Monday, April 17, 2006

The world fails to act on another slaughter


But the same nightmare of genocide that descended upon Rwanda has now come to the Darfur region of Sudan -- and the world's response is exactly the same as it was 12 years ago: silence, foot-dragging and stunning ineptitude. More than 400,000 people -- about the population of Oakland -- have died so far. The dithering continues, even as Darfur chokes on its own blood. It almost feels like the United Nations and the great Western powers are waiting for the granite memorials to go up and the Sudanese national holidays to be established before they demonstrate that the routine slaughter of innocent people in Africa is an issue worth caring about. Read more >>>

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