Let's see, Rosalie: People flee to this camp in the expectation that they'll be safe under UN protection. That didn't happen, any more than in happened elsewhere in that area, or in Somalia, or in Bosnia, or in Kosovo, and on and on.
So, why do we keep hearing from the John Kerrys of the world that working through the UN is the hot ticket? Seems to me that the fastest way for an oppressed person to get slaughtered is to seek the "safety" of UN "protection"...
This is so horrendous. As is all that has been going on in this area. Can't it be stopped?
Attackers armed with machetes and automatic weapons raided a U.N. refugee camp in western Burundi, shooting and hacking to death at least 180 men, women and children, U.N. officials said.
Burundian Hutu rebels claimed responsibility, insisting the camp for Congolese Tutsi refugees fleeing tribal fighting was a hide-out for Burundi army soldiers and Congolese tribal militiamen.
But most of the victims appeared to be women and children. Their charred remains lay among the cooking utensils and the smoldering remnants of their former homes on Saturday.