Eighteen months ago, the United States made the conclusion that genocide was taking place in Darfur. However, George W. Bush, the only president to have said that genocide was occurring there has taken little action in order to stop it. The reason for that lack of action could well be Salah Abdallah Gosh, a name well known by those responsible for anti-terrorist war and the victims of atrocities in Darfur. _Between 1990 and 1996, Gosh was assistant to Bin Laden in Sudan and after 2003, he led counter-insurgence operations in Darfur. Such a role would make him appear guilty of war crimes, but instead, the CIA has made him one of its main interlocutors in the issue regarding the war on terror and an informer in regards to Al Qaeda. However, the sins committed by Gosh are too significant to be ignored. Can the CIA ignore someone who equips the janjaweeds? Moreover, Sudan only changed its attitude in the past in the face of threats. _Finally, the history of Gosh illustrates the limits of anti-terrorist policies that sacrifices other political objectives and that undermines the moral leadership of the United States. It is necessary to double the number of troops in Darfur.

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Los Angeles Times (United States)

Our friend, an architect of the genocide in Darfur”, by John Prendergast and Don Cheadle, Los Angeles Times, February 16, 2005.