It has been the rallying cry for the Liberal Left for years, “Save Darfur” but what has the Left actually done about Darfur ?
2.5 million refugees, 61 percent said they had seen a family member killed before their eyes in violence blamed on Sudanese forces and government-backed Arab militias accused of a scorched-earth campaign against African villagers.
As many as 200,000 to 400,000 innocent people have been killed and more than 2.5 million more have been driven from their homes. These refugees now face starvation, disease, and rape, while those who remain in Darfur risk torture, death, and displacement.
What has the United Nations done to stop the violence? What have the high profile Movie stars and peace activist done to stop the killing?
Let Darfur be a warning to all people. If a nation or a state needs protection against violence, murder, genocide or injustice do not wait on Liberals or their institutions to do anything to fight against the persecutors. Liberals will make a country like Darfur a cause celebre but they will not wage war to save you. They will not lift a actual finger to help.
PLATITUDES AND BUTTONS
Most liberals perform their fighting virtually by lawsuits or by legislating their wishes on the rest of us. Sadly, opposition against America’s effort to protect itself against terrorism combined with the lack of absolutely any physical effort to save the people of Darfur from years of war, torture, displacement and death is evidence that liberals will rarely do anything but issue platitudes and wear buttons to protest the injustices of the world.
Let someone actually do something and that person becomes a warmonger, do something and one is accused of, “Lying us into war” or some such excuse employed to stop any real effort to stop injustices in the world.
If the victims of the world wait on help from Liberals they will get meetings, resolutions and world condemnation directed against their slaughterers but no real help for countries like Darfur.
Liberals are better apt at resisting real attempts to help. They resisting the war effort in Iraq even with the knowledge that a victory there means freedom and safety for hundreds of thousands of Iraqi people who have been suffering the rule of a cruel sadistic dictator. Liberals talk the talk but rarely walk the walk when it comes to protecting victims of warring aggressor nations.
Darfur is waiting like the people of Iraq, the victims of al Qaeda and the fatalities of Osama bin Laden under President Bill Clinton were left waiting for someone to do something, anything as outlined in chapter 4 of the 9-11 commission report.
Under President Clinton according to the 9-11 report his administration planned to capture Osama bin Laden in 1998 but as Liberals often do they waited and then cancelled the effort because doing something meant consequences.
Ultimately that decision give way to September 11, 2001 and Clinton advisor Richard Clarke’s subsequent testimony before the 9-11 commission which he said that he and the government failed the American people.
On May 20, Director Tenet discussed the high risk of the operation with Berger and his deputies, warning that people might be killed, including Bin Laden. Success was to be defined as the exfiltration of Bin Ladin out of Afghanistan. A meeting of principals was scheduled for May 29[,1998] to decide whether the operation should go ahead.Under Liberals tragedies like Darfur and 9/11 are destined to occur because of the Liberal propensity to wait and do nothing.
The principals did not meet. On May 29, "Jeff" informed "Mike" that he had just met with Tenet, Pavitt, and the chief of the Directorate's Near Eastern Division. The decision was made not to go ahead with the operation. "Mike" cabled the field that he had been directed to "stand down on the operation for the time being." He had been told, he wrote, that cabinet-level officials thought the risk of civilian casualties-"collateral damage"-was too high. —9-11 commission report
Nothing, that is, but castigate anyone and everyone who acts against the evils that Liberals only seem to be able to protest about.
Darfur is waiting!