Sunday, May 27, 2007

Who is Pol Pot?

Blaming Pol Pot is like blaming a brainwashed soldier for taking "order" and doing his "job". When in doubt, look for patttern. Brutal dictator seems to pop out of the blue where ever the US is within vicinity, from Africa to the middle east, to central-south America to the far east.

So who is Pol Pot and why he is such an abomination? According to the smear propanda, Pol Pot was an educated man. He went to college in France. He came back to Cambodia when he exhausted all his options and still failed. Sometimes during his return, he went to north eastern border near Laos. There he laid down and felt connected to nature. And he was inspired to live a basic life in closed society that is not materialistic. This is what they created him out to be and justify his psychological behavior.

What I think really happened is something sinister. As he emerged from the chaos, they identify him as a potential asset. I think, between his emergenced and the time Khmer Rough captured Phnom Penh, he was pulled aside and "brief". During his briefing, he could have been brainwashed, coersed, brided, mind controlled. The one thing that puzzled me is the fact that when he captured Phnom Penh, he just went on a massacre spree. This isn't a revolution or reinvention of a nation. He not only massacre but he also torture people and the technique that were used are finger prints of the CIA. So I look for similiar situations as this and I found that there is an element of complicity. I looked at Iran (the Shah),Irag (Sadam),Indonesia (Suharto) and Chile (Pinochet) where the CIA ushered reign terror and repression on their people. And I also look at South America and Africa where I found similiar pattern. With Pol Pot, I believe he was coersed and mind controlled. The CIA has experiment many type of mind controls. Some of the well known one are artichoke, blue bird, MK Ultra, MK Delta and marichian Candidate. The fact the the US condemned the Vietnamese for pushing Khmer Rough out of power is also an evident that there is direct and indirection connection with Pol Pot. And Lon Nol is indisputed fact that the CIA used him to topple the democratic elected government. Morever, the US allied itself with Khmer Rough when it was driven out. They sent out humanitarian aid to heal and resupply Khmer Roughs with weaponry. I spoke with some elder people who saw truck load of foods and supply with UN sticker logo on, bounding for Khmer Rough sanctuary.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Martin Luther King, "Why I Am Opposed to the War in Vietnam"

Monday, May 14, 2007

The Lethal Media Silence On Kent State's Smoking Guns

Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman: The Lethal Media Silence On Kent State's Smoking Guns
Created 05/07/2007 - 11:35am

by Bob Fitrakis & Harvey Wasserman

The 1970 killings by National Guardsmen of four students during a peaceful anti-war demonstration at Kent State University have now been shown to be cold-blooded, premeditated official murder. But the definitive proof of this monumental historic reality is not, apparently, worthy of significant analysis or comment in today's mainstream media.

After 37 years of official denial and cover-up, tape-recorded evidence that has existed for decades and has been in the possession of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has finally been made public.

It proves what "conspiracy theorists" have argued since 1970 -- there was a direct military order leading to the unprovoked assassination of unarmed students. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) documents show collusion between Ohio Governor James A. Rhodes and the FBI that aimed to terrorize anti-war demonstrators and their protests that were raging throughout the nation.

It is difficult to overstate the political and cultural impact of the killing of the four Kent State students and wounding of nine more on May 4, 1970. The nation's campuses were on fire over Richard Nixon's illegal invasion of Cambodia. Scores of universities were ripped apart by mass demonstrations and student strikes. The ROTC building at Kent burned down. The vast majority of American college campuses were closed in the aftermath, either by student strikes or official edicts.

Nixon was elected president in 1968 claiming to have a "secret plan" to end the war in Southeast Asia. But the revelation that he was in fact escalating it with the illegal bombing of what had been a peaceful non-combatant nation was more than Americans could bear.

As the ferocity of the opposition spread deep into the grassroots, Nixon's Vice President Spiro Agnew shot back in a series of speeches. He referred to student demonstrators as Nazi "brownshirts" and suggested that college administrators and law enforcement should "act accordingly."

On May 3, 1970 -- the day before National Guardsmen under his purview opened fire at Kent State -- Rhodes echoed Agnew's remarks by referring to student demonstrators as "the strongest, well-trained militant revolutionary group that has ever assembled in America ... They're worse than the brownshirts and the Communist element and the night riders and the vigilantes. They are the worst type of people that we harbor in America...."

Rhodes told a reporter the Ohio National Guard would remain at Kent State "until we get rid of them" referring to a demographic group that was overwhelmingly white, middle class, and in college. The next day, Rhodes, the administration, and the FBI sent those students a lethal message.

Rhodes was the perfect messenger. Bumbling and mediocre, with a long history of underworld involvement, Rhodes was a devoted admirer of Nixon and of FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Public records reveal that Rhodes was a virtual stooge for the FBI because of the agency's files tying Rhodes directly to organized crime.

When Kent's ROTC building was torched on May 2 under suspicious circumstances (student protestors couldn't get it to light until a mysterious "biker" showed up with a canister of gasoline), it provided the perfect cover for Rhodes to dispatch the National Guard.

But contrary to law, they were supplied with live ammunition. On May 4, in the presence of a peaceful, unthreatening rally, the Guard was strung along a ridge 100 yards from the bulk of the protestors. Earlier, rocks and insults had been hurled at the Guard. But not one of the numerous investigations and court proceedings involving what happened next has ever contended any of the students were armed, or that the Guard was under threat of physical harm at the time of the shooting.

For 37 years, the official cover story has been that a mysterious shot rang out and the young Guardsmen panicked, firing directly into the "mob" of students. This week, that cover story was definitively proven to be a lie.

Prior to the shooting, a student named Terry Strubbe put a microphone at the window of his dorm, which overlooked the rally. According to the Associated Press, the 20-second tape is filled with "screaming anti-war protestors followed by the sound of gunfire."

But in an amplified version of the tape, a Guard officer is also heard shouting "Right here! Get Set! Point! Fire!"

The sound of gunshots follows the word "Point." Four students soon lay dead. Two days later, two more would die at Jackson State University, as police fired without provocation into a dorm.

Strubbe gave a copy of the Kent tape to the FBI soon after the shooting (he has kept the original in a safe deposit box). Eight Guardsmen were later tried for civil rights violations, and acquitted. Neither their officers, nor Nixon, nor Agnew, nor Rhodes, nor the FBI, were ever brought to trial. But massive volumes of research -- including an epic study by James A. Michener and William Gordon's Four Dead in Ohio -- strongly imply an explicit conspiracy to intimidate the national anti-war movement.

After 37 years, Strubbe's tape got its first widespread public perusal last week. Six months ago, Alan Canfora, 58, one of the nine wounded Kent students, learned it had been given to Yale University's archives. Last week, he played it to a group of students and reporters at a small university theater.

The fact that the Guard got direct orders to set, aim, and shoot flies directly in the face of the official cover story that they were responding in panic to a random shot fired at them, or that they were defending themselves from some kind of student attack.

In fact, it seems highly likely no shot ever rang out prior to the order to fire. Nor could the Guard, who killed a student as much as 900 feet away from the rally, say they were under any serious attack from the students.

The Kent State killings are now prominently featured in virtually every history book of the United States used in American schools. The accounts often include the famous photo of an anguished Mary Ann Vecchio crying for help next to the dead body of student protestor Jeffrey Miller. (They were 265 feet away from where the shot that killed Miller was fired.) Rendered into song by Neil Young's classic "Ohio," there are few more definitive moments in the history of this nation.

But meaningful analysis of the implications of this tape has been mysteriously missing from the American media. The Associated Press did carry a widely-run story about the surfacing of this evidence, as did National Public Radio. But the Columbus Dispatch, in Ohio's capital, buried the report on page A-5 under the innocuous headline "Victim shares audio tape of Kent State shootings." Virtually absent from the major U.S. media has been a concerted examination of the fact that the keystone in this monumental American saga has been re-set.

For we now know a premeditated, unprovoked order was indeed given to National Guardsmen to fire live ammunition at peaceful, unarmed American students, killing four of them. The illegal order to arm the Guard with live ammunition in the first place could only have come from the governor of Ohio. The very loud, very public nod to shoot some "brown shirt" students somewhere to chill the massive student uprising against the Southeast Asian war was spewed all over the national media by the second-highest official in U.S. government.

Now the magnitude of Kent State's impact on American politics and culture, already immense, has been significantly deepened. Alan Canfora intends to use this tape to re-open investigations into what happened at Kent State 37 years ago.

But the media's apparent unconcern about confirmation of the official order to carry out these killings may bear a simple message: that we should be prepared for them to happen again.


Bob Fitrakis's forthcoming book, The Fitrakis Files: Cops, Coverups And Corruption, containing further background information on James A. Rhodes, is at [1], where this article first appeared. Harvey Wasserman's History Of The United States is at [2].
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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Spin History

I have heard so many spins when it comes to history. A classic spin is that they are always fighting each other. Of course, you will find that any where in all walk of life, from developed to developing countries. That's like saying that America deserved to be destroyed and divided because they can't get along with one another. Black, native American, South, North and Mexican should have their own sovereignty within the US. To equate and justification for destruction of someone because of this is insane. And people are stupid enough to buy into this type of notion.

Let's pretend that the Soviet invaded Mexico. America will feel compell to intervene. In fact, America did interven-in Cuba. So even if Cambodia prince did felt sympathy and supportive of Northern Vietnam, what is wrong with that? For sake, the Vietnamese are fighting off a foreign invader that is trying to enslave them. So what if the Northern Vietnam used southern Cambodia as a safe haven and use it as a weaponry transport. Does destroying a democratic country make the war winnable or justifiable? I see it as a way of killing three birds (Vietnam,Cambodia and Loas) with one stone. The vietnam war is not an isolated war in history. America has a long history of terrorizing the world from the establishment of the settlement colony to the debacle in the middle east. And in each case, the victim is at fault.

The destruction of Cambodia was designed to show that communist is bad and a smoke screen for the failured in the Vietnam war, which is a war of imperilism, genocidal, colonialism, racism and capitalism. In their PNAC doctrine, they detail about preventing any country around the world from rising up and challenging their supremacy. This ideologist is nothing new of course. Indeed war is one method but not limited. They also have the World Bank and IMF as their arm tools to empoverize and strangulized the world.

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John Pilger: Uncle Sam And Pol Pot

Uncle Sam and Pol Pot

By John Pilger

Covert Action Quarterly Fall 1997

The US not only helped create conditions that brought Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge to power in 1975, but actively supported the genocidal force, politically and financially. By January 1980, the US was secretly funding Pol Pots exiled forces on the Thai border. The extent of this support-$85 million from 1980 to 1986-was revealed six years later in correspondence between congressional lawyer Jonathan Winer, then counsel to Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and the Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation. Winer said the information had come from the Congressional Research Service (CRS). When copies of his letter were circulated, the Reagan administration was furious. Then, without adequately explaining why, Winer repudiated the statistics, while not disputing that they had come from the CRS. In a second letter to Noam Chomsky, however, Winer repeated the original charge, which, he confirmed to me, was “absolutely correct.” Washington also backed the Khmer Rouge through the United Nations, which provided Pol Pot’s vehicle of return. Although the Khmer Rouge government ceased to exist in January 1979, when the Vietnamese army drove it out, its representatives continued to occupy Cambodia’s UN seat. Their right to do so was defended and promoted by Washington as an extension of the Cold War, as a mechanism for US revenge on Vietnam, and as part of its new alliance with China (Pol Pot’s principal underwriter and Vietnam’s ancient foe). In 1981, President Carter’s national security adviser, Zbigniew Brzezinski, said, “I encouraged the Chinese to support Pol Pot.” The US, he added, “winked publicly” as China sent arms to the Khmer Rouge through Thailand.

As a cover for its secret war against Cambodia, Washington set up the Kampuchean Emergency Group (KEG) in the US embassy in Bangkok and on the Thai-Cambodian border. KEG’s job was to “monitor” the distribution of Western humanitarian supplies sent to the refugee camps in Thai land and to ensure that Khmer Rouge bases were fed. Working through “Task Force 80? of the Thai Army, which had liaison officers with the Khmer Rouge, the Americans ensured a constant flow of UN supplies. Two US relief aid workers, Linda Mason and Roger Brown, later wrote, “The US Government insisted that the Khmer Rouge be fed … the US preferred that the Khmer Rouge operation benefit from the credibility of an internationally known relief operation.”

In 1980, under US pressure, the World Food Program handed over food worth $12 million to the Thai army to pass on to the Khmer Rouge. According to former Assistant Secretary of State Richard Holbrooke “20,000 to 40 000 Pol Pot guerrillas benefited.” This aid helped restore the Khmer Rouge to a fighting force, based in Thailand, from which it de stabilized Cambodia for more than a decade.

Although ostensibly a State Department operation, KEG’s principals were intelligence officers with long experience in Indochina. In the early 1980s it was run by Michael Eiland, whose career underscored the continuity of American intervention in Indochina. In 1969-70, he was operations officer of a clandestine Special Forces group code-named “Daniel Boone,” which was responsible for the reconnaissance of the US bombing of Cambodia. By 1980, Col. Eiland was running KEG out of the US embassy in Bangkok, where it was de scribed as a “humanitarian” organization. Responsible for interpreting satellite surveillance photos of Cambodia, Eiland became a valued source for some of Bangkok’s resident Western press corps, who referred to him in their reports as a “Western analyst.” Eiland’s “humanitarian” duties led to his appointment as Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) chief in charge of the South east Asia Region, one of the most important positions in US espionage.

In November 1980, the just elected Reagan administration and the Khmer Rouge made direct contact when Dr. Ray Cline, a former deputy director of the CIA, secretly visited a Khmer Rouge operational headquarters inside Cambodia. Cline was then a foreign policy adviser on President-elect Reagan’s transitional team. Within a year, according to Washington sources, 50 CIA agents were running Washington’s Cambodia operation from Thailand. The dividing line between the international relief operation and the US war became more and more confused. For example, a Defense Intelligence Agency colonel was appointed “security liaison officer” between the United Nations Border Relief Operation (UNBRO) and the Displaced Persons Protection Unit (DPPU). In Washington, sources revealed him as a link between the US government and the Khmer Rouge.

What U.S. News Reports Don't Say about Cambodia

By Deirdre Griswold, in Workers World

17 July, 1997

What U.S. News Reports Don't Say about Cambodia

By Deirdre Griswold, in Workers World,
17 July, 1997

Cambodia is in the news again with the unraveling of a coalition government set up largely under U.S. tutelage in 1993. And so the capitalist media pretend to inform the public about Cambodia's history.

But in the various "backgrounders" circulating on the news wires, there is a huge omission. Hardly a word is said about 1970-75, the period when the CIA ruled Cambodia through its agent Lon Nol.
This was the defining period in modern Cambodian history. It shaped all the forces still in struggle there. Before Lon Nol's coup in March 1970, Cambodian leader King Sihanouk had remained neutral and kept his country out of the war raging in Vietnam.

That didn't satisfy Washington.

The United States wanted to use Cambodia as a base from which to attack the Vietnamese liberation forces, who were gaining ground despite the all-out war the Pentagon waged against them. So the CIA conspired with Lon Nol, Cambodian army chief of staff, to take over.

According to U.S. Green Beret Capt. Robert F. Marasco, quoted in the International Herald Tribune of June 3, 1970, Cambodian mercenaries under his command were operating in Phnom Penh during the coup.

The coup sparked mass demonstrations in 17 of Cambodia's 19 provinces throughout the month of March. But Lon Nol's military, with U.S. might behind it, responded with brutal repression--executing hundreds of Cambodian progressives by beheading.

While this was happening, Lon Nol was hailed in the Western media as a friend of the "free world."

On April 24 and 25, representatives from the South Vietnamese National Liberation Front, the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, the Pathet Lao and the Cambodian liberation forces met in an historic Summit Conference of the Indochinese People. They announced their unity in the face of imperialist aggression.

The coup leaders put in place by the CIA then welcomed in the United States, which launched a massive invasion of Cambodia on April 30, 1970.

That invasion touched off worldwide reaction. In the United States, National Guard troops shot and killed protesting students at state universities in Kent, Ohio, and Jackson, Miss.

For the next five years, the Cambodian people organized resistance to the U.S. occupation. Meanwhile the officer elite and a section of the merchants grew wealthy off war and corruption.

The March 16, 1975, New York Times described Phnom Penh: "Cabinet ministers ride to and from their air-conditioned villas in chauffeured Mercedes ... [while] refugees, crushed by food prices which have risen more than 1,000 percent ... stir the garbage in the gutter in search of something salvageable."

While starvation and war spread in the countryside, the war profiteers met with their U.S. and French contacts--France had earlier colonized all of Southeast Asia--around swimming pools in Phnom Penh's five-star hotels.

Before the coup, there was a relatively small left movement in Cambodia. But the coup and U.S. invasion thrust a war upon those who survived the executions. And by the end of that war, the resistance--known as the Khmer Rouge--found itself in power with the task of trying to put Cambodia back together again.

During the five years of war, at least a million Cambodians--out of a population of only 7 million--were killed and injured. More starved in the final months of the war.

Whenever it seemed clear that the Khmer Rouge was about to win, the United States would pour in hundreds of millions of dollars more worth of war materiel and money to prop up the Lon Nol regime.

Carpet bombings of the countryside by B-52s and Phantom jets became routine. So did the dropping of napalm.

It was U.S. policy to leave Cambodia in as devastated a condition as possible.

The Lon Nol regime crumbled in the middle of April 1975. As the Khmer Rouge entered Phnom Penh, the streets were lined with thousands of people who greeted them as liberators. But in less than a month, the United States attacked again.

A U.S. warship, the Mayaguez, penetrated Cambodia's territorial waters and was detained by Cambodian authorities. The U.S. then launched a massive attack.

A-7 fighter bombers launched from the aircraft carrier Coral Sea bombed Cambodian cities and sunk ships in the Gulf of Thailand. Marines accompanied by a flotilla of 12 naval craft invaded Koh Tang Island.

It was after this incident that seemed to threaten a resumption of the war that the Khmer Rouge began to evacuate major cities in the area--a decision that ended in a bloody purge.

The U.S. media have devoted enormous attention to this last period, which they have dubbed the "killing fields." Yet they breeze over the years of pain and suffering that brought the Cambodian struggle to that point.

Most of all, they have tried to erase from the consciousness of people in this country and the world the Pentagon's horrendous war against the peoples of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. That war's effects persist today in all areas of life.

The Greater Vietnam War-A War that Include Cambodia And Laos

The Vietnam war is one of the horrific war against humanity. The real history of Vietnam is deleted and a fabricated version has been created. Vietnam war was a greater war that includes Cambodia and Laos. What is Vietnam war? Is it a war against communist?!! I have done some research and a pattern emerges. Of course, being indoctrinated, you tend to believe what they told you. What the real war about Vietnam is not about fighting for freedom or promoting democracy. It's a war of ideologist, imperialism, colonialism, capitalism and darwinism.

Here is my thought on the war in Cambodia:

I believe Pol Pot was an American Asset. I truely believe this because of the time line with the Vietnam war to the CIA backed coup, Lon Nol and the illegal invasion of Cambodia in 1970. And from what I have gathered on CIA covert operations. The pattern is consistent. No doubt in my mind that Pol Pot was the CIA asset leading up to the late 90s. What a sick and twisted government and organization. A better way to understand this is to look at the correlation between Sadam Hussein. Sadam was and has always been the US asset leading up to the invasion of Irag, for over 40 years. Click on Link to watch the video documentary on Sadam's kangaroo trial.

You can say what Ideologist and the people involved, such as the Chinese. But you have to undestand the nature of war. Once the war started, you can find elements of surprises such as Pol Pot. In chaos, things don't work peaceful but only more chaos. You have to understand the psychology of human. Look, they can even turn you into a killing machine and mass kill your own people in time of chaos. It's that simple. It's psychological warfare and they understand the mind behavior through years of studying mind control since the mid 1950.

This is the psychic view they are achieving by deflecting the real perpetrator. Pol Pot is not the only one who does all the killing. Khmer Rough is just a bunch of armed peasants that manifested and spawned itself through the chaos and bombing. They managed to converge from 5000 to 50,000 strongs combatant in a short brief of time. Many believe those who jointed the liberation army (Khmer Rough)were confused and thought that they were doing the right thing. As always the puppet Lon Nol was deserted by his handler, the CIA, to fight Khmer Rough and Vietnam alone. The bombing is said to kill over 300,000-800,000 to a million people. Carpet bombing achieve the absolute objective and that is what happened in southern Cambodia and Shihonoukville. And you know how many Vietnamese are dead? Over four million vietnamese are dead. And just like Depleted Uranium being used in the middle east, Vietnamese are suffering from Agent Orange to this day. There were heavy b52 bombers bombing northern Vietnam to shit. They even thought about nuking Vietnam but afraid international mobilization against them. And if you look at Irag today, the civil war is designed. The project is called "the making of the new middle east". Iragi is going to be divided into three countries. They intensionally created death squad, puppet gov't, bombing mosque and blaming on opposite sectarians to get them to kill each other. Over a million Iragi are dead as a result of the us led invasion. And did you know that the sanction on Irag killed over a million Iragi and most of them are women and children. In fact, it's a known fact that foreign countries kill it own citizen to justify global 9/11. And experiment on it own soldiers (sixty five thousands soldier) just to collect data on chemical breakout. And their are many more! Here is an article about an experiment they did on college students in a prison enviroment. Listen or read the transcript- Understanding How Good People Turned Evil

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