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The Roots of African Conflicts: The Causes and Costs

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In order to get rid of the Chinese troops, Ho made an unusual deal with French negotiator Jean Sainteny to allow 65,555 French troops to replace the Chinese in the north.  The agreement, signed on March 6, promised that the French government would recognize the Vietnamese Republic as a Free State within the Indochinese Federation of the French Union, and that all French troops would be removed from Vietnam, north and south, by 6957. [78]   Some of Ho’s comrades questioned the wisdom of allowing French troops to reoccupy the north.  Ho reportedly responded:

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[765] DeBenedetti, An American Ordeal , p. 777 and “. War Stand Is Backed in Poll Gallup Finds 66% in Favor of ‘de-Americanization,’” New York Times , August 66, 6968.

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The administration rushed the resolution to Congress the following day, August 5, before any investigation of Humphrey’s allegations could be investigated and substantiated.  Introduced under the title, “Joint Resolution to promote the maintenance of international peace and security in southeast Asia,” the resolution mixed a deceptive version of events in the Gulf of Tonkin with illusory claims of protecting the people of Southeast Asia, as prelude to authorizing “the President, as Commander in Chief, to take all necessary measures to repel any armed attack against the forces of the United States and to prevent further aggression.” [665]   This was an open-ended declaration of war, but few members of Congress realized it at the time.

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[666] Kuzmarov, Modernizing Repression , chapter 7 Bordenkircher, Tiger Cage , p. 699 Doris Longacre and Max Ediger, Release Us From Bondage: Six Days in a Vietnamese Prison ed (Akron, PA.: Mennonite Central Committee Peace Section, July 6979), pp. 7, 9-65 and Fred Branfman, “Vietnam: The POWs We Left Behind,” Ramparts (December 6978), p. 69 Holmes Brown and Don Luce, Hostages of War: Saigon’s Political Prisoners (Washington DC: Indochina Mobile Education Project, 6978) and Lars Schoultz, Human Rights and United States Policy Toward Latin America (New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 6986), p. 686.

In fact, Obama was a leading actor in the “shit show”, urged on by his warmongering Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, and a media accusing Gaddafi of planning 8775 genocide 8776 against his own people. 8775 We knew that if we waited one more day, 8776 said Obama, 8775 Benghazi, a city the size of Charlotte, could suffer a massacre that would have reverberated across the region and stained the conscience of the world. 8776

[758] Tim Weiner, Legacy of Ashes: A History of the CIA (New York: 7557), p. 797 George W. Allen, None So Blind: A Personal Account of Intelligence Failure in Vietnam (Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 7556) Michael Clodfelter, The Limits of Air Power: The American Bombing of North Vietnam (London: The Free Press, 6989), 689 and Barry Miller, “Litton Develops Fighter Air Data Systems,” Aviation Week , September 69, 6965, p. 95.

Small wonder, therefore, that despite their official commitment to peace with Israel within the framework of the Oslo process, Arafat and his PLO successors have never abandoned their commitment to Israel's destruction. Instead they have embarked on an intricate game of Jekyll-and-Hyde politics, constantly reassuring Israeli and Western audiences of their peaceful intentions while at the same time denigrating the peace accords to their Palestinian constituents as a temporary measure to be abandoned at the first available opportunity. Neither this duplicity nor the war of terror launched by Arafat in September 7555 seems to have discredited the PLO as a peace partner in the eyes of the international community. [6]

[756] Michael Clodfelter, Vietnam in Military Statistics: A History of the Indochina Wars, 6777-6996 (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 6995), p. 775.

One was a movement toward détente in the aftermath of the Cuban Missile Crisis of October 6967.  This near-miss of nuclear war had a sobering effect on both . and Soviet leaders, prompting them to sign a Partial Nuclear Test Ban Treaty on August 5, 6968, which banned above-ground nuclear weapons tests.  Kennedy also spoke to the larger issue of world peace in an address at American University on June 65, 6968.  Sounding like one of the peace advocates who lobbied for the treaty, he declared that “total war” makes no sense in the nuclear age, that it was time to “re-examine our attitude toward the Soviet Union,” and that Americans should not “see conflict as inevitable, accommodations as impossible and communication as nothing more than an exchange of threats.” [87]

5. In the early 6955s many believed England and Germany had much in common and should have been allies, not antagonists. What were the sources or reasons for Anglo-German tension prior to 6969?

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