REMEMBER VIETNAM - Page 3
In this story on AGENT ORANGE you were forewarned of the photos of horrible deformed children, caused by the U.S. spraying. For many years the Vietnamese have been pursuing diplomatic channels to get the U.S. to accept the responsibility for the terrible effects of AGENT ORANGE. It is not possible to sue the U.S. Government. A group of Vietnamese Doctors, scientists, and others who have worked for years with the innocent victims of AGENT ORANGE sued the chemical companies that produced the AGENT ORANGE. The chemical companies filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit. On March 10, 2005, our Government did just that when Judge Jack Weinstein of Brooklyn Federal Court dismissed the lawsuit filed by Vietnamese victims of AGENT ORANGE. In a 233 page decision Judge Weinstein said the use of toxic chemicals did not violate International Law.
It is not possible for my mind to accept the fact that the U.S. resorted to this form of illegal warfare.
The children of this inhumane spraying have the worst deformities ever seen. How can two men, Zumwalt and Westmoreland, cause such destruction and heartache to so many millions of people? The Kennedy Administration apparently took great pride in wiping out the rice crop. Now, years later, our own troops are paying the price for this cruel act. Many are developing different types of cancer, and what about their children? This will be handed down for generations. No one ever officially took the blame for this military blunder.
We learned nothing from out participation in the Korean War. It is not very well known but the U.S. also sprayed toxic chemicals on North Korea. With two disastrous wars behind us costing billions and losing thousands of our military forces, it is inconceivable that once again we have a president that wanted “his own” war. After two wars in places we had absolutely no reason to be , another President comes along and with another place we have no business. Without a reason to declare a war, we just fabricate a reason. Now, as in Vietnam, the nation is in an uproar, and we have put ourselves in the middle of several civil wars. When will we learn that we cannot force our way of life on the entire world. I hesitated before I wrote the following accusation. If 9/11 did not affect you personally, we don’t worry about it. If you are not involved in or no one in your family was in Vietnam, we don’t worry about it. The same goes for Iraq. If it doesn’t affect you, just go on with your normal life. What a sick way to live. What has happened to decency, integrity, and pride to the Americans? How could anyone allow such an atrocity to so many little children.? DOES ANYBODY CARE?
SOURCE: WIKIPEDIA, WALL ST. JOURNAL, N.Y. TIMES