The future of Darfur remains unclear even after the International Criminal Court issued a warrant for the arrest of President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan whose government has been responsible for the terror which has engulfed the region. A few days ago, three foreign aid workers were kidnapped and then released. The kidnappers said they seized the people to aid their nation and released them to aid their nation. The issue right now is whether the ICC decision to issue a warrant is either a piece of paper or an actual document which can be enforced. There is scant hope anything will come of the warrant because neither the European Union nor the United States is prepared to do anything other than express sorrow at the murders and rapes in Darfur.
There is one approach which might work –an air and sea embargo that would prevent Sudan from exporting or importing goods. American and EU air forces could readily impose such a ban without the undue expenditure of men or money. But, the Muslim world would undoubtedly scream in anger and raise the name of Israel. In the meantime, thousands of innocent people in Darfur suffer.