Confusing quote

Last month the International Criminal Court Prosecutor initiated charges of war crimes against Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir. Bashir responded to to the Court’s action by saying (among other things) that the charges were an attempt to topple his government and steal Sudan’s oil resources. Bashir’s position is that the Court is a thinly veiled instrument of the West, which is employed to grab what greed is after, not to right the world’s wrongs. Obviously, Bashir is side-stepping the main thrust of the Court’s claim (mass atrocities in Darfur), but it does cloud the issue when U.S. envoy Richard Williamson says things like:

“Darfur sits on a lake of oil. We don’t mind if they share it with us, we just don’t want them to take it all.”

What the heck does that mean?!

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One Response to “Confusing quote”

  1. doomspirals Says:

    Dear Author,

    Are you not above the cliche “thinly veiled”?

    Sincerely,
    Your Conscience

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