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Jan. 25th, 2010 @ 03:49 pm The Book of Genocide
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Date:February 4th, 2010 01:46 pm (UTC)


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Some consider Robertson a blatant idiot on par with a hydrophoby dog (as they used to say of rabid sorts), but I think he is a canny showman. An interesting sidebar concerning regional disasters turns up in, of all places, Laurie Garrett's excellent "Betrayal of Trust", which is about public health and politics. In a lengthy note she describes a trip to Kinshaasa in the '90s during the time Clinton had cut off Mobutu and Robertson showed up in a show of support for "this staunch friend of the United States." It was an altogether despicable and puzzling display until she found out about Robertson's diamond mines in Zaire and Angola, operations threatened by Clinton's policies.

Diamond mines. The Lord giveth and Robertson casheth in.

Mark Tiedemann