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South Sudan becomes world's newest nation
AP via AJC ^ | 5:11 p.m. Friday, July 8, 2011 | MAGGIE FICK

Posted on 07/08/2011 2:32:34 PM PDT by Pan_Yan

JUBA, South Sudan — South Sudan became the world's newest nation early Saturday, officially breaking away from Sudan after two civil wars over five decades that cost the lives of at least 2 million people.

Residents of the new nation — the Republic of South Sudan — danced in the streets, banged on jerry cans and chanted the name of the world's newest president, Salva Kiir.

South Sudan earned independence at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, the culmination of a January independence vote guaranteed in a 2005 peace deal that ended the most recent north-south war.

Saturday's early morning celebrations were joyous for the freedom gained but tinged with the memories of family members lost.

Chol Allen, a 32-year-old minister, escaped Sudan in 2003 and eventually settled in Memphis, Tennessee. He returned to Juba two months ago for the midnight party, though he plans to go back to the U.S.

"I came here for this moment," he said. "We were all born into war. All of us," he said while pointing at a crowded pick-up truck of youngsters. "This generation will see the hope of the newborn nation."

Abdule Taban wore a wide smile during the night's street party, but the 25-year-old was also reflective.

(Excerpt) Read more at ajc.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: africa; bush; bushsfault; freedom; georgewbush; southsudan; sudan
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They've got a long way to go with the North still threatening war, the boundaries not settled and refugees flowing south. Pray for them.
1 posted on 07/08/2011 2:32:40 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan
"I came here for this moment," he said. "We were all born into war. All of us," he said while pointing at a crowded pick-up truck of youngsters. "This generation will see the hope of the newborn nation."

If it is hope they need we can off-shore Obama to them for free. Just make sure there are enough golf courses and teleprompters and he wont be coming back.

2 posted on 07/08/2011 2:35:58 PM PDT by frogjerk (Liberalism: The ideology of envy.)
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To: Pan_Yan

Let’s hope they don’t have a War of Northern Aggression.


3 posted on 07/08/2011 2:37:15 PM PDT by krb (Obama is a miserable failure.)
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To: Pan_Yan

when do we send them our first foreign aid check?


4 posted on 07/08/2011 2:38:05 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: Pan_Yan

Maybe The Messiah can give a speech. That’ll keep the north away fer shure.


5 posted on 07/08/2011 2:40:15 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Pan_Yan

Wow, a successful, democratic African nation is born. How many does this make now? Oh yeah, none.


6 posted on 07/08/2011 2:40:30 PM PDT by 109ACS (If this be Treason, then make the most of it. Patrick Henry, May 1765)
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To: Pan_Yan
If at first you don't secede, try, try again.
7 posted on 07/08/2011 2:43:45 PM PDT by Ingtar (Together we go broke (from a Pookie18 post))
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To: Pan_Yan
this will last until the Muslim north decides it must liberate the Christan south...give it a few weeks
8 posted on 07/08/2011 2:45:50 PM PDT by Rumplemeyer (The GOP should stand its ground - and fix Bayonets)
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To: Pan_Yan

Another crap hole we will have to feed.


9 posted on 07/08/2011 2:47:01 PM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Pan_Yan

No mention of the real issue: getting away from the Muslim North Sudan.


10 posted on 07/08/2011 2:47:05 PM PDT by iowamark
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To: iowamark

Next up, East Palestine


11 posted on 07/08/2011 2:48:33 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....( History is a process, not an event ))
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To: iowamark

I suspect Sharia Law will be less popular here than in Obamaville.


12 posted on 07/08/2011 2:53:34 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Rumplemeyer

It won’t stay a Christian south if they don’t do something about the influx of “refugees”


13 posted on 07/08/2011 2:59:53 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Ingtar

“If at first you don’t secede, try, try again.”

LOL-sounds like a line from the Fort Sumter guestbook!


14 posted on 07/08/2011 3:00:21 PM PDT by tanuki (O-voters: wanted Uberman, got Underdog....)
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To: Pan_Yan
New national anthem.

The lyrics seem to depict an inflated sense of importance. But best of luck to them anyway.

15 posted on 07/08/2011 3:00:51 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: WOBBLY BOB
when do we send them our first foreign aid check?

We haven't yet?

A team of political has beens needs to come together and form a panel to determine why we have dropped the ball and haven't been up front printing money to give it to them already!

This government of ours is really going to the dogs when it comes to compassionate spending! /s

16 posted on 07/08/2011 3:03:11 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: EGPWS

They’re predominantly Christian. Don’t look for them to get any checks from Uncle Sam!


17 posted on 07/08/2011 3:12:26 PM PDT by livius
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To: Pan_Yan

At least they got this done before Obama started to “fix them”.


18 posted on 07/08/2011 3:25:54 PM PDT by I still care (I miss my friends, bagels, and the NYC skyline - but not the taxes. I love the South.)
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To: Pan_Yan

IIRC, the north is Islamic and the south is Christian. Guess which side Obastard will side.


19 posted on 07/08/2011 3:30:19 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Islam is the religion of Satan and Mohammed was his minion.)
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To: colorado tanker

Is the totus ready?


20 posted on 07/08/2011 3:38:39 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: Pan_Yan

New President, new cabinet positions, new law makers and new opportunities for Mercedes limousine sales.


21 posted on 07/08/2011 3:40:12 PM PDT by Random Access
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To: Pan_Yan

“Residents of the new nation — the Republic of South Sudan — danced in the streets, banged on jerry cans and chanted the name of the world’s newest president, Salva Kiir.”

Who then suspended the constitution, outlawed opposition parties, and declared himself president for life.

It’s Africa, people! Only (maybe) one country on the whole continent avoided this scenario.


22 posted on 07/08/2011 3:43:13 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: Indy Pendance
Ready to swing into action at any time!


23 posted on 07/08/2011 3:48:07 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: krb

Yep. lol.


24 posted on 07/08/2011 4:06:30 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: Cheetahcat

I hear ya’, but southern Sudan has Oil. Hopefully, their leaders will make something out of it.


25 posted on 07/08/2011 4:18:29 PM PDT by Amberdawn
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To: Admin Moderator

South Sudanese gets their independence after 25 bloody years of war against the Muslim butchers and they get kicked off Front Page, but Elliot Spitzer losing his show, which affects exactly two viewers, is Breaking News?

Just Damn.


26 posted on 07/08/2011 4:30:24 PM PDT by Pan_Yan (Those that despise people will never get the best out of others and themselves. Tocqueville)
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To: Pan_Yan
They existed before and are becoming independent again. The muslim north has always tried to kill off the Christians in the South.

LLS

27 posted on 07/08/2011 4:38:37 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer ("GIVE ME LIBERTY OR GIVE ME DEATH"! I choose LIBERTY and PALIN!)
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To: tanuki

It was a comment on them trying to break away for decades.


28 posted on 07/08/2011 5:27:57 PM PDT by Ingtar (Together we go broke (from a Pookie18 post))
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To: Ingtar

Understood. Sorry, didn’t mean to get under your collar.


29 posted on 07/08/2011 5:36:20 PM PDT by tanuki (O-voters: wanted Uberman, got Underdog....)
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To: tanuki

Did I sound upset? Sorry. I did not mean to. And I should remember that for the next time I am in SC.


30 posted on 07/08/2011 5:41:48 PM PDT by Ingtar (Together we go broke (from a Pookie18 post))
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To: Ingtar

Well, it’s a great day for them. We should all celebrate the freedom of our fellow Christians and wish the best for them in the future.


31 posted on 07/08/2011 5:50:01 PM PDT by tanuki (O-voters: wanted Uberman, got Underdog....)
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To: krb

Well it isn’t a RAT Rebellion devoted to preserving slavery.
So it is about ten steps above 1861


32 posted on 07/08/2011 7:57:57 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Why do They hate her so much?)
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To: Vigilanteman
"The lyrics seem to depict an inflated sense of importance."

They have REAL martyrs, who are worthy of this aspirational language, as is God. Their national anthem:

South Sudan Oyee!

Oh God!
We praise and glorify you
For your grace upon Kush,
The land of great warriors
And origin of the world’s civilization.

Oh Kush!
Arise, shine, raise your flag with the guiding star
And sing songs of freedom with joy,
For peace, liberty and justice
Shall forever be again.

Oh black warriors!
Stand in silence and respect,
Saluting millions of martyrs whose
Blood cemented our national foundation.
We vow to protect our nation.

Oh Eden!
Land of milk and honey and hardworking people,
Uphold us united in peace and harmony.
The Nile, valleys, forests and mountains
Shall be our sources of joy and pride

Oh lord, bless South Sudan!

Thanks for the link.

33 posted on 07/08/2011 8:43:57 PM PDT by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: Pan_Yan

Not to mention Sudan invading Libya a short time ago.


34 posted on 07/08/2011 9:23:02 PM PDT by caww
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To: UnwashedPeasant

BTTT!


35 posted on 07/08/2011 10:45:55 PM PDT by OddLane
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To: Pan_Yan

Congrats and God Bless!


36 posted on 07/09/2011 3:41:54 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Biggirl

Just when will nobama implement his WTF foreign policy there and start bombing them?


37 posted on 07/09/2011 4:40:24 AM PDT by hal ogen ( of Rights.)
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To: tanuki

Absolutely a great day. They begin as one of the poorest nations on earth. Nonetheless, Dinka, Nuer, Equatorian, they have all survived. Now they must live together, and they have the human raw material to succeed. Moreso than Ethiopia or Eritrea, even moreso than Uganda and Kenya. They will do so despite having endured so many atrocities including one of the most terrible massacres in human history when the Arabs burned down the Rumbek school and slaughtered the cream of South Sudan’s educated elite. While the USA will piss billions of dollars down the Egyptian rathole, the few thousand spent in South Sudan will go to better effect.


38 posted on 07/09/2011 5:35:01 AM PDT by Melchior
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To: EGPWS

>> when do we send them our first foreign aid check?

> We haven’t yet?

South Sudan is Christian.

North Sudan is Moslem.

Guess who will get the biggest check?


39 posted on 07/09/2011 6:08:46 AM PDT by Westbrook (Having children does not divide your love, it multiplies it.)
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To: Westbrook
North Sudan is Moslem.

Guess who will get the biggest check?


Hey, North Sudan has a lot of expenses taking care of all those South Sudan Christian slaves.
40 posted on 07/09/2011 6:10:01 AM PDT by aruanan
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To: hal ogen; All

Let’s just say that Sudan now has split and gone their own seperate ways.


41 posted on 07/09/2011 7:06:34 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: UnwashedPeasant

It tells the story of that nation.


42 posted on 07/09/2011 7:07:45 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Pan_Yan

Yes, I’m not optimistic about the Muslim North leaving them alone. Other than that, they’ll be okay if they don’t borrow a lot of money and don’t become socialist.


43 posted on 07/09/2011 7:10:04 AM PDT by popdonnelly (Democrats = authoritarian socialists)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Pan_Yan.
...after two civil wars over five decades that cost the lives of at least 2 million people... culmination of a January independence vote guaranteed in a 2005 peace deal that ended the most recent north-south war... Chol Allen, a 32-year-old minister, escaped Sudan in 2003 and eventually settled in Memphis, Tennessee. He returned to Juba two months ago for the midnight party, though he plans to go back to the U.S. "I came here for this moment," he said. "We were all born into war. All of us," he said while pointing at a crowded pick-up truck of youngsters. "This generation will see the hope of the newborn nation."

44 posted on 07/09/2011 8:03:19 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Pan_Yan
All the best to them. I think it depends on how good of a leader this President Kiir is as well as the current crop of officials. If they are all corrupt, then forget it. If they have a genuine interest in a free Republic then it might work.
45 posted on 07/09/2011 10:22:03 AM PDT by nerdwithagun (I'd rather go gun to gun then knife to knife.)
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To: Melchior

I hope so-they’ve been through hell. May Southern Sudan be a success story in a continent that badly needs one.


46 posted on 07/09/2011 12:30:57 PM PDT by tanuki (O-voters: wanted Uberman, got Underdog....)
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To: bert

That would be Jordan and I don’t think they plan on doing a name change.


47 posted on 07/09/2011 12:39:32 PM PDT by Scanian
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To: Amberdawn

Aaah, yes and no. The area where the oil is called Abeya and they’re still talking/fighting about the boundaries for this area. The north still controlls the pipeline to the Red Sea.


48 posted on 07/09/2011 2:10:10 PM PDT by bjorn14 (Woe to those who call good evil and evil good. Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Scanian

-——That would be Jordan——

When I look at the crystal ball I see that.......

Eventually, East Palestine will be the west Bank and Gaza will be West Palestine till put down by Egypt


49 posted on 07/09/2011 2:36:43 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. N.C. D.E. +12 ....Flash mobs are trickle down leftwingREDISTRIBUTION))
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To: livius

Yep. I’d rather our gov’t send them weapons than the ones we send to the Pali gov’s who hand them over to many anti-Israel folks.


50 posted on 07/09/2011 3:56:53 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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