Tuesday, February 3, 2009

there will be blood

South Darfur descends back into the abyss. US Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice reports that the UN Secretariat told the Security Council today that the JEM, the rebels holding the town, have pulled back and asked for the town to be a demilitarized zone, but the government rained in 28 bombs already this morning anyway, and appears ready to overrun the town, home to 50,000 people. 200 UN peacekeepers are standing their ground.

And, of course, if the ICC indicts President Omar al Bashir of Sudan, he may demand that the UN leave the country entirely. Who will save south Darfur then?

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