Sudan massacres are not genocide, says EU

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    The EU is as worthless as the UN. Is it any wonder that when somebody wants something done, they call the US?

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    Sudan massacres are not genocide, says EU
    Rory Carroll, Africa correspondent
    Tuesday August 10, 2004
    The Guardian

    The EU said yesterday there was widespread violence in the Darfur region of Sudan but the killings were not genocidal, a potentially crucial distinction which underlined its reluctance to intervene.
    "We are not in the situation of genocide there," Pieter Feith, an adviser to the EU's foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, said in Brussels after returning from a fact-finding visit to Sudan.

    "But it is clear there is widespread, silent and slow killing and village burning of a fairly large scale. There are considerable doubts as to the willingness of Sudan's government to assume its duty to protect its civilian population against attacks."

    He said in the absence of willingness to send a significant military force, the EU and others had little choice but to cooperate with Khartoum.

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sudan/story/0,14658,1279835,00.html
     
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    It's neither arrogant, nor jingoistic. They have proven themselves to be not only corrupt in a way that makes Enron pale in comparison, they are truly impotent in dealing with crisis.
     
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    the current setup of the UN does nothing but provide an expensive meeting place for the nations ambassadors. they refuse to move on anything necessary and when they DO decide, they oftentimes can't realistically do anything about their decision.
     
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    If the UN was a reliable international body, it would have already moved into Sudan to stop the genocidal actions of the Sudanese government. Instead, they sit around and debate whether or not it's really "genocide" or just "mass murder." Meanwhile, hundreds of thousands of people who need protection are slaughtered.

    The UN does not do anything worthwhile. Aside from being one big world embassy, I fail to see its relevance.
     
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    Truly impotent in dealing with a crisis...or not willing to back U.S. aggression in the Middle East? Or truly impotent compared to how big the president's genitals look in the flight suit he wore on that aircraft carrier?
     
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    Don't they miss you over at Yahoo!?
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    Sudan is not in the Middle East, wrong side of the gulf.
     
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    Truly impotent in the fact that the UN is supported, both in money and troops, primarily by the US.

    Truly impotent in the fact that UN troops literally sat and watched Rwandans get slaughtered 10 years ago - yet did nothing.

    Truly impotent in the fact that the UN will not commit troops to any cause without the US's insistence.

    Truly impotent in that France, a 19th century power with a moderate-sized economy, still has veto power, while other more populous countries (in order: India, Indonesia, Brazil, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nigeria, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, Vietnam, Germany, Egypt, Turkey, Ethiopia, Iran and Thailand) are not given such veto power.
     

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