Archive for the ‘Bashir’ Category

With Beijing’s support, genocide in Darfur continues

February 4, 2008

By Nat Hentoff
The Washington Times
February 4, 2008

For strutting arrogance, few world leaders equal Sudan’s president, Lt. Gen. Omar Bashir. Realistic hope is diminishing — in those countries that care — about ending the genocide in Darfur. Not surprisingly Gen. Bashir, on Jan. 7, reports the Sudan Tribune Web site, “was dancing (and) celebrating the completion, near Khartoum, of the Bridge of the Chinese-Sudanese Friendship.”
“With China’s help,” gloated Gen. Bashir (who has effectively obstructed the current mission of the combined force sent by the U.N. Security Council and the African Union), “Sudan will certainly score glorious achievements one after another on our path of construction and development.”
And China’s glory in hosting this year’s Olympics, so important for the improved reputation of that Chinese dictatorship, may not be tarred enough because of its quintessential economic support of Mr. al-Bashir to stop that support.
To further show his dancing contempt of the United Nations and President Bush, the first world leader to call the mass murders and rapes in Darfur “genocide,” Gen. Bashir on Jan. 16 appointed as a special advisor Musa Hilal — the chief leader and planner of Gen. Bashir’s monstrous militia, the

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Jimmy Carter: Human Rights Godsend Will Criticize Even His Own USA

October 11, 2007

By John E. Carey
Peace and Freedom
October 11, 2007

Yesterday, in interviews on CNN and the BBC, former President of the United States Jimmy Carter said the U.S. tortures prisoners. He said President Bush has made up his own definition for torture that include head slapping and water boarding. And he unleashed a broadside against Vice President Cheney.

It is hard to fault a former president, any former president, especially one with the sterling record of good works like Habitat for Humanity and the Carter Foundation.

Yet former President of the United States Jimmy Carter has made many controversial remarks and is clearly unafraid of attacking his own country’s policies on the world stage – acts considered taboo for almost two centuries. There once was an unwritten rule that American leaders should discuss their differences at home and then stand united when traveling overseas or facing world opinion.

No longer.

President Carter also said on National Public Radio that he had no problem dealing with the maker of genocide in Darfur, Sudan’s President Omar Hasan Ahmad al-Bashir. When the NPR moderator asked President Carter if Bashir might be “using him,” Mr. Carter said he would be used if that helped alleviate the suffering of the people of Darfur.

Omar Hasan Ahmad al-Bashir
Omar al-Bashir

We don’t always agree with the 83 year old former president, but no man stands taller in human rights than Jimmy Carter.

And don’t overlook the fact that President Carter is making many of these interviews happen because he is selling his book just now.

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Jimmy Carter Condemns Sudan for Darfur:

Jimmy Carter says US Tortures; then rips Cheney

Peace and Freedom thought: For me, a big chunk of me agrees with Dennis Miller who says Gitmo is like Vegas.  What happens in Gitmo: stays in Gitmo.  We are in a war…..