Citing recent ethnic violence and with the apparent certainty that every nation on the planet needs at least a few US boots on the ground, President Obama has announced his intention to send troops to the Republic of South Sudan to help the new government with “strategic planning.”
The deployment, which will only include five troops so far, comes after a report of a massacre was refuted by the United Nations, and also as South Sudan continues to accuse the Sudanese government of preventing it from shipping oil more efficiently.
It also comes just days after President Obama announced his intention to sell weapons to the South Sudanese government‘s “People’s Liberation Army” saying that the sales would be a key to “world peace.”
South Sudan’s independence from the north was finalized in July, and the indications from this week suggest they are well on their way to being a modern US client state, complete with massive internal unrest and US deployments of “advisors.”
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New war front for america and derail Sudan as it is going on since 30 years.
America will never learn.
What a coincidence that every nation we decide to "help" is sitting on a natural resource we want
Yeah, isn't that something? It just seems like there's a pattern somewhere, but I can't put my finger on it…
This South Sudan must be setting a new record, a failed state before even becoming one. Still, those oil fields must be protected from the natives lack of understanding. They don't need them anyway, caught with their cattle stealing raiding parties bickering. Can't really notice the difference between (old) Sudan's supremacy in the not so distant past and US' no doubt benevolent care, but I admit I'm not enlightened enough. Nevertheless, Obamacrats warned beforehand about their interests in Sudan and once again prove to be men of their word.
There's ethnic violence every day in every big American city. By this logic should Sudan station troops in America?
Well, Texas, California and some other places maybe. You know, the areas where you drive along and see those strange little pumping arms moving up and down in the fields. But, Newark, naw, no black gold there, so no 'peacekeeping' will ever occur there.
In 1929 seven people were shot in the St. Valentine's Day massacre and that was a national story. On Thursday fourteen people were shot in Chicago and other then the local press it hardly even was mentioned. Maybe "peacekeeping" should start at home?
So, when is the South going to rename its capital to Saigon?
The fragmentation of nations to bring them under Western control has been going on for many decades. British colonialism perfected this especially when the succeeded in making every known oil field on the Saudi peninsula a different nation. Yugoslavia was broken up with a big push by Germany and the US. Iraq may still end up as three different nations. And the west (especially Israeli interests) have be gnawing on Sudan for a few decades at Darfur and now successfully in S. Sudan.
Reunifying these countries is simply not possible. After all two governments need two presidents, 2 pms, 2 of everything — ever see a politician negotiate away their jobs. Unity usually occurs through military conquest. The UN has closed that option.
Mind explaining to me why any sane person would want to re-unify Yugoslavia, which was itself created out of the trainwreck of Austria-Hungary? And if Iraq ends up as three different nations, so what? It was never a real nation or country in the first place. As for Sudan, it has known nothing but ethnic conflict from the very beginning. There is a lot to be said for smaller and more unified, less diverse states.
How many countries does that make that the U.S. is now in? 131? Ron Paul rules! Let's take care of business. Bring all our troops home and close all bases overseas.
End this nonsense and bring our troops home. ALL of them.
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Excuse me for asking but why doesn't this bastard himself (in person) go to the Sudan and fight like a man?
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