Remind us about Vietnamese hidden faces...
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Date: Sunday, 15 September 2002, at 2:40 a.m.
Date: Sunday, 15 September 2002, at 2:40 a.m.
In Response To: I rather remeber Cambodian atrocity than 9/11 (UW)
Khmer Empire Glory faded:
In Simon Ross’s Subjugation of Cambodia was supreme: an empire that was the pinnacles of her age. At their peak the Khmers controlled most of mainland South-East Asia. From what is now Burma in the west, the Khmer homelands stretched across present Thailand and southern Laos, through Cambodia and over most of southern Vietnam.
But the glory that was her splendid past has long gone since vanished. Just a battered shell remains of what the ancient Chinese once called ‘that most glorious of kingdoms to the south’.
It is known though that, about the time of Christ, India had a profound effect on the local people, and through inter-activity with Indian traders the Khmer came to embrace Hinduism. The culture which developed showed strong Indian influence but was distinctively Khmer.
Two states evolved in the area, Funan (=Phnom =Hill) and Chenla (=Kramournsar/sot = White/ Pure Wax), and they fought many a bitter war over the centuries before finally fusing to form the single state of Kambuja. This new state flourished in the highly fertile land around the Great Lake of the mighty Tonle Sap River. Just to the north of the Great Lake the Khmer kings created the breath-taking stone city of Angkor; arguably one of the most stupendous of Man’s achievements.
From 800 to 1400 AD, Angkor was the soul of Khmer race and in her time the greatest city on earth. Succussive God-Kings added to the massive piles of intricately toiled to produce temples and walls, pillars and terraces, causeways and statues. Chunks of stone were ground into uniform blocks and then laboriously heaved into place. Artists then chiselled at the surface, producing vigorous and domineering adornments.
During his dynasty (1802-19), King Gia Long, Emperor Ming Mang, 1840, Ho Chi Minh and Emperor Bao Dai, 1945, who were the architects of Genocide Against Cambodian and Khmer Krom people, read like this:
During started an irrigation project in the Province of Mot Chrouk (Chaudoc). Thousands of the Khmer Krom people were forced to dig a canal named Chum Nik Prek Teng (Vinh Te), 53 kilometers long and 25 meters wide, from Bassac River to the Gulf of Siam. During this forced labor project from 1813-1820, many thousands of the Khmer Krom people were killed. In one particular instance the Khmer workers were buried alive so that the Vietnamese soldiers could use their heads as stove stands to boil water for tea for their Vietnamese masters. The phrase "Be careful not to spill the masters’ Tea" is still well reminded to their Children by all Khmer Krom parents or grandparents. (Listen to the Te Ong
Anussa´s song that means the Master’s Tea Memo).
Before the Canal Project well done, Annamite soldiers held Khmer labourers into Pillories, each pillory contained about 20-40 people (they said to prevent Khmer labourers run away from mobilisation), at least from 2-5 thousand were locked in pillories located in the canal; the dam was opened, water filled the canal, all Khmer laborers were drowned, no one was survive.
In 1833 the Vietnamese placed a puppet Khmer on the Cambodian throne and, when he soon died, replaced him with his daughter; she too only a token ruler, control exercised by the Vietnamese and enforced by a Vietnamese army of occupation. Cambodia had become a fragment of her aggressive neighbour who attempted to ‘Vietnamise’.
The Cambodian peasants realized the very existence of their country to be at stake and, in 1842, a spontaneous Cambodian revolution erupted. Khmer grouped together to storm Vietnamese garrisons and slaughtered the hated Vietnamese troops. This greatly enraged the Vietnamese Emperor of the time, Ming Mang, who screeched “We helped the Cambodians when they were suffering and lifted them out of mud. No they are rebellious. I am so angry that my hair stands upright. Hundreds of knives should be used against them, to chop them up, to dismember them.’
‘Did Vietnamese always help us the Khmer Victims from the bottom of their heart?’ undoubtedly, we asked ourselves.
The answer, no way!
The second lesson, no less important, is that when the Cambodian people had to choose between a Vietnamese or a Thai occupation, they chose the Thais. To this day, Cambodians deeply distrust the Thais, who are their cousins, but they passionately hate and fear the Vietnamese who are a world apart. Aside from all the ethnic, linguistic, religious and other cultural difference, there was also a difference in the types of conquests: the Vietnamese colonised Cambodian soil, expelling the Cambodian peasants of harassing them to a point where they abandoned their land. The Thais…annexed or occupied large portions of Cambodia (but) sent no Thai settlers into them. On the contrary, they prevented the Cambodian peasants from leaving.
The biggest blot by the French during their ninety years’ control was their failure to educate the Cambodians. As the French ran all three Indochinese colonies from the Vietnamese cities of Hanoi and Saigon/Prey Nokor, they concentrated on educating the Vietnamese and training them to be officials for not only Vietnam but also Cambodia and Laos.
It greatly angered Cambodians to have Vietnamese officials running Cambodia’s administration; also the open border between Cambodia and Vietnam that many hundreds of thousands of Vietnamese settlers moved into Cambodia, particularly to the fertile area around the Tonle Sap Lake.
THE LEGACY OF 0KNHA SON KUY
During the reign of king Thieu Tri (1841- 47), the Khmer Krom were harshly forced to abandon their Buddhist religion, custom, tradition, and language. Oknha Son Kuy (also known as Chavay Kuy), Governor of the Srok of Preah Trapeang had to give up his life in exchange for those rights. The Vietnamese Court of Hue recognised the facts and agreed to have the imposition lifted. When Oknha Son Kuy as beheaded in 1841, people rose up against the Vietnamese through out the country. The Khmer Krom had to stand alone and faced severely retaliations without any supports from King Ang Doung (1840-59) of the Khmer Empire (It was understandable that at the start of his reign, Thailand and Vietnam often attempted to impose their superiority over the Khmer internal affairs). The body of SON KUY was buried in the capital seat of the Preah Trapeang (Travinh), and his tomb is still standing in Bodhisalaraj (Kampong) temple until today.
The Vietminh, the backbones of current Vietnamese communist government during the World-War II, committed the holocaust style of massacres against the Khmer Krom people including religious leaders and thousands of victims in many provinces of former South Vietnam. The Khmer Krom victims were roasted alive while being locked up in rice granaries by the Vietminh; and
Cambodia was in the flame of War from 1970 1975
Honestly, Ho had promised to the King Sihanouk "if Your Majesty help me to fight against the American Imperialist and their reactionaries. I'll cede Khmer Krom back to you when the war is over."
But when the war, known as "Vietnam War" was completely over in 1975. And Ho knew that the war was going to win over the powerful American imperialists but no brain in jungle war. He had poisoned himself to his death in 1969 to seal off his loyalty promises to King Sihanouk. In his book "War & Hope", in 1979, stated that "Let there be no mistake! The liberation of South Vietnam, the total defeat of American imperialism in Vietnam, the reunification of Vietnam were all made possible by our military prowess in Kampuchea and the fact that we have given so much help to the Yuons for so many years. We gave them lodging, food, did them countless other favours. Without our help, Ho Chi Minh's followers would have been destroyed long ago by the Americans. So then if this slips the Yuons' minds and they repay our kindness with ingratitude-as their ancestors did our ancestors-we will annihilate them."
"That is, after their patriotic duty! And it is their right to keep on fighting... down to the last Cambodian, if we Khmers are so blinded by personal ambition or so careless we fall into the traps they set for us."
Very cunning in propagandising by North Vietnamese to Cambodian peasants who easily believed anything without considering of dangering to their country. Many wore insignia representing Prince Sihanouk and on portable cassettes they replayed to the peasants the passionate rhetoric of Sihanouk’s appeal for insurgency.
The North Vietnamese pledged their aim was to restore Sihanouk, and gullible Cambodian peasants and townpeoples foolishly believed them.
Hanoi’s ultimate objective though was the total subjugation of all Indochina-Cambodia, Kampuchea Krom and Laos. For centuries Vietnam had sought the abundant granary that is the Cambodian heartland, having earlier pilfered the Mekong Delta from the Khmers. Vietnam is long and thin country with limited arable land and a large population and her cropland is often subject to nature’s whim. But Vietnam’s ambition to control Phnom Penh had to be unobtrusive and so Hanoi covertly sought domination of the Cambodian Communist Movement from the inside and the eventual placing in power in Phnom Penh of these puppet Khmer Communists. That was why North Vietnam had filtered the 4000 Khmer Communists to Hanoi after the 1954 Geneva Conference: to train and brainwash them, and release them into Cambodia en masse to take charge of the Cambodian Communist Movement when the time seemed ripe. That time looked to be from 1970 until now.
The word "Issarak" traditionally had implied noncommunist. Moreover, the communist former monk had chosen a nom de guerre that consciously aped the name of the noncommunist nationalist leader Son Ngoc Thanh. The confusion multiplied. Who was the original leader of independence movement who fled to japan and joined the Japanese fascists? Which group were the original Issarak movement and which communists led?
As one revolutionary said early in the war, "it was difficult to know who were the real Issaraks, the loyal revolutionaries and who were bandits and robbers? Matters became more confused for the communists in 1951, the year after the founding of Issarak front group. That year the Vietnamese/Vietnam officially restored their communist party. In Cambodia the party kept the old name, Indochinese communist party, maintained the same organisation with mixed units and cells of Cambodians and Vietnamese/Vietnam under Vietnamese control, and remained underground.
The Vietnamese communists wrote the statutes for Khmer people's revolutionary party and the draft platform, which they sent back to Cambodia for translation into Khmer language and for approval. Even after 1951, Cambodian communists were inducted into the underground Indochinese communist party. Membership in Khmers people's revolutionary party did not constitute membership in a proper party.
This vague situation not only confused Cambodian communists at the time, it led the thunderous debates later when Cambodians were fighting over the roots of their communist party. Did it grow directly out of the Indochinese communist party in 1951, and was it therefore subservient to the Vietnamese, or was it properly founded in 1960 by Cambodian far less dependent on Vietnam?
Anti-French war was dominated in the northwest by noncommunist Issarak group who fought throughout most of the country. They often coordinated their fighting with the communist-led Issarak, the united Issarak front, adding to confusion. Some Issarak were nothing more than bandits; other were among the fiercest independence fighters. It was Cambodia’s fate that no one could bring them altogether; the noncommunist Issarak did not trust the Vietnamese-dominated Khmer communists.
And what better teachers of revolt than ho chi Minh’s communists, whose august revolution of 1946 swept through Vietnam and were winning battle after battle? But the Vietnamese were more than teachers; they dictated to Cambodians when and how to start their organisations; where and how to fight. The wars in Cambodia and Laos had to be subordinated to the needs for victory in Vietnam.
The Vietminh, however, had not given up such an idea. 1951 they stayed in a party document, "the Vietnamese party reserves the rights to supervise the activities of its brothers parties in Cambodia and Laos… later, however, if conditions permit the three revolutionary parties of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos will be able to unite to form a single party: " the party of the Vietnam-Khmer-Laotian federation." However, the Laos formed their separate communist party in 1955, and the Cambodian did not hold a founding congress until 1960 there were already well-established leaders of the Cambodian communist movement, which was led by the Vietminh.
Those 4000 Khmer Communists to Hanoi after the 1954 Geneva Conference to be trained and brainwashed who must be brutally killed because they were real Khmers. Hanoi Leaders only sent them back to Cambodia were Vietnamese citizens who used to living in Cambodia before the coup d’etat of 1970, by Lon Nolists. Those Vietnamese citizens who used to living in Cambodia could speak and write Khmer fluently much better than Cambodians themselves did were to be disguised as Khmer Rouge soldiers.
Tactfully, Hanoi declared to the world that they completely withdrew their troops/faces stationed in Cambodia in 1973 from the Arena of International but in fact they secretly had hid their bums/buttocks in the forests/jungles in Cambodia to wait for the ripe time to come to kill all of us Khmers as they did kill our Khmer families-as King Sihanouk stated in his "War & Hope) that "The Kampuchean people are on the brink of extinction, dying a slow death, murdered in the name of two conflicting types of Communism. It is a struggle to the death between Kampuchean and Vietnamese Communism; it is also a dispute between the two Communist giants they represent, China and Russia."
During Prince Sihanouk stay (March, 1973) in the liberated zone during the anti-US and anti-Lon Nol war, the Khmer Rouge leaders (Khieu Samphan, Hu Nim, Son Sen) frequently spoke to me about the “serious offences” committed by the North Vietnamese in Kampuchea. Among the more or less credible offences they mentioned were:
-the rape of Khmer women or girls and murders of patriots or peasants refusing to serve the Vietnamese Communists’ interests, whatever form they took;
-Thefts from the Khmers who sheltered the Vietnamese; the “visitors” took carts, bicycles, wristwatches, etc;
-Abusive purchases of consumer goods, to the detriment of their ‘s army service corps, forcing Pol Pot and his men to put an end to private trade, the free circulation of merchants and goods, of breeders and their livestock, in mid-1973; houses, villages, and their populations were then regrouped into cooperatives (closely supervised by Khmer Rouge cadres);
-installation (by Vietnamese) of Military camps on bases “throughout sovereign Cambodian territory” and without the previous authorisation of the Funk(National United Front of Kampuchea);
-the recruitment, despite the strict opposition of Khmer Rouge leaders, of Cambodian men and women as auxiliary fighters in the Vietnamese forces;
-Deliberate sabotage of the development of the Khmer Rouge armed forces and their progress in combat; the slowing of military and other aid from China to the Khmer Rouge; impudent filching of Chinese trucks and jeeps, heavy arms, modern weapons, munitions, and other gifts sent from China for the Khmer Rouge;
-Vietnamese aggressions with the intention of destroying the Khmer Rouge’s best units. Khieu Samphan and his comrades explained to me (Norodom Sihanouk), regarding this, that the North Vietnamese desperately wanted to nip KR power in the bud so as to prepare for the coming to power (after a foreseeable victory over the U.S. and Lon Nol) of a government that would be Cambodian in appearance only and in reality Vietnam's servant."
In March 1970, the Lon Nol-Sirik Matak government declared it would proceed to rid Kampuchea of “ignoble” Vietnamese presence. So they made an official appeal to Saigon, meaning that Nguyen Van Thieu’s savage horde came to invade, pillage, burn, ruin, destroy Cambodia, and to rob, torture, rape, and murder Cambodians. That was the high price in exchange for the military protection it provided the faltering Khmer Republic.
Enjoying annexing a large and strategic town on the Mekong. Here, too Thieu’s soldiers drove the original inhabitants out of their homes, villages, and fields. They were then forced manu military toward the nearby town of Prey Veng and to Phnom Penh. Again, local villages-houses, fields and all-were “granted” to the Vietnamese men and women who had suffered at the hands of Phnom Penh ‘s new masters.
President Thieu’s navy took possession of nearly all the coastal islands dependent upon Kampot province. Vietnamese fishermen were given carte-blanche fishing rights in Khmer territorial waters off Kampot and Kep, ruining Khmer fishermen-and the Cambodian economy.
Thieu’s army assumed the right to ship all it wanted of the Cambodians cattle, buffalo, cars, machines, etc., back to South Vietnam/Kampuchea Krom. It went so far as to send giant helicopters to scavenge in Khmer territory. Equipped with hooks and steel cables, they lifted cars (private property) and industrial equipment (starting at the rubber plantation in Kompong Cham). Thieu’s men also ransacked several Buddhists monasteries, which had housed ancient and priceless cultural treasures.
"Mysterious Anonymous Higher Organisation" from 1975 1979
Before Phnom Penh fell into "Mysterious Anonymous higher Organisation” in 1975, I saw extremely strangely that there were so many Lon Nol’s soldiers had deserted from Neak Leung who were being brutally chased after by the Khmer Rouge soldiers. Extremely great number of those soldiers tried to swim across the Mekong River to get to the island where a big ship waiting in the midstream for rescuing, but so many of them were unlucky being brutally drowned to their death by machineguns and rockets of the Khmer Rouge/men-in-black passing over our heads while we all were in the trench by the bank. Some of those soldiers begged my parents for some civilians’ clothes so that they could change soldiers’ uniforms into ordinary civilians. Those who were picked up from the river might have been shot to death because they were the most important targets of "Mysterious Anonymous higher Organisation”, I supposed. Therefore, Vietnamese secret agents had to get rid of their enemies- especially they had to get rid of all Khmer men who Vietnamese secret agents didn’t want in their way/eyes.
When the Khmer Rouges "KR" took over Phnom Penh in 1975, Vietnamese soldiers dressed as real KR soldiers to collect their Vietnamese citizens living in Cambodia back to Khmer Krom/South Vietnam. ALong the Mekong River, in those days, where there were full of Vietnamese boat peoples heading to KK/South Vietnam, who I clearly saw my own eyes. These journeys of Vietnamese boat people were taken about some months until there was no a single Vietnamese citizens left in Cambodia until rainy season came.
When my families, uncles' and aunts' families were brutally forced out of Phum Taprohm, known as today as “Kep Thmai”, Sangkat Prek Eng Srok Kiensvay Khet Kandal. We all reached at the bank of Chrouy Dang-close to Neak Leung. While we all were staying at this bank, a group of Vietnamese soldiers dressed as KR soldiers in a motor boat speeding toward us-refugees by asking my mother in Viet who can speak Vietnamese fluently to go back home/South Vietnam/Kampuchea Krom. But my mother refused to go back to South Vietnam (My mother can speak Vietnamese very well)
Earlier 1976, all refugees were on the move, known as “New People of 17th April 1975”, who were transported from Koh Keo, in Lvea Am Province to Battambang and Pursat and many other districts in the West of Phnom Penh. When my family and my aunts’/uncles’ families arrived at Svay Daun Keo Station in Pursat Province at night in rain-no shelter. Only the sky was our roof and under the palm trees to harbour all refugees. My aunts’ families were brutally separated from us into another area at the edge of forest-far away from National Highway. But my family and many other refugees were so lucky to live in the village of AnDoong Kray of District of O-Ta Paong. Our belongings were brutally searched and confiscated. We all got nothing left, then.
In the harvest season of 1976, we all had plenty to eat in Pursat Province. All children were brutally separated from their parents into Krom komara-komarei “Group of Children”, and I was in Krom Komara-komarei. And hundreds of hundreds and thousands of thousands of married men were mysteriously called every day to break the rock and pick corns who never came home (To break the rocks and pick corns, in those days, meant “To be led away to be secretly murdered by Angka Leu/Cap Tren”. Only in late 1976, as far as I can recall, there were great number of married women whose husbands were led away to nowhere! And only widows left with no husbands in Phum Andoong Kray.
I saw strangely there were too many Vietnamese still in Pursat province, at first I thought that they were real Vietnamese but I had learned later that they were purely Khmer Krom People who spoke funny Khmer, known to me as “Khmer Preah Trapeang”.
Between late 1976 and 1978, there was no a single Khmer Preah Trapeang left in Pursat and Battambang who brutally accused of being Vietnamese secret agents by the "Mysterious Anonymous higher Organisation" in Khmer "Angkar Leu", in Viet "Cap Tren". They were just an ordinary people like us and other Cambodian people. Why didn’t the "Mysterious Anonymous higher Organisation" order to kill all Vietnamese citizens living in Cambodia when the Khmer Rouge first took over Phnom Penh in 1975? Why now they started killing innocent Khmer Krom people and many other Cambodian people who were being accused of Vietnamese secret agents? Why did they do that to us-Khmer innocence? Hanoi Leaders’ well planned was to eliminate all Kampuchea Krom people who were living in their motherland-Cambodia, escaped from their Kampuchea Krom, were the most important eyewitness to the Kampuchea Krom land, which Vietnamese have stolen from us for more than 50 years. If Kampuchea Krom people are all still alive, who are hard to be ruled will claim back their lost land from Vietnamese through UN’s and International Court of Justice in The Hague very soon. And now Kampuchea Krom was lawfully accepted into UNPO in 2001.
Angkar Leu/Cap Tren enjoyed giving a Genocide Order to “Mysterious Secret Vietnamese agents/ soldiers who were in disguise as Khmer Rouge to kill all classes of Khmers-from babies to old ages.
I saw strangely a group of white men, came to Phum 13, who looked like Vietnamese cruelly searched and confiscated everything belonged to New Refugees who were being transported from Prey Veng and Svay Rieng between 1977 and 1978. And those who were from Prey Veng and Svay Rieng were all secretly murdered in the name of the Angkar Leu/Cap Tren.
I also saw many Khmer victims at night time (babies to old ages) were being accused of Vietnamese agents, who led away to be brutally butchered by “Mysterious Secret Vietnamese agents/soldiers who were in disguise as Khmer Rouge”, stopped over at our cow station for a few minutes, begging us for some water.
I secretly asked one of Khmer victims, where are you all going?
That lady, who was so thirsty, told me quietly and secretly that “We’re all being accused of Secret Vietnamese agents? After our Khmer victims had drunk, off they went to nowhere! But a few minutes later, babies’ cry not far away from our bamboo hut, but cried in pain. We all just ignored those cries.
In the morning two of our cowherds who tended cattle went to scavenge the fish in the ponds for our meal. Two of them came so pale and in panic, out of breath! They surprisingly told us in panic that they saw corps in every pond that they tried to fish with a kind of bamboo fishing tackle. Another cowherd and I were so brave in those days pretending to tend our cattle. So we followed the cattle that eating grasses, as they walking toward those ponds that were full of corps. But we two met a vulva-wounded lady in middle of rice field, who was bleeding ceaselessly. In our heart felt so painful and sorrowful when we unbelievably saw that bleeding lady by asking her what’s wrong to you, aunt?
She quietly replied to us in pain that "one soldier put his bayonet into my vulva because I was walking so slowly so they had to get rid of me first."
We both saw bodies from babies to old ages in three small ponds. Some months later, we saw too many bodies again in many ponds. Blood was everywhere in the bush-not far away from our cow station.
And I also saw extremely something very strange happening to Khmer Rouge: There were two groups of Khmer Rouge-the Khmer Rouge soldiers, who were pro-Khieu Samphan, were secretly and cruelly butchered by Khmer Rouge who were pro-Hanoi. Khmer Rouge soldiers brutally killed each other. Why did Khmer Rouge kill Khmer Rouge? Were Khmer Rouge soldiers/cadres real Khmers in all provinces?
Hanoi Leaders’ well-planned of brutally making genocide against Cambodians this way because they already have learned a great lesson from an German leader, Adolf Hitler, who gave his indiscriminate order to kill more than 10 million Jews during World War 2. Hanoi Leaders are always so aware of being caught in action so they secretly used the "Mysterious Anonymous higher Organisation" in Khmer "Angkar Leu", in Viet "Cap Tren" to murder nearly 2 million Khmers. German’s lesson of Genocide against Jews during World War 2 has imprinted on Jews’ hearts and mind until now. That’s why today Jews really hate German in their guts. But Hanoi Leaders are so extremely more cunning than German who killed Jews in the eyes of world. Secretly, Hanoi Leaders only used their Vietnamese citizens who used to living in Cambodia who could speak and write Khmer more fluently than us-Khmers can to kill all Khmers, were being disguised as Khmer Rouges. In some parts of the country, “Mysterious Secret Vietnamese Agents” spoke Khmer very fluently at night before they had led Cambodian victims to be brutally murdered in the name of "Mysterious Anonymous Higher Organisation". Many Killing Fields as far as I saw taking place were always at night. “Mysterious Secret Vietnamese Agents” who seemed not wanting us-Cambodian victims to recognise their hidden faces behind the Killing Fields.
In 1978, Hanoi sent her secret-Special Bo Dois to capture Prince Sihanouk alive while he was under house arrest. He amazingly told us that Khmer soldiers killed those all Bo Dois at Tonle Chartaumuk of Royal Palace in Phnom Penh. Was Prince Sihanouk a real prisoner of Khmer Rouge?
Oh, my all-dearest Khmer patriots! Many of us Khmers really misunderstand that the KR killed our Brothers and Sisters, but in fact, the Vietnamese soldiers, who could speak Khmer more fluently than many of us Khmers, by using our KR soldiers' hands to kill us Khmers instead.
A KK lady, who's living in NZ, came to Australia and told me when KR took over Phnom Penh 1975, the Vietnamese soldiers dressed as KR soldiers had collected and separated KK people from Vietnamese families in Battambang. Her uncle, was a real KK married to his Vietnamese wife, who brutally separated from his family, was led away to be cruelly butchered near a bush-not far away from his village.
Another Chinese-Cambodian lady, who came to Australia from Cambodia, stayed over for a few years, strangely told me that when she was in Vietnam from 1975 until Phnom Penh was liberated again from the Khmer Rouge terror Regime, that she saw a Vietnamese soldier was in disguise as a Khmer Rouge had dropped his Khmer Rouge ID Card in front of her. She unbelievably asked that Vietnamese soldier was in disguise as a Khmer Rouge, “What language do you speak when you were in Cambodia?”
That Vietnamese soldier was in disguise as a Khmer Rouge who secretly replied to her “I was sent to Cambodia by Cap Tren the "Mysterious Anonymous higher Organisation" to fulfil my job. I can speak Khmer fluently.”
That lady, who unbelievably told me that in those days, we all Khmer Victims didn’t have an ID Card!
An Vietnamese man, “Nguyen”, who sadly told me, living in Springvale of Victoria, Australia a few years ago that “All Vietnamese leaders when they got the power in their hands, who always wanted to swallow up Cambodia.” And he continued telling me deliberately and unbelievably that he told his people that “During the Khmer Rouge Regime from 1975-79, our Vietnamese soldiers who were in disguise as real Khmer Rouge ones by using Khmer Rouges’ hands.” And he told me strangely that “a Vietnamese government (President Thieu) in South Vietnam/Kampuchea Krom sent 100 Kilograms of gold to assassinate King Sihanouk before Communists took over Saigon during his reign. Because Sihanouk is the most important eyewitness to Kampuchea Krom.”
During our friendly conversation in Community Support Workers’ room, I told him that I knew all these stories through Cambodian History, Especially a book called “Who was Angkar Leu?” By Yiey Tieng, living in Paris, who is one of Khmer Krom victims, and also was a member of Khmer-Vietminh.
Yiey Tieng, sadly and unbelievably told us the Khmer Victims that Hanoi Leaders were pre-cautiously well planned to seal off their dirty murderous plans of eliminating us-Khmers:
That they already sent their secret Bo Doi to work everywhere in Cambodia since 1945. For example,
She knew many Vietnamese in Battambang Province before the war, but those who were real Vietnamese civilians had all used the Cambodian names instead of their Vietnamese ones. They all had become the brutal Khmer Rouge cadres every where in Battambang Province and Pursat Province who had ordered to real Khmer Rouge peasant cadres’ hands to kill our families.
In 1978, around 40 000 Khmer Rouge soldiers, who were pro-Khieu Samphan, were secretly called to liberate Kampuchea Krom from Vietnamese colonialists and expansionism, were being trapped in the crossfire set up by pro-Khmer-Vietminh/Hanoi.
A former South Vietnamese Bo Doi/soldier, became Vietcong/Communist, Ngo Van Duc, who was sent to warn Kampuchea Krom people “You have to leave by tomorrow, because the Khmer Rouge soldiers will launch an attack on your village!” He clearly reassured to Yiey Tieng that he saw every activity of Vietcong who led those 40 000 Khmer Rouge soldiers to liberate Kampuchea Krom, who were brutally attacked from 8 directions by Angka Leu/Cap Tren’s booby trap.
On 5th January 1979, Duc and his Bo Dois were to send back to Cambodia via Laos and Thailand, through secret tunnels underground of Mount of Dangrek, took a shortcut to Sisophon, Battambang Province. Duc, who was extremely sick of Vietnamese Communist strict disciplines, was forced to learn Khmer, and ate a little ration. He decided to desert from Bo Doi into Thailand camp of N.W.9, by tying his hammock to sleep by Yiey Tieng.
Kot told Yiey Tieng in a painful heart, one of 40 000 Khmer Rouge soldiers, who were secretly conned by "Mysterious Anonymous Higher Organisation" to liberate Kampuchea Krom from Vietnamese, whose right leg was badly wounded, and rescued by the Vietnamese fishermen. He tactfully lied to those Vietnamese fishermen that he was Bo Doi for his survival because he can speak Vietnamese very fluently.
He didn’t know his Khmer Rouge soldiers’ fate because when we were ready to cross canal “Prek”. All of sudden, we were all fiercely attacked from every direction by Vietnamese Bo Dois who already set up a booby trap for us-Khmer Rouge soldiers. We got stuck. Not many of us-Khmer Rouge soldiers survived through these secret attacks by Hanoi’s Vietcong booby trap.
Before Pol Pot, died in 1997, clearly revealed to the world that he didn't liberate his country for killing his own people. But the Vietnamese carried on the Killing fields was shown on Channel 10 at 6pm in Australia. And he pointed one of his fingers to himself; you look at me “Am I a cruel man. Cambodian history will judge me one day! Without me, there would be no Cambodia anymore!”
That's why William Shawcross wrote his book "The Destruction of Cambodia" in 1986, that "Nixon (US President) evidently believed in 1973 (and still in 1978) that the Khmer Rouge were controlled by Hanoi and were amenable to Moscow."
The first brutal aims of Vietnamese leaders are to kill all classes of Khmers as Prince Sihanouk amazingly told the world in 1979 that no one knows how many people died under their regime, but the estimates go as high as three million. Even if that the death toll was monstrous. All those associated with ancient regime-soldiers, policemen, and civil servants, teachers/educators-risked execution. So did their families. Doctors, nurses, professors, intellectuals, engineers/technicians, lawyers-all those thought to be middle class or historians, Buddhist monks were also in peril. For those who escaped execution, which often took the form of an axe handle in the back of the neck, death came more slowly. The "Mysterious Anonymous Higher Organisation" refused to allow the use of Western medicines and food was always scarce. Yet they imposed draconian work regimes in the fields. Hundreds of thousands of people, young and old especially, collapsed from sickness/disease, famine and exhaustion.