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Thursday, March 23, 2006

Bloodshed in Sudan

The UN is impotent, NATO is disinterested, and the African Union is over matched and underfunded, and dealing with a less than engaged government in Sudan. While liberals the world over complain about the Darfur crisis, the groups that they embrace as peace bringers continue to ignore it, choosing not to aggravate the odd balance in Africa.

Today's Opinion Journal has an outstanding piece about the look of a world without US power. They (rightfully) use Sudan as the example of a place where the US could make a difference, if anyone else in the world gave a damn. But based on the UN backdown and indifference the US is right not to go in and try and save the day.

Eventually someone will stand up against the genocide going on there, and maybe the world body will get past itself and denounce it and step in. Until then the US should continue what it is doing, nothing.

We've been scolded for acting unilaterally before, so we shouldn't now. Instead, we should allow the rest of the world to see why sometimes someone needs to ignore the UN, and actually do something.

Probably the saddest thing about this Darfur show is that it's a rerun, we went through the same stuff with Rwanda in 1994, though that was a much quicker, and bloodier version. After a dozen years the UN still can't recognize a crisis or figure out how to deal with it; and they wonder why countries take matters in their own hands.

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Blogger James B. said...

Go to Srebrenica and ask the people how they feel about the UN, as opposed to that evil omnipotent US.

http://thechiefbrief.blogspot.com/2005/07/srebrenica-ten-years-later.html

2:48 PM  
Blogger Jeff H said...

I hear the UN is still trying to nail down the wording of a resolution condemning "in the strongest possible terms" Hitler's move into Austria-Hungary.

3:43 PM  
Blogger Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

I wish we could help but, as an African, I think Africans really have to learn to help themselves first. I wouldn't mind helping by sending some arms to the Christians being slaughtered by the Gangaweed.

4:15 PM  
Blogger shoprat said...

As long as the UN exists there will be no justice. It is designed to uphold the status quo, not bring justice and when dictators and fifth rate nations speak with an equal voice and greater numbers than the democatic countries, it will continue to be part of the problem. The problem will be solved when America and a few other countries tell the UN to take a hike.

4:42 PM  
Blogger Old Sgt said...

Nice one CP. This one pretty coincides with one I ran the other day. We don't go until the UN gets its act together and shows some backbone on enforcing some of their resolutions instead of just saying, "the richer and more powerful nations need to step up." This would end up just like Somolia.

1:39 AM  
Blogger Lone Pony said...

My kids were asking me the other day why we didn't solve problems like this. I told them we have to pick our battles.

5:10 AM  
Blogger Crazy Politico said...

What I've found interesting is the same groups who bitch about us being "the world cop" want us to go there and be the world cop.

It's a horrible situation, no doubt, and the UN isn't helping it at all, which should be advertised more. It's one of the (many) examples of their true impotence as a world "leadership body".

7:16 AM  
Blogger Little Miss Chatterbox said...

I've been meaning to do some more research and post on this also. My heart breaks over what is going on over there.

The UN is impotent, corrupt, etc... and worthless.

What makes me mad is how on the tv show "ER" they have had Drs. go over there several times. And each time they go out of their way to bash the U.S. It is ridiculous. Why they couldn't just highlight the tragedy over there without bashing the U.S. each time is beyond me.

11:45 PM  
Blogger MDConservative said...

"What I've found interesting is the same groups who bitch about us being "the world cop" want us to go there and be the world cop." -CP

That is the key to my issues. If there is a problem who is called, US! Why? Because we are the only one who can actually make a difference.

I SAY:
NO! We were going to Iraq for something we deemed necessary, and few followed. I think we should stand behind those that were willing to follow us into Iraq.

"No taxation without representation." Basically it is happening to us again. This time it is not just money. (Which of course we give money away like crazy, but that is a tangent.)

This time the world is trying to "tax" us but instead of money it is our military. Without us ever getting to have a say in what is needed, the world just wants to suck our military up and use it as their own private force.

Well, "[choice word] them!" You need us because we get the job done. That being the case you best respect us, and not just on the battle field!

11:46 AM  

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