Last night I attended a dinner at the Belgian Embassy. This was a farewell dinner of sorts. Rumours claim that Belgium’s recalling its Ambassador any day now. Not surprising since virtually every other Embassy in the country has closed shop.
I expected the topic of conversation to be the recent car bomb at my hotel, but in fact most people hadn’t heard about it. Instead, talk centred on the emergence of the UFLL. In general, people view them as an opportunistic band of mercenaries who will dissipate once they realize there’s no money to be had.