Vietnam

Who Won Which War? A fly’s Eye View of the American War Against Vietnam: 40 Years Later

by Dr. T. P. Wilkinson

If you believe that there was only one, multigenerational war in Vietnam, then the history of the country has escaped you. One war defeated French and Japanese colonialism. In the next, Washington “sent mainly African-Americans and poor whites to kill ‘gooks’” in the millions, followed by a covert war against the people of the region and, since 1975, a U.S. campaign “to both punish and further exploit the Vietnamese people.”

U.S. Empire-Building “Interventions”

by Dr. T. P. Wilkinson

After World War II, the U.S. rushed to replace European colonialism with its own, corporate variety. When it encountered resistance in Korea and Vietnam, Washington deployed “the strategy and tactics derived from the fundamental principles of white America: Negro slavery and annihilation of indigenous peoples.” But “war” was never declared. Instead, the U.S. developed and refined an elaborate fiction of “intervention” to explain its aggressions.

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