My point is not to accuse individuals. That just is not important right now; it would be a distraction. It would kill more time.
Besides, the problem is We The People – the deceivers rightly perceive that WE DON’T WANT THE TRUTH. This has been the way of EVERY OTHER GENOCIDE. It is WHY GENOCIDE HAPPENS.
My point is to bring to light what is happening. Those with any interest in Darfur have had hope, optimism for weeks now due to the “Peace Agreement” that was negotiated. Yes, anyone with any sense had severe reservations about the agreement – that Sudan would not observe it, that the international community would not implement the 20,000 peace keepers, or would not implement them in time.
BUT IT LOOKS LIKE THIS AGREEMENT WAS ALL A DECEPTION! A deception that will:
1. Allow Khartoum to finish the job at whatever pace they wish – solidifying the genocide – the sterilization, the cleansing of Darfur;
2. Allow the US Government (State Dept, Presidency, Congress…) to win political support for their fine efforts;
3. Allow the US Government to avoid the risks and costs of ACTUALLY RESCUING AND RESTORING DARFUR.
Read the recent New Republic publication by The Hero of Darfur - Eric Reeve, Smith College - and see if you can retain any optimism for the recent Peace Process. Read Reeve’s work and see if you can stifle your outrage; your horror; your despair.
China and Russia. Did you too wonder why they had finally allowed talk of 20,000 UN peace keepers?!?!?!?!!? EASY! THE PEACE KEEPERS ARE TO BE AUTHORIZED AT A LEVEL THAT COULDN’T DO ANYTHING BUT WATCH!!!!!!! AT THE LEVEL OF PLANNED AUTORIZATION THEY COULD NOT APPROACH, COULD NOT BROACH, WOULD BE LIGH-YEARS AWAY FROM THE ALL IMPORTANT TASK OF DISARMING THE JANJAWEED.
WINDOW DRESSING. TOTAL IMPOTENCE.