Friday, April 23, 2004

Human Rights Watch has established that pro-government, Arab, militias executed 136 men in Sudan last month. United Nations Human Rights Commission, containing 5 of the most repressive regimes on the face of the Earth, expresses solidarity with the country in overcoming the present situation. The Commission did not address the targeting of civilians, the rape of women in the persecuted groups, or the removal of black (and thus, non-Arab) peoples from their homes and communities. It is more likely the members of the Commission felt appreciation for the quick dispatch of non-Arabs by the Sudanese government.

And the Arabs in Sudan have been really effecient. Even the United Nations (the sponsor for the Commission) agrees that 10,000 people or more have been killed. In addition, more than one million non-Arabs have been displaced over the past year. Does this remind you of Cambodia by chance?

The militias, along with government troops, capured men from the Fur ethnic group, loaded them in Sudanese Army trucks, and took them to a place to be executed.

Great place, Sudan. I don't think I'll be going to this sinkhole for vacation any time soon.

Where is old Kofi in all of this? Where is the man of conscience? Is he afraid to speak against the Commission even when it is making a mockery of the United Nations?

Where are those nations who thought liberating Iraq from rape squads is wrong? Where is France? Ok, that wasn't fair. I know they are distracted right now because that government minister resigned after being caught with the underaged Romanian prostitute. And with that embarassing disclosure of oil vouchers from Saddam.

The fact is the Europeans do not care what happens to Africa except where it affects their interests, and the United Nations will not act.

Mr. Rogers says "can you say Rwanda?"





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