Re: Northern Uganda Declared A Disaster Area
AL QUSAIS/DUBAI, Mar. 12 - Dear Sebastiaan,
It is indeed very worrying to see the President of Uganda and his ministers downplaying what is happening in the north of the country. These are supposedly servants of the people; they swore to defend and protect; to uphold...bra bra bra... of Uganda. Please visit http://www.sadterm.s5.com
In light of their failure to perform as sworn, they should honourably resign and let others try. Instead, they argue about how many dead people qualify to be called a massacre. The word "only" is used so often: "only" 12 people died; or, "only" 35 people died. Museveni and his army officers use that word a lot when counting the dead in the north.
Look at the yesterday's death of 199 (death toll so far) in Spain on March 11, and the ensuing out-pouring of national grief, led by the top leadership; and the death of "only" (borrowing Museveni talk) two school-girls in Britain and the ensuing public outcry. What is wrong with Africans? Not a single citizen in Kampala, the capital, stirred foot to bewail their bretheren in the north.
To talk of the shrinking of the problem in the north is ignorant drivel. Yes, it is drivel. It has been like that even before Clinton entered the White House - long ago!
Not to declare the north a disaster area, what are you trying to achieve, Mr Museveni?
Where is African brotherhood and civilisation?
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