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On Monday, 20 November 2017 11:25:23 UTC-5, Mark Leeper  wrote:
>                (a film review by Mark R. Leeper)
>     CAPSULE: This is an epic yet personal story, a memoir 
>     of one very young girl.  Loung Ung, who survived in 
>     Cambodia when the violently militant Khmer Rouge 
>     controlled much of the populace.  The narrative is 
>     just as vicious and painful as the title suggests it 
>     to be.  Angelina Jolie directs from a script by she 
>     herself coauthored with the real Loung Ung.  Rating: 
>     +3 (-4 to +4) or 9/10
> FIRST THEY KILLED MY FATHER begins with the American armed forces 
> invading Cambodia in the name of "helping the Cambodians help 
> themselves" as Richard Nixon put it in documentary footage.  The 
> film quickly jumps to the day that the Americans pulled out of 
> Southeast Asia, both Vietnam and Cambodia.
> There is momentary jubilation in Cambodia that the Americans are 
> gone but almost immediately the Khmer Rouge, communist guerillas in 
> red scarves, take control and abolish any private property and 
> private life.  The Khmer Rouge was the Cambodian Communist 
> guerrilla organization that controlled much of the country and 
> killed the opposition. In the name of the people they enslaved the 
> people with murderous unrestrained brutality.

Unless you were around then, you have no idea what lengths the leftist media and leftist academic
intelligentsia went to to hide the true nature of the communist agenda in Cambodia.  Still hurting
from losing Vietnam to the communists, no one wanted to hear about it, and the result was millions
of people murdered.  The same thing was repeated during the Rwanda genocide and for Bosnia.