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Darfur is a region in far western Sudan, bordering the Central African Republic, Libya, and Chad.

In November 2006 Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi "accused the West of trying to grab Sudan's oil wealth with its plan to send U.N. troops to Darfur and urged Khartoum to reject them. "Western countries and America are not busying themselves out of sympathy for the Sudanese people or for Africa but for oil and for the return of colonialism to the African continent," he said." [1]

In January 2007, Jay Janson reported that "There has been a glaring omission in the U.S. media presentation of the Darfur tragedy. The compassion demonstrated, mostly in words, until recently, has not been accompanied by a recognition of U.S. complicity, or at least involvement, in the war which has led to the enormous suffering and loss of life that has been taking place in Darfur for many years." [2]

In August 2007, Stephen Gowans notes that: "Many Western activists have rallied around calls for sanctions on Sudan and UN intervention in Darfur. But a review of recent Western interventions in the world’s trouble spots suggests their faith is misplaced. While the US and its allies, and the UN Security Council, point to lofty goals as the basis for their interventions, the true goals are invariably shaped by the economic interests of the corporations and investment banks that dominate policy making in Western countries. Worse, intervention has typically led to the deterioration of humanitarian crises, not their amelioration." [3]

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  1. Moammar Gadhafi, "Gadhafi: U.N. Darfur Force Is Ruse to Grab Sudan's Oil", Global Research, November 20, 2006.
  2. Jay Janson, "Early CIA Involvement in Darfur Has Gone Unreported", Global Research, January 24, 2007.
  3. Stephen Gowans, "Faith in UN Intervention in Darfur Misplaced", Global Research, August 10, 2007.