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Breathe, keep breathing. Don't lose your nerve" -
Radiohead



Page 63: The Cost of War

/ Friday, June 17, 2011 /
"Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime."
Ernest Hemingway

For me, the real winners in every war are sorrow, pain, and despair. Not people. Each side that fights at the war is losing; soldiers in the battle field are forcing themselves to get rid of their compassion, children are losing their parents (sometimes, even their own life).

No, I don’t understand how could someone called torturing, killing people, killing babies, burning villages, and bombing, as victory.
I don't.
And i don't want to.

And my heart broke at War Remnants Museum and The Killing Fields. I was crying,

watching pictures and evidences of cruelty that people could do to others. I was shocked, saw the numbers of victims. That’s human souls, for God’s sake…

Pray for all the victims of wars…

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The Killing Fields, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

skulls of victims who were killed during Khmer Rouge Regime






A commemorative stupa filled with the skulls of the victims at Choeung Ek.






Some people say you still can find victim’s clothes and bones in the ground. I don’t know whether this rag belongs to one of them or not.



They called it “Magic Tree”. The tree was used to hang a loudspeaker which makes sound louder to avoid the moan of victims while they were being executed.




War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam






victims of Agent Orange





According to Vietnamese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, 4.8 million Vietnamese people were exposed to Agent Orange, resulting in 400,000 people being killed or maimed, and 500,000 children born with birth defects


Deformed and stillborn babies after prenatal dioxin exposure from Agent Orange














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P.S: at first, I was trying to post stories of Vietnam – Cambodia Road Trip chronologically, but when editing the pictures, I think this post should come after The Hunt of The Sunsets.

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