posted on May, 28 2019 @ 05:58 AM
Anyone who knows anything about the Vietnam war knows that there was a lot of unofficial action by US/"allied" forces in both Laos and Cambodia. I
believe there is an ethnic group of people there called the "Hmung" IDK if they are a minority in all the countries but IIRC, they were one of our
strongest unofficial (in non combatant countries) allies and many moved to the US or were left behind to deal with the encroachment of Communism.
This is a major story that is rarely if ever discussed and it goes along with another taboo subject of the MIA/POW's of that war, many considered
left behind and abandoned after the war. Listening to these stories of the brave men who served there, often in countries they were not "supposed"
to be in, but they had no choice as to where they served.
Looking back at what happened with the "hidden war" in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, etc and the number of men who didn't return and there is very
little explanation as to where the might be, it seems like there is a direct correlation to these men having served in these countries where we
weren't supposed to be, so if they were killed or captured, we couldn't claim them. That is an unimaginable circumstance to have to explain to
those serving at the time and to the families today.
With reports of up to 80,000 MIA/POW's remaining, I think there needs to be some disclosure from the Pentagon to shine some light on this subject and
maybe give some of the families a little relief or at least some closure. I don't know how this would even happen, what needs to be done, or who has
the power to declassify this information, but I think this is one topic that is worth the effort to do so.
On another note of declassifying information, there are files on Martin Luther King Jr (very large file I am told) that is to stay classified until
2027 and I think that this is outrageous that they can keep this information hidden. Keeping all of these files classified for these extended
periods of time is supposedly for "national security" reasons, but in truth, it is to protect a very small number of individuals who might face
backlash for their actions - and all the while, the nation lives with the lie and is the worse for it - all to protect people who shouldn't be
protected (for over 60+ years...). I understand keeping info classified for 20-30 years or more, if agents are still active, but most are no longer
at risk of exposure - and this is basically the same thing with the POW/MIA issue.