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TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
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"Il est beau comme la retractilité des serres des oiseaux rapaces [...] et surtout, comme la rencontre fortuite sur une table de dissection d'une machine à coudre et d'un parapluie !" -- Lautréamont

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Sunday November 07, 2004
04:48 AM

Death on the ironic installment plan

[ #21746 ]
Dear Log,

«French helicopters fired warning shots to try to stop the tens of thousands of government loyalists moving forward.[...]

France had responded to an earlier Ivorian air attack on a rebel town that left nine French peacekeepers dead. [...]

Rioters were seen brandishing axes, machetes and clubs as they roamed the streets shouting "French go home!" and "Everybody get your Frenchman!"[...]

President Jacques Chirac ordered the "immediate destruction of Ivorian military aircraft used in recent days in violation of the ceasefire".[...]

In a telephone call to President Laurent Gbagbo, France's Foreign Minister Michel Barnier said a political solution must be found, and stressed that "violence leads to nothing," a ministry statement said.»

--"Anti-French uproar in Ivory Coast"

There are so many dimensions of irony here that I can't even see straight. I'm sure that that's exactly no consolation to the DEAD AFRICANS tho.