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I have a piece up at Asia Times entitled US, China Brace for Sudan Trainwreck. Sudan is torn between two competing humanitarian constituencies. Liberals tend to follow Darfur. Conservatives, on the other hand, particularly of the Christian Right persuasion, have focused on the conflict between north Sudan (Arab/Muslim) vs. south Sudan (Christian/animist). Not to say... Read More
Winners write history. Losers rewrite history continually as bills come due, consequences surface, newly revealed errors and shortcomings must be excused, and heavier blame must be shifted onto backs sturdy enough to bear it. Case in point: Michael Abramowitz’s insider-propelled backgrounder in the Washington Post, U.S. Promises on Darfur Don’t Match Actions tries to explain... Read More
It’s Time to Focus on the Key Elements in the China-Sudan-US Equation The Christian Science Monitor does the usual handwringing over Darfur and fingerpointing at China in Danna Harman’s article How China’s Support Shields a Regime Called Genocidal. But before she can move on to Darfur and provide a hook for the genocide tag in... Read More
The March 13 LA Times article by Edmund Sanders, Darfur’s rebels pose latest threat to the displaced, isn’t going to give a lot of comfort to the Save Darfur forces. By describing a state of affairs in which it is the Darfurese militias, and not the Khartoum-backed janjaweed, that are terrorizing the immense Gereida refugee... Read More
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