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Small War in The Congo


The late Claud Cockburn claimed that when he was a sub-editor at the London
Times, he won a competition among his colleagues for the most boring
headline ever to make it into the pages of that august Paper of Record. The
winning headline was: SMALL EARTHQUAKE IN CHILE–NOT MANY DEAD. I was
thinking about that this morning, reading the Africa news. Here
is a clip from the BBC
about a small war that’s been going on in the north-east Congo this last 5
years. More than two million people have died. There has just been a
massacre of “hundreds of civilians.” A major battle seems to be going on…
It’s OK, though: the U.N. is sending a team to “investigate.” Thank
goodness for the U.N.!