Sunday, September 19, 2004

UN to Sudan: Stop It. Please

Or what? C'mon, seriously. Do you think a majority of the Security Council will vote for sanctions and that they will actually be enforced? Who's going to enforce this? What if the monsters running Sudan judge that the atrocities are worth the cost?

What are the atrocities? Let's not be squeemish. Mass rape. Slavery. Brutal, hand to hand mass murder. This is from the Telegraph:

Bokur Hamis, 21: "Each of us was raped by between three and six men," said Bokur. "One woman refused to have sex with them, so they split her head into pieces with an axe in front of us."

Baxit Zaruuk, 14: "In Khartoum we were all taken to a place along the Nile and raped at gunpoint." She was handed to a soldier as his "wife".

Regarding the coordination and logistics of transporting abducted women from Darfur to Khartoum, "It is solid proof of collusion between the government and the army in rape, abduction and slavery of children and women."

I will be very impressed if the Security Council can take meaningful action. But my expectations could not be lower.

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