Fall of Kabul vs. fall of Saigon.


After fighting the 'longest war' in its history, the US is now witnessing a complete failure in Afghanistan, a country also known as 'the Graveyard of Empires,' which analysts have said is a 'page of shame' that the US has written for itself.

In 1975, Saigon, the capital of US-backed South Vietnam, fell to Communist-ruled North Vietnam two years after the withdrawal of the American military which had been in the country for 19 years.

As the US continues its withdrawal from the Afghan capital, social media has been flooded with pictures of a helicopter evacuating people from the American embassy in Kabul.

It's a familiar image to some.

Back in 1975, photographer Hulbert van Es snapped a now-iconic picture of people scrambling into a helicopter on a rooftop in Saigon, at the close of the Vietnam War.

Analysts and US lawmakers: both Republican and Democrat: have been comparing the so-called fall of Saigon with the Taliban takeover of Kabul.

'This is another Saigon time for the US,' some netizens said. Some said this is the 'fall of Kabul' just as the 'fall of Saigon' which is a shame in US history.

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken tried to defend the evacuation and told media that 'Remember, this is not Saigon.'

Though US had lost many more troops in the Vietnam War than the Afghan war - in fact over 55,000 troops more - the real loss in Afghanistan is much bigger. While Vietnam War was...

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