Mấy ngày nay truyền thông thế giới sôi động về việc
trùm khủng bố quốc tế Osama Bin Laden bị tiêu diệt. Có lẽ kể từ ngày
11/9/2001 khi 2 tòa tháp đôi bị đánh sập tại New York đây là lần đầu
tiên mà báo nào, đài nào, ai ai cũng bàn chuyện khủng bố. Nhiều người
thở phào nhẹ nhõm và nhiều nơi trên đất Mỹ người ta nhẩy nhót, ăn mừng.
Công lý cuối cùng đã được thực thi cho hơn 3000 thường dân vô tội và mở
ra hy vọng mới cho một thế giới yên bình hơn.
Ngay sau khi tổng thống Obama tuyên bố, lãnh đạo của nhiều nước đã lên tiếng chúc mừng nước Mỹ.
Khá muộn mằn, ngày 3/5/2011 bà Nguyễn Phương Nga, người phát ngôn bộ
Ngoại giao Việt Nam, trong một tuyên bố rất ngắn gọn dưới dạng "trả lời
câu hỏi của phóng viên” – nhưng không rõ phóng viên nào- cho biết: "Việt Nam phản đối chủ nghĩa khủng bố và lên án các hoạt động khủng bố dưới mọi hình thức”.
Vấn đề đặt ra là Việt Nam quan niệm ra sao về khủng bố?
Cùng lúc tuyên bố của bà phát ngôn viên Phương Nga, các blogger đã
phát hiện ra báo chí Việt Nam nhân kỉ niệm 36 năm ngày thống nhất đã
đăng tải nhiều bài báo ca ngợi việc khủng bố của VC trong thời kỳ còn
chiến tranh. Tờ VietNamNet sau phản ứng của một số bạn đọc đã xóa bỏ bài
viết những bài này vẫn có thể truy cập trên nhiều báo khác như Dân
Việt, Dân Trí và những tờ đăng tải sau đó.
Bài thứ nhất "Tôi ám sát người sắp làm thủ tướng Sài Gòn”
ca ngợi chiến công hiển hách của 2 biệt động Sài Gòn là Hùng và Châu.
Người viết Vũ Quang Hùng- cũng chính là người đặt bom giết chết giáo sư
Nguyễn Văn Bông- từng là phó Tổng biên tập báo Công an TP. HCM. Giáo sư
Bông bị sát hại khi 42 tuổi, là một trí thức cấp tiến có khả năng trở
thành thủ tướng của Việt Nam Cộng Hòa. Lúc mất ông là Viện trưởng Học
viện Quốc gia Hành chánh, cố vấn cho Tối cao Pháp viện, ủy viên Hội đồng
Quản trị Ngân hàng Quốc gia Việt Nam. Cùng thiệt mạng với ông còn có 3
người khác là vệ sĩ là lái xe. Ông để lại người vợ góa 30 tuổi và 3 con
Bình luận về điều này, blogger Anhbasam cho rằng, câu chuyện đặt
trong bối cảnh chống khủng bố hiện nay thật là "khó nuốt”, bạn đọc khác
nói "đã khủng bố còn đi khoe”!
Câu chuyện thứ 2 kể về một cô gái đi đánh bom khủng bố từ lúc 14 tuổi, người tự khoe là đã từng mưu sát Tổng thống Nguyễn Văn Thiệu
"Ký ức hào hùng” của bà Trịnh Thị Thanh Mão như sau, năm 1964, khi 14 tuổi, lợi dụng sự ít chú ý tới trẻ con, bà đã "chuyển
vũ khí, thuốc men vào căn cứ cách mạng; hóa thân vào làm người bán hàng
rong trà trộn vào lòng địch cài bom hẹn giờ nổ đánh xe, tiêu diệt địch"…
Sau một loạt thành tích đặt bom, năm 18 tuổi bà được vinh dự đứng vào
hàng ngũ của Đảng. Việc ám sát Tổng thống Nguyễn Văn Thiệu được bà thực
hiện vào năm 1970 trong buổi khánh thành hệ thống "ấp chiến lược”, bà
bắn 2 viên đạn nhưng không viên nào nổ.
Ngay từ những ngày đầu thành lập, đảng Cộng sản đã thực hiện nhiều vụ
khủng bố, thanh trừng ám sát những nhân vật thân Pháp, hay không theo
cộng sản. Sử sách còn ghi lại những đội cảm tử, có tới cả trăm người, ôm
bom ba càng lao vào xe tăng địch. Trước khi thi hành nhiệm vụ, họ đã
thực hiện lễ truy điệu sống..
April 30, 1967: A civilian bus traveling on
Highway 1, east of Trang Bang, came upon a bridge destroyed by the Viet
Cong. While turning his bus around, the driver ran over a Viet Cong
land mine. Twenty persons were wounded and one died later as a result
of injuries. (Ngày 30 tháng Tư, 1967:
Một chuyến xe đò chở khách trên Quốc lộ 1, phía tây Trảng Bàng, đi đến
một chiếc cầu nhưng cầu đã bị Việt cộng phá sập. Trong khi tài xế cho
quay đầu xe ngược lại, xe đò cán phải một trái mìn do Việt cộng gài.
Hai mươi người bị thương và sau đó một người bị chết vì vết thương quá
Ngày 25/6/1965, Việt cộng gài bom tại nhà hàng nổi Mỹ Cảnh, Sài Gòn.
Bom nổ làm 42 người chết và 81 người bị thương
Những vụ việc trên xảy ra trong thời gian chiến tranh và khi đó quan
niệm về khủng bố cũng khác xa so với ngày nay. Những chiến công hiển
hách trước kia, nếu soi xét dưới góc độ ngày nay chỉ là những vụ khủng
bố đẫm máu, đánh bom tự sát. Những gì đã thuộc về quá khứ, thì không thể
thay đổi được nữa và cần được xem trong bối cảnh lịch sử tương thích.
Nhưng thiết nghĩ, trong lúc hô hào hòa hợp hòa giải dân tộc và xóa bỏ
hận thù, những vụ việc xưa, nếu có viết lại nên viết theo kiểu tư liệu
lịch sử thay vì tung hô, ca ngợi rùm beng.
Nếu việc khủng bố chỉ được đảng CS thi hành trong chiến tranh thì
cũng chưa phải là điều đáng nói. Thực tế, sau 36 năm thống nhất đất
nước, họ vẫn tiếp tục hành động khủng bố của mình bằng nhà tù, bằng còng
số 8 thông qua điều 88 và 79 của bộ luật Hình sự.
Phương tiện họ dùng khủng bố không phải là bom ba càng, mìn hẹn giờ
mà dùng chính Hiến pháp, thông qua điều IV và lực lượng công an, an ninh
dày đặc để o bế và đàn áp những người bất đồng chính kiến.
Hàng loạt các trí thức, nhân sĩ yêu nước bị bỏ tù vì đòi hỏi thực thi
dân chủ nhân quyền đã bị kết án như Nguyễn Văn Đài, Lê Thị Công Nhân,
LM Nguyễn Văn Lý, Lê Công Định, Nguyễn Tiến Trung, Trần Huỳnh Duy Thức,
Lê Thăng Long, Vi Đức Hồi, Phạm Thanh Nghiên, Phạm Hồng Sơn, Trần Khải
Thanh Thủy, Cù Huy Hà Vũ.v.v. Đó chính là sự tiếp tục chủ nghĩa khủng bố
từ những năm xưa. Những trí thức trên và còn nhiều người khác nữa bị
kết những bản án từ vài năm tới cả chục năm tù chỉ vì quan điểm của mình
qua phỏng vấn hay các bài viết. Vậy không là khủng bố thì sao?
Chỉ khác là, thay vì khủng bố nhằm vào những kẻ ngoại bang, giờ đây họ, đảng cộng sản đang khủng bố chính nhân dân mình.
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Các vụ khủng bố của Việt cộng ở miền Nam Việt Nam
Viet Cong Terrorists Kill 160 In US Embassy Bombing In Saigon Wrecked
Embassy Interior: This is the interior of the US Embassy in Saigon after the Viet Cong
terrorist bomb exploded near the building on March 30. More than 160 Vietnamese and
Americans were killed or injured in the blast. Many were passers-by or persons in shops
across the street from the Embassy. President Johnson called the attack an outrage and
said 'this will only reinforce the determination of the American people and government to
continue to strengthen their assistance and support for the people and government of
Viet Cong Terrorists Use 250-Pound Bomb To
Destroy Metropole Hotel
Saigon, December 4, 1965-- US Representative David S. King of Utah, standing behind one of
the many private Vietnamese vehicles destroyed when Viet Cong terrorists exploded an
estimated 250-pound bomb in front of the Metropole Hotel, a US enlisted men's billet,
early this morning. Talking with an unidentified US serviceman is Louis I. Freed, a staff
investigator for the US House of Representatives.
US Marines 'Adopt' Vietnamese Boy Injured
By Land Mine
Viet Cong Victim And Benefactor: Le Dac, a South Vietnamese boy who lost a leg in 1965
when he stepped on a Viet Cong land mine while herding cows near his home village
southwest of Da Nang, enjoys a stroll with Corporal Gary Cooper of the 3rd US Marine
Division. Corporal Cooper and other members of the division, stationed at Da Nang, have
made arrangements for the young lad to be flown to Saigon to be fitted with an artificial
leg. The Marines are also teaching Le Dac to read and write, and have started a fund for
his future schooling.
Americans Killed And Wounded In Red Attacks At Pleiku
7 U.S. servicemen were killed and 80 wounded when North Vietnamese forces launched to
sneak night attacks on two U.S. compounds at Pleiku, 240 miles north of Saigon.
Air Force Evacuates Refugees To
Saigon Refugee Evacuation: Saigon: Flight For Freedom: Vietnamese refugees forced by
Viet Cong attacks to abandon their central highlands village board an Air Force CH-3C
heliocopter for a trip to a safe area near Saigon. In the wake of major battles and Viet
Cong attacks, Air Force helicopter and troop transport crews move hundreds of Vietnamese
Victims Of Viet Cong Midnight Raids
Vietnamese Farmers Victims Of Viet Cong Midnight Raids - Nguyen Van Buong (shown in
casket) was a 38-year-old rice farmer and the father of three children. His wife and aged
father are shown standing around his casket in their thatched-roof, dirt-floored, one room
Viet Cong Land Mine Kills 1 And Injures 20
On Civilian Bus
On April 30, 1967, a civilian bus traveling on Highway 1, east of Trang Bang, came upon a
bridge destroyed by the Viet Cong. While turning his bus around, the driver ran over a
Viet Cong land mine. Twenty persons were wounded and one died later as a result of
Infant Burned In Dak Son
Massacre With the aid of a convalescent patient at the hospital in Song Ba, a badly
burned infant is carried to temporary quarters. The Vietnamese government has promised to
rebuild their home.
Victims Of Dak
Son Massacre Await Burial
Bodies wrapped in available material await burial in one of the few remaining huts. These
bodies were removed from a tunnel shelter.
Viet Cong Attack Sam Bua In Vinh
Victims of a Viet Cong attack on Sam Bua hamlet, Vinh Binh Province, on July 8, 1967, sit
beside their destroyed homes.
The communist leaders of Vietnam responsible for subjecting anti-Communist
Vietnamese and U.S. prisoners of war to concentration camps, brutal guards, starvation
rations, decapitation, killing fields and mass graves. The facts needed to investigate and
successfully prosecute Vietnamese war criminals are clearly laid out in thousands of pages
of documentation and testimony on file with the U.S. government, including statements and
reports received from victims, witnesses, other governments, UN agencies, international
organizations and non-governmental organizations.
The Vietnamese Communist Leaders, have a well-defined and recorded history as a
black-hearted war criminal. Vietnamese Communist Party recruited young Vietnamese men and
women (children included) and trained them as terrorists for terrorism acts against the
civilian population of South Vietnam .
The communist leaders responsible for the Viet Cong's official policies pertaining to the
treatment of U.S. prisoners of war, policies which resulted in the deaths of nearly 40
percent of all U.S. prisoners in Viet Cong prisons.
In the name of justice and for the sake of all the victims of Vietnamese Communist's war
crimes, please ask that they (VCP) be investigated and prosecuted by the newly formed
United Nations War Crimes Tribunal.
For your information, here is a list by date of some of the war crimes members of the
Vietnamese Communist Party are guilty of.
Viet Minh gained political power in 1954 , members of the Lao Dong (Communist Party)
invaded South Vietnam after the end of the French-Indochina . Vietnamese communists
conceal their involvement in ordering brutal acts of terrorism.
1957-58: VCP used the application of violence, elimination of anyone who might potentially
support, or form the core of, opposition to their communist ideologies deliberate policy
of exterminating possible opponents had been refined to an art, with South Vietnamese
village chiefs and their families serving as primary targets for wholesale campaigns of
The following is a partial chronological list of terrorist acts which were a part of VCP's
campaign of terror against the civilian population of South Vietnam.
Feb. 2, 1960: Terrorists sack and burn the Buddhist temple at Phuoc Thanh, Tay Ninh
province. They stab to death 17-year old Phan Van Ngoc, who tries to stop them.
April 22, 1960: Some 30 armed communists raid Thoi Long, An Xuyen province. They attempt
to take away villager Cao Van Nanh, 45. Villagers protest en masse. Farmer Pham Van Bai,
56, is particularly argumentative. The communists, angered, seize him.
This arouses the villagers who swarm toward the Viet Cong and their prisoner. The
communists fire into the crowd. A 16-year old boy is shot dead.
August 23, 1960: Two school teachers, Nguyen Khoa Ngon and Miss Nguyen Thi Thiet, are
preparing lessons at home when communists arrive and force them at gun point to go to
their school, Rau Ran, in Phong Dinh province. There they find two men tied to the school
veranda. The communists read the death order of the two men, named Canh and Van. They are
executed, presumable to intimidate the school teachers.
September 24, 1960: An armed band sacks a school in An Lac. An Gian province. It piles
seats and desks together and fires them and the school. All that remains is four bare
September 28, 1960: Father Hoang Ngoc Minh, much beloved priest of Kontum parish, is
riding from Tan Canh to Kondela. A communist road block halts his car. A bullet smashes
into him. The guerrillas drive bamboo spears into Father Minh's body, then one fires a
submachine gun point blank, killing him. The driver Huynh Huu, his nephew, is seriously
September 30, 1960: A band of ten armed communists kidnap farmer Truong Van Dang, 67, from
Long Tri, Long An province. They take him before what they call a "people's
tribunal." He is condemned to death for purchasing two hectares of rice land and
ignoring communist orders to turn the land over to another farmer. After the
"trial" he is shot dead in his rice field.
December 6, 1960: Terrorists dynamite the kitchen at the Saigon Golf Club, killing a
Vietnamese kitchen helper and injuring two Vietnamese cooks.
December 1960: The GVN reports to the ICC that during the year the communists destroyed or
damaged 284 bridges, burned 60 medical aid stations and, through destruction of schools,
deprived some 25,000 children of schooling.
March 22, 1961: A truck carrying 20 girls is dynamited on the Saigon-Vung Tau road. The
girls are returning from Saigon where they have taken part in a Trung Sisters Day
celebration. After the explosion terrorists open fire on survivors. Two of the girls are
killed and ten wounded. The girls are unarmed and traveling without escort.
May 15, 1961: Twelve Catholic nuns from La Providence order are traveling on Highway One
toward Saigon. Their bus is stopped by communists who ransack their luggage. Sister
Theophile protests and is shot dead on the spot. The vehicle is sprayed with bullets
seriously wounding Sister Phan Thi No. The ambush takes place near Tram Van, Tay Ninh
July 26, 1961: Two Vietnamese National Assemblymen Rmah Pok and Yet Nic Bounrit, both
Montagnards, are shot and killed by terrorists near Dalat. A schoolteacher, traveling with
them on their visit to a Montagnard resettlement village, is also killed.
September 20, 1961: One thousand main force communist soldiers storm Phuoc Vinh, capital
of (then) Phuoc Thanh province, sac and burn government buildings, behead virtually the
entire administrative staff. They hold the capital for 24 hours before withdrawing.
October, 1961: A U.S. State Department study estimates that the communists are killing
Vietnamese at rate of 1,500 per month. December 13, 1961: Father Bonnet, a French parish
priest from Konkala, Kontum is killed by a terrorist while visiting parishioners at Ngok
December 20, 1961: S. Fuka, a Japanese engineer at the Da Nhim dam, a Japanese government
war reparations project to supply electric power to Viet-Nam, is kidnapped after being
stopped at a road block. His fate is never learned.
January 1, 1962: A Vietnamese labor leader, Le Van Thieu, 63, is hacked to death by
terrorists wielding machetes near Bien Hoa, in the rubber plantation on which he works.
January 2, 1962: Two Vietnamese technicians working in the government's anti-malaria
program, Pham Van Hai and Nguyen Van Thach, are killed by communists with machetes, 12
miles south of Saigon.
February 20, 1962: Terrorists throw four hand grenades into a crowded village theater near
Can Tho, killing 24 women and children. In all, 108 persons are killed or injured.
April 8, 1962: Communists execute two wounded American prisoners of war near the village
of An Chau in Central Viet-Nam. Each, hands tied, is shot in the face because he cannot
keep up with the retreating captors.
May 19, 1962: A terrorist grenade is hurled into the Aterbea restaurant in Saigon,
wounding a Berlin circus manager and the cultural attache from the German Embassy.
May 20, 1962: A bomb explodes in front of the Hung Dao Hotel, Saigon, a billet for
American servicemen, injuring eight Vietnamese and three Americans who are in the street
at the time.
June 12, 1962: Communists ambush a civilian passenger bus near Le Tri, An Giang province,
killing the passengers, the driver and the driver's helper, a total of five men and women.
October 20, 1962: A teenage communist hurls a grenade into a holiday crowd in downtown
Saigon, killing six persons, including two children, and injuring 38 persons.
November 4, 1962: A terrorist hurls a grenade into an alley in Can Tho, killing one
American serviceman and two Vietnamese children. A third Vietnamese child is seriously
January 25, 1963: Communists dynamite a passenger freight train near Qui Nhon, killing
eight passengers and injuring 15 others. The train is carrying only rice as freight.
March 4, 1963: Two Protestant missionaries-Elwood Forreston, an American, and Gaspart
Makil, a Filipino, are shot dead at a road block between Saigon and Dalat. The Makil twin
babies are shot
March 16, 1963: Terrorists hurl a grenade into a Saigon home where and American family is
having dinner, killing a French businessman and wounding four other persons, on of them a
April 3, 1963: Terrorists throw two grenades into a private school near Long Xuyen, An
Gian province, Killing a teacher and two other adults. Students are performing their
annual variety show at the time.
April 4, 1963: Terrorists throw grenades into an audience attending an outdoor motion
picture showing in Cao Lanh village in the Mekong Delta, killing four persons and wounding
May 23, 1963: Two powerful explosions set off by terrorists on bicycles kill two
Vietnamese and wound ten others in Saigon. Police believe the explosion was accidentally
September 12, 1963: Miss Vo Thi Lo, 26, a schoolteacher in An Phuoc, Kien Hoa province, is
found near the village with her throat cut. She had been kidnapped three days earlier.
October 16, 1963: Terrorists explode mines under two civilian buses in Kien Hoa and Quang
Tin provinces, killing 18 Vietnamese and wounding 23.
November 9, 1963: Three grenades are thrown in Saigon, injuring a total of 16 persons,
including four children; the first is thrown in a main street, the second along the
waterfront, and the third in the Chinese residential area.
February 9, 1964: Two Americans are killed and 41 wounded, including four women and five
children, when a communist bomb is set off in a sports stadium during a softball game. A
second portion of the bomb fails to explode. Officials estimate that if it had, fifty
persons would have died.
February 16, 1964: Three Americans are killed and 32 injured, most of them U.S.
dependents, when terrorists bomb the Kinh Do movie theater in Saigon.
July 14, 1964: Pham Thao, chairman of the catholic Action Committee in Quang Ngai, is
executed when he returns to his native village of Pho Loi, Quang Ngai province.
October, 1964: U.S. officials in Saigon report that from January to October of 1964 the
communists killed 429 Vietnamese local officials and kidnapped 482 others.
December 24, 1964: A Christmas eve bomb explosion at the Brink officers' billet kills two
Americans and injures 50 Americans and 13 Vietnamese.
February 6, 1965: Radio Liberation announces that the communists have shot two American
prisoners of war as reprisals against the Vietnamese government, which had sentenced two
terrorists to death.
February 10, 1965: Terrorists blow up an enlisted men's barracks in Qui Nhon, killing 23
March 30, 1965: A bomb explodes outside the American Embassy in Saigon, killing 2
Americans, 18 Vietnamese and injuring 100 Vietnamese and 45 Americans.
June 24, 1965: Radio Liberation announces the execution of an American prisoner.
June 25, 1965: Terrorists dynamite the My Canh restaurant in Saigon, killing 27
Vietnamese, 12 Americans, two Filipinos, one Frenchman, one German; more than 80 persons
June 1965: Vietnamese officials report the rate of assassinations and kidnappings of rural
officials has double din June over May and April; 224 officials were either killed or
August 18, 1965: A bomb at the Police Directorate office in Saigon kills six and wounds
October 4, 1965: One of two planted bombs explodes at the Cong Hoa National Sports
Stadium, killing eleven Vietnamese, including four children, and wounding 42 persons.
October 5, 1965: A bomb goes off, apparently prematurely, in a taxi on a main street in
downtown Saigon, killing two Vietnamese and wounding ten others.
December 4, 1965: In Saigon a terrorist bomb kills eight persons when it explodes in front
of a billet for U.S. enlisted men; 137 are injured, including 72 Americans, three New
Zealanders and 62
December 12, 1965: Two terrorist platoons kill 23 Vietnamese canal construction workers
asleep in a Buddhist Pagoda in Tan Huong, Dinh Tuong province; wound seven others.
December 30, 1965: Saigon editor Tu Chung of the newspaper Chinh Luan is gunned down in
point blank fire as he arrives home at noon for lunch. Earlier he had published the texts
of threatening notes he had received from the communists.
January 7, 1966: A Claymore mine explodes at Tan Son Nhut gate (entrance to Saigon
airport), killing two persons and injuring 12.
January 17,1966: Communists in Kien Tuong detonate a mine under a highway bus, killing 26
civilians, seven of them children. Eight persons are injured and three are listed as
January 18, 1966: Communists mine a bus in Kien Tuong province, killing 26 civilians.
January 29, 1966: Terrorists kill a Catholic priest, Father Phan Khac Dau, 74, at Thanh
Tri, Kien tuong province. Five other civilians, including a church officer, are also
killed. The marauders desecrate the church, destroying its statuary and religious
February 2, 1966: A communist squad ambushes a jeep load of Vietnamese information
workers, killing six and wounding one: in Hau Nghia province.
February 14, 1966: Two mines explode beneath a bus and a three- wheeled taxi on a road
near Tuy Hoa, killing 48 farm laborers and injuring seven others.
March 18, 1966: Fifteen Vietnamese civilians are killed and four injured by the explosion
of a homemade mine on a country road eight kilometers west of Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen province.
May 22, 1966: Terrorists kill 18 sleeping men, a woman and four children during an attack
on a housing center for canal workers in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang. "We
are doing this to teach you a lesson," a communist cadre is reported to have said
just before he pulled the trigger.
September 10, 1966: On the eve of South Vietnam's Constituent assembly elections,
communists stage 166 separate incidents of intimidation, abduction and assassination,
Polling places also are destroyed.
September 11, 1966: On election day, communists kill 19 voters wound 120, in fire on
polling places, mining of roads, and in individual assassinations.
September 24, 1966: American troops free eleven persons from a communist "jail"
in Phu Yen province who report that 70 fellow prisoners were deliberately starved to death
and 20 others tortured until they died.
October 11, 1966: Acting on information from a 14-year old boy, allied forces discover a
prison complex in Binh Dinh province containing the bodies of 12 Vietnamese who had been
machine gunned and grenaded by fleeing guards.
October 22, 1966: A youth worker in Binh Chanh, Gia Dinh province, is shot and killed by
raiders while asleep in his home.
October 24, 1966: The Hue-Quang Tri bus runs over a mine in Phong Dien district, Thua
15 passengers are injured.
October 27, 1966: A grenade is thrown into a home in Ban Me Thout, Darlac province,
killing a 63-year old man and a nine- month old child; seven other persons , six of them
women, are wounded.
October 28, 1966: An alert policeman arrests a female communist agent who is about to
place a time-bomb under the reviewing stand at a festival in Khanh Hung (Soc Trang), Ba
November 1, 1966: Communists direct long-range recoilless rifle fire into downtown Saigon
during National Day celebration killing or wounding 51 persons.
November 2, 1966: A grenade is thrown by a terrorist at Phu Tho racetrack, Saigon, killing
two persons and wounding eight others, including two children.
November 2, 1966: A squad of armed guerrillas attacks a hamlet in Chau Thanh district,
Phong Dinh province, then withdraw after detonating a 10-kilogram charge which wrecks a
steel bridge across the Dau Sau canal. An aged woman and two children are wounded.
November 3, 1966: Communist squads infiltrate the outskirts of Saigon, fire 24 recoilless
rifle shells on the city. Among the buildings hit are Saigon Central Market, Grall
Hospital, Saigon Cathedral, a seminary chapel and several private homes. Eight persons are
killed and 37 seriously wounded.
November 4, 1966: Communists lob mortar shells into a village in Hau Nghia province,
killing one civilian and wounding eight.
November 4, 1966: Communist attack an outpost in Tay Ninh province, killing six civilians
and wounding Revolutionary Development team members.
November 7, 1966: A communist squad on Provincial Road 8, Quang Duc province, abducts a
hamlet chief and deputy chief.
November 8, 1966: In Chau Doc province, a 53-year old woman is tortured and shot to death;
a note pinned to her body accuses her of supporting the South Vietnamese government.
November 16, 1966: A terrorist bomb-laden bicycle on Nguyen Van Thoai Street, Saigon,
explodes; two South Vietnamese soldiers and a civilian are wounded.
November 19, 1966: Eight mortar rounds on Can Giuoc, Long An province, kill two children;
12 civilians are wounded some 20 mortar rounds drop on Can Duoc, wounding five civilians.
November 20, 1966: Two policemen are wounded when they attempt to remove several communist
banners equipped with explosive devices.
November 23, 1966: Three terrorists dressed in South Vietnamese army uniforms kill a
policeman guarding a bridge at Khanh Hung (Soc Trang), Ba Xuyen province. While escaping,
they throw two
grenades, wounding seven civilians and two soldiers.
November 26, 1966: A Claymore-type mine is set off in the playground of the Trinh Hoai Duc
boys' school, An Thanh, Binh Duong province. Korean troops are using adjacent area as a
training site. Three Koreans are killed and a Vietnamese student is wounded.
November 30, 1966: Communist shell Tan Uyen market, Bien Hoa province, killing three
civilians and wounding seven.
December 4, 1966: A village chief in Gia Dinh province is abducted from his home in Phu
Lam by four men and assassinated by rifle fire.
December 7, 1966: Tran Van Van, Constituent Assemblyman, is assassinated while en route to
the National Assembly building; death weapon is a .32 caliber East German pistol; his
killers are captured.
December 10, 1966: A terrorist throw a grenade into the Chieu Hoi district playground,
Binh Duong City, severely injuring three children.
December 10, 1966: A taxi on Highway 29, Phong Dinh province runs over a mine. Five
passengers, all women, are killed and the driver badly wounded.
December 13, 1966: Revolutionary Development personnel attend a course at the Ca Mau
school, An Xuyen province; a charge explodes in the classroom, killing three and wounding
December 20, 1966: A squad infiltrates a hamlet in Quang Tin province, kidnaps a former
Viet Cong member who recently defected, carries him to another location and shoots him.
December 27, 1966: National Constituent Assemblyman, Dr. Phan Quang Dan, narrowly escapes
death when his car explodes in Gia Dinh province. A charge is concealed beneath the
vehicle and detonates as Dr. Dan opens the door. Dan escapes with minor wounds but a woman
passerby is killed and five civilians wounded. January 6, 1967: A South Vietnamese
policeman kin Tan Chu, Kien Phong province, is shot and killed while members of his family
January 7, 1967: An explosion destroys a school and health station in Hong Ngu district,
Kien Phong province.
January 8, 1967: In An Xuyen province, terrorists throw a grenade into the house of a
hamlet chief. One of the children is killed and three other civilians are wounded.
January 12, 1967: Three civilians are killed and three South Vietnamese soldiers are
wounded in an ambush of a truck on National Highway 14, two kilometers south of Tan Canh
January 15, 1967: At Thanh Tho, Quang Tin province, communists shoot a merchant when he
refuses to give them two oxen.
January 21, 1967: Several communists force their way into Buon Ho, Darlac province, gather
the people for a propaganda lecture; kidnap six young men.
February 6, 1967: Communists raid Lieu Tri, Quang Tin province, and abduct a teacher and a
local officials. The teacher is killed.
February 6, 1967: A grenade is thrown onto the porch where Kontum deputy province chief is
entertaining a group of South Vietnamese officials. The provincial Chief of Education is
killed instantly; the Chief of Montagnard Affairs and another official die of wounds the
next day. Eight other are seriously wounded.
March 4, 1967: Only two badly wounded prisoners survive as communist prison guards near
Can Tho tie 12 South Vietnamese captives together, shoot and stab them before fleeing from
advancing South Vietnamese troops; both survivors live despite having their throats cut.
March 5, 1976: In an nocturnal raid, terrorists murder two young Revolutionary Development
workers in Vinh Phu, Phu Yen province. Seven additional Revolutionary Development team
members are killed in the ensuing gunfight and four are wounded. The raid is the 113th
attach on Revolutionary Development workers since the first of the year.
March 30, 1967: Recoilless rifle fire directed at homes of families of South Vietnamese
troops demolishes 200 houses and kills 32 men, women and children in the capital city of
Bac Lieu province.
April 13, 1967: A South Vietnamese entertainment troupe is the target of nocturnal raid in
Lu Song hamlet, near Da Nang. The team chief and his deputy are killed; two team members
April 14, 1967: Terrorists kidnap Nguyen Van Son in Binh Chanh district, Gia Dinh
province; he is a candidate inthe elections for village council.
April 16, 1967: A squad enters Cam Ha, Quang Nam province and murders an election
candidate. One child is killed and three civilians are wounded.
April 18, 1967: Sui Chon hamlet northeast of Saigon is attacked by assassins and arsonists
who slay five Revolutionary Development team members, wound three, abduct seven; three of
those slain are young girls, whose hands are tied behind their backs before they are shot
in the head. One-third of the hamlet's dwelling is destroyed by fire.
April 26, 1967: Nguyen Cam, chief of Ba Dan hamlet, Quang Nam province, is shot and killed
by a terrorist. Cam had been a candidate in recent elections.
May 10, 1967: A bus loaded with South Vietnamese civilians runs over a land mine near Than
Bach Thach, Phu Bon province. One passenger is killed; the driver and five passengers are
May 11, 1967: More than 200 doctors and medical workers of the Republic of South Viet-Nam
have been victims of the communists in the past 10 years, State Health Secretary Dr. Tran
Van Lu-Y tells the World Health Organization in Geneva. He says 211 members of his staff
have been killed or kidnaped; 174 dispensaries, maternity homes and hospitals destroyed;
40 ambulance mined or machine-gunned.
May 16, 1967: In two separate attacks in Quang Tin and Quang Tri provinces, communists
kill eight Revolutionary Development team members and injure five.
May 24, 1967: The information officer of Phu Thanh, Bien Hoa province, and his two
children are killed by grenades thrown into their home at 3 a.m.
May 29, 1967: Frogmen emerge from the Perfume River in Hue to blow up a hotel housing
members of the International Control Commission. No member of the Indian-Canadian-Polish
team is hurt, but five South Vietnamese civilians are killed and 15 wounded. The hotel is
80 percent destroyed.
June 2, 1967: Armed with automatic weapons, two platoons make a post-midnight raid on a
Chieu Hoi camp in Long An. they injure five South Vietnamese soldiers and five civilians.
June 27, 1967: Twenty-three civilians are killed when their bus strikes a mine in Binh
Duong province, southeast of Lai Khe.
July 6, 1967: Several children walking on the road to a pagoda at Cam Pho hamlet, Quang
Nam province, are wounded when a passing truck explodes a Viet-Cong antitank mine. One
child dies of wounds.
July 13, 1967: An explosion in a Hue restaurant kills two Vietnamese. Twelve Vietnamese,
seven Americans and one Filipino are injured.
July 14, 1967: Terrorists dressed in Vietnamese Army uniforms capture a prison in Quang
Nam province, releasing about 1,000 of the 1,200 inmates; they execute 30 in the prison
yard. Ten civilians are killed and 29 wounded as the terrorists fight their way out of the
July 25, 1967: Communists appear at homes in Binh Trieu, Long An province and kidnap four
men, a woman and the woman's 16-year-old son. All six are found the following morning
along Highway 13, hands tied behind their backs, a bullet in each head.
August 5, 1967: During a special devices class in a secondary school in An Xuyen province,
part of the September election "get out the vote" campaign, a terrorist gives a
small girl a hand grenade with the pin extracted and tells her to carry it carefully to
her teacher. At the classroom door the child drops the grenade, killing herself and
injuring nine children.
August 24, 1967: Terrorists kill one and wound four when they detonate a charge at the
home of a Vietnamese policeman in Can Tho, Phong Dinh province.
August 26, 1967: Twenty-two civilians die and six are injured when their bus strikes a
mine in Kien Hoa province.
August 27, 1967: A week before presidential and senate elections, terrorists step up their
activities. A recoilless rifle and mortar attack on Can Tho kills 46 and injures 227. Ten
die and ten are injured in an attack on a Revolutionary Development team in Phuoc Long
province. Fourteen civilians, including five children, are wounded by mortar fire
southeast of Ban Me Thuot, Darlac province. Two civilians die and one is wounded in an
attack on a hamlet in Binh Long province. Six civilians are kidnapped from Phuoc Hung
village in Thua Thien province.
August 29, 1967: Groups of communists infiltrate four hamlets in Thanh Binh district,
Quang Nam province, kill two civilians and abduct six, including an inter-family chief.
September 1, 1967: Terrorist explosives blast six craters in National Route 4 in Dinh
Tuong province, stopping all vehicular traffic except a South Vietnamese army ambulance
bus which runs over a pressure mine, killing 13 passengers, injuring 23.
September 3, 1967: Shortly after polls open in Tuy Hoa, Phu Yen province, communists
detonate a bomb hidden in a polling place. Three voters are killed and 42 are wounded.
Election morning attacks, including long-range shellings, claim 48 lives.
November 8, 1967: The Ky Chanh refugee center in Quang Tin province is infiltrated by
terrorists who kill four persons, wound nine others and kidnap nine more; they also fire
the camp's school.
December 5, 1967: A name that should be remembered as long as Lidice is Dak Son, a
Montagnard village of some 2,000 in Phuoc Long province, the scene of what in some ways
remains the worst atrocity in the entire atrocity-ridden war. Some 300 communists stage a
reprisal raid on Dak Son. The chief weapon: the flame thrower, 60 of them. The purpose:
purely to terrorize. The result: a Carhaginian solution, all but sowing of the salt. After
breaking through the flimsy hamlet militia defense, the communists set about
systematically to destroy the village and the people in it. Families are incinerated alive
in their grass-roofed huts or in the shelters dug beneath their beds. Everything
combustible is put to the torch: houses, recently harvested grain on the ground,
livestock, fences, trees, people. One of the first Americans to approach the scene the
following day: "As we approached the place I thought I saw charred cordwood piled up
the way you pile up logs neatly beside the road. When we got closer I could see it was
burned bodies of several dozen babies. The odor of burned flesh, which really is an
unforgettable smell, reached us outside the village and of course got stronger at the
center. People were trying to breath through cabbage leaves . . . I saw a small boy a
smaller girl, probably his sister, sort of melted together in a charred embrace. I saw a
mother burned black still hiding two children, also burned black. Everything was burned
and black. The worst was the wail of the survivors who were picking through the smoldering
ruins. One man kept screaming and screaming at the top of his lungs. For an hour he kept
it up. He wasn't hurt that I could tell. He just kept screaming until a doctor gave him a
shot of morphine or something . . . Fire bloats bodies I learned, and after a few hours
the skin splits and peels and curls . . . The far end of the village wasn't burned; the
communists ran out of flamethrower fuel before they got to it . .
." Estimated toll: 252 dead, about two-thirds of them women and children; 200
abducted, never to return.
Dec. 14, 1967: Bui Quang San, member of South Viet-Nam's lower house, is gunned down in
his home near Saigon. Two days before his murder, San told friends of receiving a letter
from the communists threatening his life. His mother, first wife and six children were
killed in an earlier Vietnamese Communist raid the city of Hoi An.
December 14, 1967: Saigon reports a total of 232 civilians killed by acts of terrorism in
December 16, 1967: During the intermission at a classical drama at the University of
Saigon, a communist appears on stage and begins a propaganda speech about the NLF. A
student attempts to climb to the stage and is shot in the stomach. Two other students are
shot in the melee that follows.
January 20, 1968: An armed propaganda team enters Tam Quan, Binh Dinh province, gathers
100 people for a propaganda session; one prominent village elder objects and is shot to
January 30, 1968: On the night of the new moon marking the new lunar year during a
negotiated truce, a Vietnamese communist force of approximately 12,000 invaded Hue quickly
turned it into one of the saddest cities on Earth.
The communists stayed for 26 days, during which time they executed nearly 6,000 Hue
civilians who the National Liberation Front Central Committee had blacklisted as enemies
After being forced to withdraw from Hue, South Vietnamese officials found the bodies of
over 3,000 men and women buried in a river bed with their hands tied behind them. Many had
been buried alive.
April 6, 1968: A band of communists enters That Vinh Dong, Tay Ninh province; they sell
several thousand piasters worth of "war bonds" and then depart, taking with them
a school teacher, the hamlet chief's two daughters and nephew and six other males age 15
May 5 - June 22, 1968: Some 417 rockets are fired indiscriminately into Saigon, chiefly in
the densely-populated Fourth District. The rockets are 107mm Chinese-made and 122mm
Soviet-made. Result: 115 dead, 528 hospitalized.
May 29, 1968: A band of communists stops all traffic on Route 155 in Vinh Binh province;
50 civilians are kidnapped, including a Protestant minister; 2 buses and 28 three-wheeled
taxis are burned.
June 28, 1968: A major attack is made against the refugee center and fishing village of
Son Tra, south of Da Nang. In all, 88 persons are killed and 103 are wounded by mortar and
machine gun fire, grenades and explosive charges. Some 450 homes are destroyed leaving
3,000 of the 5,000 persons there homeless.
Later, villagers gathering bamboo to rebuild the center are fired on from ambush.
July 28, 1968: Four gun-wielding terrorists, two of them women, detonate a 60-pound
plastique charge in city room of Cholon Daily News, most prominent of city's seven
Chinese-language newspapers, after ordering workers out of building; the four escape
before police arrive.
September 1, 1968: Doctors at the American Division's 27th Surgical Hospital report two
Montagnard women have been brought in for treatment for advanced anemia. It is determined
that the North Vietnamese had been systematically draining them of blood for treating
their own wounded.
September 12, 1968: A communist report (captured in Binh Duong province) from the Chau
Thanh district Security Section to the provincial party Central Committee says that seven
prisoners in the district's custody were shot prior to an expected enemy sweep operation:
"we killed them to make possible our safe escape," the report says.
September 26, 1968: A grenade is thrown into the crowded Saigon central market, killing
one person and wounding 11.
December 11, 1968: A band of terrorists appears at the home of the provincial People's
Self-Defense Force chief in Tri Ton, Chau Doc province; they bind his arms with rope and
lead him 50 yards from his home where they fire a burst from a submachine gun into his
January 6, 1969: The Vietnamese Minister of Education, Dr. Le Minh Tri, is killed when two
terrorists on a motorcycle hurl a hand grenade through the window of the car in which he
February 7, 1969: A satchel charge is exploded in the Can Tho market place, killing one
and wounding three.
February 16, 1969: Communists invade and occupy Phuoc My village, Quang Tin province, for
several days. Later, survivors describe a series of brutal acts: a 78-year old villager
shot for refusing to cut down a tree for a fortification; a 73-year old man killed when he
could not or would not leave his home, pleading that infirmities prevented him from
walking; an 11-year old boy stabbed; several families grenaded in their homes.
January 19, 1969: A bicycle bomb explodes in a shop in Kien Hoa province (Truc Giang),
killing six civilians and wounding 16.
February 24, 1969: Terrorists enter the Catholic Church in Quang Ngai province,
assassinate the priest and an altar boy.
February 26, 1969: A bicycle bomb explodes in a shop in Kien Hoa province, killing a child
and wounding three other persons.
March 4, 1969: Rector of Saigon University, Professor Tran Anh, is shot by
motorcycle-riding terrorists; previously he had been notified that he was on the
"death list" of something called the "Suicide Regiment of the Saigon Youth
March 5, 1969: An attempt is made to assassinate Prime Minister Tran Van Huong by hurling
a satchel charge against the automobile in which he is riding. The attempt fails and most
of the terrorists are captured.
March 6, 1969: An explosive charge explodes next to a wall at Quang Ngai city hospital,
killing a maternity patient and destroying two ambulances.
March 9, 1969: Terrorists enter Xom Lang, Go Cong province, take Mrs. Phan Thi Tri from
her home to a nearby rice field where they behead her, explaining that her husband had
defected from the communists.
March 9, 1969: A band of communists attack Loc An, Loc My and Loc Hung villages in Quang
Nam province, killing two adults and kidnaping ten teenage boys.
March 13, 1969: Kon Sitiu and Kon Bobanh, two Montagnard villages in Kontum province, are
raided by terrorists; 15 persons killed; 23 kidnaped, two of whom are later executed;
three long-houses, a church and a school burned. A hamlet chief is beaten to death.
Survivors say the communists' explanation is: "We are teaching you not to cooperate
with the government."
March 21, 1969: A Kontum province refugee center is attacked for the second time by a PAVN
battalion using mortars and B-40 rockets. Seventeen civilians are killed and 36 wounded,
them women and children. A third of the center is destroyed.
April 4, 1969: A pagoda in Quang Nam province is dynamited, killing four persons, wounding
April 9, 1969: Terrorists attack the Phu Binh refugee center, Quang Ngai province and fire
70 houses, leaving 200 homeless. Four persons are kidnaped.
April 11, 1969: A satchel charge explodes in the Dinh Thanh temple, Long Thanh village,
Phong Dinh province, wounding four children.
April 15, 1969: An armed propaganda team invades An Ky refugee center, Quang Ngai
province, and attempts to force out the people living there; nine are killed and ten
April 16, 1969: The Hoa Dai refugee center in Binh Dinh province is invaded by an armed
propaganda team. The refugees are urged to return to their former (communist dominated)
village, but refuse;
the communists burn 146 houses.
April 19, 1969: Hieu Duc district refugee center, Quang Nam province, is invaded and ten
April 23, 1969: Son Tinh district refugee center, Quang Ngai province, is invaded; two
women are shot and 10 persons kidnaped.
May 6, 1969: Le Van Gio, 37, is kidnapped and later shot for refusing to pay
"taxes" to a communist agent who entered his village of Vinh Phu, An Giang
May 8, 1969: Communist sappers detonate a charge outside the Postal-Telephone Building in
Saigon's Kennedy Square, killing four civilians and wounding 19.
May 10, 1969: Sappers explode a charge of plastique in Duong Hong, Quang Nam province,
killing eight civilians and wounding four.
May 12, 1969: A communist sapper squad attacks Phu My, Binh Dinh province, with satchel
charges, rockets and grenades; 10 civilians are killed, 19 wounded; 87 homes are
May 14, 1969: Five communist 122mm rockets land in the residential area of Da Nang,
killing five civilians and wounding 18.
June 18, 1969: Three children are wounded when they step on a communist mine while playing
near their home in Quan Long (Ca Mau) city, An Xuyen province.
June 19, 1969: In Phu My, Thua Thien province, communists assassinate a 54-year old man
and his 70-year old mother.
June 24, 1969: A 122mm communists rocket strikes the Thanh Tam hospital in Ho Nai, Bien
Hoa province, killing one patient.
June 30, 1969: Communist mortar shells destroy the Phuoc Long pagoda in Chanh Hiep, Binh
Duong province; one Buddhist monk is killed and ten persons wounded.
June 30, 1969: Three members of the People's Self-Defense Force are kidnaped from Phu My,
Bien Hoa province.
July 2, 1969: Two communist assassins enter a hamlet office in Thai Phu, Tay Ninh
province, shoot and wound the hamlet chief and his deputy.
July 17, 1969: A grenade is thrown into Cho Con market, Da Nang, wounding 13 civilians,
most of them women.
April 22, 1960: A communist unit attacks the Chieu Hoi center in Vinh Binh province
killing five persons, including two women and a youth, and wounding 11 civilians.
July 18, 1969: Police report two incidents of B-40 rockets being fired into trucks on the
highway, one in Quang Duc province in which three civilians were wounded and one in Darlac
province which killed the driver.
July 19, 1969: Communist seize and shoot Luong Van Thanh, a People's Self-Defense Force
member, Tan Hoi Dong, Dinh Tuong province.
July 30, 1969: Communists rocket the refugee center of Hung My, Binh Duong, wounding 76
August 5, 1969: Two grenades are thrown into the elementary school in Vinh Chau, Quang Nam
province, where a school board meeting is taking place. Five persons re killed and 21 are
August 7, 1969: Communist sappers set off some 30 separate plastique charges in the U.S.
Sixth Evacuation Hospital compound, Cam Ranh Bay, killing two and wounding 57 patients.
August 13, 1969: Officials in Saigon report a total of 17 communist terror attacks on
refugee centers in Quang Nam and Thua Thien provinces, leaving 23 persons dead, 75 injured
and a large number of homes destroyed or damaged.
August 26, 1969: A nine-month-old baby in his mother's arms is shot in the head by
terrorists outside Hoa Phat, Quang Nam province; also found dead are three children
between ages six and ten, an elderly man, a middle-aged man and a middle-aged woman, a
total of seven, all shot at least once in the back of the head.
September 6, 1969: Communists rocket and mortar the trainingcenter of the National Police
Field Force in Dalat, Killing five trainees and wounding 26.
September 9, 1969: South Vietnamese officials report that nearly 5,000 South Vietnamese
civilians have been killed by communist terror during 1969.
September 20, 1969: Communists attack Tu Van refugee center in Quang Ngai province,
killing 8 persons and wounding two, all families of local People's Self-Defense Force
members. In nearby Binh Son, eight members of a police official's family are killed.
September 24, 1969: A bus hits a mine on Highway 1, north of Duc Tho, Quang Ngai province;
12 passengers are killed.
October 13, 1969: A grenade is thrown in the Vi Thanh City Chieu Hoi center, killing three
civilians and wounding 46; about half those wounded are dependents.
October 13, 1969: Communists kidnap a Catholic priest and a lay assistant from the church
at Phu Hoi, Bien Hoa province.
October 27, 1969: Communists booby trap the body of a People's Self-Defense Force member
whom they have killed. When relatives come to retrieve the body the subsequent explosion
kills for of them.
These are just a few of the war crimes committed against the civilian population of South
Vietnam--more than enough to indict and convict Vietnamese Communist Party.