Plenty 28 November 2008Posted by marisacat in AFRICOM, Congo, Culture of Death, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, WAR!.
A girl displaced by fighting tries to sell potatoes in the rain at a market in a refugee camp at Kibati in eastern Congo. Congolese rebel chief Laurent Nkunda said on Monday he would fight African peacekeeping troops if they attacked him, as concerns grew that east Congo’s conflict could suck in neighbouring armies. [Reuters via The Independent]
If I land on interesting reports on Mumbai or Thailand… or other near flung points, will pop them up over night.
UPDATE, 3:25 AM PT
This’ll flip some people out…it’s not confirmed, but give it time..
A German MEP caught up in the attacks said she had heard that British nationals were among the terrorists involved in the killings, as reports of the death toll hit 143.
Erika Mann was part of a trade delegation of MEPs from Brussels staying at the Taj Hotel.
Before leaving the city on a flight to London, she said she had escaped through an underground passage in the hotel.
She added: “The attacks appear to have a European dimension. We have heard from journalists and other people we were with that English citizens took part in the attacks and were killed in the hotel.
She said a new approach was now needed to tackle global terrorism: “These attacks have taught us all a difficult lesson,” she said.
“We cannot continue just with local and regional structures to fight terrorism when we face an enemy that is organised on a global scale. Global terrorism of the sort we experienced in Mumbai involves a wide range of people, from young people influenced by fundamentalism to business people.
“This cannot be left as a problem for India alone. The ordinary people are as fed up as anyone else.”
Ramp up, even more, the Global War on Terror…