This is heart breaking.
We know you're all still riding high on Kony 2012, but if you learned anything from that massively successful viral campaign, you know that there are MORE international war criminals and they ALL deserve to be punished.
George Clooney took a trip to Sudan's Nuba Mountains last week where people have left their home and are living in caves thanks to Omar al-Bashir's constant attacks on their villages along the volatile boarder of Sudan and South Sudan. While visiting with cameras, the actor witnessed
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Okay, so maybe things didn't go so well when George Clooney tried to play a hero in Batman & Robin, but now it looks like he's getting a second chance in real life.
Yesterday, a group founded by George Clooney announced that it's teaming up with Google, a U.N. agency, and anti-genocide organizations to launch "satellite surveillance of the border between north and south Sudan to try to prevent a new civil war after the south votes in a secession referendum next month."
Here's what Clooney had to say about it:
"We want to let potential perpetrators of genocide and other war crimes know that we're watching, the world is watching. War criminals thrive in the dark. It's a lot harder to commit mass atrocities in the glare of the media spotlight."
We wish U the best of luck with your peacekeeping efforts, George!
[Image via WENN.]
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