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Monday, June 15, 2015

New York Times Editorial, "South Africa’s Disgraceful Help for President Bashir of Sudan": While South Africa and the Times Bash Israel

In an editorial entitled "South Africa’s Disgraceful Help for President Bashir of Sudan," The New York Times writes:

"On Monday, President Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan fled arrest in South Africa and is now safely back in Khartoum, the Sudanese capital. His escape is another blow to the International Criminal Court, which has been struggling to bring him to trial for six years on charges of crimes against humanity and genocide.

This could not have happened without the complicity of the South African government, which deserves international condemnation. The biggest losers are the innocent victims of Mr. Bashir’s cruel policies in Darfur who are still being denied justice

Members of the international court like South Africa are supposed to respect its warrants. The charges against Mr. Bashir include murder, acts of extermination and rape among other abuses in Darfur, where 300,000 people have been killed and 2.5 million displaced since 2003."

Interesting. South Africa has assisted a person guilty of genocide to escape justice, yet South Africa boisterously decries the purported existence of apartheid in Israel at every opportunity.

But why should South Africa be any different from The New York Times, which also bashes Israel on its op-ed page on a regular and systematic basis?

1 comment:

  1. "Ninety-year-old Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, one of Africa's most divisive figures, ascended to the rotating chairmanship of the African Union (AU) on Friday, [January 30, 2015] ...

    http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/01/30/us-africa-mugabe-idUSKBN0L319F20150130

    In a stunning example of cognitive dissonance, Mugabe does not see Sudan's al-Bashir as an 'arab' imperialist deliberately targeting 'black Africans' in Darfur and South Sudan.

    Writer/journalist Claire Berlinski on India is a more positive post-colonial present and future:
    http://www.city-journal.org/2015/25_2_india.html
    [best read of the month!]

    The 3 million Africans of Indian descent should consider 'aliyah' back to India as long as the Mugabes are in charge of deciding who is a colonialist oppressor...
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_diaspora_in_Southeast_Africa

    k

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