In Congo, Trapped In Violence And Forgotten

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    A conflict that has claimed so many lives - brutally raped and maimed so many men, women and children yet receives so little attention.
     
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    Since the Congo is populated by black people, 70-80% Christian, and has no oil.

    The western nation's basically ignore the violence and poverty.

    Because there is no economic reason to become militarily involved in the Congo's internal problems. ...... :cool:
     
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    Quite true - despite the fact that the atrocities have been horrific and ongoing.
     
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    Sunni just nailed it.
     
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    Massacre in Congo...
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    Suspected rebels hack nine people to death in northeast Congo: army
    Wednesday 6th July, 2016 - Suspected rebels hacked to death at least nine people in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday, the army said, the latest in a string of massacres that have killed more than 500 civilians since October 2014.
     
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    Air Force vet claims arrest, torture in Congo...

    Air Force Vet Accuses Congo Officials of Unlawful Arrest, Torture
    Aug 05, 2016 | WASHINGTON — An American security contractor is accusing two top-ranking Congolese officials of ordering his detention and torture, declaring in a lawsuit that they demanded he confess falsely to being part of a plot to overthrow the country's government.
     
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    Children suffer the most in the war in Congo...

    Silent victims of violence: 4 million kids orphaned in Congo
    Nov 28,`16 -- More than 4 million children have lost at least one parent in Congo over the past two decades, the silent victims of continuous cycles of violence.
     
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    In C-7 school in the Navy a long long time ago...........We had a guy in school with us from Zaire......Great guy over here studying with us for the military there. Had beers with him.............Came over to study sessions with us............

    At the end of school Zaire was collapsing............the had taken the airport.........and our country was sending him back to Zaire............to the airport..............which was a death sentence.............He asked for Asylum.............he asked to be sent to a neighboring country so he could then sneak back into the country..........

    But those requests were denied...............They flew him back and we never heard from him again..........I have no doubt they sent him to his death.......we argued with command.........their hands were tied........

    They should have blind folded him.....before sending him home.
     
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    God that's sad :( It's one reason I feel pretty strongly about helping the Afghans and Iraqi's who helped us in the wars.
     
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    It's OK. Trump calls it a sh!thole country. So we don't need to help or care about it's people.
     
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