At the end of the day …. “Boat Person: Vietnamese Refugees Look Back”!!


~~October 2, 2015~~ 


Let’s go back in history and take a trip down “memory lane”.

The Vietnam War ended on April 30, 1975 with the Fall of Saigon to the North Vietnamese Army and the evacuation of more than 130,000 Vietnamese closely associated with the United States or the South Vietnamese regime.

Vietnamese boat people refers to refugees who fled Vietnam by boat and ship after the Vietnam War, especially during 1978 and 1979, but continuing until the early 1990’s. The term is also often used generically to refer to all the Vietnamese (about 2 million) who left their country by any means between 1975 and 1995. This article uses “boat people” to apply only to those who fled Vietnam by boat.

The number of boat people leaving Vietnam and arriving safely in another country totalled almost 800,000 between 1975 and 1995. Many of the refugees failed to survive the passage, facing danger and hardship from pirates, over-crowded boats, and storms. The boat people’s first destinations were the Southeast Asian countries of Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand. The mass flight of hundreds of thousands of boat people from Vietnam in 1978 and 1979 caused an international humanitarian crisis with the Southeast Asian countries increasingly unwilling to accept more boat people on their shores. After negotiations and an international conference in 1979, Vietnam agreed to limit the flow of people leaving the country, the Southeast Asian countries agreed to admit the boat people temporarily, and the rest of the world, especially the developed countries, agreed to assume most of the costs of caring for the boat people and to resettle them in their countries.

From refugee camps in Southeast Asia, the great majority of boat people were resettled in developed countries, more than one-half in the United States and most of the remainder in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, and the United Kingdom. Several tens of thousands were repatriated to Vietnam, either voluntarily or involuntarily. Programs and facilities to carry out resettlement included the Orderly Departure Program, the Philippine Refugee Processing Center, and the Comprehensive Plan of Action.

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These people were displaced as a direct consequence of the Vietnam war.

Ideologies, beliefs, convictions, policies, intervention in an unknown region were applied to this country.

“The invaders” lacked knowledge about the country that was invaded.


The role of the United States in the Vietnam War began after the Second World War and escalated into full commitment during what is termed the Vietnam War from 1959 to 1975.


This historical fact can be brought to our present times and applied to the massive exodus that is occurring in the Middle East as a consequence of the war in Syria.

The common factor: human beings fleeing areas of conflict, danger, oppression, violence and death.

Looking and hoping for a better future for their families.

It seems seems to me that history is repeating itself.

As humans, this race hasn’t learned any life lessons.

The powers that be continue to impose destruction,conflict and chaos in areas were they don’t belong.

Will we ever learn to live in peace?

Can we be compassionate with those that are leaving their homes behind?

I wonder.



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~I Was A Boat Person: Vietnamese Refugees Look Back~

~Published on Oct 1, 2015~

Decades ago, Vietnamese refugees made boat journeys just as dangerous as those facing Syrians today.

This is their story.


We ALL are ONE!! 


Something to think about …. “Syrian Refugees: Go back to What?”!!


~~September 14, 2015~~ 


Refugees of the Syrian Civil War, widely referred to as the Syrian refugees, are Syrian nationals, who have fled Syria with the escalation of the Syrian Civil War.

To escape the violence, more than four million Syrian refugees have fled the country to neighboring Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, and Iraq, while thousands also ended up in more distant countries of the Caucasus, the Persian Gulf, North Africa and Europe. As of February 2015, Turkey has become the world’s biggest refugee hosting country with 2.1 million Syrian refugees and had spent more than US$6 billion on direct assistance to refugees.

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At the end of the day .… “Who is bombing Syria?”!!


~~September 10, 2015~~ 


The Syrian Civil War is an ongoing armed conflict taking place in Syria. The unrest began in the early spring of 2011 within the context of Arab Spring protests, with nationwide protests against President Bashar al-Assad‘s government, whose forces responded with violent crackdowns. The conflict gradually morphed from prominent protests to an armed rebellion after months of military sieges.

The armed opposition consists of various groups that were formed during the course of the conflict, primarily the Free Syrian Army, which was the first to take up arms in 2011, and the Islamic Front, formed in 2013. In 2013, Hezbollah entered the war in support of the Syrian Army. In the east, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a jihadist militant group originating from Iraq, made rapid military gains in both Syria and Iraq, eventually conflicting with the other rebels. By July 2014, ISIL controlled a third of Syria’s territory and most of its oil and gas production, thus establishing itself as the major opposition force.

By July 2013, the Syrian government was in control of approximately 30–40% of the country’s territory and 60% of the Syrian population. A United Nations report in late 2012 described the conflict as being “overtly sectarian in nature”, between mostly Alawite government forces, militias and other Shia groups fighting largely against Sunni-dominated rebel groups, although both opposition and government forces have denied it. Due to foreign involvement, this conflict has been called a proxy war.

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More than 4 million Syrians have fled their country’s ongoing civil war

In recent weeks, chaos at border crossings and train stations, squalid conditions in makeshift refugee camps and a heartbreaking photograph of a drowned Syrian toddler have all helped bring Europe’s refugee crisis into the global spotlight.

According to the UNHCR, more than 380,000 migrants and refugees have landed on Europe’s southern shores so far this year, up from 216,000 arrivals in the whole of 2014. They are fleeing persecution, poverty and conflicts that rage beyond the continent’s borders.

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This Graphic Shows the Astonishing Scale of Syria’s Refugee Crisis


You can see the many “hands’ that are involved in this horrible conflict.

The sad reality of that region.

Greed, war, persecution, conflict, bombing, destruction, displacement …. nothing good can come out of this.

How did this get started?

How will this end?

What will be the final outcome?

How many humans lives will it cost?



~Who’s Bombing Syria Right Now?~

~Published on Sep 10, 2015~

With Syrian refugees fleeing to Europe in huge numbers, we take a look at who is bombing their country right now.


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