View Full Version : UN Progress in Sudan So Far: It's an Atrocity, Not a Genocide

02-02-2005, 05:34 AM
Yes folks, it would be hilarious if it wasn't so tragic. Here we are thinking all this time that the UN were actually doing something concrete in the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. What it now seems like they were actually doing all this time was to define the problem, as reported in many current articles similar to this (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2005/02/01/udarfur.xml&sSheet=/portal/2005/02/01/ixportaltop.html ).

It is now officially mass murder, rape, torture and dispossession on the Atrocity scale, not on the Genocide scale. So don't fret so much folks. Besides, the French have threatened the perpetrators with an appearance in front of the International Criminal Court.

And disturbingly for many concerned global citizens out there, the Great Satan is taking a keen interest in the matter. If we don't keep an eye on them, we would soon see a Starbuck's, McDonald's and WalMart in every oasis in Sudan.

02-02-2005, 10:15 AM
It's long past time the UN was disbanded or all the hierachy sacked & replaced .
They are a bunch of toothless old women (no offence meant to any toothless old women reading this) who only seem to exist to eat their lunch collect their fat paychecks.
They are about as effective as an ashtray on a motorbike
Bosnia & a number of other troublespots the UN has been involved in have proved that

02-02-2005, 11:21 AM
Good post Vinref. There has been war in Sudan between the Christian black south, and the Islamic Arab north for more than 30 years. This is a tragedy. The Sudanese are very likeable people but also the poorest in Africa. They need help.

Unfortunately Bartsetc is right - the UN is a toothless group of handwringers. This is an example of weak democracy. But we don't have much other choice. At the moment there are a few strong nations (USA, Britain, Oz, France :yuck:)) doing their own thing cos the UN is powerless. And what support do those countries get from us??? Sneering and ranting about being evil warmongers.

Bush should have waited for UN approval - but for how long? Ask the family of a dead Kurd. One day late for Saddams removal is too long.

So the UN needs more support from every country instead of being another arm of American charity which it is at present.