Hanoi Jane, It Wasn’t a ‘Mistake,’ It Was Treason

by lewwaters

Jane Fonda MugshotTREASON: The betrayal of one’s own country by waging war against it or by consciously or purposely acting to aid its enemies.

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.

Note microphones (3) held up to capture her words

Note microphones (3) held up to capture her words

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 an 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 once admitted and since edited out,

“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.

An 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 known, 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 a 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.

9 Responses to “Hanoi Jane, It Wasn’t a ‘Mistake,’ It Was Treason”

  1. I would cheerfully flip the switch on her myself.

  2. And she made that movie “The China Syndrome” which destroyed the modern power industry. Chalk clean energy up as another victim of Nuclear Jane.

  3. To this day I turn her off, refuse to read about her buy her videos. Trash.

  4. Reblogged this on Among The Joshua Trees and commented:
    I think Lew Does a really good job on the subject.

  5. I must have been mislead because I thought because of her actions some of the pow’s were tortured and some died..if that is the truth.. how is she not a traitor.. what would George Washington have done with her….

  6. That email sent out years ago that peppered with untruths misled a lot of people and marginalized what she did do. As I wrote, I feel it was an effort to sanitize her reputation.

    It didn’t work with a lot of us.

    She did not have to cause any POW deaths to be a traitor, offering support to our enemy at the time and demoralizing American Troops in harms way is enough.

  7. Americans should realize that our government with the help of it’s people are and have been supporting communism for many years. I
    f it were not for our fellow citizens buying from China most everything, they might not have got off the ground with their economy. We put them in a good position to wipe us out, so don’t be surprised if they eventually go to war with us. Look at yourself and count all the ways you have supported communism before you throw stones. You will likely find that you have a lot of communist goods in your home and business. But it’s good for the one percent that run our country. They surely must be laughing at most of us who fight each other while supporting their greed.

  8. Who is greedier, Ed. Those who start a company, take all of the risk, invest their time and money to get it going and keep it going, hiring people along the way to grow it?

    Or those who come along many years later, get hired and all of sudden, feel they are more entitled than those who poured their life’s blood into it to get it going and now feel they are owed more than they agreed to when they were hired?

    We wouldn’t be buying from China if not for the greed of those demanding more and more and driving the cost of US made goods through the roof.

    By the way, demanding the fruits of someone elses labor is Communism in its most basic form.


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