Tuesday, February 01, 2005


Move along, nothing to see here:

A United Nations report says Sudan's government is responsible for mass killings, rape and other atrocities in the Darfur region, but it stopped short of saying Khartoum actively supported genocide.
Well, that's a relief. Why are U.N members refusing to call this a genocide?
If a government is found to have committed genocide, nations that signed the convention are obliged to intervene to prevent further deaths, as well as find and prosecute those responsible for the genocide.
I bet that one seemed like an easy sell half-a-century or so ago when it was signed. I bet all those world diplomats were thinking: "surely something like this will never happen again, and god forbid if it does, surely the decision to intervene will have broad support."


Posted by Matthew @ 11:33 a.m.

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