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December 28, 2012

Breaking: US evacuates embassy in Central African Republic [Purp]

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CAR President appeals to France/USA to help stop rebel advance. UN staff appears to be bugging out too.

President Francois Hollande said Thursday France would not use its troops stationed in the country to interfere in the conflict.

"If we are present, it is not to protect a regime, it is to protect our nationals and our interests, and in no way to intervene in the internal affairs of a country," Hollande said. "Those days are gone."

US Dept of state issues travel warning same day they bug out.

The Department of State warns U.S. citizens against all travel to the Central African Republic at this time. As a result of the deteriorating security situation, the U.S. Embassy in Bangui suspended its operations on December 28, 2012, and therefore cannot provide protection or routine consular services to U.S. citizens in the Central African Republic.

Obama waiver supporting usage of child soldiers DOES NOT apply to CAR.

So where is this joint anyway?
Wiki entry
CIA World Factbook entry

Hard to get to, screwed up, and bordered by equally hard to get to and screwed up places. Bunch'a folks at State/DoD not getting any sleep tonight...


Its 3:00am and the phone is ringing...
...again.



UPDATE1 Protesters demanding French intervention ummm..attacked the French embassy Obviously not graduates of a Dale Carnegie how to win friends and influence people seminar...

UPDATE2 Central African Republic has OIL, Gold, URANIUM, and Diamonds.

UPDATE3 US ambassador and staff have fled to Kenya.


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