Blogs are a familiar feature on the internet - where users post content in an accumulating manner, with comments, and search options, etc. They facilitate expression and exploration, and via attached comments, also debate and synthesis.
Reading and Navigating Blogs
Our blogs are quite powerful. Each writer can post, as is typically the case. Sustainers who have the option can also post, however. All Blogs appear in the blog system, and sometimes also in content boxes the top page of ZNet - and always via the left menu of the top page - and can be found via searches, etc.
Commenting on blogs follows the blogs, attached at the bottom, and blog comments, like all others, are also visible in many places that show comments including in the forum system. In addition, the entire blog system gathers content for everyone - but one can look at the accumulating content in many ways.
For example one can look at one writer's efforts - so one is seeing what is effectively a blog system for that one writer, or Sustainer.
One can also look at the content by topic, seeing blogs that are tagged as being about a certain topic - or place, as well. Thus, when doing that, it is a blog system about a topic, or a place, with many contributors.
One can look at only writer blogs, or only sustainer blogs, as well.
One can look at blogs for particular Groups, too.
All this is easily done using the left menu. Searches allow even more variables and refinements.
Creating Blog Posts
If you are a Sustainer with permission, and are logged in, you will see a link in the left menu for you to post a blog - and you can use that to post one, and then tag it various ways (such as with a topic or place, or a group tag), and once you do, it is in the system with you as the author.
You can also use the console button to the left to post a blog - anytime and from anywhere in the site, as long as you are logged in.
Meanwhile, enjoy the blogs - and, by the way, if you are a Free Member or a Sustainer with a ZSpace page, of course you can put one or more content boxes on it, pulling blog links of any sort you may want to filter for, for example, by you or by your friends or by others - and by topic, about places, for groups, etc.
The US was bombing South Vietnam very intensively from the early 60s, and many people, and South Vietnamese resistance forces, fled to border areas, sometimes spilling over to border areas of Cambodia.
So in that sense there were "VC installations" there. If one takes for granted that the US has the right to attack and destroy South Vietnam, then "VC installations" in border areas of Cambodia are criminal aggression. The US is making the same charges now against Iran: it is accused of supporting the resistance to the US occupation of Iraq (on its border, a state that attacked Iran with US support under Saddam Hussein, causing huge casualties and damage). The accusation makes sense, on the assumption that the US has a right to invade and occupy Iraq and no one has the right to interfere. Hizbollah is also condemned for terrorism because of its actions to drive Israel out of southern Lebanon, which it had invaded and was holding in violation of Security Council orders. Other violent states make similar arguments.
The US supported an invasion/coup to overthrow the neutralist government in Cambodia in 1958. Pretty much the same forces carried out the US-backed Lon Nol coup in 1970. George Kahin, the founder of US Southeast Asian studies, wrote about this in his book Subversion as Foreign Policy (with Audrey Kahin), mainly about Indonesia The US was continually bombing border areas through the 60s. In 1969 the bombing became far more serious. Cambodia issued a White Paper giving details of US bombing attacks, and Prince Sihanouk pleaded with the international press, in a press conference in Phnom Penh, to publicize and protest the bombing of neutral Cambodia, which was aimed at defenseless Khmer farmers and villagers, not at the Vietnamese clustering in border areas, after being driven out of their country by the US invasion. All of this was totally ignored. I wrote about it at the time, as did some others well outside the mainstream. By now there is a fair amount of literature.