By the way, Mr. Secretary General Annan...speaking of human rights violations, you plan on getting the UN to do anything about Darfur anytime soon? Or are the rules different when it comes to your friends in Muslim regimes that have oil to sell?
Here's a picture of a Christian slave from Darfur who was purchased back from her Arab masters who'd love to hear your answer...
The murder, rape and enslavement of Black Christians by the Islamist government of Sudan goes on.
And no one but the US and perhaps Britain want to do a thing about it.
President Bush is sending U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Jendayi Frazer to the Sudan in an effort to convince the Sudanese government to allow UN peacekeepers in the region to protect the Black population from the Sudanese government sponsored `janjeweed' militias.
So far, the Islamist Sudanese government has flatly refused to allow them to enter to replace a token force of African Union (AU) troops now in Darfur, where the United Nations estimates as many as 200,000 civilians have been killed and more than 2 million people displaced and ethnically cleansed by the Arabs since violence first flared up in 2003. Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir has become increasingly vehement. He recently compared a potential U.N. deployment to Israel `invading' Lebanon. And seeing as they have oil to sell and buy arms from usual sources, nobody has been particularly anxious to do very much about it.
The U.S. and Britain last week introduced a U.N. Security Council resolution that would give an official UN mandate the new peacekeeping force. But the Arab states, China and Russia have refused to allow the resolution to go forward.
The Security Council invited Sudan's foreign minister to a meeting Monday in New York with the African Union, the Organization of the Islamic Conference and the Arab League to explain his nation's objections.
But the Sudanese government refused...and of course they're being backed up by the Russians, the oil-hungry Chinese and the Muslim bloc.
Speaking at a press conference, Frazer voiced frustration at the continued "foot-dragging" by both the Sudanese government and the United Nations.
Frazer told journalists at an August 24 Washington Foreign Press Center news conference that she was leaving the next day for Sudan, where she planned to meet with President Omar al-Bashir and top Sudanese government officials about Darfur.
"My primary mission is to consult further with the government of Sudan" in Khartoum about fulfilling its responsibility to protect the citizens of Darfur, who have been assailed over the years by renegade militias called Jinjaweed..."
"We cannot let violence and atrocities continue. We cannot allow future Rwandas to happen," Frazer said, adding, "We must act now" to get a U.N. force in place in Darfur and have President al-Bashir and his government accept it.
The assistant secretary also had a few things to say about the United Nations' slow response in deploying a peacekeeping force of up to 18,000 troops to relieve the beleaguered African Union (AU) force now in Darfur, saying: "We cannot delay. We cannot allow ... bureaucratic ... foot-dragging at the U.N."
An ill-equipped force of 7,000 African Union troops is in Darfur, assigned to monitor the May peace accord. But they been under siege — two of the Rwandan peacekeepers were killed this month. The AU's mandate and funding run out at the end of September, and they're leaving.
Frazer called the U.N. Department of Peacekeeping Operations' January 2007 target date for deployment is "intolerable."
Asked if the United Nations would deploy the peacekeeping force in Darfur over the objections of President al-Bashir, Frazer said: "This force is not going to fight its way in. We're not trying to deploy Western domination here [in Sudan]." The point, she said, is to protect Darfur's civilians and relieve the AU peacekeepers, who are "sitting ducks".
I place that remark right up there with French defence minister Michele
Alliot-Marie's llittle bon mot on Lebanon about "What we must absolutely avoid is giving the image of a Western world imposing peace on the Muslim world."
What both Madame Alliot- Marie and Assistant Secretary Frazer are essentially saying is that if the `Muslim world' is committing real genocide on non-Muslims, no one is supposed to make a peep lest they be seen as Evil Imperialist Westerners...as opposed to acknowledging the loud cries and indignation from the Muslim world at the phoney `genocide' Israel is supposedly committing against the Palestinians.
This is the same disgusting hypocrisy practiced by the Islamic world and their apologists with the constant screeds about `Islamophobia' in the west, while glossing over or ignoring the murders, discrimination, church burnings and persecution Christians face in the Muslim world.
Sorry, Madame Secretary , the UN isn't going to do anything, which is why they vaguely scheduled blue helmet peacekeepers for January of next year...no hurry, you know, maybe the problem will solve itself once the jihad is successful.
And the Islamist government of the Sudan is NOT going to allow anything to interfere with the jihad on Darfur...which is just a step towards the extension of the jihad and Islamization of Ethiopia and East Africa.
If we want to stop this genocide, the best thing we could do would be to airlift arms to the people in Darfur and the Black seperatist movement in the South Sudan so that they can defend themselves. And they just might be able to do so. As we've seen in places like the Warsaw Ghetto, the prospect of extermination and slavery can be a powerful fighting incentive...the Jews trapped in the Warsaw Ghetto and facing annihilation actually held out longer than the entire Polish Army.
Worst case scenario is that these people will be killed and enslaved, which is what awaits them anyway. But if they succeed in defending themselves, they stall the jihad in East Africa..and perhaps may even become an independent, non-Muslim oil producing friend of the US.
It amazes me that we will spend billions on people in Iraq and Lebanon who hate us in the name of `Arab democracy' while ignoring our friends in places like Darfur and Kurdistan.
Big, big mistake.