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Thursday, March 22, 2012

We Can Now See The Bombing Routes From America's Secret War In Cambodia

This is truly mind blowing: it's being disclosed that the US dropped five times as many bombs on Cambodia than what was previously reported (checkout the horrifying map in the link). Also, Nixon and Kissinger outright lied.
Via Joshua Keating at Foreign Policy comes an amazing new study of the bombing runs done by the United States over Cambodia during the Vietnam War....the total tonnage dropped on Cambodia was five times greater than previously known; the bombing inside Cambodia began nearly 4 years prior to the supposed start of the Menu Campaign, under the Johnson Administration; that, in contradiction to Henry Kissinger’s claims, and over the warning of the Joints Chiefs of Staff, Base Areas 704, 354 and 707 were all heavily bombed; the bombing intensity increased throughout the summer of 1973, after Congress barred any such increase; and, that despite claims by both Kissinger and Nixon to the contrary, there was substantial bombing within 1km of inhabited villages.
Read the rest here
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