Saturday, November 04, 2006

BBC on Prince Johnson

This is the print version of what I hope is a more in-depth radio story on Prince Johnson from the BBC. Johnson is most famous for overseeing the brutal (and videotaped) assassination of President Samuel Doe, and eating the man's ear. He's currently a member of the Liberian senate.

P.S. We're stuck in Senegal thanks to the consistently abysmal service of SLOK Air.


Blogger Daniel B. said...

You lived in Liberia?!?!?!

4:59 PM  
Blogger josh said...

i live there now

5:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What Prince Johnson forces did to Doe was terrible. Prince did not cut samuel Doe ear and nobody ate his ear. The guy that cut off samuel Doe ear was called Prince Yormie. I was in Liberia at the time and also witnessed the incident.

6:56 PM  
Blogger josh said...

i wasn't sure, that's why i said he oversaw the assassination. everyone says he eats the ear on the videotape, which i haven't seen, and don't really care to.

7:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just wanted to clarify the issue. I am no fan of war lords or people that commit despicable act of cruelty. I was horrified when I watched the incident the second time on a PBS documentary. The tape is around. The title of the tape is "Liberia America Step Child". prince Johnson drank either a Colt 45 or Budwiser Beer when Doe was being tortured.

8:55 PM  
Blogger carl netus said...

as unfortunate these events were, pres. samuel doe was a fool,he had all the opportunities to escape the country and seek refuge elsewhere.but no, he chose to stay and fight,. besides, he assassinated his predecessor pres.tolbert and disenboweled him at his own palace.and executed his entire reap what you sawn.

12:10 AM  
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