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In Case of Genocide, Sit Back and Watch

The editors of the New York Times weigh in on what to do in Sudan if (when?) violence breaks out after southern Sudan votes to secede from Sudan proper on Sunday:

Going forward, Washington must reassure Khartoum that it understands the hardship that secession will cause. If secession is peaceful, Washington should help the north by facilitating debt relief and foreign investment. If Sudan resorts to force, sanctions must be tightened. A recent rise in violence in Darfur is worrisome.

Do the editors really think increased sanctions will stop the bullets? Dream on.

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