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re:re: How close were we to winning the Vietnam War?

Posted by TopOfTheThread on June 22, 2008

Here is an email that has been forwarded around. I can’t verify the sources but it is interesting to ponder. Thank you Big “D”.

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— On Sat, 6/21/08, xxxxxx wrote:
From: xxxxxxxx
Subject: FW: Something To Think About
To: “xxxxxxx”
Date: Saturday, June 21, 2008, 1:49 PM

General VoNguyen Giap.
General Giap was a brilliant, highly respected leader of the North Vietnam military. The following quotevietnam war general
is from his memoirs currently found in the Vietnam war memorial in Hanoi :

‘What we still don’t understand is why you Americans stopped the bombing of Hanoi . You had us on the ropes. If you had pressed us a little harder, just for another day or two, we were ready to surrender! It was the same at the battles of TET. You defeated us! We knew it, and we thought you knew it.

But we were elated to notice your media was definitely helping us. They were causing more disruption in America than we could in the battlefields. We were ready to surrender. You had won!’

General Giap has published his memoirs and confirmed what most Americans knew. The Vietnam war was not lost in Vietnam — it was lost at home. The exact same slippery slope, sponsored by the US media, is currently well underway. It exposes the enormous power of a Biased Media to cut out the heart and will of the American public.

A truism worthy of note: … Do not fear the enemy, for they can take only your life. Fear the media far more, for they will destroy your honor.

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True. False. This is interesting to think about.

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4 Responses to “re:re: How close were we to winning the Vietnam War?”

  1. I love this post! its really good to know about goblins and festercobs!

  2. Much as I agree with the sentiment about the media screwing things up for us (time and time again), this email is more than likely just a hoax… http://www.snopes.com/quotes/giap.asp .

    Cheers.

  3. SWIGGY said

    Hadn’t checked Snopes, but I did find the information pertinent at http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl_general_giap.htm

  4. my bad

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