Monday, February 21, 2005

When only the state has guns, the state can do anything.

CNN.com - Togo youths: 'Send us guns' - Feb 16, 2005. The left doesn't like to talk about resistance movements - unless of course they are opposed to US actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. But the sad truth is that in many parts of the world, people would rise up to free themselves, if only they had the means. (Didn't you ever wonder why the United Governments United Nations doesn't like private ownership of guns - the UN represents the dictators of the world more than it represents the democracies.)
LOME, Togo (AP) -- Armed with sticks and stones and hard-bitten desperation, Togo's opposition movement waged a 38-year losing battle against the oppressive military regime of President Gnassingbe Eyadema.
What would they have been able to accomplish in 38 years if they had something better than slingshots at their disposal?

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