The Acts of the Democracies

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1980

USA and Cambodia

Under USA pressure, the World Food Program hands over food worth $12 million to the army of Thailand. This food aid is passed on to the Khmer Rouge, the previous government of Cambodia, responsible for killing over 2,500,000 of its own citizens.

Richard Holbrooke, a USA minister stated that "20,000 to 40 000 Pol Pot guerrillas benefited."

This aid helped restore the Khmer Rouge to a fighting force, based in Thailand, from which it would destabilise Cambodia for more than a decade.

Weapons made in (West) Germany, the USA, and Sweden are supplied to the Khmer Rouge via dealers in Singapore. The Singapore owned company Chartered Industries makes some of the weapons.

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