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Solution for Darfur Genocide: Stop Breathing

By Kurt Nimmo, kurtnimmo.com
Monday June 18th 2007

According to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, "the slaughter in Darfur was triggered by global climate change and that more such conflicts may be on the horizon," reports Breitbart. "The Darfur conflict began as an ecological crisis, arising at least in part from climate change... This suggests that the drying of sub-Saharan Africa derives, to some degree, from man-made global warming... It is no accident that the violence in Darfur erupted during the drought."

In short, 450,000 people died in Darfur not only because you drive a car and run a television and computer, but also because you have the audacity to emit carbon dioxide.

In fact, as the U.S. State Department admits, the "primary cleavage is ethnic: Arabs (GOS and militia forces) vs. non-Arab villagers belonging primarily to the Zaghawa, Massalit, and Fur ethnic groups [also the Tunjur, the Birgid, the Dajo, and others]. Both groups are predominately Muslim."

"These people have long been politically and economically marginalized, and in recent years the National Islamic Front regime, based in Sudan's capital of Khartoum, has refused to control increasingly violent Arab militia raids of African villages in Darfur," writes Eric Reeves. "Competition between Arab and African tribal groups over the scarce primary resources in Darfur—arable land and water—has been exacerbated by advancing desertification throughout the Sahel region."

Of course, there is no evidence this desertification is a result of "climate change," but that will not stop Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations from insinuating that your daily commute to work in an air conditioned car is responsible for the murder of nearly a half million people.

As Yongkang Xue and Jagadish Shukla of the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies in Calverton, Maryland, note, "the vegetation cover has been increasingly degraded across the African continent, with the possible exception of central Africa and some countries bordering the Gulf of Guinea. This has been caused by many factors, such as overexploitation of land resources by overgrazing, poor irrigation, and the destruction of woody vegetation."

"Drought, deforestation, overpopulation and overgrazing have accelerated desert encroachment and have exerted huge pressures on the ecology of the region," writes Jonathan Robinson for Cambridge Journals. "Indigenous plant genetic resources, including many wild species used as famine foods, are the key to livelihoods in the region. The upsurge in violence has resulted in many farmers abandoning their farms and seed stocks. Social systems are disrupted and rehabilitation of agriculture will be very difficult."

Dan Connell, however, does not view the conflict as ethnic. "The Darfur crisis is not one people assaulting another in a frenzy of long-buried ethnic hatred, as in Rwanda. It is a mob of armed thugs cashing in on the opportunity to loot at will, while securing political objectives set by their handlers: the quashing of an uprising that could not only threaten the government's hold on this region but also unravel its efforts to reach a lasting truce with the rebellious south."

It has more to do with politics as usual than "climate change." In other words, more than "climate change" or any other factor, the situation in Darfur is the result of political psychopathology. It is, of course, a problem of global dimension, not confined to Darfur or Africa.

"Nor is the nature and scope of this disaster unique within Sudan," Connell continues. "It is the outcome of a decades-long strategy of divide and rule that successive governments—all drawn from the fractious elite that resides in and around Khartoum—have used to put down challenges, mostly out of the international spotlight."

It is, as well, hardly surprising there is a mineral and natural resource element to the conflict. "According to an interview with the ruler of North Darfur, Othman Yosuf Kibir, published in the United Arab Emirates' Khaleej Times, the Darfur conflict revolves around oil and minerals, including uranium discovered in Hofrat an Nihas. Kibir stated that these resources have set off fierce competition between the U.S. and France. The U.S. has started to invest in oil industry in Chad, France's former colony, while France's Total Corporation obtained drilling rights in Sudan," writes Keith Harmon Snow. "Petroleum and other companies targeted by the Save Darfur divestment movement for their alliances with the Government of Sudan in Sudan include Total, Agip, Talisman Oil, PetroChina and Asea Brown Baveri. The latter company has close ties to former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld: in the 1990's Rumsfeld was on the board of directors."

Indeed, according to Harmon Snow, the very "humanitarian" effort underway in Darfur is itself a corporate scam, designed to enrich the likes of Archers Daniels Midland at the expense of millions of impoverished Africans. Some things never change.

"To understand Darfur, understand where the World Food Program gets its relief foods, who sells these and who buys them, and how the foods are used. Archers Daniels Midland sells grain into the Bill Emerson Humanitarian Trust, while companies like ADM and Cargill receive massive government subsidies paid by American tax dollars, and the tax dollars back up the WFP and USAID, and provide the funds from which to purchase the 'food'.... The United Nations agencies like the World Food Program, and government 'AID' departments like DFID and USAID, all serve to undermine food security and domestic food prices in Sudan, while artificially boosting prices in the USA, putting Sudanese farmers out of business and forcing people to become 'refugees' in search of food, thereby creating and not mitigating famine; massive relief centers destroy nomadic ways of life, they don't sustain them."

But never mind. Darfur's problems, according to Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations, will be solved "using new technologies, genetically modified grains or irrigation, while bettering health, education and sanitation," solutions, of course, offered by Archers Daniels Midland, Monsanto, Siemens AG from Germany, Alcatel SA from France, ABB Ltd from Switzerland, Tatneft from Russia and PetroChina.

"The only way to stop this genocide now is for a mass campaign to force multinationals to disinvest from Sudan," Eric Reeves told the Independent.

In the meantime, expect the corporate media to take up Ban Ki-moon's mantra—Darfur's problem is the result of "climate change"—in other words it is directly related to the fact your pulmonary alveoli send carbon-dioxide into the atmosphere.

Shame on you.

Now pony up for a carbon tax.

Reprinted from: http://kurtnimmo.com/?p=900