Wednesday, May 09, 2007

The Genocide Games

PLEASE READ - The Genocide Games: Using China's pride in the 2008 Olympics as a weapon against its shameful support of the Darfur nightmare by Nat Hentoff

From the article:
"China buys at least 70 percent of Sudan's most important export—oil. And, as Peter Brookes, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense, now with the Heritage Foundation, notes: In Sudan, "China is building roads, bridges, an oil refinery, and a hydroelectric dam [along with] government offices and a new $20 million presidential palace" for the thriving General Bashir.

It is now clear that the only way to stop the mass murders and rapes in Darfur—and now of the refugees in neighboring Chad—is to compel China to force Sudan to end the genocide.

China's only acute vulnerability—as it becomes the most powerful nation in the world economically and politically—is the tarnishing of its coming glorification as the host of the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing

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