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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:28 AM
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Sudan accuses Bush of exploiting Darfur crisis for election campaign
Sunday July 25th, 2004 13:13.

CAIRO, July 25, 2004 (dpa) -- Sudanese Foreign Minister Mustafa Othman Ismail criticized U.S. President George W. Bush of trying to exploit the crisis in Darfur to win black voters for his re-election.


Bush, Powell & Danforth
There was no other explanation why the Bush administration had suddenly stepped up its criticism against the Sudanese government over the crisis, the minister said in an interview published Sunday in the London-based al-Sharq al-Awsat newspaper.

"The only explanation to this escalation is that it has become part of the American election campaign to attract black voters," he said.
He said he was astonished about the U.S. attack against Sudan especially as Khartoum had already agreed cooperation with the international community.

"We are wondering why this explosion, this earthquake, this escalation of attack in an issue that can be solved internally, particularly given that the Sudanese government did not reject cooperation with the international community," Ismail said.

On Thursday, the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate and House of Representatives voted unanimously for resolutions urging U.S. leaders and the international community to begin "calling the atrocities being committed in Darfur by their rightful name: genocide".

Who is arming the rebels?"

more
http://www.sudantribune.com/article.php3?id_article=418...

I have thought this ever since I tuned into Fox one day and they were doing a special on Sudan. When the hell I said to myself did Murdock get interested in genocide?

Hello, it's been going on in Africa for quite awhile now? Weren't too concerned a month ago.

Congo since 1998 3.5 million
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theoceansnerves Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:30 AM
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1. it also concerns
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 07:31 AM by theoceansnerves
the christian missionaries in the region, and pandering to the base.

on edit: i'm also glad to see the armenian genocide in that chart, there are many people that still deny that even happened.
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:32 AM
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2. Stop the murdering militias
The UN must not fail Sudan again

Stop the murdering militias

Leader
Sunday July 25, 2004
The Observer

The prime minister said last week that Britain had a 'moral responsibility' to help tackle Sudan's humanitarian crisis. The isolated Darfur region in western Sudan has been in flames for six months, since a rebel insurgency among the local population was brutally suppressed by government-backed Janjaweed militias.

So far 30,000 people are estimated to have been massacred and more than a million driven from their homes. Blair said it was premature to talk about British troops on the ground, but there cannot be a clearer case for humanitarian intervention, if only to guarantee the supply of foreign aid to the hungry. The Foreign Secretary, Jack Straw, has indicated a European Union force could be sent, welcome evidence the government wants to build a coalition to support intervention. There is little doubt the Sudanese government is directly implicated in the events in Darfur, which they see as a conflict between loyalist Arabic-speaking tribes and rebel 'outlaws' wanting a fairer distribution of power. Documents obtained by Human Rights Watch show that the Khartoum regime sanctioned the supply of provisions to the militias, and a directive in February ordered all security units not to interfere with their activities. Further documents authorise the resettlement of nomads in areas once occupied by the farmers of Darfur in an organised programme of ethnic cleansing.

.....

The United Nations must pass a resolution under Chapter VII of their Charter. A draft resolution has now been released calling on Sudan to arrest Janjaweed leaders within 30 days or face sanctions. It is a welcome start, but 30 days is a long time while the rainy season reduces refugee camps to disease-infested swamps. At the very least, we must back calls by Human Rights Watch for Sudan government officials implicated in supporting the militias to be added to the UN sanctions list. Plans should also be put in place for the international monitoring of the disarmament of the militia groups and the establishment of an international commission of inquiry into the abuses committed in Darfur by all parties
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http://politics.guardian.co.uk/foreignaffairs/comment/0...
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:37 AM
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3. Thanks to everyone here
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 07:44 AM by seemslikeadream
for caring about the Sudan, before it became "fashionable".


Sudan's cruel and slow starvation
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Sudan: Rape as a weapon of war in Darfur
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
A conspiracy of silence on Darfur in Beirut
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Sudan: Government Officials Implicated in Supporting Janjawid Militias
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Blair draws up plans to send troops to Sudan
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Aljazeera: Sudan cautions against Darfur deployment
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
UK could send troops to Sudan 'quickly'
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 07:50 AM
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4. From Caliphoto
Edited on Sun Jul-25-04 07:51 AM by seemslikeadream
Caliphoto (1000+ posts) Fri Jul-23-04 04:15 PM
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30. If Bush cares about people of color..
.. then WHY isn't he lifting a finger to stop the genocide in Sudan?? He shows no compassion for people of color, regardless of their citzienship, why should anyone believe he cares particularly?? It is now estimated that 300,000 people will die there.. and he does what exactly? Goes on another vacation in Texas. Shame on him.


Bush Tells Blacks, 'I'm Here to Ask for Your Vote'
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Someone must have finally told him the people of Sudan were black.

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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:09 AM
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5. More caring people
Despite Appeals, Chaos Still Stalks the Sudanese
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Militia chief scorns slaughter charge (Sudan)
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Congressman Bobby Rush to be arrested at Sudanese Embassy
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Congressman Rangel to be arrested at the Sudanese Embassy
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Rangel arrested in Sudan protest
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Italy Blocks Ship With Sudanese Refugees
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
As world focuses elsewhere, a systematic slaughter unfolds in Sudan
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

I noticed
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 08:22 AM
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6. Just a few more

The 15-month long conflict in Sudan's western province of Darfur has produced what the United Nations is calling "the worst humanitarian crisis in the world".
A pro-government Arab militia, known as the Janjaweed, is accused of carrying out a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the black African population there. Hilary Andersson has been to one of the Darfur refugee camps.


frankly_fedup2
Suddenly, the Bush Administration wants to help those poor, poor people in


the Sudan.

This was just on the Washington Journal on CSPAN. I thought I would check OIL and SUDAN and came up with a report dated 7/8/04.

http://www.busrep.co.za/index.php?fArticleId=2136881

I knew they did not care about those people. I guess the oil will help pay for the food and help we will give the Sudanese just like they said the oil from Iraq will pay for any infrastructure rebuilding, etc.

These people are shameless.

911 . . . was allowed to happen . . . why?





Solly Mack

You'll find lots of info about the genocide connected to oil companies in

Sudan on the web.

One reason Baker was working in Africa was the oil...and how to get it back to America. Bush INC turned their eyes early on to Africa.

This is just a small taste of the info out there:
http://archives.econ.utah.edu/archives/a-list/2002w29/m ...
http://www.frontlineonnet.com/fl1915/19150500.htm

Sudan/Human Rights Watch:
http://www.hrw.org/reports/2003/sudan1103 /

Annan Blasts Use of Gender-Based Violence As Weapon in Africa's War
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
The new Sudanese plan for 'concentration' camps
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Indian company to build oil pipeline in Sudan
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
U.S. Disappointed on Sudanese Attitude to Darfur
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

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mom cat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jul-25-04 09:19 PM
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7. Gee? Is Carl Rove moonlighting for the Sudanese govt. or do all
right wing nuts sound alike. Such pathetic, misunderstood genocidal maniacs. :nopity:
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-27-04 07:25 AM
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8. kick
n/t
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