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Thread #73826   Message #1330803
Posted By: Lepus Rex
18-Nov-04 - 02:19 AM
Thread Name: BS: Time to re-deploy to Sudan
Subject: RE: BS: Time to re-deploy to Sudan
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Ah, cool, Carol. But I know there are others who, thanks mainly to the shitty media coverage, haven't a clue. It's been disturbing to see what's happening in Darfur used, as you mentioned, to stir up anti-Arab hatred. And to see false American-style racial rhetoric thrown into the mix to pull Black and liberal heartstrings. I mean, the thought of some keffiyeh-clad Omar Sharif looking motherfucker raping his black slavegirl is just such a moving image. And more division is just what the Darfuri peoples need right now. Dumbasses.

Ah, and here's that article I mentioned, by Alex de Waal. Fascinating, concise background and history of the current conflict, if you haven't read it yet: Counter-Insurgency on the Cheap

(And hope I didn't come off like a dick with that last post... It reads a bit snarkier than I meant for it to... Been trying to cut back on those useful "smileys," but maybe I shouldn't. :P )

---Lepus Rex