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FRENCH PRESIDENT FREES CHILD TRAFFICKERS ARRESTED IN CHAD

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President Idriss Deny has been deeply criticized for arresting the seventeen so-called “humanitarian” AID workers, which included three French journalists traveling with the Zoe's Ark members and a seven-member flight crew all charged with complicity in the alleged crime. Two of the journalists were supposedly covering the operation and a third was apparently present for personal reasons, according to the (sometimes impartial) media watchdog group Reporters Without Borders. A Belgian pilot is also under detention, but reportedly hasn't been charged with any crime.

The US-based corporate news outlet MSNBC slanted their feature by reporting that "far more is at stake than the fates of the accused French nationals" and turning the focus back on the now discredited but still hysterical “Save Darfur” campaign.

In fact, what is at stake is the inequitable relationship between countries in Europe and North America and Africa. This case represents a clear example of how the victims are treated, how they are punished for being victims, and how the real perpetrators of crimes in Africa get away with everything, including murder involving covert operations, private military companies, and child trafficking under the banners of “international AID and charity.” What is at stake in this story coming to light is profits that serve powerful western interests and suck Africa dry, always validating the claims that Africans need our help, they can’t do it by themselves.

Chadian mothers note that a if a team of black Chadian NGOs from some African charity who were sent to help people in the United States were caught red-handed as these Europeans were, there would be a massive international inquest, long-drawn out trials in the United States, projected onto the world stage, with incredible O.J. Simpson trial media fanfare. The black, African perpetrators would go to prison for the rest of their lives—guilty or innocent—and the entire country of Chad and all its people would be targeted as a haven of “anarchy” and “terrorism.”


keith harmon snow—www.allthingspass.com—is an independent human rights investigator and war correspondent that worked with Survivors Rights International (2005-2006), Genocide Watch (2005-2006) and the United Nations (2006) to document and expose genocide and crimes against humanity in Sudan and Ethiopia. In January 2006 he produced a report on genocide in Ethiopia, co-authored with an international humanitarian law and genocide expert now working for the Office of the Prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal on Yugoslavia. He released the UN Ethiopia genocide report without authorization in December 2006 because the United Nations buried the report and remained silent about the genocide and the Ethiopian government’s role in it. He has worked in 17 countries in Africa, heavily focused on the Great Lakes region, and he recently worked in Afghanistan.

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Good points. The big question is "Is Zoe'... by Mac McKinney on Wednesday, Nov 14, 2007 at 1:39:07 PM
A great eyes-wide-open piece -- unlike what we are... by Jan Baumgartner on Wednesday, Nov 14, 2007 at 4:02:05 PM
I don't believe this story. The French Preside... by Dom Jermano on Wednesday, Nov 14, 2007 at 10:31:54 PM
the Zoe's Ark scandal has done us all a favour... by brian on Thursday, Nov 15, 2007 at 12:06:33 AM
'Sarkozy has said he would prefer to see the d... by brian on Thursday, Nov 15, 2007 at 12:08:34 AM
This title is misleading; Sarkozy only freed the 4... by francine on Thursday, Nov 15, 2007 at 3:15:34 AM
..according to today's ''LE Monde... by francine on Thursday, Nov 15, 2007 at 4:14:57 AM
I reported what was clear: The French president re... by keith harmon snow on Thursday, Nov 15, 2007 at 5:57:45 AM
Hello Rob,I wonder why you hid my comment. I didn&... by Dom Jermano on Thursday, Nov 15, 2007 at 5:58:30 AM
I don't know why the comment was hidden, but I... by Georgianne Nienaber on Thursday, Nov 15, 2007 at 7:31:47 AM
That's enough of a reason. You should thank me... by Rob Kall on Thursday, Nov 15, 2007 at 8:19:48 AM
Mr. Dom Jermano's comment was hidden because i... by keith harmon snow on Thursday, Nov 15, 2007 at 8:42:01 PM
The comment does not make me look good? Is that th... by Dom Jermano on Thursday, Nov 22, 2007 at 7:49:40 AM

 

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