Tag Archive: Pol Pot

The Pol Pot Dilemma.

More than 500,000 US diplomatic cables from 1978 recently released by WikiLeaks include hundreds that paint a vivid picture of a US administration torn between revulsion at the brutality of Pol Pot’s government… Continue reading

“Anything that Flies on Everything that Moves”.

From Pol Pot to ISIS. By John Pilger  –  October 09, 2014 ICH  In transmitting President Richard Nixon’s orders for a “massive” bombing of Cambodia in 1969, Henry Kissinger said, “Anything that flies… Continue reading

Cambodian Khmer Rouge Documentary wins at Cannes

A documentary on relatives wiped out in the Khmer Rouge’s tyrannical grip on Cambodia in the 1970s earned Cambodian-French director Rithy Panh a major prize at the Cannes Film Festival on Saturday. Entitled… Continue reading

Opportunist Ieng Sary’s life of utter Hypocrisy.

Ieng Sary, foreign minister and “Brother No. 3” in Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime, died on March 14th, aged 87. It was, he said, the greatest revolution the world had ever seen. It would… Continue reading

7 Makara, 2013 – Victory Day over Genocide.

Todays holiday is called Victory over Genocide Day or Nation Day. Since 1979, January 7 is the anniversary of the day that Cambodian people won the bloody regime of the Khmer Rouge with… Continue reading

Cambodia – Khmer Rouge trials close to bankruptcy?

Urgent funds needed for hearings of alleged war criminals under Pol Pot. The trials of those allegedly responsible for the deaths of at least 1.7 million people under Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime could… Continue reading

Top Ten Most (D)Evil Dictators of the 20th Century.

Some people make horrible decisions, others are just bad presidents, a few are bloodthirsty, many are extremists, a couple are warmongers. But all these guys in the following illustration below are an explosive… Continue reading

Cambodia Justice: Ieng Thirith, Khmer Rouge genocide defendant freed due to illness.

Cambodia’s war crimes tribunal set free a former leader of the Khmer Rouge on Sunday, upholding a decision that has outraged survivors seeking an explanation of the mass killings committed more than 30… Continue reading

Cambodia: A memorial for Pol Pot?

Nhem En  was Pol Pot‘s photographer and chief propagandist.  In the following interview he describes his life during the Khmer Rouge brutal and deadly regime. Nhem En, today 52 years old, defected from… Continue reading

Cambodia: Pol Pot’s abandoned Airport.

The vast ‘secret’ military airfield at Kampong Chhnang in central Cambodia, built with slave labor by Pol Pot‘s forces, may become a key element in the Khmer Rouge Tribunal. The base itself was… Continue reading