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  • Court to start genocide trial of top Khmer Rouge leaders

    07/29/2014 4:25:07 PM PDT · by BlueHorseShoe · 6 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 --...
  • Modi targets counterterrorism as a key policy

    06/21/2014 7:07:04 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 7 replies
    The National ^ | June 21, 2014 | Harsh V Pant
    While his government’s focus remains squarely on domestic issues, Mr Modi is also charting a rather ambitious foreign policy course. He has already visited Bhutan and his future destinations over the next few months are likely to include Japan, Brazil, Southeast Asia, Australia and Nepal. Meanwhile, the Chinese foreign minister has saluted the new Modi government for injecting “new vitality into an ancient civilisation”.
  • Finding the lost art of Angkor Wat

    06/07/2014 8:30:03 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    EurekAlert! ^ | Wednesday, June 4, 2014 | Australian National University
    Long-lost paintings have been discovered on the walls of Cambodia's ancient Angkor Wat temple, thanks to the keen observations of an Australian National University (ANU) researcher. The ancient paintings date back almost 500 years and depict deities, animals, boats and the temple itself, giving historians a new understanding of life in a relatively unknown period of Cambodia's history. Rock art researcher Noel Hidalgo Tan discovered the hidden images while working as a volunteer at an archaeological excavation in Angkor Wat during a university break in 2010... It was only when Tan enhanced the images on his computer that the paintings...
  • The Hidden City of Angkor Wat

    06/21/2013 7:07:41 AM PDT · by Renfield · 26 replies
    Science Magazine ^ | 6-20-2013 | Richard Stone
    In the year 802 C.E., the founder of the medieval Khmer empire, Jayavarman II, anointed himself "king of the world." In laying claim to such a grandiose title, he was a little ahead of his time: It would be another few centuries before the Khmers built Earth's largest religious monument, Angkor Wat, the crowning glory of a kingdom that stood in what is today northwestern Cambodia. But Jayavarman II had good reason to believe that his nascent kingdom, in the sacred Kulen hills northeast of Angkor, was a record-holder. Airborne laser scanning technology, or LiDAR, has revealed the imprint of...
  • Airborne laser uncovers ancient hidden city near Angkor Wat

    06/18/2013 11:17:16 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 13 replies
    National Post ^ | June 18, 2013 | Kristen Gelineau
    SYDNEY, Australia — Airborne laser technology has uncovered a network of roadways and canals, illustrating a bustling ancient city linking Cambodia’s famed Angkor Wat temple complex. The discovery was announced late Monday in a peer-reviewed paper released early by the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The laser scanning revealed a previously undocumented formally planned urban landscape integrating the 1,200-year-old temples. The Angkor temple complex, Cambodia’s top tourist destination and one of Asia’s most famous landmarks, was constructed in the 12th century during the mighty Khmer empire. Angkor Wat is a point of deep pride for Cambodians, appearing...
  • Drought Doomed Ancient City of Angkor

    01/04/2012 3:43:34 PM PST · by Captain Beyond · 14 replies
    LiveScience ^ | 1-4-2012 | Charles Choi
    Mary Beth Day, University of Cambridge Bayon temple, constructed by Angkorian King Jayavarman VII in the late 12th century. The faces may be representations of Buddha, the bodhisattva Lokesvara, Jayavarman VII, or a combination. The ancient city of Angkor — the most famous monument of which is the breathtaking ruined temple of Angkor Wat — might have collapsed due to valiant but ultimately failed efforts to battle drought, scientists find. The great city of Angkor in Cambodia, first established in the ninth century, was the capital of the Khmer Empire, the major player in southeast Asia for nearly five centuries....
  • Large number of Chinese troops seen heading for China-Vietnam border

    05/19/2014 1:30:16 PM PDT · by traumer · 40 replies
    A large number of People’s Liberation Army troops have reportedly been spotted heading towards the China-Vietnam border as tensions between the two countries continue to escalate, reports Hong Kong’s Sing Tao Daily. Sing Tao Daily is generally considered to be aligned to Chinese state media. Thousands of Chinese nationals living or on business in Vietnam have already fled the country amid anti-China riots, which were sparked by a tense standoff between Chinese and Vietnamese naval ships near a Chinese oil rig in disputed waters off the Paracel Islands in the South China Sea on May 4. The Chinese foreign ministry...
  • Because of China's preference for baby boys, some men now buy ‘wives’ from abroad

    05/16/2014 9:05:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    Global Post ^ | 05/16/2014 | Denise Hruby
    KANDAL PROVINCE, Cambodia — Petite, soft-spoken and innocent Kai Sochoeun dreamed of a better life, away from the poverty she was born into in rural Cambodia. She passed her days fetching water from a pond and tending to chickens that roamed near her wooden stilt home. She watched the men in her village skeptically. If they only cared about card games and alcohol, how could marriage improve her life? “I wasn't interested in a husband,” she said. That changed when an acquaintance of her uncle approached her with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. The woman could arrange for Kai to travel to...
  • Norton Simon Museum To Return Statue Possibly Looted From Cambodian Temple

    05/07/2014 6:15:20 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 3 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | May 7, 2014 4:33 PM
    <p>PASADENA (AP) — The Norton Simon Museum has agreed to return a 10th century statue that may have been looted from a Cambodian temple during that country’s genocidal civil war in the 1970s.</p> <p>“Temple Wrestler,” a sandstone figure missing its hands and feet, has been displayed at the museum for nearly four decades. The 5-foot-high work depicts Bhima, a heroic figure in the Hindu epic Mahabharata, in a fighting pose.</p>
  • Three more Ethiopians killed in Saudi Arabia (massacres reported)

    03/25/2014 1:00:54 PM PDT · by pabianice · 20 replies
    Three more Ethiopians killed by Saudi police. The killing of Ethiopians continues in Saudi Arabia Three more Ethiopians killed in Saudi Arabia Three more Ethiopians have been killed in Saudi Arabia. Thousands of Ethiopians are leaving the middle east country after scores have been killed in the past few days. Hundreds more injured and women are being raped in front of their families. It is astounding and mind boggling the international community is so silent about this shameful actions of the Saudis. "The act of killing innocent civilians is uncalled for, we condemn that," Foreign Ministry spokesman Dina Mufti told...
  • Purple Heart Arrives for Vietnam Casualty, 43 Years Later

    11/12/2013 1:16:27 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Tuesday, Nov 12, 2013 | Joe Rosato Jr.
    Just 18 inches of ground separated Al Wall and Sergeant Merle Dentino. They were the last troops out of Cambodia in 1967, waiting for their next assignment in the Vietnam War. Soon they would be going home. It was a pre-dawn morning in June - the men slept on the ground in a camp. “For some reason I got on the left hand side, he got on the right hand side,” recalled Wall. “Just completely a random act.” On that sinister, dark foggy morning, a pair of mortar explosions cracked the silence. There were screams, yelling. “I was actually turned...
  • The Left is trying to rehabilitate Karl Marx. Let's remind them of the millions who died in his name

    11/05/2013 7:40:42 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 23 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 11-1-13 | Tim Stanley
    I can't quite believe that I've just sat through ten minutes of BBC television in which British journalists Owen Jones and Zoe Williams have defended Karl Marx as the prophet of the End of Capitalism. Unbelievable because I had thought Marxism was over with the fall of the Berlin Wall – when we discovered that socialism was one part bloodshed, one part farce. But unbelievable also because you'd have to be a pretty lacking in moral sensitivity to defend a thinker whose work sent millions of people to an early grave. I don't want to have to rehearse the numbers...
  • The Left is trying to rehabilitate Karl Marx. Let´s remind them of the millions who died

    11/01/2013 4:37:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 11/1/13 | Tim Stanley
    I can´t quite believe that I´ve just sat through ten minutes of BBC television in which British journalists Owen Jones and Zoe Williams have defended Karl Marx as the prophet of the End of Capitalism. Unbelievable because I had thought Marxism was over with the fall of the Berlin Wall--when we discovered that socialism was one part bloodshed, one part farce. [Snip] Sixty-five million were murdered in China--starved, hounded to suicide, shot as class traitors. Twenty million in the USSR, 2 million in North Korea, 1.7 million in Africa. The nightmare of Cambodia (2 million dead) is especially vivid.
  • Same Old, Same Old in Syria

    09/05/2013 3:46:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 5, 2013 | Victor Davis Hanson
    President Obama's on-and-off-again planned American attack on Syria is nothing new. Besides its five declared wars, America has a habit of intervening all over the world. Even apart from clandestine CIA operations, and even after the unhappy end of the Vietnam War, we have attacked lots of countries and non-state militias. The roll call of recent American military interventions is quite astounding: Cambodia, Iran, Libya, Lebanon, Grenada, Panama, Liberia, Iraq, Haiti, Somalia, the former Yugoslavia, Zaire and Afghanistan. Even the notion of Past American isolationism is a myth. In the four years between 1912 and 1916 alone, the U.S. sent...
  • Top Israeli official “sick” of commemorating Hiroshima, Nagasaki A-bomb victims

    08/15/2013 9:51:50 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 40 replies
    Japan Times ^ | 08/16/2013 | Jiji
    JERUSALEM – A senior Israeli government official has posted online comments on Facebook saying he is “sick” of commemorations for the victims of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings, a local newspaper reported. “I am sick of the Japanese, ‘Human rights’ and ‘Peace’ groups” over holding their “annual self-righteous commemorations for the Hiroshima and Nagasaki victims,” the Haaretz daily quoted Daniel Seaman, a deputy director general at the Ministry of Public Diplomacy and Diaspora Affairs, as writing in his Facebook post. Seaman, a key Israeli online public relations official, also wrote on the social networking site: “(The bombings of) Hiroshima...
  • Cambodian jungle graveyard mystifies experts

    07/03/2013 10:24:49 PM PDT · by csvset · 9 replies
    Geo Tv ^ | June 30, 2013 | afp
    PHNOM PEL, Cambodia: Over a hundred 'burial jars' and a dozen coffins arranged on a ledge in remote Cambodian jungle have for centuries held the bones -- and secrets -- of a mysterious people who lived alongside with the Angkor era. Why the bones were placed in jars on a cliff some 100 metres (320 feet) high in the Cardamom Mountains, or indeed whose remains they are, has long puzzled experts. For seven years Nancy Beavan, an archaeologist who specialises in carbon dating, has been looking for an answer, painstakingly piecing together clues left by the enigmatic people at 10...
  • 10 year sentence for Hawaii soldier convicted in data leak

    06/16/2013 1:40:43 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    Hawaii News Now ^ | June 15, 2013 | Hawaii News Now
    Honolulu (HawaiiNewsNow) - A military jury has found a Schofield Barracks officer guilty of illegally possessing and passing classified national defense information. Military prosecutors say Army Maj. Seivirak Inson, 43, attempted to hand over a number of military secrets to members connected to the Cambodian government between 2009 and 2012. Prosecutors say that Inson -- who is of Cambodian ancestry -- took classified U.S. intelligence reports about the Cambodian military and gave it to unauthorized personnel. The military jury on Friday evening sentenced Maj. Inson to 10 years in prison, forfeiture of pay and dismissal from the Army. The jury...
  • 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...
  • Pregnant worker at Nike factory in Cambodia loses baby after police stunned her with CATTLE PRODS…

    05/28/2013 12:13:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 01:45 EST, 28 May 2013 | (Daily Mail Reporter)
    Cambodian police used cattle prods to stun workers protesting over pay at a factory that makes clothing for U.S. sportswear company Nike—injuring at least 23 women and causing one to miscarry her baby. Police dressed in riot gear were deployed to move around 3,000 predominantly female workers who had blocked a road outside their factory owned by Sabrina (Cambodia) Garment Manufacturing in Kampong Speu province, west of the capital, Phnom Penh, in Cambodia today. Among the 23 women injured in the incident was a two-months pregnant worker who lost her child after military police pushed her to the ground, Sun...
  • 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...
  • Ieng Sary, the Romeikes, and Your Guide to Remembering Genocide

    04/06/2013 7:31:45 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni
    policy mic ^ | 3-11-13 | Zak Cheney-Rice
    How do we view genocide in our public memory? Some answers lie in two news stories from this week. One concerns the death of Ieng Sary, an 87-year-old former Khmer Rouge official who helped kill 1.7 million Cambodians in the late 1970s. The other involves German asylum seekers in Tennessee. They seem unrelated, but a closer look reveals important unifying elements: both reflect how state-sponsored murder gets treated retrospectively. And both show how disparately each nation has recovered from its troubling and violent past.
  • Bombing of Cambodia Cited to Defend US Drone Strikes

    03/23/2013 11:54:09 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 5 replies
    Cambodia Daily via Phnom Penh Clic ^ | February 13, 2013 | Unattributed
    A U.S. Justice Department document that says America can le­gally order the killing of its citizens if they are believed to be al-Qaida leaders uses the devastating and illegal bombing of Cam­bo­dia in the 1960s and ’70s to help make its case. American broadcaster NBC News first reported on the “white pa­per”—a summary of classified mem­os by the U.S. Justice Depart­ment’s Of­fice of Legal Council—on Monday. The 16-page paper makes a legal case for the U.S. government’s highly controversial use of un­manned drones to kill suspected terrorists, including some U.S. citizens. In making its argument, the docu­ment brings up the...
  • After the 'Killing Fields,' Cambodians find solace in St. Paul meeting

    02/09/2013 8:32:31 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 17 replies
    pioneer press ^ | 2-8-13 | tad vezner
    "I need people to understand this," said Ream Um, a retired mathematics teacher who worked for the St. Paul school district for 23 years. The 71-year-old academic -- who in 1975 destroyed his eyeglasses and dentures to disguise his scholarly appearance from Cambodia's communist Khmer Rouge regime -- pointed to a sign displaying, in bold red letters, the words "Life, Liberty, Pursuit of Happiness." "The lesson is this: We have to make ourselves smart. Go to school, learn math ... but also this. This is important." Beside him, Hoeun Hach -- a soft-spoken Oakdale man with an easy smile --...
  • Sen. Rand Paul Busts John Kerry: Do You Believe in .. Obama on War Powers Clause?

    01/25/2013 7:28:30 AM PST · by george76 · 18 replies
    Gateway ^ | January 24, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Senator Rand Paul thumped Secretary of State nominee John Kerry today at his hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee today. Right out of the blocks, Senator Paul stumped Genghis John with a question on the War Powers Clause of the US Constitution, “I believe in candidate Barack Obama who said in 2007 that the president doesn’t have the power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack. I’d like to know if you agree with me candidate Barack Obama or if you agree with President Barack Obama who took us to war in Libya without Congressional authority unilaterally?”...
  • Rand Paul to Kerry: If it was wrong to bomb Cambodia without Congress’s approval, why is Libya OK?

    01/25/2013 6:27:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/25/2013 | AllahPundit
    Excellent, and not just the Libya stuff. Stick with it for Paul’s questions about how smart it is to be arming the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt when Morsi is already wheezing about Jews controlling the media in official diplomatic sessions with the U.S. If you’re wondering why it fell to Paul to ask this question instead of any of the more senior senators who preceded him, it’s because the Senate was perfectly happy to have Obama act unilaterally on Libya. The Iraq war authorization came back to haunt many of them; no one knew at the time how messy Libya...
  • Cambodia's First Lady Gives President Obama a "Sampeah" Greeting - Usually Reserved for Servants

    11/22/2012 1:24:47 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 11/20/2012 | Investor's Business Daily
    Bun Rany, Cambodia's first lady, gives President Obama a "sampeah" greeting at a tilt usually reserved for servants.
  • Figures. Cambodian First Lady Gives Obama the Servant Greeting

    11/22/2012 10:07:11 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | November 22, 2012 | Jim Hoft
    The First Lady of Cambodia greeted Barack Obama like he was a towel boy. And, of course, our clueless president thought it was ‘cool.’ Investor’s Business Daily reported: So amid all the colorful and flirty photos from President Obama’s first tour of Southeast Asia, what did he actually accomplish? As usual, he served himself politically in what was largely a Potemkin mission abroad. It was obvious enough from the rubelike gaffes that the president hasn’t been particularly interested or attentive to the affairs of Thailand, Burma or Cambodia as he made his first trip since his re-election. It was pretty...
  • Obama to visit Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand

    11/08/2012 11:54:55 AM PST · by Nachum · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/8/12 | Staff
    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will become the first U.S. president to visit Myanmar and Cambodia when he travels to the Asian nations later this month. The White House says Obama will also visit Thailand. The trip comes less than two weeks after Obama's re-election. Obama's trip to Myanmar marks the culmination of a dramatic turnaround in the country's relations with Washington. Myanmar, also known as Burma, has shifted from five decades of ruinous military rule and shaken off the pariah status it had earned through its bloody suppression of democracy. The president has suspended sanctions to reward
  • 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...
  • George McGovern Betrayed Anti-War Stance, Proposed the Invasion of Cambodia in 1978

    10/22/2012 1:08:49 PM PDT · by Marcus · 3 replies
    Yahoo Voices ^ | Oct 22, 2012 | Mark R. Whittington
    The late George McGovern is best known for his disastrous 1972 campaign for the presidency which was built around his opposition to American intervention in Vietnam. Less well known was his proposal for a military intervention just six years later.
  • Long-missing Colo. Marine buried with full honors

    10/10/2012 3:48:44 PM PDT · by Hawk1976 · 6 replies
    msnbc ^ | 10/9/12 | Dan Elliot
    By DAN ELLIOTT Associated Press DENVER (AP) - A Colorado family's years of waiting ended Tuesday when they finally buried a fallen Marine who had been missing since a helicopter crash during the rescue of an American ship crew seized by Cambodia's Khmer Rouge in 1975. Pfc. James Jacques (HAW'-kas) was laid to rest with full military honors at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver on what would have been his 56th birthday. About 50 Vietnam War veterans holding American flags lined a street in the sprawling hilltop cemetery. Doves were released after three volleys were fired into the air.
  • Bo Xilai scandal: Cambodia refuses to extradite French architect to China

    06/22/2012 7:10:02 PM PDT · by csvset · 1 replies
    France24 ^ | 22/06/2012 | News wire
    A French national detained in Cambodia, who has been linked to the scandal surrounding China's deposed politician Bo Xilai, will not be extradited, a minister said on Friday. Patrick Henri Devillers will, however, remain in custody. REUTERS - The French architect linked to China’s biggest political scandal in two decades and detained in Cambodia will not be extradited to any country, a minister said, adding another twist to a high-profile case already shrouded in mystery. Cambodian Foreign Minister Hor Namhong gave no details on what grounds China had requested the arrest of Patrick Henri Devillers, whose whereabouts is unknown, but...
  • Photos: "Body Jars," Cliff Coffins Are Clues to Unknown Tribe [ Cambodia ]

    05/19/2012 6:06:43 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    National Geographic News ^ | May 15, 2012 | John Miksic
    Skulls and other human bones poke from large ceramic jars at Khnorng Sroal, one of the newly dated mountainside burials in southwestern Cambodia's Cardamom Mountains. The bones were placed in the 20-inch-tall (50-centimeter-tall) body jars only after the bodies had decomposed or had been picked clean by scavenging animals, according to the study, which is published in the latest issue of the journal Radiocarbon. "The Cardamom highlanders may have used some form of exposure of the body to de-flesh the bones, like the 'sky burials' known in other cultures," study leader Beavan said. Placing the sky-high burials couldn't have been...
  • 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...
  • 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”...
  • HEAVEN EXPOSED \o/

    11/12/2011 3:26:00 PM PST · by Jedediah · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Joshua Chronicles ,bible ^ | 11-12-11 | Jedediah
    Supernatural things are coming your way , The stuff dreams are made of but won't fade away \o/ , The supernatural exposed in and through you , Watch now as "I" come into view ! The Ancient of Days The I AM That "IS ONE" ! A Fullness , a Gladness , My Entire Kingdom , For when ever "I" show My Face , There in the midst you shall find "My" Grace , Abounding , Abiding , Sweet and True , The "ALL of ME " all over you ! Genesis 28:10-19 Amplified Bible (AMP) 10And Jacob left Beersheba...
  • Professor Bruce Herschensohn on “An American Amnesia”

    04/05/2011 10:53:48 AM PDT · by EllisWashingtonReport · 4 replies
    www.EllisWashingtonReport.com ^ | 02/01/11 | Ellis Washington
    Does being on the left mean never having to say that you are sorry?—If you are talking about the Vietnam War and who won it 35 years later, that very well may be the case. Regarding the real truth of the Vietnam War after the fall of Saigon, Laos and Cambodia, Senator Fulbright, D-AK, who was also the chair of the Foreign Relations Committee summed up the sentiment of the 94th Congress, “I am no more distressed than if Arkansas had lost the football game to Texas.” “That started the Southeast Asian genocide. You’re talking about one quarter of the...
  • Chinese Energy Policies Harming Neighbors

    06/23/2011 7:39:02 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 1 replies
    OilPrice.com ^ | 22/06/2011 | John Daly
    China’s omnivorous energy requirements have been attracting increasing attention as of late, as Beijing attempts to secure any and all sources of power for its growing industrial base. Nowhere is this more noticeable than Beijing’s policies in the South China Sea, where Chinese assertions of sovereignty are unsettling the Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei, all of whom have counter claims on the various shoals and islets. China’s landward neighbors are also feeling the hot breath of Beijing’s mandarins, however, most notably its economic rival India, with whom China fought a brief war in 1962 in the Himalayas over...
  • Time Up For Sit-tight Leaders in Africa

    05/28/2011 3:01:19 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 5 replies
    Codewit World News - Sharing Nigerian and African News ^ | Saturday, May 28, 2011 | Obi Ebuka Onochie
    "Democracy is a charming form of government, full of variety and disorder, and dispensing a sort of equality to equals and unequal alike" Plato (BC 427 - 374BC). Open rigging and clinging brazenly to power have become common features of emerging democracies in the world today especially in Africa. Many Countries in Africa have become accustomed to "sit-tight dictators" or military style of leadership, with democracy being propelled by the West for their replacement. This is at the centre of the on-going conflict in many emerging democratic nations. Democratization of the world today as being championed by United States of...
  • Savage: 'Redistribution' leads to mountain of skulls

    04/28/2011 4:24:36 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 17 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 4-26-11 | unattributed
    On his top-rated nationally syndicated radio show today, Michael Savage took a page from history to warn of where attempts to institute economic "fairness" ultimately have led. "Be very careful, indeed, with your call for the redistribution of wealth, and fairness," he said. "It always ends up with a mountain of skulls." Noting that communism cost an estimated 100 million lives in the last century, he reminded his listeners of the dark saga in Southeast Asia in the 1970s that began with a "nice, mild-mannered professor" going to Paris to study Marxism. "He went back to his country, and he...
  • Cambodia's deadly virus: 85% mortality rate

    03/15/2011 11:05:20 AM PDT · by neverdem · 41 replies
    Pravda.Ru ^ | 27.02.2011 | Konstantin Karpov
    Ladies and Gentlemen, the next Black Death, a global pandemic of catastrophic proportions, has reared its ugly head in the Far East, home to many pandemic viruses. This time it is not a 30 per cent death rate, it is an 85 per cent death rate. It is called the Cambodian Avian Flu virus. Avian Flu has been around for centuries. So have other pandemics. But an 85 per cent mortality rate? Let us not invent, let us use the World Health Organization's communications: Avian influenza - situation in Cambodia 9 February 2011 - The Ministry of Health of Cambodia...
  • Convicted and illegal, but free Ruling lets killer out while awaiting deportation

    02/27/2011 8:26:28 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 13 replies
    My Fox Boston ^ | 27 Feb 2011 | My Fox Boston
    BOSTON (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - After 16-year-old Ashton Cline-McMurray was brutally murdered, his mother took some comfort in hearing that at least some of her son's killers would never walk American streets again. It's the reason why Sandra Hutchinson agreed with letting the purported gang members, several of them illegal immigrants, plead guilty to lesser charges. She says the prosecutor reassured her that, after their criminal sentences were finished, those in the country illegally would be deported. "They said that they would never set foot, basically on American soil again. In other words, they'd be like in jail until...
  • Fresh Thai-Cambodia clash kills 1 before new truce

    02/06/2011 3:52:17 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    AOL News/AP ^ | 5/2/11 | Sopheng Cheang
    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -Renewed fighting between Cambodian and Thai troops along the countries' disputed border killed a Thai soldier Saturday and sent thousands of people fleeing before military commanders agreed on the second cease-fire in two days. The fiercest border clashes in years also damaged a landmark 11th century temple near a strip of disputed land that Thai nationalists have seized on as a domestic political issue. At least five people have died in two days — one civilian and one soldier from Thailand and one civilian and two soldiers from Cambodia, according to officials from the two countries. Each...
  • Kerry: 'Afghanistan is just not Vietnam'

    12/05/2010 9:19:45 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Kerry: 'Afghanistan is just not Vietnam' By J. Taylor Rushing - 12/05/10 11:33 AM ET Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-Mass.) on Sunday gave a firm defense of the U.S. mission in Afghanistan, rejecting any comparison to the Vietnam War in which he served. Speaking on NBC's "Meet the Press" to host David Gregory, Kerry said the Obama administration has acted correctly in continuing the war in Afghanistan and should be able to withdraw troops as planned in 2014. Gregory had played Kerry a video clip of his 1971 testimony before Congress in which Kerry famously called the...
  • Boy who fled Khmer Rouge returns to Cambodia a US navy commander (Feel Good Story!)

    11/28/2010 4:48:56 PM PST · by greatdefender · 2 replies
    AFP-Yahoo! ^ | November 28, 2010 | Michelle Fitzpatrick
    PHNOM PENH (AFP) – When the destroyer USS Mustin docks in Cambodia next week it will be more than just a routine mission for the ship's commander. Michael Misiewicz is Cambodian by birth and was just a child when he was wrenched from his family and homeland 37 years ago, to be sent away from the country to escape the civil war with the Khmer Rouge. He has not set foot on Cambodian soil since. "I have been fighting a lot of emotions about coming back to my native country," said Misiewicz, who was born Vannak Khem, of his impending...
  • Cambodia Water Festival turns tragic with deadly stampede

    11/22/2010 4:52:31 PM PST · by Cardhu · 12 replies
    Chistian Science Monitor ^ | November 22nd 2010 | Julie Masis,
    A stampede in Cambodia late Monday night killed at least 339 people and injured as many more, with hospital officials projecting the death toll would continue to rise The stampede happened during Cambodia's annual Water Festival, which drew a record 4 million people from around the country and region to watch three days of traditional boat races on the Bassac River in the capital. Prime Minister Hun Sen called it the "biggest tragedy since the Pol Pot regime." While the comparison is extreme – the Khmer Rouge caused the deaths up to 2 million people in the late 1970s –...
  • Hillary Clinton stays away from mid-term elections [About 9,000 miles away]

    11/02/2010 5:31:31 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 36 replies
    London Telegraph ^ | 31 October 2010 | Toby Harnden
    Although former President Bill Clinton has held more than 100 election events, his wife is unable to campaign because of her foreign policy role. She is currently on a two-week tour of Asia and Australasia that includes stops in Vietnam, Cambodia, China, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand and Australia. In Siem Reap in Cambodia yesterday, Mrs Clinton met a group of about 50 victims of human trafficking at an American-funded facility and promised continued American support. Related Articles Palin hits back at Karl Rove's claim she lacks 'gravitas' Barack Obama's world turns upside down Obama's victory in pictures Prepare...
  • American Public Schools, the Khmer Rouge, and Ideology

    09/10/2010 1:11:34 PM PDT · by BruceDeitrickPrice · 3 replies
    Rantrave.com ^ | July 27, 2010 | Bruce Deitrick Price
    Starting in 1975, Pol Pot and his Communist revolutionaries killed almost 2,000,000 Cambodians, out of a total population of 5,000,000. Why?? Pol Pot lived in Paris for many years where he became a Marxist intellectual. Sitting in classrooms and cafes, he visualized the perfect Cambodia. He went back to Cambodia to eliminate foreign influences, purge educated people, and thereby create an agrarian workers paradise. Pol Pot was a fanatic, a true believer. The best one-word summary is to say that Pol Pot was an ideologue. He had ideas in his head; he knew they were right; and he was thereby...
  • Sen. John Kerry skips town on sails tax(taxes are for the little people)

    07/23/2010 5:30:27 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Friday, July 23, 2010 | Gayle Fee and Laura Raposa
    Sen. John Kerry, who has repeatedly voted to raise taxes while in Congress, dodged a whopping six-figure state tax bill on his new multimillion-dollar yacht by mooring her in Newport, R.I.
  • Travel with the Budget of a Worker Bee, Swing like a VIP

    05/08/2010 3:36:49 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 182+ views
    Associated Content ^ | April 30 2010 | Alice Winters
    Rarely are currency exchange rates as good for the American dollar as that of Asian countries. In Asia, the American dollar carries a lot of clout and with the recent devaluation of the USD; it is a good thing that these countries offer an excellent trip for so little cost to Americans.