Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Obama Ho Chi Minh comment echoes KGB 'disinformation'

Ho Chi Minh: The Man & The Myth
.........the victorious communists massacred some 2 million people in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Another million tried to escape by sea, but many died in the attempt.”

When President Obama said Ho Chi Minh – the North Vietnamese communist revolutionary who led the war effort against the U.S. that cost almost 60,000 American lives – was a fan of the U.S. Constitution and Thomas Jefferson, he was echoing what an influential new book calls one of the most deadly communist disinformation campaigns in American history.

During a White House meeting with Vietnam’s President Truong Tan Sang last Thursday, Obama said he and Sang “discussed the fact that Ho Chi Minh was actually inspired by the U.S. Declaration of Independence and Constitution, and the words of Thomas Jefferson.”

Not exactly. Historians agree Ho Chi Minh was neither an admirer of America’s Constitution nor a fan of this nation’s founders. In reality, as one-time Marxist and now conservative scholar and Cold War expert Ronald Radosh detailed in the Wall Street Journal, the North Vietnamese leader was cynically feigning admiration toward America’s founders in hopes of flattering and thereby seducing the U.S. into financially backing him after World War II, so he could assume control over North Vietnam. The U.S. at the time didn’t fall for the ruse.

Thus, writes Radosh: “One can imagine the wily Ho Chi Minh laughing from his grave. Once upon a time, antiwar activists in America called him ‘the George Washington of Vietnam.’ Now the U.S. president is taking a similar line.”

Obama’s surprising pronouncement, praising the leader against whom America’s soldiers fought during the Vietnam War, is right in sync with Soviet KGB “disinformation campaigns” of the past, created specifically to paint America in a bad light and its enemies in a good one.

In “Disinformation,” a new book by former communist spymaster Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa and co-author Ronald Rychlak, the authors reveal various disinformation campaigns that until now have been largely unknown to the West.

More @ WND


  1. Great find. We re-blog and link back.

  2. Separated by a few decades, this puts O in the same league as Hanoi Jane doesn't it?
    She cost American lives and encouraged our enemy. Wonder how many this will cost?

    1. They couldn't care less. They thought 25 million was doable before.