King Ogabe graced the Laotian people with his omniscient presence, a pleasant distraction from the oppressive Marxist thugs they normally have to applaud for, I’m sure.
His teleprompter told him to say the following;
And in all of you here today — and especially the young people of Laos — we see the diversity that is the strength of this nation. You have Lao and Khmu and Hmong, and a tapestry of proud ethnic groups and indigenous peoples.
I think that the Hmong may throw the bullshit flag there Narcissus, that is if they could make it out of the jungles of the “Special Military Zones” without being butchered by the Pathet Lao Marxist’s you and John F’ng “I served in Vietnam” Kerry are so fond of. I Bet you could spot the Hmong in the crowd pretty easy. They’re the ones who keep their eyes down, their heads low, and act a little skittish.
I realize that having a U.S. president in Laos would have once been unimaginable.
A lot of things were once unimaginable you twit, like what you’ve turned our once great republic into, but hey, we’re sucking up to one of the few remaining communist regimes here, let’s not lose focus.
Six decades ago, this country fell into civil war.
It fell victim to a Vietnamese led and Soviet backed communist insurgency you illiterate twat.
And as the fighting raged next door in Vietnam, your neighbors (North Vietnam to be precise Obungles, but naming them may offend another communist regime. I know how that’s bad joojoo to you. – c) and foreign powers, including the United States (And North Vietnam, China and the Soviet Union), intervened here.
The U.S. “intervened” because the commies were using Laos to run men and supplies into South Vietnam, something that those of us who bother to understand history knew as the Ho Chi Minh Trail. And because the Pathet Lao were trying to enslave yet millions of more people.
As a result of that conflict and its aftermath, many people fled or were driven from their homes.
250,000 to be sort of precise. And that aftermath you refer to was the brutal repression and murder of the Laotian people by the conquering communists. But if you are as ignorant of history as most of today’s youth are you could infer from this turd’s remarks that it was the evil imperialist Americans who drove them away. The truth is that they fled the communists, the same ones you’re busy kissing up to. And they refused to go back. Several thousand who were forcibly repatriated back to Laos immediately turned right back around and ran back to Thailand.
At the time, the U.S. government did not acknowledge America’s role. It was a secret war, and for years, the American people did not know. Even now, many Americans are not fully aware of this chapter in our history, and it’s important that we remember today.
It’s important that we remember the TRUTH. You are hardly the person to be spreading it.
Over nine years — from 1964 to 1973 — the United States dropped more than two million tons of bombs here in Laos — more than we dropped on Germany and Japan combined during all of World War II. It made Laos, per person, the most heavily bombed country in history.
Surprisingly enough, mostly contained to a relatively small section of the country that bordered North and South Vietnam. Hmmm, I wonder what could have been in that area that would rate such devastating treatment? My military mind is at a loss, my Trail of thoughts just wonder off…like I’m watching a column of ants marching south to invade another colony of ants.
As one Laotian said, the “bombs fell like rain.”
Makin’ it rain. Sorry, just couldn’t resist.
Villages and entire valleys were obliterated.
That was kind of the point of an Arc Light bozo. Villages that were way stations on the Ho Chi Minh Trail, and valleys that the trail ran through. We weren’t cutting the grass to pave a parking lot.
The ancient Plain of Jars was devastated. Countless civilians were killed.
Mostly by your butt buddies the Pathet Lao and NVA. Kinda why they didn’t wanna stick around after 1975.
And that conflict was another reminder that, whatever the cause,
Freedom motherfucker, that was the cause. Your ideological brethren betrayed the Indo-Chinese in Southeast Asia then, like you yourself betrayed the Iraqis and Afghans when you cut and run from Southwest Asia. It’s a reminder that history WILL repeat itself if we don’t learn from it.
whatever our intentions, war inflicts a terrible toll, especially on innocent men, women and children. Today, I stand with you in acknowledging the suffering and sacrifices on all sides of that conflict.
Especially the commie side right? I don’t remember you ever acknowledging the suffering and sacrifice of our Vietnam Vets. Especially the ones still suffering under your incompetent V.A.
And from the anguish of war, there came an unlikely bond between our two peoples. Today, the United States is home to many proud Laotian Americans.
Those would be the Hmong who fled the murdering bastards you’re speaking to.
Many have made a hard journey through refugee camps and relocation, building new lives in a new country. Even now, they remember a beloved song — that “If we depart from our homeland and flee far away from her, we will always have you as our true friend as long as we live.” And as a new generation has come of age, more Laotian Americans have made the journey here to their ancestral homeland. Said one of them who was born in Vientiane, our “heart and home have always been in Laos.”
Vue Mai was unavailable for comment.
And this spirit of reconciliation is what brings me here today.
Another apology tour. I guess the haji’s got sick of him bowing so he had to find someone else us to grovel to.
But there is still much more work to do. So today, I’m proud to announce a historic increase in these efforts. The United States will double our annual funding to $90 million over the next three years to help Laos expand its work. This will help Laos expand its work to remove even more bombs, allow Laotians to farm more land, and increase support for victims.
Hehe, yeah, that’s what they’ll use it for.
I’ll bear witness to this work tomorrow when I meet with survivors.
Like you bore witness to the Iranian students and civilians slaughtered by the mullahs in 2009? The same Islamofascist Iranians who you fast tracked to nukes, and whose patrol boats are buzzing our fleet in the Straight of Hormuz? The Laotians must be thrilled.
Given our history here, I believe that the United States has a moral obligation to help Laos heal.
You know who else has a moral obligation? The FUCKING. COMMUNISTS. WHO. INVADED. LAOS! Just how much has Vietnam contributed to remove UXO from their old footpaths that they liked to holiday down south on? Just curious.
January 2017 can’t come fast enough.