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By: ycd0108 , 1:20 AM GMT on June 03, 2013
Not a great week so far:
Edit: Had to "Post and Go" 'cause the kids came by to help Tloml with the one surviving Bee Hive and I needed to ride "OffSider".
Re reading the post turned up some serious deficiencies:
Musta been 1995 'cause I was delayed for about 9 hours and no one was meeting me at Schipol.
Spent a number of hours with some Canadian equipment operators/trainers working in Kagikistan - the Lufthansa 747 had a damaged windshield.
I think it was in Frankfurt but who cares?
I had just been turfed out of an "Aid project" and was a bit shocky. A number of Canucks have walked this path before me:
"“Rwanda will never ever leave me. It's in the pores of my body. My soul is in those hills, my spirit is with the spirits of all those people who were slaughtered and killed that I know of, and many that I didn't know. … Fifty to sixty thousand people walking in the rain and the mud to escape being killed, and seeing a person there beside the road dying. We saw lots of them dying. And lots of those eyes still haunt me, angry eyes or innocent eyes, no laughing eyes. But the worst eyes that haunt me are the eyes of those people who were totally bewildered. They're looking at me with my blue beret and they're saying, "What in the hell happened? We were moving towards peace. You were there as the guarantor" -- their interpretation -- "of the mandate. How come I'm dying here?" Those eyes dominated and they're absolutely right. How come I failed? How come my mission failed? How come as the commander who has the total responsibility-- We learn that, it's ingrained in us, because when we take responsibility it means the responsibility of life and death, of humans that we love.”
― Roméo Dallaire
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