Jul. 21, 2005

Questions About The Sudan Apology to Rice

You will notice in this article that although this trip has been billed as a "diplomatic mission", one can easily start to wonder whether this mission was actually one of provocation. As you read through the article, a pattern emerges in that it is repeatedly a woman who has the run-ins with the Sudanese authorities. Why this is happening is likely due to either of two reasons, those being that the Sudanese, out of patriarchal bigotry, are targeting the woman specifically, or...and this is what I'm wondering about..... because the administration, still playing their game of Bolton-esque, in your face diplomacy.... or non-diplomacy, as it were, has deliberately sent over a team composed mainly of woman so as to provoke a confrontation. To that end, I'd be very interested in determining the gender make-up of this particular mission and then contrast that with the content of what a typical diplomatic corp may contain.

Mycos
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Sudan apology to Rice over scuffle

From Andrea Koppel
CNN State Department Correspondent
Thursday, July 21, 2005; Posted: 8:10 a.m. EDT (12:10 GMT)

Rice: 'They have no right to push and shove.'

WESTERN DARFUR, Sudan (CNN) -- Sudan's foreign minister has apologized to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice after authorities roughed up journalists and staff members traveling with her."
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