• Hello, please REGISTER and become a member of our community! You will then be able to start threads, post comments and send messages to other members. Thanks!

Happy Independence Day to South Sudan

DOMS

Metrosexual
Registered Member
Joined
Jul 13, 2004
Messages
32,369
Reaction score
2,936
Points
0
Location
In a van, down by the river...
It's nice and all, but judging by the rest of Africa, they're going to need a lot more work and a lot of luck.

But kudos to them for throwing off the Muslims.
 

GearsMcGilf

Registered Member
Joined
Dec 30, 2009
Messages
5,903
Reaction score
1,248
Points
113
Location
AL
Maybe the genocide will stop now, as long as they don't start fighting among each other. Still a long way to go, but at least they've thrown off the muslims.
 

sosc

Registered Member
Joined
Jun 23, 2011
Messages
122
Reaction score
9
Points
0
Location
California, USA
I saw a pretty nasty video about this in the past.
If they couldn't defend themselves before, I'm not sure
what an imaginary line is going to do.

I got a strong feeling that this isn't going to change much
for a while until they can strongly enforce their
boundaries and protect people once they figure out how
to divide their oil.

Although I guess they need to start somewhere.
 

lnvanry

primeau
Registered Member
Joined
Nov 20, 2004
Messages
4,240
Reaction score
142
Points
0
Location
Tucson
"freedom" may be a stretch as they are already in the clutches of the IMF

well, its certainly a step in the right direction. It beats being executed and displaced in camps
 

lnvanry

primeau
Registered Member
Joined
Nov 20, 2004
Messages
4,240
Reaction score
142
Points
0
Location
Tucson
I saw a pretty nasty video about this in the past.
If they couldn't defend themselves before, I'm not sure
what an imaginary line is going to do.

I got a strong feeling that this isn't going to change much
for a while until they can strongly enforce their
boundaries and protect people once they figure out how
to divide their oil.

Although I guess they need to start somewhere.


It helps the South has quite a few oil fields...some thirsty consumption country will assist.
 

Curt James

Elite Member
Elite Member
Joined
Dec 17, 2009
Messages
14,747
Reaction score
4,238
Points
0
Location
Carlisle, Pennsylvania, USA
I saw a pretty nasty video about this in the past.
If they couldn't defend themselves before, I'm not sure
what an imaginary line is going to do.

I got a strong feeling that this isn't going to change much
for a while until they can strongly enforce their
boundaries and protect people once they figure out how
to divide their oil.


Although I guess they need to start somewhere.

Doesn't look especially good, but best wishes to them.

From the article:

"More than a half-dozen renegade groups are battling the government, some with thousands of fighters. And relations with the north are still dicey. Negotiators have yet to agree on a formula to split the revenue from the south???s oilfields, which have kept the economies of both southern and northern Sudan afloat. And Mr. Bashir???s army has been pounding southern-allied rebels who have refusing to disarm just north of the border in the Nuba Mountains, which some analysts worry could drag the whole region back into a full-scale war."
 

lnvanry

primeau
Registered Member
Joined
Nov 20, 2004
Messages
4,240
Reaction score
142
Points
0
Location
Tucson
There really aren't too many examples of new nations states (winning independence from a past state or colonial power) created in the context peace....India was the most peaceful that I can think of.
 
Top