Communist sympathizer Jane Fonda on her Vietnam trip 45 years later: ‘I’m proud I went’

Leftwing actress, activist, and commie-sympathizer Jane Fonda appeared on BBC’s “Hardtalk” to discuss a variety of issues.

But things got really “interesting” when host Stephen Sackur asked her if she had a “sense of regret” about visiting Hanoi and being photographed with an enemy anti-aircraft weapon during the Vietnam War.

Not only did Fonda deny having any regrets about going, she defended her trip on the basis that it somehow ended up saving “2 million people who could have died of famine and drowning.”

It is unclear on what basis Fonda is making such a sweeping claim. But we do know, as documented by R.J. Rummel at the University of Hawaii, the communist Viet Cong murdered tens of thousands of South Vietnamese after the U.S. withdrew from Vietnam. So, there’s that.

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“I don’t regret going to Vietnam,” said Fonda. “The United States was bombing the dikes in North Vietnam — earthen dikes in the Red River Delta. If the dikes had given way, according to Henry Kissinger, somewhere around 2 million people could have died of famine and drowning. And we were bombing, and it wasn’t being talked about. And I thought, ‘Well, I’m a celebrity. Maybe if I go, and I bring back evidence.’ And it did stop two months after I got back, so I’m proud that I went. It changed my life, all for the good.”

The one thing Fonda did express remorse over was the fact that her appearance with the anti-aircraft made her look like she was “siding with the enemy.”

“The thing that I regret is that on my last day there, I made the mistake of going to a ceremony at an anti-aircraft gun. It wasn’t being used. There were no airplanes or anything like that. There was a ceremony and I was asked to sing and people were laughing and so forth and I was led, and I sat down, laughing. And then I got up and as I walked away, I realized, ‘Oh my gosh. It’s going to look like I am against my own country’s soldiers and siding with the enemy, which is the last thing in the world that was true.”

“I had spent years working with veterans and soldiers,” Fonda added, “but the image was there.”

Sackur added that the incident “changed the perception of you forever.”

Speaking of perceptions, Fonda was later asked if she was proud of her country, to which she responded with an emphatic “no.”

“But, I’m proud of the resistance,” Fonda said. “I’m proud of the people who are turning out in unprecedented numbers and continue over and over and over again to protest what Trump is doing. I’m very proud of them, that core.”

Yep, from the Vietnam era to today, one thing remains the same…

Commies gonna Commie.

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