Once seen as White House triumph, new nation of South Sudan descends into war, misery

Just five years ago, celebrities such as George Clooney and Don Cheadle hailed the creation of a new African nation as one of President Obama’s foreign policy success stories, but now South Sudan is looking like a failed state.

The nation, sought as a means of bringing peace to Sudan’s long-running civil war, was promoted as a potential U.S. ally and was formed following a referendum passed with 98 percent of the vote to secede from the northern part of Sudan and the Khartoum government. But hope has given way to desperation, as South Sudan has descended into bloodshed and chaos.

h/t Avi

  • G

    Africa is basically just one big collection of failed & failing states.
    If the entire world were a city, Africa & the Middle East would be the slum shithole area.

    • Now they can finally blame a Black Man!

      • Gary

        Add this to Liberia where they destroyed it as a group of people .

      • canminuteman

        No, they’ll find some way to blame the white devil.

      • DavidinNorthBurnaby

        Good luck with that.

    • Hard Little Machine

      There’s certainly something to putting up all the countries created in the last 80 years on a timeline to see who’s made it and who hasn’t . Taiwan, South Korea, Israel, Singapore, Mozambique, Angola compared to most of Africa, Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Laos, Cambodia….seems pretty obvious.

  • Dana Garcia

    Responsible governance is unlikely to occur in a “nation” where the average IQ is 71 (higher than I thought it would be).


  • For me, the most significant aspect of such news, is the anti-black racism of the mainstream media, politicians and NGOs. When some one or two thousand Gazans are killed by Israel (defending itself against rocket and tunnel attacks), the world’s leftists go completely crazy with indignation and hate. When 270,000 Arabs, Christians and other minorities are killed by sundry Arabs and Iranians (as in the current Syrian civil war), the leftists freak out, but not so much – only against Assad. When millions of blacks are killed by Arabs in the Sudan, or when millions of blacks are killed by other blacks in the Congo or the Horn of Africa – the leftist cohorts say nary a word about it. I call this real racism. If they were not racist, their concern and indignation would be proportional to the numbers of human beings involved irrespective of color or creed.

    • How quickly the popular press forgets the sectarian conflicts between South Sudan and Sudan.

      • And the 10,000 killed so far by Boko Haram, not to mention the other forms of extreme suffering inflicted by them. Remember also the protracted war in Sierra Leone.

    • Gary

      How about the NDP that wasn’t outraged until after about 600,000 blacks were slaughtered in Rwanda . Then we had Stephen Lewis whom is Jewish and yet he and Hollywood’s White Leftist liberals didn’t give a damn when AIDS had killed millions in Africa.
      It wasn’t until the White Middle to upper Class , or Arts community, saw well known gay males start to die that they saw it as crisis.

      How ironic that the BLM thugs in Toronto come from Government Housing where they voted for Leftist Liberals to get more free stuff and now they bitch at the same Whitey that keeps them as Wards Of The State to drag out during Elections to get their votes.
      It was about 20 years ago I saw how the Politicians accepted the new norm in Toronto for 50+ homicides where over 40 were Black males linked to Drugs in Welfare Housing. The Mayor’s refused to link it to the Culture or even tie it to single mom’s in Gov Housing with children from different men.
      I was called a racist when I predicted that Toronto would become a Chicago or Detroit if these White leaders keep avoiding the problem just to have 3 more tears in power by promoting Toronto as the Safe-City and Model for Multiculturalism success on Earth.

      So far this year we have close to 30 homicides over the 15 weeks in Toronto , this on top of the BLM terrorists threatening to riot and torch the City .
      The Summer of the guns may come back and help to push the Homicides to a new record well above 100 to shatter the old record by 30% . The STAT’s for crime is so confusing as if to hide the real crisis, but the National rate for Homicides had dropped per 100K which makes it worse for Blacks being a Minority but a high number of the victims and killers of which are mostly from one Culture we can’t mention.

      • Wow, didn’t know all that. I lived for a while in Toronto almost 50 years ago. It was a nice, rather quiet and boring town.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          In the two cities I haved lived in they had murder maps on google.
          I used to check them out because my buddies in Saskatoon were always giving me the gears for being from Winnipeg.

          • DavidinNorthBurnaby

            ” …my buddies in Saskatoon were always giving me the gears for being from Winnipeg.”
            Seriously? On the basis of *what*? I’ve been to both. 😀

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I didn’t like their football team and they didn’t like mine.
            Got the last laugh, though, almost.
            Winnipeg has two AHL calibre hockey teams and they have none.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      They don’t really want as many people around as there are.
      So, if they can ignore a genocide when there’s no political points to score, they will.

      • For sure. They’re only interested if it helps them to bash on someone they hate.

  • DavidinNorthBurnaby

    Mooch has to be on top all the time because Bar can only screw up,

  • Clausewitz

    Whatever happened to the left? I thought Darfur was one of their “Causes”?