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Posted: 12/10/2003 7:17:51 AM EDT
www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/12/09/liberia.reut/index.html

MONROVIA, Liberia (Reuters ) -- Liberian government militia fighters smashed and hijacked cars in the capital Monrovia, despite pledges by U.N. peacekeepers to give them cash for their guns.

Dozens of fighters on Tuesday roamed the streets near the residence of now-exiled former President Charles Taylor and the eastern suburb of Paynesville, breaking car windscreens with Kalashnikov rifles and forcing passing vehicles to turn back.

Disgruntled government fighters have rioted over the past two days after finding out that the $300 they have been promised in return for their guns as part of a disarmament programme would not be paid immediately.

Don't let the U.N. stiff you.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 7:36:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/10/2003 7:36:56 AM EDT by BBQMAN]
Like that's a surprise. Hell it'd probably wind up being our money going to them anyway.
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 7:39:13 AM EDT
Holy crap!!! How stupid is the UN??? Our EVIL plan of world disarmament: Step 1. Offer $300 for gun buyback program. Step 2. As hoards of militia fighters arrive (AKs in hand) say: "err, sorry, the check is in the mail." Step 3. Duck!
Link Posted: 12/10/2003 7:44:30 AM EDT
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