One of the biggest names in Hollywood was locked up and cuffed away from the Embassy of the Sudan. On the previous friday (March 16th 2012), George Clooney was arrested for protesting against the regime of Sudan's president, Omar al-Bashir, which is currently causing more destruction in one of the world's most chaotic nations.
Clooney took to the grounds to protest the blocking of food aid by al-Bashir to the southern regions of Sudan, including the Blue Nile. As of late, George Clooney has been quite the African enthusiast. In the previous weeks he appeared in the docu short, "Kony2012" calling for more focus and exposure on modern war criminals.
If Clooney was trying to draw attention to this latest crisis in Sudan, he has succeeded. One thing is still certain, Sudan's regime is brutal and not fading any time soon. Omar al-Bashir has even been labeled as "The Hitler of Africa" for his orchestration of the genocide in Darfur.
The USA state department has only listed four state sponsors of terrorism, and of course, one of them is the Sudan. If Sudan wants to stand a chance at having a future, this dissertation-long list of war crimes and human rights violations needs to end. The removal of their current Hitler-type leader might serve as a starting point.
Sudan has two official languages, English and Arabic, yet Omar al-Bashir can't speak English to save his life. I'd like to see George Clooney debate al-Bashir. He would castrate him.
Is Peace in Darfur, the Blue Nile, and all of the Sudans possible?