While Erik Prince and his Blackwater Worldwide company is being fined for ignoring sanctions against Sudan and trying to “secure lucrative defense business in Southern Sudan,” the central government in Khartoum is having its security forces — one the most brutal in the Arab world — trained by the CIA.
According to Stein, U.S. officials maintain the operations are limited to counterterrorism. But one wonders how the NISS separates out such training from its general operations of domestic oppression.
There should be a US governmental equivalent to the Darwin Award, every time we've given yet another tinpot dictator even further repressive capabilities with which to terrorize their own people.
How the heck can members of US officialdom prate and blather about respecting democracy, human rights, and the rule of law when they pull something like this in Sudan?!?
When peaceful revolution is impossible, violent revolution is inevitable: it's just a question of when, and how, and that principal applies to Sudan just as thoroughly as it did to Romania under Chachescu, Cuba under Batista, and Iran under the Shah.