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Darfur's Killing Fields

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There is one confederacy of thugs that appears to have gotten off fairly well after the 9/11 attacks, despite a confirmed relationship with Al-Qaeda: the Sudanese junta. The gentlemen in Khartoum are still at the killing game, in Darfur, where, according to Julie Flint, an author of the Human Rights Watch report titled ?Darfur Destroyed?, ?[m]ore than 300,000, it is said, may die this year.?

Now, finally, the United States and the UN have decided to do something about it. U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell and UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan have decided to travel to Sudan to help put an end to the carnage.

In that case, Flint?s plea for more outside help, and possible reactions to the humanitarian catastrophe, may have fallen on deaf ears.