Reactionary portraits: Nguyen Hữu Chánh - a terrorist under the name of political dissident


Nguyen Hữu Chánh (also known as Nguyen Hoang Dan, Nguyen Anh Tuan, Tony Bao Long) was born October 1, 1952 in Binh Dinh province. In 1982 he secretly left Vietnam while being pursued by the Vietnamese government for his engagement in weapon-smuggling activities, and immigrated to the United States.
He is the Vietnamese-American founder of anti-Vietnam organization Government of Free Vietnam (GFVN), in which he served as its prime minister. Founded on April 30, 1995—the 20-year anniversary of the fall of Saigon—the group defined as its goal "to dismantle the Communist dictatorship of the Social Republic of Vietnam by a peaceful, practical and persistent approach."
At its beginning, the GFVN counted former South Vietnamese soldiers, politicians and refugees, as well as some American Vietnam War veterans, among its members. It funded leaflet distributions, radio hijackings, and bombing and arson attacks, all in an effort to overthrow the Vietnam’s government.
The GFVN's roots were in previous resistance groups, and its senior leadership was dominated by former South Vietnam elite. Its first "Vice Prime Minister" was Linh Quang Vien, an American- and French-educated military officer who held senior positions in multiple governments in South Vietnam before rising to the rank of lieutenant general. The Minister of Justice would be Nguyen Huy Dau, a South Vietnamese ambassador who was a law professor and served as a senior judge in the Superior Court of Saigon. Assuming the title of Prime Minister was Nguyen Khanh, a South Vietnamese general and Head of State of the Republic of Vietnam from 1964 to 1965 after a bloodless military coup that overthrew a military junta put in place by a previous coup.
Leading the troops was Nguyen Huu Chanh. A civil engineer before the Vietnam War, GFVN documents say he became a member of a resistance group located in Central Vietnam. In 1982, the leader of that group, a man named Nguyen Hoang Dan (whom the government of Vietnam identifies as Chanh himself), sent Chanh overseas to build support for the overthrow of the communist regime. Eventually, he landed in Little Saigon, using it as a jumping-off point to travel the world, rallying the diaspora and eventually turning them on to the GFVN cause.
The group's claims to have trained more than 100,000 supporters at KC-702, a hidden camp in the Indochina frontier, where part of the above account takes place, seem dubious at best. After all, its base of command was not somewhere deep in the Mekong Delta, but rather an office building on the fringes of Little Saigon off Brookhurst Street in Garden Grove, the city the organization always called home.
In fact, bombings are one of his favorite topics—and hobbies. . . . He readily describes the bombs his supporters threw at the Vietnamese embassies in Bangkok, Phnom Penh and Manila and the one they claim to have planted in Hanoi's airport. Chanh's favorite subject, however, is the destruction yet to come.
These show us his true essence of a terrorist. Chanh and his accomplices like Le Kim Hung, Huynh Buu Chau, Le Van Minh, Tran Van Đuc, Nguyen Hoang Son, Huynh Bich Lien, Le Van Binh, Cao Tri, Nguyen Cong Danh, Tran Đat Phuong and Nguyen Thuong Cuc or Foshee Thuong Nguyen Linda with U.S. nationality have conducted many scheme of bombing Vietnam’s embassies in Thailand, Philippines and state facilities  and public places in Vietnam. Fortunately, all those plots were not succeeded, the bombs failed to explode.
In June 1999, the government of Vietnam police issued an international order to pursue Nguyen Huu Chanh for his role behind the terrorist attacks against Vietnamese embassies overseas as well as in Vietnam. In 1999 and 2000, GFVN members living in Thailand and Cambodia were arrested for allegedly attempting to smuggle explosives and anti-government leaflets into Vietnam, where they planned to distribute and use the items. Tried in Ho Chi Minh City—the former South Vietnamese capital of Saigon—in 2001, the individuals received sentences of up to 20 years.
In October 2001, tipped off by Thai police, Orange County Sheriff's deputies arrested Vo Duc Van of Baldwin Park as he stepped off a plane at John Wayne Airport. He faced charges in the United States for using a weapon of mass destruction in a foreign country connected to an "attempted bombing" of the Vietnamese embassy in Bangkok the year before. Meanwhile, Vo's older brother, Vinh Tan Nguyen, was arrested in Manila for a similar bombing attempt on the Vietnamese embassy in the Philippines.
FBI agents visited the GFVN's offices in November 2002 twice to ask Chanh about its activities. Under the Neutrality Act, it's illegal for U.S. citizens to support military action against foreign nations during peacetime. The note accused Chanh of being a terrorist ringleader who would travel to Laos and Cambodia to "recruit and train people to produce, use mines and bombs," as well as "purchase grenades and explosives for terrorist activities against Vietnam."
On April 5, 2006, Nguyen Huu Chanh was detained by Korean police officers in SeoulSouth Korea, because the Vietnamese government had made a request to the Korean authorities to detain Nguyen Huu Chanh for possible “charges of arms weapon trafficking and acts of terrorism”. Lucky for him when the Seoul High Court rejected the Vietnamese request to hand over Chanh.
When released, he does not consider it as a lesson but still carry out anti-Vietnam activities. In June 2014, Chanh founded Vietnam’s People Alliance (Lien Minh Dan Toc Viet Nam) in which he stressed his plot “The South China Sea Boat” of carrying The flag of South Vietnam to Paracel Islands. People inside and outside Vietnam ask each other about what trick is he doing now?
In my opinion, it’s time for us to recognize and expose Chanh’s true face of a filthy terrorist who abused overseas Vietnamese people’s naïve for his own benefits. People should realize it and boycott him for good./.
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Love Peace 11/12/16 17:19

The Vietnamese government thanked the FBI for information shared with Vietnam concerning the cases of Nguyen Huu Chanh and his associates, several of whom have been convicted of crimes related to the bombing or attempted bombing of Vietnam's embassies abroad.

MaskOf Zero 11/12/16 17:21

The Vietnamese state linked Nguyen Huu Chanh was suspected of plotting to bomb Vietnam embassies in recent years.

Only Solidar 11/12/16 17:22

We want them to be treated equitably and appropriately under Vietnamese law and we want to continue doing what we have been doing for them and their families

Pack Cassiopian 11/12/16 17:51

I can't believe that a man like Chanh has true patriotism.

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