More Proof that the conservative movement is based on being pissed off about the 60s and 70s

Dark_Falcon3/14/2013 8:31:47 pm PDT

re: #22 goddamnedfrank

And by the end our involvement would lead directly to the destabilization of Cambodia, the rise of Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge, Year Zero and the killing fields. The whole affair was an epic level cluster fuck.

Though had the entirety of Vietnam become Communist earlier, the Vietnamese likely would have overthrown Sihanouk anyways, given the predatory nature of of Soviet-supported Communism. But the ‘Killing Fields’ might not have happened. Things still likely would have gone worse in Cambodia, though, as the backwardness of the country relative to its neighbors had engendered an very large amount of butthurt in Cambodia’s Communist leaders.