Obama warns South Sudan against Coup as US Plane comes under Fire

President Barack Obama warned South Sudan on Saturday that Washington and its allies would cut aid to the country over any attempted military coup,
Obama warns S. Sudan against military coup (via AFP)

President Barack Obama warned South Sudan on Saturday that Washington and its allies would cut aid to the country over any attempted military coup, amid growing fears of civil war. And top US diplomat John Kerry called South Sudanese President Salva…

South Sudan (pop. 9 million) became independent of Sudan in 2011 after thirty years of fighting with soldiers from the largely Muslim and often Arabic-Speaking north. As is often the case, however, secession did not solve many of the problems of the region. The government remains in tense relations with 7 armed groups in the country.

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  1. Indigenous coup, or anothern one of those Imperial “We are not amused” “nation building= regime change” flicks of the power-projecting finger? Anyone looked up the amount and form of “aid” to the several parts of Sudan, or the nature of the Africom tendrils/tentacles there?

        • Gee, Joe, you are so subtle you did not even detect the responsive irony in my response to your ironic snotgram!@

          Got any insider info on who those “US Citizens” were that were extracted by those gotta-get-em-into-the-action-to-protect-the-procurement-program V-22s? Not too many tourists from Keokuk in South Sudan, I would venture to guess…

        • You’ll have to forgive me for not giving you the benefit of the doubt when it comes to silly conspiracy theories involving the Syrian opposition.

          As for the American citizens extracted, I can only tell you that they are unconnected with the Lowell Planning Board.

          I’d assume they’re aid workers, probably involved in water projects.

        • “those gotta-get-em-into-the-action-to-protect-the-procurement-program V-22s”

          Those things have killed more marines than AQI.

  2. And dare one ask who those endangered US citizens were, to be rescued by the unfortunate Marines in their Battlespace Tilt Rotor V-22s with their minimal armor and armament?

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