Sunday, August 7, 2016

I Have Committed The Mistake Of Believing In Americans

Former Cambodian Prime Minister Sirik Matak, to whom the U.S. ambassador sportingly offered asylum.

"I cannot, alas, leave in such a cowardly fashion," Matak told him. "I never believed for a moment that you would have this sentiment of abandoning a people which has chosen liberty. I have committed this mistake of believing in you, the Americans."

So Sirik Matak stayed in Phnom Penh and on April 21st was executed by the Khmer Rouge, along with about 2 million other people in the next few years.


Via David via 90 Miles From Tyranny 

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