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March 4, 2011

Meanwhile in Africa, random acts of genocide still popular among ruling classes

File under: Many shoes leading in, fewer leading out.

After forces loyal to Ivory Coast's strongman Laurent Gbagbo sprayed a rally of female demonstrators with gunfire on March 3,
residents of Abobo gathered the sandals left behind by fleeing protesters. Sirah Drane, who helped organize the march, said she was holding a megaphone and preparing to address the large crowd that had gathered at a traffic circle in Abobo. "That's when we saw the tanks," she said. "There were thousands of women. And we said to ourselves, 'They won't shoot at women.' ... I heard a boom. They started spraying us. ... I tried to run and fell down. The others trampled me. Opening fire on unarmed women? It's inconceivable." -- Ivory Coast: Fears of a civil war intensify - The Big Picture

Posted by Vanderleun at March 4, 2011 11:38 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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The lady doth protest to much methinks. Not to be harsh here, but: "Opening fire on unarmed women? It's inconceivable."

Yes, one expects one's tyrants and despots to be chivalrous and gentlemanly. Like the Nazis were when they built those work camps for the unemployed Jews and their children.

Another nice Oleg Volk photo essay would fit the bill, here.

Posted by: Jewel at March 4, 2011 12:54 PM


It's also to be noted that they fell for the pitch beloved of Leftists everywhere, i.e. "expecting their opponents to be chivalrous and gentlemanly."

Unfortunately for them (and us,) this tactic has proven successful in the U.S., but not elsewhere.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at March 4, 2011 1:51 PM

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