Aerial view of Darfur attack
As I reported here, President Bush sent Assistant Secretary of State for Africa Jendayi Frazer to Sudan to meet with the Sudan's president Omar Hassan al-Bashir in Khartoum to try and convince him to accept a UN peacekeeping force to stop the government backed Arab militias from perpetrating the jihad massacre in Darfur on Black Christians.
it was a waste of time, in spite of the usual diplospeak on the part of Frazer.
Secretary Frazer was met by massive government organized demonstrations at the airport telling her to go home - and worse. And President al-Bashir actually avoided her for the entire first day of hervisit, and then briefly met with her before adamantly stonewalling her request for the Sudan's cooperation.
Today, ater a certain amount of the usual wrangling, the UN voted to establish the UN peacekeeping force. Not suprisingly, when the UN voted there were three abstentions, from Russia, China and Qatar, the Arab member on the council.
The Sudan rejected the U.N. resolution, which was watered down to give the UN permission to establish the peacekeeping force in Darfur on condition that the government in Khartoum gives its consent.
Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir chaired a meeting of the ruling National Congress party leadership which rejected the resolution.
"The Sudanese people will not consent to any resolution that will violate its sovereignty," President al-Bashir said in a released statement.
The statement said it regarded the approval of the resolution as "unjustifiable hostility against Sudan." It called on the Sudanese people to "strengthen further their cohesion and ranks and prepare to face any development."
To add urgency, it appears that the fears of the Black seperatist movement in Darfur about the Government planning an assault to wip them out were correct. Just prior to the vote, they reported being attacked by Sudanese planes and troops in a new offensive that the Sudanese government began just as Secretary Frazer was meeting with Sudan's President Bashir. Sudanese government forces attacked and occupied Kulkul about 35 km (22 miles) north of Darfur's main town, el-Fasher.
"Government forces have moved north of Kulkul with about 90 vehicles and are attacking the area of Um Sifir, bombing with Antonov planes," said Jar el-Neby, a rebel leader, quoted in ABC news.
Sudan will never allow anything or anyone to stand in the way of the jihad on Darfur unless they are stopped by force.
The best thing we could do would be to airlift arms to the people in Darfur they can defend themselves. And we should do it N O W.
Thes epeople have nothing but rape, enslavement and murder facing them. But if they succeed in defending themselves, they stall the jihad in East Africa, and strengthen the anti-Jihad forces there. And we might just end up with an oil producing, non-Muslim ally.
After all of the wasted billions we've spent chasing the mythical `Arab Democracy' and trying to bribe the hearts and minds of people who are going to hate us regardless, it's time we put some money and metal where it could actually benefit America.
This is, yet again, an opportunity for the US to combat jihad on the ground...will we take it?