Sunday, July 25, 2004

women's world

blacklock has written extensively on the situation in sudan and the atrocities done to women. there has been talk that blair is planning on intervening in the name of oil. 

It will be interesting to see how successful British Prime Minister Tony Blair is in forging  a "coalition of the willing" to alleviate the suffering in Sudan, Africa's largest country, with 2.5 million square kilometres (about a quarter the size of the United States) and some 30 million people (about the same as Canada). The Guardian newspaper has reported that Blair is drawing up plans for military intervention to allow aid to reach homeless refugees and protect them from government-supported militias. Blair hasn't used the term "coalition of the willing," but it's not a bad idea. It certainly has more  justification than the "coalition of the willing" sought by Blair and U.S. President George W. Bush in the invasion of Iraq. This time, Canada must be one of the willing, because we have substantial involvement in Sudan's oil sector, which has contributed to much of the horror in this cruel, God-forsaken part of the world. Consider the use of government- sanctioned rape to humiliate, terrorize and control black Africans in the Darfur region at the western edge of Sudan.

i'm not holding my breathe regarding intervention of the west. history keeps repeating itself. remember rwanda, bosnia, liberia,  democratic republic of congo, haiti...


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