Many people know of the Vietnam War and its devastating effect on both the United States and Vietnam, but few know of its effect on Cambodia and the mass genocide following the war. The United States, under Lyndon Johnson’s administration, bombed Cambodian villages believed to be containing Vietnamese communists and supply routes. U.S carpet bombing began to increase in support of the pullout of U.S troops in Vietnam. The B-52 bombing campaign ended as a result of a peace treaty between the United States and the North Vietnamese, but the Khmer Rouge and Lon Nol armies continued to fight until Phenom Penh fell to the Khmer Rouge. The Khmer Rouge then began their terrible reign and efforts to reconstruct Cambodia resulting in a mass genocide.
On August 2nd, Torpedo boats from North Vietnam attached an American destroyer in the Gulf of Tonkin. Shortly after the attack two U.S. destroyers reported that they were under attack on August 4th. As a result of the recent attacks President Lyndon B. Johnson issued a retaliatory attack on North Vietnam. He also requested for congress to pass the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution. The resolution stated “The United States regards as vital to its national interest and to world peace the maintenance of international peace and security in Southeast Asia.”
Many were scared because they had no knowledge of the bombing, they were threatened by the government. It says that they had no crimes held against them, however, they were sent away and locked up under the order of the government. They were the most public enemy with racist acts now pointing toward
But the plan failed horribly, and only gave Japan two bombings, and thousands of innocent deaths. December 7th, 1941, at 7:02 a.m, American radio operatives observed planes flying directly them towards with the Japanese sign. The U.S. was "suddenly and deliberately attacked.(Franklin Roosevelt) The Japanese Empire sent soldiers in aircraft to attack the naval base in Pearl
The text states, “He picked up his drink and drank it off a gulp. Too quickly, perhaps. He choked-choked badly. His face contorted, turned purple. He gasped for breath-then slid down off his chair, the glass falling from his hand” (Christie 74).
There were antiwar movements that “spread on colleges demonstrating [how it has] spread…” (Foner 1016). Soon “the government of South Vietnam collapsed; the [U.S didn’t] intervene except to evacuate the Americans…” (Foner 1017). There were criticisms of the U.S in the war.
The movie was entitled “The Cassandra Crossing” released on 1976 and directed by George Pan Cosmatos. The actors in the movie are Richard Harris as Dr. Jonathan Chamberlain, Sophia Loren as Jennifer Chamberlain, Burt Lancaster as Colonel Stephen Mackenzie, and Ingrid Thulin as Dr. Elena Stradner. It started when three terrorist tried to blow up the U.S. mission at the International Health Organization but they failed because one of them was shot by the security, the other one escapes and the last was hospitalized because he got infected by a highly contagious pneumonic plague as diagnosed by Dr. Elena Stradner. The terrorist got infected by the plague because he entered a no entry room that contains pneumonic plague germs. The other terrorists who escapes takes the train from Geneva to Stockholm.
This affected many Americans in their views of the war and the public started to doubt the success of America in Vietnam. (Source E) The newspapers initially published by the New York Times demonstrated that the government had “systematically lied” (Source A) to the public about the entire
The supposed death of his wife incited anger and hate in him. This contributed to his decision to use nuclear weapons. “Most people do not like the feeling of present anger. The hormones that pump into the bloodstream are not pleasure inducing. Instead, we often become hyper alert, ready to lash out at any potential threat.
In 2004 it was revealed that Lancet was “paid by attorneys seeking to file lawsuits against vaccine manufacturers”, and “Lancet formally retracted the paper itself.”. the data and evidenced was falsified by Wakefield, resulting in Wakefield getting banned from practicing. Mercury in vaccine? Just after MMR and its link with autism was debunked, the vaccine critics pointed fingers at “thimerosal, a mercury-containing preservative used in some vaccines.”. Mercury in high amounts is known to have negative neurological effects.
On August 2nd, 1964, three North Vietnamese Navy Cruisers were “unprovoked”, and fired on the USS Maddox while it was on a “standard patrol” in the Bay of Tonkin. President Lyndon B Johnson proclaimed this event in a speech that provoked the first attack, ordered by him before war was declared on Vietnam. However, that event was most likely a fake created to increase action in North Vietnam. Does the United States Constitution protect the United States from tyranny of the president over the people’s peace like that? The United States Constitution was written to give strength to the failed Articles of Confederation, and to protect the citizens from tyranny. Sadly, it was written in the 1700s. Tyranny is defined when one group or individual
Johnson made it his war on Augusta 1964 when a North Vietnamese patrol fired on an American vessel which caused Johnson to proclaim that the United States was a victim of aggression. This caused Congress to pass the Gulf of Tonkin resolution, which authorized President Johnson to take all necessary measures to repel any armed attacks in Vietnam giving him powers to make
The Red Scare, and 9-11 had a lot of tragic events. The Red Scare occurred because of the fear of communism in the Unites States during 1919-20. America was afraid that of plotting in a revolution. On 9-11 The terrorist did not have the ability to destroy the united states military so they set their targets on symbolic targets instead , destroying both the twin towers, killing and injuring thousands of people. During the Red Scare on September 1920, on Wall Street a bomb exploding and killing 38 people, another bomb destroyed A Mitchell Palmers, and Attorney General home.
On March 8th 1965, America entered the Vietnam war. The United States entered the war in an effort to prevent the spread of communist beliefs. On May 30th, 1970, President Richard Nixon declared that the South Vietnamese army, along with American troops were going to invade the country of Cambodia. This was to disrupt North Vietnamese supply lines. The news of the invasion struck people with anger and fear throughout America.
According to Historian Zinn, “The United States claimed the Lusitania carried an innocent cargo, and therefore the torpedoing was a monstrous German atrocity. Actually, the Lusitania was heavily armed: it carried 1,248 cases of 3- inch shells, 4,927 boxes of cartridges (1,000 rounds in each box), and 2,000 more cases of small-arms ammunition. The British and American governments lied about the cargo.” In other words Wilson had falsely claimed that the Lusitania was a harmless merchant ship, however in reality there was a large amount of arms being shipped to Liverpool, England from New York. While it was true that during America’s neutrality they traded with both the Allied and Central Powers but they showed a favor towards the Allies, the group of countries that were battling against Germany and Austria-Hungary that Britain happened to be a part of.