Myth: The Domino Theory was a silly invention, and nothing remotely positive resulted from US involvement in Viet Nam
Fact: The Domino Theory was confirmed by the Communists themselves
- Lin Biao on International Significance of Vietnam War "The United States has made South Vietnam a testing ground for the suppression of people's war. . . . And everybody can now see that the U.S. aggressors are unable to find a way of coping with people's war. . . ."
- [A Communist victory in Vietnam] "will lead to a chain reaction . . . . The people in other parts of the world will see . . . that U.S. imperialism can be defeated, and that what the Vietnamese people can do, they can do too." - Lin Biao Vice Chairman CCP Central Committee 3 Sept. 1965
- Ché Guevara Nov. 20, 1963 "The Vietnam battlefront is most important for the future of all America . . . . Vietnam is the great laboratory of Yankee imperialism . . . . [T]he victorious end of this battle will also spell the end of North American imperialism." - The Speeches and Writings of Ché Guevara 289 (1968)
- "political power grows out of the barrel of a gun" - Mao Tse-tung, "Problems of War and Strategy", Selected Works, Eng. ed., FLP, Peking, 1965, Vol. II, p. 224.