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The blast of strings of exploding firecrackers jerked me awake as Vietnamese neighbors continued their celebrations into the early hours of the morning. It was Saigon, January 31, 1968, the first day of the year of the traditional lunar calendar, Tet Nguyen Dan, and the most important Vietnamese festival. Amid the cacophony I noticed a loud, methodical rat-tat-tat that shook our apartment shutters as though someone was banging on them with a hammer. I’d heard that sound before in the battlefield, the roar of a heavy-caliber machine gun, and it seemed to be shooting up Pasteur Street just three room-lengths away. A weapon that lethal had not been discharged in Saigon since the overthrow of President Ngo Dinh Diem four years earlier. I opened my bedroom window and watched as war came to Saigon from the jungles and paddy fields and peasant villages where it had lingered for years. Red tracer bullets zipped through the sky and firefights were erupting near the centers of power in South Vietnam’s capital, the presidential palace and the American embassy. As the sounds of exploding grenades and rockets vibrated through the darkness, I bundled my wife Nina and my young children, Elsa and Andrew, and our maid into the bathroom, which I hoped was safer than the rest of our small apartment, and I covered them with mattresses from the beds. I phoned the Associated Press office, and bureau chief Robert Tuckman answered, his voice high-pitched and excited: “They’re shelling the city, for God’s sake.” I told him I was on my way.
The history being taught to most students today, from grade school to college, is a a pack full of malicious lies. Something you won't learn about in any government-controlled classroom is the truth about the Gulf of Tonkin incident, which took place in 1964, and was used to go to war against Vietnam, costing 58,000 American soldiers lives.
As unbelievable as it may seem to some people, our own U.S. government fabricated the Gulf of Tonkin incident to go to war with Vietnam. It's not difficult to believe, for anyone who has studied the history of our government knows that they lie so much, you can't believe anything they say.
The Fraudulent Gulf of Tonkin Incident in Vietnam
The least-talked about conspiracy that should anger every person on earch is the Gulf of Tomkin incident. In simple speak, this is proof that the Vietnam War was a manufactured hoax - a conspiracy between the US and North Vietnam. This is 100% admitted by the Navy (if you read the Wikipedia post I just listed).
Incessant wars have no purpose other than to increase the wealth and power of the Illuminati, reduce the population, and create a global police state.
"All war is based on deception." -- Sun Tzu, The Art of War
"Wars are all based on lies, could not be fought without lies" — Charles M. Young.
“All war in history has been hatched by governments, independent of the people’s interests, to whom war is always pernicious even when successful” ~ Leo Tolstoy
Notwithstanding the presence of half a million American troops and after three years of full-scale war waged with all the most sophisticated conventional weapons in the American armoury North Vietnamese guerrillas were able this week to mount a major assault on the centre of Saigon and other supposedly 'secure' cities of South Vietnam; and while it may be possible for the Americans (assisted, perhaps, by the Russians) to recover the crew of the 'Pueblo' from Korean custody —and then, surely, to put the captain on trial for incompetence—their chances of recovering the ship itself do not look good. It may be true that the spectacular Vietcong raids on Saigon and other Vietnamese cities were no more than a manoeuvre designed to deflect American attention—and American troops —from the main assault on Khe Sanh near the border with North Vietnam; and that this in turn is in the nature of an Ardennes offensive intended to strengthen the Viet- cong's hand in advance of negotiations. But such optimistic interpretations of the course of the Vietnam war have been made in Washington and Saigon too often before to carry conviction. There is no evidence to show that South Vietnam is more secure today than it was in 1964.
The Presidium of the Communist Party of Czechoslovakia voted to dismantle censorship of the press, an unprecedented step in a Communist nation. At the end of the week, newspapers would begin printing demands that President (and former party chief) Antonin Novotny step down. The Central Publications Bureau, that had previously been charged with reviewing material before it was published, was removed from the jurisdiction of Czechoslovakia's Ministry of the Interior and suspended political censorship (although it still retained authority to enforce moral standards).
Exactly a month before his assassination, Martin Luther King Jr. announced the "Nonviolent Poor People's March on Washington", to take place on Monday, April 22, 1968 and to include impoverished Americans from all races. During the rest of the month, he would work toward preparing the event.
March 6 – Un-recognized Rhodesia executes 3 black citizens, the first executions since UDI, prompting international condemnation.