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Re: Bongo angers exiles

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  • bobutne
    Agree that especially during the past half decade, the US is a poor beacon of democracy. Congressman are virtually guaranteed to be reelected due to
    Message 1 of 2 , Oct 7, 2005
      Agree that especially during the past half decade, the US is a poor
      beacon of democracy. Congressman are virtually guaranteed to be
      reelected due to gerrymandering, the last two Presidential elections
      were fraught with fraud, the press remains afraid to challenge the
      Administration and when they do (like Dan Rather found) they get fired,
      etc..

      President Omar Bongo is no different from any politician on this
      planet. He wants to remain powerful until the bitter end. The French
      have assured him, no problem. The Gabonese aren't even real players in
      this saga. The weak are co-opted or flee overseas. The strong are who
      knows where?

      Any doubt that Omar Bongo would be quickly thrown out if the French
      troops abandoned him? It would be very interesting to view that
      scenario.
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