Sudan

I have not thought about Sudan in a long time. I’m sorry. I’d hoped with the ‘end of hostilities’ between the Northern government in Khartoum & the South would be a new beginning. Never mind why the Bush Administration did it, for Billy Graham’s fundamentalist gang or what, it still stopped the war and I was thankful for that. At least I was.

As of 2013 a new civil war has broken out. Over 300,000 more people have died. That’s not to mention the ongoing scorched earth policy in Southern Kordofan. Don’t expect much U.N. help, the Russians & Chinese will see to it that no aid comes forth.

https://www.oxfam.org/en/crisis-south-sudan/what-peace-means-south-sudan

I still haven’t forgiven any of you in positions of power for doing nothing about Darfur. You gave the token condemnation & left it at that. You learned nothing from Rwanda, except to wash it off your conscience as 2.7 million people were driven from their homes. An article in the Lancet in 2010 puts the reliable estimated death toll between 178,258 & 461, 520.

https://www.ennonline.net/fex/39/patterns

https://www.cfr.org/interview/understanding-roots-conflict-south-sudan

Where is Donald Trump in all this? Well, he might be making some positive moves for once, by imposing an arms embargo on South Sudan. Withdrawing U.S. aid to the country, in the middle of the worst refugee crisis in Africa, less so.

https://www.justsecurity.org/53049/deadlock-u-s-pressure-south-sudan-peace-process-remains-stalled/

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-southsudan-usa/south-sudan-urges-u-s-not-to-abandon-it-after-white-house-announces-assistance-review-idUSKBN1IA1A3

I’m not sure if I believe in a heaven or hell. But if there is a hell, Omer Bashir & all the rapist soldiers on both sides have earned a special place in it.

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