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U.N. Force Takes Control in Darfur

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posted on Dec, 31 2007 @ 11:58 AM
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U.N. Force Takes Control in Darfur


www.nytimes.com

The United Nations officially began a new peace-keeping effort Monday in the Sudan’s war-torn Darfur region in a ceremony that transferred power from the African Union, after months of resistance from the Sudanese government to admit the force.

The peacekeeping force will be staffed far below the levels designed by the United Nations Security Council when it voted unanimously in July to deploy 26,000 troops to try to stop the violence in Darfur.
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posted on Dec, 31 2007 @ 11:58 AM
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Well, is this too little too late? The deployment is going to be in the 9000 range and some say this will do little to help the situation in the Sudan.

Is this just a token gesture? Why can't the UN do what it said when they were going to deploy the 26,000?

The takeover already has concerns as stated in the article that they are without some vital resources, like helicopters.

Is this some kind of a joke? The cry has been out for years for the UN to do something to stop the senseless killing in the Darfur region and now this is their solution?

I may be a little too emotional right now to see the good which may come from this so I will stop the rant....

and hope that this will lead to the end of the killings, and bring about some stability to the region.

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posted on Dec, 31 2007 @ 12:13 PM
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It's about time someone was sent in, unfortunately, as you said, this is too little too late.

9000? To police 6 million people who are in the midst of genocide and lawlessness? This certainly is not enough.

Why should the African Union pull out to permit the United Nations in? Or are they merely passing control to them?


It's unfortunate we couldn't send a Nato mission instead. But, they have their hands tied watching themselves right now... not to mention it's the wrong part of the world.



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