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Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Nazi propaganda disowned

Manekseka Sangkum: The Nazi, an epitome of Evil? Even Xamdaach came out in defense of one of his RCAF chiefs - Sao Sokha - for his widely spurned reported comments about having "learned" from Communist Vietnam and Hitler!


A 1943 Nazi propaganda cartoon that was altered, published online and then run by Fresh News late last week. Photo supplied
A 1943 Nazi propaganda cartoon that was altered, published online and then run by Fresh News late last week. Photo supplied

Nazi propaganda disowned
Mon, 11 July 2016 ppp
Erin Handley

The government has distanced itself from a scathing letter and accompanying Nazi propaganda image featured on a local news website, after previously endorsing the letter’s claim that foreign media were destroying peace in Cambodia.

The anonymous letter – titled Behavior Plunging Cambodians Into a Bonfire of War Because of Foreigners – was published by Fresh News on Friday and was accompanied by a cartoon that originally appeared in the anti-Semitic publication Der Sturmer in 1943. The publisher, Julius Streicher, was later hanged in Nuremberg for inciting murder and extermination of the Jews.

The original cartoon depicts World War II allies Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin on the cusp of executing a German woman on a chopping block adorned with a Star of David.

The re-imagining superimposes the Phnom Penh Post, the Cambodia Daily and Global Witness logos onto the heads of the executioners, the woman as “peace”, and the Cambodian flag on the chopping block.

The letter came in the wake of a damning Global Witness report exposing Prime Minister Hun Sen’s family’s business empire. The report was covered by media outlets worldwide including the New York Times, Guardian and Al Jazeera.

The original Nazi propaganda cartoon. Photo supplied
The original Nazi propaganda cartoon. Photo supplied
The use of Nazi propaganda raised eyebrows for Germans living in Cambodia. Nazi symbolism remains a highly sensitive issue in Germany, where the swastika remains forbidden.

German Ambassador Joachim Baron von Marschall yesterday said via email that while “[i]n principle the freedom of expression should be supported”, the use of the Photoshopped image was potentially problematic. “I do regret the fact that some people still feel they have to revert to Nazi imagery to express their views. What does this say about their mindset?!” he wrote.

Fresh News CEO Lim Cheavutha said he plucked the image from Facebook to pair with the letter and maintained that his news service, which is routinely the first local outlet to receive key government announcements, was independent.

“I have no comments for the point that foreign newspapers destroy peace in Cambodia. Publishing this story is my right; I cannot comment if this picture is related to Nazis,” he said.

Government spokesman Phay Siphan yesterday told the Post that he did not “want to give any value to that letter”, despite telling the Daily on Saturday he agreed with the letter’s condemnation of both papers as opposition propaganda machines.

When asked if he was troubled by the use of Nazi propaganda, he replied: “I have no concern at all. I consider it freedom of expression; I don’t want it to be escalated.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Global Witness, is just another fronts of UN "fake (fig)leaf" for Big Business take over Cambodia. It nice to have humanfaces to disguised the real scheme behind all their frontline workers (NGO's).

According to my understanding by 2030, the UN take over of the whole world should be completed or implemented to the full intent. This translate into: One World Government ruling over all humanity

You can't have it both ways-under the UN and being independent nation as a nation which the Cambodian people seem to understand what being part of the UN is all about.

Awhile you people harp on the tyrannical reign of Hun Sen, I'll will continue to harp on how evil the intent of the UN is. Upfront they sugarcoated their lofty agendas so people will buy into their scheme, but the end thereof is total enslavement. The devil's promise that you can be your own god is never true.

Somebody translated the 17 goals put out by the UN to be completed in 2030. Upfront they read as a noble thing to be desired, but perhaps laced with the poison of an asp. Here is one example and have a read of the rest at: http://www.naturalnews.com/051058_2030_Agenda_United_Nations_global_enslavement.html


Goal 17) Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Translation: Enact global trade mandates that override national laws while granting unrestricted imperialism powers to companies like Monsanto, Dow Chemical, RJ Reynolds, Coca-Cola and Merck. Pass global trade pacts that bypass a nation's lawmakers and override intellectual property laws to make sure the world's most powerful corporations maintain total monopolies over drugs, seeds, chemicals and technology. Nullify national laws and demand total global obedience to trade agreements authored by powerful corporations and rubber-stamped by the UN.