posted on Mar, 17 2013 @ 08:44 AM
This is totally old news and the conclusions are frivolous. I started investigating the LBJ library some 20 years ago in preparation of the JFK act
and am still considered one of the top documentation experts in this era not only in America but also the world. The conclusions from these 'tapes'
easily show a lack of knowledge of the era and the war. The claim that Nixon 'sabotaged' the peace effort is so ludicrous and again shows the
gullibility of people to believe anything they see on the internet.
There were never any real peace talks because America's hands were empty and had nothing whatsoever to negotiate with. You either leave defeated or
else. That was the immoveable line the NVA had as it was clear that American and South Vietnam forces could not only never win the war-every day that
past lead to closer to total defeat. Both American Presidents, LBJ and Nixon, just could not bare the fact that the proud and undefeated American
armed forces were beaten and only recourse was to leave as losers. The American people overwhelmingly supported both presidents in finding some sort
of 'peace with honor' other than out right leaving their allies to face brutal occupation and death at the hands of their hated enemies- sadly, they
never found one.
The Paris peace talks were an illusion played up by our European allies as to buy time to try to find some other way out other than capitulation. The
deeper, uglier and most unbearable fact was that commanders on the ground had begun to lose control of their solders. These are, in some ways, the
same heroic forces that had rescued Europe 2 decades before were now plagued by rampant desertion, drug addiction, wanton sadistic often brutal war
crimes against the population they were there to protect and many other classified actions that even I can't print.
The LBJ library in Austin Texas was reopened last year after renovations and digital updates to a new name "Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library
and Museum" . Since your source at the webpage didn't even mention the name change-is it really that old? This just adds more to the mental,
educational, historic and intelligence lacking of persons who have only the internet in which to find news, and the gullibility to believe anything
they see on any web page that support their own warped view of history.
There are many factual, well written, easily readable text on this period that can give you an appellation of what that era had to offer to world
history. None of them are on the internet. They are in a medium called 'Books" and they are footnoted and sourced for accuracy. Nick Turse's book
"Kill Anything That Moves: The Real American War in Vietnam" is a bit overdone and melodramatic however, sadly, quite a bit of what he says is
true-not all of it but most.
It is most certainly your right to have hatred of America and it's history and to post in a public forum-what your limited knowledge considers
fact-but in reality is nothing more that propaganda and out right lies. Insinuating that President Nixon pompously destroyed the peace talks for
political gain is absurd since even today's high school kids know by that time there was nothing left to discuss other than losing.
Again, it is your right to publish in a public forum, misrepresentations about American Presidents, however, it is also my right to squash those
untruths and I have the experience, documentation, reputation and credibility among my peers to do so.
post script- Some of Mr. Terse claims-and sources-have been challenged, especially the more gruesome aspects, however most were withdrawn due to the
balance of the facts in his favor. Calling our solders the "SS of the 60's" is somewhat over the top and insulting to the Schutzstaffel as well.