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Darfur, Sudan, - The U.N should hang their heads in Shame

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Ben W, May 17, 2006.

  1. Ben W

    Ben W Active Member
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    Sep 16, 2002
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    I have watched the events in Darfur Sudan unfold believing that the United Nations is going to step in and do somthing about it. After what they permitted to happen in Rwanda, how could they sit back and allow something as horrible as that to happen again.

    The U.N are good at making empty promises while people are tortured to death and women placed in rape camps.

    The U.N has not done anything like enough to deal with this situation and it is time the whole thing was disbanded as a result. I think that Australia, the U.S, Denmark, Poland and the U.K would do better to have our own aid organisation, at least some hard decisions might actually be made.

    - Hundreds rally against genocide
    Adisa Kalken, representing the Bosnian community lights a candle, as JCRC President Terry Bloomberg speaks in the background. Photo: Kristi Foster


    More than 300 people, including representatives of 40 community organizations associated with the St. Louis Save Darfur Coalition and other cooperating groups, gathered at the Missouri History Museum for a candlelight vigil and a speech by Jerry Fowler of the U.S Holocaust Memorial Museum Thursday to demand immediate action to stop the ongoing genocide in the Darfur region of western Sudan.

    "These faith-based and other groups from all segments of our community are united in their determination to bring an end to the horrific genocide in Darfur, Sudan," said Terry Bloomberg, president of the Jewish Community Relations Council, which organized the coalition.

    In the ongoing violence in Sudan's western region of Darfur, government-backed militias called the Junjaweed have engaged in a genocidal campaign which has resulted in as many as 450,000 deaths, 2 million people displaced from their homes.

    Some 7,000 troops from the African Union are the only forces present attempting, without success, to stop the violence. Activists have pushed for additional African Union troops, along with United Nations and possible NATO troops, to stop the slaughter. It was pointed out that the African Union forces have not been effective, and that United Nations forces had failed to stop the genocide in Rwanda in l994, but that NATO forces had been effective in stopping the ethnic cleansing in Bosnia and Kosovo. NATO troops can be sent to Darfur only if a United Nations force precedes them, and these efforts have been stalled.

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  2. Eliyahu

    Eliyahu Active Member
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    Nov 4, 2005
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    Darfur has been on my prayer list for a long time.
    UN and USA must be ashamed about themselves. They have the power but didn't do anything substantial to resolve the problems there.
    Kofi Anan is ridiculous guy, totally unqualified, never justice oriented.
    Jangjaweed must be bombarded by the Cruise missiles, then they will quickly stop telling lies. All the countries are tricky on this issue. China has the interest in the petroleum from Sudan and therefore they are not supportive of any action against this genocide.
    We have to deplore on this situation.
  3. Joseph_Botwinick

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    Nov 12, 2000
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    Actually, I believe they already do have an aid organization...it is called the coalition of the willing. You know, the one that is viliified by those on the left and the isolationist extremists on the right as the neocon imperialists? And, this coalition is led by the cheif neocon imperialist himself, the bumbling cowboy, George W. Bush. Welcome to the fold, Ben. [​IMG]

    Joseph Botwinick