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Obama’s choice of Biden as VP is Sudan’s NCP worst nightmare

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August 24, 2008 (WASHINGTON) – The Sudanese ruling National Congress Party (NCP) are likely to be very concerned by Barack Obama’s pick of Senator Joe Biden as his running mate.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman Joe Biden, D-Del., listens to testimony by Andrew Natsios, the special U.S. envoy to Sudan, not pictured, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 11, 2007 (AP)

The Democratic presidential contender made the announcement of Biden as his Vice President over the weekend ending weeks of speculation.

The NCP considers the Democratic Party generally hostile to them let alone a figure who was strong proponent of military intervention in the war ravaged region of Darfur.

Biden is the chairman of the foreign relations committee at the US senate and presided over many hearings discussing the situation in Darfur.

In April 2007 the aspiring presidential VP said that “it’s time to put force on the table and use it”.

Biden said that senior US military NATO officials in Europe told him that 2,500 U.S. troops could “radically change the situation on the ground [in Darfur]”.

The Delaware senator was also a co-sponsor for a resolution asking for a no-fly zone over Darfur and Sudan Divestment Authorization Act.

“It is within our power to clip their wings. Yes, a no fly zone could make it more difficult for humanitarian groups to operate – so we should do everything possible to design it with their concerns in mind” Biden said last year.

“This is incredible what is happening and I promise you, we will all going to sit here 5-10 years from now and ask ourselves why didn’t we do the things we can do? “ he told the former US special envoy to Sudan Andrew Natsios in a hearing last year.

In September 2004 the US, in a unilateral move, officially labeled the conflict in Darfur as genocide.

Khartoum denies genocide and blames the Western media for exaggerating the four-year-old Darfur conflict. European governments are reluctant to use the term.

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  • 25 August 2008 13:32, by Omer

    Sure this a problem to the government in Khartoum and may create a few rumbles of worry yet America cannot unilateraly invade countries without the permission of other countries, not only would this be politically damaging for the U.S even more so than the Russian affair in Georgia, but this in my opinion would be a total catastrophe.

    America wouldn’t dare invade another Islamic country to further its own interests in the region, the back lash that it would recieve would be too tremendous for it to even carry on with its plan. This would only further strengthen our solidarity with President Omar Al Bashir and the ruling party.

    This would also completely destroy any peace agreement between the South and Darfur and the country would transfer into simply chaous.

    • 25 August 2008 21:43, by Never

      Omer!!!!

      Omer you run very fast indeed but let me ask you.
      What do you know about computer basic? How long you will be in politic? look be carefully for yourself about talkingless. The time you written, where you are and computer nummer all are be recording, If you continus on this way then will be dangerous for you soon.

  • 25 August 2008 14:34, by Justin Chicago opiny

    Mr. Omer, crime against humanity is a grave crime of all time.If you think putting the CPA and DPA in japardy will help Mr.Bashir from the Icc chain then you are wrong and that will bring about the split of Sudan just like in the former Yugoslavia. You should have a clear vision of sudan now and in the future not in strenghening unity in the name of Islam. We are fighting injustice. There should be no more slaughter of sudanese, one sudanese lost is a lost to the country life is very precious nobody should play with it.

    • 25 August 2008 20:48, by Nilenda

      Mr. Omer, crime played in the name of power is not a country nor Africans or African-Arabs problem. It is an elite government problems. Remember: Sudan is not an Arabs world, so try not to mention it untill 2011. America has never invaded any country without its problems. when a country melt down beyond fail state, American change the coin facial and put new one. Let pray for peace,so we can not face forceful change by Obama’s new change.

  • 26 August 2008 01:44, by biarawieu

    vice president of Democratic party Mr Joe Biden is welcome to America and to the whole world as well. despite what the undemocraric party NCP is barking, you are the right person to deal with those criminals. and thank to Barack Obama for his good choice and you will bring the whole world into democracy. al-bashir and his party NCP are desperated they don,t know what they are doing.by Biar M Bul

  • 27 August 2008 15:14, by deyjien

    I don’t think it’s high time to start trying to hide what is in the open; rather we need to come together as one and work for the betterment of our country. Crimes have been and are still committed in Darfur. ICC verdict won’t interfere with peace efforts perceived to be ongoing since they have been there and no changes are seen rather people dying every day. It’s indeed shameful that AU is condemning ICC proving that they’re just a group of sycophants protecting LIFE-TIME Dictators in Africa. It’s high time we act together, forget about religion divide and work towards moving our country towards peace. Let’s put our country first and route out all the evil men and women trying to tear it down rather bring in men of honor like our OLYMPIC MEDALIST who was crowned as Sudanese athlete and not a DARFURI athlete. Let’s not criticize someone who can come in and bring change (like BIDEN) rather pray that they come in sooner and help bring change and stop killing of innocent lives (since we can’t rely on AU anymore).

    SHAME TO A.U., KUDOS to America and most importantly;
    CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR DARFURI OLYMPIC MEDALLIST---THE ONLY UNIFYING SYMBOL OF PRIDE AND PATRIOTISM IN SUDAN...for now

    ...True patriotism hates injustice in its own land more than anywhere else.



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