Monday, May 5, 2008

Darfur: Discuss

There's so much I could say, but I'm going to refrain and open this to discussion/debate. I'll weigh in later. Without further ado, discuss...

1 comment:

JamesBedell said...

Darfur represents to me the future of conflict in the 21st century. While the members of Gen X/Y were brought up terrified of the a machine driven war like terminator or the matrix, in truth these are the kinds of conflicts that will be seen all over the world.

I don't know a lot about the history of the region or the conflict, but my understanding is that it essentially began because of drought. The loss of fertile land caused a brutal tribal conflict that continues to this day. We will see more conflicts like this. More fights over water, oil, food. Unless we begin to repair the damage we have done to the earth and figure out a way to cultivate her to feed the growing population of the world.