Thursday, January 31, 2008

A little history lesson:

BBC ON THIS DAY | 31 | 1968: Americans alarmed by 'Tet Offensive': "1968: Americans alarmed by 'Tet Offensive'
The American command in Vietnam has reported over 5,000 people dead after two days intensive fighting.

South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu has been forced to declare martial law as communist forces, under General Vo Nguyen Giap, have kept up sustained assaults on several fronts - from Saigon in the south to Hue in the north.

Authorities in the North Vietnamese capital Hanoi, described it as, 'a more powerful and more continuous offensive' than ever before."


  1. TomCat said...
    I remember it well. The Tet offensive woke up the US media to the lies about Vietnam, just as Katrina woke them up to the true nature of GW Bush. But the media were more honest in 1968.
    Parson said...
    That is sad, that things have gone down hill to what we have now. We have to do our own digging to find the truth instead of just opening a newspaper or watching the 6 o'clock news.

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