Thursday, September 30, 2004

Missing the G spot

Sudan it seems, has become a quagmire for the UN.

Since the US declared the slaughter of Darfurese genocide, the UN and everyone else are looking for ways to describe the atrocities without using that word.

UNITED NATIONS, Sept 30 (Reuters) - A U.N. envoy told the Security Council on Thursday that war crimes had probably taken place on "a large and systematic scale" amid a continuing general state of lawlessness in Sudan's Darfur region.

"The high commissioner and I can conclude, firstly, that crimes against humanity, war crimes and breaches of the laws of war have probably occurred on a large and systematic scale,"Mendez told council members, according to his text.

"Secondly, we do not believe that we have turned the corner on preventing further violations and we must remain vigilant to this end," he told a closed-door council session.

"She said there had been wide-spread rape and that the government commissions and police meant to stop it were ineffective. In one case police accused the victims of rape of making up stories even though hospitals confirmed their case. "

Good to know there's no G spot in Darfur. Read the story here.

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