EDITORIAL NOTE: A communist vet who at 16 fudged his birth date so he could enroll into the People's Army (PAVN) to wage the war in the South now speaks out against the same government he had served in the past.
In this Youtube video, he explains that as a disabled person (loss of function of one arm and one leg), he does not depend on the government but has to work to provide for his wife and children. When his private business took off, government officials "stole" it from him (he does not explain how).
Although he has detailed his case to the Hanoi government through newspapers and letters (about 10 kg in weight total), it has not answered him. That is why he has decided to go public through Youtube.
|A Hanoi Vet Speaks Out Against the Hanoi Government|
This is not the first time PAVN vets have spoken against the Hanoi government.
Many soldiers did not like the war:
One crippled veteran said,
"When they need soldiers, they cover the people with armor, put guns into the people's hands. When all is said and done, when it comes time for the banquets, they put the people on an altar, and feed them incense and ashes. But the real food, that's always for them." Duong Thu Huong, Novel without a name, p 275)
Bao Ninh wrote,