The Republic of South Sudan

From Bloomberg:

The Republic of South Sudan was declared an independent nation today in the capital, Juba, as tens of thousands of people celebrated their freedom after almost 50 years of rebellion against the Muslim north.

The national flag was raised for the first time after the declaration of independence was read by the speaker of the South Sudanese parliament, James Wani Igga. Celebrations started at midnight when church bells rang as a countdown clock flashed “free at last.”…

I don’t think any nation ever started with more against it than South Sudan – generations of war and oppression lead up to this moment, and the nation is probably the poorest in the world.  The article goes on to note that there is a total of 100 miles of paved roads in the country.  On the other hand, it does sit atop rather large oil reserves and now that it is free from the north, the people there will start to see some benefits.

It is to be hoped that the new government will go absolutely free market – using only oil revenues to sustain the government and having no other taxes and minimal regulations on new businesses, South Sudan can swiftly become prosperous.  Literally, just let ‘er rip…if they set up what amounts to an area of completely free trade, money will pour in for investment.  It’ll still take 50 years to rise, but the change will be phenomenal and will start to raise up the people very quickly.

More importantly, to me, is the example this provides – both as to the oppression that Islam deals out to all non-Moslem people and the fact that separation is the only way to resolve that issue.  Following upon South Sudan we also need Assyria (out of Iraq), South Egypt, South Lebanon, a piece of the West Bank for the small Christian community there (a strip of land around Bethlehem would be best) and probably several other Christian enclaves out of other Moslem nations.  It is just a fact that Christians cannot obtain peace and justice in Moslem lands – what the Moslems did in South Sudan was by far the worst, but in all Moslem lands the lives, freedom and property of the Christians are at the mercy of the least Moslem whim.

It is time to face up to the facts – civilized behavior towards “the other” is a long way off in Islam, and until that developes it is best that no non-Moslems be forced to endure Islamic rule.

7 thoughts on “The Republic of South Sudan

  1. GreenMountainBoy July 10, 2011 / 12:13 am

    The Republic of South Sudan achieved thier independence. Happy Birthday to you all. How did you do it? With words and politics? Silly me of course not. Blood and bullets gave you your independence and people who had the courage to do it.
    Kind of like another Indepence just recently celebrated.

    • clementine July 10, 2011 / 10:40 am

      GreenMountainBoy, which words and politics would you like to see replaced with blood and bullets? Which words and politics do you think show lack of courage and why do you think we need violence instead?

      • Cluster July 10, 2011 / 10:53 am

        Which words and politics do you think show lack of courage – clementine

        Here’s one of the most cowardly statements ever uttered by any administration.

        ”There is a different leader in Syria now, many of the members of Congress of both parties who have gone to Syria in recent months have said they believe he’s a reformer,” – Sec. of State Hillary Clinton

      • neocon1 July 10, 2011 / 2:31 pm


        Which words and politics do you think show lack of courage and why do you think we need violence instead?

        marxists, muslems, leftists (democrats)

        when they bring the violence we WILL fight back.

  2. greg-o July 10, 2011 / 10:19 am

    Christian groups had been championing the southern Sudanese since the 19th century. And their efforts paid off in 2000 when George W. Bush was elected president of the United States. He elevated Sudan to the top of his foreign policy agenda, and in 2005, the American government pushed the southern rebels and the central government — both war weary and locked in a military stalemate — to sign a comprehensive peace agreement that guaranteed the southerners the right to secede.

    On Saturday, one man held up a sign that said “Thank You George Bush.”

    The American-backed treaty set the stage for a referendum this January in which southerners voted by 98.8 percent for independence.

    At 1:20 p.m. on Saturday, the southerners officially proclaimed their freedom…

    …South Sudan’s president, Salva Kiir, wearing his signature black cowboy hat given to him by Mr. Bush, signed the interim Constitution. Then the speeches began.

    George W. Bush liberated more than 50,000,000 people during his time in office. Today the people of South Sudan were liberated thanks to his efforts.

    • Mark Noonan July 10, 2011 / 10:44 pm

      Thanks for the history refresher…people do forget that in Africa, at least, President Bush is a hero.

  3. js July 10, 2011 / 6:46 pm

    after being victims of islam for generations…they are on the right road…islam cannot survive when men are free…

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