On this day in 1964, Congress passed the “Gulf of Tonkin Resolution” which began massive escalation of the US war and occupation of Viet Nam.
This is a bit slow moving video, but stick with it.
It's full of gems:
1. The "incident" never happened and at least one of the radar man on duty knew and reported it ("Radar men" were later blamed for the false report."
2. The Gulf of Tonkin resolution and all the immediate retaliatory actions after the "incident" had to have been planned weeks if not months in advance of August 4th.
3. We were lied into the Vietnam War with a faked incident attributed to North Vietnam - a classic false flag operation.
In 1964, Lyndon Johnson ran and won the presidency on a campaign of "No War in Vietnam."
Then "something" happened on the night of August 4th in the Gulf of Tonkin (after a previous incident on August 7th) in international waters off of Vietnam.
Just six days later, the normally slow-moving Congress passed the infamous Gulf of Tonkin Resolution which formed the basis for military action in Vietnam.
It was all based on a deliberate fraud as this former active duty Navy lieutenant explains.
One two US Senators opposed the resolution: Senators Wayne Morse (D-OR) and Ernest Gruening (D-AK).
Senator Gruening objected to "sending our American boys into combat in a war in which we have no business, which is not our war, into which we have been misguidedly drawn, which is steadily being escalated".