Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Chicoms Were Also Conspiracy Theorists

Apparently the Chinese thought the Vietnamese willingness to meet for peace talks led to the assassination of MLK:

From a Lawyer, Guns and Money post:
And this leads Communist leaders to say hurtful things to one another. The fascinating moving parts:
  1. The apparent belief of Zhou Enlai that the MLK assassination was orchestrated by the U.S. government.
  2. The notion that accepting the idea of peace talks gave the U.S. government the leeway it needed to carry out the assassination.
  3. The notion that, even if this were true, Le Duan would care enough about MLK one way or the other to change policy.

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