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Acts of genocide, Vicar?

Lest anyone should think otherwise, I’d like to make it perfectly clear that the major finding of a UN commission set up to investigate atrocities in Darfur that the Sudanese government, whilst complicit in crimes nearly as serious as genocide, is not actually guilty of pursuing a specific policy of genocide, is in no way related to the fact that had the commission found otherwise, to wit, the Sudanese government was guilty of genocide, those members of the international community who are UN signatories would have been compelled to act, including militarily, to arrest the same.

After all, I wouldn’t want anybody to get the wrong idea.

Leaders of the Janjaweed are said to be horrified at the prospect of facing a danmed-good talking to and the waving of a giant, collective finger in their general direction.

Still no news on the possibility of a Lancet study to discover if the minimum 70,000 confirmed deaths thus far paints an overly-optimistic picture of the real situation in Sudan.

George Galloway, Lindsay German, Andrew Murray, John Pilger, Alice Mahon and Michael Moore were all, mercifully, unavailable for comment.

Update: Dsquared helpfully points out in the comments that the Lancet has already carried a study into the atrocities in Darfur. The Medecins sans Frontieres data ca be found here.

Sarcasm works better the more accurate your remarks. My bad. Thank you Daniel.

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