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Disorder And Confusion On Madagascar

The world is in turmoil, war and violence range from one end to the other so it is not surprising that on the island of Madagascar soldiers would be storming the presidential palace and ending the term of office of the president. President Marc Ravalomanana barricaded himself into the presidential palace with some close supporters, but within a few hours, troops stormed the area and took control of the nation. The army confirmed it has taken over the palace and there are reports the president has decided to allow reality to take control over his dreams of power and to submit his resignation. Opposition leader Andry Rajoelina apparently has taken power with the aid of the army.

Most likely, the outgoing president will be found guilty of corruption, but this should not hide the reality a new government will undoubtedly plunge into the world of corruption and in a few years be overthrown by another champion of honesty, truth and the Madagascar way of life, whatever that is. It certainly is not government of the people, by the people and for the people.