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The Congo: A Hidden Terror That is Not Our Top PriorityBy Mary MacElveenJuly 14, 2006 

In an article written for The Nation, Jan Goodwin in her article, Silence=Rape asks in the last sentence of her article, “we can only hope that a similarly prominent group of today's social commentators will find its conscience and its voice soon.” As a social and political commentator, I will speak out. 

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As I have seen the images coming out of Iraq showing dead and injured Iraqi men, women and yes children, often words hit you more in the gut than images do.  They linger as each word is read, and it horrifies you to have these words converted into images as your brain tries to process it.   It literally tears you apart from the inside knowing that your fellow man is capable of doing the most despicable things.   

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It truly disgusts you as you read that these despicable acts are being done to children as young as three years old.  The acts that I speak of are rape and sodomy.  If you are a parent of a child as young as that, imagine if that were your daughter?  How would you feel if the world turned a blind eye to the plight of children just like her?  Yet, that is being done in the Congo. 

While I am not an award winning journalist like Jan Goodwin, I am a human being who has been given a podium on my blog as well as several other web sites to voice my opinion.  While I have never traveled to the Congo, just reading Ms. Goodwin’s words makes me angry that we in this country can send forces into Iraq based on lies, and cannot see fit to send forces into the Congo to stop the rape of innocent women and children.  Where is their liberation as they continue to suffer the most depraved acts known to man? 

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I was horrified to read in this article, “Van Woudenberg, the Congo specialist for Human Rights Watch. So, too, has mutilation of the victims. "Last year, I was stunned when a 30-year-old woman in North Kivu had her lips and ears cut off and eyes gouged out after she was raped, so she couldn't identify or testify against her attackers. Now, we are seeing more and more such cases," Process that in your brain. 

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I am a writer who currently writes pieces for my own blog http://www.mary-macelveen.blogspot.com I have been published by Buzzflash.com, TheLiberalPatriot.org and MikeHersh.com. I was a guest on the Jay Diamond Radio Show on WRKO in Boston and have (more...)
 

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