Wednesday, April 20, 2005
Where are the antiwar activists on Darfur? II
As John O points out, the war protestors are conspicuously absent from protesting war against the peoples of Darfur. Juanabe Cole seems to think that the conflict is blown out of proportion and he strangely (ok, it really isn't that strange) parrots the Sudanese government on the subject:
But, again, this wouldn't be the first time John wrote apologetics (especially on behalf of Arabism), even as Darfur was almost completely ignored and brushed aside by the Arab league and much of the Arab press. Ironically, the fact that he brought in the "Zionists" into this, accusing them of "creating" categories is eerily similar to the official line from Khartoum! Once again, Cole and the tyrannical regimes are practically indistinguishable. I'm not even going to bother commenting on that insane Farrakhan-like statement about "Zionists" planting the seeds of strife between African-Americans and Arab-Americans! That's more nut-house material to be discussed by Cole and his conspiracy theorist friends.
How can anyone take such a poseur seriously?
Good question. How about asking these protestors why they only protest against wars in which the U.S. is involved? What, aren't these scuffles between black people worth your time?