I never said the VC were fine and in fact I stated not long ago in a different thread that I believe the govt of Vietnam is corrupt and oppressive and the people of Vietnam will be better off when their govt changes.
As as for your point #1, the American soldiers invaded their country, torched their villages, shot, tortured and napalmed their people (including old folks, women and children), poisoned their food supply (as a result of which the Vietnamese have suffered and continue to suffer from extremely high rates of deaths and birth defects). Can one blame them for killing Americans. If the VC had invaded the US and did the things in our country that the US did in theirs, I’m sure you’d be eager to kill some of the bastards.
Point #2: yes the VC committed atrocities. So did the South Vietnamese. So did the Americans:
War is hell. I never said I respected the VC. But I think I can understand a little how they might have felt about wanting to expel foreign intruders from their country. How many decades did they have to fight in order to do so?[/quote]
the original comment was a rant at americans who cheered nlf victories. you have laid out why you believe it’s ok to cheer nlf victories. at this point i don’t think there’s anything i can add.