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A Very Small Place in Hell
New York Sun, by Editorial

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Posted By:MissMolly, 10/5/2013 1:15:14 PM

The death of Vo Nguyen Giap, coming as America supposedly is executing a “pivot” toward Asia, is a moment to sort the truth and the myth about Vietnam. The myth — that Giap was, as the Washington Post put it, the “military commander and national folk hero who organized the army that defeated the French and then the Americans” — is no doubt going to be embroidered in one newspaper after another in the coming days, as the general goes to a very small place in Hell, to make a play on the title of Bernard Fall’s classic account of

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Grambo, 10/5/2013 1:59:58 PM     (No. 9551704)

Giap never defeated America´s military, despite the fervent wishes of John Kerry, Jane Fonda and the American Left of today.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jond, 10/5/2013 2:06:47 PM     (No. 9551717)

If truth be told, he was probably a "folk hero" in the same way as the dictators of North Korea.

Did the North Vietnamese rally to his cause? Yes. At the point of a bayonet.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: rmsimms, 10/5/2013 6:04:55 PM     (No. 9551997)

Giap´s "victory" was made possible by his fellow travelers in the MSM-DNC Complex. In his memoirs he wrote how when he was recalled to Hanoi for "consultations" after the disastrous failure of the Tet Offensive he fully expected to be arrested and shot. Instead of arresting him, Uncle Ho and the others were falling all over themselves to congratulate him for his triumph....they gleefully explained to him that Walter Cronkite had just said on National TV that the US had lost the War, they now considered ultimate victory as being only a matter of time.



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Reply 4 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 10/6/2013 4:41:03 AM     (No. 9552401)

His first career was as a journalist.

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