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I’m saying therefore it is possible for North Vietnam to sattelize South Vietnam, presumably, without even, uh, uh, occupying it militarily in any formal sense. Yeh. Well, uh, this is an argument considering in which there is, there are two points of view, uh, uh, uh, historically.

you know, have an academic discussion about it. The real situation in France.

It’s, its’ logically possible to… Uh, uh, but it didn’t happen, though, so there’s no point in discussing it.

Let’s discuss it then. Yeh, uh, in fact you see, there’s much more, if you, if you want to be serious about it, there’s more evidence that South Vietnam tried to colonize North Vietnam than conversely. In fact, South Viet-, well, look, South Vietnamese commandoes were going, uh, military forces—regular military forces— were going north, uh, considerably earlier than, than the time when we even proclaimed that the infiltration began from north to south.

Did they bump into the refugees coming south? [chuckle] The refugees were coming south in nineteen— were going both directions in fact— Uh, huh. in nineteen fifty-four fifty-five and according, at least according to Bernard Fall, the, uh, the commandos began going north in fifty-six or fifty-seven. Hmmm.

American Terror libretto © Jeffrey Lependorf 2008

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American Terror  

opera libretto by Jeffrey Lependorf based on the 1969 "Firing LIne" television debate between William F. Buckley and Noam Chomsky on America...

American Terror  

opera libretto by Jeffrey Lependorf based on the 1969 "Firing LIne" television debate between William F. Buckley and Noam Chomsky on America...

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