Friday, September 29, 2006

humanitarian or polititical

There is advertising on television depicting the horrors of genocide in the Sudan which ends with an appeal to the president to "end the genocide in Darfur". I wonder how the president is supposed to accomplish this. Do the humanitarians expect the United States to unilaterally send troops into the moslem controlled country and unseat the government. Such action is dsapproved of by these same people in Iraq. T he U.S. can not get support from the Chinese which is in partnership with the Sudanese Arabs developing and protecting the oilfields of Sudan. China recieves a large portion of its oil needs from this partnership. Nor can the French be relied on , they have oil concessions from the government. The Moslem government of Sudan refuses to let U N peacekeepers into the country and the UN is impotent in any case because of Chinese and French veto power. Moslem countries in general support the government of Sudan. The perpetrators of these ads have to know that unilateral action by the U S could mean military confrontation with China . The question therfore is are these ads humanitarian or political in nature.


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