Sunday, February 22, 2009
Be a voice for Darfur
The authorization for intervention was given a year and a half ago. The countries that voted for it, including the U.S. at President Bush’s direction, simply haven’t followed through on what they voted for.
UNAMID’s own site states that
A joint African Union/United Nations Hybrid operation in Darfur was authorized by Security Council resolution 1769 of 31 July 2007…authorized UNAMID to take necessary action to support the implementation of the Darfur Peace Agreement, as well as to protect its personnel and civilians, without “prejudice to the responsibility of the Government of Sudan”. UNAMID formally began operations on 31 December 2007.
The African Union troops need more military assets and some air cover; they’re providing the troops. This is plenty doable. It’s not that hard. The world just needs to step up to it’s commitment, and Obama needs to quickly begin to follow through with his.
How to act
1. You can send an electronic post card by going to addyourvoice.org and filling in your information.
2. Call the White House and leave a message at the switch board: 202-456-1414
3. Send an online message via Obama’s White House Site.
Thankyou Blackperspective.net for the intel