Sunday, June 25, 2006

Saving Darfur - Another Zionist plot, of course (ZNN)

[Also posted on Zionism News Network]

Here is the opening passage from the latest report on Darfur by the indispensable Eric Reeves::
For those vaguely hopeful that genocidal destruction in Darfur might somehow be halted by a UN peace support operation, or that there would be good faith observance of the terms of the Abuja (Nigeria) “Darfur Peace Agreement,” this has been a very bad week. Blaming a conspiracy of Jewish groups for the large chorus now calling for humanitarian intervention in Darfur, President Omar al-Bashir felt particularly unconstrained in expressing his views about a UN peace support operation in the increasingly violent region:
“Sudan’s President Omar al-Bashir has escalated his rejection of the UN deploying peacekeepers in Darfur, saying they would be neo-colonialists and accusing Jewish organizations of pushing for their deployment.”
Speaking of a UN deployment, al-Bashir declared:
"‘This shall never take place,’ al-Bashir told reporters at a press conference with South African President Thabo Mbeki Tuesday. ‘These are colonial forces and we will not accept colonial forces coming into the country.’
Of course, the Sudanese government is not the only one to interpret opposition to genocide in Darfur as simply one more Jewish/Zionist plot. For some other recent examples, see HERE and HERE.

As for the rest of the story about the ongoing atrocity in Darfur, see Darfur - Continuing betrayal and accelerating catastrophe (Eric Reeves).

--Jeff Weintraub