Cairo, April 22: This morning's Cairo newspapers announced that President Thieu had resigned and, breaking his almost stoic silence, placed the blame for the agonies of his countrymen squarely on the United States. He charged the U.S. had been "deaf and blind" to his appeals concerning the North Vietnamese buildup in flagrant violation of the Paris Peace Accord - violations dating from January 1973. Yesterday, we flew over Saigon as we headed for Cairo after departing Manila. Captain Black, our pilot and former Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, called our attention to Saigon below and mentioned that we almost surely would not be passing that way again in the foreseeable future (we are not granted clearance over North Korea, North Vietnam, the U .S.S.R., the People's Republic of China and Cambodia).
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