Secret War in Laos Documentary Film: Laotian Civil War and U.S. Government Involvement

Secret War in Laos Documentary Film: Laotian Civil War and U.S. Government Involvement


gr yes is the battlefield and walls these are government troops supported
and financed by the united states and losing ground to communist groups
many of them from north vietnam fighting in remote mountains in an
obscure corner of a it looks and psalms just when the united states is gradually
pulling out of vietnam there is a rush of concern that the
walls may become another vietnam not sold says the administration and
says why wilbur’s knew a little bit up in this
book remove learned one lesson that is that
we’re not going to put in uh… religion was the in mainland of asia again we’re not going to send american troops
there and we certainly are going to do it
mostly of a american public and the kind of term limits but the assurances from the secretaries
of state and defense mile from the president himself have not silenced congressional concern this whole problem gets down to the fact that uh… for the last year or so we’ve been
heavily uh… the escalating the undeclared in viet nam at the same time we’ve been heavily escalating not only the
undeclared but beyond this cold war in laos and that this is the type of character of uh… development and democracy that i think
of the very very dangerous indeed the concern of the congress the dilemma of the administration the situation in the never never land of
ours these are the subject so far broadcast piece-by-piece the story of the american involvement in
that war in laos is coming up friday the president reported sixty
seven thousand north vietnamese troops now there yesterday the white house said that it
will issue a regular up-to-date account of u_s_ casualties in laos today american jets from thailand and
from carriers in the gulf of tonkin continued to fly a heavy schedule of
missions against the north vietnamese and pop that lyle whose vanguard as now
push to within fourteen miles of the royal capital of along prep back in the administrative capital gantry on the prime ministers of on a full month is waiting for the delivery of the peace
demands of his half brother and antagonized the communist prints of them upon after years of secrecy in silence we are now returning about law less than six months ago when the
president was first asked about laos he left more funds that than he really there are no american combat forces in law we have been uh… providing logistical support and
some training for the new deal was done in order to avoid lyle’s falling under communist domination as far as american mandal involves concern there are none there at the present time
on a combat v_’s we do have a real weaknesses we do have perhaps some other actors
design of the steps of other activities at this time rat poison in september but last week pressure and what he called grossly
inaccurate reports cause the president to discuss after all
those matters in a lengthy statement he still did not tell all the president disclosed no precise
figures on the dimensions of american air power being used in laos no accounting of the cost of our support estimated at several hundred million
dollars a year no definition of the degree of command as distinct from advisory functions
exercise by americans that inevitably the presidential statement on
lyle’s has raised many questions as many as a dancer the questions clearly derive from continued congressional and public
uneasiness over the war in vietnam wallace is that the other of that war it could hardly be otherwise four up follows a mile the borders of laos march with those of north vietnam for a further three hundred miles wallace borders on south vietnam that’s the geographical explanation for
the whole chain and trail along which president nixon says off of the men and supplies of the war
in south vietnam are infiltrated in addition while shares two hundred and sixty four miles of
border in the north with communist china and another thousand-mile to the west with threatened pilot to it’s all things the strategic implications are clear any change in the status of lyle’s must
send tremors throughout the entire era moreover laos is terribly vault here’s a country larger than great britain with a population of less than three
million people whenever it suits them bleed more
numerous and more like north vietnamese move into laos and it’s been so the
number the last five hundred years particularly during the recent years of
the war in vietnam to control the border areas of wallace
was absolutely essential to north vietnam strapped step back only nine years in history and you find it was lols even more than
vietnam itself that was the most important foreign
policy problem to a newly elected president the security of all southeast asia will be endangered if laos loses it’s neutral independence its own safety runs with the safety of
us all in real-time with me observed by all i want to make it clear the american
people and a wall the world that all we want to laos is not war equally neutral government not a cold war pauline a settlement concluded at the conference
table and not on the battlefield na what president kennedy dead about
lawless was to get an international agreement to cool things off spruced up in nineteen sixty one one
thing they agreed on was not to let lawless become an active theater
of war was the geneva accords of nineteen sixty
two signed by fourteen countries including
the united states communist china and north vietnam these agreements provided for a neutral
lyle’s governed by eight coalition of three princes representing the three main factions boardroom with conservative sovann off long the communists and the neutral isps ivana former who
became printed the agreements also called for the
withdrawal of all foreign military personnel the united states fueling fold-out at
six hundred and sixty-six advisers but the north vietnamese only remove the
pope and forty of their six thousand troops in law thereafter subh on oblong and the
communists walked out of the coalition government and with their profit while forces
stiffen the by increasing numbers of north vietnamese regulars they’ve been holding two-thirds of the
country and a quarter of the laotians population ever since the purely laotian forces on either side are generally considered
mediocre and on aggressive the best on the government side are they clandestine army commanded by
general wrong pol fully paid equipped and advised by the
united states the popped up lol although trained in north vietnamese
tactics and equipped with russian and chinese weapons are not considered very formidable
people left to themselves the opposing lotion
forces would probably cancel each other out crucial factor in the equation is the sixty seven thousand north
vietnamese regulars president nixon says are involves small indirect violation the president says of
the nineteen sixty two june eva read in spite of american equipment advice and above all airpower the north vietnamese hold the military
initiative involves today united states is said to be flying an
average of five hundred air sorties a day sometimes as many as twenty thousand a month
against targets in laos most of these strikes come from u_s_ bases across the mekong in thailand white house that we made our first
b_-fifty twos fright last month but u_s_ airpower has still not been enough to do more then slow down the north
vietnamese forces in the past couple of weeks they’ve
moved deeper into government territory than
they ever had bernard kalb reports on the resulting situation and what it means wells has a way of vanishing for a few
months each year that’s usually when the monsoon rains
begin about may that’s when the war dies down when the world forgets that allows
even exists but then with a dry season one side or
the other starts up the war again and laos recovers so to speak and that’s the situation right now the north vietnamese had just retaking
the strategic plane of jars these are allowed to do with refugees
being evacuated just before the communist moved in the most tragic victims of the seesaw
not-so-secret war allows for the refugees the official estimate is at about one
part of the every four miles has been a refugee more than six hundred thousand
of them some have been refugees more than one blouse has the most displaced national
population in the world some of these while refugees were
relieved to get away from the war but there are reports that somewhere
encouraged to go to deny the communist government power
of these people what goes through the minds of these
refugees well i’ve talked with hundreds of
refugees from towns in village will over northeast amounts in the last six months what they talked most about his american
bombing being told by the male soldiers of the
royal of government site to leave their villages and having to do porter rich that is
carrying arms and true trip out that well soldiers putting the most concerned about is the
bombing and particularly markham bombing until nineteen sixty seven while bombing
thirty twenty eighths outnumbered greater than american market but starting in nineteen sixty eight in
particular in nineteen sixty nine after president johnson stopped the bombing north vietnam in
diverted bridgette’s into laos american bombing has been a constant then night for a further refugees they say that the planes came over all
the time shattered everything buffalo’s houses rice fields schools they say that their report mary bombs
the palm phosphorus and interpersonal bombs they all say that they’ve lived last two
years mostly underground what about american military fighter bombers planes
operating out of thailand attacking north vietnamese positions in northeast
loves cameraman on that or have no comment on that at all we are armed reconnaissance but that has
nothing to do roaming around a comment on reports of
an escalated the american military commitment larger bombers b_-fifty twos operating
could you comment on any of its ur but just one issue come and we have no our military assistance and material is being supplied pursuant to works of the role of government and incontinence with the europeans and
americans parishioner uh… request an item is a shame of
american military involvement what would be the official american apply here sir certain in november thank you very much progress the official american establishment
allows is very much on the defensive on these sensitive matters but one american reporter base to be in
tian recently managed to slip into long-chain the top-secret c_i_a_
supported base for furor operations against the communists basically long-chain is a logistics base they fly things and then big clients and
fly them out to the front small appliances include soldiers we saw half a dozen transport planes
that d_c_-three scarab lose the stricken take bigger ones we saw that it doesn’t see twenty-eight
unmarked single-engine propeller bombs these are flown by lower and male pilots but the americans do all the maintenance
and these planes are part of a that runs out of thailand sohn american
pilot shuttling back and forth the real thing they want to keep secret
there most of all is that the u_s_ air force ones jolly green giant rescue
helicopters this is uh… an admission that the u_s_ bombs
last them you can hear the american jets roaring overhead nine lose about ten or twelve americans a month here are there more long chains in laos uh… nothing his biggest long-chain but
there are these little c_i_a_ hideaway is tucked in the hills there are a lot
over a couple half a dozen or so over on the ball around spot so these
are used to trail watching me uh… maybe something in some people
because mischief once in awhile there there’s a by the chinese border their literally nearly a well there are hundreds of
little dirt runways indiana in in a while snoozing
used for military purposes by the united states by controlling the arms and the money
the u_s_ can affect controls the war buildings like these house the
requirements office which is said to be a kind of camouflaged military
assistance group there is a variety of unarmed para provided by paramount dot at continental
air services which are usually referred to as c_i_a_ airlines they admit to operating more than a
hundred planes and helicopters but they are not as forthcoming as to be exact
nature of all their assignment blueberry cargo and military supplies
around the country they also transport military personnel the people of the npr in ten dollars
have been described as the least urgent souls bunker to harry to be desperate or frantic the
whale westerner might be in the face of crisis is looked upon with national
embarrassment as a confession of human bankruptcy the anti on as a city that can live side
by side with its worst enemies on one of the most locally expensive
pieces of real estate in town you find the official residence of the communist
party at law and its objective is nothing less than
taking over the country and not far away another anomaly you
find a pocket loves accomplices the embassy of north vietnam even the north vietnamese may be a bit
perplexed to find themselves sharing a capital with the embassy of south
vietnam just a few dusty streets away is walls what else is lousy but you can find the
embassy of communist china in the midst of all this and everyone knows that
peaking help supply the guns to the part that lyle add to the north vietnamese in
their effort to make allows a communist state the greater the npr on panorama is
filled with hard political economic contract problems will quickly agreed but they
know to allows are powerless they are very scared the your debt there is a warning this
country and most loved them conflict it they shoud they are not capable to influence the close of the evite of funeral in p n_p_r_ we’re cabinet ministers pilot son it’s reported by americans here that the
walls in recent months have been losing an average of more than ten meditate
killed in action fighting the enemies in a country of less than three million
people that’s a lot of war dead for the united states one major priority in laos has been to
try to interdict there have been flow of henry’s men and material down
the whole chia min trail spilling north vietnamese blood on the
trail would save american blood in south vietnam but the question i was whether hanoi
will follow up its latest successful offensive in laos there isn’t an american in the country
who doesn’t believe that hanoi if it should make that critical decision could cut through the royal our forces and the u_s_ bombing and reach the make
on the river what with the u_s_ do then escalating laos that is the agonizing question that
north vietnam complain at the courthouse bernard kalb c_b_s_ news the npr at the time of the geneva agreements in
nineteen sixty two the united states accepted principle on
a former as prime minister with some reluctant he was a neutral list but he seemed to
be more neutral on the side of the
communists indeed he was their candidate since then he has emerged as a
pro-western nationalist if his position is not threatened by the
growing north vietnamese strengthen laws suvarna full-blooded not admitted to
c_b_s_ news correspondent bill mclaughlin useful to make pull everything let me know falsely should not give too much importance assistant to this offensive eat them all result that we have lost man them on the
top of course we lost some ground so far applies to all it is not depaz uh… exceeded the range of normal offensively this all see below support but i don’t think cassette
fussing with the way north vietnam and acting done not because she’ll gives any
indications of the not vietnam mobley that the north vietnamese wish to
connect the u_s_ these days more deeply in the war in
indochina would you know what the extent of the u_s_ military involvement lawless
is you-know-what the united states is doing let me know life is quote the the mambo we ask for material a lamar we ask also for the intervention
u_s_ air force’s walks over he or surveillance against
infiltration about dates and if necessary pple to bomb the invaders what do you think would happen to lower
sat there was no u_s_ air support you see will soon be a bit we were left to
ourselves the whole country you gave up would come from it two defeats the whole country would be
invaded by north vietnam listen to the below average the duty of the united
states for technical cc are you afraid that lowers could become
another vietnam speeches what i’ve always thought shattered to prevent lousy olson deviate
from becoming another vietnam applause vocal that’s why i’ve always rejected
the introduction of foreign troops demolished behind us are you concerned about the
activities of the central intelligence agency in laos but yes i cannot say anything about this
matter prime ministers of on a former says it
is the beauty of the united states to protect us develop a day of that interpretation is
precisely what the current controversy over laos is about c_b_s_ news correspondent marvin kalb
discussed it with some concerned senators senator do you believe that the united
states should be in the business of protecting lotion independent so i do
not how i don’t see wide ten thousand miles away we have to
babysit the world and job on the world at the cost of many billions of dollars
a month in these countries one of the same time we know at best but
we would need this money was growing domestic problems at all i ran out most of my colleagues wishes reducing gitmo pollution in both your them and laughs these recent activities that allows makers have printed it quickly we’re getting deeper involvement would be pretty well we are undoubtedly doing more to and uh… the
whole involvement and than has ever been done before my
reaching beyond junction administrations who will be only about naturally with the president’s great success cindy escalating a
vietnamese war it’s essential for critics to talk about something else
hence though they’ve grounded laos in the hope of creating an issue there i think is poised on trail that leads to
transparent it’s ridiculous and in relation to lower commitments in
vietnam which i have an unfortunate now commitments in at lower so the
different nature they are at commitments to protect our troops in vietnam i don’t know quietly following them to
eradicate that in some parts of this country where we think it’s all right to use five hundred bombers a day
against the country and then say it’s a very limited operation that we’re going
to be careful not to put in ground forces i might say that that’s how we get
started didn’t that vietnam we had helicopters over there every comma since
flights and advisors and we were given assurances that we weren’t
going into a land war in asia but we’ve got five hundred thousand man
and on the ground now the president and i usually i support of
our unroll it is great andriotti is choices or relative i think the risk at involved in figure explore recruit rather so much less than the risk involved in uh… the north vietnamese bigger larger
work uh… i think the risk district if you go out whatever may be the ultimate intentions
of north vietnam and laos it is clear that they have already
succeeded in disturbing the mantle of calm with which president nixon has
wrapped the vietnam debate in this country the administration’s dilemma arises from
the fact that in spite of all that the united
states has been able to do for lol short of ground combat and always still holds the country edits
mercy north vietnam can’t take too long since
been able to do so for years had been willing to pay the price however hanoi may not be a main at a military
conquest with all its legal and moral implications and with the risk of
military over extension north vietnam may instead be trying to
create the conditions for a political rather than a physical takeover that’s what popat lyle prints about my
palms invitation to discuss the new coalition government sounds like such a solution if it is a solution would resent the administration with
problems only slightly less painful than whether to introduce ground troops to
stem the tide in-laws communist-dominated government in laos
would cause consternation and bangkok and saigon to places where the american
commitment still rock the north vietnamese are experts at
discovering and exploiting contradictions in american policy that’s what they’re doing now and well they say the war there as an extension
of their war in vietnam and they’re forcing us to see it that
way too as long as the war in vietnam content and all i can cause us much distress
in-laws it is an opportunity they are not likely
to forego this is charles collingwood

100 thoughts on “Secret War in Laos Documentary Film: Laotian Civil War and U.S. Government Involvement

  1. Communist isn't that bad at all in Laos sure the Hmong people in Laos are poor at least they aren't being killed by Laos military. My grandpa and relatives live in Laos and of course I am a Hmong. As for those Hmong in the jungle is best for them to give up. USA and UN don't give the fuck about you people. USA are traitor and soon they will suffer the consequences spread lies about democracy around the world like in Iraq and Afghanistan. USA is going be a dead empire because too much debt like over $17 trillion dollar own mostly to China. An also because of Afghanistan is the land of dead Empire just like the Soviet Union. China is going to be rising Empire or the next Empire. Hmong  have to prepare to fight against China where they ever live right now. As for UN so called peacekepper. Your all are bunch of garbage you can't even stop genocide in Rwanda, Somalia, Cambodia, and every country. UN troops get killed can't even fired back what a bunch of jokes. UN AKA UNITED NATIONS MY ASS!

  2. Don't be mixed up here, Vietcong was South army who supported US army, and VietMinh was North army who was with Laos army, HO Chi Minh fighting against US an Pol Pot who was supported by Chinese.
    I had been living in Laos for 4,5 years, and I loved this country

  3. No Nixon never did tell the truth.  The government left behind thousands of POW in Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.  The 591 from Hanoi Hilton were a small number of POW who were released in good faith.  When Nixon send all living POW had come home he LIED!  The government did leave behind soldiers!

  4. ແປເປັນພາສາລາວໃຫ້ຂ້ອຍຟັງແດ່ ເພາະພັກແລະຮັຖ ປິດຫູບັງຕາ ປະຊາຊົລ ມາ38ປີແລ້ວ ປະຊາຊົລຢູ່ໃນຄວາມງົມມືດ ບໍ່ຮູ້ແຈ້ງເຫັນຈິງ ສອນໃຫ້ປະຊາຊົລ ຂ້າກັນເອງ=ປະຊາຊົລເຂົາບໍໍເຫັນ ໄກ ຂອງໂລກພາຍນອກ

  5. fuck up this war, the worst war in the world, it break up my family. my sis live in USA. my mom and i live in Thailand. my dad live in Laos.

  6. Laos just like the middle east countries, American like to play games with, start the fight and then leave.

  7. REGRETLYS, IF THE CIA TAUGHT OUR OLDMEN HOW TO USE SNIPERS THE GAME COULD OF BEEN  CHANGED DURING THE VIETNAM WAR IN LAOS. I GUARANTY  NOT MANY PEOPLE KNOWS THAT A SMALL NUCLEAR BOMB WAS DROPPED IN LONGCHENG AFTER 1975. IT KILLS ALMOST 2HUNDREDTHOUSANDS VIETNAM AND CHINESE SOLDIERS AND  THIS R THE REASON THE LAOS, VIETNAMESE AND CHINESE HATES GENERAL VANG PAO THE GREATS SO MUCH. FROM 1960 TO 1975 80%s OF HMONG SOLDIERS AGE FROM 15 – 60 DEADS, TOTAL DEATHS ALMOST 100THOUSAND HMONG SOLDIERS. FROM 1960 TO 1975 TOTAL OF VIETNAMESE 800,000 SOLDIERS AND 14MILLIONS CHINESE SOLDIERS DIEDS IN  LAOS.   BUT THE WORST AND THE BEST GAME WAS AFTER 1975. 1976 THE PRIMENISTER OF LAOS ANNOUNCED TO HUNT ALL HMONGS TO THE EXTINCT. THE COMMUNIST UNDERESTIMATES THE HMONG PEOPLE. AFTER THE COMMUNIST ANNOUNCED TO HUNTS US TO THE ROOT, THE GAME WAS BEGAN. THE LAOS COMMUNIST ACTUALLY THINK THEY CAN KILLS US ALL BUT THEY WAS SO WRONGS ANDTHEY DIDNT KNOWS THAT WE THE HMONG PEOPLE ARE VERY GOODS AT THIS KINDA GAMES. AFTER WE HEARD THEY WANTED  US TO GO EXTINCT IN PUBLIC RADIOS, WE WELCOMES THEM RIGHT AWAY. ABOUT 4THOUSANDS HMONG TOP RINKING SOLDIER AGE FROM 24 TO 60s BETS ON EACH OTHERS THAT WHOEVER BEABLE TO GUARDS THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS AND RELATIVES TO THAILAND SAFELY WILL BE THE BEST WARRIOR OF HMONGS FOREVERS, ALL ROADS TO THAILAND WAS BLOCKED BY MILLIONS OF COMMUNIST SOLDIERS AND THEN TH GAME STARTED.   20 YEARS AFTER 1976 1,500 ORIGINALS HMONG  SOLDIERS AND 1.3MILLIONS HMONG CHILDRENS,WOMEN AND ELDLIES DEADS AND  20 YEARS AFTER 1976 1.2MILLION ORIGINAL VIETNAMESE SOLDIERS DIEDS AND DURING THIS  PERIOD OF TIMES THE VIETNAMESE WOMEN HAVE DIFFICULTY OF FINDING  MAN. .4HUNDREDTHOUSANDS CHINESE SOLDIERS DIEDS ONLY BECAUSE AFTER 1979 THE CHINESE GOVERNMENTS  KNEW THAT THE GAME WILL NEVER END SO THE CHINESE WENT BACK HOME. THE WORST THINGS HAPPENS WAS TO THE LAOSTIAN  PEOPLE. ACTUALLY THE LAOSTIAN  PEOPLE FOUGHT COWARDLY DURING VIETNAM WAR IN LAOS. THE LAOSTIAN THOUGHT WE THE HMONG PEOPLE WILL GO EXTINCT SO 2HUNDREDTHOUSAND ROYAL LAOSTIAN SOLDIERS DIDNT HELP THE FIGHT BECAUSE THEY THOUGHT THE LAOSTIAN COMMUNIST WILL LET THEM LIVES. THE ROYAL LAOSTIAN WAS WRONGS, AFTER 1975 THE KING,QUEEN, SON OF THE KING AND 45,000 ROYAL LAOSTIAN POLITICIANERS WAS SENT TO PRISON AND DEADS IN PRISONS. THE COMMUNIST PLANS TO KILLS ALL THE LAOSTIANS SO THE COMMUNIST SENT 80PERCENTS OF LAOSTIAN CHILDRENS TO HUNSTS THE HMONG PEOPLE IN THE MOUNTAINS AND UNDER FIVEPERCENT LAOSTIAN CHILDRENS MADE HOME. CURRENTLY 60PERCENTS OF THE PEOPLE IN LAOS ARE CHINESE AND VIETNAMESE, THE CURRENT PRESIDENT IN LAOS IS VIETNAMESE AND VICE PRESIDENT IS CHINESE. THIS MESSAGE ARE DIRECTLY TO OUR ENEMIES= U BEEN TRIED YOUR BEST TO GET OUR HMONG PEOPLE TO GO EXTINCT  BUT YOU FAILED AND SOON IT WILL BE OUR TURNS. NOW WE EVERYWHERE ALL OVER THE WORLD. WE BEEN RESEARCHES SO WELLS,WE NOW DIFFERENT FROM 4TY YEARS AGO , SOON WE THE YOUNGER GENERATIONS  WILL REUNITES ,WE WILL RETURN TO OUR HOMES AND WE WILL LEADS AND SHOWS YOURS  HOW TO PLAYS YOUR  LITTLE SISSY GAMES, SH!TS MAYBE I BEEN WATCHING TOO MUCH ACTION MOVIES. WHEN I M OUT FOR SQUIRREL HUNTS I ALWAYS TRY TO MAKE SURE ONE BULLET FOR TWOS 

  8. In histories, we don't or didn't get a way to understand these Chinese Satanic, had against The Hmong. Or it is just the Demons from Hell to just devour anything on their way. These Demons need to explain the Hmong graves in Toyland….>>>>

  9. All I gotta say is..we Hmong don't have a country cuz we are not bitches like the rest around us..not only that Hmong kills Hmong too..we are just to ruthless to have a country..but in america we are recognize more than the Laos and Thai people becuz of this war…overall idgaf past is past..

  10. I love how these Hmong and and Laos 2nd generation are arguing over a war that was done with our 1st generation… Lols like stfu and stop claiming you know Laos….I dnt claim Laos and I'm Hmong. I'm a Proud American regardless of ethnic 🙂 in the rest of my life I will not raise a Laos flag at any Hmong event or new year like how our elders did bc I was not originated from there. For my Hmong people "2nd generation" let's just carry on life as an American and stop worrying and fighting with these 2nd generation of Laotians living in America with us. There's nothing we can do.
    What you wanna do, start a war amongst our selves in America aha not gonna happen.

  11. Hmong did not know about the Geneva Convention, other wise we will not let the US use us as paw in Laos. I feel sorry that so many Hmong, Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia died during that war. Small countries are paws to big countries like US, China and Russia. We see it now in Ukraine.

  12. After the Vietminh defeated the French in 1954 the US stepped in, because the US leaders at the time had a tunnel vision.  They created South Vietnam and pour tons of money in.  South Vietnam wasn't the only place that they pour money in, They also pour lots of money into Thailand to get ready for war in order to contain communists in their mind.  Laos was just an unknown place and its' people was just simply expendable.

  13. Интересная передача об Индокитайской войне (1955-1975 гг.)

  14. The USA is the only country on earth that has intervened and sacrificed its own men to help stem the tide of communist tyrrany. They only want to enslave people and exploit them so their political elites can live in luxury and drive Mercedes while the people toil in the fields and starve (China, Russia, North Korea, Vietnam and everywhere else communism is found). Did the USA profit from sacrificing its young men in the fields of Vietnam? Did we profit from our volunteer pilots who died in China before the 2nd World War trying to fight off the Japanese? Did America profit from its dead in Cambodia and Laos when it was trying to stop the Vietnamese from conquering Laos and turning it into a puppet? Did we profit from our dead in Korea? How about in the Philipines? Where has Russia or China ever come to the aid of anyone? On the contrary they invade sovereign nations for their personal gain, such as Ukraine, Crimea, Georgia and so on. China is busy stealing land in the South China Sea, trying to lay claim to the territorial waters of Vietnam. China and Russia give aid and comfort to scum like Assad and continue to support him while he gases his people. They continue to give aid and support to North Korea while he starves and murders his people by the tens of thousands. They continue to give aid and support to despots in Africa so long as the materials flow to the Port and onto boats headed for China and Russia. Do not talk about the USA. All of you would be living under the boot heel of Russia if it were not for the USA.

  15. This just makes me sad. I'm a proud Laotian. But I was born in America just like most of this young generation that are minorities. I'm proud of where my heritage and culture comes from. And I think sometimes that's where it stops. I think sometimes we forget about the history and how it still effects the country to this day. Still a country with a corrupted government and a very low economy. It's a trip to think about.. cause obviously I want things to change and get better at Laos, but will it ever? Even if I can't do anything about it, maybe I don't do enough by not educating by myself with what's going on and staying aware. This is why I stay away from politics here in America too, cause it just seems like an ongoing cycle that will never change.

  16. US should have drop a atom bomb to the Lao communist like they did to Japan many years ago. We careless about ur lao country.

  17. Was there really no possibility to split territory and avoid war? :/ Just like Allied forces and Soviet Union did in Europe. :/ I mean 150 billion dollars wasted on Vietnam could probably be spent in much more beneficial way??All we constantly hear is the domino teory, that makes absolutely no sense. It was shown in Korea already, that you cannot control a country that neighbours on China. Ignorance was the main problem. Vietnam would / and never had submitted to China /Soviet Union, in fact, USA could get Ho chi Mingh on their side, as they did Polpot, Tito (Yugoslavia) and some African dictators.

    About Laos, it's just too landlocked country in the middle of the jungle, with no major population, and probably many of it mixed with neighbour states aswell. So how will you control that, not to mention all the bombardment didn't even scratch the surface of submitting anyone to anything. After the French left (if not even prior – after American DEFEAT in Korea), a deal for South East Asia was missed. Dulles and his domino theory. >:(

  18. Kevin vue- no culture, no tradition and no pride just "complete assimilation"? Like many other hmong and lao americans. Look to the future with one eye and another eye on the past. We wouldn't be here if it wasn't for people who rep that flag and that country like touby lyfoung, vang pao, yang dao, vue mai, lo kia tong and countless other people hmong and lao. The royal Laotian erawan flag has as much meaning or more than the American flag because of what it represents. Many paid in blood for that flag and that country..fathers, grandfathers, sons,uncles,cousins,etc. Those people fought and most gave their lives so you and I could taste the freedom of america, you could go to school, Can have good jobs, equal rights and of course the right to be ignorant. Hmong and lao blood was spilt so we could be here. Such as long cheng being defended as planes evacuated long cheng as communist view Kong closed in. Learn your history l, culture and tradition. I'm a huge supporter of vang pao and his majesty king sisavang vatthana along with old traditional royal laos. Yours along with other unappreciated and ungrateful response urks me.

  19. When the global elite decide to have a playground fight this is how they do it. Clandestinely, playing games with the people on the land as well as raping and pillaging , especially poor countries (look to Africa and the civil wars in the land there) and of course sometimes very industrialized countries (like the former Yugoslavia). Please stop making this you vs me. The global elite has a pattern of making perpetual theaters of destruction playing the people against each other while making a whole bunch of money for corporations that profited and continues to profit from war. I am a war child born in a despicable UN refugee camp who is blessed to continue to be alive however transparency is needed to sort through humanities messes. Blessings

  20. Don't forget our Hmong had served for USA , our Hmong had die side by side with American soldier and rescued the American pilots who shot down to return USA with families .

  21. All the Hmong soldiers fought alongside with U.S soldiers in the Vietnam war , Hmong took oath to be a part of the U.S Special forces and shattered blood but when the they came to U.S our Hmong soldiers got nothing benefits , we fought the same war with American soldiers but benefits are very different .

  22. Người Mỹ tưởng rằng dễ bắt nạt một dân tộc lào nhỏ bé à.họ thật tức cười.nếu người lào họ yếu đuối và dễ dàng quy phục trước sức mạnh áp đảo của một vài cường quốc. thì tôi xin thưa với bạn đất nước lào đã không còn trên thế giới này nữa rồi.họ đã bị người thái xâm lược và thôn tính mất nếu họ không phải là một dân tộc mạnh mẽ ,chiến đấu kiên cường không khoang nhượng với giặc ngoại xâm. ủng hộ lào. một dân tộc nhỏ bé nhưng kiêng cường ý chí thép.

  23. I spent 3 years there with AF Special Ops. Had good and bad days, but felt it was well worth it.

  24. LAOS ALREADY RUN BY COMMUNIST VIETNAM JUST LIKE HOW COMMUNIST VIETNAM CLAIMED SOUTH CAMBODIA AS SOUTH VIETNAM BY 1948-1949, WHICH I BELIEVED LEAD TO THE VIETNAM WAR.

  25. The reason the American lost because they associate and use the Meo people. Meo people are always bad luck because they worship devil.

  26. Indeed, there was a secret war of the hmong that Americans don't know. I don't know if it's that one though. My 2 grandpa's died, my dad's dad was in the secret war when he was probably 18. He died on Feb 13, 2017. My mom's dad died in the Vietnam War. He went back to check (I don't know why) and got killed by the Vietnams. I'm about to lost my grandma's too, right now their in their 80's 🙁

  27. the secret war should never had happen, if the US didn't recruited the Hmongs the Laos would never would of dislike the Hmong, but the Laotion people hated the Hmong for this, so they started hating Hmong people, for supporting the bombing, I too have a soft spot for the Hmong, I hope Laos will treat Hmong people as Royalty, I've seen the CD that the Hmongs made, searching for help, and I cried, one day I will unite the Laos and Hmong people together so we could live in Laos with freedom, I am the King of Laos one day my son he is Hmong Laos and American to lead the people of Laos, I preach end the secret war, and for the Americans there is a price to pay, to clear the bombs that is still there from this time, it hurt us and me but I could forgive, thank you for watching from the King Kaysone Saly

  28. Air america baby. they flew everything from people to livestock, guns and oh yes lots of heroin. thats when dope was real good shit.

  29. Maos still sufering from us bombing from conséquences which still hit civilians today with unexploded bombs of any kind. USA never payed for the crime wars in Vietnam where thousands of people suffer from chemical weapons spreaded by us air force by the 70 's. Check this endless History of us Violence from 1945 till now … ( south america, asia, europe, africa… Massive bombing of civilians, coups, invasions, "civil" wars, drug or oil smuggling, etc )

  30. ведущему по еба льнику нужно пробить – жаль что он уже сгнил в канаве……….

  31. I've lost couple family members fight in the war and half of families trapped in the jungle. My Dad and one of my brother lost in the Mekong river when we escaped from Laos to Thailand. But I love the United States of America and I'm glad that most of us made it here. I hate to say this but our Hmong people are treated here hundred times better than back in Laos by our native people. Things happen for a reason.

  32. I wish Hmong was a BIG language and hoped a lot of Hmong people survived and I am Hmong myself but born in America and only 13

  33. So the U.S and the U.N care about countries like Somalia, Kuwait, Syria but they didn't care about what was happening in Laos and the us Hmong?

  34. Many laos refugees came to new zealand.They speak similar language to north eastern thai people, and mix well with them. My wife is a north eastern thai woman.

  35. Why did kennedy allow missle to be installed in cuba to begin with.those russian ships should have been sunk at s

  36. Well…if the North Vietnamese hadn't been crossing into Laos then the US wouldn't have been chasing them as they did so. People nowadays sure struggle with cause and effect…good grief.

  37. Every book I've read by American veterans who was there and tell their story will tell you the Lao soldiers were cowards while "the little guys" (referring to the Hmong) could always be counted on to go into battle again and again.

  38. After LBJ teamed up with CIA(GHB) to kill JFK, Nixon and Henry Kicksinger lied. Then after their mess in Laos, they imported Refugees to be enslaved in America. The whole things were planned. by the deep…deep…deep…state…Of…the_UK's USA.inc. Check this out if you don't believe this. Title 28 USC 3002(15).

    Yup, Rothschild Banksters are to blame, why? They enslaved American as well, check the back of your SSN card for Red #, that Bond # is to back the dollar value, $100M per head. Next, when you died on WW3, they can claim for your benefits. Very clever right?

  39. Nice interviews with the Democratic senators that got us into the mess and then just dropped it and left all our allies to die.

  40. Should've relocated the civilians on the eastern half of Laos then dropped enough bombs to turn the Ho Chi Minh trail into craters. Then supply the populous with firearms and other weapons to form militias to hunt down communists left in the region. If we would've secured Laos, Cambodia would've been cut off from North Vietnam, and then we could've secured South Vietnam, and then we wouldn't have communist Laos, Vietnam, or have the Khmer Rouge killing millions of Cambodians. Politics however prevented this, and now millions died in reeducation camps post-war. Sad.

  41. I love the Laos folks. I work with a damn good man that fled the communist mad man "Pole Cat" or whatever that pot belly weasel .

  42. Anyone else hear something distinctive (Fairchild UV-20) in the background gering up at 11:32 and then Air America is taking off at 12:02 then this bloke his stood non blinking lol

  43. Oof that’s a good thing that my family and cousin left the war cause they came 1980s to be safe and it’s a good I’m Laotian but I’m still learning this to our us history class

  44. 24:21?????###wtf you kkkk lying dude bro started wars just like the French in 1951.. If you think about it what you want somebody to come in invade and take over your country I tell you what to do that's what the french was doing.

  45. Why not helping Laos jump out communist Vietnam control? I'm Cambodia, I think my country under control too,because HunSen prime minister lead 30+year and Hunsen is emerge from Vietnam. He's Vietnam puppet

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