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  •  In 1983 I found myself in Ethiopia, in the middle. (9+ / 0-)

    ...of the most profound famine this world has yet seen. The RAF was dropping grain on remote DZs...

    I would like to say what I saw in that country changed my opinions, but it did not.

    Example:

    I asked an Ethiopian friend why he was bringing in bags of coffee beans from London, when Ethiopia is a major African coffee producer. He gestured towards a Russian Aeroflot An-22 on the tarmac, ' Because all all our coffee goes to Moscow to pay for Mengistu's arms!', he said.'

    'Per Ardua Ad Astra'

    by shortfinals on Sun Aug 18, 2013 at 10:41:10 AM PDT

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