TITLE

Ace of Diamonds

AUTHOR(S)
Lizza, Ryan
PUB. DATE
July 2003
SOURCE
New Republic;7/21/2003, Vol. 229 Issue 3, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Focuses on the outlook for the United States to provide peacekeeping forces in Liberia. View that the U.S. has strategic interests in the region, including the search for Al Qaeda operatives; Opinion that the link between Al Qaeda and Liberian President Charles Taylor has been documented; The issues of Liberian petroleum exports and civil war; Discussion of whether Charles Taylor will be prosecuted for war crimes; Background on the violence and terror created by the Revolutionary United Front (RUF), which is controlled by Taylor and which invaded Sierra Leone in 1991; Effort of United Nations Ambassador Richard Holbrooke to create a Special court for Sierra Leone which indicts the worst criminals in the region; Background on relations between the U.S. and the Taylor regime; Role of Crane in exposing Taylor in Ghana before he could negotiate with the United States; View that Taylor will try to resume leadership of Liberia if he is allowed to go into exile; U.S. Congressional support for prosecuting Taylor.
ACCESSION #
10250967

 

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