Darfur?

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    I don't really know anything about this, but I'm just wondering why we're not doing anything about the genocide in Darfur? Do we just not care or are we doing something??
     
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    Short version cynical response: they don't have any oil.

    Long version: When military intervention was suggested in the UN, France threatened to veto any and all measures. Sudan is part of France's Neocolonialism of poor North African countries. The government committing the genocide is supported by France.

    Any unilateral action on our part would bring such a wail out of the leftwingnuts (the same ones who have been screaming why hasn't Bush done anything?) we'd all need hearing aids.

    The appropriate title for the genocide in Darfur is "The Shame of the Civilized World."
     
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    Gunny summed it up well. Add to it that the government is an Muslim government killing Chrisitians and every Muslim government in the UN provides support for the genocide. The UN hasnt even decided to call it a genocide. They are calling it an incident. They are currently creating a committee to decide if it is a genocide.

    As for the US, well we're kind of busy.
     
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    Whoa, ok so as the U.S. shouldn't we challenge this and take them the fuck out? I mean shit, if France and the UN is supporting genocide then they're just as bad as Hitler himself. Why the hell don't we challenge this "attitude" towards this shit? It's ridiculous.
     
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    Partially because we already have somewhat of a handfull with Iraq and to a lesser extent Afganistan.
     
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    What Gunny said.
     
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    Not to mention Iran, North Korea, China....
     
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    any sources for the claim its all France's fault.

    I blame the AU, especially SA.
     
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    If you are referring to my post, I did not state "it's all France's fault." I am however moer than willing to put down France's neocolonialism at any and every opportunity.

    They opposed is invading Iraq why? Because they had under-the-table deals with Saddam that would be jeopardized by the invasion, and basically went out the window when we did.

    France has financial interests in Sudan, that would be jeopardized by action against the current government. So, France is willing to turn a blind eye to genocide for financial gain, and thwart any UN effort to intervene.

    That doesn't make it "all France's fault." It's primarily the fault of, and being carried out by a typical extremist Islamic government against people who stand in their way and don't believe what they tell them they should.
     
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    Another group of people who follow Islam?

    Anybody see a pattern here?
     

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