April 11, 2003
Congo massacre

We are in danger of tunnel vision here. Things are happening in parts of the world other than Baghdad.

Somehow, I missed the fact that at least 966 men, women and children were killed in the Congo earlier this week. No one knows who did it, and no one seems to care.

Going to do anything about this, Mr Bush? Mr Blair? No, I thought not.

Posted to The Big Room by Simon Brunning at April 11, 2003 04:14 PM

What about the UN? Maybe a multilateral approach is needed here, eh? Let's give it a few months and make some resolutions, like asking the people of Congo to just be nice. Maybe France can send a delegation of inspectors.

Sounds a lot like Rwanda to me.

Posted by: Norman Lorrain on April 13, 2003 05:19 AM

Given that more than 50 countries (including the UK) has contributed to the current peacekeeping mission in Congo, I'm not sure "no one seems to care" is entirely correct...

Posted by: Fredrik Lundh on April 14, 2003 04:41 PM

Well, yes, I suppose so. I posted in hot blood! But I didn't even *hear* about it, and I'm better informed than most. Perhaps it's just the media who pretty much ignored this, distracted by the super-stimulus of Gulf War II.

Posted by: Simon on April 14, 2003 05:12 PM

Simon, you're right. I hadn't heard about this either and am shocked that it wasn't given more (any?) coverage.

Posted by: Eloon on April 15, 2003 08:53 AM

The other problem is that while it's perfectly natural to cry out 'do something', it's rather less easy to suggest exactly what should be done. I wish *I* knew, but I don't.

Posted by: Simon on April 15, 2003 08:56 AM

God another depressing post. How about -YOU- do something about it? The government is merely a bunch of -YOU- put together. If you dont take an interest, aside from your arm chair activism (yay you got like 5 people posting about it) nothing will get done.


Otherwise stop pretending like you give a fuck, your just as guilty as any other fat american enjoying the fat of the land at someone elses expense.

I cry for your generation.

Posted by: The sasquatch on October 7, 2006 02:07 AM
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