The Vietnam war was as choreographed as the first and second world wars, as the American Civil War, and the campaigns of Napoleon and Cromwell.
History records Zionists started those conflicts to serve their own ends, Zionist atrocity perped against the Palestinian, Egyptian, and Lebanese people in 1967 & 1968 went unreported, while VN war news hogged the headlines!
Ho Chi Minh & Giap were willing players in the near elimination of the VC infrastructure, in the Southern provinces of Annam and Cochin in the 1968 Tet Offensive, while the Northerners from Tonkin hereinafter the NVA or North Vietnamese Army, refused to deploy the forces they had at their disposal.
Who trickle fed combatants into the war zone and later claimed to have won the war, who only used their main combat tank and infantry units at the end, against the ARVN, the Army of the Republic of Vietnam conscripts, who were left holding the kitty after the Yankees had gone home!
If the NVA had deployed their forces when the Australian battalions were being changed over, and HMAS Sydney was a "sitting duck" in Vung Tau Harbor, like it was up to three times per year for seven yrs, they would have sunk the ship and inflicted thousands of casualties, which would have spelled the end to Australia's commitment to the war, they never lifted a finger or fired a shot!
The Australian base at Nui Dat was over looked by a jungle covered hill, with a number of summits and saddles called Nui Dinh, it would have been small beer to locate mortar tubes and artillery, to give the Australians the full Dien Ben Phu treatment, the year I was there from November 1969, not one enemy round came over the wire!
NVA units failed to intercept Australian platoons, that sallied forth from Nui Dat from 1965 until 1972, while the kill ratio of approximately 1,000 "enemy" per battalion per year, meant the three infantry battalions in situ accounted for a total of around 24,000 Vietnamese dead.
Australia's Defense Minister had in 1967, spurned the advice of a Sandhurst trained Colonel with the Australian Engineers, and allowed some twenty thousand M16 Jumping Jack land mines, to be laid across an eleven kilometer swathe of some of the best farming and grazing land in Phuoc Tuy province!
The Colonel was removed from his post in Vietnam, who there after took his case directly to the Australian Parliament, and was left standing alone in the rain outside of Parliament House in Canberra.
Edit: The story the mines were being dug up and replanted by VC units is bullsh*t .. an Australian private from the Engineers who was sent home from Vietnam under arrest in 1969, asserted his unit was continuing to lay mines.
Even after the Government had ordered the cessation of mine laying activities, and those very same mines that had been surreptitiously laid by Australians, were blowing other Australians to pieces! post909835.html#p909835 .. MT in Vietnam
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