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Was Kissinger Right?
Powerline Blog ^ | 3/6/07 | Poweline

Posted on 03/06/2007 8:14:32 AM PST by CaptRon

A short excerpt about the U.S. abandoning its friends in SE Asia.

The letter from the Cambodian Prime Minister is poignant and a lesson for today.

Click on the link.


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs
KEYWORDS: cambodia; falungongslaves; kissinger; vietnam

1 posted on 03/06/2007 8:14:33 AM PST by CaptRon
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To: CaptRon

You must understand that Dems are HOPING millions will die when we cut-N-Run, so they can blame it all on Republicans...

Unlike 1972, every massacre will be filmed and distributed for all the world to see, instead of simply forgotten by the body-politic...


2 posted on 03/06/2007 8:20:07 AM PST by tcrlaf (VOTE DEM! You'll Look GREAT In A Burqa!)
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To: CaptRon
It's worth noting that this isn't a matter of "staying the course" or "abandoning our friends" in Iraq.

Everyone in Iraq knows damn well that the U.S. is eventually going to bail out of there -- for any number of reasons (financial, political, etc.). That is why everyone -- Sunni, Shi'ite, and Kurd alike -- is armed to the teeth over there, and why none of them trust us at all.

3 posted on 03/06/2007 8:32:12 AM PST by Alberta's Child (Can money pay for all the days I lived awake but half asleep?)
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To: CaptRon

This is extremely relevant, and so important.

I think about this all the time. All the time.

Leaving Vietnam led to epic slaughter, plus killing fields in Cambodia with 2 million dead. Pulling out of Iraq would be the same.

It drives me nuts that people call Cindy Sheehan the "peace mom". She should be called the "atrocity mom", because leaving Iraq would lead to a killing that dwarfs what is going on now. Same thing with the peace protesters, they are really the atrocity protesters. Their policy goal would lead to far more killing than current policy.

It makes me sick when Democrats call the surge an "escalation". The real escalation would happen when we leave before the Iraq government can handle it!!!


4 posted on 03/06/2007 8:41:11 AM PST by Mount Athos
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To: CaptRon

Was Kissinger right?
http://powerlineblog.com/archives/016954.php
Correct URL :-)
(snip)

With the United States reduced to the role of bystander [by congressional action prohibiting American military assistance in Indochina], the fall came swiftly. Cambodia succumbed first...Kissinger retells the riveting tale, recounting how, as the Khmer Rouge closed in on the capital city of Phnom Penh in early April 1975, the United States offered a number of Cambodian officials a chance to escape. The reply addressed to the U.S. ambassador by Sirik Matak, a former Cambodian prime minister, and reprinted by Kissinger in full, is one of the more important documents of the entire Vietnam-war era.

Dear Excellency and Friend:

I thank you very sincerely for your letter and for your offer to transport me towards freedom. I cannot, alas, leave in such a cowardly fashion. As for you, and in particular for your great country, I never believed for a moment that you would have this sentiment of abandoning a people which has chosen liberty. You have refused us your protection, and we can do nothing about it.

You leave, and my wish is that you and your country will find happiness under this sky. But, mark it well, that if I shall die here on the spot and in my country that I love, it is no matter, because we are all born and must die. I have only committed this mistake of believing in you [the Americans].

Please accept, Excellency and dear friend, my faithful and friendly sentiments.

Immediately after the Khmer Rouge took Phnom Penh, writes Kissinger, Sirik Matak was shot in the stomach and left to die over the course of three days from his untreated wounds.


5 posted on 03/06/2007 9:53:28 AM PST by Valin (History takes time. It is not an instant thing.)
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To: CaptRon

Kissenger was a globalist puppet master stooge or junior puppet master himself. HIs hands were as bloody in the nowin running of the Viet Nam war as anyone's.

I have no sympatny for traitor Kissenger.


6 posted on 03/06/2007 10:12:28 AM PST by Quix (GOD ALONE IS WORTHY; GOD ALONE PAID THE PRICE; GOD ALONE IS ABLE; LOVE GOD WHOLLY)
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To: Valin; aculeus; freema
Oh my, what a tragedy the American Left wrought. Sadder yet, there is no shame.

Here is a post from aculeus just in case freema didn't ping you. It seems one leftest does feel shame.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1794532/posts
7 posted on 03/06/2007 8:21:32 PM PST by Chgogal (Vote Al Qaeda. Vote Democrat.)
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To: Chgogal

Thanks for the posting and the ping.


8 posted on 03/06/2007 8:46:43 PM PST by aculeus (Ceci n'est pas une tagline.)
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To: CaptRon

"Was Kissinger Right?

NO!!


9 posted on 03/06/2007 8:48:00 PM PST by baubau (BOYCOTT Bank of America for Issuing Credit Cards to 3rd World Illegal Aliens.)
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To: Chgogal

bump for the morning.


10 posted on 03/06/2007 10:46:27 PM PST by Valin (History takes time. It is not an instant thing.)
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