Public Enemy Number One.


This man is personally responsible for the deaths of over 300,000 of his own people. (That’s like 100 Word Trade Center attacks!) Millions more have been driven from their homes and forced into refugee camps. Women are being raped, children are being brutalized. Yet no one is doing anything to bring him to justice.

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14 thoughts on “Public Enemy Number One.

  1. he is pure evil. and it is tragic how long it has been going on.
    but i am sure trying to solve it will be a long process that will look a lot like iraq. bashir will no doubt NOT cooperate with demands the same way sadam did, and then if we were able to go in and overthrow him, the conflict still exists strong among the people and the government is weak. i think it would be a long road that could possibly end up looking like iraq now, which though it hasn’t gotten much press, which is looking pretty stable. but, it won’t be popular or pretty.
    i really hope that obama will do something, but it would be taking a huge risk politically. if you come out and say, hey bashir, you better or else, you ought to be seriously ready to follow through with that or else. i fear the american people don’t care enough to back him.
    i mean sadam killed thousands and thousands of kurds and most americans don’t even know.
    then there is the pressure of other nations who will feel like this is another example of america coming out against muslims.
    i would for sure give obama serious credit if he does do something (something serious) about all this. if anyone could sell it, he could.

  2. the thing is he & his followers don’t see them as “their people”. though bashir and many northern sudanese people look “black” to us, they consider themselves arabic, and the previous genocide he ordered in the southern sudan was both racially & religiously motivated (the majority of southern sudanese people being christian or non-muslim). in darfur, the majority are muslim, but they’re still black, and so they must be wiped out, in accordance to bashir’s desire. i don’t want the u.s. to be a lone soilder, like with iraq or afghanistan, and say “we’re gonna fix it!”, but there is NO reason that a multilateral effort of pro-democracy and pro-human rights nations should not be together right now in there doing something. NGO’s have been expelled, humanitarians are murdered, the african union forces have given up b/c they are so poorly equipped, and china keeps on funding this. that’s why it’s so incredibly frustrating. hitler was right when he proposed his final solution, and when asked about public outcry said “who remembers the armenians?”. but, the holocaust is the only genocide anyone remembers or talks about. since then we’ve had cambodia (thanks in large part to kissinger & nixon’s wonderful destruction of that nation), rwanda, kosovo, the kurds, southern sudan, darfur and now the dr congo. and, countless conflicts in former soviet states and just everywhere. i don’t trust the UN necessarily, but they had no reservations about running into kosovo, yet – call me a bleeding heart, it’s ok – when it’s poor black people with nothing to offer, no one does a damned thing. it makes me sick to live in such a world.

    but we have a moral obligation – just as many other nations do, we’re not alone – to say ENOUGH! and it’s up to us – the consciencious few – to keep yelling til someone important enough to do something pays attention.

  3. you are right tim. i think though probably ngo’s have better solutions than governments have, but if they had some gov. backing it might not hurt!
    it’s funny cause you are so right about the race thing, and ironic cause no arab would consider a sudanese arab at all, they are african, and way looked down upon.
    and also it is funny to me how so much of what is written about sudan leaves out that it is mainly a muslim, vs anyone not muslim thing, and has been for years and years and years. like the sudanese ‘lost boys’ who watched their families killed before their eyes in many cases just because they were christians.
    a bleeding heart is good, but it makes me think you should be working for an ngo tim, cause you obviously care very deeply about all this.

  4. i would like that very much…though i really enjoy workin’ with crazies πŸ™‚ we’ll see what God has in store for me. i’ve looked into job opportunities with some NGO’s and for some i’m way underqualified and for others it’s mostly a voluntary thing, so being (almost) 30 and having looooooooooooots of debt & bills it’s not really an option, except to donate $ & try and get others onboard with petitions and whatnot.

  5. While I agree with Tim the problem comes from where is the line to be drawn for enough is enough? Do recall this same argument was made for Iraq not so long ago and while its maybe not to scale is it any less wrong?

    The fact remains we either as a country have to help everywhere that we consider oppressed (since its a totally arbitrary amount of perceived suffering) or we have to stay out of all of them. Since we have shown in the past we will step in to “help” suffering people stopping short on this one seems a bit odd.

    Ohh wait they have no oil never mind. Those darn Republicans just dont care……. wait now its the dems what happened?

    1. neither of them care. or, if they do, the corporations that control them most certainly do not.

      i’m not advocating that the u.s. go into every nation and “fix it”. what i said was a multilateral effort of pro-human rights nations helping out in some way. that’s far from too much to ask for what is currently – and has been for about 4 years now – the worst humanitarian crisis on earth. it’s like watching hitler in our own time. the iraqi war had NOTHING to do with saddam hussein, a tyrant who deserved to be hung, imo. but, he was also trumped in his time by about a dozen worse despots. and most of them were either our allies, like the saudi royal family, or we just left alone, like china, or we had no interest in b/c their land had nothing to offer us.

      if your neighbors house was on fire, would you not call 911 b/c then you’d have to call 911 for every single fire in the world? this is the problem with non-interventionism. i agree with non-interventionism when it comes to us doing things unilateraly – like iraq and afghanistan – or through military occupation. i’m not talking about waging war on the sudan – though i’d be quite content with a dead al-bashir. i’m talking about a multilateral effort to stop genocide. there are several ways that do not involve killing thousands of people to get this done.

    1. According to the LA Times:

      Oil revenues account for about 65% of the national budget and 97% in the autonomous southern region.

      I Googled “oil” and “Sudan” and it was the first result. From now on, do your own damn fact-checking! πŸ˜†

  6. basically I knew I was right, but also knew you would fact check it either way and tell me it was more like 65.6% or something and I didn’t want to have to punch you in the mouth.

  7. on a completely unrelated note, i noticed that my first comment on this thread had my name and icon from the deceased bloog, though is linked to the new bloog. the rest have my blog name and there’s no link. how does that happen? i wanna link, damnit! πŸ™‚

    1. I’m not sure what’s going on man. The first thing I’d do is clear my history and cookies and start over.

      When you’re logged in to WordPress, go to your dashboard. Near the top right, where your screen name is linked. Click that to edit your profile. Scroll down to “Contact Info” and add your blog’s URL.

      Voila!

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