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After Years of Struggle, South Sudan Becomes a New Nation [sign that said “Thank You George Bush”]
New York Times ^

Posted on 07/09/2011 2:29:18 PM PDT by Sub-Driver

After Years of Struggle, South Sudan Becomes a New Nation By JEFFREY GETTLEMAN

JUBA, South Sudan — The celebrations erupted at midnight. Thousands of revelers poured into Juba’s steamy streets in the predawn hours on Saturday, hoisting enormous flags, singing, dancing and leaping on the back of cars.

“Freedom!” they screamed.

A new nation was being born in what used to be a forlorn, war-racked patch of Africa, and to many it seemed nothing short of miraculous. After more than five decades of an underdog, guerrilla struggle and two million lives lost, the Republic of South Sudan, Africa’s 54th state, was about to declare its independence in front of a who’s who of Africa, including the president of the country letting it go: Omar Hassan al-Bashir of Sudan, a war-crimes suspect.

Many of those who turned out to celebrate, overcome with emotion, spoke of their fathers, mothers, sons and daughters killed in the long struggle to break free from the Arab-dominated north.

“My whole body feels happy,” said George Garang, an English teacher who lost his father, grandfather and 11 brothers in the war.

By sunrise, the crowds were surging through the streets of Juba, the capital, to the government quarter, where the declaration of independence would be read aloud. Thousands of soldiers lined the freshly painted curbs, tiger patches on their arms, assault rifles in their hands. This new nation is being built on a guerrilla army — the Sudan People’s Liberation Army, whose field commanders are now South Sudan’s political leaders — and the amount of firepower here is unnerving.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cowboyhat; georgebush; georgewbush; juda; salvakiir; southsudan; spla; sudan
Credit where credit is due.........
1 posted on 07/09/2011 2:29:22 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Let us not forget to thank US President George Bush
2 posted on 07/09/2011 2:34:09 PM PDT 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: Sub-Driver

We’re losing our freedom, they are gaining theirs.


3 posted on 07/09/2011 2:36:56 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: Hoodat

What an excellent letter

I hope the writr did not mean to imply anything by using the phrase “ by hook or crook”
I think he only meant W worked very hard

seeing this makes me miss Bush all the more and hate tht lying marxist POS 0dumbo all the more

thanks for posting that link to that letter


4 posted on 07/09/2011 2:41:39 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: Sub-Driver
Excerpt:
South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, wearing his signature black cowboy hat given to him by Mr. Bush, signed the interim Constitution. Then the speeches began.


5 posted on 07/09/2011 2:44:27 PM PDT by newfreep (Palin/West 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Sub-Driver

South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, wearing his signature black cowboy hat given to him by Mr. Bush, signed the interim Constitution.

The new president of South Sudan shaking hands with GW Bush. The new president (Salva Mayardit Kiir) is wearing a cowboy hat that GW Bush gave him.

6 posted on 07/09/2011 2:47:22 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000 (The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government,)
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To: Iron Munro

Do you really think that they will maintain their freedom unless someone guarantees it?


7 posted on 07/09/2011 2:49:27 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: TaxPayer2000

Wow
Wonderful picture

This man gets it and I predict a good future for his country

thanks for the pics


8 posted on 07/09/2011 2:49:34 PM PDT by RWGinger
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To: Sub-Driver

9 posted on 07/09/2011 2:52:25 PM PDT by I see my hands (Embrace misanthropy)
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To: Hoodat

Obama Administration Takes Credit for Birth of South Sudan
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-administration-takes-credit-birth
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lol; of course he does...


10 posted on 07/09/2011 2:58:13 PM PDT by thouworm (.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Congrats to South Sudan!

This makes yet another country I’ve been to that wasn’t a country when I was there!

I hope they can keep it together. There is a lot of tribal infighting in this area.


11 posted on 07/09/2011 3:08:57 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: Sub-Driver

I’m happy for them. I just wish that they had chosen a different name.


12 posted on 07/09/2011 3:18:56 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: Iron Munro
I would like to propose a Failure Pool”. How many weeks, months, years or even decades before South Sudan is in the same miserable shape as the rest of sub-Sarahan Africa. That little area of the world is rife with failed states. The only successful one is .......................... Wait it will come to me.............................. Oh yeah it is ....................................... Hep me someone, please hep me.
13 posted on 07/09/2011 3:34:14 PM PDT by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTY or no party)
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To: Sub-Driver
There was a time when the ONLY voices crying out on behalf of the Southern Sudanese people were some early Freepers, Richard Cohen, a pioneering African-American lobbyist, and a classroom made up of mostly little girls.

Now they are a nation.

14 posted on 07/09/2011 3:34:37 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: thouworm

No matter what fraud-boy says. That hat says something else!


15 posted on 07/09/2011 3:39:53 PM PDT by bvw
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To: Sub-Driver
Glaringly absent in all the "new nation" hooplah is the fact that the Moslem north Sudan invaded Christian south Sudan, razed villages, killed men, and made slaves of women and children. THAT's what all the fighting was about: The Moslems (pork be upon them) wanted to subjugate all the Christians, and they fought back as best they could.

Glad to see they have their own country, not like Obama is going to help them.

16 posted on 07/09/2011 4:08:38 PM PDT by Othniel (There is no god named Allah, and Mohammed is its false prophet.)
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To: bvw
Indeed it does!

South Sudan President Salva Kiir arrives at the independence ceremony of South Sudan in Juba, South Sudan, on Saturday July 9, 2011. (AP Photo/Andrew Burton)

South Sudan President Salva Kiir lifts South Sudan's new constitution to the crowds of people attending an independence ceremony in Juba, South Sudan, on Saturday July 9, 2011.

17 posted on 07/09/2011 4:09:24 PM PDT by TaxPayer2000 (The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government,)
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To: 353FMG
Do you really think that they will maintain their freedom unless someone guarantees it?

Of course not. I never intimated anything of the sort.

I am just struck by the irony of the situation.

Our politicians (government) show so much concern for "spreading democracy" around the world while they work so hard at home to erode our freedoms and extend their control over every aspect of our lives.

They see the tyranny of other government figuress but are blind to their own.


18 posted on 07/09/2011 4:19:24 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The more effeminate & debauched the people, the more they are fitted for a tyrannical government.)
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To: Clintonfatigued
I’m happy for them. I just wish that they had chosen a different name.

Would you prefer "North Uganda"?

19 posted on 07/09/2011 7:21:42 PM PDT 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: Clintonfatigued

They could have called it Bushland......


20 posted on 07/09/2011 7:27:12 PM PDT by Red Badger (Casey Anthony: "Surprise, surprise."...............)
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To: thouworm

Unreal. Of course if South Sudan suddenly goes bad, he will surely blame Bush for it.


21 posted on 07/09/2011 7:58:10 PM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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