Much has been written about America's war in Viet Nam, another small, distant, non-threatening, resource-rich third world country. Despite devised government justifications, war is always about power and resources. Contrived circumstances provoke popular support; history is super sanitized in government-school text books. America's Middle East quagmire is not about terminating terrorism and the Viet Nam war was not about checking communism. Tactics, successful elsewhere, are currently perpetrated against the hapless citizens of Afghanistan and Iraq. Tomorrow, it will be the citizens of Iran. For additional background on Viet Nam, please read the previous parts of this series. The following events transpired:
Especially from the inception of the Council on Foreign Relations and its multitude of minions and spin-off organizations, personal freedoms have been under world-wide attack. Instigating tyrannical control in the Far East began in 1925 with the establishment, in twelve countries, of the Institute of Pacific Relations (IPR), financed by the Rockefeller and Carnegie Foundations which were controlled by an alliance of Morgan and Rockefeller interests in Wall Street. Other financing came from Standard Oil, IT&T, International General Electric, National City Bank and Chase National Bank and private individuals with Wall Street connections.4
The IPR's party line had considerable commonality with the Kremlin's party line - and with good reason - they sprung from the same source. IPR headquarters and its American tentacle were in Rockefeller's home state - New York. The offices of an associated magazine, the Amerasia, were searched on June 6, 1945 by FBI agents who found over 1800 top-secret, classified documents that had been stolen from government files.5 Frederick Vanderbilt Field, a descendent of Cornelius Vanderbilt, was a cash-contributing member of IPR and the founder and Editorial Board Chairman of the magazine Amerasia which was established in 1937 as a vehicle for criticism of Japanese attacks in China. He was also a guest editor and weekly columnist at the Daily Worker, the official newspaper of America's Communist Party.6
The State Department and other government agencies were deliberately staffed by influential IPR members, including Alger Hiss, Owen Lattimore, editor of the IPR's quarterly Pacific Affairs and other fellow travelers. Lattimore left the IPR to assume a post as Chiang Kai-shek's political advisor. He had been recommended by fellow traveler, Lauchlin Currie, economic advisor to President Roosevelt.7 The U.S. government adopted the IPR plan to cut aid to Chiang Kai-shek, ultimately resulting in the suppression of 600,000,000 Chinese between 1945 and 1949.8
The Power Elite's objective was/is to unleash Communism, just one of many freedom-stealing political philosophies. In conjunction with this goal IPR members were placed into strategic teaching positions. IPR instructional publications were standard reading in many American colleges, about 1,300 public schools and the U.S. military.9 Edward Bernays, the grand master of propaganda stated: "We are governed, our minds are molded, our tastes formed, our ideas suggested, largely by men we have never heard of. This is a logical result of the way in which our democratic society is organized."10
In the 1930s Prescott Bush, the Harrimans, the Rockefellers, and their associates financed the Nazis, actions that were later covered by cohorts in high place. During the same time, the Rockefellers pushed for a war against Japan because the Rockefellers, who have always deeply despised competition, were contending with Japan for the oil and rubber resources in Southeast Asia. This rivalry threatened the Rockefeller dream of capturing the enormous "China market" for their innumerable petroleum products.11
China's Communist dictators have killed millions of their citizens. Yet, the assassination experts in our CIA have never targeted China's leaders. The CIA (the enforcement arm of multinational businesses), and their media partners only focus on, vilify and label uncooperative leaders. The Communist label is multi-functional. China came under the formal control (made public) of the International bankers when Henry Kissinger (CFR, Bilderberger) opened China for big business in 1973.
Southeast Asia was targeted by the Council on Foreign Relations' (CFR) War and Peace Studies Project, funded by Rockefeller, which began in 1939. This project, with five study groups, produced 682 documents to be implemented by obedient minions within the State Department who "marked them classified and circulated them among the appropriate government departments."12 Allen W. Dulles, a principal minion, headed the armaments study group.
The CFR, with continued financial support from Rockefeller and others, direct the government's foreign policies. The CFR, the CIA, the IPR and hundreds of other like-minded secretive organizations were all created for one purpose: instill world-wide tyranny. Call it Communism, Fascism, Nazism, Socialism or any other "ism," all multipurpose labels and philosophies created to manipulate markets, money and mankind. Big business and the bankers are the men behind the bombs; they are the puppet masters. They use the specter of the "isms" to incense well-intentioned gun-toting, uniformed citizens to kill foreign strangers. The "isms" are always applied to undeveloped, uncooperative countries. Conversely, cooperative tyrants who have opened their doors to foreign investment are recipients of U.S. friendship.
Beginning in 1954, the CIA's Saigon Military Mission (SMM), under the direction of Secretary of State John Foster Dulles (CFR, Allen's brother), carried on pervasive, bloody, undercover guerrilla warfare operations in Viet Nam. His words were that these "agent provocateurs" should "raise hell."13 The turmoil was blamed on the local citizens, deceptively labeled as the insurgency.
On March 8, 1955, Secretary Dulles stated in a nation-wide radio and television speech: "As always, when international communism moves in, those who love liberty move out, if they can."14 The U.S. and British governments referred to the inhumane exodus of 1955-56 as a "peaceful and humane transfer" for those people "who wish to go and live" in the south. They dishonestly portrayed themselves as kind and thoughtful humanitarians who were merely providing transportation for people.15
The CIA, the covert agency at the disposal of the president who is at the disposal of the bankers who installed him into office, had also recently deposed the governments of Guatemala, the Philippines, and Iran and would soon target Cuba. Since its inception in 1947, the CIA has interfered in the affairs of over fifty countries. In 1957, the CIA rigged elections in Lebanon which led to a bloody civil war. CIA objectives include installing governments friendly to multinational banks and businesses. The CIA made Guatemala safe, not for democracy, but for the Rockefeller-owned United Fruit Company. CIA director, Allen Dulles (President of the CFR), owned UFC stock.
Likewise, an American friendly leader, dictator or otherwise, was the goal for that area of Viet Nam south of the 17th parallel as opposition against the popular Ho Chi Minh who had always been impressed by America's Declaration of Independence. An added bonus was Diem's brother, Ngo Dinh Nhu, who oppressed the Buddhist majority with stringent restrictions, even forbidding some public celebrations. The Buddhists, the first to protest, were brutally put down by the South Vietnamese Army. Another group that targeted the Buddhists, Diem's Special Forces, was trained by the CIA.16
With CIA help, Diem rigged the first elections for the new National Assembly. His supporters won 112 of the 123 seats.17 Voters were threatened and even beaten.18 The formal unification elections, promised at Geneva and scheduled for 1956, were never held. Eighty percent of the Vietnamese citizens favored Ho Chi Minh, a national hero, who adamantly asserted that natural resources belonged to the Vietnamese, victims of long-term resource exploitation. Diem, the American asset, repeatedly refused North Vietnamese initiatives for national unity elections. Consequently, the north became the duly designated communist Democratic Republic of Vietnam, and the south became the anti-communist Republic of Vietnam.
Diem's local political opponents attempted to implement the election terms decided on at Geneva. Dissidents began to congregate into groups and gather into guerilla forces in Viet Nam's forests. They targeted and eliminated some of Diem's government officials. Ho Chi Minh opposed these terrorist acts. However, Diem was incarcerating so many of his political opponents that Ho finally agreed to an armed resistance - otherwise, he concluded that there would never be a united Viet Nam.19
Ho Chi Minh supplied the guerrilla units with aid and encouraged the various groups to combine and "form a more powerful and effective resistance organization." They created the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam (NLF) in December 1960. The NLF, referred to as the 'Vietcong' by Americans comprised "a dozen different political and religious groups." The leader was Hua Tho, a non-Marxist, Saigon lawyer. Other members of the movement supported Communism whose deceptive dogma appeals to the downtrodden. Rather, Communism has always been a tool of the wealthy. The NLF had a 10 point plan. Their first objective was to replace the Diem government with one that "represented all social classes and religions."20
The impoverished South Vietnamese landless peasants generally supported the NLF. Most peasants worked for the rich landlords, the 2.5 percent of the population who owned fifty percent of the agricultural land. The NLF sought to redistribute the land. To inhibit NLF influence over the peasants, the Diem government and the U.S. moved the peasants to fortified villages. The peasants were obligated, without pay, to dig the moats, build huts and erect the stockades which were patrolled by the South Vietnamese Army. This "program" was called Strategic Hamlet. This enforced internment placed the peasants further away from the rice fields and their ancestral burial grounds. These actions increased peasant hostility towards the American-controlled Diem government and only added strength to the growing NLF which in two years time "controlled over one-fifth of the villages in South Vietnam." The peasants viewed the NLF as friends and the Diem government and the American military as enemies.21
The NLF had a strict code of behavior when they entered and "liberated" a village: "(1) Not to do what is likely to damage the land and crops or spoil the houses and belongings of the people; (2) Not to insist on buying or borrowing what the people are not willing to sell or lend; (3) Never to break our word; (4) Not to do or speak what is likely to make people believe that we hold them in contempt; (5) To help them in their daily work (harvesting, fetching firewood, carrying water, sewing, etc.)"22
Both new governments floundered. Ngo Dinh Diem of South Viet Nam took counsel from the CIA and Ho Chi Minh of North Viet Nam accepted guidance from the KGB, all "according to the planned international scenario."23 Opposition was essential to the planned conflict. As directed, Diem deported the French and the Chinese residents. The Chinese were the middle-men rice buyers for the south's abundant rice production. They also imported fresh water. When they left, rice rotted on the docks. There was no water, except putrid rice paddy water. The French bureaucracy, though imperfect, had provided order and security. So, there was no food, no water, no security, and no order - all chaotic circumstances calculated to demoralize the citizenry. Self sufficiency had been methodically transformed into desperate dependency. Rice, a staple, had to be imported.24 Pumped-up economic statistics and production figures were deceptively reported by the U.S. media while at the same time the south received $250 million in aid per year from the naive U.S. taxpayers.25 Chaos reigned - just like it does in Iraq and Afghanistan today!
Deanna Spingola has been a quilt designer and is the author of two books. She has traveled extensively teaching and lecturing on her unique methods. She has always been an avid reader of non-fiction works designed to educate rather than entertain. She is active in family history research and lectures on that topic. Currently she is the director of the local Family History Center. She has a great interest in politics and the direction of current government policies, particularly as they relate to the Constitution. Deanna's Web Site
PERFECTIBILISTS: The 18th Century Bavarian Order of the Illuminati, by Terry Melanson
The Ascendancy of the Scientific Dictatorship, by Paul & Phillip Collins
Memoirs Illustrating the History of Jacobinism, by Abbe Barruel
Fire in the Minds of Men: Origins of the Revolutionary Faith, by James H. Billington
America's Secret Establishment: An Introduction to the Order of Skull & Bones, by Antony C. Sutton