4/3/11

Obama Doctrine Fails Ivory Coast

WH obambulates while innocent civilians are slaughtered

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Ivory Coast violence kills hundreds

As rebels swept across Ivory Coast on in a rapid advance last week to oust the nation's strongman, Laurent Gbagbo, hundreds of people were killed in a single town, the United Nations and aid groups said Saturday, in the worst episode of violence during the four-month political crisis that has plunged the country back into civil war.

The exact number of dead in the town of Duekoue was unclear. The United Nations said Saturday that 330 people had been killed, while aid organizations put the death toll as high as 1,000.

Humanitarian workers did not say who was responsible. But the United Nations said that more than 100 had been killed by Gbagbo's fighters, while about 200 had been killed by forces loyal to his rival, Alassane Ouattara, the man recognized by the United Nations and other international bodies as the winner of the presidential election last year. Ouattara's government issued a statement denying responsibility.
(from sfgate.com)

1 comment:

Atlanta Roofing said...

The situation in the Ivory Coast is rather like that in the former Yugoslavia, which followed a similar cycle of political systems failing, rising violence with civilians often the victims and an international community for a long period only willing to take very limited steps in the face of a humanitarian disaster and likely war crimes.

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