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bnr65432 said:
400,000 people have died
2 million have been displaced from their homes
the conflict may move into Chad
Why doesn't anybody care?

http://savedarfur.org/go.php?q=currentSituation.html


Thats a damn good question.


Many thousands have been killed and human rights groups say there has been a systematic campaign of rape, intended to humiliate and punish non-Arab groups.

The Janjaweed have attacked black Africans from the Fur, Massaleet and Zagawa ethnic groups with a ruthlessness that has not been seen in the region for some time, report aid agencies and the refugees themselves.

They have killed, raped, maimed, looted and burned down tens of thousands of village homes, displacing hundreds of thousands of people.

The BBC's Alfred Taban in Khartoum says the number of the Janjaweed is reported to be very small, maybe a few thousand, but they are well armed with automatic weapons and ride well-fed horses and camels.

Correspondents say that many of the men fighting with the Janjaweed received military training in Libya in the 1980s, when Muammar Gaddafi set up an "Islamic Legion" of mercenaries recruited from across north and west Africa.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/3613953.stm
 

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bnr65432 said:
400,000 people have died
2 million have been displaced from their homes
the conflict may move into Chad
Why doesn't anybody care?

http://savedarfur.org/go.php?q=currentSituation.html
Because Darfur has no military nor economic relevance to the rest of the world. If Darfur has say..... oil? I think in no time flat those Al Qaeda terrorists would be there and we'd have no choice but to invade the country and overthrow thier brutal dictator.
 

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KCConservative said:
From the looks of the website you provided, it appears plenty of people care.
Let me familiarze you with the phrase "actions speak louder then words".
Oh it's a shame that so many people are dieing. Have you or anyone else done anything? ie military assistance?
 

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jfuh said:
Let me familiarze you with the phrase "actions speak louder then words".
Oh it's a shame that so many people are dieing. Have you or anyone else done anything? ie military assistance?


I've sent what I could to the red cross (each year)
I'm thinking about doing a stint with Doctors Without Borders, My wifes friend works with them.

Would also give me a chance to see some old friends in Senegal.
 

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bnr65432 said:
400,000 people have died
2 million have been displaced from their homes
the conflict may move into Chad
Why doesn't anybody care?

No WMD's.
No, wait, the thing is they haven't ignored UN resolutions.
What I really mean is, no terrible dictator.
Actually, what I mean is democracy isn't needed there. Yeah, that's the ticket.
 

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tryreading said:
No WMD's.
No, wait, the thing is they haven't ignored UN resolutions.
What I really mean is, no terrible dictator.
Actually, what I mean is democracy isn't needed there. Yeah, that's the ticket.
You forgot the most critical element. Ties with Al Qaeda.
Or Al Qaeda recruitment/traning facilities.
 

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jfuh said:
You forgot the most critical element. Ties with Al Qaeda.
Or Al Qaeda recruitment/traning facilities.

Dammit! Can't believe I forgot that.
 

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tryreading said:
Dammit! Can't believe I forgot that.
It's ok, we all make mistakes now and then.
 

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Darfur has no econonic relevancy so therefore no relevancy at all, in the eyes of the world.

These are what I can't stand about world governments. They are evil beyond description.

Please go to www.savedarfur.org Thinks like this really make me sick.
 
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People care it's just that the U.N. is corrupt and is run by despots and tyrants. The only government to officially acknowledge that what is going on in the Sudan is in fact genocide is the United States. Collin Powell went to the U.N. and demanded that they send in peace keeping forces to stop the genocide. The U.N. refuses to acknowledge it as genocide because then they would be bound to action. Rather than acknowledging the genocide they instead placed the Sudan on the Human Rights Commission in order to obsolve them from investigation and intervention. The U.N. is now dominated by the very same corrupt institutions which it was intended to eliminate.

Powell calls Sudan killings genocide

He cites 'consistent and widespread' killings, rapes

Thursday, September 9, 2004 Posted: 3:54 PM EDT (1954 GMT

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said Thursday that "genocide has been committed" in the Sudanese region of Darfur

http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/africa/09/09/sudan.powell/


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