Even as Julie Flint and Alex de Waal decry (Justice Off Course for Darfur) Luis Moreno-Ocampo’s comparison of Darfur with Nazi Germany, and contend that thought inditing top government officials for their true crimes against humanity would symbolically be a victory for the people of Darfur from a more pragmatic viewpoint it will do nothing to increase the security of those affected by the crisis, and could make their situation even worse by angering those still in power,those who were complicit in these crimes.
It seems unlikely, more than four years after the initial genocide began, with fractured rebel groups, an uncooperative and disinterested government that provoking the tyrants who main in power could be a good thing. A catch -22. Doing nothing at the onset has placed us in a position were we now have to deal with murderers diplomatically in order to protect victims, ( who are still victims), from more victimization.
In the meantime we can judge for ourselves as CNN’S Senior international correspondent Nic Robertson presents a half-hour special documentary, Darfur: Out of Control, on 5 July at 11:30 am and 7:30 pm and on 6 July at 11:30 am.