La Femme Nikita, Season 4 Gag Reel (part 2) [x]
"Okay, everyone’s dead." LMFAO! Hell, Roy makes eating an apple sexy!
My mother told me once that God gave us friendships so we may open our hearts and escape the secrets that weigh upon us.
Detective Conk Adams to Catherine Nyland (via latemumbling)
Mémoires affectives, Francis Leclerc (2004)
When I first found out that Roy would portray General Dallaire in “Shake Hands with the Devil”, I went out and looked for any film he did. This is the first of his that I saw. Amazing performance! But this was the prelude of the second performance I saw…
I always thought that despair is the sin that can’t be forgiven.
Shake Hands with the Devil (2007 film)
On 19 October 2013, a suicide bomber detonated himself at a popular Djiboutian restaurant in the Somali city of Beledweyne, killing 13 people and wounding another ten. Responsibility was quickly claimed by al-Shabaab, the brutal Islamist insurgent group from southwestern Somalia that also perpetrated the recent attack on Nairobi’s Westgate Mall. According to the UN, al-Shabaab is now the single largest recruiter of child soldiers anywhere in the world.
Al-Shabaab has said that it committed this horrific act of violence in order to punish Djibouti for contributing troops to the AMISOM peacekeeping operation in Somalia. Today, the repercussion of the frightening event can still be seen clear across Djibouti’s capital. As Counter-Piracy Week concludes and high-level representatives from several dozen countries depart the glittering Kempinski Hotel, the omnipresent soldiers and police who have been tasked with their protection remain out in full force. One taxi driver claimed that he hadn’t seen such an outward display of security in years.
With the exception of a brief border dispute with Eritrea in 2008, Djibouti has been a centre of calm within an otherwise tumultuous neighbourhood; and despite the ubiquity of camouflage-print clothing, the streets of Djibouti feel quite normal. One hopes that things remain this way.
The Dallaire Initiative will be publishing a report based upon its findings at Counter-Piracy Week in Djibouti in December 2013.
A final dispatch with a cautious optimism.
Now go stand in the corner and think about your life.