Vietnam military mastermind Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, who defeated French and Americans, dies, 102

  • Article by: CHRIS BRUMMITT , Associated Press
  • Updated: October 4, 2013 - 7:15 PM

HANOI, Vietnam — Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap, the brilliant and ruthless commander who led the outgunned Vietnamese to victory first over the French and then the Americans, died Friday. The last of the country's old-guard revolutionaries was 102.

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SwiftBoatOct. 4, 1311:09 AM

Defeated France? Really now, that's easy.

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welingotnOct. 4, 1311:23 AM

Same guy that defeated Nixon.

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fatredneckOct. 4, 1311:48 AM

he didn't defeat the Americans, the american left, patriots that they are, did that

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knute101Oct. 4, 1312:25 PM

We offered the Vietnamese Freedom, Wealth and Prosperity they simply would'nt fight for it. Vietnam could be as Free and Wealthy today as South Korea, however, the Vietnamese were lazy cowards and now they're paying for it. Living in a dictatorship and suffering under a bunch of little tyrants. A perfect example of receiving what you pay for - or correctly stated as what you fight for!!!

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carlbsOct. 4, 1312:39 PM

The "American way" may not be all it's cracked up to be -- for many people anyway. Want to bet the happiness quotient (yes it exists) is higher right now in Vietnam than it is here?

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dismaynardOct. 4, 13 1:03 PM

So, are we celebrating this guy's death, or are we honoring it? I mean this General was responsible for a lot of American deaths. And defeating France, that is hard to say. Maybe he chased them out of the country is more accurate, since the French do like to run away after we come in to bail them out. Defeated America? No, our own government defeated itself by not allowing the military to do it's job. Same reason why Iraq and Afghanistan are such a mess.

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A440Oct. 4, 13 2:00 PM

Rmember one of his best recruits: The US liberal media!

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sunburstfarmOct. 4, 13 3:03 PM

Liberals are shedding a tear becuase of this news. BTW he wasnt' a Vietnam General. He was a NORTH vietnamese general.

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rkn55811Oct. 4, 13 8:38 PM

I am glad to see that not everyone is swallowing the "defeated America" line. Without the help of the likes of Jane Fonda, John Kerry and the liberal media, he would have been just another Communist poster child.

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