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As Khmer Rouge prison commander dies, media quiet on UK & US’ roles in aiding regime responsible for Cambodian genocide

category international | anti-war / imperialism | other press author Wednesday September 02, 2020 21:46author by 1 of indy Report this post to the editors

This report from rt.com written by George Galloway should not go unnoticed because upon the death of a leading commander of the Khmer Rouge responsible for the genocidal slaughter in Cambodia during the 1970s, he highlights the little known role of the UK and US governments in their support of these people.

The demise of ‘Comrade Duch’, the Khmer Rouge mass murderer and torturer in a Cambodian hospital at the age of 77, was a peaceful end not given to the thousands of his victims back in the days of Year Zero.

The ‘Comrade’, Kaing Guek Eav, was chief jailer at the dastardly Phnom Penh prison Tuol Sleng and personally oversaw the torture and murder of men and women in uncountable numbers.

src WikiMedia Commons.  Kang Kek Iew (also Kaing Guek Eav or Duch) before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. He was responding to the testimony given by his former subordinate Him Huy who was a Khmer Rouge prison guard.
src WikiMedia Commons. Kang Kek Iew (also Kaing Guek Eav or Duch) before the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia. He was responding to the testimony given by his former subordinate Him Huy who was a Khmer Rouge prison guard.

Here is part of the report from Galloway with key interesting parts highlighted

The Khmer Rouge regime buried millions in their ‘killing fields’, although the victims were often forced to dig their own graves. They were usually bludgeoned to death to save bullets. The Cambodian genocide lasted more than two years, from 1975 to 1979, killing up to two million people – about a quarter of Cambodia’s population.

Soon after the Vietnamese invasion, which started on Christmas Day 1978 , the regime was routed and Pol Pot fled into exile in Thailand.

Not one of the obituaries of Comrade Duch included the salient fact that Britain and the United States continued to recognise the Khmer Rouge Murder Inc long after they had been driven from power by Vietnamese backed fighters. For the British and the US the enemy of their enemy was their friend, even if he was a genocidal maniac. Anti-Soviet and anti-Vietnamese hatred trumped the tillers of the killing fields any day.

Mrs Thatcher and Ronald Reagan insisted on Pol Pot's ‘Ambassador’ keeping his seat at the United Nations, and actually sanctioned the Vietnamese-backed government then in charge of the country and piling up the bones in museums for the world to see what the country had been put through.

Liberated Cambodia was subjected to sanctions while the Khmer Rouge in exile were secretly given millions of dollars by the US government – aid which lasted almost a decade after they had been overthrown. The CIA allegedly provided war materiel, money, weapons and satellite intelligence throughout those years, and discredited Western charities by forcing them to provide food to the mass murderers.

Janes Defence Weekly and then the Daily Telegraph revealed as late as 1989 – more than a decade after the world KNEW about the killing fields, Britain's SAS was STILL helping to train Pol Pot's jungle army in exile. Indeed, following the Iran-Contra scandal which broke in 1986, the Khmer Rouge operation became a British-only affair – even the Reagan administration could not bear the further shame of arming and training ‘the comrades’. Not that Mrs Thatcher wasn't ashamed – her government lied to parliament in denying this assistance to the Khmer Rouge – before admitting in 1991 that they had been doing so since 1983. But when the assistance finally ended the enmity continued.

For the full article see the link below

Related Link: https://www.rt.com/op-ed/499705-khmer-rouge-uk-us-duch-comrade/
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