Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Doubts remain even with the peacekeeping forces now in Sudan's Darfur

The Editorial, NSV - After four years of agonizing pain and loss of exceptional lives, taken at the totality of genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan, the talk about all those PRO-PEACEKEEPING resolutions by the United Nations Security Council is now officially over.

Whether or not it is coincidence, the International Peacekeeping forces, today on January 1, 2008, landed on the bloodiest soils of the death-stricken Darfur region, ending one and opening another chapter in what may go down in history and genocide as the greatest attempt in bringing justice to humankind in Africa.

After years of treating the international community to the sickening denying of genocides both in Darfur and during the 21-year north-south war that claimed more 2.5 million lives in South Sudan, the government in Khartoum has finally ‘caved in’, allowing the deployment of what Bashir has blatantly been referring to as the “colonial forces.”

Now, the questions competing for asking are: with the troops’ presence on the ground, is Darfur genocide receding to the back banner of civil wars? And was the Bashir government doing calculation during the gap between the Security Council Resolution 1706 and the SPLM-pullout from the Government of National Unity? Will the perpetrators of genocide answer at ICC? Will the Peacekeeping force have enough land for its bases? And finally, will the government in Khartoum remain selective in what UN member states can contribute to the peacekeeping force in Darfur? Read more >>>>>>>>>

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