WORST TREASON IN US HISTORY(I)
By: Alan Stang
I had thought that by now after
all these years it would be over, that, although the pain would never leave, it
would persist as nothing more than a dull ache. I was wrong, of course. The book that
inspires these comments brought it all back as bad as before, worse, because the book
contains much I hadnt known. I could only read a few pages at a time. Then I had to
wait until the rage and guilt subsided, guilt because despite my puny efforts, the best
that I could do, the subjects of the book are still abandoned; rage because of the reason
that is true.U.S. government cut and
ran in 1973.
This is a book about treason, not a single act of treason, but treason that continues for
many years, for decades, treason perpetrated by the highest officials in our government
through Republican and Democrat administrations, breathtaking treason on every page,
treason that makes Benedict Arnold look like George Washington; that makes Aldrich Ames
look like Audie Murphy.
The book is An Enormous Crime: The Definitive
Account of American POWS Abandoned in Southeast Asia (New York, Thomas Dunne Books
[St. Martins], 2007), by former North Carolina Congressman Bill Hendon and Florida
lawyer Elizabeth Stewart, whose father is missing in action in North Vietnam.
Yes, it is an enormous crime, so enormous that all the words I know seem insufficient.
They dont adequately describe what happened; they dont cover the subject.
Enormous itself doesnt do the job. The treason Im talking about is
more than mere treason, however long and extensive. It doesnt just betray the
country. It is treason that violates the sacred relationship between men in combat,
between you and me and the men we send to fight.
Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his
friends. John 15:13. But here you will read about men who lay down their
friends lives for love of career and self-protection, men who would deliberately
betray Jesus, boast about it and even worse than Judas lack the decency to
commit suicide. Here is what you will find in An
It establishes beyond even a hint of doubt that the Vietnamese Communists kept hundreds of
our POWS after the war and that the traitors who ran our government at the time conspired
with the Communists to abandon them. The book establishes those facts with a tsunami of
evidence of all kinds, literally thousands of reports over many years totaling
66,000 pages published here for the first time from eye witnesses, from signal
intelligence, from satellite imagery, to such an extent that no one without some other
agenda could conclude otherwise.
Many of the reports corroborate each other. The signals could have been made only by
downed Americans who know the secret codes. The satellites are of course American and can
read the label on your lingerie. They can tell the exact coordinates of the sites. There
can be absolutely no doubt that hundreds of Americans were there long after the
Bill Hendon and Elizabeth Stewart pored over these
thousands of official documents for twenty five years. The record shows that every
Administration starting with Nixons colluded in the treason. Nixon of course was a
Socialist. He said as much when he announced he was a Keynesian, a disciple of Communist
favorite and sexual predator John Maynard Keynes. Germany after World War
II, code named Bor. His guttural stench is worse than a week old corpse. Herr
Kissinger has committed so much treason over so many years, has betrayed and killed so
many that, honestly, I wonder why someone, God forbid, hasnt blown his God damned
The treason consisted and still consists of destroying the evidence, of lying about it, of
discrediting the witnesses, of doing everything possible to bury the Prisoners Of War
alive, of sabotaging every effort to liberate them. Remember, these are men with names we
knew were there. Yes, there were periodic investigations; but the purpose of a federal
investigation, especially here, is to conceal the subject it is investigating.
All the traitors are here, starting with Nixon and Kissinger. Frank A. Capell, the late
intelligence officer, exposed Heinz Kissinger as a member of Odra, a Soviet spy ring in
Republic of Vietnam in Saigon, one of the main participants. He said he would go to Hanoi to pay our
respects to the heroic people of North Vietnam, and later reflected that his acceptance of the agreement
was my most thrilling moment in public service.
What did Heinz do here? He shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Communist Le Duc Tho by
accepting the North Vietnamese demands in toto without negotiation, keeping the agreement
secret from our loyal ally, the
Hanoi, not America. Yes, that is what he was. In a Nixon letter to the Reds
kept secret from Congress for years, Heinz promised Hanoi $4.75 billion in reparations. When Congress balked, Heinz wrote
the POWS off. Knowing that the Reds had kept hundreds, Nixon lied and announced that they
all had come home.
South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu later said Kissinger gave me the
impression that he was a representative of
The treason has continued through every
administration and continues today. Jimmy Carter did everything he could to declare the
POWS dead and did so while CIA was sending the White House messages that quoted top
officials who were saying they did indeed hold American POWS. Washington. It is important to establish not only that the Republicans
were as treasonous as the Democrats, but also that the Reagan Administration was as bad as
Of course Jimmy Carters treason rivals Kissingers. It is difficult to find a
betrayal of America in the past thirty years, and there have been so many from the
treasonous surrender of our Canal in Panama, to the betrayal of our loyal ally in the
Republic of China, to the support of Fidel Castro in which this dour, humorless
skunk has not played a decisive role.
Throughout the administrations, Republican and Democrat, verified sightings of American
POWS in Communist hands kept arriving in
One of the reasons was that by the time Reagan took office, the Vietnamese boat
people had set sail, fleeing the country however they could. Many of these people
were friends, even allies, who had served beside us in uniform. They were comrades in
arms. And they reported dozens of eyewitness sightings of American POWS in Communist hands
Mekong into Laos, and traveled overland to Fort Apache, where they
observed a tall, dark-haired man who could have been a Caucasian. CIA
officials withheld that information from the Pentagon. William G. Graver, CIA, later
testified that his bosses did not want to put gasoline on the issue. What?
Yes, thats what he said.
You and I would have thought such sightings were opportunities. But the Reagan
Administration treated them as crises the Administration had to overcome. For instance, in
1981, a CIA reconnaissance team crossed the
Again and again, the Reagan Administration denied POW files to Hendon and other sitting
Congressmen, even including files Hendon had worked on himself as a civilian employee of
the Pentagon. Hendon and the others consulted an attorney about filing suit against DOD.
What legitimate reason could there have been to deny Hendon those files? Instead of
looking for living men, the Administration focused on the pretext of looking for remains.
Hamilton was a member of the Nine Eleven Commission. He is a media-made
dignitary, who has made a career of burying inconvenient truths.
A couple of former Green Berets did go to court, accusing the Reagan Administration of
burying or discrediting reports of living POWS. A week later, Lee Hamilton, chairman of
the House Intelligence Committee, issued a report that said in effect there were no living
Washington a Vietnamese who had seen live POWS in Hanoi twice. Powell
angrily refused, snatching away a letter Hendon tried to hand to Secretary of Defense
Caspar Weinberger. Of course, Colin Powell is no George Patton.
Major General Colin Powell became livid when Congressman Duncan Hunter asked
him to help fly to
No matter how strong a sighting report was, no matter how credible the source, no matter
how well corroborated, the governments POW investigators flunked it.
Every one. No one was telling the truth. The sighting was a fabrication, a
mistake, a Russian, a Swede; co-author Hendon reports
there was not even a category on the official form to report a verified sighting.
Washington was doing
everything it could to suppress the facts and discredit the witnesses, those witnesses
again and again volunteered to return to the Vietnamese Communist hell to rescue the
American comrades-in-arms they had served with and now had seen there. Thats right;
these Vietnamese volunteered to do the job Washington should have done. What could they hope to gain by taking such
a risk, if no one was there?
One of the most revealing aspects of this treasonous horror is that while
One refugee said that he and some other resistance fighters had tried to rescue some
Americans they had seen in a camp near Nha Trang in August, 1983, but that the Reds drove
them off. A royal Lao sergeant saw twenty six American POWS at the mouth of a cave inside Laos. Back in Thailand, his commander
ordered him to return to Laos to rescue the Americans, but, by the time they arrived, the
Americans had been moved. Senate intelligence investigators compared his report to what
they already knew and concluded he was completely credible.
U.S. authorities he had been imprisoned for nine years, until
October, 1985 in a cave in Laos with five American POWS. The militiaman said he would happily
go back to rescue them or to take pictures of them. Meanwhile, the Americans did nothing
or worse. Of course there were heroes in the matter, like Lieut. General Gene Tighe,
Colonel Mike Peck, who quit in disgust citing a mindset to debunk, and Hendon
himself, but they did not run the show.
A Vang Pao militiaman told
Nam. Here is An Enormous
Crimes version of the meeting on the subject between Reagan and Perot:
Ross Perot offered to help. Remember that he had rescued his own men without government
help from Teheran. For years, he had done what he could to help the POWS he knew had been
left behind in the
[T]he president, reading from three-by-five index cards he held in his lap and
motioning almost lecturing, really with his left hand, conveyed to Perot the
crystal-clear thanks but no thanks message . . . . According to one
Administration official, the President was deliberately cool.
What does this tell you? It tells me that Reagan knew perfectly well what was being done
in his name. He was not an innocent bystander. Also, notice that he is reading from index
cards, but he is holding them in his lap, presumably to pretend that he is not reading
from index cards.
What kind of man what kind of mind must conduct such a crucial conversation
from cards? By the way, I have had a few conversations with Ross The Boss. I
was able to get through them without index cards or lecturing and he understood instantly
what I was saying. Of course, I wasnt the President.
In January, 1989, the Reagan Administration issued a final report which said there were no
live POWS after 1973. In July, 1990, the Bush I Administration said the same thing.
Meanwhile, reports of hundreds of living POWS were arriving, including one about a prison
under the Ho Chi Minh Memorial in the center of
U.S. authorities. But
those treasonous authorities worked overtime telling people in Southeast Asia not to
attempt rescue of those POWS and that there was no reward.
So foul did the betrayal become that Hendon and other congressional heroes and private
citizens cobbled together a reward of $2.4 million of their own money, payable to anyone
who escaped with an American POW and turned him over to
Laos and could be brought
to the Lao/Thai border for the reward. But the Joint Casualty Resolution Center (JCRC)
told him to stop the rescue and there would be no reward. Hendon tried unsuccessfully to
have the responsible officials tried.
A Thai businessman came forward with information about Bill Milliner, a U.S. Army Warrant
Officer missing for eighteen years. The businessman said Milliner was alive in
also records in detail the
staggering treason perpetrated by Senators Kerry and McCain. Under Kerrys direction,
official POW records were destroyed, a felony. Kerry is not just a gigolo who specializes
in marrying rich, obnoxious women. Because of his treasonous behavior and associations
after he returned from his suspiciously brief tour in Vietnam, befouled with
medals he had awarded himself, it would be no surprise to learn that he was a secret
member of the Communist Party.
An Enormous Crime
Hanoi? What really happened in Hanoi, John? Is McCain the McChurian Candidate?
The aptly named McCain is of course an incredibly obnoxious, little puke himself, who goes
out of his way to treat the POW families like garbage. For some reason, the encyclopedic
Hendon/Stewart book omits the incident in which McCain actually embraced a North
Vietnamese Communist torturer who had come to the District of Criminals to testify at one
of McCains phony hearings. Which again raises the perennial question: did the
Communists recruit McCain when he was a POW in
Along these lines, for many years Ann Mills Griffiths has run the National League of
Families. The League started out looking for live POWS. Then Miss Griffiths was put on a
government panel and the families rejoiced. Now the League would have an official voice in
government. Instead, she was co-opted which was probably the reason they hired her
and began to spout the government line.
No more live POWS. Now she was looking for remains. In fact, no one has worked harder over
the years to bury live POWS than Ann Mills Griffiths. If the Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court were to testify that he had seen a live POW still in Communist hands, she would
figure out a way to discredit him. But politics makes strange bedfellows, right? Over the
years, an eminently reasonable question repeatedly asks itself. With whom is Ann Mills
Griffiths in bed? Who is it, Ann? Give us a name and serial number.
End of Part I
Alan Stang has been a network radio talk show host
and was one of Mike Wallace's first writers. He was a Contributing Editor for American
Opinion magazine and has lectured around the world for more than 40 years. He is the
author of some fifteen books and hundreds of magazine pieces. His new book is Scumbags I
Have Known: And Other Profundities. He is a regular columnist for Ether Zone.
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