Date registered: Apr 2006
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So. Bot and Von. What do you guys think ?
I say the Khmer Rouge is reponsible for the murder they committed.
And I find offensive those who supported Pol Pot and his regime.
It was the American left who supported him.
I submit Noam Chomsky:
"Refugees are frightened and defenseless, at the mercy of alien forces. They naturally tend to report what they believe their interlocutors wish to hear. While these reports must be considered seriously, care and caution are necessary. Specifically, refugees questioned by Westerners or Thais have a vested interest in reporting atrocities on the part of Cambodian revolutionaries, an obvious fact that no serious reporter will fail to take into account."
Only after it was impossible to ignore the mass murder did Chomsky admit that it occurred...then he blamed others...
"the deaths in Cambodia were not the result of systematic slaughter and starvation organized by the state but rather attributable in large measure to peasant revenge, undisciplined military units out of government control, starvation and disease that are direct consequences of the US war, or other such factors."
"The terrorist attacks were major atrocities. In scale they may not reach the level of many others, for example, Clinton’s bombing of the Sudan with no credible pretext, destroying half its pharmaceutical supplies and killing unknown numbers of people."
Last edited by DaveN007; 03-05-2007 at 10:34 AM.