Pol Pot's leftist cheerleaders

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    This article is dated but should always serve as a reminder that American leftists were indeed silent and in a state of denial when Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge took control in Cambodia executing over 2 1/2 million people.

    American Leftists were Pol Pot's cheerleaders

    By Jeff Jacoby, Globe Columnist | April 30, 1998


    The death of Pol Pot, 23 years to the day after he and the Khmer Rouge seized control of Cambodia, occasioned long backward glances at one of the 20th century's most horrific genocides. It was noted everywhere that the communist reign of terror in Cambodia lasted nearly four years and that at least 1 million human beings -- by some estimates as many as 2 1/2 million -- were murdered in an orgy of executions, torture, and starvation.

    ``In the name of a radical utopia,'' The New York Times recalled in its long obituary, ``the Khmer Rouge regime had turned most of the people into slaves. . . . Dictatorial village leaders and soldiers told the people whom to marry and how to live, and those who disobeyed were killed. [Those] who did not bend to the political mania were buried alive, or tossed into the air and speared on bayonets. Some were fed to crocodiles.'' Nearby was a photograph of human skulls -- emblem of the dreadful ``killing fields'' in which the communists butchered a quarter of Cambodia's people.

    But nowhere in the Times story was there a reminder that the Khmer Rouge was able to seize power only after the US Congress in 1975 cut off all aid to the embattled pro-American government of Lon Nol -- and that it did so despite frantic warnings of the bloodbath that would ensue. President Ford warned of ``horror and tragedy'' if Cambodia was abandoned to the Khmer Rouge and pleaded with Congress to supply Lon Nol's army with the tools it needed to defend itself.

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    Wait--are you saying that we must fight other people's wars?

    Oh well, since the Leftists are so enamoured with Pol Pot and the "radical utopia", when are they celebrating his birthday? April 20th?
     
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    Hitler was born April 20th.

    Personally, I think hitler was gay, particularly after reading an extensive biography about him. You should read what his trenchmates said about him during WWI. He didn't want to hang out with girls, preferring to play with his dog in the corner of the trench.

    Weirdo!
     
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    Maybe he thought 'syphilis wasn't his friend'.
     
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    Hitler was born April 20th.

    Personally, I think hitler was gay, particularly after reading an extensive biography about him. You should read what his trenchmates said about him during WWI. He didn't want to hang out with girls, preferring to play with his dog in the corner of the trench.


    It's interesting, isn't it-- because strictly speaking, Adolf's service was fairly sterling. He delivered messages under heavy fire and never seemed to shirk his duty, according to sources. But the fact is that no one liked him- and usually military service brings guys together.

    It's also important to recall that his first shock troops- the Brown Shirts were made up almost entirely of gay men, whom he later betrayed and had killed...



     
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    Right wing revisionist history must be contagious...

    There was a civil war going on in Cambodia, the people didn't support Lon Nol, they backed Norodom Sihanouk and the Chinese backed the communists...in 1970 Congress approved $155 million in supplemental aid for the Cambodian government...

    By 1975, Lon Nol was holding little more than Phnom Penh.

    ALL the money in the world wouldn't have changed the outcome...

    The Vietnam war destroyed the Democratic Party...

    Ironic..."Scoop" Jackson's far left war hawks were jettisoned by the Dems, but don't fret for these bloodthirsty ideologs... they're alive and well .....IN TODAY'S GOP...

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    By the late 1960s, Kristol had shifted from left to right on the political spectrum, due partly to what he considered excesses and anti-Americanism among liberals. Kristol built the intellectual framework of neoconservatism, founding and editing journals such as The Public Interest and The National Interest.

    Kristol is a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and author of numerous books, including "Neoconservatism: The Autobiography of an Idea." He is the father of Weekly Standard editor and oft-quoted neoconservative William Kristol.
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    Oh, newsflah, who put Pol Pot out of power?

    Yup, the North Vietnamese army, the age old posterchild of the American conservatives.
    Beeing Manly rightist conservatives, the totally republican Warriors of North Vietnam were not even daunted by China invading them in response, after this they had a niece Barbecue!

    In fact, they were so awesomly conservative rightists, that some 200.000 Chinese soldiers failed to make any headway against their Militia movement and ran away quickly before the regular army returned to the battlefield.

    No really, Pol Pot is one of the things that no republican spin doctor should attempt to spin in his favor, the facts are simply to much against any such attempt.
     
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    So much for your theory about how much communists loved Pol Pot.

    The world is much more complex than you apparently realize.
     
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    I always celebrate Pol Pot's birthday. I think its a state holiday in some of the liberal, anti-american parts of america!



    p.s. Didn't Ronnie Raygun support the khmer rouge rebels, when vietnam invaded and took over cambodia?
     
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    Jeff Jackoff, LOL, just another scripted GOP liar

     

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