Brutal daily reality: agent Orange Continues to Poison Vietnam and the US remains apathetic to the plight of the people affected

Posted: June 17, 2009 in society
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From 1961 to 1971, the U.S. military sprayed Vietnam with Agent Orange, which contained large quantities of Dioxin, in order to defoliate the trees for military objectives. Dioxin is one of the most dangerous chemicals known to man. It has been recognized by the World Health Organization as a carcinogen (causes cancer) and by the American Academy of Medicine as a teratogen (causes birth defects).

Between 2.5 and 4.8 million people were exposed to Agent Orange. 1.4 billion hectares of land and forest – approximately 12 percent of the land area of Vietnam – were sprayed.

The Vietnamese who were exposed to the chemical have suffered from cancer, liver damage, pulmonary and heart diseases, defects to reproductive capacity, and skin and nervous disorders. Children and grandchildren of those exposed have severe physical deformities, mental and physical disabilities, diseases, and shortened life spans. The forests and jungles in large parts of southern Vietnam have been devastated and denuded. They may never grow back and if they do, it will take 50 to 200 years to regenerate. Animals that inhabited the forests and jungles have become extinct, disrupting the communities that depended on them. The rivers and underground water in some areas have also been contaminated. Erosion and desertification will change the environment, contributing to the warming of the planet and dislocation of crop and animal life.

agent_orange_victim_1The U.S. government and the chemical companies knew that Agent Orange, when produced rapidly at high temperatures, would contain large quantities of Dioxin. Nevertheless, the chemical companies continued to produce it in this manner. The U.S. government and the chemical companies also knew that the Bionetics Study, commissioned by the government in 1963, showed that even low levels of Dioxin produced significant deformities in unborn offspring of laboratory animals. But they suppressed that study and continued to spray Vietnam with Agent Orange. It wasn’t until the study was leaked in 1969 that the spraying of Agent Orange was discontinued.

U.S. soldiers who served in Vietnam have experienced similar illnesses. After they sued the chemical companies, including Dow and Monsanto, that manufactured and sold Agent Orange to the government, the case settled out of court for $180 million which gave few plaintiffs more than a few thousand dollars each. Later the U.S. veterans won a legislative victory for compensation for exposure to Agent Orange. They receive $1.52 billion per year in benefits.

But when the Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange sued the chemical companies in federal court, U.S. District Judge Jack Weinstein dismissed the lawsuit, concluding that Agent Orange did not constitute a poison weapon prohibited by the Hague Convention of 1907. Weinstein had reportedly told the chemical companies when they settled the U.S. veterans’ suit that their liability was over and he was making good on his promise. His dismissal was affirmed by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court refused to hear the case. The chemical companies admitted in their filing in the Supreme Court that the harm alleged by the victims was foreseeable although not intended. How can something that is foreseeable be unintended?

On May 15 and 16 of this year, the International Peoples’ Tribunal of Conscience in Support of the Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orange convened in Paris and heard testimony from 27 victims, witnesses and scientific experts. Seven people from three continents served as judges of the Tribunal, which was sponsored by the International Association of Democratic Lawyers (IADL).

Testimony given by the witnesses showed the following:

Mai Giang Vu, a member of the Army of South Vietnam, carried barrels of the chemicals on his back. His two sons could  not walk or function normally, their limbs gradually “curled up” and they could only crawl. They died at the ages of 23 and 25.

Pham The Minh, whose parents also served in the South Vietnamese Army, showed the Tribunal his severely deformed, crooked, skinny legs; he has great difficulty walking, as well as digestive and pulmonary diseases. Nga Tran is a French Vietnamese who worked as a journalist during the spraying. Her daughter weighed 6.6 pounds at the age of three months. Her skin began shredding and she could not bear to have skin contact or simple demonstrations of love. She died at 17 months, weighing 6.6 pounds. Ms. To described a woman who gave birth to a “ball” with no human form. Many children are born without brains; others make inhuman sounds.

Rosemarie Hohn Mizo is the widow of George Mizo, who served in the U.S. Army in Vietnam in 1967. He slept on contaminated ground and consumed food and drink that were also contaminated. George refused to serve after he was wounded for the third time; he was court-martialed and sentenced to 2-1/2 years in prison and a dishonorable discharge. George helped found the Friendship Village where Vietnamese victims live in a supportive environment. He died from conditions related to his exposure to Agent Orange.

Georges Doussin, co-founder of the Friendship Village, visited a dormitory where he saw 50 highly deformed “monsters,” who produced inhuman sounds. One man whose parent had been exposed to Agent Orange had four toes on each foot. Doussin said Agent Orange creates “total anarchy in evolution.”

Dr. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Phuong, from Tu Du Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), sees many children born without arms and/or legs, without heads or faces, and without a brain chamber. According to the World Health Organization, only 1 – 4 parts per trillion (PPT) of Dioxin in breast milk can cause severe deformities in fetuses and even death. But up to 1450 PPT are found in maternal milk in Vietnam.

Dr. Jeanne Stellman, who wrote the seminal article about Agent Orange in the magazine Nature, testified that “this is the largest unstudied environmental disaster in the world (except for natural disasters).”

Dr. Jean Grassman, from Brooklyn College at City University of New York, testified that Dioxin is a potent cellular disregulator which alters a variety of pathways to disrupt many systems. Children, she said, are very sensitive to Dioxin; the intrauterine or post natal exposure to Dioxin may result in altered immune, neurobehavioral, and hormonal functioning. Women pass their exposure to their children both in utero and through the excretion of Dioxin in breast milk.

Many ecosystems have been destroyed and Dioxin continues to poison Vietnam, especially in the several “hot spots.”

Chemist Dr. Pierre Vermeulin testified that it was estimated that $1 billion would be required to restore one hectare of land in Vietnam. The cost of caring for the victims, many of whom need 24-hour care, is enormous.

In 1973, President Richard Nixon promised $3.25 billion in reconstruction aid to Vietnam “without any preconditions.” That aid was never granted.

There are only 11 Friendship Villages in Vietnam; 1000 are needed to care for the child victims of Agent Orange.

agent-orange4Last week, the Bureau of the IADL, meeting in Hanoi, presented President Nguyen Minh Triet of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam with the final decision of the Tribunal.  The judges found the U.S. government and the chemical companies guilty of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and ecocide during the illegal U.S. war of aggression in Vietnam. We recommended that the Agent Orange Commission be established in Vietnam to assess the damages suffered by the people and destruction of the environment, and that the U.S. government and the chemical companies provide compensation for the damage and destruction.

I told the President that it always struck me that even as U.S. bombs were dropping on the people of Vietnam, they always distinguished between the American government and the American people.  The President responded, “We fought the forces of aggression but we always reserved our love for the people of America . . . because we knew they always supported us.”

An estimated 3 million Vietnamese people were killed in the war, which also claimed 58,000 American lives. For many other Vietnamese and U.S. veterans and their families, the war continues to take its toll.

Several treaties the United States has ratified require an effective remedy for violations of human rights. It is time to make good on Nixon’s promise and remedy the terrible wrong the U.S. government perpetrated on the people of Vietnam. Congress must pass legislation to compensate the Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange as it did for the U.S. Vietnam veteran victims.

Our government must know that it cannot continue to use weapons that target and harm civilians. Indeed, the U.S. military is using depleted uranium in Iraq and Afghanistan, which will poison those countries for incalculable decades.

Marjorie Cohn, a professor at Thomas Jefferson School of Law and president of the National Lawyers Guild, served as a judge on the International Peoples’ Tribunal of Conscience in Support of the Vietnamese Victims of Agent Orange. She is a member of the Bureau of the International Association of Democratic Lawyers, and co-author of  “Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent.”

    • andrew mastromatteo says:

      you people are fucked america should be bnlown up fuck america im from canada bitches i hope people spray agent orange on america. america started that war and the deserve to be fucked up. makin animals extinct and shit thats bullshit


      • saf says:

        ummmm dude… canada produced agent orange too…and actually used it in canada… so mabe u should lean a little b4 getting yourself flegged buy the fbi cia and god knows how many other U.S agencies…lol

      • duuuuuhhhhhh says:

        Dude if america gets blown up, canada will start having radiation and other issues. Im sure you dnt want your kids to look retarded. Have you ever heard of the MAD theory, if anyone blows up, anyone you can count yourself dead. Technicholy it should be AMD (Assured Mass Destruction). Anyways war is not pretty, and bombing and killing people doesnt make it better. But its a good thing that its so bad, otherwise everyone would be declaring war.

      • ¬Doctor of Toasters¬ says:

        Jeez, calm down there. I know what the US did was fucked up but, honestly, would blowing them off the map not make you just as bad as they? I mean, yeah, the US should pay for the damage it caused, but let’s try not to make this too violent. I’ve been to the US multiple times and hated it when I was younger, wishing it would disappear. But, think about how many innocent people live in the US today. Killing all of them would be just as horrid as what their government did during the war. Also, just saying, it’s impossible to blow the US out of existence without severely damaging Canada as well. I’m from the UK, so I don’t really know much about the US or Canada but, isn’t Canada an ally of the US? Ok, I’m rambling now. Just, chill and think about shit before you start typing.

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      E uma pena, serao seres recompensados em outra formaçao de corpo material, pois as maes eram ingenuas e foram contaminadas de forma inocente, e so por isso que me conformo em ver estas imagens bizarras

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  1. Balrog19942009 says:

    If we had not used Agent Orange or any of the other agents we would have lost thousands more of american troops.

    • RUserious says:

      I’m sick of hearing this selfish ideology that american lives are worth more than any other. I mean get serious. We are all people living on the same planet. We are no different than anyone else. humanity cannot evolve like this. don’t you understand that this is the easiest way to control the population. Divide and conquer. Get everyone hating eachother and and making all these seperate groups, then it’s eaier to control you. can you imagine if we all thought the same way and get together as a whole. How much power would the population, REALLY HAVE. they say you have power over the government with these rigged elections, but come on, get serious. do you see a huge variety in presidential candidates. Obama said he was pulling his troops out of afghanistan and iraq. Now, he’s sending 30,000 more. hate to say it, but we lost hope when we lost the kennedys. They almost had the government in an uproar. They just assumed that because they a pro-nazi totalitaian father that they would inherrat the same ideals. they didn’t. They had a whole different idea of government, and that scared the shit out of traditional america. We have not progressed at all. it’s time we grasp what being human is really all about. the “modern living” idea is obviously fucked up. Grow your own food and be self sufficient. Governement should go by community and not country. and there cannot be a law for everything. There’s no room for common sense.

      • rexusdiablos says:

        I completely agree with you. The government is even doing this to it’s own people periodically through vaccines and water fluoridation. Very few of the docile masses emerge to suspect otherwise.

      • chad bouwens says:

        fuck a president

      • americafuckyea says:

        we are not saying that american lives are worth more than others but when it comes to a war and you have a choice of killing their soldiers or your own you are always going to chose the enemy soldiers, not to mention that the chemicals were meant to defoliage the plants and trees so we could find the vietcong, our govt. was just too stupid to think about the effect it would have if a person breathed it in and the only way to test something like that is to test it on another living organism and then we would have had hippies protesting against animal testing

      • Being Created says:

        You are absolutely correct in everything you stated!

      • David Whitfield says:

        I’ve been called idealistic! And that’s because I believe war is avoidable; and I believe we have not evolved, developed enough to resolve our differences without violence! The Viet Nam War was based on a pluperfect lie! That war didn’t need to start. Some 3,000,000 Vietnamese were killed and 80% of them were civilians, who had nothing to do with the war—innocent! I would love comments from others.

    • claire says:

      your sick and thats why the world hates you fake fat americans

    • claire says:

      ummmm yeah and what??…..ahem WE DONT CARE –

    • Cliff Wells says:

      “If we had not used Agent Orange or any of the other agents we would have lost thousands more of american troops.”

      And had we not been sticking our noses where it didn’t belong for reasons we now realize were completely baseless (Monroe Doctrine), we wouldn’t have lost ANY American troops.

      It always amazes me that the same people who insisted communism couldn’t possibly work were the same ones who thought we have to go fight wars in other countries to stop its progress.

    • Devon says:

      Oh, okay.. guess the ecosystem deserved it too. All the animals and plants, the forests that have been ruined…….and perhaps permanently?? How is this fair? You are everything stereotypical of an American. You pig.

    • C says:

      Our government knew DAMN well the effects of Agent Orange. NOTHING is used in a United States war without knowing fully its effects and side effects. That’s like sending troops to fight and not knowing whether their guns are functional. Agent Orange was tested and it was proven to be highly efficient at eroding foliage. OH YEAH, poisoning the enemy’s home court? That was A PERK of using it. These are LIVING BREATHING HUMAN BEINGS and our glorious nation is so fucking desensitized to war that we manage to utterly dehumanize every single enemy we come up against, whether it’s those damn Muslims (.01% of Muslims worldwide could be classified as violent extremists) or the Vietnamese (if we hadn’t used Agent Orange would have lost more troops in the war WE instigated in THEIR country. How dare they fight back!). And suddenly our actions are justified.

      Also, all the anti-American sentiment is so tacky. You appear ignorant and rude when you stereotype all Americans. If you want to pick out certain people to criticize, by all means do it, because they probably deserve it. But with increasingly “westernized” European cultures evolving, it’s just not accurate.

      To end with a pertinent quote:
      “If there was world peace there would be no mankind”.

  2. BOB saget says:


  3. Red Unit says:

    Its sad no argument here, but the only reason the States gets burdened by these reparation lawsuits is because they’re / our side won the wars. They weren’t the first to use chemical warfare, the difference is they weren’t using it for a bio weapon they used it for plant destruction.

    Heres the solution.

    Don’ mess with the bull or you’ll get the horns (and Agent Orange)

    • RUserious says:

      Whoa, you really ARE retarded. do you actually think that if the government funded millions of dollars into research of herbacides and have no idea of the obvious health risks. They knew damn well. they were cowards. Like a man getting beat in a bar fight and returns later with a gun to shoot his assailant down. COWARDS. this wasn’t the first or the last time it will happen either. It happens everyday.
      I’m i the only sane one left.

    • claire says:

      Red unit – go shovel some more food down your fat face – cos lets face it as a nation thats ALL your good for

    • chad bouwens says:

      that’s a wrong way of looking at things

    • sam says:

      You are an embarrassment to all Americans stop with this nationalistic bullshit. Your ancestors having raped the indigenous peoples here and taking their land then making the mistake to procreate to make a brainless piece of shit like you does not make you better than anybody else who was born outside of those imaginary lines chosen arbitrarily.

      Aside from your tumorous ego, you really need to read a fucking history book. The United States got pissed at Vietnam for gaining independence from their French colonizers (whom we were supplying) and we didn’t like that one bit so we messed with the bull (maybe if I continue your metaphor you will understand this) and we got the horns. That’s right, the United States lost the war in Vietnam and whether or not you think we owe the Vietnamese people reparations, what about the American allies’ troops or the American troops that had Agent Orange poured on them?

  4. RUSerious says:

    wow. i feel sorry for the people who commented on this. I think they were exposed to agent orange too.

    • claire says:

      go get your swine flue jab like a good piggy, no keep your blind fold on like a good sheep

    • jeremy says:

      I don’t really like to take sides, and I won’t! As a son to an American soldier who died at the age of 34 because of Agent Orange, and who is suffering from side effects myself,
      ( Not to mention the fact that two out of three of my children suffer from severe mental disabilities, which NO one is willing to attribute to Agent Orange) I can only say that no one won that war!! We all pay for the stupidity of mankind. War has never been the answer and will continue to never be the answer… Only God can help us all!! I hope that everyone who posted on this site can only realize that , no human government or human, no matter how knowledgable or devoted to acheiving peace will ever succeed without Jehovah’s help. I believe that when this system of things comes to an end and Jehovah God establishes his kingdom here on earth such as that in heaven, ONLY then will we ever experience true happiness.
      I only pray I get to see that day and the resurrection of our loved ones, like my father!

  5. Barry Molyneaux says:

    The Kennedy’s had nothing to offer except the gift of gab.

    The family broke every law in the book to get rich and Joe Kennedy even damaged his own daugther.

    The Kennedy’s would have sold this country down the drain.

    Ted offered a deal to Russia to help him get elected study your history nut.

  6. vietcong says:

    fuck u.s.a fuck you mother fuckers and fuck u2 south vn

  7. hmm says:

    agent orange was dumb

  8. sammstein says:

    ok so yeah. it is the american governments fault this happened. whether or not they forsaw the effects agent orange would have on the future generations of vietnamese civilians exposed to it is unknown to me. but it wasnt the american public itself’s fault. we didnt do shit, and if we would have known this was happening and how it would fuck vietnam up we would have laid our foot down on the governments asses. our government sucks. government in general sucks. it doesnt work. the whole human race is fucked up. we kill each other off for dumbshit reasons. we destroy the world we live on just so we can be comfortable. we’re all fuckin spoiled to hell, especially us americans, but it applies for every human being in general. and the blame can be narrowed down to two main factors – money and territory. if the world does end in 2012 like the orion prophecy predicts, it’ll be our own damn fault. it wont be some series of freak accidents set off by mother nature that no one could have seen coming. itll be nuclear war, global warming or something else we were stupid enough to cause ourselves, given the opportunity to stop before shit got out of hand, ignored it, and kept whining about it anyways. we’re already fucked. it’s too late to go back. we can’t fix it anymore. now we just have to wait for the apocalypse to happen and for earth to regenerate itself and evolve new species. now i know i got off topic but the bottom line here is it’s not just americans that are fucking shit up. it’s all of us. so quit making us look like mad scientists from a 1920s horror film set out to turn earth into a barren wasteland. we did do all of this out of pure self defense, because the vietnamese set up fucked up torturous booby traps that included shit like pits with long metal spikes made so that if we stepped into them they would drive up through the boot and foot all the way up into the ankle. in my opinion their weapons were alot more fucked up than ours.

    • fuck the NWO says:

      couldn’t aggree more!!! This world is fucked, and we only have ourselves to blame. It may be the government and elite who are doing all this bullshit, but we as the people have done nothing to stop them.

      Just one thing though….Global warming is a myth. it is not real, we are not at fault for climate change…it is a natural cycle our earth and all other planets go through. Do we blame the people who were living when earth was coming out of the ice age for warming it up? No, because it is natural and a good thing 🙂

      • Caroline says:

        I agree 100% with you both!

        To everyone ragging on Americans, we (the people living today who you are all hating on) had nothing to do with the use of Agent Orange, and seeing the horrific effects it had, I guarantee you that if we had forseen the effects and had the ability to act we (the people, I’m not speaking for the government) would have stepped in. I’m only 16, so I wasn’t even ALIVE back then. And no, we are not all fat, self-centered pigs. (As others mentioned.) We don’t appreciate that kind of shit, so please shut your trap.

        It brings tears to my eyes seeing what horror Agent Orange brought, and in my opinion, we should all quit pointing fingers and blaming others and do something productive to help the situation. Blaming others and being rude doesn’t make you a better person. I guarantee you the Vietnamese don’t think “Gee, those guys are so nice for talking crap the Americans. They really do care about us.”

  9. patriot says:

    Get over it we were in a war. Shit like that goes down. Do any of you even live in Vietnam to have such strong feelings on this issue? Why are you people gonna talk negative about a country that was asked to help. Think before you speak and ask your self, am I right to shit on Americans after the good they try to do for the world? Only God can judge.

    • fuck the NWO says:

      Being in a war does not make mass genocide any more acceptable. Think of WW2, does anybody feel that the jews deserved it because ‘shit like that goes down’ in wars? Wars are never a good thing and are not a reasonable excuse to kill millions of innocent people. Battlefields are just playgrounds for the bankers to make money and for the elite to gain power and control of the population. This ‘shit that goes down’ is NOT okay and it is naiive people like you who are allowing it to happen. Fluororidation of the water supply was first introduced in WW2 to dumb down the jewish people in the ghetto and concentration camps. Going by your philosophy we all should not care about that because, hey..we’re not jewish and were not prisoners of war. But the government puts that junk in OUR water now too…and i bet you lap up every last drop of it. But hey, we’re at the beggining of WW3 so by your rules we should sit back and take it because ‘shit like that goes down in wars’.

      Are you that self centred and arrogant that you can only feel empathetic towards people of your nationality? Of COURSE we are going to have strong feelings on the issue…these are people just like us, it doesn’t matter where we come from.

      And how dare you say ‘get over it’? You have no right to tell people who have lost their lives and health to get over something as massive and fucked up as this. Your absurdity astounds me!

      The U.S was asked to HELP…not make things worse (which they seem to be very talented at). If you asked me to help tidy your house but i only made it messier would you be thanking me? No! You’d be talking negatively about me as well…it’s the same thing here.

      Oh, and all the good the Americans try to do for the world? You make me laugh! For one, you said ‘try to do’, which shows that even you don’t think they contibute anything positive to the world. The U.S government are NOT good people and they do NOT have your best interests at heart, or anyone elses for that matter….except the elite who control them.

      I think that YOU are the one who should think before you speak…almost everything you said is majorly wrong

      I guess all the fluoride has gone to your head!

  10. chad bouwens says:

    this is sad!!!!!! I am sorry for what my country has done to people!!alot of this stuff is not talked about!!! when you think….. these are not soldiers or fighters, they had nothing to do with war!!!!

  11. 8uddha says:

    There are quite a few things that have been done by this government. For whatever reason that they were done, they can’t be reversed, only repaired. The main point isn’t to sit around pointing fingers at one another, it’s actually trying to get rid of these things that are plaguing the earth each and every day. Congress, electoral colleges, parliaments, etc, all tools that were orginally made to discuss and solve problems, have become a spawning ground for the corrupt and selfish who only wish to delay issues as far as possible in order that they get their salary at the end of the month/year. True, there are a few left that actually have a sense of duty, and TRY and resolve issues, but these voices of truth and justice are constantly ignored and/or overshadowed. The day will come when a person will rise from among the common few, and will lead everyone to open their eyes, that they may see the truth behind the veil that has been thrown over their eyes for lifetimes. The governments have failed their people, not the countries themselves. The countries we all live in had the same potential at one point. It was the people that run them that decided to lead them down the paths of ruin that they are currently in now, and all for the sake of their own personal gain. May the gods have mercy on their souls when their day of judgment comes.

  12. Chau says:

    Looking at this just makes me sad how Americans wanted to do this to other human beings. Other people dont realize that this kind of stuff can actually happen to babies when they’re born, thinking that this is ‘movie’ stuff with the derformity. I just wish they could’ve done something else instead of affecting the future of the young ones..

  13. Sony 1 says:

    none of you are more pissed of than Jesus. He is the judge.
    thats why there is a hell. its more terrifying than your worst nightmares, nightmares are not even real. hell dont trip because the “evil” americans have to go before Him

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  15. dustin says:

    ha Thats what you get for messing with the us zipperheads!!!! HOOAH!!!!!

  16. Master American says:

    Your just mad because we don’t serve DOG here. If your so mad at America GO THE FUCK BACK TO YOUR HUT BITCHES! Stop whining, moaning groaning, bitchin and complaining about the past.
    If you are not part of the solution your part of the Problem. I know why you don’t go back to your fuking huts and eat dog and rice because you would rather come here to the states and run young girl prostitute rings with your innocent 8 year old virgin girls and boys and sale opium on the streets with your dragon tattoos. You’re here in the US because your country is GARBAGE. Even if you were lucky enough to be born in this Great Country YOU WILL NEVER BE A TRUE AMERICAN not with those ugly slanted eyes and pie faces. So go get your eyebrows tattooed and your eyelids fixed because you don’t have any. The ones with a Yugioh hair cut…cut that shit bitches. Look like a real man lift some weights skinny boy. This is to All you yellow hatein mutha fuckas. American troops will ALWAYS KICK ASS and Rule! WE SUPPORT ALL US ARMED FORCES THEY ARE THE REAL HEREOS (MEN AND WOMAN) OF AMERICAN!!!
    LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL Put that in your fuking pipe and smoke it! Oh and Have a nice day

  17. star says:

    horrible. why are you even fighting, being mean to each other. whats done is done. not a soul can change whats already happened. its horrible, yes. one of the worst things ive ever seen. but, do you think that being nasty to each other will have any effect on the matter that the original artical was written for. no. havent you realized that life is short an you shouldnt bother wasting your time being full of negativity and say hurtful words. people are people. no matter where they come from. stop be racial. stop being so full of hate. hate kills those you love and those whom you can not live without. every single person has a right to say what the fuck they wana say, yes. but to jus say what you wana say, to hurt others, is wrong. be more compationate. be more forgiving. how would you feel. if you were them. youd be one pissed off motherfucker would you not? stop being so rude to one another. these really no need for it. what will you get out of being mean to people you dont even know? money? a house? free food? no. your not gona gain shit. lifes too short to be angry. an to be angry over something that we today have no control over, is pointless. grow up.

  18. JOhn says:

    Everyone keep insulting Americans.

    Eventually you’ll run into one like me who will knock the shit out of you for being both rude and an asshole.

    That includes you Claire.

    I also find it funny how those who claim to be better than group x,y or z just have to insult them and show their lack of class and intelligence.

    This is especially for you Claire.

    • sam says:

      I’m an American and I agree with everything they have said about Americans (in general) and the only ones who wouldn’t are the dumb majority that the stereotype is based on.

      I find it amusing that you call out people who insult others and claim they have a lack of class and intelligence right after threatening and insulting others…then again I’m a man who enjoys his irony.

  19. Dat says:

    hey Master America Quit harrassing the people at Vietnam. it is not Fucking nice. All right it is horrible wat they did but it was for a reason but still the american soldiers and whoever was affected by this should no wat it does to oneself so back the fuck off man. and for ur informaiton they don’t eat dog. they eat wat we eat. vegetables, beef, pork, fruits and seafood if u ever saty that stuff again u will see wat it is like living over there in Vietnam. and yes i am vietnamese and was born here kiss my ass Master America

    • Nohea says:

      Seeing the images and knowing the story is heartbreaking, and here you are with pride so high that you cant even see the bigger picture. People were killed both American and Vietnamese. And by the way, it only shows how childish and ignorant you are Master America by talking about how they live in huts and eat dog. Yes, we all eat the same types of food. Food that is being changed throughout the WORLD and not only AMERICA!

      Look at the bigger picture dumb ass! The corporations who provided your AMERICAN MILITARY the chemicals to destroy the lands in Vietnam are in your home… fucking around with YOUR food. Ever heard of Genetic Engineering. Thats right America supports genetic engineering and think they can play gods with their little toys of mass destruction. Little do you know, these american corporations are feeding american babies infant food that was made through GE… Cereals…. meats… vegetables. EVERYTHING YOU EAT IS GENETICALLY MODIFIED BY THOSE SAME CHEMICAL COMPANIES. although its not affecting everyone at once, it is happening slowly but surely… so shut the hell up because it will bite you in your ass one day!

      History replays itself. And if we all dont be careful and fight off Monsanto and the rest of the country… we will be faced with devasting outcomes, no matter what country you are from.

  20. Unfortunately Americans are not immune to the effects of Agent Orange. Dioxin is and has been dumped on the American people by the same greedy corporations that dumped it in Vietnam. Every living thing on earth has measurable levels that cause, cancer, diabetes, birth defects, autism and many more maladies. Every child in the world is the product of 3 parents, their natural ones who’s DNA it carries and a corporation who’s chemically altered DNA is carried. Once altered DNA remains altered in future generations. How do I know? I have amassed the worlds largest body of work on the subject via a 20 year Federal lawsuit proving it.

  21. c=3 says:

    i make poopie in your penis with my vagina…what? vagina…what? i wanna have sex with your…im gonna piss on you! when? right now p00pba11z!!! if you want illegal immigrants my aunt lives with one! and she pets it…and grooms it…and poops with it…and sometimes poops ON it!

    i make poopie!

  22. c=3 says:

    call 911 for a good time…if your very fucked up you stupid nigger-salsa maker…with graded cheese and brown hairs like an ogre…i like cake

    i make poopie in my dogs booty

  23. c=3 says:

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~c==========================3 wanna good time…call bulldike she will row your boat!!!!!and make poopie on your chest

  24. bally_bam says:

    sorry folks my dumb ass brother thought it would be funny to get on here and say racist things..i’m sorry if it offended you but he took my email and started saying things.dumb motherfucker..sorry again../:

  25. poopman69 says:

    that’s what they get for being fucking gooks!

  26. Chris says:


  27. Grace says:

    I may not know much about this issue as a “dumb American”, but here’s what i have to say:

    -SOME people form our country made stupid decisions.

    -Don’t blame us as a WHOLE cuz some of us were completely unaware of this kind of thing because the Government doesn’t TELL us everything, and it’s hard to find out

    -Yeah, there are people who don’t care at all in this country as well as people who feel sorry this happened and those who hate our own Government

    -WAKE UP! There’s no such things as World Peace with all the things wrong with this world. It will never happen, because we are HUMAN

    -It’s sometimes not even our government, it’s our annoying big businesses we should hate, like WalMart (It’s evil, trust me!)

    -Big companies should pay for this, not the government, our economy is already F’d up

    -By callin us stupid American’s u just sound stupid

  28. Thanapol Maliwan says:

    American’s still don’t understand why the average person hates them.

    If you are an American, read the posts here, put a little tick next to the ones written by American’s and see what garbage you come out with. Sure, you’re not all like that, but the rational and sane amongst you seem to be in the minority.

    To be so arrogant, selfish and naive (or just incredibly unimaginative?) not to be able to think of the situation from your opponents point of view, is what makes your country a target for many of the world’s ‘terrorists’. Justice is subjective. Most people outside of America appreciate that. A few people inside America seem to be able to too, but unfortunately they’re outnumbered by the racist pro-invasion bullying types.

    And to all the people saying “It wasnt us! We werent to blame! We were just civilians!”, unfortunately, by association you share responsibility. You elect the government. You cant just detach yourself from its actions. If you don’t like the way it conducted itself, then actually do something – get these poor Vietnamese victims to be properly compensated for the actions of the government you had elected. Don’t sit there and shrug your shoulders. If you care, get the courts to acknowledge it, and do something. You are the people. You have the power to do good… If you want to.

  29. andrew amstromatteo says:

    you people are fucked america should be bnlown up. fuck america im from canada bitches i hope people spray agent orange on america. america started that war and the deserve to be fucked up. makin animals extinct and shit thats bullshit
    if i had the power america wouldnt exist anymore

    you can go die bitches

  30. Schneids says:

    Peace and love everyone. Calm down. If you are going to “discuss” do it peacefully and respectfully. The profanity is not needed. Thank-you.

  31. natash says:

    goes to show you what america will do to save itself…not worth if we have destroyed people who are just as much equal if not better…im american and im dissapointed and disgusted that we as a free nation could damage other nations.

  32. william says:

    fuck the EUA

  33. […] Agent Orange Continues to Poison Vietnam […]

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