Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Oh Jesus - here we go again



Congolese government forces and citizens are fleeing the eastern capital of Goma as Rwandan-backed rebels press towards the town, threatening a lethal confrontation with United Nations peacekeepers and the prospect of all out regional war.

The London Times described scenes of mayhem in the streets as columns of government tanks and military vehicles streamed out of the city and panicking civilians fled for cover, fearing an imminent rebel onslaught.

“There is absolute panic,” Karl Steinacker, an official with the UN refugee agency told The Times. “As of ten minutes ago, the war has arrived in the streets. There are columns of army running away. They are basically abandoning the city.”

All this happening in Africa? Amazing.

The flight of government forces leaves an already overstretched UN peacekeeping forces the only bulwark between Goma and forces loyal to the ethnic Tutsi guerrilla leader, General Laurent Nkunda. The Times adds “UN commanders today appealed to the Security Council for reinforcements to their 17,000 strong peacekeeping force in eastern Congo to try and prevent a return to all out war.”

Wrong! Let them at it. As I pointed out in this post, it’s the only way. As long as the West and the UN keep interfering the problem will never be solved. These people simply have to arrive at some form of modus vivendi amongst themselves. If that turns out to be tribalistic and violent, then so be it.

5 comments:

kerdasi amaq said...

"These people simply have to arrive at some form of modus vivendi amongst themselves. If that turns out to be tribalistic and violent, then so be it."

you're right there, savant.

The Congo is too big to be an independent state. It needs to be broken up into smaller states based on tribal affiliation.

However that is not in the interests of the outside powers, who prefer to have corrupt, bribable puppets holding office in their former colonies, rather than tribal chiefs working in the best interests of their people.

Eamonn said...

One doesn't have to actually assault third-world-shits who are living in Ireland to be a skinhead, Savant.
Your glory and prestige is increasing at a near exponential rate.

Anonymous said...

Two questions:

1. Who is Jesus?

2. Does this mean I need to look at pitiful, fly infested pictures on the telly, pleading for money again?

Albeus Ergo Cogito said...

Its all apartheid's fault!

SAVANT said...

Thanks Eamonn. Yes, it'sgone from geometric to exponential.