NATO headed to Darfur?
At the moment NATO is pondering a request by the African Union to send forces into Darfur.
Nato said the AU – whose troops monitor a fragile truce between Darfur rebels, government forces and pro-government militias – is seeking logistical help.
Nato ambassadors agreed “exploratory talks” should begin, a spokesman said.
I find it difficult to accept that NATO is only now exploring the possiblity of action. You would think that plans had already been drawn up, ideas expressed and details fully ironed out just incase such a request would come.
The official statement is that 180,000. people have been killed in the past two years and well over one million driven from their homes, but some say the totals may in truth be much higher.
The time for pondering is over