Sudan Inaugurates Massive Nile Dam While Committing Genocide



Sudan Inaugurates Massive Nile Dam

As Al Beshir faces an arrest warrant from the International Criminal Court for crimes against humanity, he spends his time inaugurating a wasteful dam built for the Westernized rich of Khartoum who don't care about the suffering of their own people in the South, nor those displaced by it.

What the people of Darfur are experiencing at the hands of the Sudanese government and the Janjaweed is nothing less than genocide. And yet, while they deal with a lack of medical assistance, (with aid organizations now being expelled in retaliation) food, water, safety, human rights, and all of the basic neccessities of life, business as usual goes on as if they are but invisible souls damned to walk the barren sand for eternity.

This is a crime beyond human comprehension, and any dam inaugurated by these murderers is only a monument to it. And the fact that the Chinese government provided financial backing for it along with France and Germany shows them as accomplices in supporting a criminal genocidal regime.

This like the Lesotho Dam project and so many others (Hasenkeyf in Turkey as well) all have the same modus operandi. Displacement of the poor and the taking of all they have in order to benefit the rich. This is not being done for environmental purposes. This is being done for profit.


Merowe Damn Displaces Thousands

Excerpt;

"The Merowe Dam is a US$1.8 billion hydropower project being built on the Nile in Sudan. The 174-kilometer-long reservoir will displace more than 50,000 people from the fertile Nile Valley to arid desert locations. The environmental and health impacts have never been properly assessed.

The Merowe Dam is being financed by China Exim Bank and funders from Arabic countries. Chinese, Sudanese, German and French companies are participating in the project. The government has not consulted the affected communities about the project, and is cracking down harshly against their protests.

Nubian activists protest plans to build Kajbar Dam on the Nile, Sudan
In spite of massive protests and serious human rights violations, the Sudanese government plans to build another barrage, the Kajbar Dam, on the Nile downstream of the Merowe Dam. The government is violently oppressing the protests of the Nubian people who would be displaced by the Kajbar Dam."

None of this will benefit the people of Darfur. Only the criminals benefit.

As this video shows,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebUCByKYvqc

the suffering in Darfur is for oil , greed, and profit for the rich elite and the foreign investors looking to participate in economic colonialism without caring for the consequences of their actions.

Sudan dam will drown cultural treasures, destroy Nile communities

Dams destroy environmental sustainability, farmlands, cultural treasures, and the livelihoods of those who make these lands their home. "Environmental sustainability" is always used as the excuse to destroy pristine waterways to divert water to the rich while taking it from the poor and using it as a way to exploit the land and water for their own ends. They now do to the fertile land of the Nile what they do to the people of Darfur: Take all it gives and give nothing in return.

Shame on all who support this monument to genocide and environmental destruction.

Comments

Tommy said…
I can not believe this. It just surprises me, ever single time that I hear it, that some people in this world can only consider money and not what they are doing to their fellow human beings, and perhaps a little less, but still horrible, the life of the planet. When most people think of that area, they think of the Nile, the beauty of the desert river. Just how long before it is bled dry and gone? How many lives must be sacrificed before people realize that what they are after, didn't even matter in the long run. I'd like to say I hope that they come to their senses, but I just don't think it's going to happen.
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