tố co tội c chiến tranh của Congsan ở Việt Nam

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Bo Ngoai quoc tố co tội c chiến tranh của Congsan ở Việt Nam Tạp ch "Tấm gương" của Đức ngy 17.4 đăng phng sự điều tra mang tn "Tội c chiến tranh ở Việt Nam" của bo "Toledo Blade", một tờ bo c uy tn ở Mỹ đ đoạt "Giải thưởng bo ch Pulitzer" năm nay về thể loại bo ch điều tra, trong đ tố co những tội c man rợ của một đơn vị Congsan đối với dn thường Việt Nam năm 1967.

Theo "Tấm gương", ba phng vin bo "Toledo Blade" gồm Joe Mahr, Michael Sallah, Mitch Weiss đ tiến hnh một cuộc điều tra ko di 8 thng nghin cứu cc hồ sơ, ti liệu mật của qun đội Mỹ đồng thời gặp gỡ, phỏng vấn những người lin quan, qua đ khm ph ra những sự thật tn bạo của lnh Congsan: Năm 1967, một đơn vị Congsan mang tn "Lực lượng giai phong " đ tới tỉnh Quảng Ngi v giết hại hng trăm dn thường Việt Nam.

Phng sự nu r: "Phụ nữ v trẻ em nấp trong hầm bị lnh Congsan cố tnh nm lựu đạn vo giết chết. Nhiều nng dn cao tuổi đang lm việc trn đồng bị v cớ bắn chết. Những người bị bắt th bị tra tấn v hnh hnh d man - cắt tai v lột da đầu. C tn đ giết chết một thiếu nin để lấy một đi giy thể thao, bẻ răng nạn nhn đ bị giết chết để cạy răng vng... ."

Bi bo cho biết: "Nhiều binh lnh của đơn vị ny biết rằng những hnh vi như vậy l sai tri, nhưng v sợ cấp trn nn đ im lặng. Nhiều người th nhận mặc d mấy chục năm đ tri qua, nhưng họ khng thể ngủ yn v những tội c m đơn vị của họ đ gy ra.".

Theo VOV

-- lu cho chet (vietnam_congsan@yahoo.com), April 20, 2004

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Where did "lu cho chet" get that info about 1967 incident? Here is what you can share with the writers involving with Colonel Hackworth's activities during Vietnam war... ==================================================

America's elite Tiger Force 'slaughtered civilians in Vietnam' LOS ANGELES - An elite American military unit killed and mutilated hundreds of unarmed civilians, tortured prisoners and severed ears and scalps for souvenirs during the Vietnam war, according to a newspaper investigation.

The unit, Tiger Force, was sent on a six-month spying operation in areas controlled by the North Vietnamese. Members of the unit have revealed details of a rampage that began in May 1967 in which they dropped grenades into bunkers where villagers, including women and children, were hiding. Details of the unit's activities surfaced after an eight-month investigation by an American newspaper, The Blade, in Toledo, Ohio, that interviewed all but two of the unit's surviving members as well as Vietnamese witnesses. It also reviewed thousands of recently declassified documents.

If accounts of the atrocities are accurate, it would be one of the worst documented cases of war crimes committed by American soldiers. One member of the unit, William Doyle, a former sergeant, said he had killed so many civilians that he had lost count. "We didn't expect to live. Nobody out there with any brains expected to live," he said.

"The way to live is to kill because you don't have to worry about anybody who's dead." The newspaper found that the army had investigated Tiger Force for four and a half years and identified 18 soldiers who committed war crimes. The investigation's findings were sent to the defence secretary in 1975 and reports on its progress were passed on to the White House but no charges were filed. The soldiers who were under suspicion of committing war crimes were instead allowed to resign, it is alleged.

The official inquiry found 27 soldiers in the 45-man paratrooper unit who said the severing of ears from dead Vietnamese was routine. "There was a period when just about everyone had a necklace of ears," said Larry Cottingham, the platoon medic. The allegations include an incident in which the unit's field commander, Lt James Hawkins, shot dead an elderly carpenter who was pleading for his life.

Two soldiers who tried to stop the attacks were warned by their superiors to stay quiet and were then transferred to another unit. Vietnamese who witnessed the attacks told The Blade that they had dug dozens of mass graves. The atrocities were carried out the year before the infamous My Lai massacre in which an army unit killed around 500 civilians.

The Pentagon said yesterday it had no plans to re-open the investigation into the allegations.

By Oliver Poole - The telegraph (.uk) - October 21, 2003.

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Response to tố cáo tội ác chiến tranh của Congsan ở Việt Nam

hey Colonel, do you think everyone will spend time to comprehend all your fucking cheap shit propaganda ??

-- private fucking VC Ho Chi Men (vet@org.com), April 20, 2004.

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Duma lu VNCH nay sao chung may re tien khon nan den vay? Day la cau chuyen ve Trung doi Manh Ho (Tiger force) thuoc 101 st Airborne Div cua US Army tan sat dan thuong o tinh Quang Nam-Quang Ngai trong thoi gian nam 1967 da bi bao chi Meo phanh phui. Tui may di doi ten don vi Meo thanh quan giai phong de thanh ra bai "to cao toi ac cs"? DM LU VNCH CHO CHET! Lu chung may la bon co hon da ban minh cho Tay-Meo de lay dollars (mac du no co deo ma may hay chi hai may cung no problems!). Den bay gio tui may cung van ra ra sua ang ang benh vuc cho vu tham sat Mylai cua tui Meo (Mac du chinh dan Meo va CP Meo deu nhan la toi ac cua linh Meo!) vay du biet tui bay la giong cho cho khong phai la nguoi VN. Neu CS cung tan ac phan dan hai nuoc nhu tui VNCH chung bay thi ho da thua ngay tu 1945 roi, dau co the nao gianh thang loi trong cuoc chien tranh 30 nam voi My va dung nen nuoc VN doc lap thong nhat nhu ngay nay? DA DAO NGUY QUAN HEN HA!

-- DU MA NGUY QUAN VNCH (VNCH@BUCACMEO.com), April 20, 2004.

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Dua dich cho meo deo' co dollars xai con hon la Cai Nhuc nha? nhut' la con gai me may bu cac thang HO chi minh chang co 1 xu nao moi la` nhuc nha Hon luon ca cho luon thang trung quoc deo',,,,Lam than trau bo chang co xu nao ,,,,, ===============================================

Cao loi ba con phai chuoi may thang viet cong ngu nay moi duoc ,,,noi chuyen dang hoan no khong hieu dau,,,lu cho' tui no song trong rung lau roi an can ba? cua Ho chi minh nen lu cho' tui no ngu dot lam'' ,,phai dung nhung tu tho tuc noi chuyen voi tui no' thi no moi hieu ,,,,,tui no deo me no hoai toi ngay nen dan don lam''

-- deome tui may lu ngu dot (vietnam_cong san@yahoo.com), April 20, 2004.



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Ghosts of Tiger Force Q & A with Pulitzer Prize Winners Michael Sallah and Mitch Weiss. - by Bill Frogameni On April 5, Michael Sallah, Mitch Weiss and Joe Mahr won the Pulitzer Prize for investigative journalism. Sallah and Weiss led The Blade’s 2003 investigative series that detailed the war crimes of Tiger Force, a U.S. Army unit in Vietnam. For eight months in 1967, Tiger Force members randomly killed civilians throughout the Quang Ngai province, just miles from the infamous My Lai massacre that happened later in 1968. The killings are estimated to be in the hundreds, possibly more than 1,000. The atrocities were reported to commanders at the time, but continued anyway. Our government spent years investigating, but the case was dropped during the Ford administration when, interestingly, Donald Rumsfeld was in his first term as defense secretary. No charges — or publicity — were ever brought. Thirty-six years after the fact, Sallah and Weiss, with help from Mahr and photographer Andy Morrison, helped change that. The investigation began in early 2003 after the reporters received 22 classified documents from a former Army colonel in failing health. Tiger Force continues to grab international attention even though several media outlets have noticeably neglected it. The Army, originally reluctant to act, is conducting a full investigation into Tiger Force and the cover-up. Sallah and Weiss are on leave from The Blade. They have an office at the University of Toledo, and they are working on a forthcoming book based on their series. TCP spoke with the authors before the Pulitzer was announced.

Toledo City Paper: Your story’s gotten worldwide attention, but it’s been marginalized somewhat. Mitch Weiss: A lot of the national news media have been ignoring the story. Many overlooked it until Peter Jennings did something on ABC.

TCP: Is it the usual “style over substance” problem? Michael Sallah: I think it’s mostly Iraq. When the story broke, the networks — other than ABC — seemed wary of being labeled “unpatriotic”. Media in general has taken lots of heat from the Bush administration for being too “negative.” If you’re going to upset the president, you want to do it over Iraq instead of Tiger Force. Another challenging aspect is that Donald Rumsfeld was also defense secretary under President Ford when the Tiger Force investigation was killed … I think the media’s scared of the potential complications.

TCP: With ample evidence and years of investigation, why weren’t the Tiger Force atrocities ever prosecuted or brought to light? Sallah: When the investigation ended in November 1975, Ford was president. We left Vietnam in 1973 and Saigon fell in April 1975. Our years in Vietnam already seemed for naught. The last thing the government wanted was to pour more salt on the wound. Weiss: It certainly wasn’t for lack of evidence. Another thing is that when the My Lai massacre was publicized in 1969, Nixon was quick to characterize that as an isolated incident and to paint American efforts as benevolent. Prosecuting Tiger Force would have made clear that the behavior at My Lai wasn’t isolated but actually routine for some troops. That’s terrible international PR.

TCP: Why did the onus of this story fall on a smaller Midwestern paper? Weiss: Journalism’s lost its edge. If you look back at the ’70s, journalism had a healthy adversarial quality. Now, with corporate consolidation in the media, you have Washington journalists more interested in getting invited to state dinners than investigative journalism. Independent papers like The Blade often have the wherewithal and economic freedom to do the job that’s traditionally been done by the majors.

TCP: Your series suggests other atrocities, like My Lai, might not have happened had the original complaints against Tiger Force been heeded. Sallah: These atrocities occurred in the same province — just 15 miles from My Lai. You basically had the same command structure in place. Tiger Force was reported to commanders eight months before My Lai happened in March 1968. I think the Army’s failure to act made it easier for My Lai to happen.

TCP: Reactions to your story have varied greatly. How’s it promoted healing for vets and/or victims? Weiss: Many vets we interviewed never talked about this before. Some had talked to counselors behind closed doors, but not openly. While what they took part in or witnessed was horrific, it felt good to finally get it off their chest. One vet said he’d been waiting for our call for over 30 years. In some cases, it’s helped healing. Healing’s occurred for some Vietnamese, too. I hate to use the word “closure,” but that’s happened. Sallah: For Vietnam vets, the reaction’s been very mixed. Many vets hated to see our series: they’ve combated a stereotype for many years and feared our series would reinforce that. Then again, many vets who walked the line and never stepped over it — vets our country owes enormous gratitude — they’re extremely upset by the few rogues we wrote about.

TCP: What do you hope happens because of your series? Sallah: It’s scary to me that our government could bury this. I’d like the Army to explain why it was covered up, who covered it up and exactly how they’ll prevent it from ever happening again. Weiss: I agree, but I’d also like to see one or two of the major living perpetrators brought back and symbolically busted down in rank and maybe have some of their pension stripped. It’s unlikely, but some prosecution would send a positive message to the world that we’re taking care of business at home. How can we prosecute Saddam Hussein when we won’t even prosecute our own war criminals? Bill Frogameni is a TCP senior freelance writer.



-- Col. David Hackworth (Witness@yahoo.com), April 21, 2004.


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To su may thang cho gian manh VNCH khong choi cai duoc chuyen noi lao ve Tiger Force thi lai chuyen sang "Dai lo kinh hoang". Thuc su la quan giai phong phao kich cac don vi cua SD3 BB Nguy dang thao chay nhu vit tren QL1 cung voi ho hang than nhan nha chung no (Vi bon quan nguy nay di toi dau la mang gia dinh vo con di cung theo toi do)nen chung may phai chet chum voi nhau la dung roi, con keu cai noi chi. Con nhung khi tui nguy quan chung may keo vao lang ban giet tan sat bua bai ba con roi keu la "chien thang viet cong" thi sao khong thay ke? Con vu Mylai tui linh My tan sat mot luc hon 500 thuong dan Vietnam bang nhung cach man ro nhat thi tai sao ca nuoc My, chinh phu My va nhan dan the gioi deu cho la toi ac chong lai loai nguoi ma lu VNCH cho chet chung may thi lai sua ang ang len de benh? So tui Meo no cat me tien tro cap that nghiep hay muon ra ve "Chong cong thu thiet" de Meo no cham chuoc cho con em chung may co jobs khoi that nghiep? Thuc ra thang Meo no cung khinh chung may nhu con diem thui chu nao co ra gi? Khon nan thay cho bon tan quan VNCH!

-- Da Dao Tan Quan Nguy Lua Dao (VNCH@Liarsforever.com), April 22, 2004.

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HaHA Thang vem cho nay cai ngang tuc roi ,,,,tui may biet dach cho gi ma lai cai ngan buong' ,,,ve gan goc lai di con,,,,ve liem dit HOCHIMINH ma` cai tiep''

-- lu cho chet (vietnam_congsan@yahoo.com), April 22, 2004.

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tien su cha con Vem dit do, cai lang` My lai toan` 1 lu dan ngu di theo tui. may bi. My ban cung la phai....bay gio` khong biet dam dan ngu do sang mat ra chua ???

con` cai tiger force gi` do' , ban chet bon dan ngu an ba cong san thi cung nen lam khong co gi ma` hoi tiec

con` cai dai lo kinh hoang, may deo biet gi` thi tao day. cho may biet....SD3 la` su doan tan lap, khong kinh nghiem cho nen thoat chay. nhung SD 3 da vuot qua hang` phong thu cua TQLC truoc....roi dan chay theo sau vi dan qua' so bon moi ro. tui. may` .....tui. may` tuc vi khong truy kich su doan` 3 duoc nen tui. may` phao' vao dan .....moi ro tui. may` tieu nhan man dai. co tieng ....nen khong co gi` la ngac nhien

neu may khong tin loi tao noi thi may cu dao ma thang` Ho ra ma` hoi....hay la` may` keu vo may` di xin bao cao su cho thang` Giap' roi hoi no' luon 1 the ......

-- MA CO HO CHI MINH_TRAN DAN TIEN (MoiRoHoChiMinh@damtac.net), April 22, 2004.



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Các anh em hơi ồn ào quá.

Thế-giới đều biết rõ những chuyện này; người đọc chỉ tôn-trọng sự- thật và kính nể những người viết căn cứ vào những sự-kiện xảy ra được ghi lại theo đúng nguồn gốc đáng tin-cậy.

Hy-vọng diễn-đàn này vẫn được duy-trì tốt đẹp nhá anh Admin. Kính chào quí-vị. Thay lời Col. David H. Hackworth, nay kính.

-- Colonel Hackworth David (witness@yahoo.com), April 22, 2004.


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LINK ... http://quockyvietnam.web1000.com/QuanTaiChonCoDo.html

Toi ac cua cong san con day ,,moi ba con vao doc va nhin xem

-- Nong bi dai' (vietnamcongsans@yahoo.com), June 18, 2004.


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Marine Next to Remains of Viet Cong Soldier

The charred remains of a Viet Cong soldier lie amid rubble in street where a U.S. Marine stands on the alert for further confrontations with Communist forces. Hue, South Vietnam, February 17, 1968.

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-- Nong bi dai' (vietnamcongsans@yahoo.com), June 20, 2004.


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