Thursday, April 24, 2008
The Civil War in Darfur
From the Jerusalem Post.
In case you haven't been following this conflict...I really haven't myself.
The conflict began in early 2003 when ethnic African rebels took up arms against Sudan's Arab-dominated central government, accusing it of discrimination. Many of the worst atrocities in the war have been blamed on the janjaweed militia of Arab nomads allied with the government.
Has anyone noticed that the natives are rising up against their Arabic (Muslim) oppressors?
Is it just me, or is this a far worse crisis than Iraq? I mean c'mon people. Our bleeding hearts in the US are so concerned about human life right? So in a war that's been going on about as long as ours in Iraq, we see a death toll of somewhere between 200,000 - 400,000 people. Their own gov't is saying only 10,000 people have died due to the fighting...so even if only 10,000 soldiers have been killed, that's a far cry from just over 4,000 is this heinous Iraqi debacle that the Bush administration has prosecuted in such a criminal manner (dripping sarcasm).
Why don't we see more about Darfur? Because our anti-war folks are not really concerned about war. They are concerned about Our war, they are concerned about undermining our government and projecting their freaking idiotic idea of a utopia via our old friend Marx.
Darfur should be all over the news, it should be the number one news coverage in the world since it is the most violent and bloody war in this decade, but who will go cover it? Certainly it isn't safe for journalists on the ground there so you won't see any eyewitness reporting. In a nutshell, noone cares.