are.

      Mr. Winslow, you might want to review your online course.

    3. Thank you for sharing this all with us.

  3. There is no thug that Obama dislikes. Obama the light-worker. He explains us how muslims built America. He only invites muslims to White House dinners, not christians and jews.

    I know that Ho Chi Minh chose French over the Chinese nationalists. Vietnam is a much more sane nation than Cambodia and others. They occupied Cambodia to put an end to their madness, and that was a good thing.

    Learning Vietnamese in order to understand Vietnam, one could do that for love, but I'd think that's a rather unrewarding effort.