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Milton J. Madison - An American Refugee Now Living in China, Where Liberty is Ascending

Federalism, Free Markets and the Liberty To Let One's Mind Wander. I Am Very Worried About the Fate of Liberty in the USA, Where Government is Taking people's Lives ____________________________________________________________________________________________ "Extremism in defense of liberty is no vice. Tolerance in the face of tyranny is no virtue." -Barry Goldwater-

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Insane Ivorian Nationalists Attack UN "Blue Helmet" Camps... 4 Die...

I used to live in Cote d'Ivoire [Ivory Coast] when this conflict was just getting started. Without getting into the silly reasons, why these people have almost completely destroyed their lovely country, suffice it to say, that decades of hard work and a peaceful existence have been dashed in a few short years.

Narrow minded nationalism for this 40-odd year old republic, is driving locals to attack UN "blue helmet" forces and the French military [they have had a presence there since colonization] in an attempt to drive them out of the country. In essence, they claim that they want their country back, but what they really want is to restart the civil war and that will end up in the deaths of countless people.
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan called on Gbagbo's government to halt what he called "orchestrated violence directed against the United Nations."

France's chief of defense staff said on Wednesday he believed the time had come for the international community to impose sanctions to back the peace process.
This may be another Rwanda or Dafur in the making.

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