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Old 22nd June 2004, 06:34 PM   #1
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Sudan Redux ..part 3

Story #1 : Analysis: Inaction in the Sudan crisis - June 22 (UPI)
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U.N. officials have labeled the situation in Western Sudan the worst humanitarian crisis and the international media has compared the crisis to the Rwandan genocide....Armed militias have killed an estimated 30,000 people in Darfur, a region located in Western Sudan. More than 1 million have fled their homes in fear, with an additional 150,000 crossing the border over to Chad....Sudan is a multiethnic and multireligious country, with Nubian and Arabic speakers as well as Christians, animists and Muslims. Its current government took over in a military coup in 1989 and has promoted an Arab-Islamist platform ever since, all but ignoring the needs of other ethnic groups.
Story #2 : Sudan's ethnic cleansing moves into Chad - June 22 (UPI)
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Arab militias that for months ethnically cleansed western Sudan of blacks have moved into Chad to purse refugees and attack Chadians, a rights group said. Human Rights Watch reported Tuesday that Janjaweed militias, backed by Khartoum, launching assaults across the border into Chad, attacking and looting Chadian villagers as well as refugees from Darfur....And despite a ceasefire agreement in Darfur, and Sudan's disarmament intentions, government troops and Janjaweed militias continue to commit atrocities in the western Sudanese region...."The Janjaweed are the government's militia, and Khartoum has armed and empowered it to conduct 'ethnic cleansing' in Darfur."
Story #3 : Annan seeks to evade Sudan blame - 22 June (BBC)
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Kofi Annan has said the United Nations should not be blamed for the world's inaction in Sudan's Darfur conflict....The UN chief was in charge of peacekeeping during the 1994 genocide in Rwanda and was widely criticised...."We should avoid the situations where we allow member states to hide behind the secretary general, use him as an alibi for their own inaction," Mr Annan said.
Story #4: Sudan denies atrocities in Darfur - 25 April (BBC)
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Sudan's Foreign Minister Mustafa Ismail has acknowledged some human rights violations in the troubled western Darfur region....He spoke after Khartoum welcomed the UN Human Rights Committee's watered down statement on Darfur.


Why not even a peep of protest from the Muslim world about the atrocities committed by Muslims? And so much for the value of having an African UN Secretary General.
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Old 22nd June 2004, 06:54 PM   #2
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Stand by for the Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay rationalizations/comparisons...
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Old 22nd June 2004, 06:57 PM   #3
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It's a conspiracy by anti-Semites against the right for Israel to exist.
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Old 22nd June 2004, 07:01 PM   #4
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It's a conspiracy by anti-Semites against the right for Israel to exist.
Is that kinda like your brain's conspiracy to appear funny or intelligent?

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Old 22nd June 2004, 07:24 PM   #5
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Is that kinda like your brain's conspiracy to appear funny or intelligent?

What a terrible comparison. Everyone knows the first rule of conspiracies is that they have to be at least slightly plausible.
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Old 22nd June 2004, 07:32 PM   #6
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What a terrible comparison. Everyone knows the first rule of conspiracies is that they have to be at least slightly plausible.
Touché!
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Old 22nd June 2004, 07:35 PM   #7
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Annan has a point. Why is everyone looking to a slim facade of a debate club for a solution to the Sudan problem? Ohhhhhhhh, thats right, because Mr. Annan has implied in the past that the UN is a defacto world governing body.

Let's face it, waging a war againt the muslims of Sudan will make you public enemy number 1 to the muslim brotherhood. Don't expect France and Germany to take action while we are tied up in Afghanistan and Iraq. They are happy not rocking the boat.

Really, Sudan would make a good front in the war on terror. Like Iraq, there is a job there worth doing. Like Iraq, by taking care of a good objective (saving the Sudan) we will draw the Al Ihkwan types out of the woodwork. I think Egypt would love it every fanatic thats bad for tourism left their country to go die in Sudan.
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Old 22nd June 2004, 08:51 PM   #8
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Ohhhhhhhh, thats right, because Mr. Annan has implied in the past that the UN is a defacto world governing body.
Kofi Annan's New Year's Resolutions:

1) Resolve to cut the word “Secretary” from title. “General Annan” is much catchier.

2) Write resolution to write more resolutions.

3) Make the UN more bureaucratish.

4) Bad-mouth US in front of Middle Eastern diplomats some more then apply for US citizenship.

5) Make sure UN diplomatic immunity applies to downloading illegal nude photos of that smoking broad Condi.
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