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

We don't operate that way, Ms Hollis. That's not the way we operated and that's why we were successful. I have explained to you a basic African trait and nobody went to these chiefs - in fact I have told this Court if you took as much as a chicken free from any village, as a soldier, you were dealt with. And so we didn't joke with that kind of stuff. We went, we did it right. You go to the town chief, you say we are here, you identify the commander and ask the chief for food. The chief, whatever they wanted to give you, they would donate it to you. Nobody in the NPFL took anything by force, no. That would not be acceptable by me, no.

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