Skip to comments.[Sudan President Omar] al-Bashir threatens to oust S.Sudan's 'insect' govt
Posted on 04/19/2012 12:39:52 AM PDT by bruinbirdman
Sudan President Omar al-Bashir threatened to overthrow South Sudan's "insect" government, as world powers tried to pull the rivals from the brink of war after the South seized a key oil field.
A SPLA (South Sudan People's Liberation Army) soldier takes a rest in Heglig
"Our main target from today is to liberate South Sudan's citizens from the SPLM (Sudan People's Liberation Movement)," Bashir said, adding that the southern regime cannot be called a "movement".
"We call it an insect... trying to destroy Sudan, and our main target from today is to eliminate this insect completely."
Bashir was speaking at a rally Wednesday in support of troops who hope to reclaim Sudan's most important oil field, Heglig, from South Sudanese troops who seized it eight days ago.
"In a few hours you are going to listen to good news from your brothers in Heglig," he told about 3,000 youths, some of them dressed in military gear.
"Heglig will not be the end. The end will be in Juba," the South's capital, said Bashir, whose audience sang songs about jihad, or holy war.
The United Nations, the United States and the European Union have criticised the South's occupation of the oil field, equally denouncing Sudan's air strikes against the South.
There are widespread fears that the fighting will spread.
It is already the worst since South Sudan won independence in July after a 1983-2005 civil war which killed two million people.
"Given the escalation of violence over the past few weeks, given the rhetoric that's being thrown about, we're very concerned," US State Department spokesman Mark Toner told reporters when asked about Bashir's remarks.
Toner repeated Washington's calls for US-supported South Sudan to withdraw from the disputed oil field -- a major base for Sudan's shaky economy
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You can often tell a Muslim when he speaks. “Insect” means not-a-Muslim, therefore less than human.
Add to it the Arabs’ ancient contempt for black Africans, cultivated over centuries of slave raids and trading.
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