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Why are the rebels in Libya more deserving of military aid than the civilians in Darfur?

Asked by Hypocrisy_Central (21390 points ) March 19th, 2011

Why do you suppose when civilians in Darfur were getting slaughtered and raped the US did not want to commit any kind of military aid but are willing to do so in Libya? What makes the Libyans more worthy of support from billions of dollars in military machinery than the people in Darfur?

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mattbrowne's avatar

There is an African Union Mission in Darfur and NATO helped the AU expand its peacekeeping mission by providing airlifts for example.

Every human life is equally important. UN resolution 1973 is not only important for civilians in Libya but also all other peaceful demonstrators in Yemen, Bahrain, Syria and so forth. It sends a clear message to all Arab dicators: Don’t you dare shooting your own people.

cazzie's avatar

I think the international community doesn’t want Darfur to happen again.

Here’s one of my personal heros… We need to listen to this guy.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=92POF0ZFyD4&feature=related

jaytkay's avatar

Without Googling or consulting any other reference, I bet I can give a very good estimate of Darfur’s annual oil exports…

mattbrowne's avatar

http://www.fluther.com/115277/enforcing-un-resolution-1973-in-libya-which-military-strategies-will/

The press conference in Paris is about to begin.

French fighter jets have already entered Libyan airspace to conduct reconnaissance missions.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

@cazzie I think the international community doesn’t want Darfur to happen again. Darfur was made possible because the international community, at least those who had the might to do something about it, turned a blind eye to Rwanda. They certainly didn’t rally to action as they did when suspected genocide in Bosnia-Herzgovina. Strange thing….Bosnia has no oil…..interesting.

@jaytkay bet I can give a very good estimate of Darfur’s annual oil exports… Strange thing….Bosnia has no oil either…..interesting.

And now that the international community wants to get in what is essentially a civil war if the Argentines made another play for the Falklands the international community will jump in and tell England it better not defend its territory by force if it is a civilian uprising?

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