Laos (FFC) Lao military forces continue to use forced starvation as a
weapon against the U.S. Secret veterans and their families in the remote
mountains of Laos. Their future remains uncertain.
Since the end of November, 2005, combined Lao PDR and SRV military units
continue to buildup and have surrounded the veterans of the U.S. Secret
veterans and their families. By early December, 2005, as the military
campaign to wipe out the defenseless people in the jungle continues,
leaders in the Xaysomboune Special Zone and Borikhamxay cried out to the
United States government and the United Nations for intervention. Thus
far, there have been no responses from the U.S. government, or the U.N.
Since mid December 2005, the Lao PDR and Vietnamese military though not
chasing and and hunting the veterans and their families, have surrounded
them and occupied their food sources. The Lao PDR continues using
starvation as a weapon to wipe out the former French and U.S. ally trapped
in the mountainous jungles of Laos.
Between January 1, 2006 to February 2, 2006, reports from various groups
in the mountainous jungles of Laos confirmed a total of 156 people have
died from starvation, mostly affected are children under the age of
ten. A report received on Wednesday afternoon, February 1, 2006, from Lee
Dang and Choua Pao Xiong, leaders in the northern part of Vientiane
Province, reported twenty adults and forty-one children have died from
starvation. On February 2, 2006, FFC also received a confirmed report
from Yang Toua Thao and Moua Toua Ter, leaders in the Xaysomboune Special
Zone, indicated that thirty-six adults and fifty children, under the age
of ten, have died from starvation. As for the group visited by the BBC in
March of 2004, under the leadership of Wa Leng Lee, and another group
under the leadership of Wa Meng Yang who's at the border of Laos and
Vietnam in the Borikhamxay Province, also reported six adults and
twenty-three children have died from starvation.
The desperate plight of the U.S. Secret veterans and their families
continues as the Lao PDR and Vietnamese military continues to buildup to
The Fact Finding Commission is dedicated to exposing the plight of the
veterans of the U.S. Secret War who have hid in the mountains and jungles
of Laos for the past thirty years to escape the retribution of the
communist Lao government for their loyalty services to the United States
during the War in Southeast Asia.
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