Thursday, May 12, 2016

Phoney outrage prediction

World leaders periodically fulminate about the ability of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, under indictment by the International Criminal Court, to travel to other countries, including countries that are theoretically bound to arrest him if he shows up. But they never actually do anything about it. So it's particularly revealing when it's been obvious for days that he intends to show up at the inauguration (again) of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni later today --

(Sudan Tribune) May 11, 2016 (KHARTOUM) - Sudanese President Omer al-Bashir would start a two-day visit to Kampala on Thursday to discuss bilateral ties and the situation in South Sudan with his Ugandan counterpart Yoweri Museveni. 

As the statements of condemnation get tapped out on smartphones over the next couple of days,  it will be abundantly clear that it's all just going through the motions.

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