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Old 2008-11-08, 17:59   #749
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Originally Posted by cheesehead View Post
If not, why is the US particularly obligated to prevent a genocide in Iraq, but not a genocide in Sudan, or a genocide in Ruwanda or in Congo? Are the (nonblack) residents of (oil-rich) Iraq somehow more valuable and worthy of life than the (black) residents of (not-sitting-on-large-oil-reserves) African countries?
Who are, however, sitting on very large reserves of other minerals of great economic significance...

Factions have been fighting over the mineral wealth of Congo for many decades now.

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