Going back to the article:
"The government accuses neighbouring Guinea of supporting the rebels and says its own response to the attacks is hamstrung by a United Nations arms embargo. Guinea denies supporting the rebels. The embargo was strengthened last year to halt a diamonds for arms trade between Liberia and Sierra Leone rebels. The Defence Minister Daniel Chea said, 'Because of the arms embargo, we are unable to adequately defend our people.' Mr Chea said he also had evidence that militia fighters from Sierra Leone, known as Kamajors, were fighting on the rebel side."
Was that the case, Mr Taylor?