Barbara Walters comments on Hanoi-Jane Fonda

Published Date Author: , September 19th, 2011

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Barbara Walters said: > Thank you all. Many died in Vietnam for our freedoms. I did not like > Jane Fonda then and I don’t like her now. > She can lead her present life the way she wants and perhaps SHE can > forget the past, but we DO NOT have to stand by without comment and > see her “honored” as a “Woman of the Century.” > > (I remember this well) > > For those who served and/or died. . . > > NEVER FORGIVE A TRAITOR. SHE REALLY WAS A TRAITOR!! > > and now President OBAMA wants to honor her……!!!! > > In Memory of LT. C.Thomsen Wieland who spent 100 days at the Hanoi > Hilton [Famous North Vietnam Prison] > > IF YOU NEVER FORWARDED ANYTHING IN YOUR LIFE FORWARD THIS SO THAT > EVERYONE WILL KNOW!!!!!! > > A TRAITOR IS ABOUT TO BE HONORED. KEEP THIS MOVING ACROSS AMERICA > > This is for all the kids born in the 70′s and after who do not > remember, and didn’t have to bear the burden that our fathers, mothers > and older brothers and sisters had to bear. > > Jane Fonda is being honored as one of the ’100 Women of the Century.’ > > BARBRA WALTERS WRITES: > > Unfortunately, many have forgotten and still countless others have > never known how Ms. Fonda betrayed not only the idea of our country, > but specific men who served and sacrificed during the Vietnam War. > The first part of this is from an F-4E pilot. The pilot’s name is > Jerry Driscoll, a River Rat. In 1968, the former Commandant of the > USAF Survival School was a POW in Ho Lo Prison the ‘ Hanoi Hilton.’ > > Dragged from a stinking cesspit of a cell, cleaned, fed, and dressed > in clean PJ’s, he was ordered to describe for a visiting American > ‘Peace Activist’ the ‘lenient and humane treatment’ he’d received. > He spat at Ms. Fonda, was clubbed, and was dragged away. During the > subsequent beating, he fell forward on to the camp Commandant ‘s feet, > which sent that officer berserk. > > In 1978, the Air Force Colonel still suffered from double vision > (which permanently ended his flying career) from the Commandant’s > frenzied application of a wooden baton. > > From 1963-65, Col. Larry Carrigan was in the 47FW/DO (F-4E’s). He > spent 6 years in the ‘ Hanoi Hilton’,,, the first three of which his > family only knew he was ‘missing in action’. His wife lived on faith > that he was still alive. His group, too, got the cleaned-up, fed and > clothed routine in preparation for a ‘peace delegation’ visit. > > They, however, had time and devised a plan to get word to the world > that they were alive and still survived. Each man secreted a tiny > piece of paper, with his Social Security Number on it, in the palm of > his hand. When paraded before Ms. Fonda and a cameraman, she walked > the line, shaking each man’s hand and asking little encouraging > snippets like: ‘Aren’t you sorry you bombed babies?’ and ‘Are you > grateful for the humane treatment from your benevolent captors?’ > Believing this HAD to be an act, they each palmed her their sliver of > paper. > > She took them all without missing a beat.. At the end of the line and > once the camera stopped rolling, to the shocked disbelief of the POWs, > she turned to the officer in charge and handed him all the little > pieces of paper… > > Three men died from the subsequent beatings. Colonel Carrigan was > almost number four but he survived, which is the only reason we know > of her actions that day. > > I was a civilian economic development advisor in Vietnam , and was > captured by the North Vietnamese communists in South Vietnam in 1968, > and held prisoner for over 5 years. > > I spent 27 months in solitary confinement; one year in a cage in > Cambodia ; and one year in a ‘black box’ in Hanoi . My North > Vietnamese captors deliberately poisoned and murdered a female > missionary, a nurse in a leprosarium in Banme Thuot , South Vietnam , > whom I buried in the jungle near the Cambodian border. At one time, I > weighed only about 90 lbs. (My normal weight is 170 lbs) > > We were Jane Fonda’s ‘war criminals….’ > > When Jane Fonda was in Hanoi , I was asked by the camp communist > political officer if I would be willing to meet with her. I said yes, > for I wanted to tell her about the real > treatment we POWs received… and how different it was from the > treatment purported by the North Vietnamese, and parroted by her as > ‘humane and lenient.’ > > Because of this, I spent three days on a rocky floor on my knees, with > my arms outstretched with a large steel weight placed on my hands, and > beaten with a bamboo cane. > > I had the opportunity to meet with Jane Fonda soon after I was > released. I asked her if she would be willing to debate me on TV. She > never did answer me. > > These first-hand experiences do not exemplify someone who should be > honored as part of ’100 Years of Great Women.’ Lest we forget….’ 100 > Years of Great Women’ should never include a traitor whose hands are > covered with the blood of so many patriots. > > There are few things I have strong visceral reactions to, but Hanoi > Jane’s participation in blatant treason, is one of them. Please take > the time to forward to as many people as you possibly can.. It will > eventually end up on her computer and she needs to know that we will > never forget. > > RONALD D. SAMPSON, CMSgt, > USAF 716 Maintenance Squadron, > Chief of Maintenance DSN: 875-6431 COMM: 883-6343 > > PLEASE HELP BY SENDING THIS TO EVERYONE IN YOUR ADDRESS BOOK. > > IF ENOUGH PEOPLE SEE THIS MAYBE HER STATUS WILL CHANGE. >

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