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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

Darfur Genocide Over...

But only because the 'job' is done. Johann Hari has a depressing analysis up. Read the whole thing. This bit is especially poignant:

The Darfur holocaust is a bleak demonstration of how little the most powerful institutions in the world are motivated by basic human morality. Confronted with a clear example of the most terrible crime of all, they have all conspired to carry on working with the killers as if the holocaust in Darfur is at best a minor inconvenience.
I haven't blogged on Darfur in a while. Basically I guess I ran out of things to say. It is horrible and no one seems willing to do anything to stop it. The United States has been probably the best on the issue, and we have been pretty crappy.


Blogger The probligo said...

Does the US support Sudan government and justice system hearing genocide charges against the Junjaweed?

Or does the US support the ICC taking the process over?

10/05/2005 02:16:00 AM  
Blogger Dave Justus said...

The Sudan Government has been actively supporting the Janjaweed, including air support.

In fact their has been some support from the administration for ICC investigation into this. However, the ICC is, at best, a court system and cannot 'arrest' anyone and while they can theoretically punish crimes that have happened they have no way to stop what is currently going on.

China and Russia make UNSC involvement impossible. The European Union has been more tepid on the issue than America has.

Bottom line is no one who can do anything will.

10/05/2005 06:33:00 AM  

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