In this episode number 944 of the Vietnam Veteran News Podcast the topic of why we had to win the war in Vietnam will be highlighted. The two remaining leaders of Pol Pot’s murderous Khmer Rouge 1975-79 regime in Cambodia are on trial in Phnom Penh. The charges are crimes against humanity and genocide in the second case before a U.N.-backed tribunal known as the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia.
The accused Cambodian genocidists Former president Khieu Samphan, 85, and Khmer Rouge “Brother Number Two” Nuon Chea, 90 are bona fide members of the Hall of Shame. They are right up there with Josef Stalin, Adolf Hitler, Mao tse-tung and Che Guevara in that terrible collection of human scum. They illustrate why we had to stand up to the spread of Communism in Southeast Asia.
There was a Reuters story about the trial titled: Khmer Rouge Leader Denies Mass Murder, Blames Vietnam. It was submitted by Prak Chan Thul. That’s right, you heard it right the two Cambodian mass murderers on trial for their lives are blaming it all on the evil Vietnamese. They claim their sworn enemy Vietnam invented the idea of genocide as propaganda.
The accepted truth is that Pol Pot and his henchmen wanted to turn Cambodia back to “year zero” in its quest for a peasant utopia. Stacks of human bones attest to their efforts to achieve that goal by eliminating all Cambodians who were not of the peasant class.
The examples of acts by the Khmer Rouge and other well meaning communists are the reason we stood and fought in Vietnam. America has been the land of liberty for over two hundred years. We live in a rough world and someone has to stand up for those who would be threatened by tyrant philosophies like communism.
We won in Vietnam. There is no more USSR and Communist China has become a Wal-Mart supplier.