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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.
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It’s a dry heat.
Coming from the Arab African, it is more like a dry heave.
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.
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.
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Good for Obama, as long as it's not a trade for a jihadist Egypt.
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!
So....why? What Hell can he cause with this?
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.
Been keeping close tabs on this new country in the making.
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?
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.
well, S. Sudan is mostly Christian. probably sets up a campaign motto that says “See, I’m a Christian”
From the guy who can’t recognize a hole in the ground.......
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.
No way of getting around this one.
No way of getting around this one.
I think they should be named “Nordan” and “Sudan”...
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?
He just wants to take credit for someone else's work.
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.
No comment by Gibbs as to whether by "July," they mean "yesterday."
Sudan and Happy Sudan.....
First policy move of any sort that I can remember agreeing with Obama on.
I’m pretty happy about this.
Long Live Christian Africa!
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.
Result: Southern Sudan is recognized as another US aid receptacle( Congressional Black Caucus Kick Back plan)and immigrant source for the USA.
I don’t recognize Obama’s presidency so we’re even..
So right, another drain on my taxmoney.
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.
Because he’s a Christian. /s
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.
Hey, he toured the 57 states! What’s wrong with you? :)
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!
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...
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.
Same here. Makes me think about that old saw about a broken clock...
No, South Sudan is 90% Christian from what I understand.
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.
Looks like a great location for a new US Air Force Base just minutes from Mecca and surrounding Islamofascist nations.
That’s because Hollywood loves muslims killing Christians, makes a great PC narrative they can all feel good about.
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.
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...
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.
“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.
“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.
“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”.
“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?”
Yes...I was making a joke. Sorry for confusion. :-)