Hanoi Jane Fonda is at it again. She just can’t shut up and fade away to the cesspool of herself. And as expected, being a leftist loon, she plays the victim over her treasonous activities long ago during the Vietnam War.
In her latest rant she cries, “I Will Go to My Grave with Unforgivable Mistake,” the “mistake” being the infamous photo of her sitting at an enemy anti-aircraft gun in North Vietnam taken during her 1972 visit to the communist nation while our Troops were engaged in war against the Communist North Vietnamese.
The rest of the treasonous actions she committed over several years, she fully stands by noted in a previous outburst where she whined,
“Bottom line, this has gone on far too long, this spreading of lies about me! None of it is true. NONE OF IT! I love my country. I have never done anything to hurt my country or the men and women who have fought and continue to fight for us. I do not understand what the far right stands to gain by continuing with these myths.”
Bleating on the Oprah Winfrey Network she now says,
“I made one unforgivable mistake when I was in North Vietnam, and I will go to my grave with this,” and that she “knew immediately that she had made a mistake and has apologized repeatedly, both privately and publicly.”
Those of us who fought in Vietnam seem to have a different view of her conduct as well as her pitiful attempts to excuse herself that she falsely labels “apologies,” as expressed in a CBS News Column from September 22, 2009: Fonda’s Pseudo-Apology.
Author Dexter Lehtinen says in his column,
“‘Hanoi Jane’ expresses ‘regret’ for one thing -- being photographed with an anti-aircraft gun. ‘I do not regret that I went. My only regret about the trip was that I was photographed in a North Vietnamese antiaircraft gun site.’ Fonda amplifies: ‘That two minute lapse of sanity will haunt me until I die.’ She is ‘innocent of what the photo implies,’ but ‘the photo exists, delivering its message, regardless of what I was really doing or feeling.’ She makes it abundantly clear, without apology or regret, that what she was ‘really doing’ was aiding the Communist enemy (who ‘touch our hearts’), and that what she was ‘really feeling’ was that U.S. aviators were war criminals.”
Her efforts at focusing attention solely on that one photo falls flat, though, considering she freely made numerous radio broadcasts from North Vietnam, accusing U.S. Solders and Pilots of being War Criminals, gleefully boasted to UC Berkeley students of 34 American B-52s being shot down with complete disregard for the fate of the American crewmembers and once said to students at the University of Michigan in 1970, “If you understood what Communism was, you would hope, you would pray on your knees that one day we would become Communist.”
About 1999, someone began circulating and email that blended fact & fiction on her activities in an effort, I believe, to discredit the truth of what she did do during Vietnam.
Even left-leaning Snopes.com in discrediting the email admitted,
“But she didn’t go to North Vietnam to try to bring about peace, or to reconcile the two warring sides, or to stop American boys from being killed — she went there as an active show of support for the North Vietnamese cause. She lauded the North Vietnamese military, she denounced American soldiers as ‘war criminals’ and urged them to stop fighting, she lobbied to cut off all American economic aid to the South Vietnamese government (even after the Paris Peace Accords had ended U.S. military involvement in Vietnam), she publicly thanked the Soviets for providing assistance to the North Vietnamese, and she branded tortured American POWs as liars possessed of overactive imaginations.”
My thoughts on this were reinforced years later with the release of the book The “Myth” of Hanoi Jane Fonda.
A 2004 interview with CNN’s Paula Zahn saw her respond to a question on how we Vietnam Veterans view her and her phony apologies on whether or not she’ll ever be able to satisfy us,
“No. There’s a lot of people who – who – it’s a cottage industry to hate me. And if they – if they stop, that might mean that they’d have to look at some things that would question their own identity. And that’s – it’s very hard for people to do.”
Yes, it seems especially hard for a rich liberal as Hanoi Jane Fonda to stop and look back at what she did as she tries to deflect her actions to a lone photograph.
And earlier bogus apology came in 1988 as she faced scorn from Vietnam Veterans protesting her making a movie in a certain locality. She appeared on Barbara Walters expressing, “there were times I was thoughtless and careless.” She also lamented, “It was preposterous that I described myself as a revolutionary woman. I didn’t even know what that meant.”
Jane Fonda was in her mid-30’s when she made that visit, hardly an impressionable youth.
Also, once all American Troops were withdrawn in 1973, her efforts continued by advocating cutting off support for the struggling South Vietnamese and for them to be conquered by oppressive Communism.
The outcome of that as far as how many formerly free South Vietnamese people died in reeducation camps or perished in the South China Sea escaping the brutality of Communism may never be fully know, but it amounts to millions of people.
While many Vietnam Veterans returned to a nation despising us, either by physical confrontation or in the many movies, books and TV shows depicting Vietnam Veterans as “deranged,” thanks in part to her very vocal activities before and after the trip, she went on to create vast fortune for herself, abandoning the very Communist ideals she advocated others be subjected to.
And now all she can do is cry about a single photograph?
Ms. Fonda, that photograph is the least of your treasonous activities you were never prosecuted for, as you should have been.
Rot in hell, Bitch.