I am just making a very obvious and not too sensational observation in connection to the bomb attacks etc. in India yesterday. The exposure this happening is getting in media and on blogs at the moment is clearly not related to the number of dead and injured, but instead related to the potential number of westerners among the victims. It is of course not surprising that each country’s media is trying to figure out how many of their own countrymen/-women are among the casualties. However, I cannot help thinking if we should not send down busloads of westerner civilians to for example Congo (DRC) and Sudan, regions that desperately need attention from the rest of the world.
Westerner civilian casualties in forgotten and overlooked conflicts is of course not the most conventional solution, but sadly probably the most effective and needed one.
Video clip of war in Virunga National Park
McCain, Obama and Palin more important than Congo
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