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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Nicholas Kristof, "Darfur in 2013 Sounds Awfully Familiar": The "Most Pig Like" Columnist Asks Obama to "Recall His Own Words"

You will recall how Nicholas Kristof took a leave to work on a new book with his wife, after retweeting a message that referred to AIPAC as one of "the 2 most pig like lobbies" in America (see: http://jgcaesarea.blogspot.co.il/2013/07/nicholas-kristof-free-miracle-food-most.html). Kristof, a would-be humanitarian, never bothered to explain why AIPAC, in his mind, deserves this calumny (God forbid, anyone should find anything right about tiny democratic Israel), and now he's back, roaming the world in search of injustice.

In his latest New York Times op-ed entitled "Darfur in 2013 Sounds Awfully Familiar" (http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/21/opinion/sunday/darfur-in-2013-sounds-awfully-familiar.html), Kristof decries the horrors again being perpetrated by Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan against Darfur:

"Because of the resurgence of violence, the United Nations Refugee Agency has hurriedly built this camp for the Darfuris, and it is saving lives. But, while the world is willing to spend more than $1 billion annually assisting survivors of attacks in Darfur, it seems unwilling to stand up to President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan or even speak out very forcefully.

The world has moved on, but the killing continues.

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The United Nations has estimated that more than 300,000 Darfuris were displaced in the first five months of this year — roughly as many as in the last two years combined.

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In the mid-2000s, an ambitious senator from Illinois complained eloquently that the White House was too silent in the face of evil in Darfur. Is it too much to ask that President Obama recall his own words — and speak out again?"

"Is it too much to ask that President Obama recall his own words"?  Surely you jest, Nicholas.

Kristof might also want to ask what happened to Obama's pledge to recognize the Armenian genocide before he became president. But I suppose that was before Turkish President Erdogan, a serial jailer of journalists, became one of Obama's best overseas friends.

Kristof might also want to ask what became of Obama's more recent pledge to arm the rebels fighting against the tyrannical regime of Bashar al-Assad, who is responsible for the deaths of more than a 100,000 Syrians.

And after obtaining these explanations from Obama, Kristof himself might want to recall the words of his vile retweet and provide us with some sort of twisted explanation.

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