Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Guinea Officially a Coup

I think I finally figured it out.

The military ousts the U.S. dictator who has been looting his people for decades; after the coup, the US mobilizes its assets in protest; then this horrific account surfaces of the new regime; and CUI BONO?

Also see:
Why The Boston Globe Cares About Guinea

"Group says rampage in Guinea was junta tactic" by Rukmini Callimachi, Associated Press | October 28, 2009

DAKAR, Senegal - The massacre of at least 150 people and rapes of dozens of women by troops in Guinea last month were premeditated and aimed at terrorizing opponents to military rule, a US-based rights group said yesterday, adding that the rapes persisted for days....

I don't know; seems sort of fantastic, but if true....!!!!

Georgette Gagnon, Africa director at Human Rights Watch, which conducted a 10-day investigation. “This was clearly a premeditated attempt to silence opposition voices.’’

I've lost a lot of respect for western human rights organizations over the years for their tendency to downplay western and USraeli crimes. Of course, that is where the funding comes from, so....


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