Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Darfur: Where is the will?

Elvir Camdzic, John Weiss

The history of the world's response to the genocide in Darfur has been a sad tale of calculated naivete, self-deception, pious platitudes, constructive engagement with genocidaires, conscious adoption of ineffective policies and diversionary strategies such as "awareness-raising," divestment and fundraising for humanitarian aid.

The would-be rescuers of Darfur -- politicians, diplomats and activists alike -- kept espousing the rhetoric of ultimate causes while practicing the art of minimum risk. They all deplored genocide, but refused to take the risks necessary to stop it. None of them cared enough to put their nonviolent purity or their clean-solution sainthood on the line. Read more >>>

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