17 October, 2019

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Post-Conflict Societies: To Hell And Back

How nations torn apart by atrocity or civil war can stitch themselves together again

Few pages of history are as hard to read as those describing Rwanda between April and July in 1994. Working by hand rather than with the industrial methods that the Nazis used to kill Jews, and at more than three times the speed of the Holocaust, militias known asInterahamwe from the ethnic Hutu majority, and others, slaughtered at least 800,000 Tutsis (and Hutu moderates) to remove them from shared land. They raped, tortured and dismembered in hospitals, schools and churches. “The Interahamwe made a habit of killing young Tutsi children, in front of their parents, by first cutting off one arm, then the other,” a UN official in the country recounted afterwards. “They would then gash the neck with a machete to bleed the child slowly to death but, while they were still alive, they would cut off the private parts and throw them at the faces of the terrified parents who would then be murdered with slightly greater dispatch.”

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    I wish the powers that control this country would read this !!!

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      but that is aggressive Africa!

      this is something like it is today I suppose so`|

      The way you make me feel`|”

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYnLl8IQ34A

      。◕‿◕。

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      Dev,

      “How nations torn apart by atrocity or civil war can stitch themselves together again”

      “Few pages of history are as hard to read as those describing Rwanda between April and July in 1994. Working by hand rather than with the industrial methods that the Nazis used to kill Jews, and at more than three times the speed of the Holocaust, militias known asInterahamwe from the ethnic Hutu majority, and others, slaughtered at least 800,000 Tutsis (and Hutu moderates) to remove them from shared land. They raped, tortured and dismembered in hospitals, schools and churches. “

      If America, Germans, the French etc can do it, why not the Para-Sinhala and Para-Tamil? Monk Mahanama imaginations on Mahawansa?

      Was there complicity of the Catholic Church.

      Over the past 2,000 years, the Catholic Church had some part in many massacres and atrocities. What rile did they play in Sri Lanka on the LTTE side as well ads the Sinhala Buddhist side?

      Listen, to Chris Hitchens talk, on the Catholic Church and Rwanda.

      Christopher Hitchens Owns the Catholic Church (Extended Version) +

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8GFbFK7ZB1c

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    Tigers did almost identical things !

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    My time of arrival at mullivaikal Tanjore on 7.11.13 at 4.40Pm and time of departure 7.40AM on 12.11.13 trying to recollect the incidents and writing it.My apprecition goes to scholars who selected those dates as rain will not fall

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