Military operations begin in Central African Republic
The Guardian: France’s defense minister said on Friday that the streets of Bangui in the Central African Republic were calm after a spasm of bloodshed that began before dawn on Thursday and left nearly 100 people dead.
Military operations began overnight with patrols and a helicopter detachment arriving to quell the violence.
Photo: Children walk, next to French soldiers, along a road to Central African Republic on Dec. 5, 2013. (AFP/Getty Images via NBCNews.com)
All róads lead to snow capped mountains.
Eiffel Tower lit up in the colors of the South African flag in honor of Nelson Mandela.
Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the Pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath…
I have never found a poem that I love more than this. Maybe it is important to ruminate on for a little right now. In other news, we lost one of the most inspirational people in the world tonight.
“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.” - Nelson Mandela.
RIP Madiba. Hamba kahle, Tata Madiba. Go well.
- “What a fine day! Can’t choose whether to drink tea or to hang myself.”— Anton Chekhov (via larmoyante)
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