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The ignored tragedy of Congo highlights the disconnect between the freedom-soaked rhetoric of President Bush, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld et al. and the profit-based reality that governs too much of U.S. foreign policy. The chief reason that there is no significant U.S. intervention to stop the nightmare in Congo is because the current state of chaos provides a perfect setting for exploitation of a land that is rich in natural resources like diamonds, copper, timber and gold.
Replies: 3 Confessions
If those fools in the Congo had simply thought to have huge amounts of oil, I'm sure Rummy and friends would have been happy to liberate the shit out of them. So its their own fault, really.
Phineas @ 05/20/2003 12:06 PM CST
i tried to make this point once on someone's blog & some guy tried to shoot it down, saying if the congo was threatening the US, then we'd go there........HA! what a load of BS. thank you for posting this.
miss elleh @ 05/21/2003 09:35 AM CST
Hey, maybe the Congo does have weapons of mass destruction, and they're just hiding them under the bodies of the 3.3 million people who have been killed there in the last 5 years. In fact, I think the Congelese civil war pretty clearly illustrates that plain ol' machetes and guns can be weapons of mass destruction.
amyc @ 05/21/2003 10:02 AM CST