MaverickM11 From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 18144 posts, RR: 46 Posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 1855 times:
The (mostly over) war in the Congo was much more devastating than Darfur, and various factions are still very close to jumping back into it. In fact there's been renewed fighting in the Northeast in North Kivu:
But why does Darfur get all the attention? Both certainly deserve notice, but I don't see why the Sudan has become a cause celebre while the much more disastrous Congo can't get any press, let alone a movie star.
Airfoilsguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 1831 times:
Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 1): Also, they must have a decent landing strip for his private jet so he has someplace to land when hes visiting to "gain awareness" before begging all of us to give him money to take there.
You would be surprised how close that is to the truth.
Jpax From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1020 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (7 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 1819 times:
I wonder the same thing about breast cancer. What about all the other cancers, and all the little kids who have no hope because there is little funding? Oh wait, because the money is in adult oncology, not pediatric.
Maybe Darfur is on the money train so they are going to ride it until they no longer can. Love the way the world works. Go where the money is!