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Congo rebels make roadblock out of bodies

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We're wasting $trillions in Iraq.

While there's a geneocide in Congo. < :-)

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Theres always genocide in Africa. Sad as it is to say it, the best thing that could happen to the continent, would be to reimpose colonialism. At least before the Europeans left, there were decent hospitals and roads. A halfway decent system of laws and justice, and the standard of living throughout Africa was rising. Now, most of these countries can barely feed themselves, and theres a civil war, and new dictators every few years all over the continent.

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Now, did they learn this beastly tactic from the French or from the Belgians?

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Probably the French. In the Indo-China War between Uncle Ho and France, the French Foreign Legion (who at that time had more than a few former SS members) used to dissaude frontal assaults by putting the heads of their opponents on stakes. Rather crude, but apparently effective (despite the French finally loosing the war).

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Powderfinger - amazing how universal genocide has been. After the West was "won" the native Americans could tell you a thing or two about it, as well...

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I thought we were supposed to look at these situations and ask: Is this a threat to me?

Nope. I guess we'll just do nothing.

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We're wasting $trillions in Iraq.

While there's a geneocide in Congo.

Anti Iraq war statement cloaked in faux concern about the Congo. Not bad adaydream.

Moderator: Readers, please stay on topic.

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Remember, some countries need a strong, genocidal force to keep relative stability.

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Er, genocide? It's only two bodies of soldiers. Probably the idea of one rebel soldier. More like a simple aberration. Not even a war crime.

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Those with business to do just drove around them.

Sick, yes. Lack of respect, yes.

A sign of something? Probably.

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the native Americans could tell you a thing or two about it, as well..." so could Caribbeans. You should see Rosie Perez's documentary. Why choose one group?

I posted yesterday, that there are 9 confirmed genocides going on with one being debated whether to call it a genocide or not. Either way, Africa is home to the large amount. I would propose, as drastic as it may seem, but carving the place up further from what the Colonists did as most of these are not country against country, but tribe against tribe which probably only live a few kilometers apart. Cut the place up to satisfy the groups and let them make peace with each other.

Those with business to do just drove around them. " I don't think I would have stopped an took photos either

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Congo is a sovereign nation and no one has the right to tell anyone there what to do.

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"He risked going back Wednesday to bring back a sack of sweet potatoes and illegal charcoal he hoped to sell in Kibati for $10."

would someone care to explain what exactly illegal charcoal is?! and how is it different from legal charcoal, if there is such a thing. i'll try googling charcoal law and see but... if I'm not too off the topic that is... :)

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Illegal charcoal? Just using my imagination here, but if everyone slashes down the jungle and burns the trees to make charcoal, the forests would dwindle pretty fast. Probably Congo govt. policy to outlaw unregistered jungle felling and charcoal manufacture.

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superlib...."relative stability"...?

Heh, sound the revisionist alarm once again...

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There's no oil there, why should the US be involved. We have no interest in the Congo.

Find oil and we're there. < :-)

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