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Why Does the US Continue to Appease Sudan?


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Genocide by attrition in the Nuba Mountains



Why Does the US Continue to Appease Sudan?


Samuel Totten and Rebecca Tinsley (Bio and Archives) Friday, April 5, 2013




Imagine a corrupt Third World dictator who took power in a coup, who locks up opponents, journalists, civil society leaders, students and anyone else who dares doubt his right to absolute power.


Imagine a leader who counts Iran and Hezbollah as his closest friends; a man who gave sanctuary to Osama bin Laden for five years; and who has been indicted for genocide by the International Criminal Court (ICC). Imagine a leader who denies rape exists in Muslim societies, even as his soldiers and their proxies systematically rape women and girls whom they consider racially inferior. Then imagine that America considers this leader their friend in the war on terror.


Why does the Obama Administration continue to handle Omar al Bashir and the Government of Sudan with kid gloves? Bashir’s regime, based in the capital, Khartoum, perpetrated genocide by attrition in the Nuba Mountains in the 1990s, and has carried out what Colin Powell, then US Secretary of State, defined as genocide in Darfur since 2003. Khartoum is once more committing crimes against humanity in both the Nuba Mountains and the Blue Nile regions today in an effort to ethnically cleanse the land of non-Arab groups. Scissors-32x32.png


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