Every day, after all these years, one or more Vietnamese farmers or family members is killed by a US landmine. The total is now 40,000 since the US retreated.The tens of millions of expensive little monsters planted are just some of the US state’s gifts that keep on giving. And wherever the empire extends its claws, it still plants them, to the glee of the Americam maiming-industrial complex. The Dems made bitter fun of George W. Bush, and rightly so, for refusing to sign the anti-landmine treaty. But it turns out that this is yet another area where the permanent regime brooks no dissent.1:11 pm on November 25, 2009 Email Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr.