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There were over 58,000 American casualties in the Vietnam War. And while the Obama administration would like to forget the supporting role Fidel Castro played in the defeat of the United States in Vietnam, the Communists have not.
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The Cuban radio station, Radio Cadena Agramonte reports that a Cuban delegation from the Communist party attended the recent celebration of America’s defeat held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. During the ceremony the Cuban’s were thanked for their part in the “victory”:
“Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, May 2.- Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung held talks here with the member of the Secretariat of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba (PCC) Jose Ramon Balaguer on the deep bilateral relations, local media highlighted today.
Dung delivered the main speech at the celebration of 40th anniversary of the liberation of the south, and afterwards met with the heads of the three invited delegations from Cuba, Laos and Cambodia.
Together with the Cuban representative, there were the Laotian Vice President Bounnhang Volachit and the Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Men San On.
The Vietnamese leader stressed that the victory of the spring of 1975 was also achieved due to the support of the socialist states such as the former Soviet Union, China, Laos, Cambodia and Cuba, as well as that of international friends.
Regarding the Largest of the Antilles, Dung recalled the historic words of the leader of the Revolution, Fidel Castro that for Vietnam “we are willing to give our own blood”.
Cuban Communists are known to have tortured American POW’s during the Vietnam War under what was known as the “Cuban Program”.