Sunday, January 24, 2010

Atrocities still plague Sudan's Darfur region

By Brian Craig,

 Never again, right?  Ask yourself these questions: Do I really know what is going on in Darfur? Do I even know where Darfur is?

Darfur is a racially mixed region in Sudan where genocide has claimed many lives in the past few years. It seems people look beyond this crisis because it's not in "our" area, or because they simply don't care.

If people knew anything about Darfur and the slaughters that are happening to many innocent people, maybe they might actually start to care.

There are estimates of 400,000 people who have been killed since 2003.

The United Nations is trying to help, but it is doing a lousy job. The U.N. can't even establish that this is genocide.

They say that "there were mass murders and rapes of Darfurian civilians," but they could not label the atrocities as "genocide" because "genocidal intent seems to be missing." Innocent people are being killed and raped for no reason.

We know the Holocaust was much more terrifying that what is going on in Darfur, but where are those people who said "never again?" Read more >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

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