Wednesday, December 10, 2008

China's Economy - State Run and Paid for with Capital from Western Investment and trade

Bernake’s monetary policy and the Fed’s bailout plan has and will continue to flatten economic growth like a cow pie drying in the sun.

China’s growth will slow but nowhere near U.S. levels, so China has pulled the “thanks, but no thanks” to U.S. stocks because it knows that the U.S. stock market won’t rebound for some time. They know that layoffs in the U.S. manufacturing jobs will result in new hires in their country, and foreign investors are fleeing U.S. markets.

Projection: China’s growth will hit 8% in 2009 compared with the U.S. growth of 2%

The Chinese banking system is dominated by four big state-owned banks that can write a whenever the party – and the Army – tells them to, and to whom, and with $1.4 trillion in cash there’s no liquidity crisis in China.

China is using its capital to build more infrastructure: roads, bridges and cities at record pace.

The McKinsey Global Institute reports that:

“In 20 years, China’s cities will have added 350 million people—more than the entire population of the United States today.”

“By 2025, China will have 221 cities with more than one million inhabitants—compared with 35 in Europe today—and 24 cities with more than five million people.”

“By 2030, 1 billion people will live in China’s cities…170 mass-transit systems could be built…40 billion of square meters of floor space will be built in five million buildings—50,000 of which could be skyscrapers.”

By the year 2025 China will have 221 cities with more than one million people living in them, you can only imagine the kind of money that is going to be made, as China’s newfound consumer class enters the marketplace and replaces the American consumer as the supreme driver of world growth.

..And we paid them to do it…while dumbed down Americans remain blinded by the daily news about petty issues and the ups and downs in the Dow…

Feed Lot Diet


By Kent Rieske

Carbohydrates cause nearly all age-related diseases because of the many popular myths and distortions about nutrition – especially low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets. Age-related diseases could best be described as Excessive Carbohydrate Consumption Syndrome, which leads to diabetes, high blood pressure and heart disease.

The scientific evidence is clear. Carbohydrates are a sinister, sly food category that has powerful allies in the food industry that grows, manufactures and markets thousands of carbohydrate products made from fruit, grains and starchy-vegetables. The supermarket floor space allotted to these manufactured carbohydrate foods is about 80 percent of the store, and yet

The scientific minimum requirement for carbohydrates in the diet is ZERO.

Carbohydrates are not an essential element for health. In fact, optimal health lies in keeping the amount of carbohydrates in the diet to a minimum.

The supermarket departments that contain the healthy essential proteins and essential fats are the fresh meats, fresh fish and seafood, dairy and non-starchy vegetables.


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A low metabolism is ideal for long life and good health. A high metabolism excites hormones in the body that eventually cause age-related diseases.

The pathogenic effects of carbohydrates are slow but sure.

The "20-year rule" was coined to describe the length of time between the start of the high-carbohydrate diet and the onset of disease.

The number of diseases, severity and time to develop are directly related to the percentage of carbohydrates in the diet. In the advanced stage many diseases are prevalent in the sufferer before death occurs.

Carbohydrates displace essential protein and essential fats in the diet to cause a double health reversal. The carbohydrates themselves cause disease, and the deficiency of protein and fats contribute or cause other diseases.

The consumption of carbohydrates generally begins showing the disease effects in either one of two directions.

Body fat accumulation leads to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, gallbladder disease, degenerative bone diseases and many others.

Damage to the intestinal tract leads to leaky gut syndrome, inflammatory bowel diseases and a medical textbook listing of autoimmune diseases. These illnesses generally make the sufferer underweight and deficient in vitamins and minerals caused by poor digestion.

The primary high-carbohydrate foods to avoid:

Whole grains cause disease in both humans and animals. Whole grain breads and bagels are not the healthy food as people are lead to believe.

All grains have a very high level of omega-6 fatty acids, which are pro-inflammatory.

Grains are a poor source of protein. Grains are the most allergenic of all foods. Multiple sclerosis, lupus and rheumatoid arthritis are rare in populations where no grain products are consumed such as the Paleolithic (hunter-gatherer) diet.

The Awful Truth About Eating Grains

Grain fed to feedlot steers makes them fat and causes intestinal diseases. Want to put on the pounds and fatten up like a steer?

The feedlot diet given to steers is almost identical to the USDA Food Guide Pyramid!

Both diets are very high in grains. The feedlot operator is deliberately making the steers fat. Fatty beef is given higher grading, receives the best price and has the best ‘flavor’ - so eat THE MEAT instead of the Grain-based diet that made it so tasty.

The time in the feedlot is short and the steer is sent to slaughter prior to developing any serious health problem.

People get fat and develop disease for the very same reasons. Grains are worse for humans because we are omnivores. Steers are herbivores, but the grains still make them fat and give them diseases.

Primitive cultures that primarily ate meat from the hunt lived in relative good health. Those people who switched to a grain-based diet obtained from the cultivation of grains suffered poor health, diseases and a smaller stature.

Fruit is Not as Healthy as Many Claim

Fruit is not the healthy food many claim. Fruit is mostly fructose sugar with some vitamins, minerals and other nutrients. Those vitamins and nutrients are easily obtained from meat and non-starchy vegetables without the fructose.

The body processes fructose from fruit in the same way as it processes fructose from soft drinks. There is no difference.

Fructose is fructose and fructose is sugar no matter what the source. Fructose causes insulin resistance. Fructose is highly addictive and most people simply refuse to give up fruit no matter how sick they become. This is identical to lung cancer patients who continue to smoke cigarettes. See links below for more information:

Fructose, weight gain, and the insulin resistance syndrome.

Tissue-specific impairment of insulin signaling in fructose-fed rats.

Carbohydrates Trigger Disease-Causing Hormones

Hormones involved in the carbohydrate disease loop are metabolism hormones.

The process starts when carbohydrates are eaten in the form of sugars such as sucrose, fructose, lactose and others.

Simple carbohydrates are molecules made by chains of glucose that are short. Longer glucose chains form carbohydrates that are classified as complex. The body breaks the chains apart until individual molecules of glucose are released into the blood stream.

Then the problems start. The body is very sensitive to the amount of glucose in the blood, commonly called blood sugar. A small part of the brain called the midbrain that is about 1 inch (25 mm) long and red blood cells require glucose as they lack mitochondria (powerhouse of the cell) and cannot use fatty acids for fuel.

The lack of glucose (hypoglycemia) as energy for the brain can cause symptoms ranging from headache, mild confusion and abnormal behavior, to loss of consciousness, seizure, coma and death. The body can maintain an ideal level of glucose by creating it in the liver from amino acids derived from protein and/or from triglyceride fatty acids in a process called gluconeogenesis.

The low-carbohydrate diet results in a perfectly controlled and stable blood glucose level in this way. On the other hand, the high-carbohydrate diet results in the body's constant attempt to prevent blood glucose swings both to the low-side (hypoglycemia) or the high-side (hyperglycemia). This control is regulated by the hormone insulin to reduce the glucose level and the hormone adrenaline to act as an emergency method of raising the glucose level.

Hypoglycemia is the train whistle signaling the diabetes train is coming down the track.

The diabetes engine is powered by carbohydrates and gaining speed. Nibbling complex carbohydrates throughout the day to control the blood sugar swings will do nothing more than slow the train a year or two.

The diabetes train can be stopped dead on the tracks only by avoiding all carbohydrates.

The condition of uncontrolled blood sugar swings is called diabetes mellitus, or type 2 diabetes, and has become epidemic in all English-speaking countries.

It will soon become a catastrophe. (Experts: World Facing Diabetes Catastrophe.)

Younger people appear to handle carbohydrates without a problem because the cells of the younger body readily accept the glucose with a small insulin response and turn the glucose into energy, which they burn with their characteristic high energy.

However, cells get resistant to this constant bombardment of glucose and increasing levels of insulin are necessary to maintain a normal blood glucose level.

As the cells become resistant, the insulin assists in the conversion of the extra glucose into triglycerides, which raise the triglyceride level in the blood and are deposited as body fat.

Insulin is a Disease-Causing Hormone

Insulin is a hormone made by the beta cells in the islets of langerhans in the pancreas. Body cells require insulin in order to use blood glucose.

A high level of blood insulin causes many unhealthy body reactions, which eventually lead to diseases of all types.

Glucose derived from carbohydrate consumption is turned to body fat by insulin and is deposited in arteries and organs causing arterial diseases, heart disease, strokes, blood clots and other diseases.

High blood glucose signals increasing insulin production until the pancreas becomes fatigued after many years, making the disease seem age-related. Glucose rises uncontrollably when insulin production drops. The result causes diseases of the eyes, kidneys, blood vessels and nerves.

Carbohydrates drive insulin production and insulin levels, therefore, contribute to cardiovascular heart disease (CHD).

Heart attack patients are surprised to learn that they are also diabetic, usually in the hospital emergency room where they are being treated for a heart attack. Rarely are patients be told about the close relationship between their two conditions.

Blood insulin reaches high levels and remains high as one moves in stages from hypoglycemia to Type II diabetes - where insulin production collapses.

Insulin is a very strong anabolic hormone. It pushes blood glucose into cells. It turns blood glucose into triglycerides and stores them as body fat. This sudden appearance of heart disease has been described by the author as the "Instant Atherosclerosis Cycle" (IAC).

Insulin also pushes small dense LDL molecules into the artery wall which starts the atherosclerosis process. Animal research with insulin proved many years ago that the artery will plug with atherosclerosis just downstream from the point of injection.

Carbohydrates cause the LDL molecules to be the unhealthy small, dense variety.

High high-fat, low-carbohydrates diet causes the LDL molecules to the safe large fluffy light density variety.

Higher LDL blood levels on the low-carbohydrate diet do not present the same CHD risk as do LDL levels on the USDA Food Guide Pyramid diet of 60 percent carbohydrates.

High-Insulin (Hyperinsulinemia) Increases Cancer Risks

High-Carbohydrate Diet Is Implicated in Pancreatic Cancer
Low-Fat, High-Carbohydrate Diets Contribute to Hyperinsulinemia and Hypertriglyceridemia
Diet and Colorectal Cancer: The Possible Role of Insulin Resistance
Fasting Insulin and Outcome of Early-Stage Breast Cancer
Diet, Lifestyle, and Colorectal Cancer:

Hyperinsulin – emia: the Missing Link? Carbohydrates drive blood insulin production that causes cancer.

There are strong associations between a high-carbohydrate diet and many diseases that present a secondary cancer risk. Cancer risks are greatly increased with diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease and many other unhealthy conditions caused by the high-blood glucose and high-blood insulin levels.

High-Insulin (Hyperinsulinemia) Increases Cardiovascular Disease Risks

Insulin Resistance is an Important Determinant of Left Ventricular Mass in the Obese.
Insulin Resistance Syndrome Predicts the Risk of Coronary Heart Disease and Stroke.
Coronary Heart Disease Mortality Risk: Plasma Insulin Level Is a More Sensitive Marker Than Hypertension or Abnormal Glucose Tolerance.
Hyperinsulinemia as an Independent Risk Factor for Ischemic Heart Disease.

The only way to prevent diseases caused by insulin spikes and plunges is to eat a low-carbohydrate diet.

‘Primitive’ societies that live with very few carbohydrates in the diet and have proven diabetes and all the diseases of consequence do not exist. A great example is the Eskimos of the far north prior to the introduction of white-man food.

The bad effects of insulin do not end here. High insulin spikes signal the body to release cortisol and adrenaline hormones, which also contribute to disease.

Cortisol is a Disease-Causing Hormone

Cortisol is the major stress hormone of the natural glucocorticoid family, which regulates metabolism and provides resistance to stress. Glucocorticoids are made in the outside portion (the cortex) of the adrenal gland and are chemically classified as steroids. Glucocorticoids increase the rate at which proteins are catabolized (broken down) and amino acids are removed from cells, primarily muscle fiber, and transported to the liver.

Glucocorticoids cause amino acids to be synthesized into new proteins, such as enzymes.

They also raise blood pressure by constricting vessels, which is a benefit in case of injury. They are also anti-inflammatory. All of this is well and good in a healthy individual with normal glucose and insulin levels. Unfortunately, high cortisol levels cause many unhealthy reactions.

Understanding Adrenal Function

"An excessive ratio of carbohydrates to protein results in excess secretion of insulin, which often leads to intervals of hypoglycemia. The body, in an attempt to normalize blood sugar, initiates a counter-regulatory process during which the adrenals are stimulated to secrete increased levels of cortisol and adrenalin. It follows that an excessive intake of carbohydrates often leads to excessive secretion of cortisol."

Excess cortisol:

Diminishes cellular utilization of glucose
Increases blood sugar levels
Decreases protein synthesis
Increases protein breakdown that can lead to muscle wasting
Causes demineralization of bone that can lead to osteoporosis
Interferes with skin regeneration and healing
Causes shrinking of lymphatic tissue
Diminishes lymphocyte numbers and functions
Lessens SIgA (secretory antibody productions). This immune system suppression may lead to increased susceptibility to allergies, infections, and degenerative disease
High-cortisol levels caused by excessive carbohydrate consumption and high-insulin levels cause
the body to extract high-tensile strength collagen protein fibers from bones, remove the mineral matrix by demineralization and weaken connective tissue at the joints.

The protein loss is accelerated by a low-protein diet, and the bone minerals are lost in the urine.

One is literally peeing his/her bones away. The result is a rapid and shocking diagnosis of osteoporosis and degenerative disk disease where the spine can lose as much as one inch (25 mm) in height in as little as one year. Bones fracture more easily, and the dreaded hip fracture is much more likely to occur.

Women are told to drink lots of milk and eat plenty of yogurt to get additional calcium with the promise it will prevent bone loss, but the advice is based on faulty logic:

The additional lactose in the milk and yogurt plus the additional sugar and fruit added to yogurt only serve to increase the dietary carbohydrate load. The net result is harmful to the bones - as many women are discovering.

All of this can be prevented by eating a high-protein, high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet.

Adrenaline is a Disease-Causing Hormone

Adrenaline (epinephrine) is the "fight-or-flight" stress hormone. Epinephrine is a neurotransmitter secreted by the adrenal gland that is associated with sympathetic nervous system activity. It prolongs and intensifies the following effects of the sympathetic nervous system.

Causes the pupils of the eyes to dilate
Increases the heart rate, force of contraction, and blood pressure
Constricts the blood vessels of nonessential organs such as the skin
Dilates blood vessels to increase blood flow to organs involved in exercise or fighting off danger, skeletal muscles, cardiac muscle, liver, and adipose tissue
Increases the rate and depth of breathing and dilates the bronchioles to allow faster movement of air in and out of the lungs
Raises blood sugar as the liver glycogen is converted to glucose
Slows down or even stops processes that are not essential for meeting the stress situation, such as muscular movements of the gastrointestinal tract and digestive secretions

All of these effects are great if one is being chased by a lion or attacked by an intruder into the home. However, these effects are unhealthy to a person sitting in an office, watching a football game or simply going about his everyday life.

The last item on the above list is very disruptive to the intestinal tract and leads to intestinal diseases. People are advised to eat more high-fiber whole grains and high-fiber fruit to overcome the constipation resulting from this slow down of the intestinal system, but this advice is backward. These are very high-carbohydrate foods, which cause a surge in insulin and adrenaline that shut down the digestive processes!!!

Bowel Diseases and Candida Infections

High-insulin and hypoglycemia (low-blood sugar) cause adrenaline to increase when no fight-or-flight stress situation exists and thereby causes unhealthy body changes.

The helpful body responses to adrenaline become a health hazard when adrenaline is elevated over a period of time. The long-term elevation of adrenaline is very unhealthy and leads to many diseases.

These changes include effects to the cardiovascular system that increase the risk of coronary heart disease.

The low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet as recommended by the USDA Food Guide Pyramid is disease causing because it promotes hypoglycemia, hyperinsulinemia, hypertriglyceridemia and hyperadrenalemia. Prolonged elevated adrenaline has the following effects on the cardiovascular system:

Increases in the production of blood cholesterol, especially the undesirable LDL
Decreases the body's ability to remove cholesterol
Increases the blood's tendency to clot
Increases the deposits of plaque on the walls of the arteries
Adrenaline addiction is very common. Type-A personalities become addicted to their excessive activity by the stimulation and arousal of adrenaline. People who are constantly angry, fearful, guilty, or worrisome arouse their adrenaline hormone even though they may sit around doing nothing else. People who are excessive in their participation in jogging, exercise, bodybuilding, aerobics, sports, skiing, mountain climbing, car racing or flying aerobic airplanes become addicted because of the adrenaline rush from their activity. They describe the "rush" they get from their activity and feel depressed when they can't participate for some unexpected reason.

Jim Fixx was addicted to running and wrote the famous jogger's book, The Complete Book of Running.

He was a marathon runner and vegetarian on a diet of high-carbohydrates and low-protein - a perfect setup to arouse and maintain a high level of adrenaline, and he died of a massive heart attack on his daily run…

Curiously, Fixx wrote that his own research showed that the athletes from his university alumni had a shorter life span than the "couch potato" students.

This difference may have been caused by the difference in adrenaline between the two groups.

Hypoglycemia and stress are a deadly combination.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Viet Nam War in Poetry

Viet Nam War in Poetry

An American Sonnet

If freedom is Heaven on Earth,
Then communism is Hell
If freedom is hope,
Then communism is despair
If freedom is man’s happiness,
Then communism his sufferings
If freedom is life,
Then communism is death.
The Vietnam Veteran Wall lives on
The Berlin Wall has perished
We, free citizens of the world,
Yearn to see Vietnam’s future cherished.

Let go of Uncle Ho’s oppression
Let God lead our liberty mission.

Linh Duy Vo
(The Boy in the Poem)
13 March 1999 ©

Monday, December 1, 2008

NVA In Laos, Cambodia, and Viet Nam: The United Battlefield

NVA in Viet Nam, Laos, and Cambodia: Laos
© John Puzzo 29 November 2008

I. Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress, Country Studies/Area Handbook Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Army. Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office.
IX. Communist Party of Vietnam:
X. Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe column, April 30, 2000
XI. No More Vietnam’s,” Richard Milhous Nixon, Arbor House;1985
XII. Tragic Mountains: The Hmong, the Americans, and the Secret Wars for Laos, 1942-1992, by Jane Hamilton-Merritt; Indiana University Press; 1993.

The Lao People’s Revolutionary Party that now controls Laos is a Marxist-Leninist party patterned after the Vietnamese Communist Party and was strongly influenced by the Soviet Union and the USSR's Communist Party. It practices Marxism Leninism, as does Viet Nam. Since 1975, it has monopolized political power in Laos. The policy-making organs are the politburo and the central committee.

Ho Chi Minh was a hard-line Bolshevik Dictator. Communism and the Leninist principle that Communist nations should subordinate their interests to those of international Communism dictated Ho Chi Minh’s entire life and give the lie to the oft repeated but false claim that he was a nationalist first and a Communist second. Many years after his death, his party, the Communist Party, admitted the true nature of Ho Chi Minh:

“…from his youth to the last minute of his life, President Ho Chi Minh devoted his life to the revolutionary cause of our people and to the people of the world (emph. added). He … creatively applied Marxism-Leninism …for the Vietnamese revolution… to realize the lofty ideas of socialism and communism…To constantly enhance pure internationalist sentiments…and unity in the socialist camp…on the basis of Marxism-Leninism and proletarian internationalism and make a contribution to the world revolution.”(Updated on 5/27/2003 at 20:15; citation date: 26 November 2008: Communist Party of Vietnam Online Newspaper Citation Reference:

Ho Chi Minh was a founding member of the French Communist Party (1920) and a member of the fourth (1922) and fifth (1923) Communist Internationals – the COMINTERN - and held rank and salary in the Soviet system (see: Le Van Tien, “The Disintegration of the Vietnamese Communist Movement and Its Consequences.” Thoi Su Magazine, February, March, and April, 1995).

The COMINTERN's priority was exporting the Revolution, specifically the export of subversion, terror, and the employment of murder and assassination against selected opponents and informers by paramilitary wings (terror networks), tactics that would destabilize target nations and make them vulnerable to takeover. The COMINTERN was thoroughly infused with secret informers and intelligence operatives working under the Party.

By 1943, 133 out of 492 Comintern staff members became Party victims. Many were convinced to relocate to the Soviet Union where they were liquidated. During WW II, more than a thousand were betrayed by the International Socialists (Communists) to the National Socialists (Nazi’s). The leaders of the Indian, Korean, Mexican, Iranian and Turkish Communist parties were simply executed where they were.

COMINTERN member, Ho Chi Minh, on the cover of ‘Time’ magazine three times as ‘Man of the Year’ in 1954, 1965, and 1975, employed similar tactics and turned the whole of SE Asia into a cavern of slaughter: "Better 10 innocent deaths than one enemy survivor," was a both a philosophy and a means to an end for Ho Chi Minh and the Communist Party.

"Hundreds of thousands of North Vietnamese were killed as 'class enemies' and 'counterrevolutionaries.' During Hanoi's brief occupation of Hue in 1968, Tet Offensive, thousands of citizens -- priests, doctors, bureaucrats -- were butchered.

“It was not to satisfy some imperial craving that America went to war in Vietnam.

“It went to save the South from murder."
Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe columnist, April 30, 2000

After organizing his political cadre and network of couriers, organizers, agents and spies into the Indochina Communist Party, Ho Chi Minh commenced formation of a military apparatus throughout SE Asia in the 1930’s. Although not well known, the ICP played a significant role in the attempt to overthrow the Lao monarchy in 1932.

By February 1951 the ICP had formed separate revolutionary front parties for Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia, implementing Hanoi’s strategy of making revolution on "one battlefield."

Whether revolution is ‘war’ that is waged on a battlefield is arguable. Certainly ‘the Revolution’ waged in SE Asia began and continues with attacks on civilians by the Revolutionary parties and the military forces they field.

The Ho Chi Minh Trail, a clandestine supply route, extended from the Soviet Union and China through North Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia to service the communist terror network of increasingly conventional armed forces, which has never ceased their predations against civilians continuing today as they do against the Montagnard and Hmong.

As the NVA occupied more and more territory in these sovereign nations, terror and atrocity against the civilian populations became progressively more severe with locals pressed into service as laborers, soldiers, and sex slaves.

Communist-style terrorism as it was practiced by Ho Chi Minh and the NVA, like that of the Soviet Union, China, and North Korea before it, is the model and method of revolution and population control used by all modern totalitarian dictatorships.

This terror was practiced throughout SE Asia. Characteristically, statistics are more available for Viet Nam, but illustrative of what occurred in Laos and Cambodia as well as in Viet Nam, dominated first by the Indochina Communist Party and then by the NVA, proxy army for international Communism:

“From 1957 to 1973, the National Liberation Front death squads assassinated 36,725 South Vietnamese and abducted another 58,499 and focused on leaders at the village level and on anyone who improved the lives of the peasants such as medical personnel, social workers, and schoolteachers.”[See: Nixon] No More Vietnams by Richard Nixon]

New waves of Vietnamese Communist political and military agents infiltrated Laos between 1946 and 1947, beginning with 500-700 personnel. That figure grew to approximately 7,000 agents between 1950 and 1951. By 1953, 17,000 Vietnamese were in Laos, organizing the revolution even as the Geneva Accords were in the process of formulation.

By the closing months of WWII, the nucleus of one full division was in place and others were in service along the Vietnamese border with Laos. One full division, the 335th NVA, occupied portions of Laos in violation of international law.

By 1951, the NVA could field 5 full infantry divisions of between 10,000 - 15,000 soldiers each, with artillery, AA, and support units.

Two months after the 1954 Geneva Conference on Indochina, the North Vietnamese established ‘Group 100’ on the Laotian Border near the Thanh Hoa-Houaphan region of Ban Namèo. This unit provided arms, cadre, and war matériel to support pro-Hanoi Pathet Lao forces.

In a major diplomatic affront to Communism and affirmation of its sovereignty and liberty, Laos angered Communists in China and Hanoi by admitting diplomats from free Taipei and Saigon in the summer of 1958.

In retaliation, the North Vietnamese Army, armed and equipped by China and the Soviet Union, occupied the Xépôn District of Laos, an area strategically located near the DMZ between North and South Vietnam. Hanoi claimed the villages as Vietnamese territory and organized the Laotian Popular Front in the same way that they created the National Liberation Front – the Viet Cong, in South Viet Nam.

Laos immediately protested these intrigues and open belligerency. With no ability to match an experienced army that had invaded its territory, Laos hoped for a greater degree of United States support.

By July 1959 Laos ordered the arrest of Lao Popular Front insurgents and North Vietnamese regular army units immediately launched operations along the Laotian border. NVA forces led the attacks, crushed the inexperienced and poorly equipped Laotian army, and turned defeated areas over to Pathet Lao forces, which remained in place as the Vietnamese withdrew.

This tactic had the advantage of concealing Hanoi’s use of their army against a sovereign nation. Due to their characteristic brutality against civilians, mere rumors of North Vietnamese Army presence spread terror across the Laotian landscape.

War waged by Atrocity throughout SE Asia

In Viet Nam, Newsweek magazine for May 15, 1967 reported, "…over the past decade the Viet Cong have murdered, mutilated and otherwise brutalized tens of thousands of Vietnamese civilians. And far from attempting to conceal their atrocities, the guerrillas have performed them in the most ostentatious fashion possible."

In September 1959, North Vietnamese Army ‘Group 959’ began operations with a major effort to expand Pathet Lao forces. As Communist military planners widened the war and moved against the government of Laos, they created NVA ‘Group 959’ to move supplies to the Pathet Lao. North Vietnam and Lao Communist parties together established ‘Group 959,’ headquartered at Hanoi but with local command and support units stationed just inside the Laotian border.

‘Group 959’ "served the ‘(Lao) Military Commission’ and ‘Supreme Command of the Lao People's Liberation Army,’ distributed money and Vietnamese war matériel to fuel the Laotian revolution, and commanded Vietnamese personnel operating in Laos in violation of the 1954 Geneva Conference that prohibited interference in the internal affairs of Laos, specific language that had been written into the Geneva Accords as a result of Hanoi’s open belligerence against Laos.

In their long term strategy to dominate all of SE Asia, NVA planners outlined a role for Laotian communists and Pathet Lao forces as architects of the revolution in Laos and to support NVA operations against South Viet Nam.

Hanoi opened the first tracks of the Ho Chi Minh Trail in mid-1959 through the rugged mountain jungles of Xépôn district.

‘Group 559’ of the North Vietnamese Army was originally a transportation and logistical unit was established to move troops, weapons, and matériel to Vietcong and NVA units into northern and western South Vietnam. By 1960, the Soviet Union was openly airlifting supplies to the NVA and Pathet Lao in Laos.

By 1963, the force level of ‘Group 559’grew to 24,000 troops and included six motorized transport battalions plus engineering, anti-aircraft, and infantry units to provide security forces.

The Hanoi Regime went so far as to declare the trail system and its base areas inside Laos and Cambodia a North Vietnamese ‘Military Region,’ with staff reporting directly to the Military Affairs Party Committee and the General Staff of the Central Committee of the Communist Party in Hanoi.

By 1965, not less than three subordinate commands were created for the supply corridors that ran through Laos. The NVA 316th Division was moved to Laos to shield their base areas and supply routes along the Ho Chi Minh Trail.

As Giap and the central planners of Hanoi’s junta readied their forces for the 1972 Easter Offensive, they felt the need to protect their Western flank and sanctuaries in Laos which would play key roles in the massive but doomed offensive against South Viet Nam.

Accordingly, between December 1971 and April 1972, twenty North Vietnamese independent maneuver battalions engaged a much smaller force of 10,000 Hmong Special Guerrilla Units and Royal Lao Army defenders.

The Hmong SGU’s halted an attack of Soviet T-34 tanks against the airfield at Longtiang with well placed land mines and individual action, and together with Royal Lao Army forces, drove off a stunned NVA.

Both sides experienced heavy losses, but the NVA was startled by the tenacity of the Hmong and Royal Lao forces, a shock they would feel more acutely in the months ahead as the ARVN, with US Airpower, threw back 22 full NVA divisions back across the DMZ and to their sanctuaries in Laos and Cambodia. It remains the most significant defeat of the North Vietnamese Army in it’s entire history.

US POW’s in Laos.

Apart from their wanton use of atrocity against the innocent, no issue more describes the hubris, arrogance, illegitimacy, and dishonor of communist regimes than their treatment of POW’s, and this holds special significance for the US POW’s held in Laos, from which no US POW ever returned.

Under Chapter II, Article 5 of the Vientiane Agreement, the communists in control of Laos were obligated to repatriate all persons held captive, regardless of nationality.

The Pathet Lao held a number of United States citizens captured by them or the North Vietnamese in Laos, but they neither provided lists of those who had fallen into their hands nor adhered to international conventions on treatment of POWs. The US Department of Defense listed 555 Americans as unaccounted for, either as POWs, missing in action (MIA) or killed in action/body not recovered, in Laos.

Five days prior to the signing of the Vientiane Agreement, the Pathet Lao delegate in Vientiane told the editor of the Vientiane newspaper ‘Xat Lao’ (The Lao Nation) that the Pathet Lao leadership had a detailed accounting of United States prisoners and the locations where they were being held and that they would be released after the cease-fire. He added: "If they were captured in Laos, they will be returned in Laos."

On the day the Vientiane Agreement was signed, the United States obtained confirmation of those statements and requested further details but was informed that the release of eight prisoners in Hanoi, whose names had previously been given to the US by the North Vietnamese in Paris, had been held in North Vietnam for some time, not Laos.

Later the Pathet Lao told the United States embassy that this fulfilled their POW release obligations. The North Vietnamese did not respond to requests for clarification of the discrepancy between the number of POWs and MIAs carried by the Department of Defense and the small number of POWs released.

Official Department of Defense figures list 13 American POW’s captured by Pathet Lao as having been turned over to the NVA and released in 1973.

The Vientiane Agreement was signed on September 14, 1973. The only United States citizen released by the Pathet Lao in Laos in accordance with these provisions was a civilian pilot captured after the cease-fire. In the ensuing years, the Communists would calmly inform visiting United States officials and families of POW/MIAs that they knew nothing about the fate of United States POWs and MIAs in Laos.

The end of Laos as a free nation.

For fifteen years the Hmong Special Guerilla Units of General Vang Pao conducted successful operations against the NVA and punished Hanoi and its proxy army, the Pathet Lao. But on March 27, 1975, North Vietnamese-Pathet Lao forces launched a strong attack against Vang Pao's Hmong defenders and this time there would be no support. The Hmong were being abandoned and the Pathet Lao vowed to "wipe them out.”

Vang Pao requested evacuation for his soldiers and their families to safe haven in Thailand but the CIA offered to evacuate only the families of key officers. Vang Pao requested an airlift for 5,000.
Facing an ultimatum, Vang Pao and twelve Hmong leaders signed a treaty on May 10 reminding the United States of the pledges made to them and agreed to leave Laos and never return. In the next days a motley collection of planes piloted by United States volunteers, Hmong, and Lao flew out a few hundred Hmong. With great sadness, Vang Pao left on May 14, 1975.

His people still in Laos are hunted yet by the Communists. Other Lao remained to be judged by communist ideologues now in power in Laos, and the familiar gulag was called up out of the darkness to throw its shadow over Laos and its people.

Prisoners were force to build their own prison camps – ‘Seminar Camps,’ similar to the re-education camps of the Vietnamese. “Reactionaries,” “Saboteurs,” and “Subversives,” described the inmates, some of whom survived 15 years of depravation. Even the Buddhist monks were spied on and intimidated.

How bad would it get? “As 1975 drew to a close, 11 year old Xiong Pao Xe, who, six months earlier had been taken by the Pathet Lao to be trained, received a real gun and an assignment. “The P.L. gave each of us a gun-something like a Soviet-made machine gun-and ordered us back to our villages to kill our parents…” (Quoted in Tragic Mountains; Hamilton-Merritt, p. 376. (Note: The boy used the AK-47 instead against the Pathet Lao)

A worse fate: Hunted Like animals:

Hmong: After the War, The Killing
Review of "HUNTED LIKE ANIMALS,” a Documentary by REBECCA SOMMER

Question: What do you call it when a war is over but the killing goes on?
Answer: Communism

The advent of Communism has ushered in things the world had never seen before the Bolsheviks took over Russia in 1917 and instituted the 'Soviet.' Since then, the bloodletting has not ceased.

Hitler is a piker when compared to Stalin, Lenin, Mao, Ho Chi Minh, Pol Pot, Castro...all Communists and purveyors of the greatest violence the world has seen.

Nazism passed away at the end of WWII. Communism, the other side of the socialist coin, persists, its brutality undiminished, its thirst for blood unquenched, its march toward world revolution refueled, replenished, and strengthened by integration with the world’s economies and therefore remains unopposed to devour its new victims.

Socialist Fascism/Nazism took a fraction of the lives that Socialist Communism has consumed and continues to swallow (see: 'Death By Government,' by Rudy Hummel, U. of Hawaii, and, 'The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression,' authored by several scholars and edited by Stéphane Courtois.).
This documentary by Rebecca Sommer is witness to the ongoing reality of Communism. It provides details of a largely unknown war against civilians, a genocidal war waged against the Hmong Lao by Communist Laotian and Vietnamese military forces. These forest dwelling Hmong live their entire lives running and hiding from the Communists in the remote mountains of Laos.

Every day since 1975, Communist forces have carried out their aggressions against this largely unarmed, defenseless, simple, and abjectly poor people who remain in the forests because to venture out is to invite rape, murder, and death by execution, torture, and dismemberment, the typical tools of Communist repression. Once employed against the host population, this parasitic form of government relies on the calculus of fear inspired by such atrocities to do whatever it wants.

Many Hmong fought the communists during the Viet Nam War and retreated back into the inaccessible mountains of Laos after the U.S. pulled out of SE Asia in 1975, the war supposedly over with a Communist victory.

With no one left to fight, the Communists only promised - and delivered- a bloodbath and the 'peace of the cell, the shackle, and the grave’ to those whom they defeated: the people of SE Asia. Communism demands human sacrifice.

The Hmong became targets of persecution and retaliation by Communist forces because they fought against them. Whether or not they had sided with America is almost irrelevant, as the North Vietnamese Army, on its relentless (by 1975) 30 year march to revolution and the domination of all Indochina, would have swallowed them up anyway. The NVA, proxy army of Communism, meant to have Laos, and Cambodia, and Viet Nam and deliver the populations of those countries into the Revolutionary furnace.

While most Lao-Hmong were re-integrated into their country after 1975, many other Hmong faced the Vietnamese and Laotian gulag of persecution, enslavement, and execution after they surrendered. Those who remained in the jungle with well justified fears are forced to starve and bring children into a terrifying, uncertain world.

Transgressions against the Hmong by the Lao Communist authorities and Vietnamese soldiers have persisted over a span of more than thirty years since 1975. So have the reports of such abuse, only to fall on deaf ears. Where is the UN?

A generation after the Viet Nam War supposedly ended the only free Laotians – the Hmong, hide from their own government and from the NVA who had turned Laos into their sanctuary and supply depot during the war. These little groups of families are attacked with military weapons - aircraft, artillery, chemical weapons, and by ground forces that shoot them and place land mines around their meager food sources.

The Hmong are chased through the jungles like wild animals and killed when caught by Laotian and Vietnamese soldiers. The women, even very young girls, are raped and often mutilated and killed when the soldiers are done with them.
The Hmong understand that those who surrender face an uncertain fate. Therefore, with no options and mostly for their children only the most desperate drizzle out of the jungle. Knowing the fate of others who have been lured by false promises, the desperation must be very great for them to leave their jungle hiding places, many never to be seen again after surrendering to Communist forces and bureaucrats.

The Hmong are also used as targets by communist forces in SE Asia who train their armies and air force by conducting military exercises against them. Facing this genocide, many try to escape to neighboring Thailand as refugees, but the Thai have begun forcibly returning them to a hostile Communist government where their fate is much at question.

This documentary by Rebecca Sommer is a story of human rights violations on a scale and intensity that is hard to imagine for those who live comfortable, secure lives. But it must be told, and "HUNTED LIKE ANIMALS” tells it, in the words of the victims themselves.

Even the 'Diary of Anne Frank' was not told with more poignancy, sadness, and fear.

Where is the UN? Where are the Jews, who say, "Never again?"

Filmmaker Rebecca Sommer traveled in 2005 and 2006 to the Hmong refugee camp of Ban Huay Nam Khao, Petchabun, in Thailand, where she focused on the Hmong Lao who fled military aggressions against them in their beloved homeland, the beautiful Laotian mountains.

The testimony of these Hmong refugees, with footage filmed by the Hmong themselves who carried digital camcorders back to the danger zones inside of Laos reveals the human face of contemporary genocide.

These 'human rights violations' occur daily in the remote mountains of Laos, where the gentle Hmong, marked for extinction by the Communists who hate them, are ‘Hunted like Animals.’

Never again?

For more information and to obtain copies of the film, contact:


Nom Chomsky, a presenter on one of the videos, is a bifurcated, anti-American, twisted intellectual who never seems to offer criticisms against communists, communism, or socialism. He is brilliant, dangerous to liberty, and to be regarded with highest suspicion.

See: ‘Hmong’ on YouTube.
Hunted like animals
Evicted from Thailand

The 5,000 Year Leap

28 fundamental beliefs of the Founding Fathers which they said must be understood and perpetuated by every people who desired peace, prosperity, and freedom:

These beliefs have made possible more progress in 200 years than was made previously in over 5,000 years.

Thus the title of the book, "The 5,000 Year Leap."

As you read through these principles, aske yourselves, what happened?

The following is a brief overview of the principles found in The 5,000 Year Leap, and one chapter is devoted to each of these 28 principles.

Principle 1 -
The only reliable basis for sound government and just human relations is Natural Law.
Natural law is God's law. There are certain laws which govern the entire universe, and just as Thomas Jefferson said in the Declaration of Independence, there are laws which govern in the affairs of men which are "the laws of nature and of nature's God."

Principle 2
- A free people cannot survive under a republican constitution unless they remain virtuous and morally strong.

"Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." - Benjamin Franklin

Principle 3
- The most promising method of securing a virtuous people is to elect virtuous leaders.

"Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt. He therefore is the truest friend to the liberty of his country who tries most to promote its virtue, and who ... will not suffer a man to be chosen into any office of power and trust who is not a wise and virtuous man." - Samuel Adams

Principle 4
- Without religion the government of a free people cannot be maintained.

"Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports.... And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion." - George Washington

Principle 5
- All things were created by God, therefore upon him all mankind are equally dependent, and to him they are equally responsible .

The American Founding Fathers considered the existence of the Creator as the most fundamental premise underlying all self-evident truth. They felt a person who boasted he or she was an atheist had just simply failed to apply his or her divine capacity for reason and observation.

Principle 6
- All mankind were created equal.

The Founders knew that in these three ways, all mankind are theoretically treated as:

Equal before God.

Equal before the law.

Equal in their rights.

Principle 7
- The proper role of government is to protect equal rights, not provide equal things.
The Founders recognized that the people cannot delegate to their government any power except that which they have the lawful right to exercise themselves.

Principle 8
- Mankind are endowed by God with certain unalienable rights.

"Those rights, then, which God and nature have established, and are therefore called natural rights, such as are life and liberty, need not the aid of human laws to be more effectually invested in every man than they are; neither do they receive any additional strength when declared by the municipal [or state] laws to be inviolable. On the contrary, no human legislation has power to abridge or destroy them, unless the owner [of the right] shall himself commit some act that amounts to a forfeiture." - William Blackstone

Principle 9
- To protect human rights, God has revealed a code of divine law.

"The doctrines thus delivered we call the revealed or divine law, and they are to be found only in the Holy Scriptures. These precepts, when revealed, are found by comparison to be really a part of the original law of nature, as they tend in all their consequences to man's felicity." - William Blackstone

Principle 10
- The God-given right to govern is vested in the sovereign authority of the whole people.

"The fabric of American empire ought to rest on the solid basis of the consent of the people. The streams of national power ought to flow immediately from that pure, original fountain of all legislative authority." - Alexander Hamilton

Principle 11
- The majority of the people may alter or abolish a government which has become tyrannical.

"Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes ... but when a long train of abuses and usurpations ... evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security."
- Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence

Principle 12
- The United States of America shall be a republic.
"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America And to the republic for which it stands...."

Principle 13
- A Constitution should protect the people from the frailties of their rulers.
"If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.... [But lacking these] you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself." - James Madison

Principle 14
- Life and liberty are secure only so long as the rights of property are secure.

John Locke reasoned that God gave the earth and everything in it to the whole human family as a gift. Therefore the land, the sea, the acorns in the forest, the deer feeding in the meadow belong to everyone "in common."

However, the moment someone takes the trouble to change something from its original state of nature, that person has added his ingenuity or labor to make that change. Herein lies the secret to the origin of "property rights."

Principle 15
- The highest level of prosperity occurs when there is a free-market economy and a minimum of government regulations.

Prosperity depends upon a climate of wholesome stimulation with four basic freedoms in operation:

The Freedom to try.

The Freedom to buy.

The Freedom to sell.

The Freedom to fail.

Principle 16
- The government should be separated into three branches .

"I call you to witness that I was the first member of the Congress who ventured to come out in public, as I did in January 1776, in my Thoughts on Government ... in favor of a government with three branches and an independent judiciary. This pamphlet, you know, was very unpopular. No man appeared in public to support it but yourself." - John Adams

Principle 17
- A system of checks and balances should be adopted to prevent the abuse of power by the different branches of government.

"It will not be denied that power is of an encroaching nature and that it ought to be effectually restrained from passing the limits assigned to it." - James Madison

Principle 18
- The unalienable rights of the people are most likely to be preserved if the principles of government are set forth in a written Constitution.

The structure of the American system is set forth in the Constitution of the United States and the only weaknesses which have appeared are those which were allowed to creep in despite the Constitution.

Principle 19
- Only limited and carefully defined powers should be delegated to government, all others being retained by the people.

The Tenth Amendment is the most widely violated provision of the bill of rights. If it had been respected and enforced America would be an amazingly different country than it is today. This amendment provides:

"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."

Principle 20
- Efficiency and dispatch require that the government operate according to the will of the majority, but constitutional provisions must be made to protect the rights of the minority.

"Every man, by consenting with others to make one body politic under one government, puts himself under an obligation to every one of that society to submit to the determination of the majority, and to be concluded [bound] by it." - John Locke

Principle 21
- Strong local self-government is the keystone to preserving human freedom.

"The way to have good and safe government is not to trust it all to one, but to divide it among the many, distributing to every one exactly the functions he is competent [to perform best]. - Thomas Jefferson

Principle 22
- A free people should be governed by law and not by the whims of men.

"The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings, capable of laws, where there is no law there is no freedom. For liberty is to be free from restraint and violence of others, which cannot be where there is no law." - John Locke

Principle 23
- A free society cannot survive as a republic without a broad program of general education.

"They made an early provision by law that every town consisting of so many families should be always furnished with a grammar school. They made it a crime for such a town to be destitute of a grammar schoolmaster for a few months, and subjected it to a heavy penalty.

So that the education of all ranks of people was made the care and expense of the public, in a manner that I believe has been unknown to any other people, ancient or modern. The consequences of these establishments we see and feel every day [written in 1765]. A native of America who cannot read and write is as rare ... as a comet or an earthquake." John Adams

Principle 24
- A free people will not survive unless they stay strong.

"To be prepared for war is one of the most effectual means of preserving peace." - George Washington

Principle 25
- "Peace, commerce, and honest friendship with all nations -- entangling alliances with none."- Thomas Jefferson, given in his first inaugural address.

Principle 26
- The core unit which determines the strength of any society is the family; therefore the government should foster and protect its integrity.

"There is certainly no country in the world where the tie of marriage is more respected than in America, or where conjugal happiness is more highly or worthily appreciated." Alexis de Tocqueville

Principle 27
- The burden of debt is as destructive to human freedom as subjugation by conquest.

"We are bound to defray expenses [of the war] within our own time, and are unauthorized to burden posterity with them.... We shall all consider ourselves morally bound to pay them ourselves and consequently within the life [expectancy] of the majority." - Thomas Jefferson

Principle 28
- The United States has a manifest destiny to eventually become a glorious example of God's law under a restored Constitution that will inspire the entire human race.

The Founders sensed from the very beginning that they were on a divine mission. Their great disappointment was that it didn't all come to pass in their day, but they knew that someday it would. John Adams wrote:

"I always consider the settlement of America with reverence and wonder, as the opening of a grand scene and design in Providence for the illumination of the ignorant, and the emancipation of the slavish part of mankind all over the earth."