An amazing story

Yeah, that place out 'there'. Anything not really Cambodia related should go here.
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An amazing story

Post by phuketrichard » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:04 pm

These Pro Surfers Went Looking for Untouched Waves and Found Genocide

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Post by Soi Dog » Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:22 pm

Looks interesting. There have been a couple very disturbing videos posted on Youtube showing Indonesian soldiers treating indigenous men there horribly, as they were thought to be part of a separatist movement.

I thought about taking a trip to Papua New Guinea years ago for the novelty of it, but was dissuaded by so many reports of chaos and violence in Port Moresby.
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Post by StroppyChops » Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:35 pm

I have a good friend who was born and grew up in PNG, won't go back these days. For the reasons discussed here, and similar.
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Post by Satiated Parrot » Mon Aug 25, 2014 10:24 am

PNG really hit the skids when Gough Whitlam felt that the australian armed forces should no longer be allowed to maintain their law and order as doing so was too 'colonial'. The Australians thus left, leaving the new government ill - equipped to deal with the country's issues.
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Post by StroppyChops » Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:19 pm

Satiated Parrot wrote:PNG really hit the skids when Gough Whitlam felt that the australian armed forces should no longer be allowed to maintain their law and order as doing so was too 'colonial'. The Australians thus left, leaving the new government ill - equipped to deal with the country's issues.
Which tends to indicate there was no exit strategy.
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Re: An amazing story

Post by Satiated Parrot » Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:46 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
Satiated Parrot wrote:PNG really hit the skids when Gough Whitlam felt that the australian armed forces should no longer be allowed to maintain their law and order as doing so was too 'colonial'. The Australians thus left, leaving the new government ill - equipped to deal with the country's issues.
Which tends to indicate there was no exit strategy.
Indeed. It also highlights the dangers of acting on ideals without taking the whole picture into account.
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Post by vladimir » Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:49 pm

Anybody have a link for the full movie?

Reminds me of a trip I took in 76 to some spots in S.Africa/SW Africa, but obviously not such horrific acts.
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