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Posted: 2/23/2021 8:49:52 AM EST
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 8:51:46 AM EST
UriNation.  What could possibly go wrong?  Seems like everything they touch they f*ck up.  RIP ambassadore.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 8:55:02 AM EST
Goma is a shithole, purposely kept a shithole by the Rwandans, western mining interests, and anyone else wanting to make quick bucks.

It has a claim to the worst place on earth.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 8:56:01 AM EST
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Originally Posted By 4v50:
UriNation.  What could possibly go wrong?  Seems like everything they touch they f*ck up.  RIP ambassadore.
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WFP often does the logistics everyone else in the international community hitches a ride on.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:01:23 AM EST
The UN fucked around and found out.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:02:26 AM EST
Africa wins again.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:06:00 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/23/2021 9:08:33 AM EST by Daggertt]
Another article I read about this said it was a kidnapping attempt. The road had been "cleared" for travel without armed Security escorts, and at 10:15am their vehicle convoy was ambushed and stopped. They killed one driver and then led the convoy into the jungle in order to kidnap the ambassador and another italian embassy worker who was there. The Congolese army responded and attacked the kidnappers, who shot the Italians once they saw they weren't going to succeed. He died in the hospital.
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His wife was Moroccan and he had three kids.

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Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:07:13 AM EST
TIA
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:08:11 AM EST
Oh well.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:09:34 AM EST
What did Hillary have on the Ambassador?  She’s good at that.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:10:02 AM EST
I read that story yesterday and thought “oh man another 13 hours” type of deal killin their ambassador like that.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:10:58 AM EST
so trump was right about SHIT HOLE COUNTRIES...
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:11:46 AM EST
ABB
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:12:26 AM EST
Africa be like it do...but it do
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:13:09 AM EST
So, his vehicles ran into a peaceful protest?
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:18:31 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Daggertt:
Another article I read about this said it was a kidnapping attempt. The road had been "cleared" for travel without armed Security escorts, and at 10:15am their vehicle convoy was ambushed and stopped. They killed one driver and then led the convoy into the jungle in order to kidnap the ambassador and another italian embassy worker who was there. The Congolese army responded and attacked the kidnappers, who shot the Italians once they saw they weren't going to succeed. He died in the hospital.
https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/435611/italian-ambassador-luca-attanasio-shot-d-1837873.JPG
His wife was Moroccan and he had three kids.

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/435611/6a7e71696fc36e12d3b054bdeb4ee751_0_jpg-1837869.JPG
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Originally Posted By Daggertt:
Another article I read about this said it was a kidnapping attempt. The road had been "cleared" for travel without armed Security escorts, and at 10:15am their vehicle convoy was ambushed and stopped. They killed one driver and then led the convoy into the jungle in order to kidnap the ambassador and another italian embassy worker who was there. The Congolese army responded and attacked the kidnappers, who shot the Italians once they saw they weren't going to succeed. He died in the hospital.
https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/435611/italian-ambassador-luca-attanasio-shot-d-1837873.JPG
His wife was Moroccan and he had three kids.

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/435611/6a7e71696fc36e12d3b054bdeb4ee751_0_jpg-1837869.JPG


Wikipedia article about him has been updated to reflect that from mostly Italian news sources. WFP also said the road had been previously cleared.

One of the links from an English outlet:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/feb/22/italian-ambassador-to-dr-congo-dies-in-attack-un-convoy-luca-attanasio
The governor of North Kivu province, Carly Nzanzu Kasivita, said the assailants stopped the convoy by firing warning shots. They killed the driver and were leading the others into the forest when park rangers opened fire. The attackers killed the bodyguard and the ambassador also died, Nzanzu said.


Sounds like an attempted kidnapping.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:22:36 AM EST
Once outside the USA or Europe, the world has a way of being a Hobbesian place.  Not an indictment, just an observation.


18Z50
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:22:58 AM EST
[Last Edit: 2/23/2021 9:23:39 AM EST by CarmelBytheSea]
UN convoy hit hit in Afghanistan earlier this month. Planet isn’t getting any more peaceful
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:24:43 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Daggertt:
Another article I read about this said it was a kidnapping attempt. The road had been "cleared" for travel without armed Security escorts, and at 10:15am their vehicle convoy was ambushed and stopped. They killed one driver and then led the convoy into the jungle in order to kidnap the ambassador and another italian embassy worker who was there. The Congolese army responded and attacked the kidnappers, who shot the Italians once they saw they weren't going to succeed. He died in the hospital.
https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/435611/italian-ambassador-luca-attanasio-shot-d-1837873.JPG
His wife was Moroccan and he had three kids.

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/435611/6a7e71696fc36e12d3b054bdeb4ee751_0_jpg-1837869.JPG
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He had weak genes.

His kids look Moroccan.


My wife is Moroccan and my kids look 100 % American


Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:28:29 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Screechjet1:
Goma is a shithole, purposely kept a shithole by the Rwandans, western mining interests, and anyone else wanting to make quick bucks.

It has a claim to the worst place on earth.
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If I am not mistaken, Goma has a lake that sits over a volcanic vent.  This vent belches toxic gases out every so often and wipes out the population of whatever village is nearby.  Sounds like a good place to avoid.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 9:45:49 AM EST
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Originally Posted By bolster:


If I am not mistaken, Goma has a lake that sits over a volcanic vent.  This vent belches toxic gases out every so often and wipes out the population of whatever village is nearby.  Sounds like a good place to avoid.
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Originally Posted By bolster:
Originally Posted By Screechjet1:
Goma is a shithole, purposely kept a shithole by the Rwandans, western mining interests, and anyone else wanting to make quick bucks.

It has a claim to the worst place on earth.


If I am not mistaken, Goma has a lake that sits over a volcanic vent.  This vent belches toxic gases out every so often and wipes out the population of whatever village is nearby.  Sounds like a good place to avoid.


Lake Kivu. Susceptible to what is known as a limnic eruption, which is a sudden eruption of dissolved carbon dioxide in the water. Also methane in Lake Kivu. Never heard of any of this before. Interesting reading.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 10:01:17 AM EST
It was really about a video.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 12:54:56 PM EST
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Another awesome feature of that area is/was Gustave the Croc who was killing people like it was it's job from Lake Tanganyika up the Ruzizi to Lake Kivu.

Lots of the locals, who don't really scare easily were pretty fucking scared of Gustave.

Link Posted: 2/23/2021 1:17:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Screechjet1:
Another awesome feature of that area is/was Gustave the Croc who was killing people like it was it's job from Lake Tanganyika up the Ruzizi to Lake Kivu.

Lots of the locals, who don't really scare easily were pretty fucking scared of Gustave.

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Was just looking for that movie again recently, didn't realize that was the same area. Interesting.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 1:21:05 PM EST
Is anyone surprised? Anyone? Didn't think so.

Africa is almost entirely a shithole continent.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 1:22:59 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Screechjet1:
Goma is a shithole, purposely kept a shithole by the Rwandans, western mining interests, and anyone else wanting to make quick bucks.

It has a claim to the worst place on earth.
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Go on...

How many quick bucks we talking here?
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 1:25:46 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Your1Savior:


Go on...

How many quick bucks we talking here?
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As many as you can keep while armed groups are trying to take it from you. You are not the only one looking at the dollar signs.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 1:27:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/23/2021 1:40:49 PM EST by outofbattery]
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Originally Posted By sherrick13:
He had weak genes.

His kids look Moroccan.


My wife is Moroccan and my kids look 100 % American

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/29486/20201115_155742-1686010.jpg
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Originally Posted By sherrick13:
Originally Posted By Daggertt:
Another article I read about this said it was a kidnapping attempt. The road had been "cleared" for travel without armed Security escorts, and at 10:15am their vehicle convoy was ambushed and stopped. They killed one driver and then led the convoy into the jungle in order to kidnap the ambassador and another italian embassy worker who was there. The Congolese army responded and attacked the kidnappers, who shot the Italians once they saw they weren't going to succeed. He died in the hospital.
https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/435611/italian-ambassador-luca-attanasio-shot-d-1837873.JPG
His wife was Moroccan and he had three kids.

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/435611/6a7e71696fc36e12d3b054bdeb4ee751_0_jpg-1837869.JPG
He had weak genes.

His kids look Moroccan.


My wife is Moroccan and my kids look 100 % American

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/29486/20201115_155742-1686010.jpg




 Judging from the chick and what his children are wearing,I’m going to say that is an Easter family portrait. Easter isn’t very Moroccan so I’d say they are at least somewhat Italian.

 Would them holding guns make them American? I’m trying to understand exactly what you’re putting out there.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 1:32:35 PM EST
Sounds like things are pretty bad there. Someone needs to help out the Congolese.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 1:33:09 PM EST
Why anyone would set foot in that country is beyond me.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 2:45:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 2/23/2021 4:24:05 PM EST by sherrick13]
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Originally Posted By outofbattery:




 Judging from the chick and what his children are wearing,I'm going to say that is an Easter family portrait. Easter isn't very Moroccan so I'd say they are at least somewhat Italian.

 Would them holding guns make them American? I'm trying to understand exactly what you're putting out there.
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Originally Posted By outofbattery:
Originally Posted By sherrick13:
Originally Posted By Daggertt:
Another article I read about this said it was a kidnapping attempt. The road had been "cleared" for travel without armed Security escorts, and at 10:15am their vehicle convoy was ambushed and stopped. They killed one driver and then led the convoy into the jungle in order to kidnap the ambassador and another italian embassy worker who was there. The Congolese army responded and attacked the kidnappers, who shot the Italians once they saw they weren't going to succeed. He died in the hospital.
https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/435611/italian-ambassador-luca-attanasio-shot-d-1837873.JPG
His wife was Moroccan and he had three kids.

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/435611/6a7e71696fc36e12d3b054bdeb4ee751_0_jpg-1837869.JPG
He had weak genes.

His kids look Moroccan.


My wife is Moroccan and my kids look 100 % American

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/29486/20201115_155742-1686010.jpg




 Judging from the chick and what his children are wearing,I'm going to say that is an Easter family portrait. Easter isn't very Moroccan so I'd say they are at least somewhat Italian.

 Would them holding guns make them American? I'm trying to understand exactly what you're putting out there.
Physical appearance.

Those girls look Moroccan.   Not dressed Moroccan.


My kids LOOK American.  I give my wife shit about it all the time.

Without guns even..


Link Posted: 2/23/2021 2:47:26 PM EST
Sounds like a great place to import people from
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 2:51:54 PM EST
Well, on the bright side, the rebels did not eat him.

Link Posted: 2/23/2021 2:54:40 PM EST
It was Ted Cruz' fault.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 2:54:56 PM EST
Oh well.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 3:03:24 PM EST
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Originally Posted By sherrick13:
Physical appearance.

Those girls look Moroccan.   Not dressed Moroccan.


My kids LOOK American.  I give my wife shit about it all the time.
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Originally Posted By sherrick13:
Originally Posted By outofbattery:
Originally Posted By sherrick13:
Originally Posted By Daggertt:
Another article I read about this said it was a kidnapping attempt. The road had been "cleared" for travel without armed Security escorts, and at 10:15am their vehicle convoy was ambushed and stopped. They killed one driver and then led the convoy into the jungle in order to kidnap the ambassador and another italian embassy worker who was there. The Congolese army responded and attacked the kidnappers, who shot the Italians once they saw they weren't going to succeed. He died in the hospital.
https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/435611/italian-ambassador-luca-attanasio-shot-d-1837873.JPG
His wife was Moroccan and he had three kids.

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/435611/6a7e71696fc36e12d3b054bdeb4ee751_0_jpg-1837869.JPG
He had weak genes.

His kids look Moroccan.


My wife is Moroccan and my kids look 100 % American

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/29486/20201115_155742-1686010.jpg


 Judging from the chick and what his children are wearing,I'm going to say that is an Easter family portrait. Easter isn't very Moroccan so I'd say they are at least somewhat Italian.

 Would them holding guns make them American? I'm trying to understand exactly what you're putting out there.
Physical appearance.

Those girls look Moroccan.   Not dressed Moroccan.


My kids LOOK American.  I give my wife shit about it all the time.


You ever been to Italy? Lots of people with North African traits there, and viceversa.

I always thought you were Canadian or English expat, btw.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 3:05:37 PM EST
I feel sorry for his wife and kids. Africa is one of many shitholes I'd never set foot in.

i turned down a mining job in Africa. Guy I know who went made a little over 200k in 6 months. Fuck that
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 3:22:30 PM EST
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Originally Posted By runcible:
Sounds like things are pretty bad there. Someone needs to help out the Congolese.
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ROOOOOOLAND the Thompson gunner!!!
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 3:23:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By CenterMass762:
Is anyone surprised? Anyone? Didn't think so.

Africa is almost entirely a shithole continent.
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well, I was extremely surprised

nah, jk, just another day in the shithole
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 4:19:20 PM EST
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Originally Posted By RX-78-2:


You ever been to Italy? Lots of people with North African traits there, and viceversa.

I always thought you were Canadian or English expat, btw.
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Originally Posted By RX-78-2:
Originally Posted By sherrick13:
Originally Posted By outofbattery:
Originally Posted By sherrick13:
Originally Posted By Daggertt:
Another article I read about this said it was a kidnapping attempt. The road had been "cleared" for travel without armed Security escorts, and at 10:15am their vehicle convoy was ambushed and stopped. They killed one driver and then led the convoy into the jungle in order to kidnap the ambassador and another italian embassy worker who was there. The Congolese army responded and attacked the kidnappers, who shot the Italians once they saw they weren't going to succeed. He died in the hospital.
https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/435611/italian-ambassador-luca-attanasio-shot-d-1837873.JPG
His wife was Moroccan and he had three kids.

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/435611/6a7e71696fc36e12d3b054bdeb4ee751_0_jpg-1837869.JPG
He had weak genes.

His kids look Moroccan.


My wife is Moroccan and my kids look 100 % American

https://www.ar15.com/media/mediaFiles/29486/20201115_155742-1686010.jpg


 Judging from the chick and what his children are wearing,I'm going to say that is an Easter family portrait. Easter isn't very Moroccan so I'd say they are at least somewhat Italian.

 Would them holding guns make them American? I'm trying to understand exactly what you're putting out there.
Physical appearance.

Those girls look Moroccan.   Not dressed Moroccan.


My kids LOOK American.  I give my wife shit about it all the time.


You ever been to Italy? Lots of people with North African traits there, and viceversa.

I always thought you were Canadian or English expat, btw.


Yes a few times.  Which means nothing to what I'm talking about.


Those specific kids look Moroccan, like the mom, not Italian, like him, even though they are only 1/2 Moroccan.



I am a born Oklahoman.   If you met my kids you would have no idea they had a Moroccan mother.

My wife is obviously Moroccan.   My genes overwhelmed hers with all three of our kids.
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 5:11:43 PM EST
Has the UN apologized for spreading White Supremacy to the Congo?
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 5:22:28 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Balista:
Well, on the bright side, the rebels did not eat him.
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They didn't have a chance, the zoo keepers seen to that.
Guessing they took the old saying "Shoot them all, and let god sort them out" seriously.

Did  the World Food Program convoy save the food ?
Link Posted: 2/23/2021 5:40:19 PM EST
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