>More Thai troops in Preah Vihear on 18 July 2008

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Thai army soldiers guard in a Cambodian Buddhist temple where Thai soldiers occupied near Preah Vihear temple, Preah Vihear province, Cambodia, Friday, July 18, 2008. A Cambodian general said a border standoff between his soldiers and Thai troops came close to a shoot-out overnight as the confrontation over disputed territory surrounding the ancient temple entered its fourth day Friday.

(AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

A fresh group of Thai soldiers walk from the border to a Cambodian Buddhist temple complex where their colleagues have occupied a temple near Preah Vihear temple, in Preah Vihear province, Cambodia, Friday, July 18, 2008. A Cambodian general said a border standoff between his soldiers and Thai troops came close to a shoot-out overnight as the confrontation over disputed territory surrounding Preah Vihear temple entered its fourth day Friday.

(AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

Thai soldiers walk from the Thai border to a Cambodian Buddhist temple where Thai soldiers have occupied a temple near Preah Vihear temple, in Preah Vihear province, Cambodia, Friday, July 18, 2008. A Cambodian general said a border standoff between his soldiers and Thai troops came close to a shoot-out overnight as the confrontation over disputed territory surrounding an ancient temple entered its fourth day Friday.

(AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

A Thai soldier uses his mobile phone to takes a picture of a Cambodia flag in front of a Buddhist temple where Thai soldiers have occupied, near Preah Vihear temple in Preah Vihear province, Cambodia, Friday, July 18, 2008. A Cambodian general said a border standoff between his soldiers and Thai troops came close to a shoot-out overnight as the confrontation over disputed territory surrounding an ancient temple entered its fourth day Friday. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
Soldiers from Thailand fill water bottles at the Cekakiri Svarak pagoda in the Preah Vihaer temple compound, along the Thai-Cambodian border July 18, 2008. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Thursday a border row with Thailand was “worsening” and urged the immediate withdrawal of Thai troops from a disputed ancient temple. In a letter to Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej, Hun Sen said the stand-off at the Preah Vihear temple was “very bad” for relations, but he still hoped to “resolve the problem through negotiations” at a border meeting on Monday. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea
Thai soldiers walk next to a pagoda near the Preah Vihear temple which is situated in Cambodia. Thailand sent more military reinforcements to a disputed part of the Cambodian border Friday, after the tense four-day standoff nearly erupted into gunfire during the night.(AFP/Tang Chhin Sothy)
Soldiers from Thailand patrol the Cekakiri Svarak pagoda in the Preah Vihaer temple compound, along the Thai-Cambodian border July 18, 2008. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Thursday a border row with Thailand was “worsening” and urged the immediate withdrawal of Thai troops from a disputed ancient temple. In a letter to Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej, Hun Sen said the stand-off at the Preah Vihear temple was “very bad” for relations, but he still hoped to “resolve the problem through negotiations” at a border meeting on Monday. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea
A Cambodian soldier (R) stands guard as Thai soldiers walk past at the Cekakiri Svarak pagoda in the Preah Vihaer temple compound, 245 km (152 miles) north of Phnom Penh, July 18, 2008. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Thursday a border row with Thailand was “worsening” and urged the immediate withdrawal of Thai troops from a disputed ancient temple. In a letter to Thai Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej, Hun Sen said the stand-off at the Preah Vihear temple was “very bad” for relations, but he still hoped to “resolve the problem through negotiations” at a border meeting on Monday. REUTERS/Chor Sokunthea
A Cambodian soldier, right, watches Thai soldiers walk from from the Thai border to a Cambodian Buddhist temple where their colleagues have occupied a temple near Preah Vihear temple, in Preah Vihear province, Cambodia, Friday, July 18, 2008. A Cambodian general said a border standoff between his soldiers and Thai troops came close to a shoot-out overnight as the confrontation over disputed territory surrounding Preah Vihear temple entered its fourth day Friday. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
A fresh group of Thai soldiers walk from the border to a Cambodian Buddhist temple complex where their colleagues have occupied a temple near Preah Vihear temple, in Preah Vihear province, Cambodia, Friday, July 18, 2008. A Cambodian general said a border standoff between his soldiers and Thai troops came close to a shoot-out overnight as the confrontation over disputed territory surrounding Preah Vihear temple entered its fourth day Friday. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
A fresh group of Thai soldiers walk from the border to a Cambodian Buddhist temple complex where their colleagues have occupied a temple near Preah Vihear temple, in Preah Vihear province, Cambodia, Friday, July 18, 2008. A Cambodian general said a border standoff between his soldiers and Thai troops came close to a shoot-out overnight as the confrontation over disputed territory surrounding Preah Vihear temple entered its fourth day Friday. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)
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2 Responses to >More Thai troops in Preah Vihear on 18 July 2008

  1. >About your poll question: "which countries are most responsible for the cambodian genocide?", whose set of possible answers don't include the most important country: Cambodia!!What, were Pol Pot & the Khmer Rouge so idiotic that they followed the order of foreigners to commit the genocide against their own people?? You've implied that you Khmers are the world's most idiotic, as in the history of the whole world there's never been anyone who obeyed the order of foreigners to commit the genocide against his or her own people.It's understandable that you try to blame other nations. The Khmers committing the genocide against the Khmers is beyond your comprehension, because you can't see how hateful the Khmer Rouge were against the Cambodian people. In the history of the entire world there's never been anyone who committed a genocide against his or her own people. So the Cambodian genocide by the Khmer Rouge is beyond your comprehension. You've no ability to see the Khmers can be very cruel when chopping each other.Come on. Be rational. Stop trying to blame other countries for your Khmers chopping each other. Look in the mirror, ask why it happened, & try to learn the lesson. Or it'll be bound to happen again.

  2. khmerization says:

    >Thanks for your comments. I am very aware that we Khmers have the most to blame for the Cambodian genocide. The poll question should have been rephrased as : “Which ‘foreign countries’ are most responsible for the Cambodian genocide?”Cambodians must blame our leaders more than any other foreign leaders for the tragedy, devastation, misery and the genocide. But, equally, the Cambodian tragedy were not a Cambodian product alone, it was a product of foreign interference. I don’t intend to explain the foreigners’ role in the genocide here because it takes a lot of time, research and energy to fully explain the whole truth.

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