UN Takes ‘Action’ Over Sudan
Vol: 34 Issue: 31 Saturday, July 31, 2004
Over 100,000 people have been brutally murdered in recent months in the Darfur region of Sudan. At least 120,000 are living in tent camps, now being hammered by rains that turn the dust to mud. Diseases that thrive in the soggy ground continue, along with malnutrition, to drive the body count higher.
Many of the women refugees have been raped in a systematic campaign reminiscent of those employed by Bosnian Serbs to terrorize Muslims. The UN has yet to make a decisive move to characterize and prosecute wartime rape as a crime against humanity.
But the UN has yet to make a decisive move on anything. The last decisive thing the UN did was authorize the first Gulf War. Halfway through the war, they couldn’t decide whether to win or not, so instead, they left Saddam in power.
The UN couldn’t decide how to enforce its own resolutions, so instead, they punished the powerless Iraqi citizens with sanctions — but left the reason for the resolutions — Saddam Hussein — untouched for a dozen more years.
When Rwanda went up in flames in 1994, the UN couldn’t decide whether or not it was ‘genocide’ until after 800,000 ethnic Tutsi tribesmen had been hacked to pieces by the Hutu government.
The UN Security Council passed a resolution yesterday demanding that Sudan disarm marauding Arab militia and prosecutes its leaders or face ‘possible’ international economic sanctions.
The resolution requested UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to report in 30 days, and monthly thereafter, to it on Sudan’s compliance with the demands.
It “expresses its intention to consider further actions, including measures as provided for in Article 41 of the Charter of the United Nations, on the government of Sudan, in the event of non-compliance.”
The Sudanese government swiftly rejected the resolution.
Although the UN decided to ‘express its intentions’ it couldn’t decide if they could call the murder of 100,000 black Africans by Sudanese Arabs ‘genocide’.
The reason they couldn’t decide if it was genocide is because a finding of genocide would require immediate UN action to put a stop to it.
Like they did in Rwanda. Once they ‘decided’ it was genocide, the world body put a stop to it. But not until after 800,000 men, women and children were brutally butchered.
Kofi Annan decided to call for a global moment of silence — ten years after he pulled UN troops from Rwanda to allow the bloodletting go unhindered.
“And let us,” he intoned, “by what we do in one single minute, send a message – a message of remorse for the past, resolve to prevent such a tragedy from ever happening again – and let s make it resound for years to come.”
The UN Security Council’s threat of ‘economic sanctions’ against Sudan doesn’t pass the laugh test. Sudan’s only product is oil. (Heyyyy! What about an ‘Oil-For-Food’ program?)
The original resolution, submitted by the United States, called for an immediate finding of genocide, but was watered down at the insistence of the usual suspects, the Arab League, the Russians and the Europeans. Gives you a creepy ‘deja vu all over again’ kind of feeling, doesn’t it?
Unlike Rwanda, where the UN stood idly by for 100 days, the newly discovered Sudanese crisis has been raging unabated for decades.
The tragedy of Darfur is actually the second Sudanese genocide of our age. The first killed over two million African Christians and animists in southern Sudan.
In 1983, the Arab Sudanese imposed Islamic law on the entire country, including millions of Christians. Though that decree has since been tempered, it touched off the massive bloodshed whose aftermath the world is now witnessing.
Meanwhile, as the Sudanese government was spending its already limited resources fighting its own citizens, much of the country ended up in the throes of severe, African-style famine.
The resulting chaos — only a few hours’ flight south of Rome — resulted in the ongoing campaign that qualifies as the biggest mass murder anywhere since the Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia during the late 1970s.
And it is NOT a civil war, but an openly declared Islamic jihad. A 1992 fatwa issued by a group of pro-Khartoum Sudanese imams declared:
“An insurgent who was previously a Muslim is now an apostate and a non-Muslim is a non-believer standing as a bulwark against the spread of Islam, and Islam has granted the freedom of killing both of them.”
This allowed for the murder of the Christians and animists in the south; now it has been turned against the Muslims of Darfur, whose Islam doesn’t measure up to Khartoum’s hard-line standards.
The blacks of Darfur and southern Sudan continue to be murdered and enslaved by Islamic Arab fundamentalists. The jihadists operate with impunity before a world that doesn’t dare give the name to the crime they are committing.
The UN has become an instrument of Islam — the Islamic states maintain an unbreakable solidarity. Global hesitancy to condemn Iraq for twelve years, for example, or the global support for Yasser Arafat’s terror state, as compared to the almost daily UN resolutions condemning Israel for something.
The UN is so completely under the thumb of the Islamic voting bloc that the only reason Israel still exists is because of the US veto. (Most anti-Israeli resolutions are unanimous, except for the votes of the United States, the Marshall Islands, and Micronesia.)
Kofi Annan’s ‘moment of silence’ aimed at ‘ensuring such a tragedy never happens again’ is as transparent — and ultimately, as useless — as the United Nations itself.
It is corrupt from its Secretary General on down, dominated by Islam at a time when the world is supposed to be united in a war against Islamic terror, and
Only the most brain-dead liberal would deny that it is an utter failure.
But, as I’ve noted in the past, it has spawned a global infrastructure of international financial, political and military organizations that can’t be allowed to implode with the United Nations itself.
All those beaurocrats, all that hardware and all that red tape have to go somewhere. The need for a global government exists — indeed — people are crying out for it, particularly in the light of the United Nations’ domination by Islam.
By any political standard, Europe is only logical candidate to pick up the pieces. And the Bible predicts that is exactly what will happen.
Truly, we are eyewitnesses to the most amazing display of God’s power seen since Jesus ascended back into heaven.
(And we ain’t seen NOTHIN’ yet!)
As the Apostles gazed up at our ascending Lord, ‘two men stood by them in white apparel;’
“Which also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven.” (Acts 1:11)
The Apostle Paul tells us more about when Jesus returns in ‘like manner’ as they Apostles had seen Him go:
“For the Lord Himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17)
“Wherefore comfort one another with these words.” (1 Thessalonians 4:18)