CLEVELAND, OH – From August of 1974 until August of 1975 I was serving my nation at the 432nd United States / Royal Thai Air Force Base in Udorn, Thailand. Sawadee. The military base served as the main staging site for the Central Intelligence Agency’s “Air America” operation.
I was assigned to the 432nd USAF Hospital as a Medical Administration Specialist to Outpatient Clinics as a 21-year-old sergeant. My alternate job was as a Security Police Augmentee. That was for personal safety. Check my military records. I graduated #1 in my Basic Military Training Class at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio, Texas. Imagine a drill instructor telling Americans after my achievement that “a soul brother beat you out; and that “a couple of you could have got him.” My response? “No they couldn’t. Sgt. Stone and Sgt. Kaufmann. Sirs.”
Gerald Ford was serving as President of the United States of America in 1974 after Richard Milhouse Nixon’s resignation. He was my Commander in Chief. Donald Rumsfeld served as United States Secretary of Defense. Joseph Robinette Biden was a new member of the United States Senate from Delaware and a draft dodger. Louis Stokes was my Congressman in the 21st Congressional District. He was a United States Army veteran.
The Thailand assignment was a request. I enlisted in September 1972 and the last draft call was in December 1972. My number hadn’t been called. I volunteered for duty in Thailand 80 miles from the South Vietnamese border and 120 miles from Saigon. It was a Cold War anti-Communist “patriot” thing.
At the time there were roughly 3500 citizens of the United States of America trying to gradually withdraw the American military personnel and civilians who had been sent there to stop China’s Communist agression. Approximately 2.7 million of us served from 1954 until the war’s end with the Mayaguez Incident in 1975. Over 60,000 killed. I was in country in 1975 for the fall of Phnom Penh, Saigon, Operation Baby Lift, Operation Eagle Pull and the Mayaguez Incident.
Combat troops had been ordered out two years earlier in 1973. The remaining Americans involved in packing up to get out still needed medical support. My direct job was in medical administration under the rules of the United States Department of Defense.
I’m disgusted with Biden’s “no warning” decision on Afghanistan and the stupid discussion he had with Orange Village, Ohio native George Stephanopolous as broadcast by the American Broadcasting Corporation (ABC). He didn’t serve in our armed forces and sounded like a dementia-affected fool. I already see the fight coming when Congress finally has to act to remove him because of his mental incapacitation and the illegal Indian alien Democrats put in office tries to be sworn in.
On my way to Thailand in August 1974 it seemed coincidental that I would encounter United States Rep. Ron Dellums at Hopkins International Airport. I’d only seen him on “the news” but assumed he was in town for an event with the 21st Congressional District Caucus and U.S. Rep. Louis Stokes. He saw my uniform and asked where I was headed. He said they’d be bringing us back soon. I served the entire 12-month tour of duty.
Congress’ 1975 decision to cut funding to the South Vietnamese army was as abrupt as Biden’s decision to pull U.S. soldiers and civilians out of Afghanistan. From the perspective of those of us going to work everyday and not involved in exit strategy planning both decisions had deadly consequences.
From my Thailand perspective I want you to imagine being the distance between Cleveland and Las Vegas from the Chinese Red Army. Thailand was bordered by both Cambodia and Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh was leading North Vietnam. South Vietnam’s leader was Nguyen Van Thieu. Thai elections were held in January 1975. Seni Pramoj, a Democrat, was elected prime minister. Pol Pot led Cambodia.
In Afghanistan it’s the Taliban. Surrounding Thailand were the Viet Cong and Khmer Rouge.
President David Dwight Eisenhower made the mistake of arming pro-Democracy rebel governments in South Vietnam in 1955. The north had chosen Communism. While “corruption” has been the motivation “rebels” on either side have offered as reasons to change from a democracy to communism, or from communism to a democracy, or killing the kings and queens. The back and forth battles and loss of lives haven’t changed anything but the names of the abusers in charge.
Vice President Lyndon Johnson snuck arms to Israel behind President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the United States Congress and the American public’s back in 1962. The same in Bosnia and Croatia under President William Jefferson Clinton. The same in Afghanistan under President George W. Bush. The same in the Ukraine as President Donald Trump was forced into doing, and impeached for not doing right away, by Congress.
What if Russia and China armed Mexico and Canada? We’ve been at war with both nations in our past. Eisenhower’s “domino theory” was at work because even in Thailand its democratic monarchy was being challenged by students in Bangkok in anti-American and anti-CIA protests. The president who’d led the United States to victory against the Nazi’s and the Japanese Imperialist Army during World War II believed that if one nation fell to Communism so would its neighbors. Cambodia or Kampuchea fell to Vietnam in 1978.
So in 1975 I’m living and working in Udorn Thailand for the United States Department of Defense’s air forces with 3500 other Americans and our numbers are dwindling as we try to pack up and get out. The Congress Biden was serving in at the time had decided like in Afghanistan … enough. No more aid and arms to corrupt democratic regimes they’d been backing.
You can’t leave your weapons and technology to be taken over by a possibly invading army. You’ve got to get “your people” out … first. Then your allies.
You’ve got to give the government officials who’s nation you’re leaving notice enough to fortify their borders from an invading army that was only holding back because of an American presence. They’ve also got to contemplate how the now unfunded rebel believers are going to react when they get the news their government’s leaders are surrendering. That’s what we were doing during the last days.
I watched hundreds of tanks travel Freedom Road through Udorn to fortify Thai borders when South Vietnam fell and Cambodia was captured. I remember an intelligence report that a South Vietnamese pilot had defected to North Vietnam and captured a fighter jet he used to disable other aircraft. He could have been an infiltrator. Every government is infiltrated and that includes ours nationally, at the state, county and local level.
Like the Taliban, Ho Chi Minh was poised to take over South Vietnam and Pol Pot all of Cambodia. The similarity to the United States of America is President Abraham Lincoln’s final civil war battle that reunited our nation as one.
There were discussions politicians and diplomats were having in the United States of America about timing. There were also discussions our commanders were having with the locals in Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam about how we manage our departure.
Cambodians who’d worked with Americans were afraid of living in a nation taken over by Communist North Vietnam after South Vietnam’s fall. The same with South Vietnam’s politicians, bureaucrats, top military officials and industrialists. There were some Americans planning to stay. I’d considered it. So I understand that there are Americans in Afghanistan who’ve built lives they won’t leave.
There’s also one important issue I’m relating to that’s pissing me off about Biden’s handling of the withdrawal. I lived off base in Udorn. I wasn’t the only soldier who obtained permission to do so. Imagine learning your president back home has ordered a “public” withdrawal before “secretly” giving Americans living off base advance notice to immediately return to the base before it’s surrounded by opposing combatants. And now in Cleveland we’ve got Joe Cimperman’s Global Cleveland trying to find homes here for fleeing Afghanistan citizens w hile American citizens are left behind. Global Cleveland’s acts are offensively un-American and that evil organization needs to be shut the fuck down.
Biden was a fucking draft dodger. Now he’s got dementia. What neither he nor his alien vice president have in their body of experiences is service to our nation. A career in politics is not “service” especially when we know the Biden mob family history’s sordid Chinese, Ukraine and sex secrets.
What neither Biden nor Harris could do with their body of life experiences is relate to the consciousness of a “commander in chief” whose loyalty and duties are required to be exclusively American when it came to the Afghanistan withdrawal. Biden knows he’s mentally sick. Kamala Harris knows it. Biden’s wife knows it. The aliens and immigrants living off the opportunities he’s provided to them know it. Congress knows it. The immigrant Democratic Party leadership that promoted his candidacy knew it.
I’ve stopped consuming mainstream because I can’t and am not trying to learn how to pronounce the names of the United Nations of so-called journalists calling themselves “Americans.” All I see are unregistered foreign agents pushing a foreign agenda through the public airwaves and their ownership of American media outlets. ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN, TBS, FOX, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times? None of that propagandized filth is American anymore.
I know the Asian Indian running Google is filtering out search results. No “Hunter Biden sex video” in its “video” section. Do a search for a place to buy guns in Ohio or anywhere else. He doesn’t want us armed or knowledgeable. You’d better get an Onion Tor and search through Duck Duck Go and a VPN or Virtual Private Network if you want real results.
A cruelly evil and selfish trick was played on Americans when media outlets drowned all the evidence we’re now seeing about Biden and Harris’ mental and skillset fitness to lead our nation just to get Donald Trump out of office. Immigrants with short American histories thought they could lead a stable nation with a 400 year old history; and their incompetence is showing in the disruption of our lives and established institutions and traditions. For perspective I count the current and past two presidents as “immigrants” or “dreamers.” From my life’s perspective our nation’s worst three.
Biden isn’t fit to serve as president of the United States of America and neither is Harris. Both should resign or be impeached and we’re only 8 months into the Biden – Harris administration’s four year term in office.