Sudan: April 12, 2004


United Nations bureaucrats and NGOs (non-governmental aid organizations) are calling for nations to send peacekeepers to the western Sudan. This is unlikely to happen quickly because of resistance by the Sudanese government and the fact that the western Sudan is truly "in the middle of nowhere." There is no great enthusiasm among most UN members for getting involved in western Sudan. For one thing, it's Moslem on Moslem violence which is killing far more people (all Moslems) than have died in Iraq in the last year. Moreover, the violence involves slavery, rape and gruesome murders. Moslem nations do not want the kind of media coverage that would result if peacekeepers went into the region (and made the area safe enough for more journalists to operate in.) UN members that have been approached about sending peacekeepers to Sudan have responded that they are waiting for the United States to take the lead. But the United States says it is fully occupied with peacekeeping in Afghanistan, Iraq and the Balkans, all areas where Moslems were getting killed (usually by other Moslems) until the American peacekeepers showed up. But these peacekeeping efforts gain the United States nothing but scorn and criticism in the Moslem media, so why do it again?


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