Skip to comments.Sudan Humiliates Obama Administration
Posted on 09/16/2012 8:54:47 AM PDT by Qbert
It was previously noted that, despite billions in aid over the years, Sudan turned down an Obama administration request to deploy 50 Marines to protect Americans serving at the American Embassy in Sudan. It was subsequently reported that the State Department withdrew non-essential personnel given the refusal.
Now, the Sudan Tribune is reporting it as having been an Obama administration demand, one important enough to require the involvement of Vice President Biden, who was also rebuffed by the Sudanese government.
It appears as though Sudan is intent on humiliating the Obama administration by reporting the controversy as they do.
Following a violent protest in Friday over an anti Islam film Washington demanded the Sudanese government to allow a special force to protect its diplomatic mission in Khartoum. US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta told Foreign Policy magazine that the Pentagon has to be ready to deal with situations where the protests against the American embassies in the host countries get out of control.
Also another official said that the Pentagon was discussing whether to send a platoon of 50 anti-terrorism Marines to Khartoum, but a asserted that no decision has been taken yet. However the official SUNA on Saturday reported that the Sudanese government received such demand from the State Department and rejected the American demand.
Foreign minister Ali Karti received a call from an assistant to the U. S. Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton who expressed the desire of the American Administration to dispatch a special force to protect its embassy in Khartoum following the protests in the Islamic world. Karti has declined to authorise the deployment of these forces affirming Sudans ability to protect foreign diplomatic missions in Khartoum and reiterated the States obligation to protect its guests members of diplomatic missions, the official news agency said.
On the other hand the semi-official SMC news service said that Khartoums security coordination committee decided Saturday to tighten security measures and protection of embassies, diplomatic missions, and foreign officials to avoid their exposure to any risk. In Washington the State Department announced that non-essential staff was ordered to leave the its embassies in Tunisia and Sudan.
Given the security situation in Tunis and Khartoum, the U.S. State Department has ordered the departure of all family members and non-emergency personnel from both posts, and issued parallel travel warnings to American citizens, State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said in a statement.
Nuland on Friday evening told reporters that Vice-President Joe Biden spoke with Sudanese Frist Vice President Ali Osman Taha about the deployment of Marines in Khartoum. She also said Thomas R. Nides, Deputy State Department Secretary called a senior Sudanese official for the same purpose.
She also denied that Marines engage protestors in Khartoum pointing out that the Sudanese security forces pushed back demonstrations, including three protestors who managed to get on top of the perimeter wall of the embassy.
The US embassy in Sudan on Saturday issued an emergency message to the American citizens in Khartoum informing them that the embassy is closed until further notice and advise them to stay away and avoid coming to the embassy for any reason.
I think the word”Humiliates”is rather gratuitous!It’s MUCH WORSE that that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Another example of president bumbler’s skill.
President obumbler’s skill.
Sorry, that would lower the importance, not raise it.
Obama is shocked that the Muslim world doesn’t bow at his feet. H’e’s the one afterall. He gave a good speech. He bowed. He apologized for America. Shouldn’t they love us now?
“Wait’ll Otis sees us....he LOVES us!”
President obumbler, if he were not a wimp, would take a page from Reagan’s book and plant a missile right in the middle of that crowd at the American Embassy in Egypt.
He should then make it known that anyone who repeated the actions of the Egyptians would get the same.
Make that a nuke missile.
Yeah, I know it would make everyone over there mad. So we might make them mean.
That is as wimpy as the guy who will not shoot the burglar breaking into his house.
We should also close every American embassy in that part of the world and cut all air to zero.
“Mind if we dance wif yo dates?”
The Obama Administration. Come on! There’s already a Three Stooges remake out this year, you don’t need to be showing us another one.
Shut down all diplomatic relations with Sudan, and get all our people out. Stop all aid immediately. Throw their ambassador out of the USA. And if there is one sniff of any terror threat against the USA from Sudan, launch the Cruise missiles. Enough of these little skunk countries crapping all over us.
The "Amatuer-in-Chief" humiliates himself every time he opens his lying mouth!!
Send in a couple of hundred marines in by helicopter...heavily armed and tell the Sudanese to "Kiss my A$$" !!
This would be the headline of every major newspaper were it not for Obama’s complicit media.
The military regime in Sudan are roasting their dung beetles over a fire and laughing about the zero in chief.
And where is Romney in all this? Haven’t heard from him in several days regarding any of this.
I can answer that as a veteran former political campaigner. Romney will speak out when the time is just ripe, whether it's today, tomorrow or the next day. Politicos in the high altitudes of big-league campaigns know when and where to pounce, believe me.
Another, and then another Obama fiasco is playing out right now, virtually on the hour....and when your opposition IS HANGING HIMSELF by his own family jewels also virtually on the hour, you stay out of the way....or the public's attention is swiftly, cleverly diverted by HIM TO YOU.
——And where is Romney in all this?——
Gee why should Romney give the press the opportunity to talk about his statements.... Which they will twist and turn into something they are not...
Romney silence makes the press either continue to look stupid by repeating the administration lies or maybe actually reporting
Deteriorating Security Situation in Darfur, Sudan
Department Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson
October 4, 2012
The United States is deeply concerned by the sharp deterioration in security in North Darfur and adjacent parts of Jebel Marra, Sudan. We note in particular the serious and credible reports that over seventy civilians were killed in Hashaba, North Darfur, as a result of aerial bombardment and fighting between Sudanese government forces and rebels between September 25-27. We call for an immediate and unconditional end to the aerial bombardment of civilian areas by the Sudanese Armed Forces, which are an unacceptable violation of UN Security Council Resolution 1591 and a violation of international humanitarian law.
We are also appalled by the recent deadly attack on a patrol of the United Nations African Union Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) on October 2 in El Geneina, West Darfur, which resulted in the death of four peacekeepers and the injury of eight others. The United States condemns in the strongest possible terms all attacks on UNAMID personnel. We call on the Government of Sudan and the Darfur Regional Authority to conduct promptly full and credible investigations into all attacks against UNAMID, and to hold the perpetrators accountable.
These attacks mark a significant and alarming worsening in security in Darfur, which is having a serious impact on the implementation of the Doha Document for Peace in Darfur. A recent tightening of restrictions on humanitarian actors in Darfur, including UN agencies, also raises doubts about the Government of Sudans willingness to implement the agreement. The Government of Sudan should allow UNAMID and humanitarian actors full and unfettered access to all parts of Darfur in order to protect and assist the victims of the conflict, and to support implementation of the agreement.