Friday, April 29, 2005

VIET NAM CONG SAN

On this day in history, please read the following:


The Vietcong guerilla troops had strong support by communists and leftists in Sweden during the 70's. The FNL (Front National de Liberté) movement was very strong in Sweden. Even the prime minister, Olof Palme, was participating in a FNL demonstration together with the North Vietnamese ambassador of Moscow, Nguyen Tho Chyan. My guess is that the hard-core elements of the FNL movement and sympathizers of the former National Front for the Liberation of Vietnam are members of today's anti-war gang. Here is an excerpt from Billy McCormac's post, Analogy Wars.

Tomorrow people everywhere will observe the 30th anniversary of the end of the Vietnam War. Yet this Saturday also marks the 30th anniversary of the beginning of something. For ever since the last helicopter airlifted American personnel out of Saigon, Vietnam has become a benchmark against which any armed conflict involving U.S. military forces is measured. (Stockholm Spectator, 04/29/05.)