Thursday, April 06, 2006


Yer government at work:
The United States is opposing the inclusion of any Sudanese official on a potential U.N. Security Council sanctions list of individuals blocking peace in Darfur, two diplomats said on Wednesday.

Britain and other nations on a council sanctions committee have recommended a list of eight names of people including some government officials who would be subject to a travel ban and an assets freeze. All 15 council nations have to approve.

The United Nations is trying to halt atrocities in Sudan's western region of Darfur where the government is accused of backing Arab militia, known as Janjaweed who have raped, killed and driven more than 2 million African villagers from their homes.

But the United States recommended for the sanctions list just one middle-ranking Janjaweed militiaman and a rebel fighting opposing the militia, the diplomats said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the secrecy of the process. The names were not disclosed.
I bet that coddling the genocidaires solve everything. Maybe if we slap them on the wrists they'll stop.

A group of students at KU are getting together to get the University and the state to divest from companies that do business with Sudan. A similar movement in the '80s was a key part of ending the reign of apartheid in South Africa. When the people lead, their leaders will follow.