At 11/3/07 01:34 PM, LordJaric wrote:
See what I'm talking about when the media pays less attention to stuff like this and more to something like a sex scandle.
Actually, it's probably because you called it Dufar.
That article pretty much covers it. I think the Government was unhappy with peasant uprisings in the Darfur region, and so sent its troops as well as the Janjaweed militias (crazy Islamic extremists) over there to absolutely crush the inhabitants. The peasants weren't very happy about being crushed, so they formed their own rebel armies and engaged themselves in conflict with the militias and the Sudanese army all over Darfur. While this was going on, the militias were wiping out individual villages.
But now it's escalated and the militias are fighting each other; the rebels are fighting each other; and factions of the Sudanese Army are mutinying. It's a huge mess now.