Monday, January 07, 2008

Report reveals Vietnam War hoaxes, faked attacks

Source: http://www.abs-cbnnews.com/storypage.aspx?StoryId=104772
Agence France Presse
WASHINGTON - North Vietnamese made hoax calls to get the US military to bomb its own units during the Vietnam War, according to declassified information that also confirmed US officials faked an incident to escalate the war. (Photo:www.whatreallyhappened.com/.../TWA/ww263.jpg)

The report was released by the National Security Agency, responsible for much of the United States' codebreaking and eavesdropping work, in response to a "mandatory declassification" request, the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) said Monday.

From the first intercepted cable -- a 1945 message from Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh to his Russian counterpart Joseph Stalin -- to the final evacuation of US spies from Saigon, the 500-page report retold Vietnam War history from the perspective of "signals intelligence," the group said in a statement.

During the war, North Vietnamese intelligence units sometimes succeeded in penetrating US communications systems, and they could monitor American message traffic from within, according to the report "Spartans in Darkness."

On several occasions "the communists were able, by communicating on Allied radio nets, to call in Allied artillery or air strikes on American units," it said.

"That's something I have never heard before," Steven Aftergood, director of the FAS project on government secrecy, told AFP. But he said that probably the "most historically significant feature" of the declassified report was the retelling of the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident.

That was a reported North Vietnamese attack on American destroyers that helped lead to president Lyndon Johnson's sharp escalation of American forces in Vietnam.

The author of the report "demonstrates that not only is it not true, as (then US) secretary of defense Robert McNamara told Congress, that the evidence of an attack was 'unimpeachable,' but that to the contrary, a review of the classified signals intelligence proves that 'no attack happened that night,'" FAS said in a statement.

"What this study demonstrated is that the available intelligence shows that there was no attack. It's a dramatic reversal of the historical record," Aftergood said.

"There were previous indications of this but this is the first time we have seen the complete study," he said.

------------
Kaya tuloy, ang hirap agad paniwalaan ang kasaysayan. Babalik at babalik ule tayo sa sino at ano ang agenda ng sumusulat, ang kanyang pananaw, ang kredibilidad at biases nito sa kasaysayan? Marami talagang dapat tuwirin at pag-aralan sa mga kasaysayan. Ang isang halimbawa pa ay ang Pearl Harbor "Tora-Tora" attack ng Japaneses forces, na mukhang planted at pinabayaan ng US, upang magkaroon ng dahilan, painitin ang damdamin ng mga Amerikano, aprubahan sa US Congress ang (pacific) WAR intervention ng US govt laban sa Japanese govt. (Photo: "Pearl Harbor Attack" http://cache.eb.com/eb/image?id=71381&rendTypeId=4, 9/11 attack)

Ang kagimbal-gimbal na 9/11 attack sa New York, ang itinuturing isa sa pinakamalupit na atake raw ng mga "terorista" o ng grupong Al Qaeda-Bin Laden na pinaniniwalaang ng mga amerikano sa ngayon na isa palang malaking lokohan (hoax) sa mundo at kagagawan ng US (collateral damage). Ang 9/11 ang naging dahilan upang bigyang katwiran ang atake ng US sa Afghanistan at Iraq, mga bansang pinagtataguan daw ni Bin Laden at mayaman sa langis. Ang Weapon for Mass Destruction (WMD) na inirereklamo ng US sa Iraq, ang nag-udyok naman kung bakit inukupa ng US-Bush ang Iraq at pabagsakin si Pres Sadam Hussein.

Ang “Battle of Manila Bay” (early 19th century) sa pagitan ng US Navy at mga tropang mga Kastila na sa kahuli-hulihan ay isa lamang palang palabas na drama, sapagkat bago mangyari daw ito, nagkabentahan na pala sa Treaty of Paris sa pagitan ng Kolonyalistang Espanyol at Imperyalistang Amerikano. Sa halagang $20.0 milyon, ibinenta na pala tayo ng mga Kastila sa mga Amerikano, so walang kadahi-dahilan upang maggera pa ang dalawang mananakop.

Ang Phil-American War na kung saan itinuring mga bandido ang ating mga bayani, si Macario Sakay, Malvar, ang pagnanakaw sa Balangiga at ang genocide sa isla ng Samar ng mga pwersang Amerikano ay ilan lamang sa pagdi-distort sa kasaysayan ng rebolusyong Pilipino. (Photo: "Battle of Manila Bay " search.abaa.org/dbp2/books1368.html)

Hanggang sa kasalukuyan, nagaganap pa rin ang mga peke at palabas na mga insidente sa military. Ang sadyang pagpapasabog sa Glorieta at Batasan ay ginawa naman daw ng Abu Sayaff, ang totoo ito'y upang pagtakpan, idivert ang attention ng tao sa lumalalang pangungurakot at suhulan ng Malakanyang. Ang kidnapping kay Fr Bossi at ang pagpugot ng ulo ng 10 Marines sa Basilan upang bigyang katwiran ang digmaan laban sa MNLF, maitaas ang budget ng AFP at maipagpatuloy ang US military Aid sa Pilipinas. Ganun din ang insidente sa Lamitan, Basilan, ang pambobomba sa Davao International Airport at iba pa na pinagdudahan gawa-gawa lamang ng ilang matataas na opisyal ng militar ayon sa grupong Magdalo.

Doy Cinco / IPD
January 8, 2007
Blogger Joe_Taroogs said...

talagang gagawa sila ng paraan para masunod lang ang kanilang mga binabalak... at tayo naman, basta-bastang naniniwala agad :-( saklap ng katotohanan!

1 comment:

Joe_Taroogs said...

talagang gagawa sila ng paraan para masunod lang ang kanilang mga binabalak... at tayo naman, basta-bastang naniniwala agad :-( saklap ng katotohanan!