The final moment of diplomatic truth for Darfur has at last arrived. All evidence suggests that the international community is prepared to acquiesce before the military onslaught Khartoum's National Islamic Front is preparing for North Darfur...Eric Reeves, as quoted in this roundup post by Mick Hartley. A year ago, almost to the day, I posted the following words from Saul Bellow:
If under these circumstances the international community is unwilling even to threaten non-consensual intervention to protect civilians and humanitarians in Darfur, then Khartoum may rightly, in full throat, exult in its savage triumph.
I know now that humankind marks certain people for death. Against them there shuts a door.Reeves estimates that 500,000 people have died in Darfur. 'As many more could die in the coming year', he says, 'if current trends continue.'