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  •  Kissinger and the CIA were heavily involved... (17+ / 0-) the coup that toppled Prince Sihanouk of Cambodia in 1970 and allowed ultra-rightist Lon Nol to take over of the country by what was at the time of coup a relatively small organization: the Khmer Rouge.

    According to William Pfaff, a Paris-based Los Angeles Times syndicated columnist who I edited for several years, said Henry Kissinger and Sihanouk had an encounter in the 1990s, after the Prince had returned from exile in China.

    The two met and Sihanouk was all diplomacy.

    But then Kissinger said something along the lines of: Prince Sihanouk, you must believe me when I say the U.S. had nothing to do with ousting you.

    Sihanouk replied (according to Pfaff):

    "Let bygones be bygones."

    No, said Kissinger, I want you to know we did not support the coup.

    "That," Sihanouk replied, "I cannot believe."

    Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

    by Meteor Blades on Sat Dec 01, 2012 at 02:48:22 PM PST

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