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US ambassador says Cambodia ‘not interested in a positive relationship’ with US

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posted on Nov, 30 2017 @ 04:01 AM
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Maybe not of interest to the majority but this is not something unexpected IMO and kinda shows where our foreign policies have faultered since before Bush 2 .. Most of S.E. Asia (if they are smart) IMO are on guard against outsiders interfering in their current power structures.. The old days of financing some political into power and owning him/her seem to be at an end.

China being a big neighbor to the north is actually playing the game rather smarter...

China comes in and finances a bunch of public works (even builds the roads and high speed rail systems)...Of course by financing the whole thing they get a long term commitment and money back from their endeavors. If there is a default then they get the property which was pledged as collateral..If there are then problems China makes a few threats and all are smiles and bowing once again.

I will say this about Chinese business practices from my observations.. If they were making potato chips they would know where every individual potato chip was until it was paid for.. Not really but hopefully you get my point.. their accounting and business practices are tedious to say the least.


In an unusually candid interview yesterday, United States Ambassador to Cambodia William Heidt questioned whether the Cambodian government ever had “an honest desire” to form a relationship with the US, as Prime Minister Hun Sen continues to claim the superpower backed a purported “revolution”.


Why does that sound familiar ? You stab these folks in the back and they are supposed to turn the other cheek and forgive you... Sorry wrong religion for that kind of thinking..


The government has justified the imprisonment of opposition leader Kem Sokha and the dissolution of his Cambodia National Rescue Party by saying that it was conspiring with the US to undertake a so-called “colour revolution”. Meanwhile, Hun Sen and a host of senior leaders have repeatedly called attention in recent months to the American war legacy in Cambodia, ultimately leading the US government to withdraw funding to support the Cambodian Mine Action Center in the country’s east.


OK in all fairness some of this could be political moves by the Cambodian PTB to secure their own future.
HOWEVER....

As the divide between the US and Cambodia seemed yesterday to grow ever wider, Prime Minister Hun Sen arrived in Beijing to attend a four-day political forum held by China’s ruling Communist Party.

Sry Thamrong, an aide to Hun Sen, said the premier hopes to use the trip to attract Chinese investment for roads, bridges and a proposed Skytrain. The delegation includes tycoon Kith Meng, Deputy Prime Minister Hor Namhong, Minister for Public Works and Transportation Sun Chanthol, Minister of Commerce Pan Sorasak and Council for the Development of Cambodia head Sok Chanda Sophea.

According to government news agency Agence Kampuchea Presse, Hun Sen will also deliver a speech on “independence against foreign interference”.

Says the mouse to the hungry cat.. It is a fairly long article for those interested and it was published in the Phnom Penh Post ...

.. I have complained and voiced my opinion on how China was taking over S.E. Asia for the last 8 to ten years. They are very steady in their course; unlike our policies which seem to change with every new administration... All except for the CIA and their dirty tricks which never change IMO
Just an after thought on my part
www.phnompenhpost.com...




posted on Nov, 30 2017 @ 04:14 AM
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a reply to: 727Sky

Who could blame them? I say good on them for keeping a distance. That's a right of a country, to not participate.

Maybe, we rid our country of the corruption, stay out of business that has no direct negative impact or harm, and show the world we got it together, things could be great between other nations.

Show them, hey, you too can clean the scum and make things better. Until then, we shouldn't take it hard that some don't want to play with us.
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posted on Nov, 30 2017 @ 04:23 AM
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Another war looms.
We do not want all American 'influence' (iow: your warmongering money grabbing power hungry paws).
Oeh! ... now if your not with us (under our full control), you're against us.
Thus meaning you are a rouge country and therfore we're comming to take control with force.
Iow: war looms on the horizon.
Stupid, warmongering, powersick moneygrabbing Americans.



posted on Nov, 30 2017 @ 04:38 AM
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There is no money to be made in "peace" negotiations. When history shows itself not of ones word.



posted on Nov, 30 2017 @ 04:41 AM
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Reality was no one respected us with Obama Admin,they knew he was a farce,and treated him so,nothing more then a criminal with US backing and the NWO minions



posted on Nov, 30 2017 @ 05:06 AM
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originally posted by: Oldtimer2
Reality was no one respected us with Obama Admin,they knew he was a farce,and treated him so,nothing more then a criminal with US backing and the NWO minions



Living here in S.E. Asia, you spoke the truth.



posted on Nov, 30 2017 @ 07:47 AM
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Anyone else see the irony of this:

the premier hopes to use the trip to attract Chinese investment for roads, bridges and a proposed Skytrain. .........., Hun Sen will also deliver a speech on “independence against foreign interference”.


Goes to a foreign country, begging for aid. In a foreign country, to its major potential benefactor, gives a speech about independence from foreign interference.

Good Lord Cambodia



posted on Dec, 1 2017 @ 05:47 AM
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originally posted by: pavil
a reply to: 727Sky

Anyone else see the irony of this:

the premier hopes to use the trip to attract Chinese investment for roads, bridges and a proposed Skytrain. .........., Hun Sen will also deliver a speech on “independence against foreign interference”.


Goes to a foreign country, begging for aid. In a foreign country, to its major potential benefactor, gives a speech about independence from foreign interference.

Good Lord Cambodia


Its all show. To let the American Empire, that there is also a rising empire arisen in the west of the American Empire.



posted on Dec, 1 2017 @ 11:13 AM
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Cant blame them. What has the USA done for Cambodia except bomb it?



posted on Dec, 1 2017 @ 11:27 AM
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originally posted by: 727Sky


China comes in and finances a bunch of public works (even builds the roads and high speed rail systems)...Of course by financing the whole thing they get a long term commitment and money back from their endeavors. If there is a default then they get the property which was pledged as collateral..If there are then problems China makes a few threats and all are smiles and bowing once again.


A good part of the world works in bribes, grafts etc as a part of their normal business practices, and it is basically illegal for the US corps to do this so we are at a serious disadvantage as many countries expect money to flow at all levels. China does this many different ways...

The only thing we can do in the US to compete is when the US supports a county with our military power and/or congressional funds towards XX project. We can't just dumped a few millions on elected officials and get lucrative contracts that may or may not help the country/people as was once a typical practice in the past, but it is still what many countries expect.


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posted on Dec, 1 2017 @ 02:30 PM
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Hope it works out for 'em.

They really should remember the old adage...careful what you wish for, you may get it.

With that money, will come "suggestions" for "doing things better"--which translates to "our way, or no more money."...

Good for them for being reluctant to court US interests. Last time we "helped" 'em, how'd that turn out again...

Oh, yeah...The Killing Fields. Not wholly our doing, of course, but we didn't exactly help 'em stop 'em, either...



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