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Ivory Coast: aid workers find 1,000 bodies in Duekoue
The Telegraph ^ | April 2, 2011 | Aislinn Laing

Posted on 04/03/2011 7:07:22 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought

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.

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(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: humanitarian
what are the Obama's humanitarian interests here? No real oil, but I like my chocolate.

Will Obama save the fatherland?

1 posted on 04/03/2011 7:07:24 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: School of Rational Thought

No blood for chocolate.


2 posted on 04/03/2011 7:08:53 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: School of Rational Thought

Where is the count down for launch of a few thousand tommyhawks, make war, these people just wanted a democracy.


3 posted on 04/03/2011 7:12:42 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: School of Rational Thought
The apparent massacre came despite the presence of United Nations troops ...

When has the presence of UN troops meant anything positive?

4 posted on 04/03/2011 7:12:42 AM PDT by FreePaul
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To: School of Rational Thought
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.

Gbagbo actually won, but with a little creative recounting, intimidation and violence, Ouattara got the results officially reversed, mostly thanks to the US and the usual leftist suspects. This was even though it is not clear that Ouattara was legally able to run (their constitution has a native born clause and he is from Burkina Faso, which he now denies, of course).

This is a repeat of the Odinga situation in Kenya, where Obama and the left put the Marxist Muslim Odinga in power even though he lost the election.

5 posted on 04/03/2011 7:16:08 AM PDT by livius
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To: School of Rational Thought

For those who are enjoying our new hands-off approach to foreign affairs, get used to it.

I’ve got news for you, vital interests or not, nobody else is going to take care of these things.


6 posted on 04/03/2011 7:20:01 AM PDT by keat
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To: School of Rational Thought
From this past December....

Obama congratulates Ouattara on I.Coast election win

7 posted on 04/03/2011 7:20:30 AM PDT by mewzilla (Were members of both political parties in on the Lockerbie bomber deal?)
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To: School of Rational Thought

Now this os inconvenient for the UN. Where is the R2P crowd?


8 posted on 04/03/2011 7:21:39 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: FreePaul
The apparent massacre came despite the presence of United Nations troops ...

When has the presence of UN troops meant anything positive?

Oh, I don't know... presence of UN troops might well mean that some of the corpses will test positive for gonorrhea.

9 posted on 04/03/2011 7:26:20 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: School of Rational Thought

The Sociopath of State says the US is “deeply concerned”.


10 posted on 04/03/2011 7:30:47 AM PDT by PGalt
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“nobody else is going to take care of these things”

Why should we? That is not our country. If you want to do something about it, then go there or donate your own money. This idea that the US must be the world’s policeman is stupid.


11 posted on 04/03/2011 7:34:11 AM PDT by CodeToad (Islam needs to be banned in the US and treated as a criminal enterprise.)
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To: Truth29
Where is the R2P crowd?

Exactly. Perhaps the UNaccountable bureacrats need some Kinetic Military Action (KMA) to get the real slaughter under control. /sarcasm

FUN (aka F-UN)

12 posted on 04/03/2011 7:35:20 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: School of Rational Thought

800 people a couple days ago, and 1,000 bodies discovered yesterday, and not one single solitary picture provided by the cockroach media. All the technology that is enthusiastically and fervently used by the cockroaches to embarass or impune conservative as “inhumane or indifferent” to suffering and genocide around the world, has apparently been switched off to protect the big-eared moron, O-hole.


13 posted on 04/03/2011 7:35:20 AM PDT by Common Sense 101
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800 people a couple days ago, and 1,000 bodies discovered yesterday, and not one single solitary picture provided by the cockroach media.

That's easy enough to explain. None of the corpses were found with underwear over their heads.

14 posted on 04/03/2011 7:37:13 AM PDT by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: org.whodat

In answering your question, ask yourself if the Ivory Coast has oil, and if so, is it needed by the US or Europe. If not, then do not look for those launch of Tomahawks, etc. /s =.=


15 posted on 04/03/2011 7:42:04 AM PDT by cranked
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In answering your question, ask yourself if the Ivory Coast has oil, and if so, is it needed by the US or Europe. If not, then do not look for those launch of Tomahawks, etc. /s =.=

No oil, but the cocoa crop could be worth saving as many of our woman-folk are a bit dependent on this commodity - and thus, the happiness of our lives is likewise. If momma ain't happy, ain't nobody happy!

16 posted on 04/03/2011 7:53:18 AM PDT by RobertClark (On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone drops to zero.)
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To: School of Rational Thought

SAVAGES !


17 posted on 04/03/2011 8:13:41 AM PDT by traumer
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To: School of Rational Thought

Time for Samantha Powers to swing into action and lob some more cruise missiles at someone.


18 posted on 04/03/2011 8:38:23 AM PDT by catnipman (Cat Nipman: Made from the right stuff!)
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Is Samantha Powers related to Austin Powers?


19 posted on 04/03/2011 8:55:50 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: School of Rational Thought
This massacre was executed by Marxist Islamists against Roman Catholics, if the information we've read is accurate.

I suppose that this massacre proves the outgoing president of the Ivory Coast had good reason to stay in power after losing the election.

So, is France going to bomb the paramilitary columns of the democratically-elected President of the Ivory Coast in order to protect a civilian minority from massacres like these?

Let this serve as a lesson to advocates of the 'partition' solution for peace in Libya, where some rebel outfit territory is recognized by Western nations as the 'government in waiting' and UN peacekeepers stand guard over an artificial geographic construct of a divided nation like is being proposed in the stalemate against Ghadafy.

President George Washington, on behalf of anti-Interventionist Americans everywhere, I apologize to you for failing you.

20 posted on 04/03/2011 9:37:21 AM PDT by The KG9 Kid
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yeah baby


21 posted on 04/03/2011 10:02:42 AM PDT by Optimist
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To: School of Rational Thought

were the victims all Christian - bet they were!!


22 posted on 04/03/2011 11:45:20 AM PDT by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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I suppose that this massacre proves the outgoing president of the Ivory Coast had good reason to stay in power after losing the election.

His term was actually extended TWICE by the UN because the instability (read, Muslim rioting) in the country made it impossible to hold elections. He won the election, btw, but Ouattara did the usual leftist thing of claiming fraud (the major fraud was actually the vote suppression of Christian voters in the north, Ouattara's Islamic territory), refusing to accept the results, and demanding a recount. After a bit, he got the numbers he needed, and of course the Organization of Islamic States (and the US) demanded that the election be overturned and Ouattara be awarded the presidency.

23 posted on 04/03/2011 12:54:02 PM PDT by livius
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