Cambodian Genocide in American Universities

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Re: Cambodian Genocide in American Universities

Post by k*rm*geddon » Fri May 17, 2019 11:47 pm

John Bingham wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 11:01 pm
... the basic point stands that pretty much nobody wanted to live in a warzone ...
JB, I want to scream in frustration.
For the final 6 months of the war, the countryside was the peaceful oasis. All fighting was in and around the government enclaves.
Yet still the masses poured in from the 'liberated' areas.
It is not the norm for peasants to run toward fighting. They run away from it. Yet still they came in. Masses and masses of them. Anyone who could.
John Bingham wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 11:01 pm
... when the (KR) sent their main battle forces to the front lines the local population would just get up and run to the nearest city. It could be argued that this was a deliberate policy of the communists, to put as big a strain on the resources of the enemy as ...
No. From early 1974 the KR were encouraging those in the city to 'come to the liberated areas where your safety and that of your family will be guaranteed'.
MY 99 CENT KINDLE: ... 1974 TRAVEL IN THAILAND, CAMBODIA AND SOUTH VIETNAM : http://www.amazon.co.uk/EXPLAINING-CAMB ... B00L0LC8TO
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Re: Cambodian Genocide in American Universities

Post by John Bingham » Sat May 18, 2019 12:33 am

k*rm*geddon wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 11:47 pm
No. From early 1974 the KR were encouraging those in the city to 'come to the liberated areas where your safety and that of your family will be guaranteed'.
I don't think that had much influence on the constant and increasing number of refugees who streamed into the city towards the end of the 70-75 war. Anyway, I'll get back to it tomorrow.
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Re: Cambodian Genocide in American Universities

Post by k*rm*geddon » Mon May 20, 2019 12:07 am

JB, your personal immersion in all things Cambodia-related is ultra impressive.
In itself, the sheer pile of pdf's you have accumulated is indicative of your intense desire to understand the 1970-75 war.
Your recent posts on that conflict, such as your one in this thread on the bombing, show that you have moved far beyond what I imagine to have once been a one-dimensional assumption (Nixon-Kissinger war criminals as propagandized by the likes of Pilger and Shawcross) to a much more rounded perception.

Your response would be that I have remained one dimensional (It all starts and ends with the Hanoi communists).
MY 99 CENT KINDLE: ... 1974 TRAVEL IN THAILAND, CAMBODIA AND SOUTH VIETNAM : http://www.amazon.co.uk/EXPLAINING-CAMB ... B00L0LC8TO
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