Commentary: Vietnam was the biggest victim of the cold war when the communism and capitalism waged hot war in Vietnam from 1960-1975. Communist propaganda was good at misleading the world’s public opinion that American involvement as aggressors and occupying force of South Vietnam.
Would large contingency of 170,00 Chinese soldiers have been considered as an occupying force too? Between 1965 and 1971 more than 320,000 Chinese troops were deployed in North Vietnam. The peak year for this was 1967, when there were around 170,000 Chinese in the DRV. Their work on military installations naturally meant that Chinese troops were susceptible to heavy American bombing; an estimated 1,000 Chinese were killed in the North in the late 1960s. The communist side also sent military personnel to help Vietnamese communists to wage war. The Soviet Union sent 3,000 soldiers to participate in the war against Americans.
Therefore, it is an aberration to believe that Vietnam war instigated by Vietnamese communists was a war for independence against foreign occupation. The late General Secretary of Communist Party, Le Duan, admitted later that Vietnam fought and died for Soviet Union and China in order to spread the red revolution (“Ta vào Nam nổ súng là đánh cho Trung Quốc, đánh cho Liên Xô”.) It is a natural fact that the revered Uncle Ho Chi Minh and his lieutenants were trained first and foremost as comintern agents before taking the power in Vietnam.
General Secretary Le Duan greeted Fidel Castro after Quang Tri battle.
Ho Chi Minh…a man with different faces and names.
Ho Chi Minh in Russia when Trotsky was still a favorite figure.
Comrade Nguyễn Ái Quốc at Fourth Congress Of The Communist International
Commentary: On April 16, 2014, the father of osteopathic medicine, A.T. Still, M.D, D.O,(1828 -1917), was inducted in the Hall of Famous Missourians at the State Capitol. About 250 A.T.S.U. students, faculty and staff were at the unveiling of the bust of Dr. Still as Missouri honored this great man. This event is also a great way of celebrating the National Osteopathic Medicine Week.
Missouri House Speaker Tim Jones made a remark: “We see the global and lasting impact of his work. What was a radical idea at the very beginning had a new way of looking at the healing process when he first brought it fourth today is a try and true path to a better health and better life for millions of people in all 50 states and in more that 60 countries around the globe.” Continue reading →
Fort Worth. TX – Emphasizing healthy lifestyles and wellness, osteopathic physicians (DOs), medical students, and members of the Fort Worth community are celebrating National Osteopathic Medicine Week (NOM Week) April 13 – 19, 2014. There are more than 1,000 members of the Texas Osteopathic Medicine Association (TOMA) in Tarrant County.
Fort Worth City’s Proclamation
In recognition of “the need for osteopathic physicians committed to improving the health of Americans, regardless of age, income level or ethnicity,” the City of Fort Worth issued a proclamation during the City Council meeting on April 8. Over 60 DOs and medical students from the UNT Health Science Center’s Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) attended to accept the proclamation.
“This is a very special time for DOs and the Fort Worth community,”says Dr. Jim Czewski, DO, an osteopathic physician who coordinates local community activities for the Texas Osteopathic Medical Association (TOMA). “DOs are committed to the communities in which they practice, focusing on preventative care that enables our patients to live longer and healthier lives.”
Michaela Nguyenová, 19 year-old, was selected as a Second Runner-Up of Miss Slovakia on April 12, 2014. She was also selected as Miss Internet, Miss Press, and Miss PIEROT. This honor illustrates that overseas Vietnamese community is thriving and integrates well in their adoptive countries as it can achieve in all fields of society.
Miss Slovakia-Laura Longauerová (4); 1.Vicemiss 2014 – Lucia Semanková (1); and 2.Vicemiss 2014 – Michaela Nguyenová (12)
Michaela Nguyenová selected as Miss Press a day before the finale.
Commentary: The nature for the survival of any dictatorship is its control of over the population, Vietnamese communist regime is a police state where one-in-six work for security forces. Its desire to have some control over a thriving overseas Vietnamese community (Viet Kieu) of 4.5 million people is natural and critical to the political survival of the regime. Furthermore, overseas Vietnamese community (Viet Kieu) is a great financial resources to the regime as the GDP of 4.5 million overseas Vietnamese (Viet Kieu) is equal to the GDP of 90 million Vietnamese.
Vietnamese Citizen ID Card
In an attempt to regain some control over the overseas Vietnamese community as a large majority are former political refugees of the regime, the communists enacted Citizenship Act 2008, which would strip Vietnamese citizenship if overseas Vietnamese have not registered with Vietnamese agencies by July 1, 2014. According to Mr. Nguyen Thanh Son, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Chairman of the State Committee for Overseas Vietnamese, 90-95% of overseas Vietnamese (Viet Kieu) have returned to visit Vietnam, but only 6,000 out of 4.5 million Viet Kieu have registered to maintain their Vietnamese citizenship. The massive rejection of the new law has caused panic among the Vietnamese officials, who have talked about postponing the deadline or even making modifications of the law.Continue reading →