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

Yes, but Burkina Faso like Libya made no demands whatsoever. Their assistance was from a purely revolutionary standpoint and again they were dealing with people that knew what we wanted. We were not like sheep being herded into the field. They were dealing with sound people. We were one of the groups that knew ourselves, so to speak. So there were no questions about us lingering in thoughts, no. We went there, we asked for assistance and we made it clear - very clear - about our orientation, which direction we leaned toward and since there were no specific demands from either of the two countries we had nothing to worry about. Our main concern was at that time how would our traditional ally interpret our accepting training in Libya during the Cold War. That was our concern, because those two countries had posed no particular threat to us.

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