Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Plot to overthrow Laotian government

In case you didn't pick this up on the news today. A retired U.S. army officer and a former Laotian general were arrested in California today, along with several others, on charges related to an alleged plot to overthrow the Laotian government by force. The plot involved plans to buy and ship lots and lots of arms to Loas, Thailand, and Vietnam.

U.S. Attorny Scott was quoted as saying

The United States cannot provide a safe harbor to those plotting to overthrow a
government with whom we are at peace

I found this intriguing. What do you know about Laos? Are you aware that the U.S. conducted a secret air war over laos in the 60's and 70's with such an intensity of bombing that Laos became (and remains) the most bombed country in history. We dropped more bombs on Laos than were dropped on all of europe during world war II.

1 comment:

byron said...

I knew about the secret war, but not the level of bombing!