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decius's Avatar Jump to comment 11 by decius

Godsbelow, wars are man-made disasters, and the Congolese have in their power to stop the war. Granted, it isn't that simple, as long as the west profits with the weapon trade; as long as the warlords control the country's resources, etc.

Yet, it is a category error to equate natural disasters with wars and demand they be treated equally and receive the same attention.
Right or wrong, natural disasters are more interesting to the media and to the public opinion and command different empathic reactions.

Thu, 18 Feb 2010 23:37:00 UTC | #442231