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  • Spectator to genocide: U.S. Marine captain in Darfur ends up mapping crimes in progress

    03/29/2005 4:37:15 PM PST · by Caleb1411 · 16 replies · 1,001+ views
    WORLD ^ | 4/2/05 | Priya Abraham
    Brian Steidle's only weapons against mass killing were his pen, paper, and camera. The former Marine captain catalogs what they caught in Darfur, Sudan, with quick-fire urgency: toddlers with their faces smashed in, men castrated and left to bleed to death, charred bodies of villagers locked in huts later burned down. Charged only with monitoring ceasefire violations in the war-wracked region, he soon grew weary of playing spectator to genocide. So after six months, the 28-year-old Mr. Steidle returned to the United States a month ago and launched his own offensive to stop the killing. In mid-March he criss-crossed Washington,...
  • A Haitian Village Gets a Barrage of Care [Our incredible country/military]

    05/31/2004 4:04:17 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 3 replies · 173+ views
    NY Times ^ | May 31, 2004 | TIM WEINER
    Jake Price/SIPA Press, for The New York Times With food scarce, this family hopes that their food will last and that desperately needed aid will continue to arrive. MAPOU, Haiti, May 30 — The awful truth is that life in this ruined patch of Haiti may be better now than it has ever been, or will ever be again. Doctors and nurses treated the sick and wounded on Sunday in a shack that passed for a clinic. Hulking American helicopters delivered tons of food. People with money and power — aid workers and American soldiers — attended to Mapou....