Thursday, January 10, 2008

--NSA report reveals Vietnam War hoaxes, faked attack

07 Jan 2008 North Vietnamese made hoax calls to get the US military to bomb its own units during the Vietnam War, according to declassified information that also confirmed US officials faked an incident to escalate the war. Steven Aftergood, director of the Federation of American Scientists (FAS) project on government secrecy, told AFP that probably the "most historically significant feature" of the declassified NSA report was the retelling of the 1964 Gulf of Tonkin incident. That was a reported North Vietnamese attack on American destroyers that helped lead to president Lyndon Johnson's sharp escalation of American forces in Vietnam. The author of the report "demonstrates that not only is it not true, as (then US) secretary of defense Robert McNamara told Congress, that the evidence of an attack was 'unimpeachable,' but that to the contrary, a review of the classified signals intelligence proves that 'no attack happened that night,'" FAS said in a statement. [Wait till the documents on 9/11 are someday revealed, and the world wakes up to the fact that the terrorist attacks were an inside job, six ways from Sunday.]

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