The transcripts of the trial of Charles Taylor, former President of Liberia. More…

Yes, we thought about it and that is very clear because remember we had agreed with the reasonable request made to us by the United States government not to take Monrovia in the first place. But we have also done one thing why I am saying we did not care. Remember I also told this Court that one of the requests of Secretary Cohen was that we open a humanitarian corridor along the Liberian-Sierra Leonean road.

So the population in Monrovia started reducing significantly because they were all - I mean, we didn't hide it. We made it very clear, we did threaten and say that we would attack ECOMOG if they came into the city and we were very, very clear about ECOMOG and we were not just thinking about overrunning the city, but we were trying to target ECOMOG and they had announced that they were coming into the Freeport of Monrovia.

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