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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 7:39 p.m. PST

Truly horrific reports:

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Where is it going to spill over into next? How far will it spread? How soon will it end? What will it take? Any predictions?

Dan
PS. This insanely violent stuff makes the "race tensions" in other countries seem incredibly sporadic and relatively minor.

Oberlindes Sol LIC26 Mar 2018 8:07 p.m. PST

The place formerly known as Belgian Congo and sometimes Congo (Kinshasa) has been more or less in a state of civil war since about 1964. Its neighbors have mostly managed to stay out of it. So I don't expect this recent unpleasantness to spill, for example, across Lake Goma into Rwanda or Burundi.

Interestingly, when the Hutus fled Rwanda after failing to kill all of the Tutsis in 1994, they fled all the way through the former Belgian Congo and on into Republique du Congo, formerly known as French Congo or Congo (Brazzaville). It appears that they thought that was a safer escape route than into Uganda, Burundi, or Tanzania -- maybe because of that very lawlessness.

When will it end? Volcanic forces constantly vent carbon monoxide into the bottom of Lake Goma. Water pressure keeps it down there. Sudden release of the carbon dioxide, for example by a big earthquake, will probably end all violence in the region, at least for a while.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2018 9:41 p.m. PST

You mean one of those big volcanic lake gas bubbles?

Dan

Lion in the Stars27 Mar 2018 8:05 a.m. PST

When will it end? Volcanic forces constantly vent carbon monoxide into the bottom of Lake Goma. Water pressure keeps it down there. Sudden release of the carbon dioxide, for example by a big earthquake, will probably end all violence in the region, at least for a while.

So, how long before someone blows up a bargeload of fertilizer to deliberately trigger such an event?

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP27 Mar 2018 11:32 a.m. PST

Oh geez, please no. Never.

I've seen pictures of the last time that happened naturally. Very sad.

Dan

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