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Blood Diamonds .Poorest country in the world. Biggest source of diamonds

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rhia_5779
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Illicit diamonds make fabulous profits for terrorists and corporarations alike. The trade illustrates with the hard clarity of the gem itself that no matter where human rights violations occur, the world ignores them at its peril.
http://www.amnestyusa.org/amnestynow/diamonds.html


If nothing else, the story of Sierra Leone's diamond war has proved unequivocally that the world ignores Africa and its problems at its peril. Events far from home often have very tangible impacts, and Sierra Leone has shown the world that there is no longer any such thing as an “isolated, regional conflict.” Perhaps there never was.


"Diamonds are forever, forever stained with blood of innocents"

"Blood diamonds, rich in value and in lost lives"

Even if diamonds are forever, these people are not"

Has it come to this?
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This is really sad.

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And this is the reason they are 'blood diamonds' and something I find abominable.
thank you
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