Comments on: Deterring future Darfurs Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: sweeny Wed, 25 Mar 2009 19:02:14 +0000 when commenting on Mr Mugabes’ actions in Zimbabwe, we in the west, have been nourished with a particular take on proceedings. difficulty lies in comprehending the flow of history, moreso with a western, ‘white’ mindset.

nineteenth and twentieth century, pre-indigenous rule in Zimbabwe, and south of the border, was a period in Africas’ evolution, we all (black, white et al) would all wish to erase from our
collective memories. words cannot express what those beautiful indigenous peoples’ must have endured, and endure they must.

why any man should spend twenty five years in jail, just over the border, for the belief in the rights of a majestic and proud people to walk in their
free and at peace, remember, this was their land. they are (and were) the custodians of these wild, untamed, raw warrior nations’.

Mr Mugabe appears to be highly educated, articulate and one from the way of the warrior, my guess is he HAS to stay in power so any hard-fought gains in Zimbabwe and across the entire warrior nation cannot and will not be watered down by the slough, the windy path of the political process.

please believe me, when I pray for the souls of those who have perished in these centuries’ old struggles and I mean no disrespect to any one, alive or dead, for taking this stance, and I feel so, so sad for the beautiful Africa, peace be with you.

By: roxanne Wed, 11 Mar 2009 04:00:02 +0000 While it is true that there are many other atrocities carried out by big and popular leaders, I think the lack of justice in those cases should not deter us from progressing and prosecuting those accountable for crimes against humanity in their countries. It is not about who got caught and who paid for their sins, its about paying for one’s own sins.

Moving on, I hate to think that such a big case (2.5m displaced, 400,000++ dead) would be put on hold because of fears that those in current power might wreck more havoc to their people. I wonder what the ICC’s next move would be.

By: Chris Sun, 08 Mar 2009 17:29:40 +0000 Prosecuting leaders of nations for crimes against humanity is only going to be as effective as how even handed it is applied. Unfortunately only leaders of small piss ant countries like Sudan will feel self righteous white mans indictments with people like leaders in China probably never coming close to being tried and convicted. Until it is applied in all cases regardless of the countries power then it just becomes a matter of who your friends are. Obviously the leader of Sudan hasn’t done a good job of playing ball with the right people. For now prosecution is just a convenient tool to use against leaders who aren’t very powerful or have made a nuisance of themselves in a way that affects those outside of the country. What I find sad is that the actual plight of the people is a secondary concern when these “war crimes” kangaroo courts are set up. This only sends a message to leaders of 3rd world countries “Kill your own people go for it, just don’t make an international nuisance about it, and make sure whatever corporations have stakes in your country are still happy.”

By: hamid Thu, 05 Mar 2009 09:59:59 +0000 when it comes to immpliment world justice ,the so called civilised WEST exemts itself from being treated equally with us the so called developing (poor ) nations ….. how could the ICC endeavour gust to ask for the arrest a democratically elected president !!!? Now it is time to think over the future of the eligibility of world mutual coperation and the UN as well…. thank GOD we are not the cause of your economic crisis …The ICC will never succeed as an instrument to taming nations ….!!!!!

By: thomas Thu, 05 Mar 2009 06:44:35 +0000 Bush is no better than Bashir.

By: phoenix1 Thu, 05 Mar 2009 00:59:06 +0000 There are large areas of California which have become tent cities and bear a striking resemblance to Darfur and the Congo. There are millions of Americans who are homeless and live in profound and abject squalor.