Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Once Again the UN Proves It Can Do Nothing

U.N. warns of Darfur force delay - Yahoo! News Why does the group committing genocide get to approve the peace-keeping force dedicated to stopping the genocide? Because the United Nations Useless Nitwits are in charge.

I believe the correct military term to describe the situation is "cluster fuck." They have no helicopters to support the peace-keepers.
One Western diplomat cited two main reasons why potential providers of helicopters had not come forward: some were already overstretched by military deployments overseas; others were concerned about whether the untested command and control structure of the U.N.-AU force would work properly.
Oh and the UN, it is waiting for the government of the Sudan to approve the peace-keeping force which will keep tabs on the government of Sudan.
The bloodshed in Darfur has killed 200,000 people in 4 1/2 years, by international estimates. Khartoum says only 9,000 have died since rebels took up arms against the government in 2003 and accuses critics of exaggerating the crisis.

Accused by critics of backing the Janjaweed militias blamed for much of the violence, the Sudanese government has also been criticized by U.N. aid officials and independent charities for imposing bureaucratic obstacles to humanitarian work.
Why the hell would they ever approve anything? With no approval, there are no peace-keepers. With no peace-keepers (how can you "keep the peace" when there is no peace?) the Janjaweed can continue doing any damn thing they want. And Khartoum can ignore (or at least under-report) the situation.

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