But there is a latent force in American life which could be of vital help. The nation needs a rebirth of a great spiritual force, which has been impaired by cynicism and weakened by foreign infection. You can call it nationalism if you will."- Former president Herbert Hoover at the 1960 Republican Convention
The Vietnam War Public Law 86-90, Its Use and Ramifications
In June 1954, Stetsko, Bandera's second in command along with Marv Liebman, founded the Asian People's Anti-Communist League (APACL) in Taiwan. Its leadership was recruited from Bandera supporters Chaing Kai Shek, Synman Rhee, and Ngo Dim Diem among others. Liebman and Stetsko laid out the ideology and agenda for the group. This is important because they constitute the direct link between Public Law 86-90 and the Vietnam War.
In May 1964, the Asian Peoples Anti-Communist League (APACL) demanded help from the world to fight for Vietnam, for US help to bring the war to the communists, stating that: "This stand of the APACL represents the "unanimous wish of the Asian people... Every free nation should support the Republic of Vietnam, which is waging the war for the "freedom of the whole free world." It's not surprising that Ukraine should echo these same words today. -Taiwan Today -May 17, 1964 article " APACL Leader Backing Up Vietnam's Appeal For Help"
By 1968 Stetsko had increased the setting up of nationalist states worldwide under the umbrella of the World Anti-Communist League. The APACL was his crowning glory, its second conference held in Saigon, Vietnam in 1968.
Public Law 86-90 Unleashed!
Nestled inside the Captive Nations Proclamation is the only reference up to that point in history of the country of North Vietnam. It didn't exist, yet was constantly referred to throughout the war and even today, 50 years later. This document is the only one of its kind. It recognizes a North Vietnam and a North Vietnamese people prior to the Vietnam War.
Who were the American military fighting in Vietnam? America fought the North Vietnamese as per Public Law 86-90, from the days of the war to the present.
The United States Government Archives also refer to North Vietnam as a country where US soldiers died. The US Gov Archives confirm the validity of Public Law 86-90.
58,220 American soldiers fought and died fighting in a war against a country that first existed in the mind of Stepan Bandera and Yaroslav Stetsko.
Why did America Fight the Vietnam War? The Real Reason Confirmed
According to president Johnson, who made these decisions : "I knew Harry Truman and Dean Acheson had lost their effectiveness from the day the Communists took over in China. I believed that the loss of China had played a large role in the rise of Joe McCarthy. And I knew that all these problems, taken together, were chickenshit compared with what might happen if we lost Vietnam." Van Demark, Brian (1995). Into the Quagmire: Lyndon Johnson and the Escalation of the Vietnam War. Oxford University Press , p. 25
Against the backdrop of history, president Johnson's reason for sending our troops to Vietnam was to protect Democracy. It wasn't Vietnamese democracy, which didn't exist in a fascist nationalist state. Our troops died in Vietnam to protect American democracy in the USA.
President Johnson's gambit was to put off the takeover, or complete makeover, of the United States of America and give our country a chance to step back, reflect, and hopefully choose Democracy.
President Richard M. Nixon