NY Post (excerpt)
Marauding rebels have run roughshod over the Central African Republic, raping, killing and looting the troubled country into a barren, lawless land.
The landlocked former French colony has dangerously drifted toward becoming the next Rwanda as Seleka rebels run the isolated nation with absolutely no accountability, according a report by the New York Times.
Even Prime Minister Nicolas Tiangaye, a human rights leader appointed by rebel leaders to be nation’s emissary to the outside world, said the nation is a chaotic mess.
“It’s anarchy, a nonstate,” said Tiangaye. “Looting, arson, rape, massacres of the civilian population — they are sowing terrorism,” he said, staring at the floor in his darkened office.
Faustin Ouaya, who once worked for what now seems like the laughable Ministry of Tourism, said the nation’s 5.1 million citizens are struggling for the most basic needs.
“One meal a day,” Ouaya told the Times. “Sometimes, not even that.” ...
“Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual – or at least that he ought not so to do; but rather he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.” Samuel Adams, April 16, 1781.