Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Libya And the Other Intervention

Hey kids, did you know the International Community was actually also in the air and on the ground supporting rebels in another violent struggle in Africa? Except with helicopters instead of airstrikes, apparently:
The Ivory Coast Ambassador to the UN Youssoufou Bamba called Gbagbo a 'dictator who is killing his own people' and urged him to hand power to Allende Ouatarra, the presidential claimant who won convincingly in elections five months ago.

State TV broadcast footage of UN and French helicopters dropping troops onto a building in the capital city Abidjan.
Airstrikes began yesterday and today, after five months in power, the dictator is negotiating to step down.

Just an interesting counterpoint to this Libya thing.