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The Vietnam War Might Seem Like Ancient History, But Thousands Still Risk Arrest and Torture for Helping the US


World  (tags: Hmong refugees, politics, Refugees&Relief, world, society, ethics, freedoms, conflict, government, Refugees&Relief, asia )

Cal
- 68 days ago - globalpost.com
4 decades later, Hmong who helped the US 'fight communism' are still persecuted and on the run.



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Sue Matheson (72)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 8:35 am
thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 11:29 am
Noted.
 

Sarah Ellissa Markey (39)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 2:07 pm
Noted.
 

Angelika Kempter (81)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 3:02 pm
Noted
 

Nelson Baker (0)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 3:20 pm
Noted. Sad they have to live in fear.
 

marie c. (168)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 5:34 pm
The culture is very violent
The women are treated like 2cnd class citizens and pediphiles are accepted
I hated my time in Vietnam and have been disappointed with the Vietnamese people I have met
 

Colleen L. (2)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 7:16 pm
It is sad that they have to live in fear. That's a bunch of crap! No one should have to live that way.Thanks Cal
 

S J. (119)
Saturday August 16, 2014, 8:59 pm
thanks
 

Alfred Donovan (46)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 12:54 am
so this is their reward for helping the US in their war against the Vietcong.It hardy inspires anyone else to do the same.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 3:29 am
noted
 

Mona Pietsch (4)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 3:44 am
noted
 

Maria Teresa Schollhorn (45)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 5:04 am
Noted. Thanks Cal.
 

Freya H. (306)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 8:10 am
Any petitions that I can sign? Sure, they may not help - but at least they will give the Hmong a bit of support.

I wonder how many other ethnic groups that have helped us in the past have gotten the royal shaft. The international community really needs to do a lot more about the plight of the Hmong. If other nations have no problem turning on Israel over the Gaza crisis, imagine what they could do to help the Hmong find safe places to not just live but thrive.
 

Kenneth Davies (0)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 1:00 pm
noted
 

Theresa Robinson (52)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 2:13 pm
NOTED SIGNED AND SHARED. T R.
 

Charlie Rush (56)
Sunday August 17, 2014, 8:46 pm
The Vietnam War is not over, to the extent that most wars last many years, after the fighting has ceased.
The repercussions of any war, last for many years after the fact.

The U.S.A. fights wars in many other countries (not ours), and we are not aware of the after effects. In fact, we don't want to know, which makes it even worse.
 

Pat Cunningham (143)
Monday August 18, 2014, 1:34 am
noted
 

Betty Kelly (2)
Saturday August 30, 2014, 11:14 am
Winning a war seldom changes the defeated.
 
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