Sudan President Declares War On South Sudan

Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, Thursday declared war on South Sudan, vowing to topple its government.

The move comes after Sudan’s parliament passed a resolution branding South Sudan’s ruling party an enemy that “must be fought until it is defeated.”

Sudan and South Sudan are embroiled in the worst clashes along their poorly defined border since the secession of the South last summer. The United Nations Security Council is considering sanctions on both countries in an attempt to end the violence, and demanded South Sudanese forces withdraw from their occupation of the 60,000-barrels-a-day oil field Heglig oil field. Both countries continue to ignore calls to end the fighting.

On a visit Thursday to the oil-rich, restive border state of South Kordofan, Bashir rallied his troops, which are now engaged on three fronts with South Sudan.

“Heglig isn’t the end, it is the beginning, and we shall go all the way to [South Sudanese capital] Juba,” Bashir told a rally.

South Sudan’s army spokesman, Col. Philip Aguer, dismissed Bashir’s threat, saying that the South’s army would keep Sudan’s aggression at bay.

“If they didn’t defeat us when we were a green army, how will they defeat us now,” he said.

Sudan and South Sudan have been at odds for 20 years, a time that included two civil wars believed to have claimed the lives of more than two million people. The South’s secession left several issues unresolved, including how to share oil revenue and production between the reserve-rich South and the north, center of refineries, ports and other infrastructure.

Battles around Heglig continued Thursday, with Sudanese planes continuing aerial bombardments, damaging oil wells and buildings, according to Col. Aguer. South Sudan said it repulsed a Sudanese ground attack on Heglig Wednesday evening, forcing Sudanese troops to retreat to Kersana, some 40 kilometers north of the oil field.

Troops also engaged around Bahr el Ghazal and South Sudan captured a base used by Sudan to train militias. These claims couldn’t be verified independently. Both countries accuse each other of sponsoring proxy rebels in the others territory.

Bashir accuses the South of implementing the agenda of foreign countries which backed its secession bid, at the expense of its own people.

Many say that the war rhetoric has been escalated by the loss of oil revenues, the lifeline of both Sudan and South Sudan.

The capture of Heglig and the subsequent halt of oil production there has halved Sudan’s oil output to 55,000 barrels a day, while a separate dispute over transit fees has seen South Sudan shut in its entire 350,000 barrels a day of production since January.

South Sudan has called for talks to end the current dispute, with Information Minister Barnaba Benjamin saying that its people would never look at Sudan as its enemy due to their “long history and long common border.”

Many say hard-liners with a history of taking rigid negotiating positions seem to be running the show in both Sudan and South Sudan, a situation that may stymie attempts for a peaceful settlement of post secession disputes.

WSJ

  • 5thDrawer

    Another basher Bashir screwing up the world in a fervour of righteousness and stupidity. 
    And why do they need the oil if they want to live in the 9th century? It’s all about POWER. Megalomaniacs.

  • 5thDrawer

    Another basher Bashir screwing up the world in a fervour of righteousness and stupidity. 
    And why do they need the oil if they want to live in the 9th century? It’s all about POWER. Megalomaniacs.

  • http://porky-bacon.blogspot.ca/ Porky The Crusader

    I pray South Soudan kill them all,good riddance of muslums Scum.

  • $362439

    With God’s help, the South Sudanese will make their enemies swim home to Saudi Arabia.

    • littleoax

       you pigs need to learn some discipline…. just wait!!!

      • $362439

        I agree. We pigs need to learn discipline. Once we’ve done so, we’ll make the camel piss drinkers beg for baptism.

        • Hannibal

          lol

      • dabshaleemm

        yu salafite mr

      • antar2011

        oh dear

    • littleoax

       you pigs need to learn some discipline…. just wait!!!

      • antar2011

        oh dear

    • antar2011

      oops

  • mollysdad

    With God’s help, the South Sudanese will make their enemies swim home to Saudi Arabia.

    • littleoax

       you pigs need to learn some discipline…. just wait!!!

      • mollysdad

        I agree. We pigs need to learn discipline. Once we’ve done so, we’ll make the camel piss drinkers beg for baptism.

        • http://www.cadmeia.com Hannibal

          lol

      • dabshaleemm

        yu salafite mr

      • antar2011

        oh dear

    • antar2011

      oops

  • Mary2333

    Global jihadists could not conquer the oil fields of Sudan with
    genocidal jihad, but they keep trying, now adding political jihad. The
    OIC-run UN threatens to sanction “both countries,” as if self-defense is
    the aggression. The West was too preoccupied with the Middle East
    distraction to stop the genocide in Sudan, but President Obama has since
    sent troops to ensure the Muslim Brotherhood’s reign in Libya and other
    oil-rich African countries. Is there still any doubt that alternative
    fuel is needed in the war on (Islamic) terror? 

  • Mary2333

    Global jihadists could not conquer the oil fields of Sudan with
    genocidal jihad, but they keep trying, now adding political jihad. The
    OIC-run UN threatens to sanction “both countries,” as if self-defense is
    the aggression. The West was too preoccupied with the Middle East
    distraction to stop the genocide in Sudan, but President Obama has since
    sent troops to ensure the Muslim Brotherhood’s reign in Libya and other
    oil-rich African countries. Is there still any doubt that alternative
    fuel is needed in the war on (Islamic) terror? 

  • http://www.picsofcelebrities.net/blog/2012/05/08/voice-season-finale Cromulent

    These are just the bitter wages of Islam. Its been this way for 1400 years.

  • Cromulent

    These are just the bitter wages of Islam. Its been this way for 1400 years.

    • master09

      But they say they do it in the name of PEACE…lol

  • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

    Sudan just disenfranchised and is expelling 500,000 Christians. Not a word from the international community.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=565030528 Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

    Sudan just disenfranchised and is expelling 500,000 Christians. Not a word from the international community.

    • littleoax

       if it was anything to do with the religion then it’s you who initiatied this war.

      • 5thDrawer

        Never mind Adam … you know they blame the Jews for everything. It’s as if mankind was invented by the Jews. ;-)

        • http://www.cadmeia.com Hannibal

          But they were the reason for the extinction of dinosaurs, weren’t they not? lol

        • master09

          But it,s almost there, the Arabs fight each other and hate the Jews, while 70% of products they use was invented by Jews. The funny thing  is that Kosher is Halal and pigs are the same, so they must have something more in commonman.   

  • littleoax

    @mollysdad:disqus  – some pathetic retards like you are jumping over with false pride. in face it’s the other way around and let me rephrase it : the south sudanese pigs are driven out of the land they occupied. Sudan has shown enough patience but now it’s time to teach them a harsh lesson!!!

  • littleoax

    @mollysdad:disqus  – some pathetic retards like you are jumping over with false pride. in face it’s the other way around and let me rephrase it : the south sudanese pigs are driven out of the land they occupied. Sudan has shown enough patience but now it’s time to teach them a harsh lesson!!!

  • littleoax

    days of SPLA pigs are running out as they are dumbfolded and silent on seeing sudan’s appropriate reaction they never thought of….. ha ha ha. wait and see!!!

  • littleoax

    days of SPLA pigs are running out as they are dumbfolded and silent on seeing sudan’s appropriate reaction they never thought of….. ha ha ha. wait and see!!!

  • http://www.addvalue.com.au/ Danielle Russell

    Even though South Sudan has only been independent for 9 months, I’m pretty surprised that war between the two has taken this long to happen. Now the whole world asks: who will take control of the oil? 

  • http://www.addvalue.com.au/ executive gifts

    Even though South Sudan has only been independent for 9 months, I’m pretty surprised that war between the two has taken this long to happen. Now the whole world asks: who will take control of the oil? 

  • http://www.picsofcelebrities.net/blog/2012/05/08/voice-season-finale Cromulent

    These are just the bitter wages of Islam. Its been this way for 1400 years.

  • Adam Yonatan Ben Yoel

    Sudan just disenfranchised and is expelling 500,000 Christians. Not a word from the international community.

  • littleoax

    @mollysdad:disqus  – some pathetic retards like you are jumping over with false pride. in face it’s the other way around and let me rephrase it : the south sudanese pigs are driven out of the land they occupied. Sudan has shown enough patience but now it’s time to teach them a harsh lesson!!!

  • littleoax

     if it was anything to do with the religion then it’s you who initiatied this war.

  • littleoax

    days of SPLA pigs are running out as they are dumbfolded and silent on seeing sudan’s appropriate reaction they never thought of….. ha ha ha. wait and see!!!

  • 5thDrawer

    Never mind Adam … you know they blame the Jews for everything. It’s as if mankind was invented by the Jews. ;-)

  • Hannibal

    But they were the reason for the extinction of dinosaurs, weren’t they not? lol

  • master09

    But it,s almost there, the Arabs fight each other and hate the Jews, while 70% of products they use was invented by Jews. The funny thing  is that Kosher is Halal and pigs are the same, so they must have something more in commonman.   

  • http://www.addvalue.com.au/ Danielle Russell

    Even though South Sudan has only been independent for 9 months, I’m pretty surprised that war between the two has taken this long to happen. Now the whole world asks: who will take control of the oil? 

  • master09

    But they say they do it in the name of PEACE…lol