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Monday, February 23, 2004


That's what I was after I read this. Rebels in Uganda attacked a refugee camp and killed 192 people. Many of the people were burned alive when the rebels set fire to the huts they were living in.

Why? Why do people do this? They were innocent civilians who had been displaced by the rebellion, which has been raging for 17 years. This is not the first instance of brutality by the rebellion, either. In 1995, they gathered 300 civilians and murdered them in cold blood.

Here's hoping there's still some sanity in the world.

UPDATE: This article places the death toll at 213 now. The name of the rebel group is the Lord's Resistance Army. I watched the News Hour with Jim Lehrer, and they said that the LRA wishes to rule Uganda guided by the Ten Commandments. Normally, I'd make a snide remark about this kind of statement, but this is just too sad to make fun of. Unfortunately, today's News Hour has not yet been transcripted (other than the Nader interview), but as soon as I find the transcript, or some other confirmation of this, I'll update and link to it.



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