The Chemical Scythe

“Tress are our enemy,” declared the U.S. Army Commander.

“It became necessary to destroy the town on order to save it,” said the Airforce major.

“In 1967/68 alone the actual earth blown away by American bombs was ten times the excavation required for the Suez Canal,” reported SCIENCE magazine.

“To make progress it is necessary to level everything. The inhabitants must go back to zero, lost their traditional culture, for it blocks everything.” explained the U.S. Diplomat.

“We are taking special care to make him look Vietnamese,” assured the plastic surgeon, working on a young boy whose face had been melted away by napalm.

Noted here after reading the book “AGENT ORANGE : Collateral Damage in Viet Nam” by Philip Jones Griffiths, 2003.

Author: Tara Buakamsri

A dreamer, trouble shooter, and ordinary individual who believe that life is filled with possibilities waiting to be realized, rich with meanings calling out to be understood.

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