Tom Carter on the Genocide in Darfur
Tom Carter (Col. US Army - Ret.) has written a fantastic post regarding the ongoing genocide in Darfur. He references a recent column by Nicholas Kristof which includes eyewitness accounts and experiences of former US Marine Brian Steidle who worked with the African Union Monitoring team.
Tom Carter's Notes: Genocide in Darfur
You will be stunned in how you are moved in less than 3 minutes of reading.
"Every single day you go out to see another burned village, and more dead bodies," he said. "And the children - you see 6-month-old babies that have been shot, and 3-year-old kids with their faces smashed in with rifle butts. And you just have to stand there and write your reports." ...
So is it really genocide?
"I have no doubt about that," Mr. Steidle said. "It's a systematic cleansing of peoples by the Arab chiefs there. And when you talk to them, that's what they tell you. They're very blunt about it. One day we met a janjaweed leader and he said, 'Unless you get back four camels that were stolen in 2003, then we're going to go to these four villages and burn the villages, rape the women, kill everyone.' And they did."
If you read nothing else this day, visit Tom Carter's Notes and read that post and then the outstanding original column by Nicholas Kristof.
Outstanding post, sir.