The 4-minute video clip entitled “The Horror of Agent Orange: WARNING: Disturbing Images,” has been viewed by over 2,380 people as of July 17 at http://www.friction.tv/debate.php?debateno=672.
Aldis points to the fact that the effects of Agent Orange used by the American forces in Vietnam have gone into the third generation.
He stresses that “this crime of using chemicals, particularly Agent Orange in Vietnam, has to be answered for Monsanto Dow Chemicals and the other companies and the American government have to accept their responsibility.”
After a week, the video clip has attracted the concern of many people from different countries, including Americans. They have expressed their admiration at Len’s tireless activities and shared the same view that “justice must belong to the victims of Agent Orange.”
Hereunder are some of the responses.
“Full of admiration for your incredible energy over a period of years in bringing this shameful issue of Agent Orange to the attention of the world,” said Phil Sedler.
Anonymous says “Thankfully, there are others who fight tirelessly to bring the awful truth to the worlds attention. Len's efforts and commitment have changed the lives of hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese - and yet there is still so much more to be done. The US must offer compensation for the damage they have caused - not only to the people but also to the environment which still harbours dioxin and which will still bring damage to the Vietnamese people for generations to come. They must correct the wrongs that they have inflicted. It is their moral responsibility.”
Anonymous says “It was a pleasure to watch Mr Aldis speak with all the passion and commitment. After listening to Mr. Aldis speak I know it won't be long before it reaches a million people world-wide who can not be ignored. Justice for the Victims of Agent Orange!”
Anonymous says “This is an important video, this has been neglected internationally for far too long. The companies concerned and the US government must compensate the victims of Agent Orange and their descendents and offer medical support, they must also restore the damaged land, they must take responsibility for their actions.”
Anonymous says “We can't let the USA get away with this war crime - justice for the victims of Agent Orange.”
Marih Alyn-Claire says “I was a teenager when the war in Vietnam started. I am sorry for the cruelty and inhumanity of the American leaders and businesses who profited and continue to profit from other people's death and suffering.”
Anonymous says “I am a Vietnam Vet and watching this video makes me ashamed of my country. I will ask everyone I know to sign the Agent Orange Petition. People are more important than money. Justice for the Victims of Agent Orange!”
Anonymous says “The US government must take responsibility for having waged illegal chemical warfare. We must act now to support and join the efforts of our Vietnamese brothers and sisters to hold these companies and the US government responsible. If we do not, white phosphorus and depleted uranium will continue to rain on civilian populations in other areas of the world.”
Anonymous says “This small film is a chilling indictment of the United States of America and shows how little they care about humanity. Mr Aldis deserves a lot of credit for his battle to fight for Justice for the Victims of Agent Orange.”
Anonymous says “The three judges are now deciding their ruling, when it will be announced we do not know. It could be months even into next year. Meanwhile, as we have seen with the death of Mr Quy, many hundreds will die and many new victims will be born.”
Anonymous says “We all owe it to the Victims of Agent Orange to sign the Agent Orange Petition and circulate the Petition link as widely as possible. It's inconceivable to think that the Dow Chemical Company and Monsanto might get away with this crime against humanity. These poor Victims of Agent Orange will suffer every day until they die and it's not right and it's not fair and it can't be allowed to happen. The entire world needs to know the truth about Agent Orange.”
Thomas Metcalf and Art Connolly from the Agent Orange Association of Canada say “Very good video about a great injustice. The chemical companies and the government must be held accountable. Thank you for your courage and determination to find justice for the victims of Agent Orange. Your work is known throughout the world.”
Anonymous says “This is a very good video, Mr Aldis. I have signed the Agent Orange petition and have asked all my friends to sign. We from Vietnam know your good work and thank you so very much from our hearts.”
Anonymous says “The management of Dow or Monsanto should be ashamed in refusing to acknowledge their guilt or to pay the innocent victims of Agent Orange. The USA always paints the picture of taking the moral high ground but the Agent Orange Genocide in Vietnam is proof again US Imperialism is alive.”
Anonymous says “We need to do something, first of all to acknowledge it and more and more people should know consequences of AGENT ORANGE, so that we have bigger voice.”
Anonymous says “Congratulations to Len Aldis: this tragedy needs to be made as public as possible.”
Anonymous says “Agent Orange is nothing less than a War Crime. Monsanto and Dow Chemical Companies made a fat profit from the murder and suffering and now MUST pay all the victims both Vietnamese and American.”
Anonymous says “The chemical companies must be forced to law to pay compensation to the Vietnamese people. Looking at the terrible birth defects that people in Vietnam are still suffering makes me so angry. We the people of the United States must insist our government pay compensation to these poor innocent victims. No one should have to suffer their entire lives as the Agent Orange victims are. Have all your friends sign the Agent Orange Petition.”
Mark Shapiro says: “Len's tireless campaigning for over a decade in bringing the horror of Agent Orange to the attention of the world is nothing short of amazing. I hope soon a million people will have signed the Agent Orange Petition and compensation will be paid to the victims of this horrible Weapon of Mass Destruction. It's time for the world to stand up to the USA in the memory of the millions of Vietnamese killed and the untold millions still suffering from the deadly effects of Agent Orange.
Mr Len Aldis is also the author of the petition (http://www.petitiononline.com/AOVN/petition.html) which has been signed by over 706,000 people around the world.
“They manufactured it and the government used it. They must answer in the court with the jury for the crime they have committed,” Mr Len Aldis concludes, adding that “With your help, we can bring justice to the victims.”