Friday, October 26, 2007
Less talk, more action
Peace talks have begun in Libya to discuss the deteriorating situation in Darfur. The bloody Khartoum government has agreed to participate, but there's one problem. The two main rebel groups have decided not to attend. So who is the government negotiating with? The media is so busy celebrating the collapse of the peace talks between Iraq and Turkey (they're itching to see Iraq fall back into chaos) that they haven't even bothered to bring this up. The Sudanese government has no intention of co-existing in peace with the black population of Darfur. We probably have a better chance of convincing Iran to recognize Israel than seeing a regime that massacres its own citizens with helicopter gunships change its ways and seek a peaceful solution to this almost five-year old conflict. The people who put these peace talks together are making the same mistakes the rest of the internatonal community has made. They think that the regime of Omar Al-Bashir is simply engaged in a "tribal misunderstanding" over land and water. The incompetent UN has even come up with its own suspect for the genocide. Do you know what it is? Global Warming!! The theory is that climate change has dried up resources and now tribes are fighting over land. This is the biggest load of crap I've heard in a long time. This is a GENOCIDE. Genocide is defined as a systematic destruction of a racial, political, or religious group, and that is exactly what's happening in Darfur. These peace talks, like the many before, are destined to fail unless pressure is put on Khartoum to stop its killing rampage against so many innocent people. will any world leader stand up and do the right thing? Or are we just going to reciprocate this horrific cycle again? For God's sake, stop this genocide.