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  • Biden has Trouble Reading Notes on what Reporters to Call On – Video

    11/14/2022 10:52:41 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 7 replies
    Freely Informed ^ | November 14, 2022 | FreelyInformed
    Another day, another embarrassing display by a very old President. It's obvious someone had written down for Biden who he was supposed to call on from the Press Corps during a presser he did after attending the ASEAN Conference in Cambodia and ahead of attending the G20 Summit in Bali, Indonesia. To have this kind of display on the world stage . . .
  • Joe Biden's Embarrassing Apology Tour at COP 27 and ASEAN Summits: Apologizes For Our Pulling Out of the Paris Climate Agreement. Promises to Transition away from Fossil Fuels to Avoid “Climate Hell.”

    11/12/2022 9:11:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Red State ^ | 11/12/2022 | Nick Arama
    Joe Biden has been overseas at the COP 27 Summit in Egypt on Friday and then the ASEAN Summit in Cambodia on Saturday.With Biden being Biden, you knew that it was going to be embarrassing for our country and you’d be right on target.In the grand tradition of Barack Obama, Biden apologized for our pulling out of the Paris Agreement and claimed transitioning away from fossil fuels can help the world avoid “climate hell.”‘The climate crisis is about human security, economic security, environmental security, national security, and the very life of the planet,’ Biden said at the COP 27 meeting...
  • Wrong country, Joe! Biden kicks off ASEAN summit in Cambodia with a new gaffe....

    11/12/2022 7:16:22 AM PST · by janetjanet998 · 22 replies
    President Joe Biden committed the first gaffe of his trip to Asia Saturday within the first seconds of his opening remarks, when he mistakenly referred to his Cambodian host as the head of Colombia. Biden spoke seconds after Prime Minister Hun Sen, who has ruled the country for 37 years and is using the ASEAN summit as a showcase for his nation. 'I want to thank the prime minister of Colombia for his leadership as ASEAN chair,' Biden said at the top of his remarks, stumbling over the word and moving on without correcting it.
  • A Cambodian cult leader said the world would end. 20,000 people took his word

    09/18/2022 3:52:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | SEPTEMBER 07, 2022 | SEPTEMBER 07, 2022
    The cult group’s believers peel vegetables at the farmhouse.Scores of parents in Cambodia have urged the government to help bring back their children camping at a farmhouse owned by a politician-turned-doomsday prophet amid concerns they had been indoctrinated. Khem Veasna, head of the League for Democracy Party (LDP), claimed a devastating flood could wipe out humanity on Aug 30, and called on his supporters to take refuge at his mountainside plantation in Siem Reap province. More than 20,000 followers, including teenagers and Cambodians working in Thailand and Japan, returned to Cambodia and flocked to the estate to escape the impending...
  • China secretly building foreign military base in Cambodia

    06/07/2022 6:11:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Insider Paper ^ | 6/7/22 | Brendon Taylor
    According to The Washington Post report, citing Western officials, China is constructing a naval base for its military in Cambodia, with both Beijing and Phnom Penh going to great lengths to conceal the operation. According to a Western official speaking on condition of anonymity, the facility, which will occupy a portion of Cambodia’s Ream Naval Base on the Gulf of Thailand, will be only China’s second foreign outpost after the opening of a base in the East African nation of Djibouti in 2017. The base is said to be located west of the South China Sea, where Beijing has territorial...
  • Declaration of Emergency and Authorization for Temporary Extensions of Time and Duty-Free Importation of Solar Cells and Modules from Southeast Asia

    06/07/2022 4:48:48 AM PDT · by EBH · 31 replies
    The White House ^ | 6/6/22 | Joe Biden
    Electricity is an essential part of modern life that powers homes, business, and industry. It is critical to the function of major sectors of the economy, including hospitals, schools, public transportation systems, and the defense industrial base. Even isolated interruptions in electric service can have catastrophic health and economic consequences. A robust and reliable electric power system is therefore not only a basic human necessity, but is also critical to national security and national defense. Multiple factors are threatening the ability of the United States to provide sufficient electricity generation to serve expected customer demand. These factors include disruptions to...
  • Cambodia Weaponizes COVID-19 in its Struggle Against Striking Workers

    03/29/2022 7:03:12 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    The Diplomat ^ | March 29, 2022 | Josep Prat
    For months, Cambodia’s PM has attempted to quash protests against the NagaWorld casino in Phnom Penh. But his tactics are failing due to workers’ opposition and international pressure.It’s noon and Phnom Penh looks like an escape room. At the central intersection between Suramarit and Sothearos boulevards, a swarm of police cars and uniformed and plainclothes officers protect NagaWorld, the capital’s only licensed casino-hotel complex. Suddenly, a walkie-talkie command arrives and the game of cat and mouse begins. The police hunt down a dozen strikers and lock them inside a public bus, which serves as a mobile cell. They go on...
  • Cambodia's Landmine-Sniffing 'Hero' Rat Magawa Dies in Retirement

    01/12/2022 2:55:42 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    AsiaOne ^ | JANUARY 11, 2022
    Cambodia's landmine-sniffing rat Magawa, who found more than 100 landmines and explosives during a five-year career, has died at the age of 8, leaving a lasting legacy of saved lives in the Southeast Asian nation. Magawa, who died over the weekend, was the most successful "HeroRAT" deployed by international charity APOPO, which uses African giant pouched rats to detect landmines and tuberculosis. "Magawa was in good health and spent most of last week playing with his usual enthusiasm, but towards the weekend he started to slow down, napping more and showing less interest in food in his last days," the...
  • Magawa, the landmine-sniffing hero rat, dies aged eight

    01/11/2022 10:38:08 AM PST · by Scarlett156 · 9 replies
    BBC News ^ | 11 January 2022 | BBC News
    Magawa, the famous mine-clearing rat who was awarded a gold medal for his heroism, has died at the age of eight. In a five-year career, the rodent sniffed out over 100 landmines and other explosives in Cambodia. Magawa was the most successful rat trained by the Belgian charity Apopo to alert human handlers about the mines so they can be safely removed. The charity said the African giant pouch rat "passed away peacefully" at the weekend. It said Magawa was in good health and "spent most of last week playing with his usual enthusiasm". But by the weekend "he started...
  • China Seeks First Military Base on Africa’s Atlantic Coast, U.S. Intelligence Finds

    12/05/2021 4:50:46 PM PST · by MAGA2017 · 22 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/5/2021 | Michael M. Phillips
    BATA, Equatorial Guinea—Classified American intelligence reports suggest China intends to establish its first permanent military presence on the Atlantic Ocean in the tiny Central African country of Equatorial Guinea, according to U.S. officials. The officials declined to describe details of the secret intelligence findings. But they said the reports raise the prospect that Chinese warships would be able to rearm and refit opposite the East Coast of the U.S.—a threat that is setting off alarm bells at the White House and Pentagon. Principal deputy U.S. national security adviser Jon Finer visited Equatorial Guinea in October on a mission to persuade...
  • Chinese Regime Releases Photo of Official at Center of Defection Rumors Purportedly Attending Meeting in Beijing

    06/24/2021 5:46:03 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 06/24/2021 | Nicole Hao
    Dong Jingwei, who has been rumored to be a high-ranking defector to the United States, attended a meeting in Beijing on June 23, according to the Chinese Ministry of Public Security (MPS). The MPS announced on its website that Dong participated in the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) security meeting in Beijing on Wednesday, as a member of the China team which was led by Zhao Kezhi, China’s public security minister. In the announcement, the ministry released a photo, in which Dong was sitting at the right end of the table. This is the first time that the Chinese regime has...
  • Satellite photos show more construction at military base where US has 'serious concerns' about China's presence

    10/13/2021 10:25:46 PM PDT · by blueplum · 16 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 13 October 2021 | Christopher Woody
    Cambodia continued construction work at its Ream naval base in August and September, advancing projects that the US suspects could support a Chinese military presence in a strategically valuable corner of Southeast Asia. Satellite photos taken by Maxar and Planet Labs and published by the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative show that two new buildings were built on the north end of the base... ... work took place near the former site of the Tactical Headquarters of the National Committee for Maritime Security, a US-funded building that was officially opened in 2012 and unexpectedly demolished in September 2020...
  • Latest leftist to demand Trump supporters be forcibly re-educated

    07/24/2021 9:14:54 PM PDT · by Conservat1 · 48 replies
    WND ^ | July 24, 2021 | Bob Unruh
    Latest leftist to demand Trump supporters be forcibly re-educated 'It's time to deprogram the cult leaders' A blog posting that offers support to President Trump warns that "deprogrammed" and "re-educated" are words that almost always are connected to violence.
  • Mine-Sniffing Rat Magawa Ends Years of Hard Work in Cambodia

    06/06/2021 3:39:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    KOB4 ^ | June 05, 202 | Sopheng Cheang
    After five years of sniffing out land mines and unexploded ordnance in Cambodia, Magawa is retiring. The African giant pouched rat has been the most successful rodent trained and overseen by a Belgian nonprofit, APOPO, to find land mines and alert his human handlers so the explosives can be safely removed. Last year, Magawa won a British charity's top civilian award for animal bravery - an honor so far exclusively reserved for dogs. "Although still in good health, he has reached a retirement age and is clearly starting to slow down," APOPO said. "It is time."
  • Unravelling the mystery of just how BIG Angkor Wat was: Ancient capital in Cambodia had up to 900,000 inhabitants before being abandoned in 1431 AD, study suggests

    05/08/2021 3:56:08 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 7, 2021 | Ryan Morrison
    The ancient Cambodian capital of Angkor Wat, had a staggering 900,000 inhabitants before it was abandoned in 1431, according to a new study. An international team, led by the University of British Columbia, examined three decades of data to create a demographic model of the Medieval city. Their model revealed that the capital of the long-gone Khmer Empire housed between 700,000 and 900,000 people during its zenith in the 13th century.
  • Thousand-Year-Old Furnace in Cambodia Shows How Earth's Magnetic Field Shifts

    03/16/2021 8:56:34 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 29 replies
    Inside Science ^ | Tuesday, March 9, 2021 | Rebecca Boyle, Contributor
    By studying what was once an iron smelting site in Cambodia, archaeologists and earth scientists unveiled a sharp change in Earth’s geomagnetic field direction and strength that occurred about 10 centuries ago. The new data, published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, marks the first archaeomagnetism records from southeastern Asia. The researchers believe it will fill gaps in scientists’ understanding of Earth’s past magnetism, illuminating how the planet’s protective sheath may change in the future... Tauxe worked with Mitch Hendrickson, an archaeologist at the University of Illinois at Chicago, who was excavating an iron-smelting...
  • Pol Pot's Cambodia: Socialist Vision Carried To Its Logical Conclusion

    03/06/2021 5:46:19 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 37 replies
    Manhattan Contrarian ^ | 28 Feb, 2021 | Francis Menton
    About two years ago I visited Cambodia. While there I wrote this January 2019 post, which focused on the “killing fields” genocide that swept Cambodia in 1975-79, during the rule of the Khmer Rouge and their leader Pol Pot. In connection with my trip, I bought the Ben Kiernan history titled “The Pol Pot Regime,” which I have just now gotten around to reading. Why my fascination with Cambodia in the day of the Khmer Rouge? It is one of the clearest modern instances of leftist/socialist ideology put into practice and then pushed to its logical conclusion. Highly educated elitists...
  • Is Year Zero (Khmer Rouge/Killing Fields) Coming to America?

    06/10/2020 7:26:50 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 59 replies
    The idea behind Year Zero is that all culture and traditions within a society must be completely destroyed or discarded and a new revolutionary culture must replace it, starting from scratch. All of the history of a nation or people before Year Zero is largely deemed irrelevant, because it will ideally be purged and replaced from the ground up. In Democratic Kampuchea, so-called New People—intellectuals and members of the old governments—were especially singled out and executed during the purges accompanying Year Zero.
  • Report on What Happened to BLM Organizer Who Was at Capitol Protest, More on Antifa Presence (John Sullivan)

    01/09/2021 1:04:30 PM PST · by Kid Shelleen · 40 replies
    Red State ^ | 01/09/2021 | Nick Arama
    Democrats and liberal media have already dismissed the concept of radical leftists or Antifa being at the Capitol protest, that all the people there were Trump supporters. But as we reported, that’s not exactly true. What is true was there was at least some radical leftist presence there among the Trump supporters. What they did or what influence they may have had in the action is not clear. BLM protest organizer John Sullivan who frequently posted with BLM and Antifa hashtags was there at the doors to the Speaker’s Lobby next to Ashli Babbitt when she was shot. In fact,...
  • Head of Khmer Rouge torture prison dies aged 77

    11/13/2020 5:28:59 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 17 replies
    AFP (by way of MSN) ^ | 9/2/2020 | Nhet Sokheng
    The former chief interrogator and top torturer for Cambodia's genocidal Khmer Rouge regime died early Wednesday in hospital in Phnom Penh. He was 77.Kaing Guek Eav, better known by his alias Duch, had served as the head of the infamous Tuol Sleng prison and was later convicted of crimes against humanity by a UN-backed war crimes tribunal for his role in the "Killing Fields" regime.