Wednesday, 1 August 2007

They are actually sending UN troops into Darfur to help combat the genocide!

How fantastic is this?

One part of me had tears welling up when I heard the decision announced on the news this evening. It really is about time something is done.

Unfortunately, another part of me is wondering how effective it will be in ending the genocide. UN troops were in Rwanda when the genocide happened and that did nothing. Granted it's a different situation since governments were actually denying genocide back then, but the UN has been widely criticised as being powerless.

Will the genocide in Darfur end? We'll just have to wait and see.

In the meantime, let's just celebrate the fact that the world has finally decided to do something.

3 comments:

Maya said...

You know what? I think it is a bit too late. So many people have been killed, so many women raped, so many dreams shattered. Innocence lost. :(

And even some UN troops are being accused of misbehaving themselves while supposedly keeping the peace.

Melody said...

While it is true that many lives have already been lost, the fact that they're now sending troops mean that more lives will be saved.

True that they should have done something earlier, but I think in this case, better late than never.

And it's only some UN troops, you can't throw the baby out with the bathwater...

Maya said...

Yes you are right re: better late then never.

Maybe am just in a cynical mood. Too many terrible things happening in the world that I wonder sometimes, what is the point of it all.... :P

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