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March 17, 2010



You left out a few noteworthy examples of comical monsters:

French client, "Emperor" Jean-Bedel Bokassa I of the Central African Republic( why be president-for-life when you can really stand out at OAU meetings?)who really had ppl for dinner when he had them over for dinner.

British client, the Sherif of Mecca, the great-great grandfather of King Abdullah of Jordan, ousted by Abdul Aziz al-Saud, liked to recite his lineage going back to Adam and Eve. He would sic his pet monkey on the inattentive.

American client, Papa Doc Duvalier of Haiti, had his TonTons Macoutes round up the bocors, of which he was one, and the houngans and made them swear en masse an oath of loyalty to him as a kind of high voodoo priest-president


I think it deserves its own essay.


Talk 'bout walkin' with the devil.

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