According to today's Washington Post, the Chinese government is about to deploy approximately 300 troops to the Darfur region of Sudan. According to the article, these troops will be from a military engineering unit, and will be in support of the beleaguered African Union Peacekeeping force already in place.
Would someone please give me a rational explanation as to why the bloody Chinese can get off of their asses and at least do SOMETHING to help in Darfur, when the United States won't???
Don't misunderstand me here... if the Chinese are acting out of altruism, I'm the King of Spain... but, motives be damned, how can the United States, a country whose government claims to have invaded Iraq in the name of "freedom" sit by and watch as thousands upon thousands of innocent civilians are murdered, and raped, by militia's tacitly supported by the Sudanese government? Our government has invaded sovereign nations for much less than this. Our government has even declared what is happening in Darfur as "genocide". So why won't we do something about it?
The United States won't do anything about Darfur for the same reason we did nothing about the genocide in Rwanda in 1994... because the victims are black.
Worse, they are black and don't have any oil.
Some of you are probably squirming a bit as you read this. Well, you should squirm.
If you care at all about the deaths of thousands upon thousands of innocents, please go here, and sign the petition... if that is the least you can do, it will have been better than doing nothing.