Sunday, September 09, 2007

Peace in Darfur? Not Likely

War crime suspect heads human rights inquiry - Times Online Much about Darfur in the news today. Ban, the current UN Secretary General, is praising efforts all around. I don't hold out much hope.

Take for example the Sudanese response to the crisis. (Which is of their own making.)
An indicted war criminal suspected of funding and arming Janjawid militias who have killed tens of thousands of civilians in Darfur is now leading an investigation into human rights abuses in the province.
Sounds like asking the fox to guard the hen house. (10's of thousands? Between 200,000 and 400,000 - no one is quite sure - civilians are dead.)

The Chinese are the one nation in a position to put economic pressure on Sudan. But they aren't doing it, which has lead the gliterati to attack the upcoming Olympics in Beijing. Just another thing for them to attack. (I guess the Chinese aren't communistic enough for the Left anymore.)

The truth, that the UN doesn't want to discuss, is that if you want to stop the genocide, you need to arm and support the folks that the Janjawid are killing. But we can't do that, as it would lead to "clashes." I guess it is better to have genocide than war in the eyes of the UN. I wonder how long before stories of UN Peacekeepers having sex with children begin to come out of this conflict.

Oh, and when did peace become a 'process?' Was in Carter's day? I mean there a lot of articles in Google today on the Darfur Peace Process. But the Israelis don't have peace. Darfur certainly doesn't have peace, and I doubt the UN will deliver. Has the UN ever successfully brokered peace from civil war or genocide? Useless Nitwits

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