Tuesday, November 22, 2011

New on the HP: Khmer Rouge Trial Begins

This article appeared on the Huffington Post yesterday:

From the article:
"Present were 85-year-old Nuon Chea, the Khmer Rouge's chief ideologist and No. 2 leader; 80-year-old Khieu Samphan, an ex-head of state; and 86-year-old Ieng Sary, the former foreign minister.All three steadfastly maintain they are innocent. They showed little reaction as a litany of charges was read out against them."
Guess what we won't be seeing in the comments section for this article? Here, I'll help you out:

"It's ancient history now. Time for the Cambodians to just get over it."

"The defendants are old men. Just leave them alone."

"The Cambodians make too much of a big deal about it. It was thirty years ago. Lots of bad stuff has happened before or since then."

"Hey! Why aren't we seeking justice for crimes committed by Cambodians, huh? Where's the justice for them?!"

"The Khmer Rouge Industry is powerful indeed."

1 comment:

  1. Whenever people say get over the Holocaust, you can also turn it around and substitute Native Americans or the African slave trade (in the Atlantic only of course).


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