The title of a Yahoo! article released on March 25, 2013 is “C. African Republic president flees to Cameroon” (Web-site/URL: http://news.yahoo.com/c-african-republic-president-flees-cameroon-131546927.html).
“The president of the Central African Republic fled the country for Cameroon after rebels OVERRAN the capital of the impoverished nation long wracked by REBELLIONS“. Again, we’ve had enough “rebellions” TO LAST A LIFETIME.
“South Africa said Monday (March 25, 2013) that 13 of its soldiers were killed in fighting with rebels, prompting criticism about why its forces had intervened in such a VOLATILE conflict“. So, THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC has become the latest “volatile” country. We also have another event in SOUTH AFRICA. Of course the main event in South Africa will be the murder trial of OSCAR PISTORIUS, who shot his model girlfriend REEVA STEENKAMP, because he thought she was an “intruder”.
“Ousted President Francois Bozize sought “‘TEMPORARY (?)” refuge on its territory, the Cameroonian government confirmed Monday (March 25, 2013)”. We have to wonder how “temporary” this will be, or more accurately, IF this is “temporary” or whether this is just an attempt at a positive INTERPRETATION (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI). Most likely, THE LATTER is true.
“Central African Republic’s new leadership APPEARED FRAGMENTED, with A SPLIT EMERGING in the rebel coalition that seized the capital (Bangui)”. Again, “appeared fragmented, with a split emerging” suggests CHAOS.
“The African Union on Monday (March 25, 2013) imposed a travel ban and asset freeze on seven leaders of the rebel coalition, known as Seleka, and said their advance had undermined prospects for a lasting solution to the crisis in the landlocked country. It urged African states to deny “ANY SANCTUARY and COOPERATION” to the rebel chiefs”. So the African Union is supporting the Central African Republic’s GOVERNMENT.
“The United States is “DEEPLY concerned about A SERIOUS DETERIORATION in the security situation” in the Central African Republic, U.S. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a statement Sunday (March 24 2013)”. OK “the United States is deeply concerned” about yet another part of the world but again, what can the United States DO about this “situation?” Most likely NOTHING again because US troops, as we know are STRETCHED TO THE LIMIT in other conflicts around the world. US troops only recently left IRAQ BUT MAY HAVE TO GO BACK IN with the situation as bad as it is in that country, not to mention AFGHANISTAN, where “We URGENTLY call on the Seleka leadership, which has taken control of (the capital) Bangui to ESTABLISH LAW AND ORDER in the city and to restore basic services of ELECTRICITY and WATER“, three ESSENTIAL COMPONENTS OF SOCIETY, taking “law and order” as A SINGLE QUANTITY.
“The U.N. Security Council said in a statement that it “STRONGLY CONDEMNED the recent attacks and the seizure of power by force in the Central African Republic” and “the ensuing VIOLENCE and LOOTING” It also DENOUNCED the violence that led to the South African casualties”, in RHETORIC ONLY.
“The Security Council “CALLED ON all parties to refrain from any acts of violence against civilians, including foreign communities“. The key phrase is “called on” reinforcing once again that this is ONLY LANGUAGE/RHETORIC.
According to Johan Potgieter, “a researcher at the Institute for Security Studies, in Pretoria, the South African capital”, “I think South Africa realized right from the beginning that THERE WILL BE CASUALTIES” obviously. “If you want to be in peacekeeping and you DON’T want BODY BAGS, YOU SHOULD GET OUT OF THERE” obviously. “body bags” is the latest/another GRUESOME phrase.
According to South African President Jacob Zuma, “South African troops “fought a HIGH-TEMPO battle for nine hours DEFENDING the South African military base, until THE BANDITS raised a white flag and asked for a cease-fire“. “the bandits” is another version of “armed gangs”, “armed groups” or “terrorists”.
“Gen. Solly Shoke, South Africa’s military chief, said 3,000 rebels armed with mortars and heavy machine guns took part in the fighting. The bulk of the fighting occurred Saturday, though rebels contacted South African forces early Sunday to arrange an “UNEASY truce“, an EXTREMELY “uneasy truce”.
“The Democratic Alliance, an opposition party in South Africa, said the government should explain why South African forces were deployed “in the middle of what amounted to A CIVIL WAR, with so little military support“. It’s NOT as if we need another “civil war” with “civil wars” already occurring in SYRIA and EGYPT.
Finally, “Michel Djotodia, one of the leaders of the rebel coalition, said he considers himself to be the new head of state. Another rebel leader, Nelson N’Djadder, said he DOES NOT recognize Djotodia as president”. “N’Djadder told The Associated Press by telephone from Paris”, “We had agreed that we would push to Bangui in order to arrest (Central African Republic President Francois) Bozize and that we would then announce an 18-month transition, a transition that would be as fast as possible — and NOT one that would last three years. I have enough soldiers loyal to me to ATTACK Djotodia. I am planning to take the Wednesday (March 27, 2013) flight to Bangui”. “attack” of course, is the latest/another example of the “force and pain technique” (Web-site/URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NgnAY_eXYbI). THIS IS GETTING UGLY.
This is the latest incident of violence in AFRICA, after violence in TUNISIA, LIBYA and EGYPT. The only difference is that this time/in this case, the UN and others in the international community seem to be supporting THE GOVERNMENT.