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August 29, 2007

The understatement of the week award goes to ...

John Lemi Stephen in his Spot Light column in today's Sudan Tribune:

Darfur Issues Are Irritating

Darfur issues are so irritating that it pricks the nerves of the government, and the Rebel Movements as well. The trouble is that everybody seems to be fed up with the whole issue and is wondering whether the international communities are any longer serious about the hot potato in Darfur so hot that no one can swallow it.

So there you have it - Darfur is annoying. If only those foreigners would come in and sort it all out.

And the scariest headline of the week award goes to ... today's Khartoum Monitor:

DRIVE FOR NUCLEAR REACTORS POSSESSION

In a scientific symposium yesterday at the Islamic Jurisprudence complex, participants said it is essential to establish research centres and installations in the fields of physics, chemistry and physical engineering which will enhance atomic and nuclear research...

Scientists recommended a drive to obtain mass destruction weapons and that if the enemy is suspected to be in possession of these weapons, we must get prepared and be trained in their use.

Just what Sudan needs. And who is "the enemy"?

Posted by aheavens at August 29, 2007 7:35 AM