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Bashir orders army to avenge South Sudan’s attack on Heglig, “purge” borders of rebels

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April 23, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – Sudanese President Omer Al-Bashir has given his army a carte blanche to use “the language of the gun” against neighbouring South Sudan in retaliation to the latter’s occupation of the disputed Heglig region two weeks ago.

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Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir addresses military soldiers in Heglig April 23, 2012 (REUTERS)

“I direct the army to restore [our] rights and repulse any aggression from the Sudan People’s Liberation Army [SPLA] of the south on any inch of the country and at any time” Bashir declared while addressing dozens of ululating Sudanese troopers at the station of Martyr Al-Fadil in Heglig on Monday.

Heglig was occupied almost two weeks ago by the SPLA before being liberated on Friday by the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF), according to Khartoum, whereas Juba said it voluntarily withdrew troops in response to international pressure.

The fighting around Heglig, which contains oilfields accounting for almost half of Sudan’s daily output of 115,000 barrels, sparked fears of a full-scale war between the two neighbours as well as heightened war rhetoric, especially on the part of Khartoum.

Al-Bashir, who arrived in Heglig unannounced to inspect the damage Khartoum accused Juba of inflicting on the town’s oil facilities, reiterated that there will be no return to talking with South Sudan unless its ruling Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM) is gone.

"One of us has to go" he said before adding that our “dialogue with these people will be through the gun because they only understand the language of the gun.”

The Sudanese president renewed threats against Juba as his air forces bombed three areas in South Sudan’s Unity State on Monday, killing three people.

Bashir, dressed in military uniform, further said he had ordered the army to "purge" Sudan’s borders from rebels.

His statement coincides with reports that Sudanese forces clashed on Monday with rebels of the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) which fights in South Kordofan and Blue Nile states on the borders with South Sudan.

Khartoum accuses Juba of supporting the Sudanese rebels who fought as part of the SPLA before South Sudan’s independence but the SPLM says it has already severed links with its former comrades-in-arms.

Al-Bashir promised to teach South Sudan a "final lesson" and award them a "doctorate in treachery, perfidy and cowardice."

The Sudanese president routinely accuses Juba of failing to appreciate what he describes as Khartoum’s fulfillment of its commitment under the 2005 Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) to allow South Sudan’s to secede.

Al-Bashir was accompanied in his visit to Heglig by a cohort of close aides and senior ministers, including Presidential Assistant Nafie Ali Nafie and Abdel-Rahman Al-Sadiq al-Mahdi, Minister of presidential affairs Bakri Hassan Salih, the minister of defense Abdel-Rahim Mohammed Hussain.

In a related context, SAF’s commander-in-chief of "Heglig Liberation Operation", Kamal Marof, said that more than 1,200 SPLA soldiers were killed in the alleged battle. Juba denies the figure.

Also, SAF’s chief of staff Ismat Abdel-Rahman threatened on Monday that South Sudan will pay the price of damaging oil infrastructure in Heglig.

"The damages they have committed against oil facilities will not go unpunished and they will get to taste it."

South Sudan says the damage was caused by SAF bombing, while they were occupying the area and not by their forces.

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  • 24 April 2012 09:52, by Michael Angelo

    President Kiir is sleeping comportably in China while these fake arabs are killing our innocent civillians everyday. God helps our people.

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    • 24 April 2012 10:06, by Big Boy

      Dear Bashir
      later you will cry out again if you don’t stop bombarment the south soil!A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people like your cowadice peoples in regime.

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      • 24 April 2012 11:45, by Chol A.

        Bashir, man can not talk like a woman, you too understand a gun language, don’t just assum that Juba still like recent years where mobilize Darfurian and southern malitia against Spla. Continue with your aggression and I think you will soon accept nogetiation. The world it now watching your attitudes.

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        • 24 April 2012 13:07, by Hardball

          Dropping bombs from the air killing one soldier and civilians is being tough? Let’s see who will be around the borders in few months!

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        • 24 April 2012 13:16, by Hardball

          Just look at the soldiers’ faces that will be left in Panthou/Heglig in few days coming. You can tell the fear in their faces standing behind Bashir. It’s going to be ugly!

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    • 24 April 2012 10:13, by codewizards

      Michael,
      Kiir is not sleeping. He is really a President and he seeks peace until the so called International Community does nothing. When Kiir declares war like Bashir does always, you will see only fire in Khartoum and Bashir will surely flee his throne despite his Iranian Jihadists in Sudan and his Russian pilots who killed our civilians in Bentiu yesterday using their coward mig 29.

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      • 24 April 2012 13:43, by Loko El Pollo

        WE ARE READY TO DEFEND TECHIWIN AND LALOP,THE NEXT TIME WE PAY YOU A VISIT IN PANTHOU WILL BE THE END OF KAMAL MAROUF,WE GOT AL FADIL AND OTHERS GENERALS FOR THE LAST 8 DAYS.KEEP YOUR SELF HAPPY WITH EMPTY HARANGUES BUT THE MEN WILL BE BACK IN NO TIME TO REPEAT THE CARNAGES.

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    • 24 April 2012 11:02, by kingdom

      let Bashir just bake at us, but’ll soon run bare foot after our C-in-C give another order to recapture Heglig and Abyei.

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    • 24 April 2012 11:13, by kingdom

      hi michael Angelo
      at this critical times we need to cooperate.it’s the fever of this country that has sent Kiir out,not any leisure plz.don’t be pressurized by the Bashir’s speeches of Helglig.he’s ever like that since 80’s. we shall sooner do Bashir away of his seat.

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    • 24 April 2012 17:37, by Koang

      Let the Omer kill, dance and talk illusively.
      we are running out of patience Obama, Ban-Ki-Mon, Eu and AU enought is ENOUGHt.

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    • 24 April 2012 23:41, by deng

      Dear Michael Angelo,

      I agree with you on this point. President Kiir in China???
      God help the innocent Southerners whose nobody seems to cared about them. I mean China????? South Sudan leaders are making me sick in my stomach. China isn’t going to do a damn thing about South Sudaneses. Our leaders in the government of South Sudan are making the entire South populations disgrace.

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  • 24 April 2012 09:52, by LL Reuben

    Terrorists,

    I wish you all the best! And those imaginary numbers of claimed SPLA deads, are indeeds imaginary like the virgins your religion promise you to recieve after death. We’re anticepating your coming; don’t weep and cries in front of your husband US, and UN in New York when we recapture Pan-thou and more...later on.

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    • 24 April 2012 10:24, by Diu J.Kuek

      To the fellows citizens of South Sudan be well prepare our war with TERROR begin with Heglig and Abyei but it will not ended will end until we liberate our loots territories and define our definite borders of 1956 with Sudan.
      I have a full confident our gallant SPLA forces will defeat them since International community failed to do so.
      We will defeat and disrupt this TERRORISTS organization.

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    • 24 April 2012 11:12, by Otong

      South Sudan must not give up to retake the richest area of Heglig if damn Bashir still launched an attach against the newly born nation of South Sudan. Let the world watch cearly what Jallabi are playing, they thought they can over thrown us from our richest area of Higlig which is par of Bentiu State.Hopefuly Arabs will return to eat the donkey’s meat very soon,not later than a year. Jinub Oyeeee

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  • 24 April 2012 09:57, by Lorolokin

    A wanted fugitive of your like will go soon , who are you to teach South Sudan a lession , If you can not teach us a lession when we were in the bush how will you do it when we are a nation. You sub-Arabs of Sudan only talks shit why not act instead of words. Bashir Gambian Fatou of the ICC is watching on your movement.
    Kinkak.

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    • 24 April 2012 10:01, by Lorolokin

      Asking Amum & Kiir children to go and fight you in the boarder , what about you where is your children ya barren thug. marry your own wife and leave dead people wives alone.
      Kinkak.

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  • 24 April 2012 10:04, by Tahrir Brown

    I think Bashir is right to bark like that but a language of gun will not overthrow us for it is an experience

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  • 24 April 2012 10:05, by codewizards

    Mr Bashir, your right is that you built the pipes and oil production facilities; but the oil itself including the land is never yours. Remember that your forefathers came from Saudi Arabia. You will pay for our resources including this oil in Panthou. If only our President Kiir allowed us to attack you, you would have dodged our bullets yesterday in Panthou. But our President seeks peace.

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  • 24 April 2012 10:12, by viper

    I, only do blame those who looted our money and took them to western banks for their personal interests without buying a single aircraft or anti- aircraft. Our army has done enough in the infantry field,only in the space that they have not afforded to do something. SPLM shall be held accountable later for looting the money and failed to buy the defensive weapons to protect this country. O God ble

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    • 24 April 2012 10:18, by codewizards

      Sorry Viper. We have the tools (weapons) only that Kiir did not authorize us to use them because he did not declare war with Sudan (North). For your information, Bashir would have been captured yesterday in Heglig if Kiir did not told us not to do so. He would have died or captured alive! wait until Kiir order us to fire those migs...

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      • 24 April 2012 10:52, by viper

        You know codewizard, pretending to be a peacemaker can turn you a looser. It is good to have peace but not with the NIF regime of Beshir. Kiir has to declare this war couz there is no hope for peace b/n Khartoum and Juba. Beshir deserve war so that he shut up.

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        • 24 April 2012 11:08, by Darkangel

          I DONT KNOW IF YOU RETARDS LISTEN
          NO ONE WANTS WAR

          STOP SUPPORTING SPLM-N AND JEM AND THERE WILL BE PEACE.

          YOUR DEFENDING THE SPLM AND ITS STEALING YOUR MONEY - NOTHING MORE.

          KHARTOUM AGREED TO SECESSION - WHY WASTE OUR TIME AND MONEY IF WE DIDNT WANT THAT YOU IDIOTS. USE THAT SMALL THING YOU CALL A BRAIN WHEN YOUR NOT DRUNK.

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          • 24 April 2012 15:19, by codewizards

            Darkangel,
            Do you know what you are talking about? SPLM never steal our money because it’s theirs. S. Sudan was born yesterday, how do you expect its development in high levels while Khartoum who has been developed since 1950s still like it is today? Do not insult us brother. Your soldiers are crying at Juba Airport captured alive...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyTSJAic3bY&feature=relmfu

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          • 25 April 2012 00:02, by deng

            Darkangel,

            Why don’t you just enjoy this short moment of airstrike in South Sudan you damn desperate People. Khartoum will pay the price for these and no matter how long it will take for us to strike back. Ten years, twenty years. We South Sudan will avenge these kind of brutality and for now, you better find a place to live in Egypt because hatred is about to began. Leave South Sudan alone now

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      • 24 April 2012 11:14, by Darkangel

        COWARDZ TELL ME THE TRUTH - ARE YOU DRUNK NOW ? NO REALLY - EITHER YOU BRAIN DEAD WITH AN IQ OF A 6 YR OLD OR YOUR INTOXICATED AND NEED TO GO TO HOSPITAL.

        WAIT UNTIL KIIR ORDERS ???? LOOOOOL
        YOU REPORTED 2 MIGS SHOT DOWN - WE ARE STILL WAITING FOR THE EVIDENCE !!!

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    • 24 April 2012 10:21, by Michael Angelo

      Codewizards,

      You cannot force peace on someone. People of South Sudan must rise up to defend our people & territories from these fake arabs in Sudan.

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    • 24 April 2012 11:11, by Darkangel

      YOUR INFANTRY DIDNT DO SHIT.
      THIS WAS A WAR OF 10,000 TROOPS MADE UP OF SPLA, SPLA-N, JEM, SLA AND UGANDA WITH MAJOR SUPPORT FROM ISRAEL.

      YOUR RETARDED ARMY COULDNT HOLD A VILLAGE !

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      • 24 April 2012 16:39, by Peacocktail

        Darkangle must be devil Worshiper like Bashir who Genocidal, Most Siner int the World.

        Mighty Teaches you the Tought lesson SAF will cries for Hundred years, not Oil.thousand of SAF Kill and captured as Prisoners of War while Bashir Genocidal regime never Release A single Captive!!!! Big Shame on him, we shall capture him a live in Khartuom with SRF Forces.Ugandan and Isreal are not involved.cr

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      • 25 April 2012 00:06, by deng

        Darkangel,

        Please count for me Arabs countries in Africa. We will win or you win put that in your mind in the near future.

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  • 24 April 2012 10:16, by Foundation

    Mr Terrorist (Al-Bashir) stop making noise like hyena. You don’t know important of a child and tht’s why you don’t care abt war. On top of tht, don’t be so concern abt South affairs, worry abt ur fall state. Whtever, u say abt South never come true but turned against u. In the past, u said South wil be fell state and North be came instead. Hence worry abt Sudan economy n stop sponsoring terrorists

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  • 24 April 2012 10:36, by wad balad

    After the attack on higlieg, we now know the evil intentions of SPLA towards sudan n its people, and now you have the full backing of the people of sudan Mr.President. Bomb these insects till they come out of their holes and we will be waiting for them at the border. They will pay for higlieg in blood n money.

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      • 24 April 2012 15:38, by zulu

        Darkangel,
        you cannot certainly claim victory when soldiers anounce withdrawal and you attack them from behind a day after you suufered casualties in Karsana which we occupied. How much military hardware did you leave behind the second timee at panthou?

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      • 24 April 2012 16:46, by Peacocktail

        Darkangle Brother to Bashir will commit suicide soon if the SPLA made another victory move to take El Obied not Panthou this time, You are talking of the dead yet your solidiers capture alive are telling histories of your wicken Islamic regime that forces all to be Terrorists.Taking them to South Sudan had majahidian( Terrorist). You better pray to SPLA Battalion to help you from Bashir murderin

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    • 24 April 2012 10:47, by Foundation

      Terrorists, are alway confuse and say Wht in their mind. Your economy is getting weaker and will crush soon. So be concern abt tht!

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      • 24 April 2012 10:52, by Darkangel

        Look whos confused you retard.

        Your oil is going no where - i.e no money
        No industry, agriculture or infrastructure
        Your tribes are killing each other over cows
        You have no roads, hospitals, industry
        You have 4.8 Million starving (UN says)
        You HAVE NOTHING !

        YOU DRUNK RETARD SAYS OUR ECONOMY IS GETTING WEAKER - WE HAVE AN ECONOMY. YOU HAVE NOTHING FOOL !

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        • 24 April 2012 10:56, by Darkangel

          IN COMPARISON !

          SUDAN HAS A HUGE OIL INDUSTRY - STILL WORKING
          SUDAN HAS MAJOR AGRICULTURE PROJECTS - BILLIONS INVESTED BY OTHER COUNTRIES
          SUDAN HAS AN EDUCATED POPULATION (UNLIKE 10% LITERACY IN SOUTH)
          SUDAN HAS ROADS, FACTORIES, MILITARY COMPLEXES, DAMS, BRIDGES, GOLD, COTTON, GUM ARABIC, LIVESTOCK WHICH IT EXPORTS - UNLIKE YOU WHO WASH YOURSELVES WITH ITS URINE AND SHIT.
          PRIMITIVE DRUNK RETARD.

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          • 28 April 2012 11:51, by JARED

            You forget that:
            1/4of all of Africa’s arable land is in South sudan
            80%of the oil is in south sudan
            With the oil money pumped into agriculture and mining,south sudan will become a powerhouse in 2 decades.
            Sudan currently has most of the infrastructure.
            but where is the money to maintain it?
            Sudan’s infrastructure will age like the rust belt of michigan or the central parts of former USSR.

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  • 24 April 2012 10:47, by Julia Anok

    Beside all this racial contemp speeches,how is sudan going to strech it arms to give out funds to the most affected muslim world such as Palestine? Sudan was the only fake muslim country that was quick to response to the affecting muslim population as a move to show (Akuan muslim)or muslim brotherhood solidarity.
    Our ancentor land has recent lift up sudan from it inherited beggars background.

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  • 24 April 2012 10:53, by Ayom Dor

    Jihad believes in killings of innocents people but Bible says " No weapons turn against his people shall prosper"
    Please respect the rights of humanity..

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    • 24 April 2012 11:01, by Darkangel

      AYOM YOU INSECT - WHERE DOES IT SAY JIHAD IS TO KILL ITS OWN PEOPLE.

      UNFORTUNATELY CHRISTIANITY WAS TAUGHT TO YOU BY LAIRS (WEST) WHO DONT EVEN KNOW RELIGION. THEY ARE GODLESS PEOPLE SEE YOU AS SLAVES. GO READ YOUR BIBLE (HALF OF IT EDITED) AND SEE YOU AND THEM HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH CHRISTIANITY. JESUS WILL DENY YOU AND GOD WILL PUNISH YOU FOR YOUR ARROGANCE. GO LET THEIR GAY PRIESTS TEACH U

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      • 24 April 2012 14:15, by Loko El Pollo

        STUPID PEOPLE WHO CRY EVEN IF THE SPEECHES OF THE POLITICIANS ARE NOT EMOTIONALS.YOUNG AND OLD MUST CRY,IF YOU DON’T CRY.THE NISS WILL COME LATTER AND ARREST YOU,WHAT KIND OF SLAVERY IS THIS.THE MEN AND WOMAN ARE A LIKE.NO MANLINESS NO MORE.WORSHIPING THE DICTATOR IS THE ONLY WAY TO LIVE FOR THE DOWNTRODDEN MASSES OF SUDAN.

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  • 24 April 2012 10:53, by kingdom

    cul bros from South S, Bashir is death governmentally his colleagues were almost denying his defence system, for he is terminated and wanted solemnly around the globe, he’s practising his last gov’t to go.

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  • 24 April 2012 10:59, by philipdit wol

    If our President Kiir could not have abide by internal laws ,Bashir would not have bother now in Helig I Do n,t blame him by the way.

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  • 24 April 2012 11:20, by kingdom

    Bashir and his liked made the world look for his arrest,increasing it by refusing round table if required.
    his days are numbered by the world even his Islamic God [mohamed al resul].

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  • 24 April 2012 11:36, by Ayom Dor

    To Darkangel..
    No wonder yr name is dark angel, i won’t be suprised by yr devilish act for the blood of innocent civillians...
    If yr people are real true muslims, why would the set church ablazed with the bibles in Khartoum..
    Go and learn more islams from Saudis!!!

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    • 24 April 2012 12:06, by Chol A.

      Jalanby, your Uncle Bashir is so fool, he could have to ask himself why Southern accept pullout from Heglig? We accept international request in order to divert your aggression. But just wait for next few days if there is no respond from those so call AU and UN! We will again back to Heglig as said today by Dr. Riak Machar.

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  • 24 April 2012 11:47, by kingdom

    Comander-in-chief Kamal Marof is a great liar of himslef even. how can you claimed to have killed 1200 SPLA; our SPLA withdrew through millitary tactics it was not by bullet emergency. it was clear three days which was enough and smarter to finish their ways back. you’re leading through lies on your dest.

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  • 24 April 2012 12:32, by kingdom

    toothless UN urging to resume talks which does not fill the ears of fugitive Bashir. now what next Ban ki for Bashir his destructive words?

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  • 24 April 2012 12:45, by peace seeker

    You are the one who started the war by occupying Higleej 60 kilometers north of the 1956 bordeds. So,don’t cry much.It is a war and not a playstation game gents.

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  • 24 April 2012 12:52, by Daniel Buolmawei

    Darkagel and Afro-Arabian, just watch how SPLA crushed SAF in Panthou. Watch and tell me who are the insects.

    http://www.southsudanhub.com/media/474/Southern_Sudan_TV_shows_portray_the_battles_from_Heglig/

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  • 24 April 2012 13:56, by Waucity

    Bashir is a boy..SPLA has already withdrew its soldiers, now you are holding this war like a baby...lol..You are a desperate man, can’t live without Southern Sudan..One wonder why you would call us insect, when you are the one..so desperate, that he can’t see truths.

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  • 24 April 2012 16:07, by E. Defense Forces
  • 24 April 2012 17:16, by Kim Deng

    Folks,

    I thought he (Mr. Omer) and his rats meant their words when they say "we’re coming to Juba." I believe Mr. Omer knows war better than his disciples since he was wounded by Dr. Riek’s soldiers from the battle of Mayom in 1986.

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  • 24 April 2012 23:39, by Northern Sudanese

    south sudanese , you declare war on terrorists and we declare war on insects and cockroaches :D

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