05 Apr Why the U.S. Can’t Win: Sudanese Protest ICC Referral
Sudan’s government is (not surprisingly) refusing to hand over alleged war criminals to the ICC, as it is required to do per the U.N. Security Council’s resolution last week. Indeed, according to the BBC, tens of thousands of Sudanese are protesting the U.N. referral and even directly blaming the U.S.
“We are coming here to say to America ‘no’ to these orders. We are not people who have to listen to orders from anybody except the Sudan,” one demonstrator said.
This is ironic, to say the least, because the U.S. has been pummelled for weeks by the European and U.S. media for blocking an ICC referral in the first place. Having finally relented, they will no doubt be blamed for whatever the ICC ends up doing in Sudan as well. Sometimes, it’s no fun being the world’s only superpower…