POSTED RESPONSE TO A COLUMN IN THE GUARDIAN
Of course, Spielberg is ridiculous, just like his movies. As for Mia Farrow, she is a pathetic figure on this. She means well but does badly.
Darfur is an ugly civil war and nothing more. Civil wars are always horrible, and rape as a weapon is as old as the Trojan War.
The U.S. and Israel have tried to foist the idea on the public that it is genocide, but that is only because they are uncomfortable with the Muslim government and because they want to throw sand in our eyes over their own atrocities.
Were it truly genocide, they themselves should be blamed because they do have the power to do something to stop it. Israel would only need a brief break from killing Palestinians. But they do not believe what they say.
Nothing that has happened at Darfur has not happened in Iraq - killing children, killing women, rape, and destruction of a way of life.
As for that killing machine, Israel, it was reported only the other day that they wouldn't even help Lebanon discover the location of the hundreds of thousands of cluster-bomb bomblets they left behind to maim innocents.
Israel also refused to help Canada's investigation into the killing of four UN observers - one was a Canadian - who clearly were murdered as they bravely stayed at their posts.
It is appalling that prominent Americans don't see this.
But "none are so blind..."