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Pat Robertson implicated in Liberian war crimes trial

Filed By Ed Team | February 16, 2010 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Quote of the Day
Tags: blood diamonds, Charles Taylor, Chris Roslan, Liberia, Pat Robertson, President Bush, RUF, United Revolutionary Front

"This concession was granted by the Liberian government to promote economic activity and alleviate the suffering of the people of Liberia following a terrible civil war. Freedom Gold accomplished this by employing some 200 Liberians in addition to providing humanitarian efforts including free medical care and installation of clean water wells for area residents."

-- Pat Robertson's spokesperson, Chris Roslan, after former Liberian President Charles Taylor implicated Robertson for sanctioning the murder of millions in exchange for a gold mine in the African country. Robertson volunteered to lobby the Bush administration on behalf of Taylor's government in order to exploit gold in southeastern Liberia. Taylor's rebel group, the United Revolutionary Front (RUF), started the civil war Roslan references.


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