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Sudanese president is charged with genocide

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posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 07:10 AM
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Sudanese president is charged with genocide


www.msnbc.msn.com

The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court filed genocide charges Monday against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, accusing him of masterminding attempts to wipe out African tribes in Darfur with a campaign of murder, rape and deportation.

Luis Moreno-Ocampo asked a three-judge panel at the International Criminal Court to issue an arrest warrant for Al-Bashir to prevent the slow deaths of some 2.5 million people forced from their homes in Darfur and still under attack from government
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posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 07:10 AM
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Any one who has bothered reading news knows this has been going on for years. This charge of genocide is largely symbolic as more the likely nothing will happen about it. Am posting this hear to keep those interested informed.

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posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 07:21 AM
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maybe commision the SAS under orders from the UN to fly in and grab him?



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 07:27 AM
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Originally posted by Harlequin
maybe commision the SAS under orders from the UN to fly in and grab him?


Not bloody likely. For the most part, China has been blocking any UN efforts regarding Sudan and Darfur.



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 07:33 AM
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Thank you both for posting.
Yes if he was grabbed that would be something different.
Yes Russia and China have been blocking UN sanctions against him.



posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 08:45 AM
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so true - its as if the worlds `powers` are waiting africa to de-populate itself



posted on Jul, 22 2008 @ 11:07 PM
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what many Sudanese diaspora and vocal anti-bashir foreigners don’t realize, is that if Bashir and Co. suddenly disappear or are removed by force a sizable power vacuum is going to be created. And that’s not a situation a fragmented country like Sudan wants to be in!

Can you imagine the anarchy…imagine Somalia on a larger scale!




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