Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Now maybe the world will listen... (but probably not)

In response to the idea that the United Nations may take over from the African Union, citizens in Khartoum have taken to the streets:

``Death to invaders'' and ``Our country will be their graveyard,'' many in the crowds chanted, some waving automatic weapons in the air. Some carried banners reading ``death to America'' and ``resistance and jihad (holy war).''
Okay, so the world doesn't care that it's a crazy genocidal state. But when citizens of that crazy genocidal state start calling for jihad... maybe, just maybe, it's time to start paying some serious attention.

The situation in Darfur is not just about Darfur. It speaks to a larger political situation within Sudan. We will continue to ignore political crises in Africa at our own peril. But ignore them we will.

1 comment:

RoboDork said...

Looks like Sudan is fairly far down the US State Departments's 2005 list of human rights abusers:
BBC News