They used the CIA, arms suppliers, whoever sold them the barge, some reporters, and some locals. A lot of people.Njorl said:So Adam, when (or if) the CIA engaged in this conspiracy in Vietnam, did they engage the use of foreigners from multiple countries for no aparent reason? Did they engage uncontrolled private contractors? Did they go out of their way to be found out, engaging in reckless, stupid practices to no possible advantage?
The purpose was to justify invasion. And it worked. Thus the advantage.