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Monday, January 17, 2011

And I remember this [I was 15] -

The horror - and on black-and-white TV: Lumumba's widow, walking through the streets of Leopoldville, breasts bare in mourning ... throngs of tens of thousands on the streets ...

And our CIA in the shadows behind Sergeant Joseph Mobutu - soon to be Mobutu Sese Seko, murderer and then plunderer of a nation ...our CIA - always there to lend a helping hand against the monstrous and inhuman Communist menace ...

An Assassination's Long Shadow

The one thread leading to the past 50 years of human suffering in Congo begins with the assassination of Patrice Lumumba.


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