UN Secretary General's Speech on Darfur, 2004

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    and you were expecting exactly what from the UN?
     
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    Kofi reminds me of the old 'Beatnick' generation... goatee and all...he would be a happy camper if he could sit in a 'Coffee' house and listen to Condi play the piano...along the lines of 'Sugar Shack' while Madeline Halfbright...receits poetry about the Sudan...he would sigh and say 'can't we all get along' while rolling another 'Refer'
     
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    From them? Nothing.

    I dragged it up because I keep wondering why WE aren't doing something. I don't care if France has so much invested in the gov't of Sudan they veto any proposal for military intervention anymore than I gave a damn about France voting against invading Iraq. The only countries France can pick on are their neo-colonies, and I wouldn't bet real money they'd win THAT.

    In the meantime, an entire tribe of people are being wiped off the face of the earth while, as Edmund Burke said: "Good men do nothing."
     
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    I'm with you. NATO AIR has been point man for a long time on this board on the very subject. I think he got tired of being ignored. Glad you picked up the flag.
     
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    Now if we could only get President Bush to pick up the flag.
     
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    biggest messes since wwII off the top of my head

    korea
    indochina
    iran iraq afganistan
    east timo
    darfur
    somalia
    want to add to the list?

    answer this....how many were french colonies?
     
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    4? unless ya are talking about the French Foreign Legions outposts...then maybe all of the above!
     
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    Eritrea and Djbouti

    And you forgot the biggest debacle of all ...France itself.
     
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    What is most tragic about Dar Fur is that we have the capability (not to send troops so much) to campaign in the media, in the corridors of power and in the streets in the world to make a difference on this. To shame a "moderate" Arab regime like Jordan or Saudi Arabia (or even one of the Gulf States) into publicly criticizing Sudan or refusing to back it at the Arab League would have incredible domino effects, giving the Chinese and Russians the carte blanche to pummel Sudan's leadership behind the scenes, something they cannot do now for fear of upsetting client states (for the Russians) and oil suppliers (for the Chinese).

    That and after reading Robert Young Pelton's "License To Kill: Private Military Contractors in the War on Terror", I fully support the US pressuring the AU and UN to accept a Blackwater divison in Dar Fur to help secure relief agencies and certain key refugee camps.
     

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