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    There was an organization in the UK run by a guy named Ali Hilli who was very vocal during the 2006-2009 attacks against gay men.  He set up "safe houses", which are never safe and which ended up getting a couple people killed, and then he publicized the attacks as loudly as possible. The Sadr militia was killing gay men specifically because they were accusing them of being "perverts" corrupted by the foreigners, and on a couple of occasions, the Sadrists used Ali Hilli's UK press releases as proof.  With this particular issue, at that particular time, discretion and silence actually was the best policy.  Pressure the government behind the scenes, and get people out, but do it quietly.  My 2 cents... I don't think discretion is the right tactic to take with Uganda, at least in terms of the public response in the US and Europe, but I do think the diplomacy over this issue will take place behind closed doors.

    “If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.” Charles Darwin

    by ivorybill on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 05:41:15 PM PST

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