Monday, July 14, 2008

Chinese Weapons Found in Darfur

Now we have several related developments on the Darfur conflict in Sudan. Over the weekend U.N. representatives remembered seven peacekeepers who were murdered in Darfur last week. It came days after the Washington Post reported that the prosecutor for the U.N.'s International Criminal Court will seek an arrest warrant for the Sudanese President. Meanwhile, the BBC reported over the weekend that Chinese weapons were being used against civilians in Darfur. The weapons include Chinese military trucks, anti-aircraft guns, and fighter jets, and they violate a U.N. arms embargo against the Sudanese government. This is a complicated story, but we're going to go through the latest developments step-by-step. Here's more: