Wednesday, June 21, 2006

More Darfur bluster

If you ever feel like complaining about posturing politicians in the U.S., imagine the plight of the citizens of the Darfur region of Sudan. Recolonization? Ridiculous--but maybe not a bad idea if this keeps up much longer.
Khartoum - Sudanese President Omar al-Beshir has voiced strong opposition to the deployment of Western troops in war-torn Darfur, vowing his country would not be "recolonised"."I swear that there will not be any international military intervention in Darfur as long as I am in power," Beshir said late on Monday."Sudan, which was the first country south of the Sahara to gain independence, cannot now be the first country to be recolonised," he said.The UN wants to replace an embattled and under-equipped contingent of African troops in the western region of Darfur with its own peacekeepers in an attempt to shore up a fragile peace deal. - Sapa-AFP
I can't wait to see how the U.N. responds to this. Of course, the U.S. action in Iraq and Afghanistan, coupled with the latest rumblings from a nuclear aspiring Iran, can only make the situation more difficult. How can the rest of the world ever muster the resolve to take action in Darfur? Is the situation as hopeless as it seems? Where is real leadership when you need it!


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