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  • Cambodia’s Crumbling Democracy

    09/12/2017 8:50:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | September 16, 2017 | George Wright
    As democracy is dismantled, will Cambodians return to the streets?When tens of thousands of opposition supporters took to the streets of Phnom Penh shouting “Hun Sen, step down!” in wake of the disputed 2013 general election, it was the biggest threat to the prime minister’s power in a generation. The protests quickly gained momentum as opposition leader Sam Rainsy called for “non-stop” demonstrations, culminating in around 50,000 taking to the streets by December to call upon the premier step down or announce a new election, along with other demands including a hike in minimum wages. With the government rattled, the...
  • Evil Is Evil

    08/27/2017 6:37:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 27, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    In the 1920s, Nazis and Communists frequently battled in pubs and streets as they fought for supremacy in Germany. After the prolonged battle, the Nazis won out and the Communists were outlawed in Germany the day Hitler took power. That was the beginning of the rise of the Nazis becoming the most hated group in world history. The battle between the two groups did not end there as Stalin took control of Communist Russia, renamed the Soviet Union. In the 1930s, while Hitler was consolidating power and beginning to eradicate his enemies, Stalin was throwing thousands into the Gulag and...
  • Artist Was Forced to Eat Bugs to Survive Under Pol Pot’s Communist Regime

    03/31/2017 3:12:43 PM PDT · by Epoch Times · 8 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | March 6, 2017 | Jack Phillips
    A survivor of the notorious communist Khmer Rouge torture camp revealed that he and other inmates were forced to eat insects to stave off starvation—adding that they ate their meals alongside corpses of former inmates. Vann Nath, a Cambodian artist, is one of only seven survivors of the notorious secret Khmer Rouge prison camp called S-21. Some 14,000 men, women, and children were tortured, interrogated, and executed during the far-left Khmer Rouge regime headed by Pol Pot that ruled between 1975 and 1979, according to his biography. Nath explained that he was kept alive due to his skill as an...
  • Cambodia rejects paying 'dirty debt' to the US(major hurl alert)

    03/22/2017 8:39:31 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 8 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | 21th March 2017 | Vannarith Chheang
    The United States has renewed its demand for Cambodia to repay a war debt of $500m amid President Donald Trump's push to improve the state budget. Such a demand has met with an outcry from Cambodian political leaders and their people, who have consistently called the debt "dirty" and "blood-stained". Clearly, the memory of the United States' war in Indochina continues to shape Cambodian perceptions of and foreign policy towards the US. Cambodia is reluctant to pay the debt. However, should the US keep forcing Cambodia to service the debt, its moral high ground may be adversely affected. "I have...
  • A Frightening History of the Militant Greens: Jacki Daily Show!

    01/11/2016 3:08:55 PM PST · by RaceBannon · 1 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 1/8/2016 | The Jacki Daily Show
    A Frightening History of the Militant Greens Robert Zubrin’s book, Merchants of Despair, shows how some of the most tragic events of the 19th and 20th centuries were inspired by radical environmentalists who used the “green” agenda to mask scary ambitions.
  • Good intentions not good solution

    10/06/2009 9:08:49 PM PDT · by ancientart · 3 replies · 359+ views
    Aberdeen American News ^ | October 2, 2009 | Art Marmorstein
    In the wonderfully funny movie “Mom and Dad Save the World,” one of the heroes admits that his people are not so bright. “But what we lack in brains,” he says, “we make up for in ...good intentions.” Gentle mocking here of the frequent appeal of the incompetent for tolerance of their mistakes: How can you blame us if our intentions are good? The trouble is that much of what's really rotten in the world is due to people who thought that their good intentions would ensure a favorable result. Maybe the best example of this: former president Jimmy Carter....
  • When US Troops Left Too Soon

    05/11/2015 4:42:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 72 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 10, 2015 | Jeff Jacoby
    Last month marked the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon, a moment vividly encapsulated by the frenzied scene of South Vietnamese desperately trying to reach the last helicopter on the roof of the American embassy. April was also the 150th anniversary of the surrender at Appomattox, when Robert E. Lee capitulated to Ulysses S. Grant, bringing the bloodiest fighting of the Civil War to an end.The two episodes seemingly have little to do with each other. But each, in its way, illustrates one of the bleakly recurring themes of US military history: When America's armed forces prematurely abandon the...
  • Dig Site May Hold Marine Missing from Vietnam War

    02/20/2015 11:05:20 AM PST · by w1n1 · 6 replies
    wsj ^ | 2/20/2015 | Matt Burke
    The newly established Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency has dispatched a remains recovery team to the Cambodian island of Koh Tang, where three Marines were left behind following the final battle of the Vietnam War. The excavation site is believed to hold the remains of Lance Cpl. Joseph Hargrove, Pfc. Gary Hall or Pvt. Danny Marshall, according to official documents from DPMAA’s predecessor, the Joint Prisoners of War, Missing in Action Accounting Command. The three-man gun team was left behind in the confusion of a troop withdrawal following a brutal May 15, 1975, battle between about 200 U.S. Marines and entrenched...
  • Court to start genocide trial of top Khmer Rouge leaders

    07/29/2014 4:25:07 PM PDT · by BlueHorseShoe · 7 replies
    AFP ^ | 07-29-2014 | AFP
    Cambodia's UN-backed Khmer Rouge court was Wednesday set to begin a second trial of two former regime leaders on charges including genocide of Vietnamese people and ethnic Muslims, forced marriages and rape. The complex case of the regime's two most senior surviving leaders has been split into a series of smaller trials, initially focusing on the forced evacuation of people into rural labour camps and related crimes against humanity. The first trial against "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea, 88, and former head of state Khieu Samphan, 83, was completed late last year, with the verdict -- and possible sentences --...
  • Orphan of the collective The Elimination by Rithy Panh

    06/02/2013 9:16:18 PM PDT · by TexGrill
    Asia Times ^ | 05/31/2013 | Joe Freeman
    PHNOM PENH - Cambodian-born filmmaker Rithy Panh has built a career out of documenting life in post-Khmer Rouge Cambodia. His topics may be set well after the killings, but they always seem to be playing out in the shadows of history, with one eye on the past and one in the present. His film Site 2 explores the lives of a Cambodian family of refugees who fled the Khmer Rouge's terror to the relative safety of a border camp in Thailand. In The Land of the Wandering Souls, development clashes with buried secrets when laborers working on a project to...
  • UN peacekeepers cross the line of warfare in the Congo

    04/23/2013 6:01:15 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 17 replies
    ABC (Australia) ^ | 23 April 2013 | Jeni Whalan
    The idea that peacekeepers should not initiate military action has prevailed ... until now. Jeni Whalan says the new "intervention brigade" in the Congo has stretched the institution of peacekeeping to breaking point. There's a fine, but critical, line between keeping the peace and waging a war.For the blue-helmeted United Nations peacekeepers deployed in some of the world's worst conflict zones, it's a line that is constantly, violently tested - by the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia in the early 1990s; by rebels who this month killed five peacekeepers in South Sudan. Yet the greatest challenge may have come from the...
  • Biden: Obama Can Use "Executive Orders" To Act On Gun Control (video)

    01/09/2013 9:05:36 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 227 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 9, 2013 | RealClearPolitics
    Vice President Joe Biden, while addressing representatives of gun safety and gun violence victims' groups, says President Obama could use "executive orders" to enact gun control measures. VICE PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: "The president is going to act. There are executives orders -- executive action that can be taken. We haven't decided what that is yet. But we're compiling it all with the help of the Attorney General and all the rest of the cabinet members as well as legislative action, we believe is required."
  • NAZIS, COMMUNISTS, ARAB NATIONALIST TERRORISTS: ONE CAMP, ONE KAMPF

    02/15/2005 8:40:00 PM PST · by Calpernia · 14 replies · 721+ views
    Various ^ | Aug 11 2004 | Elliott A Green
    The most striking proof that the Arab anti-Israel cause is a common meeting ground for both Nazis and Communists --and that the Arabs welcomed supporters of both ilks-- lies in the friendship of Carlos, the notorious master terrorist who served the PLO, with Fran*ois Genoud, an old Nazi, one of the leading Nazis in pre-War Switzerland, later a financier who provided funds for Habash's faction of the PLO. "Carlos" (his nom de guerre) was what is called a "red diaper baby." His fabulously rich father, a Venezuelan lawyer and owner of estates, gave "Carlos" the name Ilich, Lenin's patronymic, as...
  • Forgotten Hero Finally Home

    10/09/2012 9:38:02 AM PDT · by pfflier · 4 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 9 Oct, 2012 | DAN ELLIOTT - AP
    "For 37 years, Delouise Guerra never knew for certain what happened to the young man she called her baby brother, an 18-year-old Marine from Colorado who was missing and presumed dead after a helicopter crash on the other side of the world. The Defense Department, however, told Guerra two months ago it had positively identified the remains of the man who disappeared so long ago, Pfc. James Jacques. The Colorado Marine was killed during the rescue of the crew of the S.S. Mayaguez, an American cargo ship seized by Cambodia's Khmer Rouge two days earlier on May 12, 1975.
  • Atheist Communists slaughtered more than 100 Million people in the last century

    05/16/2012 11:05:31 AM PDT · by Milagros · 30 replies
    Book ^ | 2009 | Harold Eberle
    Harold Eberle: "Christianity Unshackled: Are You A Truth Seeker," Destiny Image Publishers, 2009 Stalin was responsible for about 20 million deaths and Mao Zedong's regime for approximately 70 million.  Pol Pot, who led the Communist Party faction known as the Khmer Rouge, killed over 1.5 million of his own Cambodian people.6 Add to these numbers the atrocities committed by Soviet dictators like Lenin, Khrushchev, and Brezhnev. Also add atheists like Fidel Castro and Kim Jong-il. All total, atheistic regimes have slaughtered more than 100 million people within the last 100 years. That averages to more than 1 million people per year....
  • She's Still Haunted by Khmer Rouge Atrocities in Cambodia

    04/23/2012 9:36:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 04/23/2012 | Greg Mellen
    The face of Sath Om reveals even more than her chilling words. The pain seems so immediate and real, it is as if time has stopped. "It's still real," the 92-year-old survivor of the Cambodian genocide says through translation as the tears flow. "It's like a stick in your eyes when it's remembered." Om has harrowing stories of life during the brutal reign of the Khmer Rouge between 1975 and 1979 when upward of 2 million Cambodians died from malnutrition, disease and murder in the country's notorious Killing Fields. Om was burned out of her house and had to run...
  • Khmer Rouge chief jailer gets life in prison.

    02/03/2012 9:48:35 PM PST · by Rabin · 8 replies
    Khaleej Times ^ | February 2 2012 | staff
    Survivors of the regime’s reign of terror hailed the decision to increase the original jail term of 30 years handed in 2010 to Kaing Guek Eav. The the commander of Tuol Sleng prison, where at least 15,000 men, women and children deemed enemies of the regime were tortured and then executed in "killing fields" outside Phnom Penh. The (victorious Cambodia communist) regime attempted to create an ideal society by forcing city residents to work as peasants in the countryside, purging intellectuals, middle class people and any supposed enemies of the state... about one-third of the population, are believed to have...
  • Prosecutor at Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge trial says henchmen cannot shift blame to Pol Pot

    11/22/2011 4:32:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 9 replies
    Prosecutor at Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge trial says henchmen cannot shift blame to Pol PotBy Associated Press, Published: November 21 PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Pol Pot’s close confederates cannot solely blame their late leader for the atrocities that took place under Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime, a prosecutor at the country’s U.N.-backed genocide tribunal said Tuesday. Andrew Cayley said that like Pol Pot, the three aging former members of the regime now on trial exercised life-and-death authority over Cambodia while in power in 1975-79. “The accused cannot credibly claim they did not know and had no control over the crimes that occurred”...
  • Khmer Rouge leadership to face genocide trial

    09/18/2010 3:03:34 PM PDT · by Thebaddog · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 16 Sep 2010 | Ian MacKinnon
    Four senior Khmer Rouge leaders have been indicted for their pivotal role in deaths of 1.7 million Cambodians in the "killing fields" during the Maoist regime's four-year reign of terror three decades ago.The UN-backed genocide tribunal said the aging quartet would face charges including war crimes and crimes against humanity in a trial likely to open by the middle of next year. The long-awaited trial will put in the dock the regime's chief ideologue known as "brother number two", Nuon Chea, 84, nominal head of state, Khieu Samphan, 79, the foreign minister, Ieng Sary, 84, and his wife, Ieng Thirith,...
  • From the Killing Fields to the Tea Party: Cambodian refugee runs for Congress...

    08/28/2010 1:59:11 PM PDT · by the invisib1e hand · 5 replies
    wsj online ^ | 082810 | BY MICHAEL MOYNIHAN
    Lowell, Mass. Sam Meas isn't your typical congressional candidate. For one thing, the Cambodian refugee doesn't know his birthday. "I tell people I am 38 years old— plus or minus two years." In 1973, Mr. Meas's father was sent to be "re-educated" by the Khmer Rouge and was never heard from again. During the chaos following the regime's collapse in 1979, Mr. Meas was separated from his mother. He never saw her again. Marching night and day toward the Thai border with a cousin, Mr. Meas recalls stepping over corpses and watching bloated bodies float down jungle waterways. After years...