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The Never Ending Sameness of The Darfur Saga

19 Feb

So last week the ICC- supposedly put out an arrest warrant for Omar al-Bashir then almost immediately denied doing so, to what end we might not even want to guess. Some success is claimed at talks in Doha, Qatar, hosted by Qatar’s prime minister, the Sudanese government and the Darfur rebel group Justice and Equality Movement signed a milestone treaty of “good intentions” to end the conflict in Darfur, an agreement that specifies measures to aid and protect refugees in the Darfur region and a commitment from both sides to carry on negotiating in Doha to finalize a peace agreement.
The world is pleased.

Yet the Darfur rebels accused Sudan’s government of launching two attacks on their positions on Wednesday, a day after the sides signed a goodwill agreement paving the way to peace talks.

And yet again we hear the international peacekeeping force in Darfur will not reach its target of 80 percent deployment by March, and the full 26,000-strong United Nations-African Union force won’t be in place until next November.

But damn it George Clooney is still going strong. On a trek and with Nicholas Kristoff on his tail. Hoping the media would follow he underestimated their fascination with a mentally disturbed Angelina Jolie wanna be, her 14 kids, the failing economy and the package which is supposed to kick it in the butt, and of course American Idol. Despite the fact that Ann Curry sparked some of that fascination she is there too. Working on her next Emmy I suppose while MSNBC colludes with Clooney and Kristoff on this one.. As John wrote earlier she sent some tweets earlier in the day. The big wait as anytime now the possibility that the International Criminal Court will announce whether to issue an arrest warrant for the president of Sudan for the atrocities in Darfur, a region of Sudan.

Are Darfur Victims waiting on Justice? Will they get it, or is that even the point any longer?

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Posted by on February 19, 2009 in Bookmarks

 

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One response to “The Never Ending Sameness of The Darfur Saga

  1. Jonathan Simeone

    February 19, 2009 at 6:00 am

    Unfortunately, the West will never do what it should to aid the people of Darfur, or Africa for that matter, because Africa does not have enough ready-made natural resources for the West to take. Reality tells us that nobility mostly comes into play when greed can be rewarded. If President Obama ever went to the American people and said the crisis in Darfur is out of controll w need to act the American public would be really mad.

     

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