The Tragedy of Tiero and Marena
March 31st, 2007
“They just rode into these two towns and shot everything in sight.”
“An eight year old boy said bullets fell ‘like rainfall.’”
“This was an unusually brutal attack.”
“Complete desolation and destruction. And the stench, my God, the stench.”
“The simple analysis of black versus Arab doesn't hold here.”
The deadliest attack to hit southeastern Chad in eighteen months leaves over two hundred dead. Further proof that one bad apple ruins a barrel: the growing violence in the region has been seen as caused by the tension in Darfur. A team of humanitarian aid workers that reached the villages on Sunday found mass graves, decomposing bodies, scores of dead livestock and hundreds of torched huts, some still smoldering more than a week after.