Posted by BK
on August 21, 2000 at 22:00:56:
> this was forwarded to me, and I thought it appropriate for this board>
> Many of us over 50 remember that during the Viet Nam
> war Jane Fonda opposed
> the war, as many others, but she went to Viet Nam
> and embarrassed the U.S.
> Government and the prisoners of war by her actions.
> Many of these actions
> are spelled out below. It is appalling that her
> actions have been forgotten
> and that she may be honored as one of the "100 Women
> of the Century."
> FORWARDED FOR YOUR INFORMATION
> Subject: HANOI JANE
> Looks like Hanoi Jane may be honored as one of the
> "100 Women of the
> Century". JANE FONDA remembered? Unfortunately
> many have forgotten and
> still countless others have never known how Ms.
> Fonda betrayed not only the
> idea of our "country" but the men who served and
> sacrificed during Vietnam.
> There are few things I have strong visceral
> reactions to, but Jane Fonda's
> participation in what I believe to be blatant
> treason, is one of them.
> Part of my conviction comes from exposure to those
> who suffered her
> The first part of this is from an F-4E pilot. The
> pilot's name is Jerry
> Driscoll, a River Rat. In 1978, the Commandant of
> the USAF Survival School
> was a former POW in Ho Lo Prison-the "Hanoi Hilton".
> Dragged from a stinking
> cesspit of a cell, cleaned, fed, and dressed in
> clean PJs, 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 dragged
> away. During the subsequent beating, he fell
> forward upon the camp
> Commandant's feet, accidentally pulling the man's
> shoe off-which sent that
> officer berserk. In '78, the AF Col. still suffered
> from double vision (which
> permanently ended his flying days) from the
> Vietnamese Col.'s frenzied
> application of wooden baton.
> From 1983-85, Col. Larry Carrigan was the 347FW/DO
> (F-4Es). He spent 6 years
> in the "Hilton"-the first three of which he was
> "missing in action". His
> wife lived on faith that he was still alive. His
> group, too, got the
> cleaned/fed/clothed routine in preparation for a
> "peace delegation" visit.
> They, however, had time and devised a plan to get
> word to the world that they
> still survived.
> Each man secreted a tiny piece of paper, with his
> SSN 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 the little
> Three men died from the subsequent beatings. Col.
> Carrigan was almost number
> To whom it may concern:
> I was a civilian economic development advisor in
> Viet Nam, and was captured
> by the North Vietnamese communists in South Viet Nam
> in 1968, and held 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, South Vietnam, whom I
> buried in the jungle near the Cambodian border. At
> one time, I was weighing
> approximately 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 Jane Fonda. I said yes, for I would like to
> tell her about the real
> treatment we POWs were receiving, which was far
> different from the treatment
> purported by the North Vietnamese, and parroted by
> Jane Fonda, as "humane and
> lenient." Because of this, I spent three days on a
> rocky floor on my knees
> with outstretched arms with a piece of steel placed
> on my hands, and beaten
> with a bamboo cane every time my arms dipped.
> I had the opportunity to meet with Jane Fonda for a
> couple of hours after I
> was released. I asked her if she would be willing
> to debate me on TV. She
> did not answer me, her former husband, Tom Hayden,
> answered for her. She was
> mind controlled by her husband. This does not
> exemplify someone who should
> be honored as part of "100 Years of Great Women."
> Please take the time to read and 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". Lest we forget..."100 years
> of great women"
> Jane Fonda should never be considered.