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Rwanda and Sudan

A couple weeks ago, we published an editorial about Luol Deng's home country and the current strife. The New York Times has an Op-Ed piece that includes the following radio exchange:

Sudanese Ground Commander
We've found people still in the village.
Pilot (Reconnaissance?)
Are they with us or against us?
They say they will work with us.
They're liars. Don't trust them. Get rid of them.

And later:

Now the village is empty and secure for you. Any village you pass through you must burn. That way, when the villagers come back they'll have a surprise waiting for them.

Luol Deng, and his family, are lucky in comparison to the hundreds of thousands left in Sudan. How many potential Luol Deng's have been lost in recent African genocides?