UN Darfur: Preparing To Lose?

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    Nick Kristof reports in his latest column (and I have seen this seconded across the web via Strategy Page and distinguished observers) that Sudan is engaging in some high stakes brinksmanship with the neighboring country of Chad, where many of the Darfur refugees (nearly a million) are now suffering in camps.

    Sudan is supporting a rebel force in Chad that is attempting to overthrow the government of Chad. If they suceed, Sudan gets a proxy state in Chad and will make good on its threat to exterminate every surviving Darfur male (child, adult, old men) and rape and enslave the women.

    That's a million lives on the line, with the AU, US, UN and EU allowing this to get this crisis to get to this point by "talking, talking" and not taking action.

    You're going to see shit (because there will be journalists everywhere covering it as its so politely promised by the Sudanese themselves) out of Chad and Darfur that will look the ENDTIMES, with bodies everywhere and a bunch of Western diplomats claiming they didn't see it coming and were powerless to stop it, even though the intelligence services have been warning of this for three years.

    Its sickening to think that our only hope is the French, who consider Chad's government a Francophone ally. I hope GW encourages Chirac and the French to get medieval on the Chadian rebels and their Sudanese allies.
     
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    the only hope for the christians in Dafur is a Western Alliance force of 20 -30k securing the peace.

    These guys have nothing, so its not gonna happen, shame on us.

    The African Union and their cries of Imperialism doesnt help either.
     
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    It would at once both probable and impossible for a Western financed private military force to protect Darfur. There are several companies out there with the ability to pull it off, at a price of maybe 400-500 million for 6 months-1 year.

    Better than nothing.
     
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    I dont claim it inpossible just that the African Union and their Imperialism talk plus the cost keeps the West out. That is shamefull. Fuck Southafrica ( the gorilla in the AU.)
     
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    well, i wasn't criticizing your post, just noting that a most realistic (but at once unviable) option would be the PMC force.

    I doubt a Western Alliance is going to show up to do anything.

    You are right about the AU.

    Though its almost all Muslims in Darfur, the Christian victims of the Sudanese regime are in the South.
     
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    Seems to be something in the air.

    The continent of Africa, and any land mass that touches` it, seems` set on self destruction, in one form or another.

    Hard to belive, that it`s the cradle of civilization.

    I say let em have at each other, sending the UN or the French in would have the same result.

    On the bright side, they could learn how to surrender from the French. :teeth:
     
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    An obscene but understandable position. I refuse to consider the fall of US credibility and influence on a continent that will be of critical importance in the future to be something to enjoy or smile about.

    Nor do I consider the preventable deaths of a million people to be something to be proud of, which is what we're going to get if we sit back and let the region collapse because we lack the courage and the intelligence to get involved at the moment of maximum US leverage and capability.
     
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    The US has credibility ??
     

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