You are right, the Gulf of Tonkin Incident was a CIA/Johnson/Military fraud. There is no doubt of this, the documentation is there. It has been for decades. I, personally, spoke with two CIA agents in Laos in 1972 who laughed about it, but the public record confirms it all.
Problem is, the American people are 90% morons with the memories of gnats. Either that or they believe history doesn’t apply to us because we are exceptional.
Doesn’t matter which is true. We will be led down the same path again. And again. No doubt at all.