English: Opinion Paper

Darfur is a nation under siege, and the United States is more than capable of helping, saving lives, and ending the genocide. Darfur, part of Sudan, Africa, is a small nation that is lost and helpless right now. Most people around the world do not understand the conflict that is going on. A war that is the reason for many innocent deaths could possibly come to end with the help from the United States of America.
First off, what exactly is Genocide? This term means the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural group. The genocide in Darfur is a serious issue, one that has already claimed over 400,000 lives and displaced over 2,500,000 people. More than one hundred people continue to die each day and five thousand die every month. This is a result of the ongoing government campaign to destroy a portion of its population.   Since 2003, the Sudanese government in Khartoum and the government-sponsored Janjaweed militia has used rape, displacement, organized starvation, threats against aid workers and mass murders against the innocent civilians of Darfur.
      Most people may not be familiar with the term genocide, how serious of an issue it actually is, or what the term even means. One historical event that has taken place which may help people better understand genocide is the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the systematic and deliberate execution of approximately six million Jews by the Nazi regime and its collaborators. The Jews were then placed into ghettos and concentration camps, transit camps and forced labor camps for Jews during the war years. As the war progressed the Jews were sent to killing centers, where they would be murdered in specially developed gassing facilities. The Jews were treated unfairly just because they were seen as being inferior because of the difference in religion and culture. These were some of the reasons behind their execution. This shows that the term genocide is a term that is well known...