Communism and it`s crimes against humanity
dave3974: The Khmer Rouge were responsible for the deaths of millions , as the ongoing trial is revealing , Mao was res[ponsible for the deaths of about 20 million, have the crimes carried out agianst humanity in the name of communism massively exceeded those of fascism in recent years/
PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - The top surviving commanders of the 1970s Khmer Rouge regime masterminded one of the "worst horrors" of the 20th century, creating a living nightmare by killing or enslaving millions of Cambodians, a U.N.-backed war crimes trial heard on Monday.
In opening statements in one of the world's most high-profile genocide trials, prosecutors said former President Khieu Samphan, ex-Foreign Minister Ieng Sary and second-in-command Nuon Chea had called the shots in the bloody "Killing Fields" revolution that wiped out a quarter of the population and destroyed the lives of millions of survivors.
The three were top henchmen of Pol Pot, the late architect of the "Year Zero" revolution under Democratic Kampuchea, as the regime was known. Between 1.7 and 2.2 million people died from 1975-79 of torture, execution, disease, overwork or starvation.
The defendants, who are charged with war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, showed no emotion as Cambodian co-prosecutor Chea Leang delivered powerful opening statements to a packed tribunal.
"Every Cambodian who was alive during this period was affected by the criminal system of oppression which these accused put in place. The death toll is staggering," Chea Leang said.
"The forced evacuations of Cambodian cities, the enslavement of millions of people in forced labour camps, the smashing of hundreds of thousands of lives in notorious security centres and the killing fields, and the extermination of minorities, the countless deaths from disease, abuse and starvation -- these crimes ordered and orchestrated by the accused were among the worst horrors inflicted on any nation in modern history."
Comrade_: Capitalism and it`s crimes against humanity!!
First on trial: Justin Beiber music!
Second on trial: Corrupt Corporate Greedy Pigs who steal from those in need!
Third on trial: Sweatshop Owners!
Fourth on trail: Capitalist countries who strip other countries of their resources.
Fifth on trial: Industries/Factories that pollute the environment (air, water & land pollution)
Sixth on trial: Deforestation.
Seventh on trial: Pedophile rings
Eighth on trial: Human Traffickers
I know there is more and counting. The list is long...
Whatever a man chooses to do he will do it by any means, Capitalism or Communism.
(Edited by Comrade_)
medic17: I agree Jack Ethan. Man's inhumanity towards each other happens under all political/economic conditions. LOL at the Beiber thing!
vivv_00: Second on trial, the corporate greedy pigs who steal from those in need.....how do they funnel the money of those in need to themselves? i`m not with underhanded wheeling and dealing, by any means.....but greedy pigs steal from whomever/wherever they can.
the whole crimes against humanity thing has been going on since before recorded history, i`ll wager. lots of it goes on in the holy bible, whewwww, whole cities full of ppl......just WIPED out. it will end when humans are completely wiped out......i`m just trying to enjoy the ride whilst i`m still here. still avoiding Beiber music
Coffrey: Capitalism is waaaaay more destructive than communism. Communism at its worst will just stagnant culture and growth, while capitalism will deceive, build up slightly and then eventually destroy everything, like we're seeing now
dave3974: is china communist , their crimes agianstb their own people , the tibetans , the environment , etc must surely rate high
Comrade_: China is capitalistic in nature, very much so at that. They probably started off being communistic but with their economic reforms in the later years changed it (idk). I'd put them down as being capitalistic, more evidence points to that vs communistic.
Coffrey: I don't think it's related to communism because I'm sure the chinese were doing that way before they became communist
dave3974: not true ," the great laep forward "and the dictatorship of mao caused the daeths of millions by famine, but i accept your point thet are not very communist now
iamthebrain: Communism isn't the problem, people in communism is the problem, just like how guns aren't the problem people are, and drugs aren't the problem people are so on.
Wonderbunny: It would be great if a truly altruistic leader could arise. However he or she would have to impose altruistic behaviour on everyone else - and they wouldn't like the constraint. They would rebel.