Thursday, July 31, 2008

"Unintentionally" Aiding The Sudanese Regime?

That's definitely the case, in some respects, but perhaps too fair, in light of other postures.

An excellent, well-argued an informative analysis, by the human rights activist and journalist Michelle Sieff, points out "the absurdity and pernicious nature" of commonplace pseudo-left discourses, where one encounters "a Zionist and Jewish conspiracy" at work, along with claims that "the violence in Darfur is a Zionist plot to annex the region to become a part of Israel, to control Sudanese oil, minerals, and other natural resources, and so forth."

Read it all at the always excellent Z-Word.


Blogger Mark, Ottawa said...

Regardless of what person's of any political persuasion think, nothing serious will be done by any serious country. And, as this link suggests, so much for any moral force behind the International Criminal Court.

No one is serious because no one wants to invade yet another Muslim country, large and difficult of access. The US is, er, otherwise occupied. Interesting that the rest of the West does not have the combination of will, military capability, and acceptance of casualities, to act on their own.

If one cedes predominance to one power, out of reluctance to spend money or lose lives, then one must live with the consequences. So much for those who blather on about R2P. One needs horses for courses. More here.


4:36 PM  
Blogger Mark, Ottawa said...

"person's": delete the apostrophe.


4:38 PM  
Blogger ahmed said...

Speaking of the "Z word" here's a video a documenting an act of brutality against a people Glavin cares little about

11:15 PM  
Blogger Transmontanus said...

That's right, Ahmed. You go right on bullshitting about how little I care about Palestinians. I'm sure it makes you feel thoroughly superior.

11:22 PM  
Blogger vildechaye said...

I for one would like to know what ahmed would consider "caring" for the palestinians. would it involve, say, dismantling Israel for a "secular" Palestine?
And I'd like to know if, say, Hamas actually accepted the existence and finality of the jewish state, does Ahmed still believe that "brutality" would continue?
And why does any of that even enter into a discussion about FAR FAR GREATER bruality in Darfur. Or do 200,000 dead and millions of refugee sudanese (black of course) matter so much less than the much smaller fraction of "brutalized" palestinians?

9:32 PM  

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