Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Area of Amusing

You have to love it when they translate Vietnamese to English. These are the Cu Chi Tunnels. During the Vietnam war the people of Cu Chi were driven underground to survive. They dug three levels of tunnels- 3, 6 and 9 meters deep. The tunnels run for ever about 250 km. They were setup with traps, hospitals to care for the injured and kitchen areas that would disipate the smoke. During the night they would come out and kill or steal food and then return underground. The US built their base right above and beside the tunnels. The US bombed and used agent orange to try to deal with the foliage trying to find the people. Because "agent orange" effects the DNA there are still children being born with defects from this war gas.

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