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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Why not unilaterally impose a no-fly zone over darfur

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In another captivating op-ed, Nicholas Kristof exposes the ongoing genoicide in Darfur. This makes me wonder why we continue to do nothing. I am sure U.N. apologists insist upon a security council resolution, which China would block, but since the Bush administration obviously does not consider itself bound by the U.N. why not unilaterally impose a no-fly zone over Darfur? We would not even need to monitor it. We could simply threaten to destroy the entire Sudanese airforce if they violated it. We could do so with virtually no risk of casualties and it would save thousands if not tens of thousands of lives.

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