Darfur

on May 5, 2006 with 0 comments » |

This is hidden away in another post of mine from last year...and so thought I'll re-post it here this week as the Darfur peace talks move ahead even as experts and analysts and experts warn of the disastrous consequences should negotiations break down and the UN says that obstruction and violence are  worsening in the crisis.

Tragic that the US, NATO and the UN are doing almost nothing to intervene and have wasted over a year quibbling over semantics of whether it really is genocide or just a crisis!! Bush and Condaleeza Rice in 29 meetings with NATO and UN Security Council members this year have mentioned Darfur once. 
Nicholas Kristof has been documenting photos from secret archive of thousands of photos and reports gathered by African Union to document genocide under way in Sudan's Darfur region. Kristoff quotes JFK in one of his article - "The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in a period of moral crisis maintain their neutrality." 
Despite a lot of talk, articles, and thousands of internet links about the crisis (see below)... there has been little action! Maybe humor is one way of handling the anger at this apathy...

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