Friday, April 15, 2005


10 years after the Rwandan Genocide - the world sits by and Koffi Annan and the UN (once again) can't decide' if the word "genocide" applies?

The Tennessean reports a cold reception for the Ambassador of Sudan at Belmont University. He was confronted, (not by the UN), but by students as wekk as refugees of the gov't sponsored Genocide there. Ali (19) plays soccer for Belmont and has been in the US for 5 years after his family fled Sudan. 3 other Sudanese Refugees as well as a Rwandan Survivor spoke (chillingly) -

"This happened in our country in 1994 while the UN and powerful countries were discussing the word 'genocide' and whether it was a genocide, while every day 10,000 people were dying. We had the UN soldiers there, 5,000 of them. They did nothing.
Now we are discussing the word genocide. Now, when we are talking, people are dying. We know it is a genocide. You know that. Why don't you act? You discuss.
"Save lives, and then discuss."
BILL HOBBS was there and gives an excellent first hand account -

During the Q&A session, I asked Kabeir (Sudanese Ambassador) for his response to charges that the Sudanese government was aiding the Arab muslim militias in killing non-Arab civilians in Darfur. He gave a long and rambling discourse about the complexity of the situation in Darfur, and how it was difficult to tell the difference between Arab and non-Arab Darfurians (but then he contradicted himself and said the nomads in the region were Arab and the farmers were the non-Arab black Sudanese).
It's worth noting that, in his entire rambling response, Kabeir never flatly denied that the Sudanese government was helping the militias kill civilians.
An estimated 2,000 non-Arab villages have been destroyed in Sudan's Darfur region. Homes, livestock, crops, trees, commercial structures, wells and irrigation, nearly all of the physical infrastructure necessary to support survival and community life, were intentionally decimated.
SAVE DARFUR has valuable information and campigns to end the tragedy.

Not since the Rwanda genocide of 1994 has the world seen such a calculated campaign of slaughter, rape, starvation and displacement. Government-backed militias, known collectively as the Janjaweed, are systematically eliminating entire communities of African tribal farmers. Villages are being razed, women and girls raped and branded, men and boys murdered, and food and water supplies targeted and destroyed. Victims report that government air strikes frequently precede militia raids.

The effects of this ethnic cleansing campaign have been devastating. It is estimated that at least 200,000 people have died. More than 1.6 million people have been displaced from their homes and over 200,000 have fled across the border to Chad Many now live in camps lacking adequate food, shelter, sanitation, and health care. Women and girls who leave the camps to gather much needed firewood risk being attacked and raped by Janjaweed patrolling the countryside.

The Sudanese government continues to flout international law with impunity. They have made no progress in disarming or prosecuting the Janjaweed;
Sudanese police forces have attacked displacement camps and forcibly relocated people; there have been recent reports of bombing in violation of agreements the government has signed. In recent months, the situation has deteriorated significantly....

The U.S. Congress declared that the killings in Darfur amount to "genocide," while also urging U.S. President George W. Bush to call the situation in Sudan "by its rightful name -- genocide." For the first time in its history, the Committee on Conscience of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum has declared a "genocide emergency" in the Sudan, indicating that genocide is imminent or is actually happening in the Darfur region.


  • The MUSLIM OBSERVER reports the Arab League (of which Sudan is a member) almost completely ignored/brushed aside the Genocide in Sudan. This also includes much of the Arab press. Indeed, Sudan blamed "zionist jews" for 'exaggerated stories'. (Always those dam Joooos)
  • ACROSS THE BAY points out that eminent US Professor Juan Cole (U of Michigan) scarily repeats this canard.

......... metamorphosed into one of the worst cases of ethnic cleansing and man-made famine. Known locally as the
“zurga” (or blacks), the Darfur region is inhabited by the African tribes of Fur, Masaalit and Zaghawa communities. They have been the victims of “indiscriminate aerial bombardment, militia and army raiding and denial of humanitarian assistance” by the Janjaweed, an Arab militia closely linked to the Sudanese government, said the Human Rights Report issued in April 2004 under the title Darfur In Flames: Atrocities in Western Sudan.[1] According to the report, around a million Darfurians have been “forced to flee their homes in the past 14 months.”


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