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2003-07-31 Africa: West
U.S. Asks U.N. for Liberia Peace Force
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Posted by Steve White 2003-07-31 1:01:25 AM|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [414 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Send in the inspectors first. We've got 10 years worth of games to play before boots hit the ground.
Posted by Yank 2003-7-31 11:03:23 AM||   2003-7-31 11:03:23 AM|| Front Page Top

#2 Don't they have to pass 10-12 resolutions before doing that?
Posted by Pappy 2003-7-31 12:25:17 PM||   2003-7-31 12:25:17 PM|| Front Page Top

#3 West African leaders committed Thursday to deploy the first peace troops to warring Liberia by the start of next week, and said President Charles Taylor would go into exile three days later. The leaders, meeting in Ghana, agreed to send a vanguard of 1,500 peacekeepers, expected to be two battalions from Nigeria.
Mohamed Ibn Chambas, executive secretary of the West African leaders' bloc, said the vanguard force would provide the ``appropriate conditions for the handover of power, and departure from Liberia, of President Charles Taylor.''

I'll believe Chucky is going to leave as soon as his body reaches room temperature.
Posted by Steve  2003-7-31 12:56:11 PM||   2003-7-31 12:56:11 PM|| Front Page Top

#4 And will somebody PLEASE teach those newspaper hacks how to spell?

It's "dire straits", dammit...

Call it nitpicking if you want, but aren't journalists paid to write?
Posted by Emperor Misha I  2003-7-31 4:12:17 PM|| []  2003-7-31 4:12:17 PM|| Front Page Top

#5 While these guys are dicking around, civilians are getting killed by both sides, and are dying of starvation and diseases.
Posted by Bill 2003-7-31 5:35:45 PM||   2003-7-31 5:35:45 PM|| Front Page Top

#6 Bill? how many African countries is this not applicable to?
Posted by Frank G  2003-7-31 5:54:16 PM||   2003-7-31 5:54:16 PM|| Front Page Top

#7 Ummmmmmmmmmmmm.... maybe, like, two?
Posted by tu3031 2003-7-31 10:24:38 PM||   2003-7-31 10:24:38 PM|| Front Page Top

#8 I'm looking at my trusty atlas here... and I can't seem to figure out which two countries you might be thinking of...
Posted by Rafael 2003-7-31 11:24:45 PM||   2003-7-31 11:24:45 PM|| Front Page Top

#9 It was just a guess.I was under the gun and it sounded good at the time.
Posted by tu3031 2003-7-31 11:32:02 PM||   2003-7-31 11:32:02 PM|| Front Page Top

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