Boston Globe FYI: Liberia was a colony founded by America for American freed Slaves. (This was part of Abraham Lincoln's vision before he was assassinated, some historians note.) Liberia's flag is just like ours except it has ONE big star instead of 50. Liberia used to be Free and Peaceful years ago when President Tubman, a Christian, was alive. After he died, Liberia has become more and more chaotic, ruled by wicked militant leaders, including Charles Taylor who has aided al-Qaeda in finances by funneling diamond smuggling trade from Sierra Leone (in which thousands upon thousands of innocent civilians and Christians have been slaughtered). Thousands of people have thronged to Monrovia, the capital, begging for the US to intervene, it has been reported by cable news, BTW.