Thursday, March 22, 2007

Los Angeles Times Finally Pulls Their Heads Out Of Their Asses, Kind-Of

He was shopping for cooking oil when Arab gunmen attacked his village. Adam Abdalla Omar, 70, tried to rescue his cow, but the invaders shot off his left arm. Now he lives in a displacement camp, so desperate and bored he worries he's losing his mind. It's a sadly familiar story in Darfur, except that Omar too is an Arab. Arabs in the western Sudanese region of Darfur are usually depicted as the aggressors in a conflict with black African ethnic groups, but many Arabs now find themselves caught up in the violence, forced into camps by intertribal fighting and cut off from traditional migration routes they've relied upon for centuries to survive.

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It only took them what, four years to realize this isn't a cut-and-dry ethnic cleansing conflict? Chalk one more up for the 'carnival of resistance.'

Full article Here.

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