- Nov 23, 2001
I won't deny that the US, for its own political reasons, dropped the ball (I don't know enough about the specific politics of the time to comment effectively there), but ultimately, the fault that the Khmer Rouge killed so many lies with the Khmer Rouge themselves. No one forced them, they exercised free will, to horrific result. Same thing with the gangster analogy. If you place fault and blame completely on the shoulders of the police, then you remove fault and blame from the actual gangster who exercised free will and chose to kill someone.Originally posted by: Amorphus
you have a point there, Astaroth, but can you at least acknowledge that the U.S. was keeping the Khmer Rouge in check? we knew they were dangerous, but the politicians decided to pull out.Originally posted by: Astaroth33
Funny how everything can be made to be the fault of the US. The Khmer Rouge themselves bear the responsibility for the deaths of those millions in Cambodia, not the US.Originally posted by: Amused
A mass murder that would NOT have happened had the liberal US politicians not insisted we stop supporting the Cambodian government after the US pull-out from Vietnam in 1975. As soon as all funding was stopped, the Khmrir Rouge overthrew the Cambodian government and promptly slaughtered 2 million people. (A vast number for such a small country)Originally posted by: SP33Demon
If you want to see disturbing watch "The Killing Fields" about Polpot.
Another fine example of the politics of appeasement and the liberal refusal to believe that communism is inherently evil.
its like handcuffing a gangster with a gun, and then letting him out on the street and expecting nothing to happen. and if that happened, the fault and blame would be put completely on the shoulders of the police.
If YOU kill someone, YOU are responsible. Not the police, not the US government..