Tuesday, March 3, 2009
Reply to a Blog on Genocide in Darfur
In many of the News articles and books I've read its been an on going debate about "Genocide in Darfur". What I've come to find in many cases is they will use phrases like "crimes against humanity" and "mass atrocity crimes". Reason being that The Convention definition states that certain acts be committed with intent to destroy, in whole or part, a national, ethical, racial, or religious group, and its extremely hard to establish the element of specific intent to destroy non-Arabs in Darfur. One thing they all agree on is that "mass atrocities and/or crimes against humanity" are happening in Darfur as well as many others. Somewhat it gives me hope that things will be changing but only time will tell. I'm glad that the US has taken steps to establish what they deem to be going on(Genocide) but it's one thing to talk the talk and another to walk the walk. With other countries turning their backs on what is happening in Darfur we have to make sure we hold the US accountable for what it has promised and not allow them to sit back.