Yahoo! News - Annan to Visit Sudan to Press Government on Darfur
On first reading this headline I thought, "This is a good thing!" And I guess, in a way, I still think it is good they're recognising something needs to happen, except for one little problem. Nothing is going to happen. What does Kofi Annan say? "...it is the responsibility of the government to protect the population, and we need to encourage it and must insist it does it."
You....idiot. Problem one: government forces are intimately involved in the ethnic cleansing taking place, side by side with the enlisted help of the janjaweed militia. Problem two: that was the UN plan in Rwanda, alert the government that a massacre might be about to take place so they could take necessary steps to avoid it. Too bad it was the government planning the massacre, but thanks for the heads-up guys!
the earley edition - Posted by Dave @ 6/19/2004 01:11:00 am || ||