Landmines are a bad thing. I know that. You know that. Everyone at Ottawa knew that. Even the Angolan Representative who signed the Mine Ban Treaty in Ottawa in December of 1997 knew that. But someone forgot to tell Dr. Jonas Savimbi. Whatever we may think of him, the head of Angola's UNITA (Union for Total Liberation of Angola) liberation group is not out of place in history along with many others intent on being King and overthrowing what they see as a repressive government. Landmines, it seems, are simply a tool in a deadly toolbox.
"Angola Shows Ottawa Achilles Heel,"
Journal of Mine Action
: Vol. 3
, Article 16.
Available at: http://commons.lib.jmu.edu/cisr-journal/vol3/iss1/16