SUDAN WATCH: Question: What should Obama do about Darfur? Answer: Give a chance for peace in Sudan

Friday, March 06, 2009

Question: What should Obama do about Darfur? Answer: Give a chance for peace in Sudan

Today, I left the following comment at Alex de Waal's blog post What Should Obama Do About Darfur?
March 6th, 2009 at 14:42 pm GMT
As stated in my earlier comment at your post Uncharted Waters, the African Union’s latest initiative to try halt ICC’s proceedings against Bashir will give a chance for peace in Sudan. The African Union was formed to provide African solutions to African problems and deserves to be respected and supported. UN Security Council members UK, France and the US must be persuaded to give a chance for peace in Sudan. The future of Sudan and the lives and livelihoods of millions of Sudanese and Chadian people are at stake. If any person reading this is a British, French or US citizen please find a way to make your voice heard and request that ICC proceedings against Sudan’s President Al-Bashir are halted for the time being. War begets war. Peace begets peace. Think of all the young children growing up right now in Sudan and Chad. Their futures depend on what happens over the coming weeks and months. Peace and love. God bless the children of Sudan.
Before I forget, in Alex's post is a link to an online debate involving Richard Just (the editor), Alan Wolfe, Eric Reeves, Elizabeth Rubin, and Alex de Waal, on the question of what the new U.S. Administration’s policy should be on Darfur. The debate will last several days. Note the input so far from Eric Reeves, as per usual, is full of criticism while offering no solutions except, I guess, Khartoum regime change. I've yet to read anything he has written that explains who he thinks ought to replace the current regime in Khartoum. I'm surprised that nobody challenges the dangerous rubbish he writes. I look forward to Alex's response.

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