19 November 2006

Sudanese Government Cynicism Baffles the UN, Why?

Over the last few days, the BBC Radio Four midnight news has made much of the talks between the Sudanese government, the UN and the African Union over the issue of Darfur.

A few days ago the unsuspecting listener may have assumed that Kofi Anand had pulled off a diplomatic masterstroke after months, if not years of prevarication on Darfur, by the Sudanese government.

The UN pressed for a solid NATO mission in Darfur to protect refugees, after the failure of the African Union’s under resourced effort. The Sudanese government would have none of this, and so a compromise was eventually negotiated, that a beefed up African Union force would protect refugees in Darfur. Additionally, the Sudanese government promised to help protect refugees, and disarm the Janjaweed militia.

Whilst the negotiations were going on, the Janjaweed militia and Sudanese government forces launched a vicious military operation in Darfur.

Even Kofi Anand must feel embarrassed at this level of cynicism.

The Sudanese government has proven time after time that they will lie, cheat and say almost anything to obstruct humanitarian efforts in Darfur, even expelling the UN official concerned.

The UN and interested countries should respond swiftly to these obstructive tactics by the Sudanese government with clear determination.

They should move a sizeable NATO force into the Darfur region to protect refugees, come what may, and any obstacle should be pushed aside, or the UN will go the way of the League of Nations over Abyssinia.


Sonic said...

FYI I'm now banned from Harrys place

Your constant smearing seems to have done the trick, well done.

Chris Davies said...


Chris Davies said...


You have not been banned from Harry's Place. I had the same problem. There is something up with the software. I e-mailed David T who told me there were quite a few people (including you - he mentioned you bu name) that were having problems getting through. just download anonymiser.

Sorry modernity, is that considered ill mannered?

ModernityBlog said...

No problem Chris, business has been slow since I put on moderation :)

I think that Sonic has a bit of a persecution complex, which is hardly surprising given his strange attitude to things, and if he were banned from Harry's Place then he would have only himself to blame.

Sonic's "contributions" to HP are neither funny nor informative.

Sonic get some treatment, stop acting like an ass and then things will improve for you.