February 05, 2009
She's Baaaack: Hanoi Jane Has A Blog. (Update, Who Is This US Marine Capt. Marlissa Grogan?)
Update, added a picture of the military anti-war propagandist US Marine Capt. Marlissa Grogan
Big Hollywood reports Hanoi Jane aka Jane Fonda started a blog with the prompting of Rosie Odonnell. Hanoi is opening in a play on Broadway and gives readers an insight into this - plus - a sprinkling of anti-war propaganda.
She has a photo of Marlissa Grogan (Photo added below R), Captain in the US Marine Corp. Marlissa appears to think deployed soldiers are more anti-war than those stateside:
I left rehearsal tonight in a temp wig and costume to go downtown to the screenings of The FTA Show. David Zeiger and I came in after the first showing was over and answered questions.Jail or military? How nice a member of our military is going around spreading this type of propaganda. Bitch!
Joining us was Marlisa Grogan, Captain in the US Marine Corp (29 UES). I had never met her before and was very impressed. She has such a deep understanding of why it is important for us to support active duty members of the military who are anti war or, at least, anti a war they feel is wrong and ill-conceived.[note - not support the soldiers, support those who are anti-war]
She herself has been involved in an anti war show that has performed for active duty personnel. She said that it is the soldiers who have seen active duty who tend to be anti war more than the ones who have stayed stateside. “They just don’t know,” she said.
She talked about the similarities that exist between today’s military and those of the Vietnam era but also pointed out the profound differences, citing in particular, the fact that so many recruits are confronted with the choice between jail or military. For many it’s a much needed job.
Update: What does the Marine Corp think about a Capt. saying the above? Is Hanoi Jane using her or is this Capt. another John Kerry in female clothing?
September 25, 2007
Remembering the Killing Fields
LDT Regent reports from Cambodia on the legacy of the Khmer Rouge. Millions dead, and a new generation in denial. I heard an NPR report yesterday that many young Cambodians now deny the Khmer Rouge holocaust as propaganda. They find it hard to believe that people could be so cruel that they would murder millions of their fellow citizens.
Newsflash: the Communist system makes people that cruel.
July 03, 2006
Khmer Rouge Genocide Trial
(Phnom Penh, Cambodia) There has been uncertainty about whether the victims of the Khmer Rouge would ever receive justice. It has taken years but progress toward a trial is finally being realized.
Judges and prosecutors from Cambodia and foreign countries were sworn in Monday to begin the historic U.N.-backed judicial process to try former Khmer Rouge leaders for genocide and crimes against humanity.I would argue that waiting three decades to begin the judicial process is criminal. It becomes an historical symposium rather than a legal proceeding. Nonetheless, there are probably a few old and decrepit war criminals still alive.
The swearing-in was a major step forward in the process of seeking justice for the victims of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime, whose extremist policies in the late 1970s are estimated to have taken 1.7 million lives.
After decades of inaction and delays, trials are expected to start in 2007, although no date has been set.