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Mon Aug 15, 2016, 03:49 PM

 

South Sudan Troops Raped, Beat Foreigners as U.N. Force Ignored Calls for Help

The soldier pointed his AK-47 at the female aid worker and gave her a choice.

"Either you have sex with me, or we make every man here rape you and then we shoot you in the head," she remembers him saying.

She didn't really have a choice. By the end of the evening, she had been raped by 15 South Sudanese soldiers.

On July 11, South Sudanese troops, fresh from winning a battle in the capital, Juba, over opposition forces, went on a nearly four-hour rampage through a residential compound popular with foreigners, in one of the worst targeted attacks on aid workers in South Sudan's three-year civil war.

They shot dead a local journalist while forcing the foreigners to watch, raped several foreign women, singled out Americans, beat and robbed people and carried out mock executions, several witnesses told The Associated Press.

For hours throughout the assault, the U.N. peacekeeping force stationed less than a mile away refused to respond to desperate calls for help. Neither did embassies, including the U.S. Embassy.

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http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/south-sudan-troops-raped-beat-foreigners-u-n-force-ignored-n630876

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Response to cali (Original post)

Mon Aug 15, 2016, 03:53 PM

1. I wonder why they did nothing.

Are they powerless? If the US embassy can't do anything, we should get rid of it and use that money for something else.

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Mon Aug 15, 2016, 04:12 PM

2. It's unlikely that the US Embassy had any force capable of intervening.

All embassies have a Marine Security Guard detail, but this isn't big enough to carry out the kind of rescue required here. The UN peacekeeper forces are there to keep the peace not create it. They won't act in place of the local police.

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Response to VMA131Marine (Reply #2)

Mon Aug 15, 2016, 04:17 PM

3. How do they keep the peace? nt

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