Vietnam, LBJ, Holt, Kissinger

The aim in this post is not to go on for hours but rather to use short clips which you may be bothered watching, maybe not.

It was a time such as next year, 2020, where things started coming out into the open, especially around 1973 when all sorts of things came to light, from the Franklin Pre-School to Ewen Cameron and Selwyn Leeks to the old boy psych network to the things at Walter Reed, Ely Lilly, Sandoz and so on.

And tied in were the visible ‘rulers’ who weren’t really rulers but henchmen and when one disappeared or another was assassinated, well – the questions began.

These are snippets below but together, they point to shenanigans in high places:

Christopher Hitchen’s series on Kissinger. It’s so leftwing, it’s excruciating and yet he makes some good points along the way, points the GOP are probably unlikely to make.

Some snippets here, not many [turn the volume down]:


5 comments for “Vietnam, LBJ, Holt, Kissinger

  1. dearieme
    June 14, 2019 at 14:32

    If a PM wants to avoid taking part in a loony American military adventure, it helps if:

    (1) The public is agin’ it.
    (2) The backbenchers in his party are agin’ it.
    (3) His Cabinet is agin’ it.
    (4) The soviet agents in his party are agin’ it.
    (5) The Opposition is agin’ it too.

    Nowadays the “soviet agents” would presumably need to be replaced by a vague reference to agents of unnamed foreign powers.

  2. Mudplugger
    June 14, 2019 at 21:07

    The reason Britain kept out of Vietnam dates back to the American refusal to support Britain in Suez. Revenge is a dish best served cold, as they say.

  3. June 15, 2019 at 02:27

    So Britain wasn’t in Vietnam. I recall being quite militarily engaged down the street in Borneo at the time. Got a medal somewhere. I didn’t see any Americans there.

  4. Penseivat
    June 15, 2019 at 10:48

    Was also in Borneo at that time and understood the first British soldier killed there was by a bullet from an Armalite which, together with other American weaponry, continued to be supplied to Indonesia.

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