Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Punji Stick Booby Trap

Punji Stick Booby Trap
Originally uploaded by peter.cipollone
In the Vietnam war of the communists vs the French and, later, the US, the Viet Cong guerillas fought an effective low-tech conflict.

Booby traps, ambush, use of tunnels: the communists were canny.

But they won the allegiance of many Vietnamese people in a harsh way: through murder of community leaders. Today we performed a skit in which the VC force the people to choose between hiding and feeding the guerillas and living a peaceful, impoverished farming life.

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