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Arabs killing Africans in Sudan.

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posted on May, 24 2005 @ 12:23 PM

"Civil war has driven Ishag and about 2 million others in Sudan's Darfur region from rural villages into towns and refugee camps. It's a stark case of ethnic cleansing - sedentary non-Arab African farmers, like Ishag, uprooted by nomadic Arab herders."

Here in West Darfur, the state government proposes to begin repopulating scores of destroyed or abandoned villages in the near future. Ishag says his people won't go. "Everyone knows men with weapons are still out there," says Ishag, 45, who lives in a camp about 15 miles away. "There is a reason why we came here. Unless you remove that reason, we cannot go back."

Asked to name the reason, he says, "Janjaweed."

"The Janjaweed, or "devils on horseback," are Arab tribal militias. They took up arms two years ago after rebels from Darfur's non-Arab tribes, angry over perceived neglect by Khartoum, attacked government installations. The government, dominated by Arabs, armed and directed the militias, whose brutal raids created what the United Nations has called the world's worst humanitarian crisis."

see not many people are anger over Arabs committing atrocities over this, wen news about a book is flushed down toilet Arabs get mad as hell, but wen we hear Arabs raping and pillaging and murdering, nobody gets mad because it could ruin their image and they dont want to talk about it or protest at least.

posted on May, 24 2005 @ 12:27 PM
Actually, the Christian Right raised an uproar over this some time ago. It's old news. The trouble is, once they found out that the Janjaweed genocide was actually targetted at fellow muslim blacks in the west, and had nothing to do with the Sudanese north/south Christian/Muslim conflict, from which they derive their favorite "Christians in slavery" examples, they kind of shut up.

That said, Powell called this bonda fide genocide some time ago.

-koji K.

[edit on 24-5-2005 by koji_K]

posted on May, 24 2005 @ 01:30 PM
You'd be suprised at who is financing and supporting the murderers in Sudan.

Originally posted by twitchy
More hypocrisy in the name of "intelligence", in one hand we offer food and relief supplies, in the other we participate in the financing of a terror regime in the name of intelligence gathering. People are dying and we are writing checks to these murderers. The Bush regime killed a bill that could have ended this hypocrisy and sent some real relief efforts to Darfour.
But now-thanks to a carefully documented report by Ken Silverstein in the April 29 Los Angeles Times, which has had far too little follow-up by the media-it is clear that the CIA, with the blessings of the Bush administration, is closely connected to the horrifying government of Lieutenant General Omar Hassan Ahmed Bashir, the head perpetrator of the ongoing genocide in Darfur: over 400,000 black Africans dead, with some 500 more dying every day, and more than two million, many in peril of starvation, turned into refugees as their homes and villages are destroyed....
In his April 17 column, Kristof wrote: "President Bush seems paralyzed in the face of the slaughter. He has done a fine job of providing humanitarian relief, but he has refused [for months now] to confront Sudan forcefully or raise the issue himself before the world."
In his May 3 column, Kristof-who has made repeated trips to Darfur, at some risk-added: "Incredibly, the Bush administration is fighting to kill the Darfur Accountability Act, which would be the most forceful step the U.S. has taken so far against genocide."
The bill, passed by the Senate, "calls for such steps as freezing assets of the genocide's leaders and imposing an internationally backed no-fly zone to stop Sudan's army from strafing villages." (That bill has now been killed.) ...
unmistakable evidence that Sudan's equivalent of the CIA, the Mukhabarat, is indeed providing the CIA with exceptionally valuable information on terrorists' organizing, and their planned actions, against the United States. Can the Bush administration make a reasonable survival argument that for America's self-defense, it has no choice but to continue its "fruitful relationship" with this ruthless force of evil-even if more white-robed children, like those outside the school in Um Seifa, are raped and murdered?

posted on May, 24 2005 @ 04:46 PM
yeah its pretty sad.

"John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute reminds us that "[r]eportedly, when President George W. Bush first read reports of former-President Clinton's indifference to the genocide that left roughly 800,000 dead in Rwanda, he scribbled 'not on my watch' in the margins."

its just like the old days.

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