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Obama: US to recognize Southern Sudan
AOL News/AP ^ | 7/2/11

Posted on 02/07/2011 4:14:21 PM PST by Eleutheria5

WASHINGTON -President Barack Obama says the United States intends to formally recognize Southern Sudan as a sovereign, independent state in July.

Obama made the announcement Monday in a statement congratulating the people of Southern Sudan for "a successful and inspiring" referendum.

Election officials said Monday that more than 98 percent of ballots in the Jan. 9 vote were for independence. That means South Sudan will become the world's newest country in July.

Obama said that after decades of conflict the image of millions of southern Sudanese voters deciding their own future was an inspiration to the world. He also said it's another step forward in Africa's long journey toward justice and democracy.

(Excerpt) Read more at aolnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; christian; conflict; darfur; independence; inspiration; obama; recognition; southernsudan; southsudan; sudan; sudanese
So he was inspired by decades of conflict, and decided to recognize South Sudan? Something's missing here. This move requires a lick of common sense and/or a shred of decency, and if he doesn't lack one, he lacks the other. Is the New South Sudanese government sponsoring terrorism or something?
1 posted on 02/07/2011 4:14:24 PM PST by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

It’s a dry heat.


2 posted on 02/07/2011 4:16:15 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: kbennkc
It’s a dry heat

Coming from the Arab African, it is more like a dry heave.

3 posted on 02/07/2011 4:18:41 PM PST by johniegrad
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To: Eleutheria5

Oh give me a break.

Hussein is doing what his hack cabinet has told him to do—and nothing more. He doesn’t give one damn about the people of Sudan.

This is international affairs by photo op. He is the biggest joke in that office since Carter.


4 posted on 02/07/2011 4:19:52 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: Eleutheria5

Sudan President Omar al-Bashir on Monday backed the final results and said he wanted to be the first to congratulate the south on their new state.

That prompted Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to say Monday that the U.S. is reviewing its designation of Sudan as a sponsor of terrorism. She said in a statement that the designation will be lifted, if Sudan does not support terrorism for the preceding six months, promises to continue doing that in the future, and fully implements the 2005 peace agreement.


5 posted on 02/07/2011 4:20:51 PM PST by johniegrad
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Good for Obama, as long as it's not a trade for a jihadist Egypt.

6 posted on 02/07/2011 4:22:31 PM PST by SJackson (In wine there is wisdom, In beer there is freedom, In water there is bacteria.)
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To: Recovering_Democrat

At least I knew Carter was eligible to be President. I know its not much, it’s just all I’ve got and the reason I like Carter way more than 0bama and 0bama still has 2 more years!


7 posted on 02/07/2011 4:24:20 PM PST by Boardwalk
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To: Eleutheria5

So....why? What Hell can he cause with this?


8 posted on 02/07/2011 4:26:22 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (Win The Future = Whiskey Tango Foxtrot)
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To: Eleutheria5
President recognizes a new African nation that 98% of American's can't point to on a map. Well, that's nice. Good for "New Sudan".

And if "Sudan"-Sudan decides to steamroll "South Sudan", let George Clooney lead a military force made up of Brad and Angelina's adopted children to go fight on it's behalf.

9 posted on 02/07/2011 4:32:39 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: Eleutheria5

Been keeping close tabs on this new country in the making.


10 posted on 02/07/2011 4:35:17 PM PST by Biggirl ("The Best Of Times, The Worse Of Times", Charles Dickens)
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Next he will be boycotting the summer olympics in London over what they did to his muslim fathers in Kenya.
11 posted on 02/07/2011 4:37:42 PM PST by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: The KG9 Kid

They did something on TV, singing and dancing while they voted. So now everyone’s all excited about it, and O will recognize them in July sometimes, if they still exist by then. But then again, Israel should have recognized S. Sudan yesterday. Another country beset by Islamist genocidal maniacs? No brainer. Bibi? Mah koreh itkha?


12 posted on 02/07/2011 4:39:00 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Next thing I expect to hear is that South Sudan has become a member of NATO, so when they get overrun by REAL Sudan, America will do nothing... just like in Georgia.


13 posted on 02/07/2011 4:43:25 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: Eleutheria5

well, S. Sudan is mostly Christian. probably sets up a campaign motto that says “See, I’m a Christian”


14 posted on 02/07/2011 4:44:33 PM PST by stylin19a
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To: Eleutheria5

From the guy who can’t recognize a hole in the ground.......


15 posted on 02/07/2011 4:49:03 PM PST by ButThreeLeftsDo (FreeRepublic. Monthly Donors Welcome.)
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To: Eleutheria5

No not as far as I know, they are mainly Christian. I’m not sure why the Zippy government is so enthusiastically encouraging this. Maybe because they know that there will be border wars in the future? As a rule Islam always causes problems wherever it has to share a border with a non-Islamic country. These poor South Sudanese have a lot of bloodshed to look forward to.

Zippy is just a hypocrite.


16 posted on 02/07/2011 5:06:19 PM PST by bergmeid (SECURE THE SUEZ CANAL NOW!)
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To: Eleutheria5

No way of getting around this one.


17 posted on 02/07/2011 5:29:07 PM PST by firebrand
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To: Eleutheria5

No way of getting around this one.


18 posted on 02/07/2011 5:29:07 PM PST by firebrand
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To: The KG9 Kid

I think they should be named “Nordan” and “Sudan”...


19 posted on 02/07/2011 5:30:28 PM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: johniegrad
That prompted Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton to say Monday that the U.S. is reviewing its designation of Sudan as a sponsor of terrorism.

Note that Darfur will remain part of 'northern' Sudan. Remember all the cries during the Bush years that we should send troops into Darfur. But my how things change when a Democrat takes office. Sudan will now be free to terrorize the people of Darfur while at the same time they will be dropped from the sponsor of terrorism list. Isn't that special?

20 posted on 02/07/2011 5:56:50 PM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Eleutheria5
So he was inspired by decades of conflict, and decided to recognize South Sudan? Something's missing here. This move requires a lick of common sense and/or a shred of decency, and if he doesn't lack one, he lacks the other.

He just wants to take credit for someone else's work.

Sudan leaders sign historic deal

21 posted on 02/07/2011 6:02:46 PM PST by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: Eleutheria5
If he wants to recognize a thriving nation in that part of the world, why doesn't he start with Somaliland? The region, which used to be British Somaliland, has been a self-sustaining autonomous region since 1991.

The Somaliland government has established a number of colleges and universities (including one of the only womens' colleges in the Middle East) and has made great strides in improving and supporting the local economy.

The Somaliland Defense Forces have been a strong ally in the fight against Somali Pirates, most of whom come from neighboring Puntland (a large number of captured pirates have confessed to being police officers from Puntland), and have established and protected a number of camps for refugees fleeing the violence in Southern Somalia and Puntland.

22 posted on 02/07/2011 6:39:22 PM PST by Stonewall Jackson (Democrats: "You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy.")
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To: Eleutheria5
President Barack Obama says the United States intends to formally recognize Southern Sudan as a sovereign, independent state in July.

No comment by Gibbs as to whether by "July," they mean "yesterday."

23 posted on 02/07/2011 6:44:31 PM PST by edpc (It's Kräusened)
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To: Gondring

Sudan and Happy Sudan.....


24 posted on 02/07/2011 6:45:53 PM PST by Red Badger (Whenever these vermin call you an 'idiot', you can be sure that you are doing something right.)
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To: Eleutheria5

First policy move of any sort that I can remember agreeing with Obama on.

I’m pretty happy about this.

Long Live Christian Africa!


25 posted on 02/07/2011 6:49:13 PM PST by cmj328
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Election officials said Monday that more than 98 percent of ballots in the Jan. 9 vote were for independence. That means South Sudan will become the world's newest country in July.
It's Zero's alibi for what he's doing in Egypt and elsewhere. Thanks Eleutheria5.


26 posted on 02/07/2011 7:15:45 PM PST by SunkenCiv (The 2nd Amendment follows right behind the 1st because some people are hard of hearing.)
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To: cmj328

ditto


27 posted on 02/07/2011 7:21:49 PM PST by free_life (If you ask Jesus to forgive you and to save you, He will.)
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To: Eleutheria5
George Clooney went over there , caught Malaria, and wrote a private citizens report to Obummer.

Result: Southern Sudan is recognized as another US aid receptacle( Congressional Black Caucus Kick Back plan)and immigrant source for the USA.

28 posted on 02/07/2011 7:25:47 PM PST by Candor7 (Obama . fascist info..http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Eleutheria5

I don’t recognize Obama’s presidency so we’re even..


29 posted on 02/07/2011 8:57:50 PM PST by max americana
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To: Candor7

So right, another drain on my taxmoney.


30 posted on 02/07/2011 9:07:31 PM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Eleutheria5

It’s a entertainment cause dear to Hollywood hearts. Obama, being EVER so fashionable, is of course fully supportive of the development. I mean, he (Obama) actuallly met George Clooney over this at the White House.


31 posted on 02/07/2011 9:11:34 PM PST by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Because he’s a Christian. /s


32 posted on 02/07/2011 9:17:08 PM PST by sageb1 (This is the Final Crusade, There are only two sides. Pick one.)
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To: Eleutheria5

But this purple-lipped douchebag won’t recognize Alaska, Idaho. or any other state that Sarah Palin has had anything to do with. I guess the 57 states that he visited on his campaign was enough. Now all he does is golf in DC, fly to Hawaii on vacation, and shut down Georgetown when he wants a burger.


33 posted on 02/07/2011 9:37:23 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

Hey, he toured the 57 states! What’s wrong with you? :)


34 posted on 02/07/2011 9:39:18 PM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Doesn’t this effectively DOUBLE the UN “Human Rights” committee membership of the worst human rights violating country in the region? BIG victory for Hussein’s foreign policy!


35 posted on 02/08/2011 5:15:39 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: johniegrad
President Omar al-Bashir on Monday backed the final results and said he wanted to be the first to congratulate the south on their new state

so this takes place in July...look for Omar over here in August to pick up his check...kinda like how arafat used to use bubba...

36 posted on 02/08/2011 6:31:00 AM PST by OBXWanderer (I'm up against a hard break...)
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To: cmj328

I agree. Whatever motives may be behind this is immaterial. This is a very good move.

For those interested in understanding this issue better watch the movie, “God Grew Tired of Us”. It’s an amazing movie. The movie doesn’t put too sharp a point on it, but you clearly understand that, in a nutshell, the (Darfur)Sudan conflict is all about the brutal northern Sudan Muslims trying to exterminate the southern Christian Sudanese through cleansing.


37 posted on 02/08/2011 6:36:47 AM PST by Obadiah (Smitty Werbenjagermanjensen. He was #1.)
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To: cmj328

Same here. Makes me think about that old saw about a broken clock...


38 posted on 02/08/2011 8:04:42 AM PST by arderkrag (Georgia is God's Country.----------In the same way Rush is balance, I am consensus.)
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To: Eleutheria5

No, South Sudan is 90% Christian from what I understand.


39 posted on 02/08/2011 8:25:37 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Niuhuru

Actually nobody ever said a thing - no hollyweirds no politicians nobody - except Christian Church orgs - when the Southern Sudanese were being massacred and tortured by the tens of thousands by the Muslims in the North.


40 posted on 02/08/2011 8:29:08 AM PST by eleni121 (MY HERO GREGORY THE V - a living saint hanged and dragged by the ungodly muslims and their allies)
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To: Eleutheria5

Looks like a great location for a new US Air Force Base just minutes from Mecca and surrounding Islamofascist nations.


41 posted on 02/08/2011 9:37:52 AM PST by Rockitz (This isn't rocket science- follow the money and you'll find truth.)
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To: eleni121

That’s because Hollywood loves muslims killing Christians, makes a great PC narrative they can all feel good about.


42 posted on 02/08/2011 10:49:16 AM PST by montyspython
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To: Stonewall Jackson

I don’t know much about Somaliland. All the Somalis we have here in central Ohio who mention their origins come from Puntland.

It does seem odd that Obama would recognize South Sudan. Forty years ago, Biafra (a Christian part of Nigeria, which is also divided by Islam and G-d) was left for dead. I’m thinking that food supplies will be turned back at the border. But we shall see.


43 posted on 02/08/2011 1:44:09 PM PST by bIlluminati (Don't just hope for change, work for change in 2011-2012.)
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To: Eleutheria5

I just assumed that he recognized South Sudan as a green light to start sending boatloads of our tax dollars over there in the form of “aid”. You know, spreading the wealth around...


44 posted on 02/08/2011 3:10:06 PM PST by philled (Lay on, Macduff! And damned be him that first cries “Hold, enough!”)
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To: Stonewall Jackson

Well, first that “self-sustaining” stuff has got to go. What’s wrong with them? Can’t they at least have a military coup and some bloodshed in the streets? How about a man-made famine against a tribal minority or two? Then O might recognize them, and send over the usual shipload of food supplies to rot in a warehouse, attract rats, and start an epidemic.


45 posted on 02/08/2011 3:56:04 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: bergmeid

“These poor South Sudanese have a lot of bloodshed to look forward to.”

They’ve already seen more than their share of blood shed, slave raids, and genocidal campaigns. And they have oil, which is bound to attract terrorists and border disputes, going hand in hand. Wait ‘til they “discover” some obscure Islamic tribe and “learn” how the Christian majority is “oppressing” them. Then the fun will start all over again.


46 posted on 02/08/2011 4:03:03 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: The KG9 Kid

“Next thing I expect to hear is that South Sudan has become a member of NATO, so when they get overrun by REAL Sudan, America will do nothing... just like in Georgia.”

You mean, South Carolina has invaded? Yeah, I know. The Asiatic Georgia, but couldn’t resist. LOL.


47 posted on 02/08/2011 4:07:39 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Gondring

“I think they should be named “Nordan” and “Sudan”...”

Actually, I believe “Sudan” comes from the Arabic word “aswad,” which means “black”. So “Sudan” is Arabic for “blacklandia”.


48 posted on 02/08/2011 4:10:23 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Hoodat

“Sudan will now be free to terrorize the people of Darfur while at the same time they will be dropped from the sponsor of terrorism list. Isn’t that special?”

How conveeenient.


49 posted on 02/08/2011 4:12:08 PM PST by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Yes...I was making a joke. Sorry for confusion. :-)


50 posted on 02/08/2011 4:22:35 PM PST by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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