POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN BY THE DAILY TELEGRAPH'S TOBY HARNDEN
It seems impossible that there are Americans who don't know anything about what their country did in Cambodia, but the proof is here for all to read in comments.
A quick precis for the 'informationally challenged:' Nixon secretly bombed Camodia heavily with B-52s; and he launched a number of incursions - truly mini-invasions - by well-armed troops on the ground.
All of this was in complete violation of international law, and, as it proved in the end, utterly destructive. The previously stable government of Cambodia's Prince was destabilized, opening the way for the Khmer Rouge to take over.
Once the Khmer Rouge took over, the US never lifted a finger to stop the 'killing fields.' This was, of course, typical behavior since the US never uses its might to stop injustice. Genuine genocides in Indonesia (after Sukarno), Cambodia, and Rwanda saw the US carefully avoiding any help.
Indeed, in Cambodia, American officials stood back and crowed about being right about the 'domino theory' while the killing went on.
In Indonesia, State Department officials actually sat on the phones submitting names for the slaughter of anyone thought to be a communist (half a million had their throats cut and their bodies dumped into rivers).
In Rwanda, American officials, aware of what was going on, simply hid.
What a glorious record.