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  • R2PAQ (‘Responsibility to Protect Al-Qaeda’)

    03/29/2011 12:36:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 28, 2011 | John Rosenthal
    The supposed “responsibility to protect” has taken America into a war on the side of the ultimate killers of innocents. (See also "Rebel Libya: ‘Brothers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, now is the time to defend your land!" on the Tatler.) In the absence of any evident national interest justification for bombing Libya, the Obama administration is said to have been motivated by the so-called responsibility to protect — or “R2P” per the wonkish English acronym. In American discussions, “R2P” has quickly come to be associated with Obama advisor Samantha Power. But “R2P” did not emerge full-grown from the...
  • French troops enter centre of Abidjan

    04/11/2011 6:21:15 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 34 replies
    BBC ^ | April11th 2011 | Staff
    French ground troops have entered the centre of the main Ivory Coast city of Abidjan for the fist time as incumbent leader Laurent Gbagbo refuses to quit. Helicopter gunships are firing in the area around Mr Gbagbo's residence. On Sunday, UN and French helicopter gunships began a new operation they said was aimed at destroying heavy weapons near Mr Gbagbo's residence. Mr Gbagbo has been refusing to cede power to internationally-recognised President Alassane Ouattara. Loud explosions can be heard echoing around the lagoons which surround the centre of the city, says the BBC's Mark Doyle in Abidjan. On Monday morning,...
  • Lowbridge Scambaiting The 419 Email Scammers (Gloria)

    07/14/2004 3:10:16 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies · 8,551+ views
    7/14/04 | lowbridge
    From : Gloria Gium gloria_gium@yahoo.frSent : Monday, May 3, 2004 1:34 PM Subject : Urgent Response Needed!!! Dearest Neil Orear I used this means of communications because of time Shortage, so please kindly bear with me.  However, permit me to inform you of my desire of going into business relationship with you.I am GLORIA GIUM the only child of late Mr and Mrs VINCENT GIUM, My father was a very wealthy cocoa merchant based in Abidjan, the economic capital of Ivory Cost before he was poisoned to death by his business associates on one of their outing to discuss...
  • Ivory Coast peace deal sparks riots (AXIS OF WEASELS UPDATE)

    02/05/2003 4:53:39 PM PST · by MadIvan · 12 replies · 307+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | February 6, 2003 | Christopher Munnion
    France began reinforcing its garrison in Ivory Coast yesterday as thousands of workers took to the streets of Abidjan, the commercial capital, in a protest against a Paris-brokered peace deal. About 600 extra French troops were on their way, mainly to protect the 16,000 expatriates living in Abidjan after a wave of anti-French riots. The violence was triggered by a peace deal brokered by Paris which Christian southerners see as a sell-out to the rebel groups whose forces control most key towns in the north. Angry demonstrators again gathered around the French embassy in Abidjan amid a sea of orange,...
  • Tactical French Forces Flies To Abidjan (Ivory Coast)

    10/01/2002 8:02:55 AM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 265+ views
    Tuesday, 1 October, 2002, 14:12 GMT 15:12 UK Tactical French force flies to Abidjan French troops have been evacuating Westerners France is setting up a tactical base in Ivory Coast to provide logistical support to the Ivorian government as it tries to put down a rebellion by sections of the army. About 70 officers and men are flying to an existing French military base near the country's main city, Abidjan. France treats Africans like children They will provide transport, radio sets and rations to the Ivorian army, in what a BBC correspondent says is a significant escalation of the role...