Friday, August 06, 2004

Bdos: Independece in the Caribbean celebrated with silence on Darfur

In a more civilised world the sheer savagery of what is occurring in Sudan, especially in its Darfur region, would attract the sternest, most sustained rebuke – if nothing else – by the international community.
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The most visible of Barbados’ spokespersons on Emancipation, black empowerment and reparations apparently consider as guilty of crimes against humanity only those despots and political bandits who have their origin in predominantly non-black societies. The hypocrisy is all too transparent.

Emancipation Day in Barbados two days ago, following on Sunday’s call for social fracture [boycotting this country’s Whites], came and went without so much as a word of sympathy for Sudan’s millions of suffering Blacks or respect for approximately three million slaughtered, six million displaced, and the countless casualties of enforced exodus from their homeland.

But why should would-be separatists in Barbados show genuine interest in the fate of people thousands of miles away when they are busy attempting the kind of reverse racism that belies their sanctimonious utterances about Barbadian nationhood and, quite frankly, makes a mockery of their type of Emancipation celebration?

...Equally, do ordinary Barbadians recognise that Sudan has become the latest of mankind’s worst killing fields, where horrific butchery exceeds war deaths in the Balkans, Iraq and Afghanistan?

Yesterday’s mass demonstration by Arab militia, including large numbers of government troops, illustrates the degree of Khartoum’s bloody- mindedness.

, they vowed to die in a jihad [Islamic holy war] if there is international intervention, specifically by the UN, to stop what is happening in Darfur.

Unspeakably bad things are happening mainly to non-Arab, non-Muslim Africans not least to women and young girls upon whom government soldiers and what is to all intents and purposes the state’s ruthless enforcement arm, the Janjaweed, routinely satiate their sadistic lust.

Through its all, Khartoum is defiant, telling the United States to mind its own business and warning the UN not to meddle in Sudan’s internal affairs.

Not even the slowly awakening African Union [AU] is fully welcome to play the role of peacemaker. Sudan, says President Omar al-Beshir, is quite capable of managing its own affairs. Indeed, setting aside the welfare of its sick, starving and dying millions, and an economy that gallops deeper and deeper into chaos, the president regime is managing in a way that is matched only by the misery that despotic ex-President Slobodan Milosevic and the authoritarian President Robert Mugabe have inflicted on their respective countries.

They should both be on trial for war crimes, which is Milosevic’s fate. But in this civilised, politically correct world, who would dare to touch the rampaging Arab militias in Africa?

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