We Saved Europe. Why Not Africa?

That is the question posed in a Washington Post editorial written by Susan Rice, Anthony Lake, and Donald M. Payne. Given the situation in Africa, the remaining options to stop or stem the current genocide are limited to really only military force. However, this necessary action has yet to be implemented by the United Nations. The failed negotiation and lack of action on the part of the UN has led the authors of this article, Susan Rice, an advisor to the Kerry-Edwards campaign, Anthony Lake, former national security advisor under Bill Clinton, and Donald Payne a Democratic representative from New Jersey, to call for unilateral military intervention on the part of the United States.

With Darfur set to be hit by a second wave of genocide, world leaders are shifting into diplomatic high gear -- Some 450,000 innocent human beings are already dead, and more than 2.5 million have fled their homes... After three years of fruitless negotiation and feckless rhetoric, it's time to go beyond unenforced U.N. resolutions to a new kind of resolution: the firm resolve to act.

Will world leaders continue to give the perpetrators of genocide a veto over international action to stop it? the answer seems to be yes -- History demonstrates that there is one language Khartoum understands: the credible threat or use of force. After Sept. 11, 2001, when President Bush issued a warning to states that harbor terrorists, Sudan suddenly began cooperating on counterterrorism. It's time to get tough with Sudan again… If the United States fails to gain U.N. support, we should act without it.

Interesting parallels don’t you think? A UN unwilling to act; the world turning a blind eye, genocide allowed to reign, and the only language a maniac understands is “the credible threat or use of force”. In all honesty, I wish the world had the will and the moral conviction to come together and fight against situations like the one in Darfur. Unfortunately, the world community is so consumed with anti-American hatred and pro-appeasing pacifists that no matter how many people are slaughtered, the use of the American military is thought to be abhorrent and unacceptable. Between allowing the ongoing mass slaughter of hundreds of thousands of people or the United States using force to stop or stem the genocide, the hypocritical “world community” would rather allow the killing to continue.

At this point in time there is the reality and then there is the United Nations. The reality: Half a million people have been murdered with 2.5 million fleeing their homes. And the United Nations: “what can we do that makes it seem like we are trying to do something when in reality we are simply trying to avoid actually doing anything". Besides, the UN is too busy putting China and Cuba on their human rights commission, attacking the US, dismissing Hezbollah, while legitimizing leaders like Hugo Chavez and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad… we can’t bother them with tiny matters like brutal carnage.