After protests, the officials were eventually allowed in. But guards repeatedly pushed and pulled Rice senior adviser Jim Wilkinson, and at one point he was shoved into a wall.
“Diplomacy 101 says you don’t rough your guests up,” Wilkinson said later.
Once Rice’s traveling group was inside, the guards tried to keep reporters out of a planned photo shoot of Rice’s meeting.
When reporters were finally allowed in, they were elbowed and guards repeatedly tried to rip a microphone away from a U.S. reporter. They were ordered not to ask questions, over State Department objections.
When NBC diplomatic reporter Andrea Mitchell tried to ask el-Bashir a question about his involvement with alleged atrocities, a scuffle broke out.
Guards grabbed the reporter and muscled her toward the rear of the room as State Department officials shouted at the guards to leave her alone. “Get your hands off her!” Wilkinson demanded. But all the reporters and a camera crew were physically forced out.
That's Sudan, where genocide is still going on under the nose of the UN. That's Sudan, where oil fields are protected by Chinese troops. That's Sudan, who regularly practices enslavement of blacks and christians. That's Sudan, who despite the genocide, the slavery, and the inhumane treatment of it's citizens, still got a seat on the UN Human Rights Council, forever cementing just how useless and worthless the UN is. That's Sudan, a backwards country that should have been erased from the map along with it's thugocracy of leadership, and yet the Left just blithely cruises along without noticing, because the US doesn't have troops there. And yet if we DID have troops there, we would see protests all over again, and listen to the Leftist whine of "It's all about OOOOOOIIIIIIILLLL!"
Phah. That's one country I see no redeeming qualities of. We should have pulled our people out right then and there, and told Sudan to screw itself.