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The Vietnam War



“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

George Santayana (1863-1952; Spanish philosopher & writer)


            “The guns, the ammunition, the weapons, the transportation systems, that killed Americans in Vietnam came from the American-subsidized economy of the Soviet Union.”

Professor Antony C. Sutton (author of 20 books)


            “It was Henry Ford who in the 1930s built the Soviet Union’s first modern automobile plant (located at Gorki)…which in the [19]50s and [19]60s produced the trucks used by the North Vietnamese to carry weapons and munitions for use against Americans.

Professor Antony C. Sutton


“American Trucks in Korea and Vietnam – For the Other Side!”

(Title of Chapter Two in the book The Best Enemy Money Can Buy)


            “All Soviet truck technology and a large part of Soviet truck-manufacturing equipment have come from the West, mainly from the United States.

            …Many major American companies have been prominent in building up the Soviet truck industry.       The Ford Motor Company, the A.J. Brandt Company, the Austin Company, General Electric, Swindell-Dressler, and others supplied the technical assistance, design work, and equipment of the original giant plants.”

Professor Antony C. Sutton (author of the book The Best Enemy Money Can Buy)


            “Yet these American capitalists were willing to finance and subsidize the Soviet Union while the Vietnam War was underway, knowing that the Soviets were supplying the other side.”

Professor Antony C. Sutton


“Soviet business is profitable.       Some American companies have been sucking in this profit since the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.       Chase National was involved in illegal exports to the Soviet Union in the early 1920s, while Chase Manhattan was the lead-financing bank for the Kama River project. Caterpillar Tractor was involved in the First [Soviet] Five Year Plan in 1930, and [was] still involved in the Siberian pipeline ‘Russia No. 6’ project in the 1980s.”

            Professor Antony C. Sutton


“Certainly every loyal American will say to himself, ‘Well, I would hope to God the Soviets couldn’t walk into our defense plants and buy a patent.’ The Rockefellers and the Eatons have solved that problem for the Communists. Now, instead of dealing with an official agency of the Soviet government, American concerns will be dealing with the Rockefellers.       Meanwhile, nearly 50,000 Americans have died in Vietnam, many of them killed by weapons which the Rockefellers directly or indirectly supplied to our avowed enemies.       Only the technicality of the lack of a formal declaration of war prevents the Rockefellers’ trading in the blood of dead Americans from being actionable as treason.” – Gary Allen (1971; from his book None Dare Call It Conspiracy)


“The (American) businessmen who built the Soviet Kama River truck plant should be shot as traitors.” – Avraham Shifrin (former Soviet Defense Ministry official)


“For a great many years, as a soldier, I had a suspicion that war was a racket; not until I retired did I fully realize it.” – Smedley D. Butler (1881-1940; Major General, U.S. Marine Corps, retired; double Medal of Honor recipient)


“War is a racket fought by the common man for the benefit of the rich and powerful.”

Major General Smedley D. Butler


            “They [i.e., Wall Street financiers] want war because they make money out of such conflict – out of the human misery that wars bring.” – Henry Ford



“The general public shoulders the bill [for war]. The bill renders a horrible accounting: newly place gravestones; mangled bodies; shattered minds; broken hearts and homes; economic instability; depression and all its attendant miseries; back-breaking taxation for generations and generations.” – Major General Smedley D. Butler


            “Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.”

Henry Kissinger


            “I want to know who the men in the shadows are,

          I want to hear somebody asking them ‘Why?’ –

          They can be counted on to tell us who our enemies are,

          But they’re never the ones to fight or to die.”

Jackson Brown (musician; from his song “Lives in the Balance”)


          “Treason doth never prosper, what’s the reason?

          For if it prosper, none dare call it treason.”

Sir John Harrington (1561-1612)




(Note: Most of this introduction is the same as was used for “American History – Parts I, II, III, IV, and V”.)


Editor of TTT’s favorite subject in both high school and college was history – especially American history.       After I retired from military service, I began to read history books “outside of” mainstream publishing.       To my horror I quickly discovered that a whole lot of very important information had been omitted from our history textbooks, especially in the public education system.       Something very sinister happened in our beloved America in the 20th century, especially in the early to mid 1900s.       It seems that some very wealthy individuals who hated America’s national sovereignty, her Republican form of government, and our beloved Constitution took over the mainstream media, the major publishing companies, and our public education system.


Once this takeover was complete, these wealthy individuals, who had placed their well-paid lackeys in key positions, gave us a carefully “edited” and “sanitized” version of history! Oh, they left in tact the names of generals, senators, and presidents.       They also left in tact dates of important battles.       They, however, did do something that was very repugnant – they omitted many key facts, especially regarding reasons and motives for wars, assassinations, etc. Something they also omitted were any references to the globalist rich and power elite who often rule nations “from behind the scenes”.       They certainly omitted any references to the tremendous power and influence of “secret societies” on the course of history. They also at times actually fabricated historical evidence”, such as the “lone-nut assassin Oswald” and the “magic bullet” theories surrounding the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.




Possibly worst of all, these maniacal, power-hungry “control freaks” (i.e., the globalist rich and power elite and their well-paid lackeys) have stolen the truth of history from numerous generations of Americans. And this is one of the main reasons why this editor of TTT writes newsletters – to try to get small pieces of historical truth out to a few more of those Americans who have been cheated by these “robbers of history”.


I would like to cover the following important topics in this issue of TTT:


(1) Prelude to the Vietnam War;

(2) The Vietnam War;

(3) The “Ngo Dinh” brothers;

(4) The Gulf of Tonkin incident;

(5) The JFK assassination;

(6) The POW/MIA issue; and,

(7) The American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).


There are a lot of important facts concerning most of these topics that are not covered in the vast majority of the school textbooks on American history.



  1.       THE VIETNAM WAR


NOTE:       Number of Americans KILLED in the Vietnam War: 58,167.       Additionally, 365,000 Americans were WOUNDED.       More than 2000 are MISSING-IN-ACTION.



  1.       Prelude to the Vietnam War


China ruled the area now called Vietnam from approximately 100 B.C. through the 900s A.D. The French controlled Vietnam from the late 1800s until Japan occupied it during World War II (WWII).


((NOTE:       Roman Catholic missionaries had begun arriving in Vietnam in the 1600s. Approximately 10% of the population in former South Vietnam is Roman Catholic.))


After the end of WWII (and with the defeat of Japan in August 1945), it looked like there might be a power vacuum in the Indochina area.       However, in September of 1945 Ho Chi Minh and the Communist Vietminh started to take control of Vietnam.       Within weeks, Chinese and British troops arrived, and held the area for the return of French military forces. The French tried to regain control of Indochina (Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia), but started running into problems. On December 19, 1946 the Vietminh Communist forces attacked French military forces in Hanoi. The Vietnam War between the French and Communist forces was on!         This war ended in 1954 with the defeat of the French forces at Dien Bien Phu.



An international conference in Geneva, Switzerland followed the defeat of the French forces, and Vietnam was divided into two parts, North and South Vietnam. The 17th parallel was the boundary selected between the two new “entities”. The Communists got control of North Vietnam.       Elections were supposed to be held for “unification” of the two sections, but never took place.


If the above scenario sounds a bit “familiar”, it is because it was a replay of Korea being divided into two parts, North and South Korea, at the end of WWII.       Thus the “seeds” for both the Korean and Vietnam wars were set up decades ahead of time!


In 1956 South Vietnam declared itself a republic.       Ngo Dinh Diem was named president.


In 1957 the Vietminh communist forces which were in South Vietnam began to attack South Vietnamese government forces.       These Vietminh communists were called the Vietcong by the South Vietnamese government. At least as early as 1959 North Vietnam was providing support to the Vietminh revolt in South Vietnam. The USSR (i.e., the Soviet Union), Red China, and other Communist countries also provided military equipment and support to North Vietnam and her communist allies in South Vietnam.


In the late 1950s a few U.S. military and civilian advisers started filtering into South Vietnam. In 1959 the first two U.S. advisers were killed in a battle in South Vietnam.


In 1960 the Vietcong in South Vietnam organized itself into a “National Liberation Front”.


Joseph D. Douglass, Jr., in his book Betrayed, tells us about some other activity that occurred in 1960: “The cornerstone for this activity [i.e., medical experimentation on American POWs] was laid in 1960 when the North Vietnamese Chief of General Staff and roughly ten senior officers visited Prague [in Czechoslovakia] and Moscow. The North Vietnamese believed that the only way to unify Vietnam was through military action. The purpose of their visit was to request military assistance needed to conduct a major offensive drive to capture South Vietnam.       This was when the Soviets first agreed to supply the North Vietnamese with weapons.”


The Soviets agreed at the above-mentioned meetings to provide the necessary military assistance to the North Vietnamese – in exchange for American POWs, who would be used in medical experiments and for radiation, chemical, and biological agents testing. American POWs were to be used as “human guinea pigs” by their Communist captors!


As mentioned in a recent TTT newsletter on the Korean War, a lot of U.S. military equipment earmarked for the invasion of the main island of Japan near the end of World War II ended up in Asian territory controlled by Communists. A lot of this military equipment had been stored in such locations as Okinawa.       Courtesy of the Central Intelligence Agency (formerly known as the Office of Strategic Services) and the U.S. State Department, a fair portion of this military equipment would be used against American fighting men in both Korea and Vietnam.


There are a number of excellent books detailing how the West, and especially the United States, built up the Communist enemies that we would later fight in both Korea and Vietnam. One of the best books detailing this treason is The Best Enemy Money Can Buy by Professor Antony C. Sutton. Another great book on treasonous support to the Communists by high-level U.S. government officials is None Dare Call It Treason…25 Years Later by John A. Stormer.


The quotations at the beginning of this newsletter show in but small part how the U.S. government continually aided and abetted Communist regimes, to include two of the bloodiest nations in modern history – the Soviet Union and Red China.       Both the Soviet Union and Red China provided massive amounts of military supplies and support to Communist North Korean and Communist North Vietnamese military forces during the Korean and Vietnam Wars. Not only did Red Chinese Army units and Soviet Air Force units participate in Korea during the Korean War, but also Soviet military advisers and Air Defense personnel assisted the North Vietnamese during the Vietnam War!



  1.       The Vietnam War


“How is it that one of the most powerful countries in the world could not defeat a country the size of Mississippi?” – Question taken from the “Radio Liberty” catalog (the audio-four tape set “Vietnam: The Untold Story”)


Some historians give the dates of the Vietnam War as 1957-1975; however, major U.S. ground units’ participation was from 1965 through 1973. The Vietnam War was the longest war in which United States military forces took part.


The United States had begun sending both military and civilian “advisers” to Vietnam in the 1950s.       As mentioned in the previous section “A.”, the first two U.S. “advisers” were killed-in-action in Vietnam in 1959.


From 1961 through 1963 President John F. Kennedy (JFK) increased U.S. advisers from 900 to over 16,000.         Later, when JFK realized what was really going on in Vietnam, and how the globalist rich and power elite were using the Vietnam War for their own purposes, he started laying plans for reducing U.S. military involvement and for bringing American troops home. That was just one of the reasons that JFK was assassinated! ((See Section “II. E.” for more information on the assassination of JFK.))


On August 4, 1964 the ‘second’ Gulf of Tonkin ‘incident’ allegedly took place. This ‘incident’ led to the passage on August 7, 1964 of the Tonkin Gulf Resolution (or, the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution) that greatly expanded United States military participation in the Vietnam War.       ((See Section “II. D.” for more information.))


President Lyndon B. Johnson began sending U.S. Marine combat units to Vietnam in March of 1965.



By mid 1965 U.S. troop strength in Vietnam was approximately 60,000. It would rise to a high of 543,000 in 1969, and then gradually begin to decrease.       The last U.S. combat units left in March of 1973.


It is not the purpose of this issue of the TTT newsletter to deal with the dates of the battles that occurred in Vietnam or the war protests that occurred here in America during the Vietnam War.       Rather, the primary purpose of this newsletter is to show the betrayal of America’s fighting men that occurred when they were forced “to fight with one hand tied behind their backs” and when American POW/MIAs were abandoned at the end of the war! ((NOTE:       “Section II. F.” will deal with the POW/MIA issue.))


Just as top U.S. officials prevented our American fighting men from bombing the bridges over the Yalu River over which Red Chinese troops and war materials moved during the Korean War, so they likewise prevented our American fighting men from bombing many key targets in North Vietnam.       These restrictions applied throughout the Vietnam War, and included such ridiculous “rules of engagement” that would not let our fighter-bombers fire on enemy aircraft unless they were fired upon first!


The restrictions placed upon U.S. combat forces in Vietnam resulted in yet another “stalemate” between U.S. forces and the Communist forces – just as had occurred in the Korean War.       A cease-fire was signed in 1973.


In April of 1975 the Communists defeated South Vietnam. Communist forces then imprisoned hundreds of thousands of South Vietnamese.


When the smoke had finally cleared from the Vietnam War, 58,167 Americans had paid the ultimate sacrifice.       Over 365,000 U.S. troops had been wounded. The losses for the South Vietnamese exceeded over 1 million.       And, the North Vietnamese had lost between 500,000 to one million troops.


North and South Vietnam were unified in 1976.


  1.       The “Ngo Dinh” Brothers

Editor of TTT doubts if you will find very much information on the “Ngo Dinh” brothers in most U.S. history textbooks.       One brother, Ngo Dinh Diem, became president of the newly formed Republic of Vietnam in 1956. The second brother, Ngo Dinh Nhu became the head of the secret police.       The third brother, Ngo Dinh Thuc, was the Roman Catholic Archbishop of the city of Hue. Despite the fact that the overwhelming majority of Vietnam’s population was Buddhist (80%), these three Roman Catholic leaders attempted to set up a Roman Catholic dictatorship. According to Avro Manhattan, author of the book The Vatican’s Holocaust: “The trio [the Ngo Dinh brothers] had been inching for years toward veritable religious persecution of the vast majority of the country’s [South Vietnam’s] population of 15 million, only 1.5 million of whom were Catholic.”



((Ed. Comment: The book, The Vatican’s Holocaust, deals primarily with the Roman Catholic Croatian holocaust against Serb Orthodox Christians in Croatia in the early 1940s – an almost totally forgotten holocaust.   However, it does include an important chapter on Roman Catholic involvement in Vietnam prior to and during the time the USA was sending troops to that nation.       Avro Manhattan wrote more extensively on the Vietnam War in his book entitled Vietnam: Why Did We Go?))


Here are two more quotes from Avro Manhattan’s book The Vatican’s Holocaust:


            “The Vietnamese tragedy [to include the Vietnam War] was precipitated by a zealous Catholic trio formed by a Catholic President [Ngo Dinh Diem], a Catholic head of the Secret Police [Ngo Dinh Nhu], and a Catholic Archbishop [Ngo Dinh Thuc – Archbishop of Hue]. All [three of these men] were determined to impose the religious and political writ of the [Roman Catholic] Church upon a non-Christian culture.”


“President Diem was a fanatical Catholic who ruled South Vietnam with an iron fist. He transformed the presidency into a virtual Catholic dictatorship, which he used to crush his religious and political opponents with the utmost ruthlessness.

            He persecuted non-Catholics, and particularly the Buddhists. By his discriminatory methods he caused the disruption of the [South Vietnamese] army and the [South Vietnamese] government. This eventually was to lead to the USA’s military intervention in South Vietnam.

            He [President Diem] ruled with the spiritual and political terrorization of his two equally fanatical Catholic brothers, the Chief of the Secret Police and the Archbishop of Hue.

            President Diem had originally been ‘planted’ into the presidency by Cardinal Spellman and Pope Pius XII.

            Buddhist monks committed suicide by fire, burning themselves alive in protest against his religious persecution.”


The heavy-handed Roman Catholic religious discrimination against Buddhists led to numerous peaceful protests by Buddhists across South Vietnam. During several of these protests, Buddhist monks set fire to themselves to draw attention to the religious persecution in South Vietnam.       Avro Manhattan describes the response of President Ngo Dinh Diem:


            “The government sent troops and armored cars and fired at the demonstrators, killing nine Buddhists.

            …Discrimination against the Buddhists continued unabated. Arrests of Buddhist monks multiplied. [Buddhist] Pagodas were declared [off limits], closed, and at times even attacked.

            …Buddhist monks, Buddhist nuns, and Buddhist leaders were arrested by the thousands.

            …Buddhists were tortured by the police.

            …[South] Vietnam was put under martial law.

            …The [South Vietnamese] army became openly restive and put up passive resistance…against their own government. Result: the war against the Communist north was being lost, since the population at large, upon whose support the struggle ultimately rested, refused to cooperate.”


So many people were arrested that special “internment camps” were set up. Avro Manhattan describes the situation as follows:

“The jails were soon bursting with prisoners.       The mass arrests became so numerous that finally it was necessary to open detention camps followed by additional ones euphemistically called ‘internment camps’

            There followed massacres within and outside such detention sites, like those which took place at Mocay, Thanhphu, Soctrang, Cangiuoc, Dailoc, Duyxuyen, to mention only a few. Religious sects and racial minorities were persecuted, arrested, and whenever possible ELIMINATED.

            Minority groups were exterminated or accepted the Catholic Church to save their lives.”


President John F. Kennedy (a Roman Catholic) became so sickened by what was going on in South Vietnam that he began to withdraw some of the U.S. support to the South Vietnamese Roman Catholic dictatorship.


In November of 1963 President Ngo Dinh Diem was finally overthrown in a military coup, and subsequently murdered.


Author Avro Manhattan further explains some of the background of the factors that led to the Vietnam War:


“A certain clique at the Pentagon, inspired by another [clique] in the Central Intelligence Agency [CIA] with intimate links to the Catholic lobby in Washington [D.C.] and certain Cardinals in the USA, and consequently in perfect accord with the Vatican, had decided to have a staunch Catholic [as dictator] in South Vietnam.”


((Ed. Comment to the preceding quote: For many years Knight of Malta James Jesus Angleton had been head of the CIA’s “Vatican Desk”, as well as the long-time CIA Chief of Counterintelligence.       The Knights of Malta are subordinate to the Jesuit Superior General – they share the same headquarters within the Vatican!))


Avro Manhattan continues: “The disastrous policy of the South Vietnamese Catholic government was the dire result of the campaign initiated by the political grand strategy of two men: John Foster Dulles for the USA and Pope Pius XII for the Vatican.       The Diem dynasty was put into power by them both when the Cold War was at its zenith: that is, after the French were soundly defeated in the Indo-China War and the USA stepped in to fill the vacuum in what eventually became known as South Vietnam.”


            Avro Manhattan adds: “It must be remembered when the Cold War was at its worst, when its arch-exponents, the Dulles brothers – one [John Foster Dulles] at the State Department and the other [Allen Dulles] at the CIA – and [Pope] Pius XII at the Vatican, were conducting a joint diplomatic, political and ideological grand strategy embracing both the West and the Far East, of which Vietnam was an integral part.”



((Ed. Comment to the preceding quote: Allen Dulles was the CIA director whom President John F. Kennedy (JFK) ‘fired’ (i.e., forced to resign) because of the Bay of Pigs fiasco in April 1961, along with two other top CIA officials (General Charles Cabell and Richard Bissell). [Dulles resigned in November of 1961.] Shortly before the JFK assassination, Kennedy had threatened to “splinter the CIA into a thousand pieces”.))


Why did I devote over two pages to Vatican involvement in the Vietnam War? I did so because the Vatican’s (and more specifically, the Jesuit Order’s) fingerprints can be found all over numerous wars and revolutions.       The facts are that the Jesuit Order has long controlled the Vatican. The Jesuits fomented and orchestrated so many wars and revolutions that by 1931 they had been thrown out of 83 countries, cities, and city states – mostly by Roman Catholic monarchs and by populations that were mostly Catholic.


The Jesuits set up a Roman Catholic-sponsored dictatorship in Croatia during World War II that was responsible for the brutal genocide of from between 600,000 to 1 million Serb Orthodox Christians.       In fact, the Nazi SS was modeled after the Jesuit Order, and had a Jesuit priest as one of its top officers – i.e., the uncle of Heinrich Himmler.


Then several decades later we see the Jesuits trying to turn Vietnam into a Roman Catholic fiefdom.       The “holocaust” against non-Catholics had already begun there when mercifully in 1963 a military coup removed the ‘Ngo Dinh’ brothers from power.


The Jesuit Order uses the hierarchy of the Roman Catholic Church to implement the Jesuit Order’s “foreign policy” goals. And through the Jesuit Order’s control of its powerful Knights of Malta and the top levels of Freemasonry, it frequently uses the CIA and the U.S. State Department to implement its “foreign policy” goals. If you don’t think that such is possible, check out how many heads of the CIA have been Knights of Malta (e.g., William Donovan, John McCone, and William Casey) and high-level Freemasons (e.g., Allen Dulles).


  1.       The Gulf of Tonkin Incident (or, “incidents”)


((NOTE: The Gulf of Tonkin is the large body of water off the coast of North Vietnam.))


On July 31, 1964 South Vietnamese naval units attacked the North Vietnamese island of Hon Me. (Hon Me is located about 10 miles off the coast of North Vietnam.)       Several U.S. ships had been performing surveillance missions off the coast of North Vietnam during the same general time frame.


On August 2, 1964 (two days after the South Vietnamese naval attack on Hon Me) North Vietnamese torpedo boats attempted to attack the USS Maddox, which was located inside North Vietnamese territorial waters performing a Signals Intelligence (SIGINT) patrol. Fortunately for the Maddox, SIGINT had intercepted a message about the impending attack, and had warned the Captain of the Maddox, who ordered her to head for open seas. The three North Vietnamese torpedo boats launched one torpedo each at the stern of the quickly departing Maddox, but fired too late to hit her.


James Bamford, author of the excellent book Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency, gives us some background on the mission of the USS Maddox:


“The vessel’s [i.e., the USS Maddox] primary purpose was to act as a seagoing provocateur – to poke its sharp gray bow and American flag as close to the belly of North Vietnam as possible, in effect shoving its 5-inch cannons up the nose of the [North Vietnamese] Communist navy.”


Bamford adds: “The mission [of the Maddox] was made more provocative by being timed to coincide with the [South Vietnamese naval] commando raids, thus creating the impression that the Maddox was directing those missions and possibly even lobbing firepower in their support. The exercise was dangerous at best, foolish at worst.”


Bamford tells us that the Maddox approached as close as eight miles off the coast of North Vietnam during these SIGINT patrols, and that “North Vietnam also claimed at least a twelve-mile limit and viewed the Maddox as trespassing deep within its territorial waters.


On August 4, 1964, on President Lyndon B. Johnson’s (LBJ) orders, more U.S. ships were sent to the same general area off the coast of North Vietnam.       Two United States Navy destroyers (the USS Maddox [still performing its SIGINT mission] and the USS C. Turner Joy [escorting the Maddox]) reported being “fired upon” by North Vietnamese patrol boats. Bamford tells us: “But in the end, no damage was sustained, and serious questions arose as to whether any attack actually took place.”


LBJ then ordered air strikes by U.S. aircraft on North Vietnam, and then went before the American people on TV to seek their approval for this massive expansion of the war. LBJ also sent Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara before Congress to testify of the ‘unequivocal proof’ of this second attack (this ‘second incident’) on August 4, 1964 against U.S. naval ships in the Gulf of Tonkin off the coast of North Vietnam.


Based upon Secretary of Defense McNamara’s testimony, both houses of Congress passed the Tonkin Gulf Resolution on August 7, 1964.


Subsequent Congressional investigations concluded that this “second incident”, the August 4, 1964 attack, “almost certainly never occurred”.       Congressional hearings in 1968 disclosed that LBJ and the Department of Defense had “misstated” the facts concerning the [second] Gulf of Tonkin incident in order to “gain support” for the expansion of the U.S. role in the Vietnam War!


Author James Bamford tells us in his book Body of Secrets:

“But it later turned out that the ‘unequivocal proof’ [provided by McNamara to Congress] was the result of a major blunder by NSA [the National Security Agency], and the ‘hard evidence’ on which many people [in Congress] based their votes for the war [the Tonkin Gulf Resolution] never really existed.


Years later Louis Tordella [a long-time Deputy Director, NSA] quietly admitted that the [communications] intercepts that NSA used as the basis for its August 4 [1964] warning messages to the [USS] Maddox actually referred to the first attack on August 2. There never were any [communications] intercepts indicating an impending second attack on August 4. The phony NSA warning led to McNamara’s convincing testimony [before Congress], which then led to the congressional vote authorizing the Vietnam War.”


James Bamford also gives us a quotation by the then Deputy Director, CIA, Ray S. Cline:

“What in effect happened is that somebody from the Pentagon…had taken over raw SIGINT [Signals Intelligence] and [had] shown the President what they thought was evidence of a second attack on a [U.S.] naval vessel.       And it was just what [President] Johnson was looking for.

Everybody was demanding the SIGINT; they wanted it quick, [and] they didn’t want anybody to take any time to analyze it.

            I became very sure that that attack [on August 4, 1964] did not take place.”


And author James Bamford gives us yet another telling quotation by then under secretary of state George Ball:

“At the time [of the second Gulf of Tonkin incident] there is no question that many of the people who were associated with the [Vietnam] war were looking for any excuse to initiate bombing.

            The ‘DeSoto’ [Signals Intelligence] patrols [by U.S. navy vessels and] the sending of a [U.S. Navy] destroyer up the Tonkin Gulf were primarily for provocation…

            I think there was a feeling that if the destroyer got into some trouble, that it would provide the provocation we needed.”


Why did I write almost two full pages on the Gulf of Tonkin “incident”?       I did so to show that when somebody wants to initiate or escalate a war, that an “incident” will either be provoked or “created” – or, the circumstances surrounding the “incident” will be greatly exaggerated.       If you find this hard to believe, then please do a google-type search on the Internet for “Operation Northwoods”.


The “sinking of the U.S. battleship Maine”, the “sinking of the Lusitania”, the “attack on Pearl Harbor”, and the “Gulf of Tonkin incident” – do these “provocations” all have something in common?



  1.       The JFK Assassination


I had previously devoted an entire issue of my TTT newsletter to this topic: TTT #38, “The JFK Assassination: 40 Years Later – The Cover-up Continues”, dated: November 22, 2003.       I listed numerous reasons in that issue of the TTT newsletter as to why JFK was assassinated.




Two of those reasons have already been briefly mentioned in this newsletter: (1) JFK was going to bring the Vietnam War to an end; and (2) JFK was going to reduce the power of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), if not outright abolish the CIA.


  1. The Vietnam War


JFK had made numerous statements that he intended to bring not only the Vietnam War to an early end, but also to bring the Cold War to an early end.


Robert Gaylon Ross, Sr., author of the book The Elite Serial Killers of Lincoln, JFK, RFK & MLK, tells us the following:


“The international bankers, the Elite, the military-industrial complex, the private construction contractors, the Mafia [i.e., the drug trade from S.E. Asia], and the Oil Barons all stood to lose greatly from JFK’s intended efforts to stop the Vietnam War.       The Elite-owned military-industrial complex made sickening profits off this war, and did not want it stopped.”


One of the first actions that President Johnson took upon assuming office after the JFK assassination was to sign National Security Action Memorandum #273 that instructed the Pentagon to keep U.S. troops in Vietnam. (Remember, JFK had wanted to slowly withdraw U.S. troops out of Vietnam and end our involvement in that war!)


Additionally, as already covered in “Section II. C.”, the Vatican (more specifically, the Jesuit Order that controls the Vatican hierarchy) had “foreign policy” interests in Vietnam.


  1. The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)


As already mentioned earlier in this newsletter, JFK had fired three top officials of the CIA after the Bay of Pigs fiasco in April 1961. This included the CIA Director, Freemason Allen Dulles; and two CIA deputy directors: General Charles Cabell and Richard Bissell.


But it wasn’t just the Bay of Pigs fiasco in April 1961 that soured JFK on the CIA. It was their ‘black budget’ covert operations – assassinating foreign heads of State, fomenting revolutions and wars, etc. ((The CIA sure sounds a lot like the Jesuit Order – both famous for assassinations and fomenting revolutions and wars.       Maybe that is why both ‘organizations’ have the same nickname: “the Company”. And maybe that is why at least three of the directors of the CIA have been Knights of Malta – an organization controlled by and located with the Jesuit Superior General at the Vatican!))


JFK certainly had the CIA in his figurative “gun sights”; unfortunately for JFK, the CIA and their Mob friends got JFK in their literal “gun sights”. JFK was assassinated on November 22, 1963 – before he could “splinter the CIA into a thousand pieces” and before he could bring the Vietnam War to an early end!


  1.       The POW/MIA Issue


“Over 30,000 American POW/MIAs were left behind following WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and the Cold War. American officials abandoned the men rather than confront the Communists who held them captive. This was done as a matter of policy.

            …Many of the men, the lucky ones, ended up in slave labor camps. The rest were tortured to death or used as human guinea pigs in ghastly medical experiments involving radiation and chemical and biological warfare agents. When there was nothing left of their bodies or minds worth testing, they were killed and their remains cremated so that no one would ever learn what happened.

            …For over eighty years there has been a conspiracy of silence to hide the crimes of the Communists.”

(From the back cover of the excellent book Betrayed by Joseph D. Douglass, Jr.)


            “Thousands of American servicemen also disappeared – over 20,000 that the Soviets took from German prison camps and then refused to repatriate back to the United States after V-E day, over 8000 after the Korean War, far more than the reported 2000 after Vietnam, and many hundreds during the Cold War.       The general explanation is that they either died in prison or ended up in slave labor camps. Undoubtedly some did. But, not all, because American POWs were highly valued by the [Soviet] KGB for use in medical experiments[and] were human guinea pigs used to test the effects of atomic radiation on humans [and] were used to test chemical and biological warfare agents. They were used by doctors to practice medical operations.” – Joseph D. Douglass, Jr. (author of the book Betrayed)


“Equally disturbing is the apparent reason why U.S. officials allowed this [Ed. Note: our American servicemen to “be left behind” and to be tortured and experimented upon] to happen – their policy of keeping silence about the crimes of the Communists and sweeping them under the rug rather than try to hold the Communist leaders accountable – and the extensive efforts afterward to cover up their actions.” – Joseph D. Douglass, Jr.


            “The Western silence respecting the crimes of Communism began with the founding of the Soviet Union in 1917.

            …Why is there such an awkward silence from politicians? Why such a deafening silence from the academic world regarding the Communist catastrophe, which touched the lives of almost one-third of humanity on four continents during a period spanning 80 years?”

Joseph D. Douglass, Jr.


            “American POWs were heavily used in medical experiments by the Soviets, Czechs, and North Vietnamese during the Vietnam War.       Those experiments were conducted in North Vietnam by Vietnamese doctors operating under the direction of Soviet and Czech doctors and in Laos by both Czech and Soviet doctors.       Hundreds of American POWs also were secretly shipped to the Soviet Union where the most secret human experiments were conducted. The [North] Vietnamese also provided American POWs to the [Communist] Chinese…” – Joseph D. Douglass, Jr.


…The [POW/MIA] story has to be told.       The experiments and killings have been continuing for over fifty years precisely because neither governments nor the news media have pointed the spotlight of shame and publicity upon these [Communist] crimes and…upon those who made it happen or allowed it to happen.” – Joseph D. Douglass, Jr.


            “Tim Ashworth, a former Marine pilot…received many reports from the Hmong [Ed. Note: a tribe in Laos] refugees on American POWs. He went to work assembling more data and shortly had first-hand and second-hand sightings of over 100 Americans held prisoner in Laos after 1975.       He gave the information to DIA [Ed. Note: Defense Intelligence Agency] and they did nothing with it. Rather, they threatened him that if he did not cease his efforts on the MIA issue, he would be discredited.” – Joseph D. Douglass, Jr. (author)


“I was prepared to fight, to be wounded, to be captured, and even prepared to die; I was not prepared to be abandoned.” – U.S. Navy Captain Eugene “Red” McDaniel (who spent six years in a North Vietnamese prison)


America’s fighting men were abandoned (“left behind”) by the thousands at the end of World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.       Top-level U.S. government officials, to include Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, and Nixon KNEW that our men had been left behind but did nothing to bring them home!       In fact, at times they openly LIED to the American people, as did President Nixon and National Security Adviser Henry Kissinger in 1973 when they told us that all our POW/MIAs from the Vietnam War had been accounted for.


Editor of TTT believes that abandoning our brave American fighting men during and after wars amounts to the vilest betrayal and the highest treason.       What do you think?


  1.       The American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)


Editor of TTT believes that the national leadership of both the American Legion and the VFW should hold our national leaders ACCOUNTABLE for those wars that are not in America’s best interests, for the abandonment of our POW/MIAs, and for whenever they force our fighting men to “fight with one hand tied behind their backs”.       I also believe that the “excuse” that they “can’t get involved in politics” is just that – an excuse.       It is NOT “political” to hold public officials ACCOUNTABLE for treason or betrayal (such as forcing our men to fight with limited military resources) – even during wartime. It does NOT matter whether these public officials are Republican or Democrat – it is NOT being “political” to stand up for our troops before the initiation of hostilities or during actual hostilities.


And if doing so “costs” the VFW and American Legion their “tax breaks” (non-profit status, etc.) from the federal government for holding them ACCOUNTABLE for treason and betrayal, then so be it!       I’m sure most veterans would pay double the price of their dues to have the VFW and American Legion STAND UP to these gutless politicians who have no qualms about sending our children and grandchildren to fight and die all over the globe, but very rarely ever sending their children or grandchildren off to war!




((NOTE: Much of the below summary was taken from TTT #63, “The Korean War”.))


Both Korea and Vietnam were “no-win” wars that American military forces were forced by treasonous politicians in Washington, D.C. to fight “with one hand tied behind their backs”.       In both of these wars U.S. air strikes were greatly restricted.       This restriction on U.S. air power greatly “aided and abetted” the Communist forces fighting our U.S. military forces.       These restrictions often allowed the Communists to move military forces and equipment with impunity!       These restrictions also resulted in greatly increased battlefield casualties to U.S. military forces!


Both Korea and Vietnam revealed the total callousness and indifference of the highest levels of the U.S. government for American POW/MIAs! In both wars these American servicemen captured by Communist forces were abandoned (“left behind”) by U.S. government leaders who believe as Henry Kissinger does (when he stated): “Military men are just dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns in foreign policy.”


Both Korea and Vietnam saw treason (and the vilest betrayal) committed against American fighting men by the highest levels of the U.S. government!


How could a country the size of Mississippi (i.e., North Vietnam) defeat the greatest military power in the world?       The answer is simple. The United States was NEVER intended to win the Vietnam War!       How else can one explain the politicians in Washington, D.C. forcing our American fighting men to “fight with one hand tied behind their backs”?


Editor of TTT is NOT anti-war. I served twenty years on active duty in both the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Army.       I am in favor of all wars that truly defend this country’s best interests – but not the wars that are in the interests of the globalist rich and power elite!       We need to be defending this country’s borders, and stopping the massive illegal immigration that is contributing to the destruction of this nation’s infrastructure and economy.       We Americans need to learn the lessons of war – and the history of American involvement in foreign wars, or we will continue to make the costly mistakes of the past. Once we get informed, we need to hold our government leaders responsible for committing American troops overseas!       That is our duty as citizens! And we also, when we have gotten well informed on this topic, must become “teachers” of others. And that brings us to this final section on what we can do.


  1.       WHAT CAN WE DO?


  1.       If you think that this issue of “Tackling the Tough Topics” contains important information, then please make as many copies of it as you can possibly afford to, and give them away “free of charge” to others.


  1.       We all need to get more informed about the wars in America’s history, especially about the men “behind the scenes” who foment and orchestrate these wars. Once we get informed, we need to become “teachers”, helping others to get informed. Here are some good books – try to obtain as many of them as you can possibly afford.       (After you obtain them, please read them as quickly as possible and then share them with others!)


(a.) The book Operation Vampire Killer 2000 (OVK2000) by Police Against the New World Order (the “Aid & Abet Police & Military Newsletter” folks – headed up by retired police officer Jack McLamb). This outstanding book is 75 pages, paperback (8 ½” X 11″ format).       It is profusely illustrated (it has lots of drawings and pictures).       This book lays out in plain language the plans of the globalist rich and power elite to destroy America’s national sovereignty and our freedoms. It uses quotes from both the globalist rich and power elite and our founding fathers and other patriotic Americans. When one examines these quotes, one can quickly see that the intent of the founding fathers is diametrically opposed to the agenda of the globalist rich and power elite! This book is a must-read for all Americans, and it is a book that we absolutely must get into the hands of military personnel, and law enforcement (i.e., police) and intelligence agencies’ personnel. For information on bulk prices, please call 208-935-7852.       A single copy is available for $11 postpaid.       To order, make postal money order payable to “Aid &Abet” and send it to the following address: “Aid & Abet Police & Military Newsletter” // HC 11, P.O. Box 357 // Kamiah, Idaho 83536.


(b.) The book The Medusa File by Lieutenant Colonel Craig Roberts; 421 pages, paperback. The “Radio Liberty” catalog states the following about this book: “From World War II until the present, there has been hidden within the highest levels of government secrets that you are not supposed to discover.       During the period of 1940-1996 the power brokers, working from their positions of trust, have committed and then covered up the most heinous of crimes known to mankind.” This book contains great information on the biological testing done by Japanese Unit 731 on Allied prisoners of war (POW); “Operation Paperclip” (i.e., getting Nazi scientists out of Germany at the end of the war); our American POWs in WWII, Korea, & Vietnam; the Atomic guinea pigs; Agent Orange; etc.       This outstanding book is $28.45 postpaid. To order this book, make check or money order payable to “Radio Liberty” and send it to the following address: Radio Liberty // P.O. Box 969 // Soquel, CA 95073. For credit card orders, call toll-free 800-544-8927.


(c.). The book Betrayed by Joseph Douglass, Jr.         The “Radio Liberty” catalog states the following about this book: “Over 30,000 American POW/MIAs were left behind following WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and the Cold War.       American officials abandoned the men rather than confront the Communists who held them captive. This was done as a matter of policy. [This book] is the story of these war crimes and atrocities as told by a top Communist official who monitored much of the operation.”       This book is 472 pages long, and can be obtained for $28.45 postpaid. Please make check or money order payable to “Radio Liberty” and send it to the following address: Radio Liberty // P.O. Box 969 // Soquel, CA 95073.       Or, for credit card orders, please call the Radio Liberty toll-free line at 1-800-544-8927.

(d.) The book The Best Enemy Money Can Buy by Antony C. Sutton; 193 pages, paperback; $21.45 postpaid.       The “Radio Liberty” catalog states the following about this book: “With mountains of documentation, mostly from government and corporate sources, Sutton shows that Soviet military technology is heavily dependent on U.S. and allied gifts, ‘peaceful trade’ and exchange programs. We’ve built for, sold or traded, or given outright to the Communists everything from copper wiring and military trucks to tank technology, missile guidance technology, computers – even the Space Shuttle.”       The West, especially the U.S., bought and paid for the Communist monster called the Soviet Union.       The Soviets provided training, military equipment and weapons systems, ammunition, and military advisers to both the North Koreans during the Korean War and to the North Vietnamese during the Vietnam War.       Some Soviet military personnel actually participated in combat in these wars. The U.S. government continued to assist the Soviets in building their war machine during World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and throughout the so-called Cold War. This is a must-read book for all Americans, and especially military personnel and veterans. To order this book, make check or money order payable to “Radio Liberty” and send it to the following address: Radio Liberty // P.O. Box 969 // Soquel, CA 95073. For credit card orders, call toll-free 800-544-8927.


(e.) The book Slick Willie & the Amazing American Bodybag Factory, Inc. by William H. Huff. ((This book is most highly recommended by Editor of “Tackling the Tough Topics”.       And don’t worry, it is NOT a book about Bill Clinton’s escapades!))       This book contains “The War Prayer” by Mark Twain; an open letter by Bill Huff to our military personnel; a short biography of USMC Major General Smedley D. Butler (a double-Medal of Honor recipient); and Major General Butler’s great little book “War is a Racket!”. Major General Butler’s quotes at the beginning of this newsletter came from this book. Slick Willie & the Amazing American Bodybag Factory, Inc. is available for $7 postpaid. To order, make check or money order payable to “William H. Huff” and send it to the following address: LEXREX // P.O. Box 553 // Hamstead, MD 21074. For credit card orders, please call 1-410-374-5116. Or, visit Bill Huff’s web site: .


(f.) The book The Vatican’s Holocaust by Avro Manhattan; 236-page paperback; $10.95 postpaid. This book deals primarily with the Roman Catholic Croatian holocaust against Serb Orthodox Christians in Croatia in the early 1940s. However, it does include an important chapter on Roman Catholic involvement in Vietnam during the time the USA was sending troops to that nation.       To order this book, make check or money order payable to “Ozark Book Publishers” and send it to the following address: Ozark Books // P.O. Box 3703 // Springfield, MO 65808. Bulk prices are available: call 417-883-0438 for information.


((NOTE:       As mentioned earlier, Avro Manhattan wrote a book specifically dealing with the Vietnam War entitled Vietnam: Why Did We Go?       I believe this book is currently “out-of-print”.       You might want to check some libraries or do a search on the Internet if you are interested in a used copy of that book.))


(g.) The book Body of Secrets: Anatomy of the Ultra-Secret National Security Agency by James Bamford; 651-page paperback; $17.45 postpaid. The “Radio Liberty” catalog describes this book as follows: “Here is a scrupulously documented account – much of which is based on unprecedented access to previously undisclosed documents – of the agency’s tireless hunt for intelligence on enemies and allies alike.”       This book contains some excellent information on the Gulf of Tonkin ‘incident’, and about intelligence gathering activities during the Vietnam War. To order this book, make check or money order payable to “Radio Liberty” and send it to the following address: Radio Liberty // P.O. Box 969 // Soquel, CA 95073. For credit card orders, call toll-free 800-544-8927.


(h.) The book None Dare Call It Treason…25 Years Later by John A. Stormer; 590 pages, paperback; 1990; $11.45 postpaid.       This book does a great job exposing the Communist threat (which still exists) and those in the West who funded and supported Communist regimes, especially the Soviet Union.       (Both Russia and Red China still pose tremendous military threats to the United States!)       This outstanding book contains great information on the Cold War, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War. It also details the treason that occurred during these periods in certain U.S. government agencies, such as the U.S. State Department. To order this book, make check or money order payable to “Radio Liberty” and send it to the following address: Radio Liberty // P.O. Box 969 // Soquel, CA 95073.       For credit card orders, call toll-free 800-544-8927.


((Ed. Comment: A shorter and older version of the above book under the title of None Dare Call It Treason by John A. Stormer was published in 1964.       It is 254 pages, paperback. It contains the first fourteen chapters of the above-mentioned book (which has 27 chapters). The earlier version is a “classic”, and is available through “Radio Liberty” for only $7.45 postpaid.       Because it was published in 1964, it only briefly touches on the Communist activity in Vietnam. You can order five (5) copies of this earlier, shorter version for $12.50 postpaid.       See above order information.))


  1.       Here are some good audio tape sets:


(a.) The 4-audio tape set “The Men We Left Behind”.         The “Radio Liberty” catalog states the following about this tape set: “What happened to the servicemen who were abandoned following World War II, Korea, and Vietnam?       This is a tragic story that every American must hear – [it is the story] about the young men who were sent overseas to fight for freedom and ended up in Communist slave labor camps, as victims of macabre experiments, and far worse. Interviews with: Dr. Russell Blaylock, Dr. Joseph Douglass, Monika Jensen Stevenson, and Craig Roberts.” This 4-tape set is $26.45 postpaid. Please make check or money order payable to “Radio Liberty” and send it to the following address: Radio Liberty // P.O. Box 969 // Soquel, CA 95073. Or, for credit card orders, please call the Radio Liberty toll-free line at 1-800-544-8927.

(Included in the “Vietnam Special” – see section IV. 4.)


(b.) The 4-audio tape set “Vietnam: The Untold Story”.         The “Radio Liberty” catalog states the following about this tape set: “How is it that one of the most powerful countries in the world could not defeat a country the size of [the state of] Mississippi? The truth is shocking! [Interviews with] Chimp Robertson, Bo Gritz, Tom Lilly, and Dr. Stanley Monteith.”       This4-tape set is $26.45 postpaid. Please make check or money order payable to “Radio Liberty” and send it to the following address: Radio Liberty // P.O. Box 969 // Soquel, CA 95073.       Or, for credit card orders, please call the Radio Liberty toll-free line at 1-800-544-8927.

(Included in the “Vietnam Special” – see section IV. 4.)


  1. Here is a “tremendously priced” information special from “Radio Liberty” on the Vietnam War: Vietnam Special: A $97.00 Value (SPVIE01) For $69.95 postpaid; includes:

4-audio tape set – “Vietnam”

4-audio tape set – “The Men We Left Behind”

4-audio tape set – “Only One Returned – The Story of Bobby Garwood”

Book Michael New: Mercenary or American Soldier? by Daniel New

Video “The History of Modern Wars, What Is Little Known About”

Senate Report: “An Examination of U.S. Policy Toward POW/MIA”


Please make check or money order payable to “Radio Liberty” and send it to the following address: Radio Liberty // P.O. Box 969 // Soquel, CA 95073. Or, for credit card orders, please call the Radio Liberty toll-free line at 1-800-544-8927.


  1.       Do some investigation of these topics on your own.       Two of the best web sites for getting the “real news” and analysis of the news that is NOT “slanted” are: and .


  1.       Two web sites that deal with some key veterans issues, such as “Gulf War Illness”: and .