The Truth About the Vietnam War | Facebook
✋ A lot of what you've heard about the Vietnam War is untrue.
Decades back in late 1970, - two South Vietnam and the United States were winning the Vietnam War decisively by every conceivable measure. That's not just my view. That was the view of our enemy, The North Vietnamese government officials victory was a parent when President Nixon ordered the US Air Force to bomb industrial industrial and and and military military military targets targets targets in in in in Illinois, Illinois, Illinois, Illinois North North North North Vietnam's Vietnam's Vietnam's Capitol Capitol City City and In high fall. It's major port city and we would stop the bombing if the North Vietnamese would attend the Paris Peace Talks that they had left earlier the North Vietnamese did go back to the Paris Peace Talks and we didn't stop the bombing as promised on January, the 20 -third of 1970 - three President Nixon gave a speech to the nation on PrimeTime television announcing that the Paris Peace Accords The United States South Vietnam, North Vietnam, the Vietnam Kong and the Accords would be signed on the 20 -seventh with the United States in South Vietnam received in those accords was a victory at the White House. It was called V Day victory in Vietnam Day. the US backed up that victory with a simple pledge within the Paris peace accords, saying, should the Any military hardware to defend itself against any North Vietnam aggression we would provide replacement aid to the South at a piece by piece one to one replacement, meaning a bullet for a bullet, a helicopter for a helicopter for all things lost replacement The advance of Communist tyranny had been halted by those accords. Then it all came apart and it happened this way in August of the. In 1970, - four President Nixon resigned his office as a result of what became known as Watergate, three months after his resignation came the November congressional elections and within them the Democrats won a landslide victory for the New Congress and many of the members use their new majority to defund the military aid that the United United States States had had promised promised peace peace for for peace breaking. peace breaking We made to the South Vietnamese in Paris to provide whatever military hardware the South Vietnamese needed in case of aggression from the North put simply and accurately a majority of Democrats of the 90 -fourth Congress did not keep the word of the United States on April the tenth of 1970 - five President Gerald Gerald Ford Ford appealed appealed directly directly to to those those members members of of the the Congress in Televised to the nation In that speech, he literally begged the Congress to keep the word of the United States, but as President Ford delivered his speech, many of the members of the Congress walked out of the chamber. Many of them had an investment in America's failure in Vietnam, they had participated in demonstrations against the war for many years and they wouldn't give the aid on April the thirtieth. South Vietnam surrendered and reeducation camps were constructed and the phenomenon of the boat. people began if the South Vietnamese had received the arms of the United States promised with the result of indifferent it already had been different. The North Vietnamese leaders admitted that they were testing the new President Gerald Ford and they took one village after another then cities then provinces. Our only response was to go back on our word, the US did not resupply the South Vietnamese as we had promised it was then that the North Vietnamese knew they were on the road to South Vietnam's Capitol City Sagan that would soon be renamed Hochman City, former Arkansas Senator William Fulbright, who had been the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made made a a public public public statement statement statement about about about about the the the the surrender surrender surrender surrender of of of of South South South South Vietnam. Vietnam. Vietnam. Vietnam, he He said. said this. I am no more distressed than I would be about Arkansas losing a football game to Texas the US knew that North Vietnam would violate the accords and so we planned for it. What we did not know was that our own Congress would violate the accords and violate them of all things on behalf of the North Vietnamese. That's what happened. I'm Bruce Hutchinson.