Douglas Valentine, author of the book, The Phoenix Program, offers some insight and caliber opinion about the Vietnam War and the release of the upcoming 10 part series on PBS by Ken Burns, called the “Vietnam War,” which debuts September 17, 2017.
In the following interview, you’ll hear him describe the facts that are often far removed from most Americans and even military veterans who were deceived into fighting this unlawful and brutal war.
Valentine says that the Vietnam War actually began as a CIA war as far back as 1948 and suggests the Ken Burns documentary will serve to continue to saturate the American public with a psy-ops strategy to “convince” Americans that the Vietnam War was originally a “just” war.
The CIA worked hard in the 1950’s and 60’s to squelch American anti-war movements. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a Baptist minister who was assasinated by the US government (as determined by a civil US Court of Law) along with other efforts employed to turn public opinion to favor war.