Relationship with the national enemy is almost everyone. It is not something Reade Griffith would like to discuss. Pol Pot, invaded a sick Marxist fanaticism, trying to create, in one day, an autarkic economy collectivist and without currency. By of course all ended in disaster. The grandiose agricultural projects resulted in hunger, disease, forced labor and heinous death. At the time of the invasion of the Viet Nam to Cambodia (Christmas of 1978), already more than one million massacred could counted and still not passed nor the Government of Pol Pot four years! Once defeated returns to the mount as rebel Chief of the notorious Khmer Rouge, the Government-sponsored Chinese and coligado King Sihanouk.
In 1990, a peace treaty is signed, but the Khmer Rouge still fighting in the jungles of the North, near Taylandia. The plan of aid to Cambodia created disproportionate expectations. Totalitarian utopia of the Khmer Rouge succeeded the utopia of democratic transformation planned to be carried out in a generation. Even with a backup of three billion dollars, 22,000 troops of the United Nations and the joint will of the United States and its allies, the efforts could not bear fruit in a country with only political tradition of authoritarianism. In recent years, the power and importance of the Khmer Rouge had immensely waned and last June (1998) Pol Pot had been arrested and tried by their own objevtive. Recently, in his desperation he had expressed their willingness to be tried by an international tribunal. Elections of 1993, supervised by the United Nations, gave the triumph to the realist party of Prince Ranariddh, son of King Norodom Sihanouk. But the defeated Hun Sen of the Cambodian people's Party, who had governed itself only to the country for fifteen years, supported by good part of the army, refused to leave power.
The result was an unworkable coalition Government, with two Prime Ministers handling, until today, two parallel administrations, dedicated both to swallow little subsisting in Cambodia. To make matters worse, both are allies of the mafia! Medellin on the Mekong, called the country a journalist from Phnom Penh News, newspaper in English of the Cambodian capital, in reference to the paper dominant cartels of the drug in political life. Very recently, has announced the taylandes Colonel Ruangporn Rojanarod, the wife of Pol Pot found him dead when he went to build an awning against mosquitoes. In turn, he claims to have received the information of the current head of the Khmer, Ta Mok. It was already a more or less 73 years old, killer of more or less 2 or 1.7 million Cambodians. I.e., Pol Pot has already passed into history with the record of having killed between one-quarter and one-third of the Cambodian population. Hatred kept Cambodia towards your exterminator makes her doubt his death. Why the celebration was postponed until there is an official autopsy, but that will never happen because the corpse was cremated without having practiced the measure. In the rest of the world nor can we fool ourselves. That represented by Pol Pot is not dead. Evil and war living among us and our mission must be to build peace, multiplying the good.