"The United Nations will just be spectators like they were in Rwanda and now in Iraq and Syria. People in South Sudan will die from hunger or violence. And nobody will seem to care. It is after all, only Africa."
I am so happy we got rid of the feckless League of Nations and replaced it with the similarly feckless United Nations. What a waste of money and space. Right now, live and in color, the world is about to witness yet another catastrophic genocide. It seems that the mess we have in Iraq and Syria right now is not enough. Nope. Now we have added South Sudan to the mix, who is teetering on the brink of a genocide. What is happening there is reminiscent of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.
Five years ago, I penned an article called, Africa: A Continent up for Adoption. The premise was simple - such a beautiful continent, so rich in beauty, heritage and natural resources, yet always seems to be suffering. Since then, I have since written about Africa many other times. The needless suffering, hunger, malnutrition and death at the hands of countless heartless souls. And who could and should prevent much of this needless misery? The feckless United Nations.
So as the torture and death continue in Iraq and Syria, we now have a developing cancer in South Sudan. This cancer is tribal in nature, similar to what happened in Rwanda in 1994. And what is also similar to what happened in Rwanda, the world is watching - and doing practically nothing. Okay - I should not say "nothing". The blue helmets are in country. The UN has sent 13,000 peace keepers into the country to "keep the peace". Meanwhile, most of the countries 11,000,000 citizens are living somewhere between hungry and starving to death.
In a world rich in food, rich in resources, supposedly civilized, how can things like South Sudan happen in 2017? How? We are trying to send people back to the Moon and/or Mars in the near future. We have cell phones with more computing power than the Apollo Program. We as a people can do great things. And yet we allow tribal conflicts to escalate to the brink of another genocide? What is wrong with us? What is wrong with the human race?
This is what I would do if I were the head of the United Nations. I would notify President Salva Kiir and his rival, Riek Machar, they both have 48 hours to disarm and sign a peace agreement. Failure to do so will be deadly for both of them - and their forces. To save the innocent people of South Sudan, I would bomb the daylights out of both armies. Then I would establish a United Nations government until a democratic one could be formed. That would allow relief organizations to get much needed food, water and medicine to the people who need it so desperately.
In reality, what will really happen? Nothing. The United Nations will just be spectators like they were in Rwanda and are now in Iraq and Syria. People in South Sudan will die from hunger or violence. And nobody will seem to care. It is after all, only Africa.