Two to three times per day, I say to Bah the Ivory Coast girl living with me in Ghana,
"Call Abidjan and find out what is happening"
Bah was attending Cocody University prior to the war, the school located close the battle in Abidjan. She has been calling two friends, one man lives in the student area, and another man who has moved into the "Hospital" area to find out their interpretation.
The war (Chaos Riot) in Cote d’Ivoire a.k.a. Ivory Coast is probably going to end soon, and Bah is not happy, she supports Laurent Gbagbo and not Alassane Ouattara.
At first I was fully in favor of Alassane Ouattara, however as time has passed, there are arising too many questions. The loyalty of the Gbagbo soldiers and people like Bah is way beyond just wanting a candidate to win, they are dreadfully afraid of Alassane Ouattara and his Islamic support.
If you look closely, you can see Bah’s University in Cocody, then try to realize that President Laurent Gbagbo residence is in the northern outskirt of Cocody are close and where he is under siege.
Is it possible for the Laurent Gbagbo soldiers to surrender? If and when Gbagbo’s soldiers surrender, the Alassane Ouattara soldiers will enter and kill the majority. Moreover, it obvious the United Nations soldiers are worthless, the only possible hope is the French ones, and they are not to be trusted. The USA really should have troops on the ground there, a few which obey orders.
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I have listened to rants by Ivory Coast citizens while I was living inside Ivory Coast for the last 4-6 months about the French. Then again, last night as the war nears an end Bah started another 30 minute rant about how the French are controlling this war. Truth is always a difficult to discern, but the number of different people and the absolute certainty of their convictions is difficult to ignore.
Bah is certain that France is doing this for financial reasons.
Bah is certain the "Caste Blue." the United Nations soldiers are randomly killing to help Alassane, she is incredibly afraid of the United Nations soldiers.
Ghana, West Africa --- Thursday, April 7, 2011
United Nations Police Force
I was in Haiti prior to the earthquake, United Nations soldiers occupied the country, they were not my idea of soldiers, and I did not trust them to obey rules of engagement. Ivory Coast was not occupied by UN solders, as best I could tell, they were all in hiding inside the country.
List of UN Nations with Soldiers in Ivory Coast
Obruni is the word for White man in the Twi language in Ghana, West Africa.