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My Lai: anything else comes to mind besides the “napalm” girl?

When we hear about My Lai, the “napalm” girl immediately comes to mind, doesn’t she? Can we imagine what else was happening to the Vietnamese there?  Take a look at the picture below, starting with the woman holding a boy trying to button her shirt. From there, see the reactions from other people in the picture. This is of course one of those sad stories that’s never told enough. America has simply whitewashed it away. (Click here for the story.)

My Lai sexual assault by American soldiers

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  1. N.M.Cheung
    November 7th, 2013 at 01:40 | #1

    Actually The “Napalm Girl” was unrelated to My Lai. To most Americans, Vietnam and Iraq were best forgotten and mainly dwell on their own casualties rather than their effect on millions of Vietnamese and Iraqis. To the rest of the world it’s war crime by any definition. Both have make up fictitious reasons that were exposed later, Iraq on “Weapons of mass destruction” and Vietnam on “Attack on destroyer Maddox”. Some Chinese have a romantic vision of U.S., democracy and rule of law etc. I suggest they see the movie “Soldier Blue”, made in 1970, about the genocide of American Natives. It’s available in DVD. Candice Bergen was brilliant in that movie. It was very controversial when it came out and fueled anti-war movements that eventually forced withdrawal from Vietnam, but not lesson learned as Iraq and Afghanistan followed.

  2. Charles Liu
    November 7th, 2013 at 09:41 | #2

    How many years did it take for this story to even air on obscure media channels? Where’s the yearly TAM-style My Lai Massacre b!tchfest?

    Oh wait, we don’t focus on our own transgressions.

  3. ersim
    November 7th, 2013 at 10:50 | #3

    When it comes to the “public relations branch” of the U.S. system, it’s worse than whitewashing, it’s telling “half truths”. For me giving “half truths” is a FULL LIE.

  4. scl2
    November 8th, 2013 at 10:58 | #4

    I always wonder how many Americans have ever heard the “Winter Soldier” investigation. A documentary about it is on Netflix. After watching it for about 10 minutes, I realized that there was no way in hell the U.S. could possibly win the Vietnam War.

  5. Zack
    November 8th, 2013 at 12:35 | #5

    @scl2
    funny how US strategies haven’t changed much when you consider the US retreat from Afghanistan.
    THen and again, one has to realise that winning those wars isn’t the point of all these stupid wars; the purpose of these wars is so that the US Elites can profit handsomely from them

  6. ersim
    November 8th, 2013 at 15:08 | #6

    @scl2
    The so called Winter Soldier investigation of 1971 had amongst them, the current U.S. Secretary of State, John Kerry. I doubt he has learned anything from the atrocities committed against the Vietnamese in relation to Syria.

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