Monday, June 14, 2010

As if they didn't have enough to worry about

There's a passage in the 2006 movie, Blood Diamond in which - and I'm paraphrasing because, surprisingly, it's not included in the quotes at IMDB - Danny and Solomon are walking through a village that has just been decimated by RUF troops and they encounter an old man who starts away in fear at the sight of them, and Solomon speaks to him in his native language to reassure him, saying essentially, "Don't worry brother, he (referring to Danny) just wants diamonds, like everyone else." The old man, surrounded by the corpses of his fellow villagers, responds, "First they came for the gold, now it's diamonds. God forbid they ever find oil here!"

So, yeah, say a prayer for Afghanistan.

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