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Rediscovering America's national soul and moral compass
Posted By Anthony C. LoBaido On 05/10/2000 @ 1:00 am In Commentary | Comments Disabled
VIENTIANE, Laos — The moon was high and clear overhead as I sat by a
roaring campfire at a small Hmong village in Stalinist Laos. The dry
wood gathered from the mountainsides of this wonderful, strange land
was crackling and sending red sparks upward towards the billions of
stars gleaming in the clear, crisp night sky.
I sat with a Hmong tribal elder, a man expertly trained by the CIA
and U.S. Army Green Berets to become elite Special Forces on the side of
America during the Vietnam War. The tribal elder — who spoke Hmong,
French and English fluently — was still quite strong-willed, though his
body had weakened over the years. He and some members of his long house
had survived years of communist inspired genocide, famine, gulags,
re-education camps, Soviet biochemical warfare and exile in stinking
refugee camps in neighboring Thailand.
The one thing the tribal elder had not survived, however, was the
betrayal of his people by the CIA, U.S. State Department and Pentagon
when the Vietnam War turned badly for America and her South Korean and
Australian allies fighting in the jungles of Southeast Asia. While sitting
around the fire, the elder spoke of the eclipse that was to come the following
day — on my birthday, Jan. 20 — oddly coinciding with another sign, the
birth of a Khao Kwai or “White Buffalo” in a neighboring province of Laos.
In Hmong folklore, the Khao Kwai was a sign of great changes that were to
soon befall their people.
“Wicked men who want to control history have buried the truth about
the genocide of our people. But the seeds sprout up and grow like
children, watered with the memory of the blood spilled in the quest for
freedom,” he told this writer. “We Hmong, we have no birthday, no
written language. We are uneducated but revere education. We speak no
English but desperately need English as a Second Language training. More
than anything else, we need a shot in the arm — a sign from the good
people left in America, France, Australia Thailand and South Korea that
they have not forgotten us.”
Then the tribal elder, whom I referred to only as “The Father” asked
me, “Why were we betrayed?”
I spoke of how back in 1974, people like Hillary Clinton thought it
more important to impeach anti-Communist Richard Nixon than to fight Pol
Pot and the other enemies of America and of God. I also spoke of the
Greater Mekong development scheme, aimed at uniting all of Southeast
Asia from Vietnam to Burma as a primary reason — and its corollary that
the hill tribes of the region like the Karen, Hmong and Montagnards were
in the way. As for why the
Thai government was sending the Hmong back to Laos from refugee camps at
gunpoint, I offered up that the IMF had full leverage over the Thai
government in the wake of the 1997 Asian Financial Meltdown. Moreover I
said, my “President” Bill Clinton had marched in the UK carrying the
North Vietnamese flag during the Vietnam War — then traveled to
Czechoslovakia and then Russia as a personal guest of the KGB. All while
Hmong children fought and died in his place while taking out supplies on
the Ho Chi Min trail.
I also told The Father, “There is a growing knowledge of your
betrayal in America. The pen is mightier than the sword. The sword can
only reach one at a time. But the pen, camera and Internet can reach
millions around the world. Thanks to men like Joe Farah the George
Washington of the Internet — there is hope. There are also the
Lafayettes — great and small — enlisted in the Hmong cause. Men like
Special Forces Colonel Carl Bernard of Operation White Star. Ex-Navy
SEAL and now Governor of Minnesota Jesse Ventura, and ex-POW Senator
John McCain. Erudite, pro-Hmong authors Jane Hamilton-Merritt. And
Baylor University filmmaker Dr. Michael Korpi.
“There is a growing rage against the neo-Marxists and IMF/UN cabal in
France, the US, UK, Australia, South Korea and other countries I have
visited,” I then added.
“When the stock market is wiped out, and the new Axis powers of
Russia, China, North Korea, Cuba, Radical Islam and Southern Africa
attack America and her few remaining allies, the whole equilibrium will
be found wanting and will suddenly change. With the Axis powers
offering us pain to butter our bread with, Americans and others of like
mind will no longer tolerate weakness and treason. Our Pollyanna good
cheer will be sent on a long vacation and we will begin to rediscover
our manhood and ideals of freedom.”
The Hmong tribal elder then told me something I’ll never forget as
long as I live.
“I wish that I could believe you,” he began.
“Last week, I had a dream. In it I saw Al Gore and Hillary Clinton
standing in front of an American flag. The Statue of Liberty was behind
them. It looked very big indeed. Then the spirit of my grandfather came
to me [ the Hmong people each person has three guardian spirits which
return from the afterworld to protect them -- especially during times of
traveling] and said, `See the red, white and blue of the flag and the
fifty stars? The red is the blood of the aborted babies and of the
martyrs betrayed by the American government. The white represents the
white race and their corporations that have established supremacy on the
Earth. The stars represent the worship of the occult, Satan and his
Kingdom of this world.’ It was a terrible dream. But I was not afraid.”
She sells sanctuary
Does the Statue of Liberty sell sanctuary?
Shamefully, the answer is a resounding yes. While the celebrated case
of Elian Gonzales has grabbed national headlines of late, other more
serious issues of freedom for American allies and other fleeing
persecution in foreign lands have been minimized or eliminated from our
national consciousness and morality.
The deportation by the U.S. government in the 1990s of Chinese women
in the latter stages of pregnancy back to Mainland China — where these
women face forced abortion — is a glaring example of this phenomenon.
In terms of the Hmong, their starvation and biochemical Holocaust –
though documented by National Geographic, countless independent
journalists like Hamilton-Merritt and filmmakers like Dr. Korpi, not to
mention a top U.S. Army medical team — has been denied outright. This
denial stretches from the Associated Press, to James Rubin, the top
echelon spokesman at the U.S. State Department.
Rubin, who recently stepped down from the State Department to move to
London with his wife, CNN correspondent Christiana Amanpour, has left a
long trail of what is at best misrepresentation of United States’
positions and that of her allies.
After the Aug. 17, 1999 edition of the New York Times reported that
at least US$ 1 billion in foreign aid to the government of Bosnia was
stolen by their corrupt leader Alija Izetbetgovic — a man convicted
twice and spent 10 years in jail before State put him in as president
– Mr. Rubin was furious.
“It’s hard enough to get support in this country for foreign
assistance as it is,” Rubin said at a press conference.” We would like
to see corrective measures taken that create the truth and not this
The Rubin spin machine then went into motion — ready to “create the
truth.” Chris Hedges, the New York Times Balkan who reported the story
was discredited by the State Department. Rubin then launched conference
calls to various U.S. Aid and other establishment reporters to counter
Hedges. Rubin and others at State then pressed the Times for a
It is sad and even frightening that Mr. Rubin, who comes from the
Jewish faith, could deny the Hmong Holocaust. One would think that the
Hmong’s Nazi-like experience with poison gas and starvation in the giant
Auschwitz that was Laos (and Cambodia) would motivate Rubin to
intercede on their behalf.
In this case the “reality” is that Rubin denied the Hmong Holocaust,
overlooked expert evidence of biochemical warfare waged against them and
then actually pressed for the normalization of trade ties with Laos in
Rubin met a caveat emptor, however, when the FBI traveled to Laos in
search of two abducted and perhaps murdered Hmong Americans — Hua Ly
and Michael Vang. The FBI was stonewalled in their search for the men by
the Pathet Lao government. Hua Ly is a CIA trained Special Forces vet
who rescued countless downed American pilots in Laos behind enemy lines
near the Plain of Jars in Ponsovan.
Speaking of the two missing men, and James Rubin, U.S. Special Forces
Col. Carl Bernard — the man who trained the Hmong under “Operation
White Star” says, “The case of Hua Ly and Michael Vang needs to become a
public one.” James Rubin lie? When I think of Mr. Rubin, I can’t help
but recall that line from The Little Prince; ‘Language est la source de
tout malentendu,’ or ‘Words are the source of all misunderstanding.’ I
wish him no ill will personally, but imagine if for just one second he
and his family had to endure what the Hmong have suffered? Rubin needs
to see the light. I hope and pray he will face reality, not his so
called ‘created truth.’”
A Trail of treason
Modern history is replete with a trail of treason and betrayal of
America and her allies. In the Revolutionary War, the Colonists were
forced to take on German Hessian mercenaries brought in by the British.
There was the Zimmerman letter, in which Nazi Germany promised the
Southwest USA to Mexico if they would attack the U.S.
The betrayal of top U.S. and UK allies is as complete as it is
terrifying. Not to be forgotten are the examples of what I would call
“Little Treason” or “Eggs Benedict.” In the 1930s, journalist Walter
Duranty was given the Pulitzer Prize for assuring America there was no
famine in the Ukraine, even as Stalin was starving millions to death.
The U.S. State Department made a deal with the Saudis not to protest
their confiscation of the crosses, Bibles and Stars of David of
U.S. expatriate workers in that nation if our diplomats could have
liquor at our embassy. When U.S. Ambassador to Romania
Funderburke (now a U.S. congressman) pleaded with Bush to help
the Romanian Christians overthrow the communist dictatorship in that
nation he was rebuffed by Bush and resigned in protest [The Christians
did indeed do in Ceausescu on Christmas Day in 1989]. George
Bush made up for these minor indiscretions on Jan. 19, 1992, when
at the eleventh hour on the final day of his presidency, he signed
an order selling Taiwan a new air force from America. However,
in recent years Clinton has countered that by stopping the transfer
of U.S. made spare parts to keep those planes in the air.
There’s Operation Keelhaul (in which Soviet dissidents, including the
Cossacks, were rounded up by the Allies and sent back to Stalin to be
shot), the Kurds, Karen of Burma, Hmong, Montagnards or “Mountain
People” of Vietnam, the Afrikaners, Unita in Angola, Renamo in
Mozambique, the Matabele and Rhodesians of Zimbabwe. Then there was the
betrayal of Nicaragua, Iran, Afghanistan, Cuba and Haiti. Sadly, most
Americans don’t know that these groups and nations were once American
allies, the story behind their betrayal by the U.S. State Department, or
the moral shame and stigma such betrayal carries with it.
An example of the most complete and greatest betrayal would be
the Afrikaners or Dutch settlers of South Africa. How many American
school children know that Nelson Mandela is a committed Communist
and authorized terrorist bombs timed to go off at rush hour during
the Church Street Massacre so as to maximize the killing of Afrikaner
women and children and babies? How many have seen this picture
of him standing in front of the Soviet flag with comrades Winny and
the late Joe Slovo, a KGB Colonel and head of the ANC?
If Americans would believe Hollywood films like “Lethal Weapon II”
and “The Power of One,” we would conclude that the Afrikaners
were Nazis who hate blacks and Jewish people. That would be the
“created truth” of the James Rubin crowd.
The reality is the complete opposite.
How many know that Germany offered the Afrikaners control of South
Africa — at the expense of the British Empire — if they would only
rise up and fight England as they had in the First and Second Boer Wars?
The Afrikaners declined, despite the fact than only a few years earlier,
the British had burned Boer farms to the ground and killed 26,000
Afrikaner women and children in the world’s first concentration and
death camps. Camps set up by the British. So it was the Afrikaners who
were the victims of genocide. Later the Afrikaners gave uranium to
Israel to help them build the atomic bomb. Could there be anything more
anti-Nazi than giving Jews the atomic bomb to defend themselves from
Today, the New Marxist South Africa is a hell hole of AIDS, rape (one
rape every 30 seconds), political correctness, crime, murder, economic
collapse and anarchy. The West took a Christian, pro-Western, First
World nation and turned it into a Haiti on steroids. The reason, besides
Marxist allegiance, became all too clear when in February of this year,
new Marxist ANC leader Thabo Mbeki addressed the South African nation in
his state of the union address.
In the address Mbeki announced he was handing over the South African
economy — once the world’s richest nation — to “George Soros and the
heads of 12 multinational” corporations. The very same George Soros
whose currency raiding in Asia set off the 1997 Asian Financial
American Allies which today stand in the midst of betrayal include
Taiwan, South Korea, Israel and Thailand.
“The United States is busy arming our enemies like Russia, China,
Cuba, Radical Islam and North Korea, while at the same time betraying
our allies. This recipe must be reversed before it is too late,” says
U.S. Army General Albion Knight Jr. (Ret.)
Then there are peripheral issues like Marxism, the international drug
trade, abortion, organ harvesting, eugenics, the New Age movement and
the occult that also affect our citizens, community and nation. What can
be done at this late hour to save America and Great Britain’s long time
allies; The Hmong, Karen, Montagnards, Unita, South Sudanese, Renamo
Afrikaners, Rhodesians, Tutsis, Kurds, South Koreans, Seri Thais,
Taiwanese and South Koreans?
A changing paradigm
The following ideas should be used as a framework towards this end.
Defending America’s allies and restoring our national security is no
easy task. The Kissinger Doctrine which states that there are “no
permanent allies or alliances” will be difficult to shake.
By defending our allies overseas and working to reverse their
betrayal, we can help to rediscover our national soul. We can recapture
the Spirit of Valley Forge. The line, “Our generation has no Great War,
no Great Depression — our lives are our Great Depression” will cease to
resonate with so many American males. We just may re-establish our
sanity in a world where “good is called evil and evil is called good.”
And surely we know that great evil, like that of the Nazis just doesn’t
fade away (as we suppose it has in Russia and China) but rather it must
be crushed into the dust with all our hopes, strength, might and faith.
We can trade back Dennis Rodman for Jackie Robinson. We can free the
South Sudanese Christians, free Africa from the transnational
corporations, stop the laundering of trillions in drug profits through
Western banks, stop the trade of human tissue — all while we stop the
betrayal of our allies overseas.
Moreover, we will re-establish our kinship with Judeo-Christian
legends who fought against and survived great evil. People like Lot,
Noah, Moses, Daniel, Joan of Arc and Harriet Tubman still stand today as
heroic men and women who walked through the fire without burning.
We know that God exalts the humble and resists the proud. We know
that we must continue to live “in the world” while not being “of the
world.” We also know that the world is not, as our corporate leaders
tell us — a business. Rather it is a complex amalgamation of hopes,
dreams and aspirations of many different peoples.
We can reject the corporate mantra of Ned Beatty in the movie
Network, when he says:
“There are no nations, there are no peoples, there are no Russians,
there are no Arabs, there are no Third Worlds, there is no West. There
is only one holistic system of systems, one vast and inane, inter-made,
interwoven, interacting, multi-varied, multinational dominion of dollars
– petrodollars, electro-dollars, Reich Marks, Rands, Rubles, Pounds and
shekels. It is the international system of currency that determines the
totality of life on this planet. That is the natural order of things
today. That is the atomic and subatomic and galactic structure of things
today. There is no America. There is no democracy. There is only IBM
and ITT, AT&T and Du Pont, Dow, Union Carbide and Exxon. Those are the
nations of the world today. What do you think the Russians talk about in
their councils of state — Karl Marx? — they compute the price-cost
probabilities of their transactions and investments, just like we do. We
no longer live in a world of nations and ideologies. The world is a
business. It has been since man crawled out of the slime. And our
children will live to see that perfect world, in which there is no war,
famine, oppression or brutality. One vast and ecumenical holding company
for whom all men will work to serve a common profit, in which all men
will hold a share of stock, all necessities provided, all anxieties
soothes, all boredom amused.”
We can reject this sick and false mantra, because we know that the
stock market, the home run derby between McGuire and Sosa, viagra, porno
and abortion are not what made American great. We can remember that Rome
was sacked after it educated Attila the Hun in the Roman Empire’s finest
military academy. When we see America turned upside down we are sickened
by it. And we are roiled up to oppose it with every fiber of our being.
We can tell the corporations as did the wise Greek runaway slave
Demetrius in the hit 1950s film “The Robe,” you are nothing more or
less than, “Murderers, jungle animals, masters of the world you call
yourselves. You killed my Master [Jesus]. A curse on you. A curse on
your empire,” of drugs, abortion, human organ parts, high tech weapon
sales, pornography, Hollywood/MTV morals, toxic waste, and fake paper
money and credit cards. We can say no because godless consumerism and
Marxism are empty, materialistic twins.
We can say no to a Barbie Doll or Gumby on sale at the mall, made by
some Catholic priest employed by the People’s Liberation Army in Red
standing in a vat of acid. We must say “No!” while standing on our feet,
because if we don’t when the post-modern Attila the Hun comes knocking
America’s door we have no choice but to say “yes” on our knees.
The Christian soldier at War
My battle in journalism with dark forces since 1987 has been
something I have willingly accepted — despite the costs to my personal
life, health, career, relationship to those around me and even to life
itself. I have never had a wife, children, stocks and bonds or a
home. For helping America’s vanquished allies, there will be no Pulitzer
Prize for Anthony C. LoBaido. That will go to the Walter Duranty’s of
But there is something more precious than all of those things. Far
more precious. To have stood at the Killing Fields and demanded justice.
To have spoken for the legions of South Korean female babies suffering
in the Korean gendercide of abortion. To have met the challenge of the
Byzantine complexity of journalism in an increasingly complex world,
even in my own small, flawed manner. To have known real men, women and
children — like the Hmong, Cambodians, Afrikaners and Rhodesians who
have met the Beast head on — staring back into the abyss with a faith
that is unknowable to most Americans. As William Wallace said, “All men
die. Few men really live.”
In my travels, I always try to remember that it was my country — the
United States of America — that taught me to fight for freedom. It was
the Afrikaners who taught me who the enemy was — the corporations, CFR,
UN, Federal Reserve, Hollywood, Madison Avenue and Wall Street.
And although I try to grasp onto the vanquished American allies I’ve
encountered from North Korea to South Africa, I realize that I can’t
hold them all at once. And so I let the spirit of their courage flow
through me like the pouring rain.
I know that in the end, I am not the potter nor the potter’s clay.
But rather I must conclude that the final shape of the clay will depend
on the intrinsic worth of the clay itself. In the bodies of America’s
vanquished allies, there is priceless clay waiting to be rediscovered.
Let their spirit form the ethos of our future alliances with them, and
their courage and sacrifice of family, home, children, nation and life
itself be the wheel on which our national soul is rediscovered.
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Anthony C. LoBaido is an international correspondent for WorldNetDaily.
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