Saturday, June 05, 2010

Anti-American Art: Bombers Bursting in Air

Chinese poster from the 1960s honoring the Vietnamese anti-aircraft defenses warding off American bombing missions over Vietnam. Be sure to click on this one to enlarge and see all the detail. There are camouflaged gun teams, armed gunboats, and even female militia shooting down the jets with rifles. Practice makes perfect, and these heroic defenders clearly had lots of it.

During his 2000 campaign, US Senator and war criminal John McCain, downed by one of these heroic teams in 1967, said "I hate the gooks. I will hate them as long as I live." For those of us on the side of the Vietnamese defenders, John, the feeling is mutual.

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