Us and Them – Monsanto and Vietnam

Truth and justice have just taken a hike.

In 2005 a US court rejected a case brought by Vietnamese victims of Agent Orange.The weapon was used extensively during the Vietnam war, killing and maiming an estimated 400,000 people and leading to 500,000 birth defects.

February 24, 2012
Chemicals giant Monsanto has reached a settlement with US residents who claimed they were poisoned by chemicals used in the manufacturing of the Vietnam-era chemical weapon Agent Orange.

The long-running suit was brought by residents living near a now-defunct Monsanto plant in Nitro, West Virginia that between 1949 and 1971 produced the agricultural herbicide 2,4,5 trichlorophenoxyacidic acid, a key ingredient in Agent Orange.

The Us and Them syndrome.
Our lives, our country and our dead is better than theirs (Vietnam).