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  • Bhd

    1. 1. Black Hawk Down The Battle of Mogadishu
    2. 2. Mohammad Farah Aidid
    3. 4. October 3-4, 1993
    4. 5. Target Building
    5. 6. Sikorsky UH-60L Black Hawk
    6. 8. Rocket-Propelled Grenade (RPG-7)
    7. 11. A-MH/6 “Little Bird”
    8. 13. Final Death Toll <ul><li>U.S.: 18 dead, 84 wounded </li></ul><ul><li>Somalian casualty estimates range from 350-10,000 deaths depending on the source…(no one has a clue how many actually died) </li></ul>
    9. 14. Genocide in Darfur
    10. 15. Where is Darfur? Darfur is located in the western region of Sudan Sudan is the largest country in Africa. The Darfur region alone is about the size of Texas.
    11. 16. What is Genocide? <ul><li>Genocide is the systematic and planned killing of an entire national, racial, political, or ethnic group. </li></ul><ul><li>On September 9, 2004 Secretary of State Colin Powell said: “Genocide has been committed in Darfur and that the Government of Sudan and the Janjaweed bear responsibility -- and that genocide may still be occurring.” </li></ul><ul><li>June 24 th , 2004, for the first time in its history, the Committee on Conscience of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum declared a “genocide emergency” in the Sudan. </li></ul>
    12. 17. What is Genocide, cont. <ul><li>On July 22, 2004 the U.S. Congress passed resolutions declaring Genocide in Darfur, Sudan. </li></ul><ul><li>On January 25, 2005, the United Nations Commission of Inquiry declared “government forces and militias conducted indiscriminate attacks, including killing of civilians, torture, enforced disappearances, destruction of villages, rape and other forms of sexual violence, pillaging and forced displacement, throughout Darfur. These acts were conducted on a widespread and systematic basis ... The vast majority of the victims of all of these violations have been from the Fur, Zaghawa, Massalit, Jebel, Aranga and other ‘Black African' tribes.” </li></ul>
    13. 18. Who are the “Janjaweed”? <ul><li>The Arab Janjaweed are the militiamen who are responsible for the mass killings. </li></ul><ul><li>Janjaweed is Arabic for “Devil on a horse” </li></ul><ul><li>The Government of Sudan is undeniably linked to the Janjaweed. </li></ul><ul><li>The Janjaweed systematically gang rape women and girls, castrate, brand and beat men and boys, and torture all. </li></ul>
    14. 19. It’s Definitely Genocide <ul><ul><li>About 480,000 innocent civilians have been brutally murdered </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 203,000 people have been forced from their homes and have fled to refugee camps in neighboring Chad. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The janjaweed have destroyed an estimated 8,000 villages, that’s 80 to 90% of the Darfurian villages. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 1.5 million people have been internally displaced. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 10,000 people die each month. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>As many as 1 million civilians could die in Darfur from lack of food and from disease within coming months </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DarfurGenocide.org Co-Director Ricken Patel says that the Sudanese government is also guilty of “genocide by starvation.” </li></ul></ul>
    15. 20. The majority of the victims are from the Fur, Zaghawa, Massalit, Jebel, Aranga and other African tribes.
    16. 21. The Janjaweed raid villages, burn the homes, destroy the crops and food storage, and poison the wells with dead bodies. Survivors from the attacks are unable to return home because their villages are uninhabitable.
    17. 22. “ They’re trying to kill all of the children in order to wipe out the next generation.”
    18. 24. 80% of the children under five years old are suffering from severe malnutrition.

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