And We Wanted them to Take Charge of Iraq?December 23, 2004
Normally I do not comment on heavily politicized topics, mainly because I have more important things to do than listen and respond to the spin doctors of the world and what they want us to believe. But my heart goes out to my fellow believers in Darfur, Sudan who are being largely ignored as thousands of them are being slaughtered.
The U.S. is stretched to the limit in having to deal with Afghanistan and Iraq with limited support from other countries. So we do not respond militarily to this latest attempt of the Arab world to wipe out an entire people group.
The United Nations cannot be counted on to help. Look at this quote from BBC News about Sec. General Annan’s opinions of the situation:
Mr Annan said the African Union has not been able to deploy as many peacekeeping forces in Darfur as hoped, and they needed desperate help.
The force currently stands at less than a quarter of the projected number of 4,000 troops.
The UN Security Council has imposed an arms embargo against non-government groups and individuals including the pro-government Janjaweed militia.
It has also threatened oil sanctions unless the violence ends.
The African Union has sent 1,000 troops to quell a massacre including 400,000 armed militia. That is exactly 1,000 more than the U.N. has sent. The U.N. has also passed two resolutions calling for sanctions in the last six months. They have not actually done anything else. Now, they want to send in food to feed the starving people. This is the same Kofi Annan who let his son give billions of food relief dollars to Saddam Hussein instead of to the people of Iraq.
Some have written me and asked why I am belligerent on my point that the Arab world is bent on violence. Of course, not all Arabs are that way. That would be ludicrous. But many of the leaders are. Just look at this article from the World Tribune which quotes the new leader of the Palestinian Authority Farouk Khadoummi as saying:
Fatah chief Farouk Khaddoumi said the Palestinian strategy toward Israel was two-fold. In the first stage, he said, the Palestinians would accept a Palestinian state alongside Israel. In the second stage, the Palestinians would seek to eliminate the Jewish state.
In November, Khaddoumi replaced the late Yasser Arafat as leader of Fatah, Middle East Newsline reported.
“At this stage there will be two states,” Khaddoumi told Iran’s Al Aram television. “Many years from now, there will be only one.”
Khaddoumi, who regards himself as Palestinian foreign minister, said he was confident that Israel would be eliminated. He said he always opposed Israel’s existence and cited the Arab numerical superiority over the Jewish state.
“[There are] 300 million Arabs, while Israel has only the sea behind it,” Khaddoumi said.
Khaddoumi said his platform was endorsed by the PLO in 1974. He said the strategy called for a phased plan that would establish authority over any territory obtained from Israel, concluding with an Arab war to destroy the Jewish state
Pray for the peace of Darfur and, apparently, for Jerusalem.