Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Climate Change and Ethnic Cleansing in Darfur

Quiz question: Why are so many people being killed in Darfur of the Sudan? Answer: Global Warming. Of course. Global warming is the cause of everything!

Climate change is behind the effort to eradicate non-Muslims from Darfur, according to this story.

A violent conflict that has claimed more than 300,000 lives in Darfur is one of the early signs of threats to global security prompted by climate change, a senior representative of the British government warned Monday on the eve of a special United Nations debate.

“Like most conflicts, it’s complex. It results from an interplay of a lot of social and political and possibly ethnic factors,” said John Ashton, Prime Minister Tony Blair’s special ambassador on climate change.

“But there is absolutely no doubt that it’s a more difficult conflict to deal with, because on top of all that, you’ve had a 40 per cent fall in the rain fall in northern Darfur over the last 25 to 30 years again in a way that’s entirely consistent with what the climate models would have told you to expect.”

Calling the issue "complex" not only waters down the clear reason for the cleansing, but is a brazen attempt to inject man-made global warming into a debate where it has no business being.

But whatever. It seems, then, that global warming has caused Islamic radicals to be just a bit more radical. Because the reason for the ethnic cleansing in Darfur, which, by the way, is far worse than anything in the former Yugoslavia, is Islamism.

According to the book Future Jihad by Walid Phares, Islamism took the upper hand in the Sudan due to a 1989 coup. That was one year before the first report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. With the coup, Sudan became only the second Sunni Islamist state in the Middle East, preceded by Saudi Arabia.

And then, with no warming, global warming struck with a vengeance! Or something.

We now return to our regularly scheduled programming, entitled "The Truth".

Desiring a smoke screen for the Islamists' attempt to eradicate non-Muslims, Hassan Turabi invented an enemy, named John Garang, who was a Marxist and who could easily be believed to have been an ally of the former Soviet Union, whom the Islamists had defeated in Afghanistan.

On the smoky pretext, Mr. Turabi called leading Islamists from around the world to the 1st annual Islamic Conference on Global Warming. Or something...

According to Dr. Phares, there actually was a large conference of Islamists in Khartoum, Sudan in 1992. The PLO was there. The Baathists were there. The Iranians were there. Hizballah was there.

Based on Turabi's propaganda, Islamists came from everywhere to take part in the slaughter ordained of Allah. Since then hundreds of thousands of non-Muslims have been killed. Tens of thousands more have been sold into slavery across the Levant and beyond.

And to think that it was all because of global warming.


y-intercept said...

I thought the politically correct way to write off the genocide was "oil." The Christians live on land with oil reserves. So, big oil is having the people who own the land killed off so the greedy capitalists can get at it.

Regardless of whether you blame the genocide on oil or global warming, it seems quite clear that the problem is the result of George Bush.

Frank Staheli said...


My tire went flat this morning. Dubya's fault. The Va Tech shooter? Inspired by George W. Gas prices too low or too high? President Bush is to blame.