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"Shaking Hands With The Devil"

"Shaking Hands With The Devil" - Lt Gen Romeo Dallaire.

Excellent narrative, from the UN Force Commander, on how everything went wrong in Rwanda.

Anybody who's going off on a UN tour might want to read this as its a good read on how badly some UN peacekeeping operations are organised and supported logistically and politically.

Gen. Dallaire tried to kill himself several years later, after being medically discharged. He was suffering from PTSD, and, overwhelmed with guilt, attempted to commit suicide by mixing his medication with alcohol.

Having read this its clear that Dallaire did all he could, and more, with what little he had. If only there were a good few more like him around.

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