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    UN officials urge UNSC to act now before Rwanda-style genocide occurs in South Sudan

    UN officials and diplomats late Friday urged the Security Council to protect the people in South Sudan from the threat of genocide, and to take whatever measures needed to put an end to their suffering.

    High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay and Adama Dieng, UN Special Adviser on the Prevention of Genocide, who visited South Sudan this week upon Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's request to assess the human rights situation there, briefed the Council on their findings.

    "The deadly spiral of revenge killings that has developed over the past four and a half months appears to be reaching a level of intensity that generates a real fear of disaster for the people of South Sudan," Pillay told the Council in an open meeting.

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    The violence that broke out in mid-December following a power struggle between President Salva Kiir, who belongs to the Dinka Tribe, and his opponent former Vice-President Riek Mashar, who belongs to the rival Nuer tribe, quickly degenerated into ethnic violence that resulted in thousands of victims.

    In April, forces loyal to Machar attacked civilians in Bentiu, pursuing them into a hospital, a church and a mosque, killing hundreds. In Bor, several hundred armed youths forced their way into the UN camps, where civilians took refuge, and fired in an ethnically-motivated assault, killing over a hundred.
    Source: Kuwait News Agency

    Given that the Great White West is currently grappling with the prospect of a white war in Ukraine, the potential for any meaningful action on their part is minimal. Hopefully, the African Union can effectively take care of its continent's own problems.
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    Re: UN officials urge UNSC to act now before Rwanda-style genocide occurs in South Su

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
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    Given that the Great White West is currently grappling with the prospect of a white war in Ukraine, the potential for any meaningful action on their part is minimal. Hopefully, the African Union can effectively take care of its continent's own problems.
    Lol.

    Yeah, the African Union needs to roll up their sleeves and police their own. The U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, etc cannot be expected to fight everyone's internal disputes or solve all of their various problems.

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    Re: UN officials urge UNSC to act now before Rwanda-style genocide occurs in South Su

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    Source: Kuwait News Agency

    Given that the Great White West is currently grappling with the prospect of a white war in Ukraine, the potential for any meaningful action on their part is minimal. Hopefully, the African Union can effectively take care of its continent's own problems.
    That is my opinion also. Obama has put too many pots on the heat already. While he is demonstrating to the world at large that he is the Man that Can't someone else will have to take that one or risk mass murder.

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    Re: UN officials urge UNSC to act now before Rwanda-style genocide occurs in South Su

    Then again the maniacal inhumane potential genocide will be portrayed on TV. It is so difficult to tolerate those!

    Why the f would not China handle this for a change? China and India for example! Yes they are not as militarily advanced but that may probably not be needed in Africa anyway!
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    Re: UN officials urge UNSC to act now before Rwanda-style genocide occurs in South Su

    Quote Originally Posted by Demon of Light View Post
    Source: Kuwait News Agency

    Given that the Great White West is currently grappling with the prospect of a white war in Ukraine, the potential for any meaningful action on their part is minimal. Hopefully, the African Union can effectively take care of its continent's own problems.
    Given the basic and deep-seated tribal animosities, there may not be much that the UN can do about the violence in South Sudan. If one recalls, the conflict was previously explained as Sudan and the south's wanting separation that was leading to atrocities. In that rosy narrative, it was assumed that an independent South Sudan would bring about an end to the violence. Now that South Sudan is independent, the violence has not dissipated. The sectarian conflict is complex and it is vicious. I'm not sure that there is much that the UN Security Council could do given the nature and depth of the tribal animosities. Fragmenting South Sudan into additional statelets won't address the matter, either.

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