Tuesday, January 12, 2010


The human tragedy that is Darfur (Sudan) is actually a proxy war in Africa, between China and the USA, with the prize being oil. That fact is behind the US administration's appeal to the humanitarian instincts of Westerners to support intervention. The article, 'Darfuristan' gives some background.

How the world's campaign to stop a genocide created a quagmire

"Sudan is now the seventh biggest oil producer in Africa after Nigeria, Libya, Algeria, Angola, Egypt, and Equatorial Guinea."

Thanx, my good buddy in Israel, Lynn Fux, for the Rolling Stone article link.

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