Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Genocide in the Sudan - "Sudan massacres are not genocide", says EU

It's merely a case of
"...widespread, silent and slow killing and village burning of a fairly large scale. "
according to Pieter Feith, an adviser to the EU's foreign policy chief, Javier Solana, as reported in the Guardian .

The EU refuses to recognize the ongoing genocide since that would require it act under the genocide convention adopted by the UN in 1948. A similar semantic tactic was adopted by then-President Clinton to avoid having to intervene in Rwanda.

It's time that Americans realize that the UN and most of Europe are irrelevant. The UN, under the leadership of France, failed to enforce its own resolutions in Iraq and now the Franco-German axis is playing word games to avoid carrying out a duty that is one of the cornerstones of its existence.