Thursday, July 21, 2005

Another Reason Why Africa Needs To Be Cut Off

The world's great non-weather related (flood, earthquake) humanitarian tragedies all seem to work their way out of Africa. Starvation, disease, famine, pestilence. Why do you think that is? Does God hate Africa more than other continents? I'm pretty sure he doesn't hate Africa as much as france. So, are these events natural in their occurance, like an erthquake? No. They are the results of the leadership that has held Africa back for centuries. Mismanaging funds, people, land, water, and a host of other natural resources have brought disease, starvation, drought, and an AIDS epidemic that will ravage a continent. I have a hard time wanting to help a culture and thought process that has brought such devistation to the world. Gladhanding strongmen and dictators rule the land with weapons and expenses while their people starve. The story below is just another snapshot in a long line of "pictures" showing how backward Africa is, and its complete unwillingness to change or adapt to a world that is quickly making it irrelevant. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050721/ap_on_re_mi_ea/rice_19 Sudan Security Roughs Up Rice Delegation By ANNE GEARAN, AP Diplomatic Writer KHARTOUM, Sudan - Security forces in the Sudanese capital manhandled U.S. officials and reporters traveling with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, marring her round of meetings with leaders of the new unified government. Rice demanded an apology, and got it. -snip- Twice, Sudanese guards' hostility toward members of Rice's entourage devolved into shouts and shoving. -snip- (Also included in the piece was this usual bit about refugees and the dead) War-induced hunger and disease have killed more than 180,000 people and driven more than 2 million from their homes.


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