Skip to comments.Never Mind Kony, Let's Stop Clooney
Posted on 03/16/2012 10:40:23 AM PDT by Steelfish
Never Mind Kony, Let's Stop Clooney Rob Crilly March 16th
Clooney is arrested outside the Embassy of Sudan (Photo: Getty) So George Clooney has been arrested outside the Sudanese embassy in Washington. After a week addressing Congress, briefing his president and bringing Sudan back into the limelight, he has taken his awareness-raising campaign to the next level by making sure news crews were on hand to watch him having his hands tied behind his back.
This has been quite the week for African conflicts. First we had the Kony 2012 video, which catapulted a long forgotten war in central Africa to the top of the news schedules. Now we have Clooney doing the same for a humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in the Nuba mountains of Sudan, first with his own video and then with Friday's arrest.
"Im just trying to raise attention. Let your Congress know, let your president know," said Clooney, as he was led away.
Ah yes, just trying to raise attention. The modern campaign mantra. And what could be wrong with that?
Well, quite a lot it happens. Clooney has long been raising awareness for Sudan. In the past it was the conflict in Darfur. He spearheaded calls for United Nations peacekeepers to be deployed and for President Omar al Bashir to be indicted on war crimes charges.
There has never been such a successful campaign. Not only did he and the Save Darfur coalition mobilise an unprecedented amount of support for ending a war in a previously obscure region, but they actually got what they wished for. A struggling African Union peacekeeping force was given blue hats of the UN. And President Bashir has been charged with 10 counts of war crimes, including genocide.
And none of it made any difference. President Bashir is still in power...
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...
Just drop the letter C in his last name. It fits him better.
Kony... Clooney... well, they do sort of SOUND similar!
Sudan has been the most recent "killing fields" of late or maybe Chad. Their civil wars are not "civil". Of course no war is civil, but those tribal barbarians relish in cutting off body parts, raping women and then mutilating them, consripting children, and every other atrocity known to man. Think Rwanda.
I've always been surprised that few in fedgov pay attention to the genocide that occurs regularly in Africa. Yet the UN is so concerned about Israel fighting back against the Palis who shoot rockets on innocents.
The United Nations and our own fedgov are full of racists. If there ever was a reason for our military to get involved for humanitarian reasons (which I don't believe in), the Sudan, Chad, and other African nations would be it.
STOP buying those movie tickets!!
It’s all part of the obama re-election strategy, no doubt in my mind. see my comments in the previous clooney post (if you are interested) I’m off to my part time job :)
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