Shame on the US and the UN for Standing by Actionless…

When barbarous cruelty is in full effect in Ivory Coast.  The Telegraph reports

The single biggest atrocity in the long battle for control of Ivory Coast has emerged after aid workers discovered the bodies of up to 1,000 people in the town of Duekoue.Charity workers who reached Duekoue said it appeared the killings had taken place in a single day, shortly after the town fell to troops loyal to Alassane Ouattara, the man internationally-recognised as having won last year’s presidential election. The apparent massacre came despite the presence of United Nations troops and – if confirmed – will cast a shadow over Mr Outtara’s assumption of the Ivory Coast’s presidency after a four-month battle to oust Lawrence Gbagbo, the former president who lost the November election but refused to step down.

Barbarians. If the Libyans are worthy of intervention for protection, why aren’t the residents of Ivory Coast? Is it because their skin is darker or because their ground is lighter (read, oil-less)?  Whatever the reason, it’s a disgrace.

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4 thoughts on “Shame on the US and the UN for Standing by Actionless…

  1. irishanglican ~ Fr. Robert 2 Apr 2011 at 2:10 pm

    So Jim, do “you” want to police the world? We already know why both the Americans, and NATO are helping in Libya, the flow and price of oil! And this certainly is in the so-called interests of the so-called Free World.

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    • Jim 2 Apr 2011 at 2:12 pm

      if we’re going to stick our noses in other countries then it should be to protect lives, not to enrich oil companies.

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  2. Edith van den Berg 3 Apr 2011 at 10:41 am

    “If the Libyans are worthy of intervention for protection, why aren’t the residents of Ivory Coast?”

    I am afraid that the question is wrong. They are both worthy of protection. But the USA and Europe, even when they are combining their forces, cannot protect every nation. Imperial overstretch, it would be.

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  3. Patricia 3 Apr 2011 at 12:21 pm

    I think the French have gone in now. Not sure why.

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