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I read an article similar to this one in yesterday's Virginian-Pilot. Somehow it got relegated to the middle of the main section, I dunno.

For some reason we have a diplomatic relationship with this country? When this kind of thing goes on in front of the U.S. secretary of state and their own president? I've got an idea-- let's not give money to Sudan, in fact let's tell them to go screw themselves. Surely there's got to be an African country that doesn't oppress its people that's more deserving.

[Edit: Found an article more similar to the one I originally read.]

(edited by ekedolphin on 23.7.05 0250)

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One of the main reasons to give a country like that aide is to encourage them to NOT do that sort of thing. The fact that people are dying in their thousands because of a long war that may finally be over doesn't go away because a guard manhandles a reporter.
Like it or not, she was told not to ask questions, then did. Someone should have told her to expect that kind of treatment. There are "democratic" African countries where a local press member might have wound up "missing" after doing such a thing.
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.58
    Originally posted by Merc
    One of the main reasons to give a country like that aide is to encourage them to NOT do that sort of thing. The fact that people are dying in their thousands because of a long war that may finally be over doesn't go away because a guard manhandles a reporter.
    Like it or not, she was told not to ask questions, then did. Someone should have told her to expect that kind of treatment. There are "democratic" African countries where a local press member might have wound up "missing" after doing such a thing.


Heck, Canada and Iran are still hissing at each other over the Canadian/Iranian reporter who was tortured and murdered in Iran.



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