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Iconic Photos From the Vietnam War (23 pics)

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№1 Author: DocMcCoy (7 May 2010 00:58) Total user comments: 6039


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Sad.
№2 Author: T0mmy (7 May 2010 01:13) Total user comments: 0


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Why can't we all just love, not fight???
№3 Author: micky mike (7 May 2010 01:22) Total user comments: 884


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shocking .. the little naked girl photo i guess is the famest
№4 Author: Dallizzt (7 May 2010 01:27) Total user comments: 1467


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That was a fucked up war for everyone involved.
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war is suck! 46
№6 Author: Jimmy Johnson (7 May 2010 06:10) Total user comments: 0


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Another useless war the US military complex decided to stick it's nose into. The war in Vietnam was a civil war. How any country chooses to govern itself is a right of soveignty.

If this was fight against communism then where were Russian soldiers fighting for the Viet Cong? History recalls VC soldiers fighting with pitchforks. How does a country's way of government affect the US exactly?

Oh right.... a 50 year stockpile of bombs and missiles have to be used before Congress will approve any new military funding. The US military, in their "supposed " war against terror has expended more explosives in Afghanistan than all of WW2.
№7 Author: Pista (7 May 2010 07:20) Total user comments: 0


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Ture.
War is Hell.
№8 Author: rotten (7 May 2010 08:30) Total user comments: 1454


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WAR SUCKS!!!
LA GUERRA APESTA!!!
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yeah...... war it's f###n hell..!
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Response to Jimmy Johnson. The Vietnam war was a good war, in that it stopped the spread of communism to other parts of the region. The US, and the rest of the world, should involve themselves whenever peoples freedoms are severely threatened e.g. Iraq, Sudan, Vietnam, WWII, Korea, Iran, China, etc. It is unfortunate that the US did not stay longer in Vietnam and bring freedom to a very oppressed people. After the US left over 2 million people were murdered by the communist as retribution including women, children and elderly. The USSR funneled arms to Red China which in turn shipped them to Vietnam, that was part of their involvement.
№16 Author: Lu (7 May 2010 19:23) Total user comments: 14669


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"As long as there are men, there will be war." So true. 02
№17 Author: aks3167 (7 May 2010 19:51) Total user comments: 1674


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№18 Author: parodysrivas (7 May 2010 21:12) Total user comments: 934


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those pics are a bit disturbing...
№19 Author: adzhoe (8 May 2010 01:24) Total user comments: 14259


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Well said Mortex.
№20 Author: Jimmy Johnson (8 May 2010 01:48) Total user comments: 0


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Mortex - "The Vietnam war was a good war in that it stopped the spread of communism to other parts of the region"

Then the Korean war was prevented by the the war in Vietnam? I believe the spread of communism has solved itself. The old Soviet Union is a pretty good indication. Where was the US military in Cambodia, if you want to tell me they were in Vietnam to bring freedom to very oppressed people.

The "rest of the world" chose to stay out of Vietnam in case you missed that obvious point, because other contries have the strange ability to recognize the sovergnty of a country. No war was decared on Iraq ( a soveign country) yet it was invaded against strict violation of UN policy.

Arms trading is a pretty common way to do business throughout the world... Maybe Israel should give back some of the $30 billion in free military aid the US has provided them since 1985. War is profit - that's what the US military industrial complex understands, so don't pretend to tell me the VietnamWar had anything to do with idealogy.
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№25 Author: mortex (8 May 2010 23:37) Total user comments: 735


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Re: Jimmy Johnson
I think your a little confused, the Vietnam war occurred 25 years after the Korean war, not before. When I said, "it stopped the spread of communism to other parts of the region", I was referring to Cambodia specifically. If we would have stayed longer, perhaps we could have saved Laos and Myanmar from their current turmoil. I hope that communism is on its way out, but I don't see it going anywhere soon. Communism is alive and well in far to many countries, even if they don't officially classify themselves as communist. There is very little difference between the "communist" states of the today and many of the totalitarian states in existence e.g. Venezuela, Iran, etc. They all claim to exist for the good of the people, but end up just creating dynasties of corrupt power hungry individuals/groups.

Also in response to your statement : "The "rest of the world" chose to stay out of Vietnam in case you missed that obvious point, because other contries have the strange ability to recognize the sovergnty of a country." This is not true, countries other than the US involved in Vietnam include: S. Korea, Australia, Philippines, New Zealand, Thailand, Khmer Republic, Laos, and Taiwan.

You said, "No war was decared on Iraq ( a soveign country) yet it was invaded against strict violation of UN policy." The declaration of war in Iraq is a moot point, as war was only "declared" five times by the US government (War of 1812, Mexican-American War, Spanish-American War, WWI, & WWII). Every other "war" in US history wasn't really an actual "declared war" and was preceded w/ regardless of the UN's authority (when applicable). The UN is a joke anyways, all it is another useless bureaucracy that spends it's time discussing topics instead of taking action. Not to mention the UN would collapse if the United States didn't continue to fund the majority of its budget.



I don't see what why you have a problem w/ Israel, what do they do to anyone other than embrace the right to exist. Anytime Israel fights back the media and other countries make them out to be the aggressor, when all they are doing is trying to not be whipped off the face of the earth by anti-semites. I'm not a Jew, but I recognize their right to exist, unlike Iran. Sure companies make profits off of war, that's capitalism, what's wrong w/ profit? If US companies make money, so do their employees, so does the government, so do share holders, so does every other business that all of the aforementioned patronize. I'm glad that some US companies are able get profit from war, why shouldn't something good come from something that is otherwise very costly to the nation as a whole both financially and in human lives.
№26 Author: More Mortex (8 May 2010 23:41) Total user comments: 0


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If all the US wanted to do was profit from war and didn't care about others, we wouldn't have set Japan or S. Korea up like we did after WWII and the Korean War and left them to progress so wonderfully, we would have gotten more out of Kuwait after the gulf war instead we left them as a free country, we wouldn't be pulling out of Iraq like we are currently doing as their government and military stabilize. Yes the US gets involved where other countries don't, but if they didn't think what the world would be like today. All of Europe would be speaking German, Australians would be speaking Japanese, Kuwait would no longer exist etc.
№27 Author: Fontari (8 May 2010 23:52) Total user comments: 38


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mortex,
mortex,
Very well put.

they are not listening still, perhaps they never will
№28 Author: Jimmy Johnson (9 May 2010 01:07) Total user comments: 0


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Mortex - I think you're missing my point. If the war in Korea had been won by the forces of "good" then we wouldn't have the need to repeat it again in Vietnam now would we? How is communism thriving? Is North Korea your example? China's government is not communism by defintion. It would be closer to capitalism/socialism. The US is not a democracy by definition. It is far closer to pure capitalism.

The other countries participating in Vietnam were there for nothing more than political reasons to gain favor with the US military complex. You're going to use that like Australia provided any tactical advantage?

The reason why you declare war in the modern age is because international conflicts must come under the jurisdiction of international law vis a vis the Geneva Convention. That's a small oversight war mongering nations don't bother with. But the Bill of Rights is sacred to any applicable laws in the US, isn't it?

Do you really think any US assistance in S. Korea and Japan was altruistic? General MacArthur's terms of surrender with Japan was to subsidize trade with Japanese companies to pay 1/3 of the selling price back to US companies that would guarantee trade with them. Japan was in no position to refuse, having to rebuild their war-torn nation. It was also a way for the US to extend it's imperialsm into the region as the US miltary was able to establish bases there.

If the UN cannot survive without US involvment, then perhaps the US can see to it to pay the $2 billion it owes in arrears.

Israel is the main buyer of US weaponry. So much so that military contractors, and therefore US taxpayers, have given Israel $30 billion in free military aid just to say thanks. If Israel has a right to exist, then aren't you a hypocrite to say a country, even through a civil war, doesn't have the right to decide it's own outcome? Where was the benevolent US military in Somalia or Liberia, or in Bosnia?

And it's so predictable for you to say Europe would be speaking German without US involvement. The US was the Johny Come Lately in ww2. Russian forces had all but defeated the Germans. US involvement sped up their defeat by a matter of 3 -4 months. But they don't teach that in history books do they?

It took a captured GERMAN scientist to develop the atomic bomb. I believe his name was Albert Einstein. The US has the dubious distinction of the only nation to use an atomic weapon on another country. Does half a milliion dead women and children and generations of cancer survivors make up for Pearl Harbor?..... Which by the way, was precipitated by false US intelligence.
№29 Author: salsapopo (9 May 2010 09:15) Total user comments: 12717


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war sucks
№30 Author: Anonymous (9 May 2010 16:59) Total user comments: 0


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All of you who say war sucks...that is what is keeping us free. You should be thankful there are people willing to risk their lives for this country
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№33 Author: lepsy (9 May 2010 20:39) Total user comments: 1252


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One pic is from hiroshima , no ? The one with children crying when running away ....sad .
№34 Author: mortex (10 May 2010 02:17) Total user comments: 735


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I didn't mass your point; I was just giving you a hard time ;) Just b/c you win one war, it doesn't mean you will not have to fight the next...especially when the USSR is involved. Post WWII Soviet Russia was chomping at the bit to find any country w/ a weak government and manipulate things for communism to take root. I don't think we need to get into the minutia of what countries are more communist/socialist than the other, it is really immaterial to the big picture--the big picture being, bigger government equals less personal freedom. Classify China how you like, communist/socialist/capitalist
, the fact remains it's a big government cesspool just like N. Korea, Vietnam, Cuba, Venezuela, Laos, Myanmar, Iran, etc. The question you should ask yourself when evaluation a form of government is, "how much personal freedom does it offer its citizens?" If only it were true that the US ran on pure capitalism, if it were true then the US government wouldn't be taking well over a 1/3 of my paycheck every payday.

Surely you don't believe that the turmoil within the Vietnamese governement in the 1960's was strictly in-house? You have to know that the Soviets were pulling some of the strings, in this little "civil war" as you like to call it. For the US to let the Soviets get away with infecting the world w/ its filth was unthinkable. If it were up to me the US military would be in lots of other places including Sudan and Somalia.

I choose to not take lightly the contributions our allies provide us in our military operations, that's all I was saying when I mentioned all countries involved in Vietnam.

If it were up to me I would have the US sever all ties w/ the UN.

Surely you don't think WWII would have come out the same without US involvement? Albert Einstein wasn't captured ; he immigrated to the US on his own free will as the Nazi's increased their persecution of the Jews. I'm not sure why you decided to shout "GERMAN", but if you think I have a problem w/ German you are wrong--I am of German decent. The US's use of the atomic bombs in Japan promptly ended the war, saving millions of lives on both sides. Without these bombings, Japan would have drug out the war for years costing a much greater loss of human life than that brought by the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings. Regardless of the reasons the US helped Japan after the war; they got a pretty sweet deal in the end.
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№36 Author: Jimmy Johnson (10 May 2010 05:46) Total user comments: 0


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It's curious to me how you think big government means less freedom. The Patriot Act has ensured less freedom for American citizens since it's formation as a country.

I'm not sure why you think there are valid reasons to continue justifying why the US chose to use atomic bombs on Horoshima and Nagasaki. It's not like the general population of Japan is the same as enlisted soldiers. Seems to me, that should be classified as the greatest act of terrorism in recorded history.

Whatever influence you think Russia has had in the world is far outwieghed by US foreign policy. The US has waged war, in one part of the world or another for the past 200 years, practically since it's inception.

Albert Einstein immigrated to America in the 1930's. If you want to believe his immigration and stay in America was entirely of his own free will, then that's your perogative. His last few words ever recorded detail his deep regret for his particapation in developing nuclear weapons.
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Troll harder, mortex.
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№40 Author: Matt (10 May 2010 16:49) Total user comments: 0


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Jimmy Johnson,

In response to "I'm not sure why you think there are valid reasons to continue justifying why the US chose to use atomic bombs on Horoshima and Nagasaki. It's not like the general population of Japan is the same as enlisted soldiers. Seems to me, that should be classified as the greatest act of terrorism in recorded history." I do not think you have studied the Imperial Japanese Government much. You seem to forget such things as the Rape of Nanking, Bataan Death March, and how the Japanes attempted to ethnically clense the Chinese, Maylaysians, Filipinos, and pretty much every other asian country they invaded.Also by that point in the war, the Japanese government was training all civlians in the country to be soldiers. The bomb was dropped to stop a tyrannical regime from commiting even more attrocities around the pacific. Not to mention the millions of American, British, Australian, etc. lives that were at risk who comprised the invasion force poised to invade the Japanese mailand. Going up against an army of civilian soldiers? How many would have been lost then? It was that or the bombs.


№41 Author: mortex (10 May 2010 17:57) Total user comments: 735


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Big government = Less freedom. The larger a government is, the more resources it requires to sustain it i.e. the more taxes the said government requires to function. The more of my money the government takes in taxes = less freedom. I'm happy to pay taxes to a certain extent, but when the tax rate creeps up close to 50% or more, that's where I draw the line. I would like you to tell me how the Patriot Act has affected your life adversely, I haven't noticed any loss of freedoms. I think it's great that it is easier for the government to watch bad guys, but then again I'm not a bad guy.

As I previously stated, the use of nuclear bombs in WWII saved lives on both sides by putting a swift end to the war. The Japanese frame of mind at the time was much different than that of today; they were indoctrinated in the same form of radical fanaticism as the Germans were times 10. The Japanese populace as a whole looked to their emperor as a God and were trained to die for him, and that's what would have happened. Without the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the fighting would eventually have made it to the Japanese mainland resulting in the loss of millions of civilian lives. While the use of atomic bombs was not pretty, it saved lives on both sides civilian and military.

When the US engages in military activity it not only benefits the United States but also the countries involved to some extent e.g. Japan, S. Korea, Kuwait, Iraq, France, Germany, Europe as a whole, etc. As I said, the world would be better off if the US were engaged in more places, specifically Sudan.

I really would like to know where your getting your information about Albert Einstein, I'm open to taking a look at any information you wish to share e.g. website, books, etc. Alfred Nobel said similar things at the end of his life, but think where we would be w/o dynamite.

I would like to take the opportunity and express my appreciation to you Jimmy for some very engaging conversation, I really didn't expect to run into such exhilarating discourse on this website. I look forward to further discussion :)
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So the bomb couldn't have been dropped on an atoll or island, before vaporizing half a million people then?
№43 Author: Matt (11 May 2010 15:24) Total user comments: 0


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Jimmy Johnson,
Actually estimates are that 200,000 total died in the blast and from effects afterwards. So "vaporizing half a million people" is a bit off. Th Japanese Army raped and murdered over 300,000 civilians alone in the Nanking Massacre. Maybe they could have practiced on an atoll or island before they did that. The Japanese Miltary murdered over 10,000,000 people, most likely around 6,000,000 Chinese, Indonesians, Koreans, Filipinos, Indochinese, and not to mention the torture, starvation and murder of countless western prisoners of war. Nobody would say a thing if we dropped it on the Germans but people seem to forget that the Japanese were just as ruthless if not worse than the Nazi party.
№44 Author: Creion (11 May 2010 18:32) Total user comments: 102


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№45 Author: Jimmy Johnson (12 May 2010 05:46) Total user comments: 0


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Matt -

I see.... We're going there are we? The Japanese army raped and murdered over 300, 000. The US army seems to be right up there with half a million dead Iraqis. Estimates are that 200, 000 total died... So we're using western estimates, I presume. The cities of Nagasaki and Hiroshima had a combined total population of 1.1 million people.

I never said the Japanese army weren't ruthless. Are they supposed to kiss your ass in war?

Please provide any information on the Japanese murdering 10,000,000 people before you start throwing such idiotic numbers at someone that actually has a sense of how the modern world was created.
№46 Author: Matt (12 May 2010 13:42) Total user comments: 0


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Jimmy Johnson,

Actually has a sense of how the world was created? I think not. I have lived in both China and Japan. I studied at the Hopkins-Nanjing and worked with my father in Zhuhai, I Was sationed with the Military in Yokosuka, Japan. These are not western estimates. The Japanese deny these claims in their history books, yet the mass graves and countless survivor testimonies from southeast Asia tell a different story. Go and study history in another country and then you can maybe claim you have a faint idea of "how the world was created". Until that time, you can keep listening to your biased media reports and ignorant denials of war crimes.
Also, about Iraq my friend, I have been there and seen for myself what happened there and what is still going on. Do not think you have the right to talk about that war unless you have been through it yourself. You only hear a fraction of the story here, and most of it is lies and doctored media. Just like the photographs above, the media wants to demonize the U.S. Military. I will not even start on what the NVA and VC were doing in Vietnam before the U.S. entered. You can also study the French history of Vietnam if you would like to hear their side of it as well.
№47 Author: mortex (12 May 2010 17:28) Total user comments: 735


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Jimmy Johnson,

Still waiting to hear form you on how the Patriot Act has changed your life for the worse. Also, I really would like to investigate your claim that Albert Einstein was a prisoner of the US, please provide your sources. Thanks
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