The question now is, will President Obama be part of a solution which will
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What will this administration do when an arrest warrant for President Omar al Bashir of Sudan is issued?
It’s clear there will be repercussions. The peace-keepers themselves may well be targeted.
Mohamed Alsary Ibrahim was sentenced to 17 years in jail yesterday for allegedly trying to give sensitive documents about a Darfur war-crimes suspect to the International Criminal Court, – this according to Reuters. Mohamed Alsary is a Sudanese citizen. According to the United Nations, Sudanese government aircraft have been bombing rebel positions near the northern state capital of El-Fasher over the last few days, and aerial bombing and fighting in the past two weeks has displaced more than 9,000 people. The recent aerial bombardment by the Sudanese and ground offensive against the rebel Justice and Equality Movement marks the worst violence in Darfur in a year.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has per routine condemned the violence, saying “continued military action threatens civilian lives and jeopardizes efforts to reach a durable peace”.
What happens as we go forward into the next few weeks, and this administrations reactions to it will be important. So far, except for appointing Susan Rice, who clearly stated her thoughts on the genocide, there have been no other appointments or statements made about the once again deteriorating situation in Darfur.