Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Peacekeeper shot during carjacking

The latest report out of Chad/Darfur recently remind us of the volatile situation on the ground in Darfur. On Thursday of last week, an African Union-UN peacekeeper was killed - not in battle, but by a rogue thug tryiing to steal his vehicle. For me, this is almost worse than being ambushed by the Janjaweed militias, because it reflects the utter chaos of the region and desperation of the people. He is the 15th peacekeeper to die since the AU-UN mission began last year.