It was 20 years ago today...

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It was 20 years ago today...

Postby Lucky Lucan » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:45 am

Pol Pot or Saloth Sar died while under house arrest on 15th April 1998 in very basic circumstances a short distance from the Thai border. Many are led to believe that Pol Pot's influence ended with his regime's ouster in 1979. It lived on far beyond that, long after the Paris Peace Agreements and the UNTAC intervention. The major fractures happened before his death but it was only with his death that the whole period could finally be put to rest.

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Re: It was 20 years ago today...

Postby Gardiguy » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:56 am

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Re: It was 20 years ago today...

Postby Petrol Head » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:07 am

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Paying our disrespects a few years ago.

The local men up there are pretty creepy. All over a certain age and all that.
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Re: It was 20 years ago today...

Postby Lucky Lucan » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:48 am



I hadn't seen that. There's a picture labeled "Pol Pot poses with his grandchildren in Anlong Veng in the 1980s", which is impossible as his only child was born in 1986, and Anlong Veng was under Government/ Vietnamese control till 1989.

http://www.d.dccam.org/Publication/Mono ... ity_EN.pdf
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Re: It was 20 years ago today...

Postby Gardiguy » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:02 am

Lucky Lucan wrote:


I hadn't seen that. There's a picture labeled "Pol Pot poses with his grandchildren in Anlong Veng in the 1980s", which is impossible as his only child was born in 1986, and Anlong Veng was under Government/ Vietnamese control till 1989.

http://www.d.dccam.org/Publication/Mono ... ity_EN.pdf
Ya, I was also wondering about that picture, I think they mean he was like a grandfather to them, but not sure.
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Re: It was 20 years ago today...

Postby Duncan » Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:56 am

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As a sign of respect the guy certainly deserved to have more than the eight car tires I can count, burnt along with him to help him on his way.
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Re: It was 20 years ago today...

Postby epidemiks » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:26 pm

Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play.
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Re: It was 20 years ago today...

Postby Miguelito » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:18 pm

BBC news just showed this as well. It’s also the anniversary of the Titanic sinking (1912), and the first issue of Playboy in Indonesia (2004 I think it said) with riots.
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Re: It was 20 years ago today...

Postby pedros » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:04 pm

epidemiks wrote:Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play.


Ta mok told (the remaining) anka to spray (gasoline over the old man's corpse).
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Re: It was 20 years ago today...

Postby Steve Zodiac » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:25 pm

epidemiks wrote:Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play.



I see what you did there. :D
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Re: It was 20 years ago today...

Postby Alex » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:34 am

Duncan wrote:As a sign of respect the guy certainly deserved to have more than the eight car tires I can count, burnt along with him to help him on his way.


Right. Twelve car tires and him still being alive when the fire was lit would have been most appropriate.
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Re: It was 20 years ago today...

Postby Lucky Lucan » Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:12 pm

pedros wrote:
epidemiks wrote:Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play.


Ta mok told (the remaining) anka to spray (gasoline over the old man's corpse).


That was the general idea but I couldn't think of a rhyme.
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