My friend Vishwajit sent this message – which I wanted to share. It is about the role of China in Darfur!
After watching the Frontline/PBS program on Darfur one feels disgusted with the UN and world governments including US and especially China – which supports the Sudanese govt (due to its oil investments in Sudan) and therefore vetoes all UN/International action to intervene in Darfur.
A small group of people including yesteryears’ actress Mia Farrow have asked that the 2008 Olympics be called the Genocide Olympics to highlight China’s support of the genocide. Her efforts and of people like her have resulted in indictments of genocide perpetrators in the Intl Court of Justice, even though world governments do nothing. The US president which would be Bush does not have the balls to stand up to China.
I ask your support in this cause.
PBS aired a program on this issue and here is a quote from it that explains the mess there:
James Traub, author of The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and the U.N. in the Era of American World Power, tells FRONTLINE: “What has enabled Sudan to be as truculent as it has been is knowing that they have either the support, or at least the willingness not to act against them, of neighboring African countries, of Islamic countries generally, and of Russia and China. And above all of China. That support is critical for them.”