Wednesday, April 20, 2011

'Humanitarian' Regime Change in Ivory Coast

The former president of Ivory Coast who refused to accept the results of a November election and continued to rule over the West African country has been arrested after a military assault led by French and UN forces.

The media portrayed the capture of Laurent Gbagbo as a victory for democracy. But both sides have been guilty of violence and repression during the escalating conflict since the disputed vote. And Western governments didn't intervene on the side of Gbagbo's rival Alassane Ouattara to see justice done, but to safeguard the financial interests of multinational corporations and ensure the continued dominance of France, Ivory Coast's former colonial ruler.'


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