Friday, December 23, 2005

Another Massacre in Darfur

The Arab militia group Janjaweed has committed another ethnic atrocity in the Darfur region of The Sudan.

And this time, of course, the world community is "outraged" over the incident. I'm guessing that outraged falls somewhere on the scale between "kinda outraged" and "really outraged."

Kofi Annan, the world's leader in the business of toothless condemnation had an especially scathing toothless condemnation when, through U.N. spokeswoman Radhia Achouri, he

condemned the attack, warning that "the security situation in Darfur remains volatile. Militia attacks on villages continue."
Other stinging rebukes came from The UN Security Council and the African Union.
The African Union, which maintains 7,000 peacekeepers in Darfur, said it was "outraged" by the Abu Sorouj attack. An AU statement said the organization's peace mediator Salim Ahmed Salim, condemned "the unwarranted brutal killings of numerous innocent civilians, including women and children, and the destruction of their homes and property by armed militia."

The U.N. Security Council demanded Wednesday that the warring parties in Sudan's Darfur region honor a ceasefire agreement and said it was determined to hold accountable anyone impeding the peace process and breaking an arms embargo on the region.

The council called on the government and rebels "to fulfill their commitments to conclude a just and full peace accord without further delay."

AU-sponsored peace talks ended Dec. 7 in Abuja, Nigeria, and another round is not expected before the new year.

The AU also urged Sudanese officials to ensure that the assailants "face the full force of the law."
If that doesn't keep those Arab Islamic militants in line I don't know what will.

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