Sunday, December 28, 2008

The Clash Of Civilizations And The Congo - Huntington And The Hutus

"Clash of Civilizations" author Samuel Huntington dies

BOSTON (Reuters) – Political scientist Samuel Huntington, whose controversial book "The Clash of Civilizations" predicted conflict between the West and the Islamic world, has died at age 81, Harvard University said on Saturday.

While I wouldn't go so far as to assert that Huntington's theory as laid out in this book was in arguably correct...

the news from Africa makes me think that Huntington was more right than wrong.

Ugandan army says rebels kill 45 people in Congo church

KAMPALA (AFP) – The Ugandan army on Sunday accused Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) rebels of hacking to death 45 people in a church in northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo.
An aid official speaking to AFP on condition of anonymity confirmed Friday's massacre, saying the killings took place in a Catholic church in the Doruma area, around 40 kilometres (25 miles) from the Sudanese border.
"There are body parts everywhere. Inside the church, the entrance and in the church compound," the aid official said.
"We got information the rebels cut 45 people into pieces," added army spokesman Captain Chris Magezi.
"They were cut with pangas (machetes) and hit with clubs but some luckily managed to escape. Our forces came to know about the killings while pursuing the LRA yesterday (Saturday) and the pursuit is on for the killers."

Is it just me or do these people (Hutus, Tutsis, LRA, Tribe du Jour...whatever) hack each other up every ten years or so just for fun....Seems to me that it's just, you know, their "civilization"...

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