Biafra: Reprieve for Eighteen

For 18 white men, Europe is aroused.

What have they said about our millions? Eighteen white men assisting in the crime of genocide. What do they say about our murdered innocents? How many black dead make one missing white? Mathematicians, please answer me. Is it infinity?

The voice of General Odumegwu Ojukwu, carried by Radio Biafra, vibrated between impassioned outrage and constrained eloquence. The 18 men that Biafra's boss referred to—14 Italians, three West Germans and a Lebanese —were employees of the Italian government's oil combine, ENI. They were captured last month by...

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