Thursday, March 5, 2009

ICC arrest warrant prompts more Crimes against Humanity

That's right folks, it's true! Following an arrest warrant being issued against Sudan's president, Omar al-Bashir; he has ordered the expulsion of 10 international aid agencies that operate in Darfur.

Almost 3 million people depend on these agencies for a mere chance at survival. Darfur and its people have been victims of rebel, government and militia attacks that have been well publicized across the world. It is one of the poorest areas in the world. The current administration has been widely criticized by the media, the UN and, in particular, the aid agencies.

Just to clear things up for anyone still wondering... President Omar al-Bashir is wanted for crimes against humanity, so what does he do in response? He starts a whole other humanitarian crisis.

I feel horrible for the people of Darfur, I feel angry at the president's supporters in Khartoum and I feel like the international community should really step in and do something instead of waiting any longer. We (the world) needs to step in and defend the powerless instead of sitting idly by while they get slaughtered.

It'll be Rwanda all over again and ten years from now we'll make movies about it and say "Sorry we f^cked up." I thought we had learned our lesson, I thought that we had said all these things like "never again"...

I guess my grasp of the English language isn't what it used to be because it seems that I misunderstood. What they really meant was "Go ahead, they're only Africans."

Muchacho Enfermo


Usha said...

The international community is busy dealing with recession, middle eastern paranoia..hardly any nation is gonna take notice of these impoverished states man...looks like waiting is the only option...sadly....

Muchacho Enfermo said...

I know... and you're right.
It just makes me so mad. With all our wealth, power and influence I just wish someone in Government, any government would step up and say something.