Moslem's are getting killed in Darfur, but Moslems of a
They get permission to kill fellow Moslems from their religious authorities because the Darfurians are not Sunni, and not fundamentalist - like Wahhabists - so the religious authorities categorize them "heretics", so permissible to kill, religiously speaking.
The Christians and animists living in the south were killed during other recent massacres.
And China and France aren't interested in changing the status quo, because they have oil interests in Sudan.
Oil rich countries want the killing to continue - in the interests of peace. Believe it
The Arab League has rejected any sanctions or international military intervention as a response to the crisis in Sudan's Darfur region.
Arab foreign ministers at an emergency session in Cairo backed Khartoum's measures to disarm Arab militias and punish human rights violators.
They called on the UN to give Sudan more time to resolve the conflict.
Al Qaeda has
worked with the Sudanese government. In
some cases, they are the Sudanese government.
But Amnesty International wants U.S. investigated! Amnesty International USA urged foreign governments Wednesday to use international law to investigate Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and other alleged American "architects of torture" at Abu Ghraib, Guantanamo Bay and other prisons where detainees suspected of ties to terrorist groups have been interrogated.
The Sudanese Janjaweed don’t just share the same philosophy as the folks who are responsible for 9/11. In many ways, they are the same people who are responsible for 9/11.
the situation in Darfur and al-Qaeda's considerable involvement with the Sudanese government. I also know that some readers are going to bristle at my characterization of the Janjaweed death squads as al-Qaeda, so allow me to explain myself on this one.
It is quite true that warfare between Sudan's abbala (camel) and baggara (cattle) Arab tribes and members of the native African Fur, Zaghawa, Berti, Toubou, and Messalit tribes has been going on for decades now. All of this is quite true and while there are both abbala and baggara Arab tribesmen in the Janjaweed, they aren't the ones perpetrating most of the massacres that we read so much about. The Sudanese military, just as back in the 1990s or the Taliban in Afghanistan against the Northern Alliance, relies on al-Qaeda to help them massacre and otherwise oppress the locals and this suits the network just fine, as it provides a fresh opportunity to "bleed" new recruits to the Cause(TM).
I also have a new post up at Winds of Change (hyperlink isn't working for some reason) entitled "No Shame" in which I pretty much opened up on New York Times columnist Paul Krugman for taking a cheap shot at Simone Ledeen, who just returned from Iraq, in order to get at her father and the neocon movement in general. If you have a problem with Michael Ledeen, take it up with him, but for the love of God leave his family out of it.
Database is still coming along, though I've already done bin Laden, al-Zawahiri, Jemaah Islamiyyah, all of the smaller Gulf states, Iraq, Iran, the Caucasus republics, Uzbekistan, China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, ect., so work on that front is coming along nicely. I'm going to use the e-mail addresses listing in the earlier blog when I start e-mail out copies of this database, so keep dropping me a line there if you want a copy.
hat tip: Mara
Amnesty International has accused Israel of committing war crimes in the occupied West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Can you imagine this? Israel, who refused to use air support during Jenin to minimize Pali casualties (and was accused of a massacre there, where there was none but Israel lost 22 soldiers), this from a country that sent med supplies and blood into the Palistinian territories but were refused because it was "jewish blood", this from a Palistinian authority thats shoots suspected Palistinians of collaborating with Israel, shoots them in the head in the street without a trial, I could go on and on but Amnesty is accusing US and Israel of war crimes OCCAMS RAZOR!