Ultimately, the "moral equivalence" that has emerged from various pronouncements by Annan and Pronk is a sign of capitulation, a refusal to judge Khartoum's actions or those of the Janjaweed except in the context of a morally bankrupt "neutrality." ...If the UN cannot act in cases of genocide (350,000 dead is not a cease-fire violation!), then when can it act? When will it act? And if it will not act, why does it exist?
This is the inevitable culmination of a steadily weakened series of UN Security Council resolutions, which collectively represent a policy of appeasement. Indeed, Resolution 1574 (November 18, 2004) was so utterly inconsequential in speaking of Darfur's catastrophe that Khartoum publicly and enthusiastically welcomed this international 'response.'
Tuesday, December 07, 2004
SudanTribune articles : news, opinions, official press-releases and reports: Double-talk and outright lies at the UN are covering up the genocide in Darfur. "350,000 have died and another 30,000 die every month," and nothing is being done to stop it. Talk by Annan and Co. is of Cease-fire violations, and trivial concerns, while what is happening is genocide.