US Sanctions Cambodia for Cutting Strings to US-backed Puppets

October 11, 2021 (The New Atlas) – The US is targeting individuals in the Cambodian government with sanctions for allegedly “suppressing democracy.” In reality Cambodia is defending against US-funded interference.

Cambodia’s main opposition party, the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) is literally based in Washington D.C. with exiled politicians fleeing to the US and conspiring with the US government in their bid to return home and seize power.

This is yet another example of the US using economic coercion to punish nations for not submitting to Washington-sponsored interference in their internal political affairs – interference prohibited under the UN Charter.

References: 

The New Atlas – Washington Post Denies US Meddling in Cambodia, Cites US Meddlers (details of US-funded organizations in Cambodia):
https://newatlas.report/2018/05/29/washington-post-denies-us-meddling-in/
Radio Free Asia – US Lawmakers Pass Legislation Targeting Political Repression in Cambodia:
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/legislation-09292021203916.html
The Phnom Penh Post – Sokha video producer closes Phnom Penh office in fear:
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/sokha-video-producer-closes-phnom-penh-office-fear
Voice of America – Kem Sokha Denies US Pushed for ‘Yugoslavia Style’ Revolution, Says CCHR Did Not Foment Uprising:
https://www.voacambodia.com/a/kem-sokha-denies-us-pushed-for-Yugoslavia-style-revolution-says-cchr-did-not-foment-uprising/5257120.html
New York Times – Who Really Brought Down Milosevic?:
https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/library/magazine/home/20001126mag-serbia.html
Radio Free Asia – Opposition Leader Sam Rainsy Goes to Washington Seeking ‘Protections’ For Return to Cambodia:
https://www.rfa.org/english/news/cambodia/protections-09182019160728.html
Business Insider – Satellite photos show rapid construction at military base where US has ‘serious concerns’ about China’s presence:
https://www.businessinsider.com/rapid-construction-at-cambodia-base-amid-concern-about-china-presence-2021-6
Harvard University’s Atlas of Economic Complexity – Cambodia 2019:
https://atlas.cid.harvard.edu/explore?country=118&product=undefined&year=2019&productClass=HS&target=Partner&partner=undefined&startYear=undefined
International Center on Nonviolent Conflict – Bringing Down a Dictator (admits US government funding behind Serbian protests, with Thai subtitles):
https://youtu.be/AUm0vVPINWc