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October 11, 2007

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P. Froward

The Elders?! OMG they're REAL!1!

Dom

The Elders exist, and Jimmy Carter is one of them. Here's what he said about Darfur: "The atrocities were horrible but I don't think it qualifies to be called genocide. ... If you read the law textbooks...you'll see very clearly that it's not genocide and to call it genocide falsely just to exaggerate a horrible situation--I don't think it helps."

DaninVan

'Ethnic cleansing' is probably a better description although it tends to mask the true nature of what's being described.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't Khartoum's hidden agenda the clearing of the indigenous tribes from certain resource rich areas (Darfur), rather than the intentional slaughter of those peoples? Not that that makes it any the less disgusting. Western powers may not have any real influence on Sudan but I question why we're not all over the Chad incursions, like flies on ...

DaninVan

Just to clarify, I meant Sudanese/Arab incursions INTO Chad.

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