Darfur

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  1. Annie
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    For my friend, Eddie. Well we can see the UN is right on this. :rolleyes: Can't we at least send them some guns or something?

    http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/IRIN/b2ceb1ad579a9759febf5e197941f268.htm

     
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    IMO, this is one of the biggest embarrassments not only for the UN, but for the US. We should have ALREADY done something with or without the Useless N.
     
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    How? We don't have the manpower. We're already activating reservists and National Guard units. If we went into Darfur, we might need a draft or something just to provide the number of boots needed to get the job done. Now, if we went into Darfur, there's a good chance I would enlist, like, tomorrow, but there aren't enough of me around to make it happen without compulsory service.
     
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    But why not give them what they need to fight back? A version of lend/lease as it were. That's what I thought we should have done in Bosnia in the first place.
     
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    I agree with you on Darfur, and I felt the same way
    about Bosnia.

    I think the problem is that the political elites of the West,
    embroiled in a cynical, hypocritical, wheels-within-wheels
    relationship with the Muslim world, are willing to let places
    like Darfur hang fire so as not to further inflame the already
    pathological Muslim "street".

    Christian and other minorities in the Muslim world will continue
    to suffer, I'm afraid, because there is no end in sight to
    the present Western policy of toadying. God knows where
    and how it will all end.

    Thank God for our staggering technical superiority, which
    I believe will allow us to prevail eventually.
     
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    We effectively protected the Sunnis, Kurds, and Shia for 12 years in Iraq with nothing more than airpower. We have more than enough to draw a line in the sand.
     
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    We do not have enough, as Hobbit said earlier.

    The American people are not now willing enough
    to go hauling off into the wilds of Sudan.

    No matter what our abilities are, if we do not
    have the will to use them, they are not enough.
     
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    Those of us that have will always will while those who do not can figure some lie to tell themselves to justify standing on the sidelines watching the genocide of a people.
     
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    Dang, gotta 'spread it around.' :clap:
     
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    The question is: Where the Hell is UN in all of this? Isn't THIS what we're paying that pointless, self-serving bureaucracy to prevent?

    If the UN was doing what it was supposed to instead of figuring out how to embezzle funds and argue over "happy's-to-glad's" we wouldn't be in Iraq, Afghanistan, nor would the systematic extermination of indigenous Africans be happening.

    It disgusts me that the UN occupies prime real estate in our Nation, and that even a wooden nickel is tossed its way.
     

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