SLU Pundit

The weblog of Kevin Boyd, a student at Southeastern Louisiana University

Friday, July 09, 2004

France opposes UN Sudan sanctions

France has found yet another genocidal regime to support.

Here's a possible reason:

France led opposition to US moves at the UN over Iraq. As was the case in Iraq, France also has significant oil interests in Sudan.

According to the French foreign minister, this is no big deal. Just a jolly little civil war.

[French Foreign Minister] Muselier also dismissed claims of "ethnic cleansing" or genocide in Darfur.

"I firmly believe it is a civil war and as they are little villages of 30, 40, 50, there is nothing easier than for a few armed horsemen to burn things down, to kill the men and drive out the women," he said.

Maybe Foreign Minister Muselier would like to consider his position:

Human rights activists say the Janjaweed are conducting a genocide against Darfur's black African population.

Those who have fled their homes say the Janjaweed ride on horses and camels into villages which have just been bombed by government aircraft, killing the men and raping the women.

If this isn't ethnic cleansing or genocide, what is Minister Muselier? Oh I forgot, French business interests are at stake also. Can't a let a few blacks get in the way of oil profits, right Minister Muselier?

The French are truly the most dispicable government on the planet. They don't give a damn who dies for their oil and war profits.


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