Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Darfur: Vox clamantis in deserto?

I find the level of public awareness and concern about the genocide in Darfur shockingly low. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with the history and the present circumstances of this horrific situation. The blog of Prof. Eric Reeves is a great place to start:

The international community has failed to prevent, and gives no promise of punishing, the ultimate crime. Eric ReevesDecember 17, 2005

The National Islamic Front is poised to renew its special place in history as a regime that has successfully deployed genocide as a tool of domestic political and security policy. It joins the Turkish government, which was responsible for the genocidal destruction of perhaps a million Armenians during World War I, and the Nigerian government, which during the late 1960s was responsible for the genocidal destruction of more than a million Ibo people in the Biafra region of southern Nigeria. But unlike the earlier Turkish and Nigerian regimes, the National Islamic Front has been successful in its genocidal efforts on multiple occasions, including its previous genocides in the Nuba Mountains (beginning in 1992) and in the southern oil regions (beginning in 1997). These are the ghastly precedents for current genocide in Darfur.

Read the whole thing. Is Prof. Reeves a voice crying out in the wilderness? If so, we have no one to blame but ourselves.


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