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Old 02-16-2007, 01:25 AM
 
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Why is everyone just sitting back while so many people are being killed in Darfur? This isn't some new crisis. Half a million Sudanese civilians from the Darfur region have been killed by the Khartoum government of Sudan.

So what are we going to do about it? Are we going to ignore it?

What does everyone think about this?
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Old 02-16-2007, 04:01 AM
 
Location: on an island
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I think it's horrible, but it could get even worse.
What to do?
Well, there are several Darfur organizations easily found by googling, but I usually donate to either Doctors Without Borders or Unicef.
The summit in Cannes, France looks somewhat promising.
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Old 02-16-2007, 06:25 AM
 
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Because it has nothing to do with oil, and the people happen to be black.
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Old 02-16-2007, 06:45 AM
 
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I thought that this was a UN issue. Where's the UN? What does our money to the UN go for, except to line the pockets of the administration there?
This is indeed a tragedy. But, to rely upon a corrupt organization is probably a bit unrealistic. This is a difficult situation. I believe the solution lies in the hands of the neighbors, like Egypt and Libya.
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Old 02-16-2007, 06:53 AM
 
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Because if we did do something about it then I would have to endure a whole new series of posts here on "Bush lied about Darfur, get our troops home", MSNBC would go into hysterics again, Kerry 4 years down the road would be arguing "I voted for it, before I voted against it", and Cindy Shehan may finally go postal.
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Old 02-16-2007, 10:31 AM
 
Location: The Bronx
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MoMark objects when you equate this to the Holocaust, and he's right in a sense. What is happening over there is more analogous to the "Night of Broken Glass", the first organized Nazi pogrom against the Jews. That happened in the 30's. The world didn't give two toots on a kazoo about that, either.
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Old 02-16-2007, 11:11 AM
 
Location: Journey's End
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Strange, I don't see a post by MoMark here?

How are you comparing this massacre in Darfur with Krystalnacht?

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MoMark objects when you equate this to the Holocaust, and he's right in a sense. What is happening over there is more analogous to the "Night of Broken Glass", the first organized Nazi pogrom against the Jews. That happened in the 30's. The world didn't give two toots on a kazoo about that, either.
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Old 02-16-2007, 11:49 AM
 
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This weekend I went to the Holocaust museum in St. Pete. Fl. and they had an exhibit on the genocide in Darfar, camparing it to the Holocaust.
Sometimes I think our support for Israel comes from our guilty conscience for out neglect of the Jews during the Holocaust.This country knew about the Jews plight well before we got involved, but they had no oil either.
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:01 PM
 
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You might want to check out the anti-semitic thread (Wiesel). I just posted a link to YIVO. Otto Frank's letters pleading for entry into the US, lost and recently found, went unheeded.

A voice in the wilderness unheard! and

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This weekend I went to the Holocaust museum in St. Pete. Fl. and they had an exhibit on the genocide in Darfar, camparing it to the Holocaust.
Sometimes I think our support for Israel comes from our guilty conscience for out neglect of the Jews during the Holocaust.This country knew about the Jews plight well before we got involved, but they had no oil either.
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:08 PM
 
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This weekend I went to the Holocaust museum in St. Pete. Fl. and they had an exhibit on the genocide in Darfar, camparing it to the Holocaust.
Sometimes I think our support for Israel comes from our guilty conscience for out neglect of the Jews during the Holocaust.This country knew about the Jews plight well before we got involved, but they had no oil either.
You are preoccupied with this oil thing, why don't you give it a rest:

Isreal has no oil either.

Vietnam had no oil.

The biggest comparison to this is Somalia. They had no oil either, didn't stop us from getting involved. Look what happened when we did.
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