The VICE Guide to Travel

The VICE Guide to Liberia - Part 2

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While Liberia’s former president Charles Taylor’s trial for war crimes and sundry other atrocities continues at the Hague, the ex warlords of Liberia remain in their native country. Some are harassed by cops; others are hunted by vengeful gangs. The lucky few still maintain control over some territory. 
In this chapter, VICE meets General bin Laden, so named to strike terror in the hearts of his enemies. After springing bin Laden from jail, VICE is invited back to his compound, where bin Laden leads us to his roof and tells us about his neighborhood improvement plans. Mid-interview, after a suspect group of men unfamiliar to bin Laden assembles in the courtyard down below, VICE is forced to flee.

Shane Smith

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