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Will You Fight for Freedom? by Cliff Kincaid

The difference between Afghanistan and Vietnam is that the Muslims would not fight for freedom. The Vietnamese did and were betrayed. That’s the difference. Don’t forget it.  The real enemy is the Red Jihad.

Here’s the truth:

Vietnam would be free today except for a Democratic-controlled Congress that decided otherwise. Lewis Fanning’s excellent book, Betrayal in Vietnam, notes that “. . .it was not the Hanoi communists who won the war, but rather the American Congress that lost it.” Fanning writes, “It was not until after the United States elections in the fall of 1974 that North Vietnamese field commanders received the go-ahead in their plans to conquer South Vietnam.

As a result of the Watergate scandals, the Democrats had gained forty-three seats in the House. This liberal victory meant that in the 94th Congress there would be 291 Democrats and only 144 Republicans. In the Senate, the Democrats had gained three seats and the lineup was now 61 Democrats to 39 Republicans. This leftward shift of both congressional chambers played a significant role in the North Vietnamese decision to unleash its army.”

Going through the provisions of various bills offered by Democrats in Congress, he presents the case that “A Democratic caucus of the Congress of the United States, aided and abetted by a few liberal Republicans, cast the South Vietnamese people into Communist slavery.”

That left-wing caucus, Members of Congress for Peace through Law, decided that American military involvement would end, and dramatically reduced aid to the government of South Vietnam. Republican President Gerald Ford, who took power after Richard Nixon’s resignation, understood that Congress would not provide enough assistance to keep the country free of communism. Hundreds of thousands of “boat people” tried to escape the Hanoi communists who took power in Saigon while the communist Khmer Rouge took power in neighboring Cambodia, eliminating almost two million people.

The Members of Congress for Peace through Law eventually grew to became the Congressional Progressive Caucus, the largest group of congressional members within the Democratic Party. This faction is the subject of Trevor Loudon’s book, The Enemies Within: Communists, Socialists and Progressives in the US Congress, which is now being made into a major film.

Think about this as we consider Afghanistan.

Here’s what China Joe said about the Afghan Army on July 8, 2021:

“Together, with our NATO Allies and partners, we have trained and equipped over three hu- — nearly 300,000 current serving members of the military — of the Afghan National Security Force, and many beyond that who are no longer serving. Add to that, hundreds of thousands more Afghan National Defense and Security Forces trained over the last two decades. We provided our Afghan partners with all the tools — let me emphasize: all the tools, training, and equipment of any modern military. We provided advanced weaponry. And we’re going to continue to provide funding and equipment.  And we’ll ensure they have the capacity to maintain their air force.”

Asked about “some Vietnamese veterans” who “see echoes of their experience in this withdrawal in Afghanistan,” he was asked, “Do you see any parallels between this withdrawal and what happened in Vietnam, with some people feeling — “

Biden said, “None whatsoever. Zero. What you had is — you had entire brigades breaking through the gates of our embassy — six, if I’m not mistaken. The Taliban is not the south — the North Vietnamese army. They’re not — they’re not remotely comparable in terms of capability.  There’s going to be no circumstance where you see people being lifted off the roof of a embassy in the — of the United States from Afghanistan. It is not at all comparable.”

He’s wrong. His party betrayed freedom in Vietnam. The Vietnamese were prepared to fight for their freedom. The Muslims were not.

Here’s more of the exchange:

Question: Is a Taliban takeover of Afghanistan now inevitable?

Biden: No, it is not.

Question: Why?

Biden: Because you — the Afghan troops have 300,000 well-equipped — as well-equipped as any army in the world — and an air force against something like 75,000 Taliban. It is not inevitable.

Question: Do you trust the Taliban, Mr. President? Do you trust the Taliban, sir?

Biden: You — is that a serious question?

Question: It is absolutely a serious question. Do you trust the Taliban?

Biden: No, I do not.

Question: Do you trust handing over the country to the Taliban?

Biden: No, I do not trust the Taliban.

The Muslims had the arms and the training. They were not prepared to fight for freedom against the Red Jihad. Lesson learned, finally.

Our enemies are communism and Islam. Together, they are the Red Jihad.

America has to fight both.

Written by Cliff Kincaid

Cliff Kincaid, president of America’s Survival, Inc., is the author or co-author of 15 books, including Red Jihad, Permanent Revolution and Back from the Dead: Return of the Evil Empire. His website is: and visit his .

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2 thoughts on “Will You Fight for Freedom? by Cliff Kincaid”

  1. If we only had a President like this!

    Russian President Vladimir Putin has criticized the United States’ involvement in Afghanistan, charging that its 20-year-long military presence in the country has achieved “zero.”Putin said Wednesday that for 20 years, the U.S. military in Afghanistan “was trying … to civilize the people who live there, to introduce their norms and standards of life in the broadest sense of the word, including the political organization of society.” “The result is sheer tragedies, sheer losses, both for those who were doing that — the U.S. — and more so for the people who live in Afghanistan. A zero result, if not negative,” Putin said. The Russian president added that “it’s impossible to impose something from outside” and that “if someone does something to someone, they should draw on the history, the culture, the life philosophy of these people in the broadest sense of the word, they should treat their traditions with respect.”—

    We did it with Iran 1970s and now Afghanistan. We continue doing it in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, and yes Russia! I have been saying it, but let me paraphrase Putin for those wqho don’t understand. We must consider “the history, the culture, the life philosophy of people and treat their traditions with respect—” before we go trying to impose on them “democracy and our own way of life!

    1. Re. Putin’s remarks, someone in FB (R.S.)brought up the question:. What is Putin talking about? My answer: Our defeat vs USSR defeat in Afghanistan, what is the difference? Putin is talking about: 1. The Russian defeat in Afghanistan was with the Soviet communists. So that is moot. Russia is less socialistic than the US and the EU by far and respects tradition way more than than the US and EU by far. So that comparison is not valid. 2. When one is militarily defeated as the Russians were and still withdraw in military order as they did, leaving no one behind — that is one thing, an honorable military defeat. 3. But when one runs undefeated, and then withdraws in a route (not even securing the airport behind for evacuating our own people), running with the tail behind one’s legs, as we did, and leaving friends, our military servicemen and civilians behind— that is a dishonorable, cowardly defeat!

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