Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Ending Genocide in Darfur


A time for quick actionEnding genocide requires more than slow-motion intervention. The United States and the United Nations must act much more aggressively and quickly to protect civilians trying to escape violence in Sudan's Darfur region.

The U.S. government has labeled the violence in Darfur, which began in 2003, as genocide. That's appropriate: The militias that have been trying to erase the population there are backed by the government in the Sudanese capital of Khartoum.

Sudan's president, Omar el-Bashir, responds to such charges with a "Me? No, never." But then government helicopters buzz overhead to strafe villages and camps for the displaced, who number 2.5 million. Read more >>>

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