This is a page I have put together to make individuals aware of what some people did during an unpopular war!
It is my opinion and that of a Vietnam Veteran that Jane Fonda should be tried for TREASON!
Ever since I heard that Jane Fonda was going over to the enemy and doing acts scandalous to our nation I have despised her.
Some have said that it is time to forgive but I cannot do that. If it were myself, or any of my friends, we would have been
shot as a traitor.
I know of the so-called apology however I don’t believe it was from her heart and believe she should dedicate some of her time
to helping our POW/MIA’s to atone for such atrocities.
I feel that there was a lot of agitators and communist influence causing much of the riots and mistrust aimed at out nation
during that period of time. Mind me, I don’t believe this is cause to forgive them for such acts but it may have not been all their
doing. Many college students were sheep led to demonstrate and may feel much different now? Whatever the scenario they did
the wrong thing and must NEVER FORGET WHAT THEY DID!
Some may say, “Put it to rest”, “That was the past”, “Forget the past” HOWEVER these statements are hard to swallow for those who participated in the Vietnam war and put their life on the line while doing their duty. It may even be harder for those POW’s who were there when the atrocities were committed.
I do not believe that ANY person that may be honored in a TV special called "A Celebration: 100 Years of Great Women" should have ANY connection to being a traitor!
YES, It is true, some of the eMails out there push the envelope and add some things that really didn’t happen, but then there are many more that have not been talked about either.
Those of you who want to bring some real facts into hand whether Jane Fonda's actions in North Vietnam fall into the realm of "treason". The 2002 book Aid and Comfort: Jane Fonda in North Vietnam by attorneys Henry Mark Holzer and Erika Holzer, will provide you with the information.
For those who may have forgotten what Jane Fonda did during this time of Police Action (now called WAR) I will bring back some
history for you.
Jane Fonda toured North Vietnam, propagandized on behalf of the communists, and participated in an orchestrated
"press conference" with American POWs in 1972. There's no denying that she defamed POWs by whitewashing the
Viet Cong's treatment of them and later calling them liars when they spoke out.
As you can see in the below photo's.......Jane was having a lot of fun with our enemy!
Hanoi Jane's Broadcast from
on August 22, 1972 from the Hotel Especen;
The following public domain information is a transcript from the US Congress House Committee on Internal Security, Travel to Hostile
Areas, HR 16742, 19-25 September, 1972, page 7671. (From the CompuServe Military Veteran's Forum)
[Radio Hanoi attributes talk on DRV visit to Jane Fonda; from Hanoi in English to American servicemen involved in the Indochina War,
1 PM GMT, 22 August 1972. Text: Here's Jane Fonda telling her impressions at the end of her visit to the Democratic Republic of Vietnam;
(follows recorded female voice with American accent)
This is Jane Fonda. During my two-week visit in the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, I've had the opportunity to visit a great many places
and speak to a large number of people from all walks of life-workers, peasants, students, artists and dancers, historians, journalists, film actresses,
soldiers, militia girls, members of the women's union, writers.
I visited the (Dam Xuac) agricultural coop, where the silk worms are also raised and thread is made. I visited a textile factory, a kindergarten in Hanoi. The beautiful Temple of Literature was where I saw traditional dances and heard songs of resistance. I also saw unforgettable ballet about the guerrillas training bees in the south to attack enemy soldiers. The bees were danced by women, and they did their job well.
In the shadow of the Temple of Literature I saw Vietnamese actors and actresses perform the second act of Arthur Miller's play All My Sons, and this was very moving to me-the fact that artists here are translating and performing American plays while US imperialists are bombing their country.
I cherish the memory of the blushing militia girls on the roof of their factory, encouraging one of their sisters as she sang a song praising the blue sky of Vietnam-these women, who are so gentle and poetic, whose voices are so beautiful, but who, when American planes are bombing their city, become such good fighters.
I cherish the way a farmer evacuated from Hanoi, without hesitation, offered me, an American, their best individual bomb shelter while US bombs fell near by. The daughter and I, in fact, shared the shelter wrapped in each others arms, cheek against cheek. It was on the road back from Nam Dinh, where I had witnessed the systematic destruction of civilian targets-schools, hospitals, pagodas, the factories, houses, and the dike system.
As I left the United States two weeks ago, Nixon was again telling the American people that he was winding down the war, but in the rubble-strewn streets of Nam Dinh, his words echoed with sinister (words indistinct) of a true killer. And like the young Vietnamese woman I held in my arms clinging to me tightly-and I pressed my cheek against hers-I thought, this is a war against Vietnam perhaps, but the tragedy is America's.
One thing that I have learned beyond a shadow of a doubt since I've been in this country is that Nixon will never be able to break the spirit of these people; he'll never be able to turn Vietnam, north and south, into a neo-colony of the United States by bombing, by invading, by attacking in any way. One has only to go into the countryside and listen to the peasants describe the lives they led before the revolution to understand why every bomb that is dropped only strengthens their determination to resist.
I've spoken to many peasants who talked about the days when their parents had to sell themselves to landlords as virtually slaves, when there were very few schools and much illiteracy, inadequate medical care, when they were not masters of their own lives.
But now, despite the bombs, despite the crimes being created-being committed against them by Richard Nixon, these people own their own land, build their own schools-the children learning, literacy- illiteracy is being wiped out, there is no more prostitution as there was during the time when this was a French colony. In other words, the people have taken power into their own hands, and they are controlling their own lives.
And after 4,000 years of struggling against nature and foreign invaders-and the last 25 years, prior to the revolution, of struggling against French colonialism-I don't think that the people of Vietnam are about to compromise in any way, shape or form about the freedom and independence of their country, and I think Richard Nixon would do well to read Vietnamese history, particularly their poetry, and particularly the poetry written by Ho Chi Minh.
[end of recording]
In 1988, 16 years after her tour of Hanoi when she made her famous radio broadcast and had her picture taken behind the anti- aircraft guns that were shooting down US pilots, Jane Fonda appeared on 20/20 and was interviewed by Barbara Walters. The timing of the interview is interesting. Jane Fonda was making a movie in New England and the movie's production schedule was seriously interrupted by demonstrations from angry Vietnam Veterans. Jane Fonda's participation in the interview may have been an attempt to help appease the angry protestors.
Two versions of this interview exist, one an actual transcript, the other a press release.
The transcript reads:
"There are still people who . . . I guess, feel you have never apologized. Would you like to just say something to them now?"
"Well . . . it's not . . . I would like to say something not just to . . . the Vietnam veterans . . . in New England . . . but . . . to . . . to men who were in Vietnam who . . . who I hurt . . . or who's pain I caused to . . .deepen because of things I said . . . or did . . . I . . . I feel that I owe them an apology . . . my intentions were never to hurt them . . . or to make their situation worse, it was . . . it was the contrary . . . I was trying to help end the war . . . but there were times when I was thoughtless and careless about it and I . . . and I am very sorry . . . that I hurt them . . . and I want to apologize to them and to their families . . . "
This was released to the media:
"I would like to say something, not just to Vietnam veterans in New England, but to men who were in Vietnam, who I hurt, or whose pain I caused to deepen because of things that I said or did," Fonda said. "I was trying to help end the killing and the war, but there were times when I was thoughtless and careless about it and I'm . . . very sorry that I hurt them. And I want to apologize to them and their families."
DOES THIS APOLOGY GIVE YOU WARM FUZZIES? DO YOU WANT TO FORGIVE HER NOW??
Well, It sure does nothing for me and her statement is truly not from the heart!!
No this caused the making of things like Hanoi Jane urinal targets, as seen below….
The below photo shows that Hanoi Jane was likely to get arrested occasionally also…..
In 1970 while speaking to college students she was quoted as saying:
"Its my fondest wish, that some day, every
will get down on their knees and pray to God that some day
they will have the opportunity to live in a Communist Society."
To get an idea for the extent of Hanoi Jane's obsession with Communism, you have to understand how she chose her son's name. Hanoi Jane returned to Vietnam shortly after the war ended in 1975, with her small son, Troy, to attend a special service being held in her honor. This event was not just to recognize and honor Hanoi Jane. Her newborn son was formally christened and named for the Communist hero Nguyen Van Troi. Troi was a Viet Cong Sapper who was executed by the South Vietnamese in 1963 for attempting to assassinate U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara.
NOW it is my opinion that she should be charged with TREASON.
Here are a couple of definitions of Treason “SEE what you think”:
MODERN AMERICAN LAW OF TREASON
Not until 1945 did the Supreme Court of the United States review a treason conviction. Cramer v. United States, 325 U.S. 1 (1945) was the first, followed by seven others: Haupt v. United States, 330 U.S. 631 (1947), Chandler v. United States, 171 F.2d 921 (1st Cir. 1948), Gillars v. United States, 182 F.2d 962 (1950), Best v. United States, 184 F.2d 131 (1st Cir. 1950), Burgman v. United States, 188 F.2d 637 (D.C. Cir. 1951), D'Aquino v. United States, 192 F.2d 338 (9 Cir. 1951), Kawakita v. United States, 343 U.S. 717 (1952).
Cumulatively, these eight decisions arising from World War II established that to take a treason indictment to a jury the prosecution must prove four elements:
(1) an overt act,
(2) testified to by two witnesses,
(3) manifesting an intent to betray the United States (which can be inferred from the overt act itself),
(4) which act provided aid and comfort to the enemy.
A breach of allegiance to one's government, usually committed through levying war against such government or by giving aid or comfort to the enemy.
The offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance; or of betraying the state into the hands of a foreign power.
Treason consists of two elements: adherence to the enemy, and rendering him aid and comfort.
Cramer v. U. S., U.S.N.Y., 325 U.S. l, 65 S.Ct. 918, 9327 89 L.Ed. 1441. See 18 U.S.C.A. 2381. A person can be convicted of treason only on the testimony of two witnesses, or confession in open court. Art. III, Sec. 3, U.S. Constitution.
Constructive treason. Treason imputed to a person by law from his conduct or course of actions, though his deeds taken severally do not amount to actual treason. This doctrine is not known in the United States.
High treason. In English law, treason against the king or sovereign, as distinguished from petit or petty treason, which might formerly be committed against a subject.
Misprision of treason. See Misprision of treason.
Petit treason. In old English law, the crime committed by a wife in killing her husband, or a servant his lord or master, or an ecclesiastic his lord or ordinary. 4 Bi, Comm. 75.
Treason-felony. Under the English statute 11 & 12 Vict., c. 12, passed in 1848, is the offense of compassing, devising, etc., to depose her majesty from the crown; or to levy war in order to intimidate either house of parliament, etc., or to stir up foreigners by any printing or writing to invade the kingdom. This offense is punishable with penal servitude for life, or for any term not less than five years, etc., under statutes 11 & 12 Vict., c. 12, § 3; 20 & 21 Vict., c. 3, § 2; 27 & 28 Vict., c. 47, § 2. By the statute first above mentioned, the government is enabled to treat as felony many offenses which must formerly have been treated as high treason.
Treasonable. Having the nature or guilt of treason.
SOURCE’s: Black's Law Dictionary, Sixth Edition