Thursday, December 09, 2004

O Pakistan, O Pakistan

Thank you to the soldiers of the Pakistani battallion of MONUC, the U.N. mission, who have begun patrolling the town on foot.

The Rwandophone inhabitants of Goma are rioting today against the arrival of troops from Kinshasa. Pro-Kinshasa inhabitants are shooting them. We've been barricaded in DOCS all day. Shots ringing out regular-like. Five reported dead. The blue helmets just brought in more injured.

It's a beautiful sunny day. We hope the border with Rwanda stays open until we leave. If not, I'll be adding Uganda to my itinerary.

We are still safe because we're not Pakistani, Congolese, or Rwandan. Now that's what I call white privilege my friends!.

So if the troops from Kinshasa get here, the party in power, which is allied with Rwanda, is going to strip the down bare and burn it to the ground. That's what people say here, in any case. I like the fact that we have access to a motor boat and everything, but I still hope we won't have to use it to escape.

Can't wait to see y'all again.

1 purrs/hisses:

At 5:46 AM, Blogger la mannanista said...

mother of god, stay safe!!
also, i heard you sent in the meanwhile, and it's good. so congratulations, superpig! reviens vite


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