Tuesday, April 22, 2008

UN still gets Darfur wrong

I received an email today from CNN that declares that the UN has miss calculated the death toll in Darfur, Sudan, by 100,000 people. They now put that count at 300,000. Well, have I got news for them. The number is more closely to 5-600,000. How do I know? Because I've been following this horrible tragedy since 2004! It was 200,000 people murdered in 2005. It remained at that number for 3 full years! Here is the CNN report:
U.N.: 100,000 more dead in Darfur than reported.

NEW YORK (CNN) -- The number of deaths in Sudan's Darfur region since 2006 may have been underestimated by as much as 50 percent, the U.N. undersecretary-general for humanitarian affairs said Tuesday.

An man injured in clashes with tribal fighters outside the African Union Mission in southern Darfur in 2007.In March, international figures, including U.N. data, put the death toll in Darfur at 200,000, with another 2.5 million people displaced. But 300,000 are believed to have died in the tribal conflict in the past two years, said John Holmes, who also is the United Nations emergency relief coordinator. Holmes said that sexual violence has increased and that food allotments for civilians affected by the civil war will be halved in a few days. [Great thinking. And everyone wants to count on the UN? *shaking head in disbelief*]

Holmes gave the U.N. Security Council an update on conditions in the western Sudan region, revisiting a report he gave a year ago. "I am sad to say that the humanitarian situation remains as grim today as it was then, if not more so," he said. In 2008, 100,000 civilians have fled their homes, many not for the first time.

The Darfur conflict began five years ago, when ethnic African tribesmen took up arms, complaining of decades of neglect and discrimination by the Sudanese government. Sudan's Arab-dominated government is accused of responding by unleashing tribal militias known as Janjaweed, which are said to have committed the worst atrocities against Darfur's local communities.

There also have been intra-rebel and tribal clashes, Holmes added. He blamed the military arm of the Justice and Equality Movement faction of the Sudan Liberation Movement for the most recent round of violence, and he accused the government of using "disproportionate force" and failing to differentiate between civilians and rebels in their response.

"Darfur today is still characterized by insecurity, lawlessness and impunity," he said. "A particularly worrying feature is evidence of high levels of sexual violence and exploitation in the northern corridor of west Darfur over the past two months." This is shown by the increased number of women and girls seeking treatment after sexual brutality, Holmes said.

The World Food Programme announced last week that it will have to cut back its food distributions in May, partly because of attacks on convoys that reduced the amount of supplies they can get through, Holmes said. Six aid workers have been killed this year, and 42 humanitarian posts have been attacked. The supply line also is hurt by soaring food prices: The price of staples such as millet has doubled since April 2007, Holmes said.

While expressing gratitude to the Sudanese government for improved cooperation under various agreements, Holmes said there still is no physical access to internally displaced persons and some other groups. [WHAT COOPERATION???]

He said he was "saddened and angry" that after five years, there has been no lasting solution to the suffering. He made several recommendations to the government, including disbanding the Janjaweed, providing security for citizens, ending impunity for criminals and shouldering more of the financial burden for humanitarian aid. Holmes also said rebels must stop their attacks against people and humanitarian convoys. [May I add that the rebels only took up arms AFTER the ARABS were committing GENOCIDE? I guess that fact never phased anyone, though. *shaking head in disgust*] [Source: CNN.]
If you would like to read up on what has happened and what is happening in Darfur, Sudan, please go to my old site, "Causes of Interest", and put into the search engine for my blog the words 'darfur' and 'genocide'. You may also use words such as 'sudan', 'peace', 'murder', 'janjaweed', 'rape', 'war', etc.

It angers me to no end that the democrats have not once brought this subject up in all of those 'debates', if that's what you choose to call them. It is more like the coronation of Barack Obama who, btw, doesn't give a crap about black people. These are arabs murdering blacks. TRUE AFRICANS. The Arabs are trying to colonize this AFRICAN country, and not one word from the democrats. They are enslaving boys and women (they kill the men), and not one word from the democrats. I do not understand the mindset of today's black people living in this country. Why aren't they as angry as I am?

PS. For those of you who do not understand why I am ragging on the democrats, I have done my fair share of ragging on the Bush Administration as well. Just read the articles. No one gets past these tenacles. I also had some great successes with the Conservative, religious groups and members of the Senate. We have passed the Darfur Peace and Accountability Act (HR 3127). This was a REPUBLICAN backed bill. The earlier bill, "Darfur Genocide Accountability Act" (HR 1424), however, could not get enough support from the DEMOCRATS. Just be careful who you decide to trust when the rubber hits the road against slavery...

If you would like to read the article I wrote for yourself, here it is. Have a nice day in your safe house with your safe bed and refridgerator full of food. But please, at least once a day, say a pray for those who are dieing just because they exist. Think of what they don't have, before you start to complain about what you do not have. Then compare the difference in those 'things' priorities. Maybe there would be just a little less complaining. Do ya think?

I am asking you at this time to pray for these people. I am pleading with you. We can move mountains, if our faith is strong enough, and if we believe in God's Word and promise to us. First we must pray for our country to repent of her sins, we must repent of our own sins, and we must continuously plea for the plight of these Darfurians. I believe it can work. We got that bill passed, didn't we? We can do more! Let us begin with you.

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