Ignoring pleas of human rights activists, the U.N., and others, Thailand has begun the mass deportation of 4,000 ethnic Hmong back to communist Laos where they are likely to face persecution due their assistance to the U.S. during the CIA's war in Laos and the Vietnam war.
[T]he soldiers are unarmed although equipped with shields and batons. Col Thana said the Hmong were being taken to a nearby staging area where they would be put on buses which would take them to the Thai border town of Nong Khai and then across to Laos.
It is expected the Hmong will resist and violence will break out. The State Department has tried to intervene, to no avail. It sent "a senior official" to Bangkok last week, and 9 Senators wrote a letter.
Wrote a letter? That's it? The U.S., through the CIA, recruited and used the Hmong for more than a decade during their secret war in Laos and the Vietnam War. Some stats [More...]:
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It appears there may have been a revenge killing. A White hunter, James Allen Nichols, is accused of killing a Hmong hunter, Cha Vang, earlier this month. (yes, the names are that similar.) Was it an accidental shooting? Consider this:
There was no need to shoot Vang, stab him six times and then shove a 3- to 4-inch stick down his throat, what Allen has been accused of doing. Maybe, in the heat of the moment, it became a crime of hatred.
The Hmong community is seeking justice.
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