Saturday, April 21, 2012

Back to square one in Sudan

The honeymoon is over.  With the separation between North and South Sudan one year ago, the tension and enmity from the North to the South has never ceased.  It has only become stronger and more focused since the break-up, and like all jilted lovers the North sees the South as the one to blame for the break-up.  Not to mention the lost oil revenues and a border splitting the area in half.

Bashir in the North is a wanted criminal with an arrest warrant against him, yet he continues to spread Islam and sharia with impunity.  His declared war against the South is but another attempt to quell non-Muslims through intimidation and bullying.  The problem is, it has worked in the past and will probably work again now.  The fragile peace we have seen the last year is about to explode in a fury of jihad aggression.

From YaLibnan April 19

Sudan President Declares War On South Sudan

Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, Thursday declared war on South Sudan, vowing to topple its government.

The move comes after Sudan’s parliament passed a resolution branding South Sudan’s ruling party an enemy that “must be fought until it is defeated.”

Sudan and South Sudan are embroiled in the worst clashes along their poorly defined border since the secession of the South last summer. The United Nations Security Council is considering sanctions on both countries in an attempt to end the violence, and demanded South Sudanese forces withdraw from their occupation of the 60,000-barrels-a-day oil field Heglig oil field. Both countries continue to ignore calls to end the fighting.

On a visit Thursday to the oil-rich, restive border state of South Kordofan, Bashir rallied his troops, which are now engaged on three fronts with South Sudan.
“Heglig isn’t the end, it is the beginning, and we shall go all the way to [South Sudanese capital] Juba,” Bashir told a rally.

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