Clearing the Land

by July 27, 2012
 

In most societies, six million murdered and two million homeless would be considered a catastrophe. Yet, in the Congo, this is merely a procedural clearing of the land for the benefit of US and European mining companies. As Glen Ford reports, the Rwandan and Ugandan mercenaries funded and armed by the US for this purpose may be worse than the Ethiopian mercenaries the US hired to invade Somalia, but that’s only a statistical difference. Any way you slice it, they both constitute crimes against humanity.

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