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    Ying Yang Member Devillan's Avatar
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    There's always 3 sides in a war: the 2 sides fighting and the side that wants it to end...the civilians

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    I didn't know about Timor until I heard a Shakira song that made me look it up. I'd heard about it before and knew it was a country, but I didn't know much more than that. I was saddened to learn everything that was going on.

    Here's the song, if anyone's interested:



    It's kinda sad also that we weren't informed much about it. But then, our news isn't really news here in the States, is it?

    Edit: The video doesn't relate to the song at all, which is disappointing. If you're gonna put it to a video, you should at least put some images that relate to what she's talking about.
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    You know, East Timor isn't the only country that suffers from this.

    i mean look at african countries. children are kidnapped from their homes to fight a civil war and are eventually forced to kill their own family and if that's no enough armsdealers are constantly supplying the warlords with guns and explosives in return for either lumber or blood diamonds. and to top it all off, no one gives a shit.

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    Ying Yang Member Devillan's Avatar
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    Wars are for greedy bastards that don't give a damn about others...karma will eventually pay them back

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    This is really sad
    I am surprised the world governments were able to cover this up for so long and that not many know much about it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slurpee View Post
    This is really sad
    I am surprised the world governments were able to cover this up for so long and that not many know much about it
    Cover up? No cover up.

    America, the UK, Australia, Japan, and freaking Canada, all approved of the occupation (genocide cover).
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    See this is what happens when colonies get cut off from the main empire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Delphinus View Post
    See this is what happens when colonies get cut off from the main empire.
    No. This is what happens when they do so without taking care of the countries problems before they leave.
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    Bacon is right, after the revolution of 74 we immediately abandoned all colonies (cept Macau) knowing they couldn't stand on their on. There were some generals (especially general Spinola ) who wanted a slower and steadier handout process but the radical revolutionaries took over and didn't allow for that.

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    Actually I agree with you, Bacon, but once the infrastructure and constitution of a colony becomes totally integrated with that of the occupier it's kind of hard to separate them without causing some sort of damage. The solution is either to not invade them in the first place or to offer them status as an overseas territory.
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