Tuesday, July 15, 2008

This Will Accomplish Nothing

Or at least nothing that the powers-that-be in Europe want. Sudan Vows to Fight Charges Of Genocide Against Its Leader - washingtonpost.com So they charge the Sudanese President. Nothing will come of it. It will not save anyone from the militias, or being exploited by peacekeepers. (They aren't exactly impartial.)

Of course it isn't fair to say that there will no impact. There will. Just not the impact that was hoped for.
On the other hand, Sudanese officials -- who often react brutally when challenged -- this past weekend warned that the charges would lead to more "bloodletting" in Darfur. The government has moved several fighter jets into the region.
The posturing of politicians in Europe will get innocents killed in Africa. Nothing new about that I guess.

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