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Soldiers "mow down" women protesting in Ivory Coast, morgues filling up

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posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 04:33 AM

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast – Soldiers backing Ivory Coast's defiant leader mowed down women protesting his refusal to leave power in a hail of gunfire Thursday, killing at least six and shocking a nation where women's marches have historically been used as a last resort against an unrestrained army.

The three-month old conflict in Ivory Coast has entered a new level of intensity. With each passing day, the regime of Laurent Gbagbo is proving it is willing to go to any length to stay in office following an election that international observers say he lost.

"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."

Another disgusting act of violence. Who the heck "mows" down a crowd of women? Wheres all the coverage on this country? It seems that the media is pretty foucused on Libya at the moment. Libya is pretty bad, but the Ivory Coast should get atleast a bit more coverage than its been getting.

Nearly 400 people have been killed in the west African country, including 32 in the last 24 hours, almost all of them men who had voted for opposition leader Alassane Ouattara, according to U.N. figures and combined with deaths confirmed by The Associated Press.

Last week, the military was dropping mortars on its own citizens.

Gbagbo, a former history teacher, has refused to cede power, even though U.N.-certified results showed he had lost the race by half-a-million votes to Ouattara. Instead, he demanded the U.N. leave the country and accused them of meddling in state affairs.

This tyrant needs to go.

For months, his security forces led near-daily raids in places such as Abobo, and the morgues began filling up with young men shot at point-blank range.

Last week, one of the morgues ran out of space, forcing workers to stack bodies on the floor. In January, the odor from the morgue could be smelled from the parking lot. Now, it projects itself across the street.

posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 04:38 AM
Yeah I saw that earlier... 200 000 people have fled the country so far because they thought something like that would happen.

Time for a revolution in Ivory Coast too, they've suffered enough.

And the stupid international law won't allow for the assassination of the bastard who won't resign.

What a cruise missile could achieve in Ivory Coast, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya, Zimbabwe, North Korea... so much... and save so many lives... Just take out the dictator, boom, job done.
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posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 04:51 AM
400+ dead and morgues are overflowing while 200,000 people are fleeing Ivory Coast.

A world gone mad and growing more insane by the minute. I hope some good comes out of all this chaos.


Peace & Respect,


posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 05:00 AM
There's no 'western interest' here. So while the government fully focusses on saving dribs and drabs of oil which they're only going to burn anyway, our media will be completely ignorant of these atrocities.

You see, it's ok to kill your own people, as long as you use weapons bought from us, and as long as you have nothing useful to sell to us in the meantime.

I'm not saying we should be interfering in any of the countries revolting, if their militaries weren't happy they would turn their backs on their dictators, but seemingly they're not so concerned. Why we should be?, I don't know anymore. It never bothered us, collectively, when genocide was rife in Rwanda, Uganda, Congo, Chad, Somalia, Sudan, Zimbabwe... only when we might pay an extra few pence for petrol or bread or whatever... then we're mad as hell... but until then it's fine, we've been trying to kill foreigners for years so, hey, if they're going to do it for us, apparently that's cool.

This planet is so past its use by date.
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posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 05:04 AM

Originally posted by Vitchilo
What a cruise missile could achieve in Ivory Coast, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Yemen, Libya, Zimbabwe, North Korea... so much... and save so many lives... Just take out the dictator, boom, job done.
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That will never happen because tyrants are international assets.... If anymore bombs are gonna drop it will be on the middle eastern continent because the middle east have what TPTB want full control of, so they will use what they can use in order to topple the regimes that they installed over there - even "revolution" wont help....
See this is their game we are playing not ours!
Install a tyrant and when the people have finally had enough "save" them then install a new guy who is "for the people" who after a while is given the all clear to do as he likes and he does, usually the new tyrant ends up worse than the old one, then people call for "revolution" again and it just goes round and round and round.... Tyrants..... TPTB will always be in power as long as we keep playing their game

Anyway, what is happening on the ivory coast is appaling, we forget sometimes when we are in our comftable "safe" homes that there is a whole world out there and that most of it is being torn apart......

We the people need to change the game

posted on Mar, 4 2011 @ 11:40 AM
The soldiers have also opened fire on UN personel.Article

Forces loyal to Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo have opened fire on UN sanctions experts who tried to check on a suspected breach of the international arms embargo of the country, a UN source has said.

Heres a thread on it. Thread

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