May 08, 2009
Old Soldiers Never Die

From Al Jazeera:

Fifty-five years after masterminding a military victory that led to the end of French colonial rule in Indochina, Vietnam’s celebrated General Vo Nguyen Giap is still fighting.

The 98-year-old’s latest battle — with words rather than bullets — is to save the environment and his “enemy” is bauxite mining…

For Giap, the general who has triumphed in wars of resistance against French, and later US forces, the battle to protect the forests and rivers of the Central Highlands from the encroachments of Chinese economic [expansion] may prove to be his toughest yet.



Posted by Jerome Doolittle at May 08, 2009 12:07 PM
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Old soldiers never die .... they just turn green. (Sorry, couldn't resist)

Posted by: Aitch Jay on May 8, 2009 2:06 PM
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