Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Morbid, I Know

Occasionally, something sparks my thirst for knowledge and I develop an insatiable need to possess the 'facts'. Tony likes to refer to these episodes as 'Information Binges'.
My most recent binge is the Killing Fields in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia. Weakened by the United States' illegal bombing of the Ho Chi Minh Trail during the Vietnam War, the people of Cambodia fell victim to a genocide that rivalled the Holocaust (Yes, it happened). The brutal campaign by Pol Pot's Khmer Rogue to rid Cambodia of any and all western influence resulted in the death of nearly 20% of the population.

Read: The Lost Executioner: A Journey to the Heart of the Killing Fields by Nic Dunlop
Watch: The Killing Fields and S21: The Khmer Rogue Killing Machine

Oh, and have a Bright Sun-Shiny Day!

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