There is a madness and hysteria that grips people sometimes. It turns normally pleasant ordinary people into crazed torturers capable of doing the most terrible things.
The Cambodian people were some of the most friendly I have met.
The people carrying out these tortures and killings were brutal, callous devils.
Pol Pot did not start out as a crazed evil psychopath. He was an idealistic freedom fighter.
It all has shades of ISIS, Taliban, AlQaeda, Boko Haraam and the rest.
What happened in this camp was beyond words. Pol Pot was responsible for the torture and death of one and a half million people in the Killing Fields. There were 150 killing camps like Prison 21.
Pol Pot – a callous man, paranoid and ruthless. A psychotic despot and mass murderer.
I met Chum Mey – survivor of the camp and he signed his book for me.
What goes on in the mind of a torturer? how can they live with what they do? How can they justify it?