Monday, September 26, 2005

You'd almost think that they didn't care

The UN's special advisor on preventing genocide, Juan Mendez, suggested today that the government in Khartoum hasn't done enough to rein in the janjaweed in Darfur. According to Mr. Mendez, they "...don't see a serious good faith effort on the part of the government to disarm."

Jeez, you would totally think that a government that turned armed militias on it's own citizens would force those same militias to back down once it became apparent that the international community wasn't going to do anything about it. Seriously people, what have you gotta do to turn genocidal regimes into responsible world citizens? 'Cos if this is going to involve actual effort well then I'm sorry Darfuris but you should have picked another continent to be born on.

But, then again, maybe I'm looking at this the wrong way. According to an article published on the International Herald Tribune website, the supposed "genocide" is just Republican spin to detract from the war in Iraq. It's just like all that hoopla around the "murder" of 800,000 Rwandans back in 1994 to detract from the tragic slaughter of Nicole Simpson and Ronald Goldman.

1 comment:

Ugly Words said...

It would be nice if the US could take a leadership role in this but we've wasted the influence we had after Bosnia. Now other nations don't trust us and we'll be decades getting that back.