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Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Donald Trump in South Sudan What Trumps the Horrors of a Hellscape? The Donald!

Donald Trump in South Sudan
What Trumps the Horrors of a Hellscape? The Donald!
By Nick Turse
LEER, South Sudan -- I’m sitting in the dark, sweating. The blinding white sun has long since set, but it’s still in the high 90s, which is a relief since it was above 110 earlier. Slumped in a blue plastic chair, I’m thinking back on the day, trying to process everything I saw, the people I spoke with: the woman whose home was burned down, the woman whose teenage daughter was shot and killed, the woman with 10 mouths to feed and no money, the glassy-eyed soldier with the AK-47.
Then there were the scorched ruins: the wrecked houses, the traditional wattle-and-daub tukuls without roofs, the spectral footprints of homes set aflame by armed raiders who swept through in successive waves, the remnants of a town that has ceased to exist.
Click here to read more of this dispatch.
http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/176135/tomgram%3A_nick_turse%2C_it_can't_happen_here%2C_can_it/#more

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