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The African Union (AU) summit in Banjul is over. The UN has given up and gone home. There is no help for the people of Darfur. The Janjaweed say,
Eric Reeves on Darfur: An Abject Abandonment of the "Responsibility to Protect".
President Omar el-Bashir has proved in Banjul as good as his word in rejecting, finally and definitively, a UN or international role in protecting civilians and humanitarian workers in Darfur; and the world community has found nothing to say in return.
Amidst the ghastly silence of international impotence, the suffering and destruction in Darfur and eastern Chad only accelerate, making a mockery of any profession of an international responsibility to protect.
(the photo is of a sandstorm in Khartoum taken by Jan Pronk.)
It is easy to understand what drove Romeo Dallaire to drink, and worse. We have met the enemy and he is us.
Tags: Darfur, United Nations, UN, Omar el-Bashir, Banjul, African Union, AU.