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  • Cambodia PM calls on U.S. to withdraw Peace Corps volunteers

    09/15/2017 12:24:49 AM PDT · by blueplum · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 15 Sep 2017 | Prak Chan Thul
    Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen called on the United States on Friday to withdraw Peace Corps volunteers in an escalating row over accusations that U.S. agents conspired with an opposition leader to plot treason. Hun Sen was responding after the U.S. embassy in Phnom Penh issued a travel warning that urged citizens to show caution amid "anti-American rhetoric by officials". "Are you scaring Cambodians?" Hun Sen said of the United States in an address to garment workers at factories which export much of their production to the United States. "Are you prepared to invade Cambodia and that's why you told...
  • Exclusive: U.S. won't issue some visas in four nations in deportation crackdown

    09/13/2017 11:01:28 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 13, 2017 | by Arshad Mohammed, Yeganeh Torbati
    The U.S. State Department on Wednesday will stop issuing certain kinds of visas to some citizens of Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone because the nations are not taking back their citizens the United States wants to deport. The new policies, laid out in State Department cables sent on Tuesday and reviewed by Reuters, are the latest example of U.S. President Donald Trump’s effort to crack down on immigrants who are in the United States illegally. The cables, sent by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to consular officials around the world, said the four countries were “denying or unreasonably delaying”...
  • 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...
  • Main Cambodian opposition leader arrested, paper shuts as crackdown grows

    09/03/2017 10:33:56 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 2, 2017 / 11:05 AM / | Prak Chan Thul, Matthew Tostevin
    Cambodia’s main opposition leader Kem Sokha was arrested and accused of treason on Sunday and a leading independent paper said it was being forced to shut down as Prime Minister Hun Sen’s government intensified a crackdown on his critics. Hun Sen said Kem Sokha had been plotting with the United States, increasing his anti-American rhetoric as Cambodia heads towards elections next year in which the authoritarian leader’s grip of more than three decades is at stake. The U.S. State Department expressed concern at the arrest of Ken Sokha and action against the media. It raised doubt over whether the Southeast...
  • In Cambodia, Rats Are Being Trained To Sniff Out Land Mines And Save Lifes

    07/16/2017 6:32:58 AM PDT · by ptsal · 22 replies
    NPR - Parallels ^ | July 31, 2015 | Michael Sullivan
    [snip] Victoria, a 2-year-old rat, sniffs for TNT, sticking her nose high in the air to indicate she's found some. She works her way down a 10-meter line with a handler on either end, and is able to detect the presence of TNT at a distance of approximately half a yard. [Yes, the article is from 2015]
  • Former Khmer Rouge Leader Among Cambodia's New Christians

    05/20/2017 5:10:14 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    La Croix ^ | 5/20/17 | Ate Hoekstra
    Many Khmer Buddhists have become Christians "because they are looking for answers". Sok Sophon was a battle-hardened Khmer Rouge commander when he found Jesus. The now 63-year-old Cambodian was visiting a refugee camp when a wounded soldier gave him a Bible. At first, he was reluctant but did take it. Then after reading from the Bible the officer of the Pol Pot regime got interested and visited a church service. "I remember the first time I made a detour to get to the church," he says. "I didn't want people to know. I felt ashamed for going there." It took...
  • 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...
  • How the West Missed the Horrors of Cambodia

    09/05/2016 1:51:48 PM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 77 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 4, 2016 | By Donald Beachler
    Never was there a finer example of ideologues seeing what they wanted to see than the era of Cambodian genocide. Only Orwell, prescient as ever, got it right. Sidney Schanberg, who died in July, was an award winning journalist who covered the Vietnam War and genocides in East Pakistan (Bangladesh) and Cambodia. Perhaps more than any other reporter, Schanberg made western publics aware of the terrible suffering the people of Cambodia endured under the three-and-a-half-year reign of the Khmer Rouge (1975-1979). Disregarding the wishes of his editors at the New York Times, Schanberg stayed on after other westerners had left...
  • Jungle-Covered Ruins May Hold Surprising Hints (article)

    06/24/2013 8:54:30 AM PDT · by fishtank · 28 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | June 6:24, 2013 | Brian Thomas
    Jungle-Covered Ruins May Hold Surprising Hints by Brian Thomas, M.S. The ancient and elaborate temple at Angkor Wat is not the only interesting site to see when visiting Cambodia. Archaeologists have been discovering hundreds of temples, many still buried beneath thick jungle growth, strewn across the whole surrounding area. A picture is emerging of buildings that connected a thriving society across a broad region. Could soon-to-be uncovered stone carvings somehow intersect with biblical history? Australian archaeologist Damian Evans employed "lidar" technology to find new temples far faster than the old way—that of hacking through jungle and hoping to hit some...
  • Revealed: Cambodia's vast medieval cities hidden beneath the jungle

    06/11/2016 7:23:18 AM PDT · by C19fan · 16 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | June 10, 2016 | Lara Dunston
    Archaeologists in Cambodia have found multiple, previously undocumented medieval cities not far from the ancient temple city of Angkor Wat, the Guardian can reveal, in groundbreaking discoveries that promise to upend key assumptions about south-east Asia’s history. The Australian archaeologist Dr Damian Evans, whose findings will be published in the Journal of Archaeological Science on Monday, will announce that cutting-edge airborne laser scanning technology has revealed multiple cities between 900 and 1,400 years old beneath the tropical forest floor, some of which rival the size of Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh.
  • The Lost City of Cambodia

    06/02/2016 6:44:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Smithsonian ^ | April 2016 | Joshua Hammer
    Jean-Baptiste Chevance senses that we’re closing in on our target. Paused in a jungle clearing in northwestern Cambodia, the French archaeologist studies his GPS and mops the sweat from his forehead with a bandanna. The temperature is pushing 95, and the equatorial sun beats down through the forest canopy. For two hours, Chevance, known to everyone as JB, has been leading me, along with a two-man Cambodian research team, on a grueling trek. We’ve ripped our arms and faces on six-foot shrubs studded with thorns, been savaged by red biting ants, and stumbled over vines that stretch at ankle height...
  • The Testimony of Jesus Christ [Charismatic Caucus]

    05/17/2016 7:22:47 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    bible, The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 5-17-16 | bible ,Holy Spirit
    Supernatural experiences are happening now with in my Body and Bride but do not let this distract you for though you walk on the waters with me it is My Testimony that keeps you afloat for I AM in and through all things and it is as you cause others to understand My love for them that I elevate you to walk in the heavenlies for you are not earthly bound and it is "My Spirit IN YOU" that performs what seems impossible to others for as Stephen did now you shall do ! Acts 6 Seven Chosen to Serve...
  • Survivor: Kaoh Rong

    01/20/2016 12:08:06 PM PST · by EveningStar · 199 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | January 20, 2016
    Survivor: Kaoh Rong is the 32nd season of Survivor (for those unfamiliar with the show, there are two seasons each year). It begins Wednesday, February 17, 2016 on CBS at 8/7c with a special 90 minute episode. References: Official Survivor site at CBSWikipedia article As with Survivor 28, there will be eighteen new players - no returning players - divided into three tribes of six players each, based on brains, brawn, and beauty. A twist for this season: Two idols can be combined into an idol that can be played after the votes are read. Survivor host Jeff Probst reveals...
  • Remains of Illinois soldier, missing since 1969, coming home

    01/17/2016 11:04:07 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 32 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | January 9, 2016 | Len Wells
    Remains of Illinois soldier, missing since 1969, coming home By Len Wells Evansville Courier & Press, Ind. (Tribune News Service) Published: January 9, 2016 ALBION, Ill. The remains of an airman listed as "missing in action" during the Vietnam War have been recovered. Officials with the U.S. Department of Defense confirmed the remains of Pfc. Kenneth Leroy Cunningham of Ellery, Illinois. He had been missing since Oct. 3, 1969. He was 21 at the time. Cunningham's remains will be flown back to the United States later this month, arriving at the airport in Louisville, Kentucky on Jan 19. His remains...
  • 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.
  • Angkor Wat Yields Astounding Buried Towers & Spiral Structure

    12/10/2015 8:43:58 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies
    Live Science ^ | 12/9/2015 | Owen Jarus,
    The massive structure - almost a mile long - contains a spiral design, with several rectangular spirals that form a giant structure, archaeologists say. "This structure, which has dimensions of more than 1,500 m Ă— 600 m (about 1 mile by 1,970 feet) is the most striking discovery associated with Angkor Wat to date. Its function remains unknown and, as yet, it has no known equivalent in the Angkorian world," Roland Fletcher, a University of Sydney professor, said in a statement put out by the university. Today, the spiral structure is hard to make out on the ground, having been...
  • 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....
  • Survivor: Cambodia — Second Chance

    09/21/2015 9:14:55 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 208 replies
    Multiple links in body of thread | September 21, 2015
    Survivor: Cambodia — Second Chance is the 31st season of Survivor (for those unfamiliar with the show, there are two seasons each year). It begins Wednesday, September 23, 2015 on CBS at 8/7c.I'm sorry for the late ping. I've been waiting - in vain - for CBS to finish updating the Survivor page. According to my DVR setting, the season premier is going to be a 90 minute episode. References: Official Survivor site at CBSWikipedia article There will be two teams of ten players each. The producers selected 32 previous cast members - 16 women and 16 men. The selection...
  • 'Hero Rats' sniffing out land mines in Cambodia

    07/18/2015 5:18:48 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 10 replies
    upi ^ | July 16, 2015 | Ben Hooper
    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia, - A Belgian nonprofit said land mines in Cambodia are being cleared with help from some unusual experts -- "Hero Rats" trained to sniff out TNT. The nonprofit, APOPO, said the 15 African giant pouched rats in Cambodia to assist the Cambodian Mine Action Center were trained in Tanzania to sniff out TNT and signal their handlers by scratching the ground. "We believe the rats will increase the efficiency of our operations," Heng Rattana, director of the Cambodian Mine Action Center, told the Global Post. "We are currently verifying the quality of their work." James Pursey, a...
  • 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...