Toxic legacy of the Vietnam war

Published: Jul. 21, 2010 – Al Jazeera

Thirty-five years on from the end of the Vietnam war, the devastating effects still linger.

Agent Orange, the chemical used by US forces during the war, is still poisoning the environment of the country and the health of its people, Vietnam says. The US says that cannot be scientifically proven.

The subject is sensitive for both countries, but Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state who is attending a security summit in Vietnam this week, is expected to address the issue.

And as Tony Birtley reports from Danang, Vietnam, help from the US – which has so far refused to accept responsibility – may now be coming.

Source: http://english.aljazeera.net/video/asia-pacific/2010/07/201072251513743646.html

 

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DOCUMENTARY  – VIETNAM, The Last Battle by John Pilger (1995)


4 Comments on “Toxic legacy of the Vietnam war”

  1. Annie Ladysmith says:

    HELP?? Help from the US, are you mad??
    if you want to see how the US helps a country get back on it’s feet look at Iraq.

    Hillary Clinton is a war criminal, a proven vampire with a taste for human blood. I oppose this women on moral and ethical grounds alone.

    The only help that would possibly be of benefit to Vietnam is a science breakthrough on changing damaged DNA.

    And I love Hillary’s most famous quote; “Torch the mother^%$#^*’s”(talking about women and children at the WACO massacre).

    If this is who you want to believe in and follow, you will get a chance when you meet her in hell!

  2. LG says:

    c’est horrible !

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