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The Melbourne Age reports: “Idi Amin offered helping hand on Northern Ireland.”

Posted by Tim B. on 01/04/2005 at 02:43 AM
    1. ROFL! Best. Headline. Ever.

      Posted by Cybrludite on 01/04 at 03:42 AM • #


    1. The author of this piece seems to have been aware of Amin’s generous offer in 2003, before the release of the official documents in question.

      He awarded himself the Victoria Cross, offered to visit Northern Ireland as a peace mediator, and said that he, not the Queen, should be head of the Commonwealth.

      Posted by rexie on 01/04 at 04:01 AM • #


    1. As a mass murderer, Idi Amin is right up in the top rank, given the demographic base he had to work with.

      He was something of a ““Henry Root” correspondent, prepared to drop a note to practically anyone, and Punch or some such magazine ran a column “It me again” under his name.

      Posted by Rafe on 01/04 at 08:08 AM • #


    1. Ascribed to Idi Amin: “I like Americans, I had three for lunch.”

      Posted by Retread on 01/04 at 08:47 AM • #


    1. Idi Amin ate the heart of his own son, on the advice of a witch doctor in Stanleyville. And, he was said to keep body parts in the refrigerator for later consumption. So, it’s entirely conceivable that he had a helping hand to lend, quite literally.

      Posted by Butch on 01/04 at 09:48 AM • #


  1. Full name Idi Amin Dada Oumee. AKA ‘Big Daddy’, AKA ‘Butcher of Africa’, AKA ‘Conqueror of the British Empire’, AKA ‘Lord of All the Beasts of the Earth and Fishes of the Sea’.

    1952- He serves in the British action against the Mau Mau revolt in Kenya (1952-56) and is described by officials as “a splendid type and a good (rugby) player, but virtually bone from the neck up, and needs things explained in words of one letter.”

    Posted by guinsPen on 01/04 at 02:28 PM • #