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US Congress does something Useful

—The United States Congress has passed the Elie Wiesel Genocide Prevention Act. While I tend not to get excited about Acts passed by a body as utterly ineffectual and regularly misled as the US Congress, this Act does pique my interest. The Act is named for Holocaust survivor and 1986 Nobel Peace Prize Winner Elie Wiesel (above). It states that the policy of the United States shall be to– (author’s emphases)

(1) regard the prevention of atrocities as in its national interest;

(2) work with partners and allies, including to build their capacity, and enhance the capacity of the United States, to identify, prevent, and respond to the causes of atrocities, including insecurity, mass displacement, violent conflict, and other conditions that may lead to such atrocities; and

(3) pursue a United States Government-wide strategy to identify, prevent, and respond to the risk of atrocities by–

(A) strengthening the diplomatic, risk analysis and monitoring, strategic planning, early warning, and response capacities of the Government;

(B) improving the use of foreign assistance to respond early, effectively, and urgently in order to address the causes of atrocities;

(C) strengthening diplomatic response and the effective use of foreign assistance to support appropriate transitional justice measures, including criminal accountability, for past atrocities;

(D) supporting and strengthening local civil society, including human rights defenders and others working to help prevent and respond to atrocities;

(E) promoting financial transparency and enhancing anti-corruption initiatives as part of addressing causes of conditions that may lead to atrocities; and

(F) employing a variety of unilateral, bilateral, and multilateral means to prevent and respond to atrocities by–

(i) placing a high priority on timely, preventive diplomatic efforts; and
(ii) exercising leadership in promoting international efforts to prevent atrocities.

The Act requires the President of the United States to provide the Committee on Foreign Affairs (and two other committees) with regular reports regarding current efforts to prevent and respond to atrocities, a global assessment of ongoing atrocities,  countries and regions at risk of atrocities, including a description of specific risk factors, at-risk groups, and likely scenarios in which atrocities would occur.

The Rule of Construction of the Act states that nothing in the Act shall be construed as authorizing the use of military force.

Dear President Trump

Sir, may I suggest you immediately set your Central Intelligence Agency to work on reporting on (1) the massive Institutionalised Corruption in South Africa, (2) the associated State Capture, and the (3) terrible Threat of Genocide to the white people in that country due to the perpetrators of the aforementioned corruption and state capture blaming them and setting upon those 4.5 Million White people the 45 Million Black people of the country. I should also like to point out that the ANC government’s efforts at legalizing the stealing of the property of White people is calculated to induce violence against the White minority. In this respect, see point (E) of the Act above.

— HARRY BOOYENS

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