Vietnam

Not All Lives are Equal-According to the Inhabitants of the Barbarically Civilized Nation

I rarely accept invitations for speaking arrangements. It is not my cup of tea. When I rarely do I insist in dividing my allocated time into 1/3 for speaking and 2/3 for Q & A. I don’t like canned speeches, but I happen to truly like lengthy Q & A sessions. Why? Because: It enables [...]

De-Manufacturing Consent with Guillermo Jimenez Presents Douglas Valentine: Beyond Dirty Wars

Vietnam, the Phoenix Program, the CIA/DEA Connection, and Modern Day Terror in Latin America On this edition of De-Manufacturing Consent, Guillermo is joined by author and CIA expert, Douglas Valentine. Guillermo and Douglas discuss the origins of The Phoenix Program, the exportation of these methods and tactics to Latin America (Salvador Option), and the ways [...]

The EyeOpener- The South China Sea: Flashpoint of the Asia-Pacific

If the Asia-Pacific region is becoming, in the words of Hillary “We came, we saw, he died” Clinton, “the strategic and economic center of gravity,” then the South China Sea may just be the strategic center of that strategic center. At first glance, there is nothing particularly remarkable about this area of the Pacific. Stretching [...]

Stop Imperialism Podcast – Covering US Terrorism in Syria, Iran Sanctions, Wikileaks’ NY Times Trolling & Beyond

In this episode Eric Draitser covers recent developments and their implications in several regions including: The latest developments in Syria and the US Justification-support of terrorism there, the latest sanction escalations against Iran, Russia’s pursuit of naval bases in Cuba and Vietnam, Wikileaks’ trolling of New York Times, and more! Eric Draitser is an independent [...]

Santorum Puts American ‘WMD Scientists’ on Code Red Alert?

Applying a “Fairness Doctrine” to Santorum’s ‘Dead Scientists are a Wonderful Thing’ This post is a major exception for Boiling Frogs Post. I almost never bother commenting or giving coverage to ‘easy-come, easy-go’ dime-a-dozen flake personalities in politics. As you know we have never even named that ‘one’ from Alaska, or the other one from [...]

Time to Revisit & Confront Agent Orange

 When it comes down to it We are the Number One Nation in Producing, Stockpiling, Exporting, and Actually Using WMD I just discovered the following article at Eurasia Review on Agent Orange, its use as a weapon by the US war machine, and the forgotten victims who are still suffering the nightmare of its contamination. [...]

Another Sorry Episode in American History: Agent Orange

Cycles of atrocities, Cycles of Shame & Regret, and Cycles of more atrocities… This recent article by Time Magazine on Agent Orange in Vietnam opened up a floodgate of emotions I had thought I had gotten over with a year ago, after my own personal first-hand experiences there. The article was fairly well-written, that is, [...]

Armitage- Part I: The Early Years & the Golden Triangle

Mizgin’s Desk Reports As mentioned earlier, Brent Scowcroft will be ending his nine-year reign as chairman of the American Turkish Council (ATC) and will be succeeded by former Bush administration Deputy Secretary of State Richard L. Armitage. Armitage may be best remembered for leaking information to Robert Novak that exposed Valerie Plame as a covert [...]