In Fr. Vincent Miceli's book, The Antichrist, he devotes
about three pages to information on Ngo dinh Diem.
According to Fr. Miceli, Diem's "personal incorruptibility"
was legendary. He was actually winning the war against the
Communists. "While Diem, the faithful catholic, was defeating
the communists in his country, the communist started the political ploy
of burning Buddhists and the leftist press in America started the false
propaganda that Diem was behind it all. It was at this point that the
Liberals made their demand to President Kennedy that Diem must go.
The smear campaign accusing Diem of ordering the burnings was made
despite the fact that Diem had some seventeen Buddhists
in his government and a UN investigating committee found
no evidence of governmental persecution of Buddhists.
But the leftists were not to be inconvenienced by the truth.
The gold-plated liberals and communist sympathizers in the
Kennedy camp hollered all the more for Diem's head." Fr. Miceli
goes on to write that a a cablegram gave the "green light to the Vietnam
generals opposed to Diem to depose him by a coup d'etat. The rest
is ugly history. Diem was assassinated by his generals, the President
of Vietnam whose personal incorruptibility was legendary." It's interesting
to note here that three weeks later President John F. Kennedy was
also assassinated in America.
To read more about "Deim Betrayed", visit this website.
After 50 years, a public memorial Mass for South Vietnamese President Ngo Dinh Diem allowed
For the first time, Catholics and others attended a memorial service for the president murdered on 2 November 1963 by his generals backed by Washington. A nationalist and patriot, he represented an alternative to Ho Chi Minh for many Vietnamese. So far, Hanoi has muddied (and tarnished) his memory.
According to the article "For years, Vietnam's Communist government, which has ruled North and South since reunification in 1975, sought to muddy (if not tarnish) Ngo Dinh Diem's memory, refusing even to have his name carved on the tombstone." "Hanoi's official history has tended to downplay the Catholic leader's role in the country's past. Schoolbooks tell a "totally false" version of his life and deeds." See the full article here.