Skip to comments.Genocide on Trial
Posted on 02/23/2009 2:03:21 AM PST by Cindy
FrontPageMagazine.com | I have waited 30 years for this trial, said painter Vann Nath, 63, on the eve of Feb. 17 pre-trial proceedings in Phnom Penh's international Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC). So have an estimated 3 million other survivors of Pol Pot's five-year Cambodian reign of terror.
On April 17, 1975 -- Year Zero, as the communist tyrant named that date -- Pol Pot's communist forces began driving people from Cambodian cities with the fanatical goal of recreating a perfect, clean, peasant-controlled, communist agrarian society. The cadres of brother number one, as Pol Pot was known, starved, beat and murdered up to 2 million Cambodians, more than a fifth of the population in 1975. With backing from China, Pol Pot destroyed virtually all Cambodia's doctors, attorneys, intellectuals, artists and musicians in the nation's rural areas, which quickly became killing fields. Even today, Cambodia's countryside is littered with human bones and indiscriminately placed land mines.
Bringing the perpetrators of Cambodia's genocide to justice has been a story almost as sad as the horrific atrocities themselves.
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With Bill Ayers lounging around the White House, Americans are familiar was the frustration of justice deferred.
One of Pot’s worst atrocities was cutting off infants arms if they had received immunization shots. I cannot believe that the communist demons would do such a thing but they did. Burn in hell all you monsters!
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