May 23, 2003

--bp--
There are women's bodies scattered in Bunia's main market place; a baby's body on its main road; two priests' bodies inside one church. Last week, a burning corpse was tossed on to the main UN compound's lawn, to show 700 Uruguayan peacekeepers what they were missing while they cowered under fire behind its razor-wire perimeter, unauthorised to intervene in the latest massacre of Congolese civilians.
--ep--


Isn't Osama in the Congo? Let's send in the Marines.

That country (Zaire?) had something going on at some point, and now it is chaos.

Something was in fact a military ditatorship, and that's never pretty. They can be so ugly that we've made a point of knocking a few over recently. So why stop. I can think of a few places in the world I'd be damn proud to see the US Marines 'restoring order'. Keep the legions busy and out of Rome.

--bp--
Mr Makelo, a delegate to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, which is meeting at UN headquarters in New York, said: "Pygmies are being pursued in the forests ... People have been eaten."
--ep--

Ugly.

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