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Rooney was booked for leaving a foot in on Zubar and United's desparation reached crisis point when with five minutes to go Paul Scholes tried to punch the ball into the net and received a deserved yellow card.
The only man who rivals Henry in the violence of his language about the ravages of war is Timon, who in the desparation of his misanthropy urges Alcibiades to ravish Athena in words hardly stronger than Henry's own:
According to Jose Ramos-Horta, Fretilin's foreign affairs spokesman at the time, "'The unilateral declaration was an act of desparation, essentially forced upon the leadership of Fretilin in the face of abandonment from everybody.