Former journalist Ronald Haeberle, who took the photos of the My Lai massacre in 1968, which produced outrage across the world, has sent The VnExpress newspaper photos never seen by the public. 43 years ago, on March 16, 1968, Ronald Haeberle was embedded with US soldiers going to My Lai village in Son My district, Quang Ngai province as a war correspondent. The US soldiers massacred 504 civilians, they were mainly women, children and the elderly. The four-hour massacre and destruction of houses have obsessed and haunted him all his life. One year after the event, Ronald Haeberle decided to announce his photos about the massacre inLife magazine, the first time he brought the matter to the world. "Once the truth is invisible, it is not inhumane," the author said of the photos when asked about his decision to publish the exclusive photos. Among the photos he took in Son My village on that fateful day, some have not been announced to the world. Now he decided to introduce them through … [Read more...] about Photos about My Lai massacre never published before
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It is said that Le Van Luyen’s sin has awaken the cruelty in many people who have been followed this nation-shaking case. Only four percent of killers born in normal families: report Teenage murder Le Van Luyen has become the hottest topic on online forums. Almost the entire online community says that “death must be paid by death” and Luyen must die. On Facebook, groups of people who want to impose death penalty on Luyen have been set up and attracted thousands of members in several days. These groups are named “The society of people who want to kill Le Van Luyen”, “The society of people who go mad with Le Van Luyen”, Must sentence Luyen to death”, or “One millions of signatures for the death of Le Van Luyen”. On these pages, thousands of people criticized, condemned and cursed Luyen, who killed a couple who ran a goldsmith’s store in Bac Giang province, their 9-month-old daughter and cut off the hand of their … [Read more...] about Massacre at goldsmith’s shop “awakes” cruelty?
Nguyen Thi Thanh says it’s a painful and harrowing story to relive again and again, but she has to tell it. Nguyen Thi Thanh tried to delay the story. She poured water and passed some snacks around 30 South Korean visitors at her small drinks stand along a highway in the central province of Quang Nam. “I don’t want to keep telling these stories,” Thanh said. Thanh is among the few survivors of the massacres South Korean troops committed across several villages in central Vietnam in 1968 during the Vietnam War. She was eight when she witnessed the murders of her mother, brother and sister. A South Korean group has been holding memorial services this year on the anniversary of the massacres, and the meeting between Thanh and 30 people brought by the Korean-Vietnamese Peace Foundation on Monday evening was an emotional part of that. The deadly attack on her village took place on the morning of February 12, 1968 just a few days after a South Korean jeep was … [Read more...] about In tale of massacre, Vietnamese survivor wants South Koreans to ‘know the truth’
The White House said Tuesday that Obama plans to support a reinstatement of a federal ban on assault weapons, a move that suggests a significant shift for a president who, during his first term, moved gun control to the bottom of his list of priorities.In the days following the massacre, pressure from Democrats has indeed mounted on Obama to take action. After all, they say, he is no longer up for re-election and therefore does not have to worry about appealing to the pro-gun wing of the party.Beyond the political sphere, there has also been a swell of outrage from the public; a petition on the White House website demanding stricter gun laws has been signed by more than 150,000 people (a record), and polls conducted after the shooting show a majority of Americans favouring tighter regulations -- including a ban on semi-automatic weapons.The consensus this time seems to be that Obama has no choice but to try to follow through on his promise -- and that his heart is in it. "President … [Read more...] about What can President Obama do about gun violence?
VietNamNet Bridge - The exhibition house of war crimes was established in 1978. In 1995, it was renamed the HCM City War Remnants Museum. The War Remnants Museum is located at 28 Vo Van Tan St, District 3, Ho Chi Minh City. The museum opened in September 1975 as "The House for Displaying War Crimes of American Imperialism and the Puppet Government", focusing on exhibits relating to the American phase of the Vietnam War. Since then, it has undergone many changes and renovations due to the process of normalization of relation between Vietnam and the United States, such as the change to its current name in 1993. The Vietnamese War is possibly the only thing in the minds of foreigners before coming to this nation. Though the country has changed itself and the prejudice has somehow been replaced by a new modern developing image, it's crucial for tourists to look at the war from a different perspective. And this famous museum is where they can transform an ordinary visit to an intellectual … [Read more...] about Visit HCM City War Remnants Museum through photos