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For The Two Sudans, The Threat Of War Looms


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Cal
- 751 days ago - npr.org
Less than a year after they formally split, Sudan and South Sudan appear to be in danger of going to war.



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Jennifer C. (172)
Thursday March 29, 2012, 1:07 am
Noted. Thanks.
 

Tom Dundee (0)
Thursday March 29, 2012, 9:05 am
The Threat of War Looms.
There has been war since the Islamic terr govt seized control in 1989. Over 3 million Sudanese citizens have been killed by their Islamic terr govt. Over 4.5 milion of the Sudanese people have been driven from their homes. This does not even begin to account for the tens of thousands of rapes and other violence. Those rapes could be said to number in the millions because it is very seldom a woman is only raped by one Islamic terr. It is also seldom that a gang of Islamic terrs will only limit themselves to gang raping one woman.

Does anyone remember the "Lost Boys of the Sudan" ? Well this was the beginning of the Sudanese genocide in 1989.
Darfur is the Final Solution. Now, attacking the new nation of South Sudan is looked upon as international aggression, it will get more attention than a domestic squabble.
 

pam w. (187)
Thursday March 29, 2012, 11:23 am
Gillian's got it right! Add to that a resentful North who never wanted to "lose" the South and toss in a religion/culture of violence against helpless women and....well.....did ANYONE think this was NOT inevitable?
 

Marlene Dinkins (225)
Thursday March 29, 2012, 12:08 pm
noted thnx
 

Allan Yorkowitz (461)
Thursday March 29, 2012, 2:18 pm
Whenever a country divides:Korea, India/Pakistan, the bitterness stays, and the hostility is ever present. Our government better jump on the situation quickly; especially as China has a vested interest.
 

Rosemary Rannes (633)
Thursday March 29, 2012, 10:00 pm
I agree with Gillian. We can only hope and pray that both leaders will begin negotiations sooner than later because people are dying of starvation. So while the UN and the world watches and waits for an agreement to be initiated about who gets how much oil, let us keep the innocent victims who are denied food in our prayers.
 

Marianna Molnar Woods (9)
Friday March 30, 2012, 9:10 am
terrible
 

Lynn Squance (219)
Sunday April 1, 2012, 2:13 pm
Where is Gillian's comment --- I'd like to read it?

I have a friend at church who fled Sudan with his wife and 4 children. He has both physical momentoes(several bullets still in his body --- one close to his spine) and memories of people and events. Charles has been back to South Sudan to help his people build schools etc and fears for the people. I have heard him tell of how much of the oil reserves are in the south but were refined in the north and left the country through the north prior to the South's independence. Also, most of the oil revenues stayed in the north. The South, mostly Christian and animist, would like to build a refinery and ship the oil, but of course the Muslim north wants things the way things were. Lest anyone think that this is a religious war, it isn't but certainly it looks that way on the surface. And of course that will suit many as that polarises people and nations. But this dispute is about old fashioned GREED! Certainly the north using genocide against Darfur and the border people of the Nobu Mountains(on the north side of the border I might add) does nothing to cool things down.

There must be a negotiated settlement and religion must not be allowed to become a cause célèbre and over shadow the true dispute.
 
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