The Honorable Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC 20500
Dear Mr. President:
We learned that Mr. Nguyen Phu Trong, Secretary General of the Vietnamese Communist Party will visit the USA in early July.
Before your summit with Mr. Nguyen, may we express our concerns about the situation in Vietnam and its true objectives of this official visit.
Although the Vietnam War ended more than 40 years ago, and despite the diplomatic relationship established with the US, the Vietnamese Communist leaders still consider the US their most hateful enemy. They still inject the hatred of the USA into the heart and mind of Vietnamese people. The hatred can be seen and felt at the American War Crimes Museums in Saigon, Hanoi; plaques, memorial stones at landmarks in which the Americans are described barbarous, brutal, baby killers, cannibals… Particularly, in his recent speech in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of their invasion of the Republic of Vietnam, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung still labeled the US as an imperialistic instigator.
Vietnamese leaders from Ho Chi Minh to today’s generation have submitted to China. They have no intention to honestly befriend with the US and the West. They reach out to the West only when they need financial assistance or to deceive their people who are expecting that the Vietnamese American relations would bring to them freedom and democracy.
Celebrating the Fourth of July, we feel sympathy for our fellow people in Vietnam, who have been oppressed and exploited by the Communist regime. Furthermore, they are facing the imminent Chinese threat of domination.
Vietnam can be truly independent only when the people have their constitutional rights to decide their fate. And obviously, that means the Communist Party, led by Mr. Nguyen, must be impeached for their crime against humanity and the people of Vietnam.
On this July 7, 2015, as your meeting with Mr. Nguyen occurs in the White House, hundreds of Vietnamese Americans from all over the US are gathering at Lafayette Park to speak with one voice, very strong, very clear that:
1.- We urge you, Mr. President, to demand Mr. Nguyen and the Communist Vietnam government to respect human rights and cease to violently persecute their citizens because of religious and political beliefs, immediately release all prisoners of conscience and start the process of democratization.
2.- We also suggest that Vietnam will not be admitted as a member of the Trans-Pacific Partnership until it fulfills all obligations set for by laws and moral principles of the international community.
We are very grateful for your considerations.
CEO, President of the Vietnamese American Community of the USA