Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Jane Fonda-She Was A Traitor!


In Memory of my brother-in-law LT. C. Thomsen Wieland who spent
100 days at the Hanoi Hilton.

This is for all the kids born in the 70's who do not remember, and
didn't have to bear the burden that our fathers, mothers and older
brothers and sisters had to bear.

Jane Fonda is being honored as one of the '100 Women of the Century.'

Unfortunately, many have forgotten and still countless others have never
known how Ms.Fonda betrayed not only the idea of our country, but
specific men who served and sacrificed during Vietnam.
The first part of this is from an F-4E pilot
The pilot's name is Jerry Driscoll, a River Rat.
In 1968, the former Commandant of the USAFSurvival School was a
POW in Ho Lo Prison the ' Hanoi Hilton.'
Dragged from a stinking cesspit of a cell, cleaned, fed, and dressed
in clean PJ's, he was ordered to describe for a visiting American
'Peace Activist' the 'lenient and humane treatment' he'd received.

He spat at Ms. Fonda, was clubbed and was dragged away.
During the subsequent beating, he fell forward on to the camp
Commandant's feet which sent that officer berserk.

In 1978, the Air Force Colonel still suffered from double vision
(which permanently ended his flying career) from the Commandant's
frenzied application of a wooden baton.
From 1963-65, Col. Larry Carrigan was in the 47FW/DO (F-4E's).
He spent 6 years in the 'Hanoi Hilton',,, the first three of which his
family only knew he was 'missing in action'. His wife lived on faith
that he was still alive. His group, too, got the cleaned-up, fed and
get word to the world that they were alive and still survived.. Each
man secreted a tiny piece of paper, with his Social Security Number
on it, in the palm of his hand..

When paraded before Ms. Fonda and a cameraman, she walked the line,
shaking each man's hand and asking little encouraging snippets like:
'Aren't you sorry you bombed babies?' and 'Are you grateful for the humane
treatment from your benevolent captors?' Believing this HAD to be an act,
they each palmed her their sliver of paper. She took them all without missing
a beat. At the end of the line and once the camera stopped rolling, to the
shocked disbelief of the POWs, she turned to the officer in charge and handed
him all the little pieces of paper.

Three men died from the subsequent beatings. Colonel Carrigan was almost
number four but he survived, which is the only reason we know of her actions
that day.
I was a civilian economic development advisor in Vietnam, and was captured
by the North Vietnamese communists in South Vietnam in1968, and held
prisoner for over 5 years.
I spent 27 months in solitary confinement; one year in a cage in Cambodia;
and one year in a 'black box' in Hanoi. My North Vietnamese captors deliberately
poisoned and murdered a female missionary, a nurse in a leprosarium in Ban me Thuot,
SouthVietnam, whom I buried in the jungle near the Cambodian border. At one time,
I weighed only about 90 lbs. (My normal weight is 170 lbs.)

We were Jane Fonda's 'war criminals.'
When Jane Fonda was in Hanoi, I was asked by the camp communist
political officer if I would be willing to meet with her.
I said yes, for I wanted to tell her about the real treatment we POWs
received... and how different it was from the treatment purported by the North
Vietnamese, and parroted by her as 'humane and lenient.'
Because of this, I spent three days on a rocky floor on my knees, with my
arms outstretched with large steel weights placed on my hands, and beaten
with a bamboo cane.
I had the opportunity to meet with Jane Fonda soon after I was released.
I asked her if she would be willing to debate me on TV. She never did
answer me.
These first-hand experiences do not exemplify someone who should be
honored as part of '100 Years of Great Women. 'Lest we forget...' 100
Years of Great Women' should never include a traitor whose hands are
covered with the blood of so many patriots.
There are few things I have strong visceral reactions to, but Hanoi Jane's
participation in blatant treason, is one of them. Please take the time to
forward to as many people as you possibly can. It will eventually end up
on her computer and she needs to know that we will never forget.

RONALD D. SAMPSON, CMSgt, USAF 716 Maintenance Squadron,
Chief of Maintenance DSN: 875-6431 COMM: 883-6343

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