Saturday, July 24, 2004

Britain Steps Up - Again

Britain is the first nation to pop smoke and suggest using troops to end the genocide in Sudan.

"If need be, we will be able to go to Sudan. I suspect we could put a brigade together very quickly indeed," General Mike Jackson, Chief of General Staff told BBC television.

Everyone else, including the US, is pushing talks, sanctions, and stern words to the Sudanese government. Tony Blair underscored the moral responsibility we have to end the violence. In Darfur, tens of thousands have been killed, scores of women raped and more than a million are displaced by Arab militias, armed by the Sudanese government. The humanitarian crisis created by this violence will see thousands more dead before this is over.

Only Britain seems to get it - so far.  Britain has promised to take this to the EU on Monday. I don't anticipate much support there.


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