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Unhappy Sudan back in the news (sigh)

The International Criminal Court today issued an arrest warrant against the President of Sudan.

In response (though no doubt they'd say it is unrelated), the Sudanese government has issued orders to expel a bunch of neutral humanitarian groups, so circumstances of unspeakable tragedy are about to get significantly worse.

The only meaningful difference between this situation and Iraq under Hussein is the oil in the Middle East, otherwise we'd have been content to let Saddam exterminate his opponents.

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The President of Sudan suggested that ICC should eat their order.
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If it werent for oil, we never would have had anything to do with the middle east. Iraq is where we need a strategic base to protect national security, i.e. the flow of oil. I've never denied that...Even Truman wanted to do it.

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Well, then our mishandling of the Middle East goes way back to Truman. We could have all the oil from that region flow to our backyard willingly if we do what the Chinese is doing. Instead, we went into that region, muddling their politics and tribal culture with that cocky Super Power and smart bombs mentality and pissing everybody off. Cowboy diplomacy in the last 8 years made matters from bad to worse. We only have ourselves to blame.

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I say we tunnel underneath them and take our oil, dagnabbit!

The notion that they will dry up and blow away if we stop buying their oil is BS. China and India will become the next hostage target.
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True, but since the Truman years, it has been looked upon as a matter of national security. If we were to develop other fuel sources, who knows what would happen...

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I say we tunnel underneath them and take our oil, dagnabbit!

The notion that they will dry up and blow away if we stop buying their oil is BS. China and India will become the next hostage target.
no, as they do not go meddling in their business... they just buy their stuff while US likes to strong arm everybody.



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