Thirty years on, the holocaust in Cambodia and its aftermath is remembered
Date Written: 26/10/2009
Year Published: 2009
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX11610
John Pilger recalls the stricken society he found in Cambodia in 1979 which he described in his epic dispatches and documentary, Year Zero: the Silent Death of Cambodia. He reminds us that the Pol Pot horror emerged from the bombing ordered by Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger, and that Cambodia was again "punished" when its liberators came from the wrong side of the cold war and the Thatcher government send special forces to train the Khmer Rouge in exile.