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Vietnam's General Vo Nguyen Giap dies
« on: October 04, 2013, 08:12:07 AM »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24402278

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Vo Nguyen Giap, the Vietnamese general who masterminded victories against France and the US, has died aged 102.

His defeat of French forces at Dien Bien Phu in 1953 made him the first military commander to defeat a major Western power in Asia.

He went on to oversee the Tet Offensive against American forces in 1968, often cited as one of the factors that led to the Americans' withdrawal.

Gen Giap also published a number of works on military strategy.


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Re: Vietnam's General Vo Nguyen Giap dies
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2013, 08:15:23 AM »
Wow.  I didn't realize the old bastard was still alive. 

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Re: Vietnam's General Vo Nguyen Giap dies
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2013, 08:24:51 AM »
Agree with Martok... File that one under "Holy shit!" 
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Re: Vietnam's General Vo Nguyen Giap dies
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2013, 08:52:56 AM »
Hmmm.

I think I'll file it under: See ya, wouldn't wanna be ya.

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Re: Vietnam's General Vo Nguyen Giap dies
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2013, 08:57:25 AM »
he may have been the enemy but he certainly has his shit together.
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Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, Who Ousted US From Vietnam, Is Dead.
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2013, 09:56:23 AM »
Vo Nguyen Giap, the relentless and charismatic North Vietnamese general whose battlefield victory at Dien Bien Phu drove France out of Vietnam and whose tenacious resistance to the United States in a long and costly war there and eventually sapped America’s political will to fight, died on Friday in Hanoi. He was believed to be 102.
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Re: Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, Who Ousted US From Vietnam, Is Dead.
« Reply #6 on: October 04, 2013, 10:00:37 AM »
I am assuming he also fought the Japanese before the French. Would be interesting to pick his brain.
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Giap Dead at 102.
« Reply #7 on: October 04, 2013, 12:50:50 PM »
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Re: Vietnam's General Vo Nguyen Giap dies
« Reply #8 on: October 04, 2013, 12:57:53 PM »
merging multiple topics - moving to Current Events for now
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Re: Vietnam's General Vo Nguyen Giap dies
« Reply #9 on: October 04, 2013, 02:36:20 PM »
so weve got Tom Clancy and Giap so far.

whos gonna be #3?
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Re: Vietnam's General Vo Nguyen Giap dies
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2013, 02:46:53 PM »
Me, if my weekend goes according to plan :P
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Re: Vietnam's General Vo Nguyen Giap dies
« Reply #11 on: October 04, 2013, 02:50:49 PM »
so, how is the girlfriend?
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Re: Vietnam's General Vo Nguyen Giap dies
« Reply #12 on: October 04, 2013, 02:58:33 PM »
Sounds like she's awesome :)
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Gen. Giap Dies
« Reply #13 on: October 04, 2013, 03:27:15 PM »
Just posting this topic to mess with with Brant. Yay!
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Re: Vietnam's General Vo Nguyen Giap dies
« Reply #14 on: October 04, 2013, 03:31:07 PM »
Sounds like she's awesome :)

He's got the best of both worlds.

And I have a music vid for that, but I love you guys too much to post Hannah Montana.