Thursday, April 7, 2011

A timely assist.

Thank you, France, for the timely assist:
Late on Wednesday, French helicopters moved in to evacuate the Japanese ambassador, Okamura Yoshifumi, after his home near the presidential residence was invaded by unidentified gunmen.

The envoy and his aides were whisked to safety in a French military camp at Port-Bouet, south of Abidjan, the French embassy said.

The French said they had acted after a request from Japan and the UN.
Once, long ago and in a very different place, our roles were reversed.


The BBC also has this video taken during the rescue.


More about the circumstances of the evacuation and a similar request for evacuation by Israel.

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