I agree. Chin Peng was a nationalist who loved his country. But he was also a Socialist/Communist. Chin and Ho Chi Minh were much alike. Both were Nationalists and Communists. Both fought the Japanese and later the returning European colonial power.Jim the Moron wrote: ↑Sun Jul 07, 2019 5:01 pmChin Peng was perhaps the greatest of Malaysian patriots. He led the fight against the Japanese occupation, and then the fight against British occupation. Politics be damned. Malaysian authorities won't even allow his ashes to be returned from Thailand for interment in his beloved Malaya.
Neverfail is trying to convince us to ignore Ho’s Socialism/Communism in order to discredit US intervention in Vietnam.
He is saying, “Look. There was no need to fight in Vietnam. Let Ho win. He was a patriot trying to unify his country. The yanks got it wrong.”
He might have been a nationalist but he was also a Socialist/Communist. Once his regime was in power, millions died. Once Vietnam fell, so did Cambodia too.
Chin Peng was the same. He was both a nationalist and a Socialist/Communist. Strangely Neverfail does not seem to object to British and Commonwealth forces fighting to save Malaya and Singapore.
But he is vehement in his opposition to US involvement in Vietnam.
Both events were essentially the same.