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MIT Announces Targeted Divestment from Sudan: Darfur Advocates Celebrate, Ask for Transparency
by Kayvan Zainabadi
Email: kayvan (nospam) mit.edu (unverified!)
15 May 2007
Cambridge, MA – The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) took an unprecedented step yesterday, announcing that it will pursue a divestment strategy in rejection of "abhorrent acts" in Darfur. The decision follows a campaign lead by MIT students asking for the Institute to pursue targeted divestment from those companies, such as China's largest oil company PetroChina, that fund the Sudanese government.
In a press statement dated Monday, May 14th, the Institute stated, "MIT is reviewing the securities portfolios over which it may exercise direct investment discretion and will divest as appropriate for those portfolios to exclude securities that would violate MIT's investment principles." The statement refers to the U.S. and UN declarations of acts amounting to genocide in Sudan, but does not clearly state the criteria for divestment. MIT did not fully divest from South Africa during the anti-apartheid movement in the 80's and early 90s.
The divestment strategy advocated by MIT students excludes from divestment companies that provide vital needs to large parts of the Sudanese population - such as agriculture and pharmaceutical companies. MIT students will continue to raise awareness about the genocide in Darfur. This Thursday, students are holding a die-in and fundraiser in the main lobby of MIT's central building to raise awareness about the loss of life in Darfur.
In an email to student advocates, Kirk Kolenbrander, Vice President for Institute Affairs and Secretary of the Corporation, referring to the divestment announcement stated, "We are grateful for the thoughtful perspectives members of the community have brought to bear on these complex questions. MIT does not expect to comment on this matter beyond the attached statement." Anti-genocide advocates are pleased with the decision, but remain concerned with the Institute's lack of transparency regarding its processes and investment principles.
"The decision is encouraging, however, we'll really have to see how and when it is implemented before we can pass any real judgment. It is critical we divest from the right companies and in a timely manner. I hope in the future, MIT Corporation will attempt to make the decision-making process transparent and democratic. We need a mechanism to factor social responsibility into our endowment investment decisions." commented Kayvan Zainabadi, a student at MIT and leader in the divestment push.
The MIT decision comes after a concerted campaign from students concerned about the ongoing genocide in Darfur. A divestment petition asking for Institute-wide 'targeted-divestment' by December 31st, 2006 collected over 500 signatures at a campus where student activism is largely absent. Both MIT student governments, the Graduate Student Council and Undergraduate Association, voted overwhelmingly in favor of targeted-divestment by the end of 2006.
On Friday, May 4th, the MIT Corporation Executive Committee went over the ACSR recommendations on the Darfur issue and determined that more time was needed for a decision. Tuesday, May 8th, students filled the President's office and demanded a specific timeline for when a divestment decision will be made, a release of the ACSR report to the public, transparency regarding the entire process, and a meeting with MIT President Susan Hockfield.
MIT is considered a late comer to the divestment issue, so far 42 universities and 13 states have divested according to the Fidelity Out of Sudan campaign. The last time the Institute convened the Advisory Committee on Shareholder Responsibility (ACSR) to discuss the implications of its investments was in 1999 according to the Sustainable Endowments Institute.
“Not on our watch, not on our time!” The people of Massachusetts take action for a promise the world failed to keep: “Genocide: never again”
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Displaced, Imprisoned Darfurian Refugee
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15 May 2007
Daoud Ibarahaem Hari is one of only three Darfuris who have reportedly been granted refugee status in the United States in the past four years. Daoud fled Sudan in 2003 after an attack on his village in northern Darfur. Then, he did something that few of his fellow hundreds of thousands of refugees have done: He went back to Darfur. In August 2006, he and American journalist Paul Salopek - a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter for the Chicago Tribune - and their driver were imprisoned in Darfur by the Sudanese government for 35 days. Daoud endured harsh treatment including torture and threats to his life. After international pressure, the three were eventually released. [includes rush transcript] The situation in Darfur has been described by the United Nations as the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. More than 200,000 people have been killed and two and a half million displaced in fighting between rebels and government-backed militias since early 2003. While the Bush administration has described the situation as a genocide, only three Darfuris have reportedly been granted refugee status in the United States in the past four years. My next guest is one of those three. His name is Daoud Ibarahaem Hari. He arrived in the US eight weeks ago after a nightmarish ordeal in his home country.
Daoud fled Sudan in 2003 after an attack on his village in northern Darfur. His brother was killed and his family was scattered across Sudan. Daoud eventually found refuge in neighboring Chad. Then, he did something that few of his fellow hundreds of thousands of refugees have done: He went back to Darfur. Using a false name and passport, Daoud returned six times over the next three years, leading Western journalists through the region.
In August 2006, he and American journalist Paul Salopek - a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter for the Chicago Tribune - and their driver were imprisoned in Darfur by the Sudanese government for 35 days. Daoud endured harsh treatment including torture and threats to his life. After international pressure, the three were eventually released. Daoud returned to Chad where he was granted refugee status by the United States. He now lives in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
* Daoud Ibarahaem Hari. Thirty-three-year-old refugee from Darfur who was imprisoned last summer with an American journalist in Darfur. He has been resettled to the United States.
* Christopher Nugent. Attorney with the law firm, Holland & Knight in Washington, DC.
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AMY GOODMAN: The situation in Darfur has been described by the United Nations as the world's worst humanitarian crisis. More than 200,000 people have been killed and 2.5 million displaced in fighting between rebels and government-backed militias since early 2003.
While the Bush administration has described the situation as a genocide, only three Darfuris have reportedly been granted refugee status in the United States in the past four years. My next guest is one of those three. His name is Daoud Hari. He arrived in the United States eight weeks ago after a nightmarish ordeal in his home country. Daoud fled Sudan in 2003 after an attack on his village in northern Darfur. His brother was killed, his family scattered across Sudan. Daoud eventually found refuge in neighboring Chad.
Then he did something few of his fellow hundreds of thousands of refugees have done: he went back to Darfur. Using a false name and passport, Daoud returned six times over the next three years, leading Western journalists through the region. In August 2006, he and American journalist Paul Salopek, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter for the Chicago Tribune, and their driver were imprisoned in Darfur by the Sudanese government for thirty-five days. Daoud endured harsh treatment, including torture and threats to his life. After international pressure, the three were eventually released. Daoud returned to Chad, where he was granted refugee status by the United States. He now lives in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
Today, Daoud Hari joins us in our firehouse studio. Welcome to Democracy Now!
DAOUD IBARAHAEM HARI: Thank you.
AMY GOODMAN: You grew up in Darfur?
DAOUD IBARAHAEM HARI: Yeah.
AMY GOODMAN: Until how old were you, you were there and learned English?
DAOUD IBARAHAEM HARI: I born in Darfur, in North Darfur, and I stay at a village called Mozbed and my primary school in that village until the [inaudible] school finished in Darfur. Through my years, all my years, I grow in Sudan. So just only 2003 I left Sudan.
AMY GOODMAN: Why did you leave?
DAOUD IBARAHAEM HARI: I left Sudan, you know, when the problems began in Darfur. That’s the same for all the Darfurians. They all leave the village, and, you know, there’s mass attacks from the government and the Janjaweed for the Darfurian people.
AMY GOODMAN: Explain who the Janjaweed are.
DAOUD IBARAHAEM HARI: The Janjaweed is the people, Darfurian Arabs, nomad. They have, you know, horses, and they have camels. They were supplied weapons by the government.
AMY GOODMAN: How do you know they got those weapons from the government, from the Sudanese government?
DAOUD IBARAHAEM HARI: Because they were coming with the government troops, so they had the supplies because those guns they had, there is not any marketing for -- the gun markets or where they can get these guns. So the government supplies them, and they use with their troop, and they go in Darfur.
AMY GOODMAN: Explain what happened to your family.
DAOUD IBARAHAEM HARI: My family, as the other families in Darfur, the whole villages be destroyed by attacking by air, Antonov bombing and, you know, with the helicopters. And the government troops with the Janjaweed, they shelling the areas, and the people were fleeing.
AMY GOODMAN: How old were you?
DAOUD IBARAHAEM HARI: I’m thirty-four now.
AMY GOODMAN: And at the time of the attack?
DAOUD IBARAHAEM HARI: Three years. Thirty-one years.
AMY GOODMAN: Were you with your brother when he was killed?
DAOUD IBARAHAEM HARI: Yes. Actually, it's not with him, but we tried to keep into people pushing out. But there is -- the people have to defend. And the children and women, we have to get out. So as soon as we were running, we know that he’s dead.
AMY GOODMAN: You became a translator for the Chicago Tribune reporter. You later became for Nicholas Kristof, who wrote a piece about you yesterday. You were his translator, as well. But explain what happened when you were all kidnapped.
DAOUD IBARAHAEM HARI: We were kidnapped in August 6, last year, something like one hour and a half from the Chadian border crossing to Darfur. Just we are driving, and we suddenly stopped by some -- the militias. It’s not militia, the Sudan Liberation Army, who have peace with the government of Sudan. And we stop, and they asking me, “Where you go?” I said, “I’m going to Farawia.”
AMY GOODMAN: You were with Paul Salopek then and the driver?
DAOUD IBARAHAEM HARI: Yes. Yes. And we’re going to Farawia, and we coming back soon. They said, “Why you didn’t call?” I said I knew that Farawia there is not under any control of SLA, and it's very close to the border, something like seventy-five kilometers from the border. So after a while, they separate us, and we had long discussion, ’til they tied me and tied my driver, and they took Paul in the car and we in the back of car. They took us.
AMY GOODMAN: What happened to you in captivity?
DAOUD IBARAHAEM HARI: I think they -- anyhow, they accused me that, you know, a spy.
AMY GOODMAN: They said you were a spy?
DAOUD IBARAHAEM HARI: Yeah, I was spying for the America or international media, something like that. And, of course, they knew me that before the peace I will be enter with them something like six times in Darfur, but yeah.
AMY GOODMAN: You were released after thirty-five days.
DAOUD IBARAHAEM HARI: Yeah, actually we were released in 9 -- September 9, yes, after thirty-seven or thirty-eight days.
AMY GOODMAN: And that's when you went to Chad.
DAOUD IBARAHAEM HARI: Yeah, that's when I went to Chad in 11 September. And after that, I got little problem in Chad, and UNSCR helped me to get back --
AMY GOODMAN: They were going to return you to Darfur, to Sudan?
DAOUD IBARAHAEM HARI: Yes. Yes. You know, between two countries there's a lot of different ICEs, so before I was using in Chad a different name, but when they released -- when they captured me in Sudan, they knew that I’m a Darfuri and [inaudible] over there, and they give, I think, they supply for the Chadian government or Chadian security, that’s my real name, and the Chadians, they knew that I am not a Chadian, I’m Darfurian, I’m working with not any permission. So that’s what caused me some problem, and as a problem, they wanted to return me to Sudan.
AMY GOODMAN: Why did you translate for reporters? How did you end up doing that for Paul Salopek of the Chicago Tribune, for Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times?
DAOUD IBARAHAEM HARI: You know, we have to do something, as we are Darfurian. We [inaudible]. All the area was burning. The people were dying. And all the village were burned, and, you know, everything was devastated. So this is my way to let international media know what is happening in Darfur exactly. So that’s why I start to, because the international media, when the journalists they come, they need to cross Darfur. They wanted to see what's happening exactly. So they need someone from Darfur. They know the roads and they took them to villages and where the people were buried, so I know, so I have to do that.
AMY GOODMAN: We're also joined in Washington, D.C., by Chris Nugent, an immigration attorney who represented Daoud in his bid to come to the United States. Can you talk about the process by which Daoud Hari became -- got political asylum in this country and how difficult it is? What, was he one of three Darfuris who have gotten that in the United States?
CHRISTOPHER NUGENT: Good morning, Amy.
AMY GOODMAN: It’s good to have you with us.
CHRISTOPHER NUGENT: Yes, thank you. It's a pleasure to be here. Daoud had an extraordinary case that we were able to bring to the attention of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Office and the US government. And as the threats escalated against him in Darfur and in November he was actually being threatened by the Chadian government to be swapped as a prisoner of war with the Sudanese, we were able to get him out of Chad to Akra, Ghana, where the US government processed him as a refugee and resettled him into the United States in record time.
It only took three months to actually get him from beginning to end of the process, whereas for many refugees abroad going through the refugee resettlement process, it can take upwards to a year. So this was expedited processing, given the severe risk of harm that he faced both in Chad, as well as Sudan, if he had been deported to Sudan. So we're very thankful to the US government for paying attention to his predicament and acting very quickly on his case.
AMY GOODMAN: Now, Daoud had some high-level intervention. Bono spoke on his behalf, former President Jimmy Carter, as well as New Mexico Governor and presidential -- Democratic presidential candidate, Bill Richardson. What about people who have less high-level connections? And, of course, he was a translator for major reporters in this country.
CHRISTOPHER NUGENT: Yes, well, refugee resettlement is considered the least preferred of endurable solution for refugees abroad. The first solution under international law that is prioritized is voluntary repatriation to the country of origin. The second solution is considered integration in the country of refuge. The third solution is refugee resettlement. So it is not something that is available to all refugees abroad, and refugees are hand-picked based on their characteristics of being vulnerable or having family ties in the United States for the resettlement process.
So, Daoud, ironically, when he was in Ghana, you know, ran into Darfuri family members who had been living in camps in Ghana for four to five years, who are not eligible for the resettlement process. Daoud was eligible because of his extraordinary circumstances as a marked man in Chad, as well as in Sudan. But refugee resettlement is not for everyone, and most refugees are not going to be resettled to the United States or an industrialized country.
AMY GOODMAN: Daoud, do you know many people from Darfur who perhaps have applied for refugee status here or political asylum in the United States?
DAOUD IBARAHAEM HARI: I have been in contact in Ghana something like several hundred Darfurians in refugees camp in Ghana. Those something like from 700, 250 families, they have very hard circumstances in Ghana, and they use to apply for resettlement in United States, in Canada and Australia, but very few of them they get a chance to resettlement in Australia, something like thirteen person from 700 in Australia, but they didn't get a chance to resettlement in United States at all.
AMY GOODMAN: You're living in Asbury Park, New Jersey, now. What are your plans?
DAOUD IBARAHAEM HARI: My plan, of course, I’m going to looking for school for educating some years. And I have to talk about Darfur everywhere or be on anytime to let the news people, the United States people, they know that’s what is happening right now in Darfur.
AMY GOODMAN: Well, I want to thank you very much for being with us. Daoud Hari is here in the United States, did receive political asylum, was from Darfur. We'll link to his stories on our website at democracynow.org. Christopher Nugent, an attorney with the law firm Holland & Knight in Washington, D.C., worked with him in getting political asylum in the United States. Thank you for joining us.
DAOUD IBARAHAEM HARI: Thank you.
"Save Darfur" Warmongers Scam
by Tom True
(No verified email address)
16 May 2007
Ruth Messinger advises Jewish students at Harvard Hillel:
Using Humanitarian Language as Fundraising Technique
On April 27, 2007, Ruth Messinger, president and executive director of the American Jewish World Service (AJWS), was welcomed by the Harvard Jewish students’ organization, Hillel, for an inspirational talk. Hillel often hosts these “invitation only” events where Jewish students can connect with important figures in politics, arts or the media. Ruth Messinger was described by the organizers as someone who “has combined a tireless commitment to public service and social justice with deep reflection on the nexus between Jewish and universal values.” The talk focused on how to use human rights language to promote a positive image of “Jewishness.”
Messinger described how each generation in her family became more “Jewish” than the one before. Her mother, Miriam Messinger served as director of public relations for the Jewish Theological Seminary in the 1930s, and was instrumental in developing Messinger’s passion for her own ethnic group.
Messinger described how out of place she felt being Jewish in home-grown America, when she attended the Oklahoma School of Social Work. She said it was like going to live in a third world country like Zimbabwe. Because she was the only Jewish activist in Oklahoma, she was called after graduation to work for the Democratic Party.
Messinger fundraises for lobbying-oriented humanitarian aid through the American Jewish World Service in New York, which is collecting money for “Save Darfur.” Last year she raised approximately $31 million of which Darfur was to receive approximately $3 million. Most of the money donated for relief and development in Sudan was channeled back into Jewish lobbying efforts, Messinger admitted with very little shame, adding that AJWS has no real way to do anything for Sudan. She urged Jewish students to participate in “Save Darfur” as a way to get connected and create a “presence” in world “humanitarianism,” which would engage in a coordinated Jewish effort of organizing, electing and legislating.
Students interested in electoral politics were advised to study social work, to learn how people tick. Messinger suggested that a person hoping to enter politics should hold three or four different jobs in very different fields. Avoid law school because the debt involved in getting a law degree is an obstacle to community service, she advised. Messinger mentioned that NYU forgives student loans for people going into Social Law.
Life is a work of art, Messinger concluded. Every step counts towards your future goals.
by Save Darfur
(No verified email address)
18 May 2007
Darfur is vanishing from the African landscape because it is not on the American political agenda. The oil interests want you to ignore 2 million in exile and 10,000 dying each month.
Don't let them distract you from the worst human rights atrocities going on in the world today.
What group of people(men of course) are doing the genocide?
by Who is doing the Genocide?
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19 May 2007
Who is doing the Genocide? pleez tell us...
Post here now pleeze? Who is doing the killing?
Are the killers muslims killing non-muslims?
Let me clafify......those who CLAIM to be Muslims?
what is the religion of the poeple...what is the religion of the killers? Who is behind the killings?
Way too confusing? TV never tells all.
Stop the U.S. and Zionist War Against Sudan
by Stop it!
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21 May 2007
Stop the U.S. and Zionist War Against Sudan
By David Rolde
From the Green-Rainbow News and Election Guide 2006
The United States has been waging war against Sudan for the past 15 years, and we need to stop it. Just like with Iraq, the U.S. war against Sudan is a war for oil and a war for Israel. The proposed invasion of Sudan is based on lies. The lie of accusing the government of Sudan of “genocide in Darfur” serves the same function as the lie a few years ago accusing the government of Iraq of “possessing weapons of mass destruction”. The U.S. government, and its allies the Israeli and UK governments, are the real world champion purveyors of genocide and possessors of WMDs.
Sudan, the geographically largest country in Africa and the home of 35 million people, has been devastated by U.S. attacks for the past 15 years. In the early 90s the U.S. government declared Sudan to be a "state sponsor of terrorism" because the government of Sudan does not support Israel. The U.S. government imposed sanctions against Sudan. The U.S. sanctions and trade boycott escalated in severity several times during the 90s and 00s and damaged the Sudanese economy causing immense human suffering. Throughout the 90s the U.S. government armed and funded the SPLA rebels in the south of Sudan in a war against the Sudanese government, and against rival southern groups, in which millions of persons were killed or displaced. Millions of southern refugees fled from the SPLA and now live in Khartoum, the northern capital. The culmination of U.S. support for war in Sudan was the so-called "Sudan Peace Act", signed by George W Bush in 2002, which allocated one hundred million dollars per year to the SPLA.
One notable episode of the US war against Sudan happened in 1998 when the U.S. government of Bill Clinton, with a missile strike, destroyed Sudan's only pharmaceutical plant, the al-Shifa plant near Khartoum. This rendered Sudan unable to produce needed human medications to treat endemic diseases such as malaria and also veterinary medicines needed by Sudan's livestock industry which is a major part of the livelihood of the people of Sudan.
In 2004, during the U.S. presidential election campaign, the U.S. government started leveling false allegations of "genocide" against the Sudanese government in regards to the new civil war in Darfur in the west of Sudan. The U.S. media and pro-imperialist “human rights” organizations (such as Human Rights Watch which is controlled by billionaire George Soros and the Council on Foreign Relations) falsely portrayed the conflict in Darfur as a slaughter of Black Africans by a "White Arab" Sudanese government. In reality it was a civil war among many armed groups, some of which were supported by the US and Israel, fighting over limited resources in an impoverished region. Nearly everyone in Sudan is a Black African. And nearly everyone in Darfur is a Black African Arabic-speaking Muslim. The numbers cited for the “genocide” in Darfur were inflated estimates of how many people might die from famine and disease.
This year the propaganda against Sudan in the United States has intensified again. On April 30, 2006, the U.S. government in conjunction with U.S. Zionist groups, staged a large pro-war rally in Washington DC. U.S. congresspersons, as well as members of the Bush administration, spoke at the rally calling for the war against Sudan to be escalated by sending in an invasion force of U.N., NATO or U.S. troops. Nearly every pro-Israel group in the USA has anti-Sudan "genocide in Darfur" propaganda on the front of their website. In Massachusetts an example of a Zionist group doing pro-war activism is the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Greater Boston.
The anti-Sudan rhetoric is no different than the rhetoric that the U.S. government uses against other countries that the United States is attacking. One aim of U.S. attacks against Sudan is to gain or maintain control over Sudan’s natural resources: notably petroleum but also uranium, other minerals, gum arabic, and the Nile River which supplies water to Egypt. China currently has access to oil from Sudan, and the U.S. government wants to cut China off. Destabilizing and impoverishing Sudan serves American and Israeli hegemonic interests to make sure there are no prosperous independent nations in the Middle East and North African regions.
But within the United States the anti-Sudan rhetoric is useful for more than just getting Americans ready for more overt war against Sudan. Anti-Arab and anti-Muslim rhetoric regarding Sudan is part of the general anti-Arab and anti-Muslim propaganda that is used to gain U.S. domestic support for the war in Iraq, continued U.S. support for Israel, and the so-called “war on terror”. Zionist groups in the United States have been purveying anti-Arab propaganda regarding Sudan for many years before the Darfur war, making false claims about “slavery” in Sudan. Slave redemption efforts in Sudan have been shown to be a hoax. Divesting from Sudan is a Zionist anti-Arab counter-proposal to the idea of divesting from Israel. Lies about Arabs divert attention from efforts to end Israeli apartheid in Palestine.
On September 1, 2006, the US rammed a resolution through the UN Security Council calling for tens of thousands of UN troops, ostensibly "peace-keepers" but really an imperialist invasion force, to be sent to Darfur to replace the current smaller US-puppet African Union force. On September 17, Zionists and other pro-war Americans held an anti-Sudan rally in Central Park in New York City. The keynote speaker at the rally was Madeleine Albright, Clinton's Secretary of State, who is infamous for having admitted that the Clinton administration and the UN had killed half a million Iraqi children through the sanctions in the 90s but nevertheless defending the actions against Iraq as worthwhile. Rally attendees were asked to wear blue hats to signify their desire to send "blue helmet" UN troops to invade Sudan. These UN troops would not be "peace-keepers". We can see the likely outcome by looking at Haiti where, in 2004, the US deposed the legitimate government and then sent in a UN occupation force which has terrorized the country and brutalized the Haitian people. When foreign UN soldiers get to Darfur and can't determine which Black Arabic-speaking Muslims are the "bad Arabs" and which are the "good Africans", the UN troops will kill people indiscriminately. The Sudanese people will rightly resist. The situation will escalate. US warmongers will call for sending more troops, including US troops, and bringing the war to Khartoum. It will be a disaster. The US war against Sudan needs to be stopped and reversed now.
Anti-war activists are not working hard enough to stop the US and Zionist war against Sudan. The current threats against Sudan are just as serious as the threats against Iran. Anti-war activists should be focusing more effort to stop the war against Sudan and to work against US imperialism in Africa in general - the current war against Sudan is just one manifestation of centuries of European colonialism and neo-colonialism in Sudan and Africa. The situation for the people of Sudan will improve once foreign intervention in Sudan stops.
stop attacking sudan
by hillel house
(No verified email address)
25 May 2007
Stop the U.S. and Zionist War Against Sudan - David Rolde
Sara Flounders "The U.S. role in Darfur, Sudan"
Boston area Zionists organizing for war against Sudan - David Rolde http://bridgenews.org/news/052006/sudan
George W. Bush, executive order ""... due to the threat to the national security and foreign policy of the United States posed by the pervasive role played by the Government of Sudan in the petroleum and petrochemical industries in Sudan, it is in the interests of the United States to take additional steps with respect to the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13067 of November 3, 1997. Accordingly, I hereby order:",
Project for the New American Century (PNAC)'s statement from 2004: whoever wins the election, Bush or Kerry, will eventually lead a coalition of the willing into Sudan.
Why Sudan rejects UN troops - by Sara Flounders
United States Terrorism in the Sudan - by Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed
Has very good background info about US intervention in Sudan in the 90s
Imperial designs behind the struggle in Darfur Sudan - WMassIAC http://bazabaza.blogspot.com/2006/09/defend-sudan-links.html
Hear forum audio at Traprock Peace: Darfur: an open discussion on intervention, regime change & the politics of genocide; this was a good forum on Sudan at Smith College, July 2006.
See this article summarizing the forum.
Sudan: Save Dafur? - by Keith Harmon Snow
Assessments of Allegations - at ESPAC (the European Sudanese Public Affairs Council)
What Concerned Citizens Should Know about the Crisis in Darfur - by El-Hajj Mauri’ Saalakhan of The Peace and Justice Foundation, A Muslim American anti-war organization
Target Sudan: What's Really Behind the Crisis in Dafur? and lots more at this site
Green-Rainbow Party Statement on U.S. Imperialism and Sudan, November 2004
Darfur, imperialist intervention and anti-Arab hysteria - by Eugene Puryear
(for more at this site, search for Sudan or Darfur)
US imperialists increase efforts to recolonize Sudan - by Natividad Carrera
(quotes George Bush as saying The pervasive role played by the government of Sudan in Sudan's petroleum and petrochemical industries threatens U.S. national security and foreign policy interests)
US/UN Hands off Sudan! All Foreign Troops Out of Somalia! http://www.mawovancouver.org/sudansomalia.htm
Hands off Sudan! Forum Video:
" the current anti-intervention movement that is sweeping Sudan, as the best example for what peace-loving people around the world should support: self-determination for Sudan! http://www.mawovancouver.org/070203-05report.html
" Natasha took on the so-called "Save Darfur" campaign, which is calling for UN military intervention into Africa. She challenged that today's calls for troops to Africa, are merely a reiteration of the same colonial policies that have plundered and murdered African nations for decades."
http://www.mawovancouver.org/070216report.htmlCanada/US/UN/EU/NATO Hands Off
Sudan! No to Invasion of Sudan! - MAWO http://www.mawovancouver.org/articles/statements/061129sudan.html
The Politics of Naming: Genocide, Civil War, Insurgency - by Mahmood Mamdani
U.S. steps up Sudan intervention, sends 'observers' to border: By Natividad Carrera http://www.pslweb.org/site/News2?news_iv_ctrl=1782&page=NewsArticle&id=6
Video: Darfur, Sudan: Seeking The Truth - with Louis Farrakhan
Myths About the Arab Slave Trade - by Owen ‘Alik Shahadah
Darfur Truth Report - at Africanholocaust.net
"Who is behind the campaign and what actions are they calling for?
Even a cursory look at the supporters of the campaign shows the prominent role of right-wing evangelical Christians and major Zionist groups to “Save Darfur.”
The Executive Committee of SAVE DARFUR: scroll down the page to see list
An Interview with Sudanese Compatriot Ismail Kamal - at IndyMedia, May, 2006 http://newswire.indymedia.org/en/2006/05/839852.shtml
In Harlem, a discussion on the Sudan
Just Saying No to Imperialist Intervention in Sudan- Gary Leuppo
No imperialist intervention in Sudan! " The “fig leaf” of the UN is in reality a blood soaked whip. Several murderous campaigns – from Korea to Haiti – have been carried out under what revolutionary Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara called “the discredited flag of the United Nations.” http://www.revolutionaryleft.com/index.php?showtopic=65858
Hands Off Sudan! "We must realize the implications of urging the President to commit the United States to intervene in an ongoing civil war in a foreign land thousands of miles away." - Dr. Ron Paul is a Republican member of Congress from Texas. http://www.lewrockwell.com/paul/paul195.html
the Al Shifa plant, known as the "pride of Africa," supplied the most basic medical and veterinary needs for Sudan and other African countries and was not a weapons factory. http://www.iacenter.org/bosnia/sudan.htm
Sudan's president against Israel: "This is a camouflage for what is happening in Iraq, in Palestine, in Afghanistan." http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShow
The Zionist Plan for the Middle East
A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties
Darfur, the new American-French Protectorate
U.S. Air Force Team Deploys to Prepare for Sudan Airlift Mission
U.S. air strikes in Somalia 'kill many'
USAF delivers 350 African Union troops to Darfur Sudan
Darfur: About the Israeli Presence
Sudanese soldiers had been battling more than 5,000 "Eritrean invaders led by white foreigners, including some Israelis "
Malcolm X on Zionism: Zionist Logic and Africa
President Bush Meets with "Save Darfur" Advocates
Israel's hand in Sudan's past and future
The Zionist plan for the Middle East
Without the waters of the Nile River, Egypt would cease to exist – quickly
US Jews leading Darfur rally planning
The Importance of Darfur to the Jewish Community - by Joachim Martillo
The Coming U.S. War on Sudan
Israel's hand in Sudan's past and future
Zionism and Slavery in Sudan
Jews Try "Anti-Slavery"
"UN troops would get large resistance"
Sudan needs help, not sanctions - A report from Darfur Sudan, By Dora Muhammad http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/article_1581.shtml
UN Peacekeeping Paramilitarism - by Steve Lendman
US State Intervention Will Not Solve Sudan's Problems
Sudan, Oil, and the Darfur Crisis. Are the U.S. and Britain seeking a pretext for intervention in order to take advantage of Sudan's oil? by Enver Masud http://www.twf.org/News/Y2004/0807-Darfur.html
(Many good links)
Zionism and Slavery in Sudan
Zionists lie about Sudan at Rally for war against Sudan
Darfur: damned by pity. There is no civil war so bad that it cannot be made worse by the intervention of Western liberals.
"kNOw Genocide" - Stop the zionist attacks on Sudan http://boston.indymedia.org/newswire/display/63290/index.php
Jewish groups find going tough as they work to attack Sudan
Blair stuns defence chiefs with Sudan troops invasion plan
The liberal position is hardly distinguishable from the Bush administration's position on Darfur, and the Clinton administration's position on Kosovo.
THE U.S./ZIONIST PROPAGANDA WAR, ITS LEADERS AND ITS VICTIMS
Stop the War Against Sudan
"genocide," was a conversion "dictated by domestic considerations." http://blog.zmag.org/ee_links/sudan2
Sudan rejects 'colonial' troops, BBC, June 20 at
Khartoum accuses UN of giving cover to rebel leader,
"Save Darfur": Evangelicals and Establishment Jews
Sudan's Bashir rules out UN force in Darfur,
"Jihad, Jihad, Jihad" hand-in-hand with the Zionist State in destabilizing Sudan's Muslim government.
U.S. Ambassador to the UN John Bolton has blocked a UN envoy from briefing the Security Council on Darfur,
U.S. President George W. Bush speaks at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum about the urgent need for action in Darfur.
Video of Bush calling for Acts of War:
AU & the New Imperialism, Daily Observer (Banjul), June 27
Why Is West Showing So Much Interest in Darfur Sudan? Continued foreign intervention threatens Sudan’s unity and stability and the future of its people who should be allowed to live as an ethnically and culturally diverse nation. Foreign powers must take their hands off Sudan. http://www.arabnews.com/?page=7§ion=0&article=64806&;amp;amp;amp;amp;amp;d=3&m=6&y=2005&pix=opinion.jpg&category=Opinion
Darfur: The scramble for Africa's oil: However, as in other African countries, it turns out that the discovery of oil was not a blessing but a curse, a curse because it has attracted the attention of various imperialist powers seeking to amass all oil resources under their exclusive control and to retain the lion's share of the profits for themselves rather than dissipate them on development for the benefit of local people."
US opens new war front in North Africa"
"While World Capitalists Spend Trillions of Dollars on their Wanton Wars, Hunger Kills 18,000 Children Each Day" by Hassan El-Najjar can be found at
"From Yugoslavia to Iraq to Sudan"
US Based Mercenaries in Darfur:
"Darfur Diplomacy: Enter the Contractors" by Pratap Chatterjee
"SUDAN: U.S. Contractors to Support African Forces" by Nick Simeone
Human Rights was nothing more than a propaganda slogan
Protest against US Congressman James McGovern, who is an advocate of US war against Sudan and who will be giving a pro-war speech. http://mailman.mit.edu/pipermail/peace-announce/Week-of-Mon-20060529/001
Sudan Supports Liberation:
Saving sudan from slavery is a novel idea since they were the first successful rebellion movement of the third world against western colonialism in the Rebellion of the Mahdi from 1881 to 1898
Sudan calls for Intifada volunteers
Zionist rain of death on Sudan
Intervention in Sudan?
Mounting evidence of US destabilisation of Sudan
Aid workers charge political motives in US claim of “genocide” in Darfur http://www.wsws.org/articles/2004/oct2004/sud-o16.shtml
Sudan: why Powell calls Darfur violence “genocide” http://www.wsws.org/articles/2004/sep2004/sudn-s20.shtml
Humanitarian crisis in Sudan used as cover for neo-colonial ambitions http://www.wsws.org/articles/2004/jul2004/dafu-j28.shtml
What are the real reasons for the US missile strikes (On Sudan)? http://www.wsws.org/news/1998/aug1998/bomb-a26.shtml
In light of yesterday's bombing attacks on the Sudan: The press and US militarism -- a lesson from history
Speak Out Against The US Zionist UN, War on Sudan
Sudan is a country with a per capita GDP of less that $2500 per year whose people have already been hurt by US sanctions and boycotts. The US has starved Sudan with sanctions, instigated the civil wars in Sudan, armed the rebels, and then blamed the Sudanese government for all the deaths (whether by violence or famine or disease) and called it genocide.
The Anti-Sudan propaganda campaign that is primarily organized and funded by zionist groups (especially the JCRC / CJP) is incredibly offensive. They are demonizing the government and people of the largest country in Africa. The US has starved Sudan with sanctions, instigated the civil wars in Sudan, armed the rebels, and then blamed the Sudanese government for all the deaths (whether by violence or famine or disease) and called it genocide. Meanwhile the US has sponsored a war in Congo in which millions of people have died, and no one is talking about that - there are no Muslims to demonize and falsely blame in Congo. The US has definitely committed genocide in Iraq, and is supporting a genocidal colonial settler regime in Palestine. The Sudanese government opposes the US war against Iraq and the US/Israeli oppression of the Palestinians. A Sudan divestment campaign is aimed primarily at the Chinese oil company trying to stop China from obtaining oil from Sudan. The US already cut China off from Iraqi oil by invading Iraq.
What Zionists Really think about Sudan:
“israel’s moral obligation to the people of Darfur”
"Bring the kingdom of God to an area of Sudan where the light of Jesus rarely shines."
Israel jails hundreds of Sudanese refugees, breaks their bones
"Save Darfur" spokesman:
"...the greatest Presidents of this greatest nation, Ronald Reagan. He had a vision for Sudan, we need him..."
"Take up the White Man's burden/ The savage wars of peace/ Fill full the mouth of famine /And bid the sickness cease;/ And when your goal is nearest/ The end for others sought,/ Watch Sloth and heathen Folly/ Bring all your hope to nought." http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2004/07/20/do
Regarding ISRAEL and Black Americans:
"Israel and New Sudan should form an alliance against the Arab world... I see the Arab man as our rapist and white supremacist. He is our greatest enemy."
"This grave situation forces the refugees to make the terrible choice of remaining out of jail and without medical insurance or giving up their freedom just so that they can obtain medical care," "The insufferable medical condition of the few Sudanese refugees residing in Israel is a blot on the health system."
"This disturbing omission calls into question the coalition's true agenda at the rally."
The Dangers of Misunderstanding Sudan.
Strategy for Conquest: The Hidden History of Zionism
the Islamization of banking has been completed the bank of Sudan has got rid of the treasury bills and government bonds instruments on which interest rates were applied
There are now only 5 nations on the world left without a Rothschild controlled central bank: Iran; North Korea; Sudan; Cuba; and Libya.
"To suggest that this is some sort of a U.S.-Israel conspiracy is ludicrous and insane,"
The Ethics of American Military Policy in Africa: "...seeing all the dead and wounded, he just felt used and stupid."
Save Darfur… from Bush. Exposing the Darfur Deception
CAMERA Never Lies
Apocalypse of Coercion “That’s just like hypnotizing chickens.” Iggy Pop
Project for the New American Century PNAC list of members
What an Odd Bird that Elie Wiesel is!
“Although the Nobel committee extolled him as a 'messenger to mankind' it is difficult to find examples of Wiesel sending any message on behalf of those victimized by the policies of the United States, and virtually impossible when it comes to victims of Israel.”
"We had fed the heart on fantasies. The heart's grown brutal from the fare." W. B. Yeats
Out of Iraq... Into Darfur?
"Darfur: I’ve sensed for awhile that some forces are using the alleged "genocide" in that region to divert attention from the ongoing slaughter in Iraq (and ongoing brutalization of the Palestinians by Israel), and to depict another targeted Arab regime as so villainous as to require what the neocons call "regime change."
I found it bizarre: what happened at that Darfur rally .
The Darfur crisis is following a pattern which is so well-worn now that it has almost become routine.
Christian Solidarity International, according to We Hold These Truths, is "a pseudo-Christian Front for an offshore corporation which generates and disseminates largely untrue or unproved statements of Christian persecution primarily aimed at countries that are unfriendly to the state of Israel, such as Sudan.
The Prophecy of Oded Yinon, Is the US Waging Israel's Wars?
Somali Leader Says U.S. Backs Warlords
The Break up of Arab states:
"The Arab world, together with the Arab League, was late in supporting Sudan against this aggressive onslaught at a time when the Zionist groups and their influential centres and organizations in the world worked hard to achieve their strategic aims over the years. Africa has recently become aware of the aims of this scheme, which adversely affects regional security. It adopted decisions which made the restoration of security and stability in Darfur an African responsibility. It decided that the issue of Darfur should be dealt with through African mechanisms and within an African framework.
But the influential international forces employed large pressures on Africa and took the initiative away from it. They considered themselves the only side to diagnose the ailment and prescribe the medicine."
"The organizations are managed by Zionist circles that want to penetrate into Sudan through the Darfur gate after failing to do so through Southern Sudan. Those Zionist Israeli organizations found fertile soils for their objectives in the Darfur rebels. Israel had therefore entered Darfur and provided training for rebels and supported them through armament and finance to execute its policy in the Horn of Africa."
"It appears that the latest UN Security Council resolutions have placed Darfur entirely under international tutelage, whether the Sudanese parties like it or not. Darfur is on the verge of becoming an American-French protectorate Â– run from behind the scenes by the hidden hands of "“Israel,"” which has opened offices for itself in the refugee camps in Chad, and whose cabinet held a special session solely to deal with a discussion of the Darfur crisis. All this is going on at a time when many people in the Arab world are just now wondering, "where is that Darfur place, anyway?"”
"People who are skeptical about zionist regional designs should read the extensive literature written by Israeli generals and political leaders. A good place to start is Oded Yinon's "A Strategy for Israel in the Nineteen Eighties." It sketches out a plan for breaking up "the Arab Moslem world" into small ethnic states that will be weak and therefore incapable of resisting Israel and Israeli regional dominance."
"Searching on the Darfur charade and found this on the Jewish Defamation Agency ADL terrorist organization'’s website under "“anti-Semitic" news:
"…Men and women from the Darfur area participated in these demonstrations (against UN resolution 1593). They announced that the attack against them came by incitement of America and participation of Israel, which granted weapons and financial support to men who came from outside Sudan's land to attack the Darfur area, in order to accomplish two goals: the first is to steal the abundant uranium in Darfur by America, and the second is to split up Sudan so this will be the beginning of the road towards making the Arab countries minimal for Israel's interest, whom America endeavors to make gigantic in preparation for its role in the area of the big Middle East…"
"Further east, the USA, supported by the German marines, have already planted themselves in Djibouti. Eritrea is also considered pro-American and, still further, an Israeli base on the continent. Israel is, for obvious reasons, always ready when it's a question of destabilizing an Arab country. The relationships between the USA and the regimes in Uganda, Kenya, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Chad and also Egypt are quite close. All that's missing in making the chain complete from the Atlantic to the Red Sea or Indian Ocean is Sudan."
"According to a book published by the Dayan Institute for Middle East and Africa Studies called "Israel and the Sudanese Liberation Movement", Israel adopted a strategy which they called 'pulling the limbs then cutting them off'. What this policy entailed was the building of bridges with minority groups, pulling them out of the nationalist context and then 'encouraging'
them to separate.
"Tel Aviv hoped that this strategy would inevitably weaken the Arab world, break it down and threaten its interests at the same time. In order for this strategy to work, Mossad agents opened lines of communication and connections with the Kurds in Iraq, Maronites in
Lebanon and Southerners in Sudan."
What better way to break up arab states than by turning off their water because
"Without the waters of the Nile River, Egypt would cease to exist"
So no big suprise Donald Rumsfeilds old firm ABB is contracting on a dam in Sudan.
"The Sudan commitment of the ABB is guessed/advised also by five US-American pension funds, which hold ABB shares, under pressure: They do not want to be brought with activities or violations of human rights of terror in connection. The institutional investors, under it the largest public US-American pension fund Calpers, announced, to repel their participation should ABB further in the Sudan remain active. According to ABB speaker tungsten Eberhard has the enterprise thereupon Amnesty international contacted and the advice gotten to remain in the country to be careful and the dialogue with local groups of interests search. The representatives of IRN and Eawag do not want to exclude that depending upon situation also large-scale projects can be meaningful. "one must prevent however in any case to repeat old errors and in Africa there is unfortunately more failed than successful dam projects", says Bernhard Wehrli. "important would be to clarify first together with the local concerning which for a project is meaningful. But actually it runs at present in such a way that large-scale projects are from the outset set and are realized by governments and investors nearly at any price."
Energy: Oil and uranium
"So why has Colin Powell and George Bush heightened the anti-Sudan and anti-Islam rhetoric at a time when there seems to be a marked improvement? One need only scratch the surface of Sudan to find out why Powell was sent over to Africa to "care" about her. The same BBC reported that the unrest in Sudan is entirely due to the vast oil deposits in that country's southern region and that the race to extract it is driving all of Sudan's conflicts. Correspondent Andrew Harding reported that "48 villages were burned in just one new oil concession last year."
"In the post office-colonial state the Sudan changed this relationship however fundamentally. In particular of the NIF controlled government in Khartum weakened the traditional master leaders purposefully and gave parts of their Laendereien to Arab Nomadenstaemme. The traditional competition of farmers and cattle breeders around the soil had been intensified clearly in the region in the course of the Sahel sahel-Duerre and progressing of the Sahara to the south for the 70's."
Anti zionism and Old history:
Both the lebanese resistance movement hezbolla and the Hamas islamic resistance movement are said to have found support from the Sudanese. Also zionists wont forget that during the jewish terror gangs rampages in palestine in 1948, Sudanese fighters came to the aid of the local population. The SLA is believed to have trained along with Israeli forces at otis airforce base in Massachussests USA
"I want to make clear that behind this information war are two resource wars. The first, smaller war is the war for good pasture and farmland in drought-prone Darfur. Actors in the larger war exploit the smaller war in a scramble for competitive oil prices and related profits Â– by means of weapons dealing and oil extraction from the Muglad Basin which extends across Sudan, under Darfur, to join the Doba basin of Chad. "
"The actors in the information war and the oil war defer most of the cost of their war onto the farmers and animal herders of Sudan, at the same time as they silence the voices of these poor people through controlling the stories of the conflict. The Government of Sudan justified each historic incident as a response to an insurgency, or what first-world countries call terrorism. Darfur fits the pattern, with limited rebel attacks on government installations in 2003 preceding the brutal land-clearing. "
"The US is no stranger to this divide and displace strategy, having funded and armed similar land-clearing and market-protection offenses in Columbia and Nigeria for oil, in the West Bank in Palestine for water and farmland, and over the last 500 years in North America for control of coal, gold, uranium, real estate value, and farmland."
"Jews Try "Anti-Slavery", A Jewish group calling itself the American Anti-Slavery Group has focussed its attention on an alleged trade in Black slaves in Africa. Better late than never, even if they are tardy by a century-and-a-half. This Massachusetts-based "organization," consisting of one Charles Jacobs, a stack of stationery, a fax machine, and the combined power of the Jewish press, call themselves "new abolitionists." While their efforts have freed not a single "slave," they still have time to perform their true function"
Sudan’s Oil Industry Sanctioned by Bush - by Ruxandra Adam
"We called it a genocide and then we wine and dine the architects of the conflict,,,"
Rev. Sharpton reportedly marched against the Iraq war in New York on Saturday, then marched in Washington on Sunday for more intervention in Sudan.
anti-American rally following Thursday's US cruise missile strike on Sudan
Good Zionist archive of pro war politician quoyes
" Could it be that our commitment to Darfur is somehow viewed with suspicion when The Jews are calling for yet another intervention against Islamic aggression? "
The David Project, the "American Anti-Slavery Group” and Charles Jacobs http://semitism.net/?p=51
Ariel Sharon, the foreign minister, caused a sensation by saying that "Israel should not legitimise Nato’s aggression, led by the United States … Israel could be the next victim of the sort of action now going on in Kosovo … Imagine what would happen if one fine day the Arabs declared autonomy for the Galilee and links with the Palestinian Authority" (
"...in The Jewish Advocate, the Executive Director of the JCRC, Nancy Kaufman, was quoted as saying that she thought that it was “outrageous” that Jews should protest other Jews just before Pesach WHEN THE JCRC HAS BEEN WORKING TO STOP THE GENOCIDE IN DARFUR”. She didn’t say that she did or did not agree with the message on Israel/Palestine, but tried to use Darfur to deflect from the issue. ... To try to point to Darfur to deflect criticism on another topic is a manipulation of this crisis and calls into account the JCRC’s motives."
Janjaweed = rebel forces, Sudan conflict brings tears. Black Press delegation visits war-torn region
CFR, Council On foriegn Relations: Giving Meaning to 'Never Again' http://www.cfr.org/publication.html?id=7402
IASPS, The Institute for Advanced Strategic and Political Studies “African Oil: A Priority for U. S. National Security and African Development” http://www.iasps.org/strategic/africatranscript.pdf
IASPS "Study Group on a New Israeli Strategy Toward 2000."
A Clean Break:A New Strategy for Securing the Realm
HRW, Human Rights Watch "Sudan, Oil, and Human Rights"
Ambassador Josette Sheeran: (Now head of World Food Program)
Under Secretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs., a member of the Council for Foreign Relations for more than a decade, She represents the United States at a wide variety of high-level bilateral and multilateral meetings including serving as Alternative Governor for the World Bank; the Inter-American Development Bank; the African Development Bank; the Asian Development Bank; and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Congress also confirms her as a Member of the Board of Directors for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. managing director of Starpoint Solutions, a leading Wall Street technology firm, also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Empower America, one of Washington's 100 Most Powerful Women http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/biog/51686.htm
Former editor of the Moonie owned Washington Times. http://www.innercitypress.com/wfp110606.html
USAF Biblography on Sudan
INTERVIEW WITH SUDAN'S UNDER-SECRETARY FOR HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS
... about a meeting that took place between the residents of Darfur, the so-called the Arabs and the Non-Arabs. It so happened that the representative of the Fur tribe was a fair-skinned person, while the representative of the so-called Arabs was black. So who is who? It is all invented.
As prominent Jewish organizations, and nationally renowned Jewish "leaders" - such as the Nobel Peace Prize winning hypocrite, Elie Wiesel - assemble their compliant forces for their "Genocide in Darfur" assemblies on Sunday, let us NOT FORGET the GENOCIDE that the Israeli Government - with the slavish support of Zionist Jews, Zionist Christians, and a spineless political establishment in the United States of Amnesia - have been committing against the PALESTINIAN PEOPLE!
Regarding Sanctions, Divestment, and Military Intervention against, Sanctions have repeatedly proven to have far greater impact on the innocent populations of targeted countries. Case in point: Iraq. It is our sincere belief that an Iraq (or even Kosova) styled military intervention would be catastrophic for that entire region of Africa.(1) Nearly everyone is Muslim; (2) Everyone is black; (3) It’s all about politics; (4) This conflict is international; (5) The “genocide” label made it worse.
UN troops should stay out of Sudan and all (of) Africa
… First, first of all … the solution is not us. The solution is themselves. Secondly, who provides the money? Where the money flowing? Who provides the weapons? Who provides the ideology? And is more intervention the solutions for the past interventions which led to the situation we have now? http://www.indcjournal.com/archives/000574.php
Sudan Government and southern rebels sign peace pledge, Video
"...of 48 years since Sudan won independence 39 have witnessed war..." http://www.finalcall.com/artman/publish/article_1639.shtml
Save Sudan: The Zionist Lobby and Coordinated Media
Sudan's Bashir Says US Dominated By 'Zionists'
The United States' role in Operation Sheba was significant in more ways than one. First, the operation was organized, conducted, and to some extent financed by the State Department, the CIA, and the air force. The CIA carried out this humanitarian mission with precision and in the clandestine fashion in which it normally operates. The US. government clearly risked security concerns for a purely humanitarian gesture. Despite the fall of Numeiry, U.S. interests in the Sudan have not been seriously hurt; moreover, the rescue operation was a stunning success,
Bush met with Weaver and the CIA station chief in Khartoum to discuss means for carrying out the president's order to rescue the Ethiopian Jews remaining in Sudan. To avoid the possibility of disclosure, Reagan wanted the operation carried out within three to four days. Weaver took an embassy plane to check out the runway of a remote airstrip near Gedaref, midway between the camps where most of the Ethiopian Jews were living, and found that it would be acceptable for the operation.
On March 28, 1985, the operation, codenamed “Sheba,” began with Ethiopian Jews from Israel working for the Mossad identifying the Ethiopian Jews in the camps and taking them by truck to the airstrip. The airstrip itself was eight miles outside of Gedaref, just far enough so that it would be difficult to spot the planes from the town.
Planes designed to hold ninety passengers each were prepared at the American base near Frankfurt, West Germany. Planes filled with food, water, and medical supplies ( AND TONS OF WEAPONS? ) were flown from an Israeli military base near Eilat to the airstrip in Sudan. These camouflaged U.S. Hercules transports landed at twenty-minute intervals to pick up their passengers. Sudanese security officers cordoned off the area and, by 9:00 a.m., all of the Ethiopian Jews were evacuated. Instead of going to an intermediate destination, the planes flew directly to an Israeli air force base outside Eilat where the passengers were greeted by Prime Minister Shimon Peres. The organizers had prepared to airlift as many as two thousand Ethiopian Jews from the camps, but they found only 494, so three planes returned from Sudan empty.
CIA-Mossad Kidnapped Ethopian Jews
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia - Ethiopia's government demanded yesterday that Israel return thousands of abducted Ethiopian black Jews who were airlifted to Israel, and likened the operation to the slave trade. In a broadcast on Addis Ababa radio, monitored in London, Ethiopian leader Mengistu Haile Mariam said
"this tragic act resembled the slave trade"
and accused Sudan of collaborating in airlifting the Falashas to Israel.
Mengistu made his appeal in messages to U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar, Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi of India, who is current chairman of the nonaligned movement, and President Julius Nyerere of Tanzania, the chairman of the Organization of African Unity.
He urged the three leaders to look for ways in which the Ethiopian citizens could be returned.
"The Ethiopian government . . . calls on the international community to prevail on Israel to respond favorably to Ethiopia's demand for the orderly and immediate repatriation of the abducted citizens," the ministry statement said.
In one of its strongest attacks yet on the secret Israeli airlift, Ethiopia charged that thousands of Falashas were kidnaped with the connivance of neighboring Sudan, which it said received $1000 dollars for each person airlifted to the Jewish state.
"The entire operation conjures up the revival of the slave trade," the statement said.
Israel announced in January it had carried out a secret airlift, by way of Europe and Sudan, to transport about 10,000 Ethiopian Jews from the province of Gondar, in northern Ethiopia, to Israel "It is a serious affront to the sensibilities of world public opinion that the current drought and famine in Ethiopia should be invoked as an excuse for the Israeli-engineered, and Sudanese- assisted massive kidnaping of the Falashas," said the statement.
"From Al-Aqsa to Darfour," Sudan is Being Attacked and Divided… to Besiege Egypt
"The third piece is the cruel attack on the Sudan because of the events in Darfour. During this time, we are hearing and reading about the demand from outside Sudan to try those involved [in the events in Darfour], and about the threat of sanctions on Sudan, based on Chapter Seven of the charter of the U.N. Security Council. What is strange is that Washington is leading this act, while it refuses to implement the same law and the same criteria for itself, its citizens, or its soldiers everywhere in the world! And this is while Israel does as it wishes without any accountability, and the American officers and soldiers still do as they wish in Iraq, with no oversight!
"The [actual] aim is to attack and divide the Sudan, because it is considered the Arab heart in Africa and the African heart in the Arab nation, and in order to besiege Egypt – the base of the [Arab] nation from the south – and to tighten the noose around it, as Israel is situated northwest of it!"
US 'hyping' Darfur genocide fears
"Concern about USAID's role as an honest broker in Darfur have been mounting for months, with diplomats as well as aid workers puzzled over its pronouncements and one European diplomat accusing it of...
'plucking figures from the air'.
Under the Bush administration, the work of USAID has become increasingly politicised. But over Sudan, in particular, two of its most senior officials have long held strong personal views. Both Natsios, a former vice-president of the Christian charity World Vision, and Winter have long been hostile to the Sudanese government."
Sudan killings in Darfur not "genocide", says UN report
A United Nations investigation into killings in Sudan's Darfur region has ruled that Khartoum did not pursue a policy of "genocide",
The plant in Khartoum
THINK ABOUT YOUR ACTIONS
"Slave Redemption" was a fraudulent campaign, designed to defraud people of their money. A segment on CBS’s Sixty Minutes, hosted by Dan Rather, interviewed that movement’s co-founder, Jim Jacobson, who said "it is a hoax, a staged story and a circus.” The Reverend Mario Riva, an Italian Priest who lived in Southern Sudan for decades said "most of the time slave redemption was a trick."
The Slave Redemption industry became defunct soon thereafter. The Sudan Coalition, a "bipartisan entity" as its members strive to describe it, deserves credit for prolonging the miseries of all Sudanese throughout the civil war by pressuring the Clinton Administration to pursue an irrational policy toward Sudan. In April 2001 former President Carter said “the people in Sudan want to resolve the conflict. The biggest obstacle is the U.S. government policy. Any sort of peace effort is aborted basically by policies of the United States. Instead of working for peace in Sudan, the U.S. government has basically promoted a continuation of war."
The manipulation of good hearted people who care deeply about Sudan, through the use of disinformation about Slave Redemption, terrorism, weapons of mass destruction, and other false allegations, is wrong and counterproductive. It was wrongheaded years ago and remains the same today.
Oil is behind struggle in Darfur
The Logic of "Humanitarian Intervention" Neocolonial tool serving geopolitical interests
"As former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says, "The people in Sudan want to resolve the conflict. The biggest obstacle is US government policy. The US is committed to overthrowing the government in Khartoum. Any sort of peace effort is aborted, basically by policies of the United States...Instead of working for peace in Sudan, the US government has basically promoted a continuation of the war." In 2001, the U.S. House of Representatives’ “Sudan Peace Act,” provided ten million dollars in assistance to the National Democratic Alliance, described by U.S. Sudan special Stephen Morrison, the head of the Sudan project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington-DC, as essentially a Darfuri rebel front group. Further support for Carter’s claims comes from Enver Masud, who refers to a Washington Post article investigating how in 1996, the U.S. sent nearly $20 million in surplus U.S. military equipment to Ethiopia, Eritrea and Uganda to topple the government of Sudan. The U.S. under Bill Clinton even bombed a pharmaceutical plant in Sudan, claiming it was used to produce WMDs, when it was later revealed that U.S. missiles had actually been launched at the largest producer of anti-malarial medicines in Africa.
The U.S. has funded insurgencies in Sudan ever since the country moved away from the control of Western powers in the late 1970s, especially the rebel Sudanese People’s Liberation Movement and Army [SPLM/A]. The leader of the SPLA, John Garang, allied himself with the most reactionary wing of the U.S. ruling class: the Christian right were his principal ideological associates. Republican-right leader Senator Bill Frith once entered disputed South Sudan and was photographed with Garang. The U.S. Christian right is using the alleged oppression of Christians in the predominantly-Muslim south to justify a nineteenth-century style colonial intervention.
In negotiations with the Sudanese government, Garang managed to secure Kosovo-style autonomy for areas of southern Sudan. As part of a U.S. plan for balkanization, Sudan now has been strong-armed into accepting the unusual arrangement of a vice-president from Darfur and a vice-president from Southern Sudan. Garang’s wife is now meeting with U.S. leaders, including Frist, for further independence negotiations.
To keep Sudan in a perpetual state of war, the U.S. makes sure at least one rebel group is on the move while another is engaged in peace talks. The recent round of “Save Darfur” demonstrations have taken place during a time of negotiations between government and rebel groups, and are designed to further destabilize the country. Yoshie Furuhashi explains, “The timing of the [April 30] rally was perfect, designed to coincide -- and scuttle -- the Abuja peace negotiations between the rebels and Khartoum brokered by the African Union, whose deadline is midnight today. And sure enough, the rebels rejected the peace deal.” The U.S. needs rebel groups to win bigger victories, if it is to reverse China’s current advantageous position in Sudan.
In order to gain support for a U.S. military intervention, including NATO intervention as suggested by President Bush, the corporate media downplays the violence of and refusal to sign peace accords among the rebel insurgency, and instead covers Sudan’s civil war as if it is a one-sided human-rights crisis, with the Sudanese government as the “bad guys.” Far-worse conflicts in Africa, such as the nightmare in the Congo where millions have been killed, are ignored in favour of Darfur. As in Kosovo, all this coverage is designed to make us Canadians think that by putting Western boots on the ground, we can avert a humanitarian catastrophe.
What CNN, the state department, and the Western religious organizations aren’t telling us is that millions of Palestinians are on the verge of starvation because of entirely preventable actions by our governments. With the full support of “the West” and the “international community,” Canada, Israel, and other countries have cancelled essential food donations and aid critical to the survival of Palestinians, because we do not like the government they have elected. (Bringing democracy to the Middle East, indeed!) So, on the one hand, we are told to use military force to intervene in an “Arab” African conflict where we have no business, and on the other, are told to ignore a human rights catastrophe in Israel in which our own governments are complicit. How do our governments get away with this?"
Strategic victimhood in Sudan
Darfur was never the simplistic morality tale purveyed by the news media and humanitarian organizations. The region's blacks, painted as long-suffering victims, actually were the oppressors less than two decades ago - denying Arab nomads access to grazing areas essential to their survival. Violence was initiated not by Arab militias but by the black rebels who in 2003 attacked police and military installations.
Tribal Leaders Reject U.N. Force in Darfur,
"The root causes of the Darfur conflict are the doing of the Jewish organizations who financed this armed rebellion," Jalaladin said. "We don't want the Security Council to be an instrument of the ugly undertakings of the United States of America."
If so, how can you imagine that deploying thousands, or more likely tens of thousands, of foreign soldiers in Darfur, a Sudanese province bigger than Iraq, is all it would take to stop the massacre there? When we went to Darfur in March, we were as desperate as anybody about the killings — and we still are. But what we learned in Sudan makes us wary of do-gooders in body armor — and of the double-think of balkanized minds branding as disaster in Iraq what they recommend for Darfur's salvation. We ought to have serious doubts about this new mission to civilize, done up in the latest colors.
When asked if the United States and its allies are trying to impose democracy in Sudan, the defence minister said democracy was not the issue, the issue is the resources. The other thing is the interest of the Israelis and the Zionists.
"They have an interest in South Sudan. Their interest is water and South Sudan has the potential to increase the water flow in the river Nile. We have five schemes in the south which can increase the water level.
"One of the states is Jungli - it alone can generate around 4 billion cubic metres of water. That is why the Jewish state wants an independent south so that the water from the south can flow through the river Nile and into Israel and so forth," Hussain said.
He added that Sudan is aware of the Jewish conspiracy since 1955 when the first rebellion took place in the south and the group of rebels was trained in Israel under the supervision of the Mossad.
"Have they found those weapons and what have they done to Iraq now?"
Canadian ex-Mossad agent recalls his career as a ‘combatant’
"...fugitive financier Marc Rich helped Mossad in its activities in Yemen and the Sudan... The ex-spy chief did not spell out the details... but most Israelis are aware that Mossad had been active in those countries in the '80s...And black Jews from Ethiopia arrived in the Sudan and, from there, were secretly transported to Israel on military aircraft or naval vessels. Shavit, himself, was involved in the operations. As a cover for its agents in the Sudan, Mossad created a resort near the Red Sea."
Billioniare Marc Rich Was Spy For Israel, He used what one of his former lawyers called a "mammoth information-gathering operation" to gain entree to governments and to support his businesses."He was one of the biggest commodities traders in the world and had offices and active operations in all sorts of countries. He had friends in all sorts of places - high and low - and he certainly was in a position to provide sensitive information from a number of places,"
Tactical Use of Genocide in Sudan and the Five Lakes Region
In southern Sudan the war that John Garang provoked and fought killed more people than the Rwandan ‘genocide’ but more slowly. Since 1983, most of the two million confirmed casualties died from starvation. The regional population was displaced.
darfur archive links
The next Zionist Plot after Darfur - North Korean Nukes
This article is my basis reference to the situation in Sudan and demonstrates that 2003 was definitely not the starting point.
After reading the NIF's Opposition, this may be of particular interest.
"President Bush will meet with Minni Minawi, Sudan Liberation Movement/Army Leader, at the White House on July 25, 2006. The focus of the discussion will be on how to broaden support for the Darfur Peace Agreement, facilitate its implementation, and ensure the expeditious deployment of U.N. peacekeepers to Darfur."
Minni Minnawi -The colour of Christianity in Sudan: http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/r...-0404- 515h.html
That meeting led to:
The current campaign to attack Sudan under the guise of protecting the people of Darfur is another manifestation of Zionist attempts to create 'regime change' in Sudan
USAID monthly Report
More on Darfur
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30 May 2007
Who is doing the Genocide? pleez tell us...
Post here now pleeze? Who is doing the killing?
Are the killers muslims killing non-muslims?
Let me clafify......those who CLAIM to be Muslims?
what is the religion of the poeple...what is the religion of the killers? Who is behind the killings?
The Darfur conflict is a complex crisis in the Darfur region of western Sudan. One side of the armed conflict is composed mainly of the Sudanese military and the Janjaweed, a militia group recruited mostly from the tribes of the northern Rizeigat, camel-herding nomads of Arab descent. The other side comprises a variety of rebel groups, notably the Sudan Liberation Movement and the Justice and Equality Movement, recruited primarily from the Fur, Zaghawa, and Massaleit ethnic groups. The Sudanese government, while publicly denying that it supports the Janjaweed, has provided money and assistance to the militia and has participated in joint attacks targeting the land-tilling tribes from which the Darfuri rebels draw support. Almost all of the combatants and victims in Darfur are Muslim.
What you need to know is that there are over 2 million in exile. There are 10,000 dying each month- with over a quarter million dead already.
And the world is largely silent.
Where is the progressive left?
Where is the outrage?
Where are the marches, the petitions, the photos on Indymedia?
Is the silence because its ....Africa?