Sunday, June 03, 2007

Russia say's stop being so emotional over Darfur

Russia has told Britain and America to stop being "so emotional" about Darfur and to accept that they cannot force Sudan to find a peaceful solution to conflict in the region.

It seems a rather tactless comment when you consider that hundreds of thousands have already died. But then again, You can excuse the Russians for being hardened to mass murder. You have to remember that during seven decades of communist rule, tens of millions of Russians were murdered by their own government. Stalin famously said A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic. Five decades after Stalin's death, attitudes haven't changed much.