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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 14 Jul 2008, 20:01
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Post 15 Apr 2009, 15:48
Is there anything positive about him?
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Post 15 Apr 2009, 15:50
no.
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Post 15 Apr 2009, 16:01
Okay, I just wanted to be sure.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 10 Sep 2006, 22:05
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Post 15 Apr 2009, 17:36
This is the best Pol Pot thread I've ever seen. Short, succinct, and to the point.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 08 Nov 2007, 06:31
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Post 15 Apr 2009, 17:58
i heard he's not a communist.
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Post 15 Apr 2009, 20:11
No shit Conscript. De-industrialisation, persecution of intellectuals and eventually deposed BY communists. Oh yeah, and the whole mass murder thing.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 18 Sep 2004, 16:21
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Post 15 Apr 2009, 20:29
He was certainly a Communist, but a rather odd one. He was what Marx called a "reactionary socialist" in the Communist Manifesto. Sort of like a murderous version of William Morris. But without the nice wallpaper.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 21 Dec 2004, 23:53
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Post 16 Apr 2009, 19:10
He was a utopian communists. He wanted to lead the undeveloped country directly to communism.
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Post 16 Apr 2009, 21:37
I think Pol Pot may have started out with good intentions, but he never really did anything good, and actually ended really up hurting his people. I imagine he wasn't very well read in theory, judging from what we know he did.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 10 Oct 2007, 15:55
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Post 17 Apr 2009, 00:37
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Is there anything positive about him?

Yes there was, being such as shit leader and having the VPA invade.
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Post 17 Apr 2009, 00:42
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Yes there was, being such as shit leader and having the VPA invade.

QFT. If you look up the phrase 'pathetic failure' in an encyclopedia, you'll find a picture of Pol Pot, right beside one of George W. Bush.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 19 Apr 2008, 03:25
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Post 17 Apr 2009, 00:44
Well Potemkin if you enter miserable failures in google and hit "I'm feeling lucky" and it gives you a page about Bush.
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Post 17 Apr 2009, 00:53
No, it gives you this, which is fragging ironic:

http://www.snopes.com/politics/bush/google.asp
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Post 17 Apr 2009, 03:44
Aww man. It used to be about Bush. I'm disappointed now.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 26 Jun 2006, 15:59
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Post 17 Apr 2009, 23:40
During the last election camplain typing "liar" into google directed you to Tony Blair's homepage.

As for Pol Pot he was the one "communist" dictator who was supported by the US and deposed by the Soviet Bloc.
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Post 17 Apr 2009, 23:56
The US supported Pol Pot?! Sons of bitches.
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Post 18 Apr 2009, 00:28
Pol Pot through in his lot with china early on. Following the Sino-Soviet split the US found our-kind-of-communist allies in South East Asia against Their-Communists. The irony being that Ho Chi Minh wanted peace with the US and went out of his way to avoid any conflict with them. Vietnam's declaration of independence from France is based on the US's from Britain. He even sought aid from the USA before turning to the USSR.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 16 Nov 2005, 17:55
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Post 24 Apr 2009, 00:52
Available evidence and Zbigniew Brezinski's own admissions now show that the US supported Pol Pot in the 1970s and continued to support the Khmer Rouge into the early 1980s against the new pro-Vietnames/Soviet provisional government in Cambodia. As the US could not present a global image of supporting the Khmer Rouge, the US used China and Thailand as its proxies in its extended vendetta against Vietnam.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 30 Apr 2009, 06:34
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Post 30 Apr 2009, 18:59
I think that pol pot gets bad press. Many of the dead from his regime was because he was simultaneously against America and vietname so he no have any one to help create a communist paradise. The do nothing hypocrite intellectuals who preach to the working people but do not work themselves were cleverly removed by pol pot. he had bad methods and he went crazy like he didnt even like his birthday cake but i think that in the end was he good communist? no. did he try better than pigs like Reagan to create better world? yes he just fail because of conditions in the world and because he grew paranoid from people trying to stop him.
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Defected to the U.S.S.R.: 13 Mar 2009, 04:41
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Post 30 Apr 2009, 20:46
Interesting analysis Viva Gonzalo, and I think in many respects you're spot on.

Viva Gonzalo wrote:
did he try better than pigs like Reagan to create better world? yes


Definitely agree with that. He DOES get probably the worst press out of all the "Famous Communists," and has the least people defending him. That being said, I'm not a Pol Potist either, haha.
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