Friday, November 14, 2008

A Crazed Trouble in Paradise

Reporting from the front lines in the Democratic Republic of Congo, our buddy Les Neuhaus gives a glimpse of life among the government troops: smoking pot, drinking booze, wearing women's clothing, and occasionally hacking the genitals off of rebel troops. The battle between Laurent Nkunda's Rebel for Christ led National Congress for the Defence of the People and the Government's Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo is essentially a reprisal of the Tall Ones vs the Short Ones War that decimated Rwanda. Talk about grim confusion in the boondocks. And that's before you add to an already surreal battlefield pentecostal christians and their pet dinosaurs. Tall guys vs short guys is an age old quarel but only in the remote regions of the Dark Continent is this trouble the King of Paradise.

ID Skeleton Key
Watutsi = Tall
Hutu = Short

You can read Les's On the Front Lines in DR Congo at AJE

3 comments:

peter arnet said...

When ever that many discriptors are employed to desribe an army there is real trouble afoot.

emmo said...

Ummm, we like your blog, would we, should we , could we do a collaboration, maybe you could publish in our blog section? feel free to link to your blog, maybe drive more traffic there?

Thank you,
sincerely,
emmo
for the editors

beardo said...

That dude Les is out on the edge to be sure. Man

 

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