Sudan Fired on Civilians Unlawfully, Report Says
By Colum Lynch
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, January 24, 2009; A09
NEW YORK, Jan. 23 — Sudanese intelligence and security forces unlawfully fired into a crowd of thousands of displaced Darfurians in August, killing 33 civilians and injuring 108 others, according to a U.N. inquiry released yesterday by the Geneva-based High Commissioner for Human Rights.
The United Nations previously condemned Sudan’s action in the August incident, but this was the first release of findings from the official inquiry and offered further evidence of the worsening plight of the civilian population in the Darfur region, where more than 3 million people have been driven from their homes since violence erupted there five years ago.
And the first thing you know, if the United Nations isn’t careful, there will be pirates off the coast of Somalia and in the Gulf of Aden.
A half-million are dead in Sudan, perhaps a million.
That’s our cumulative answer to the Clinton anguish over having done nothing in Rwanda and the Israeli pledge of ‘never again.’