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.