[HCM].. loved to fly kites and go fishing. http://en.wikipedia....iki/Ho_Chi_Minh
Sodd him .. NVA units failed to intercept Australian platoons that sallied forth from Nui Dat from 1965 until 1972, whence the kill ratio of approximately 1,000 "enemy" dead per battalion, meant the three infantry battalions in situ accounted for a total of around 24,000 South Vietnamese dead .. The old fart musta been flyin' kites .. sure he was a traitor!
The Vietnam war was as choreographed as the first and second world wars, as the American Civil War, and the campaigns of Napoleon and Cromwell, history records Zionists started those conflicts to serve their own ends, Zionist atrocity perped against the Palestinian, Egyptian and Lebanese people, at the height of the VN war in 1967 & 1968 went unreported, while VN war news hogged the headlines!
Ho Chi Minh was a willing player in the near elimination of the VC infrastructure, in the Southern provinces of Annam and Cochin, in the 1968 Tet Offensive, while the Northerners from Tonkin, herinafter the NVA or North Vietnamese Army, refused to deploy the forces they had at their disposal.
Who later claimed to have won the war, who only used their main combat tank and infantry units at the end, against the ARVN, or Army of the Republic of Vietnam, the South Vietnamese conscripts who were left holding the kitty, after the Yankees had Gone Home!
If the NVA had deployed their forces, when the Australian battalions were being changed over, and HMAS Sydney was anchored in Vung Tau Harbor, like it was up to three times per year for seven yrs, they would have sunk the ship and inflicted thousands of casualties, which would have spelled the end of Australia's commitment to the war .. they never lifted a finger or fired a shot!
The Australian base at Nui Dat was over looked by a jungle covered hill, with a number of summits and saddles called Nui Dinh, it would have been small beer to locate mortar tubes and artillery, to give the Australians the full Dien Ben Phu treatment, the year I was there from November 1969, not one enemy round came over the wire!
NVA units failed to intercept Australian platoons, that sallied forth from Nui Dat from 1965 until 1972, whence the kill ratio of approximately 1,000 "enemy" per battalion, meant the three infantry battalions in situ, accounted for a total of around 24,000 South Vietnamese dead.
Australia's Defense Minister had in 1967, spurned the advice of a Sandhurst trained Colonel with the Australian Engineers, and allowed some twenty thousand M16 Jumping Jack land mines, to be laid across an eleven kilometer swathe, of the best farming and grazing land in Phuoc Tuy province! The mines were laid in daylight by the Australians,
Allegedly there after to be located and removed by the Viet Cong after nightfall, who allegedly relaid them to cause 57% of Australia's 508 fatalities in Vietnam. The Colonel was removed from his post in Vietnam, where after he took his case directly to the Australian Parliament, and was left standing alone in the rain outside of Parliament House in Canberra ..
Edit: A soldier with the Australian Engineers, who had been flown home from Vietnam under arrest, asserted Engineers from 1 Australian Task Force at Nui Dat were continuing to lay mines, even after the government had ordered the cessation of mine laying ops, he said in 1968 those same mines were killing and maiming Australians!