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Is Sudan next?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Fuzzz, Jan 31, 2011.

  1. Fuzzz

    Fuzzz you

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    More and more news is coming in from protests in Sudan, a country neighbouring Egypt. It starts more or less the same as in Tunisia and Egypt with manifestations from students in capital Khartoum against the current Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir. The protests gain a rapid response on social network sites such as facebook and twitter.

    Do you think this will escalate and will more countries follow in the footsteps of Tunisia and Egypt?

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/
    http://www.nytimes.com/
    http://online.wsj.com/article
     
  2. HannibalBarka

    HannibalBarka We are Free

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    I hope so, than Yemen, Syria, Libya, Jordan, Algeria, Oman, Mauritania, Koweit, and all other countries ruled by dictators or absolute monarch. Arab people need to move towards more democracy.
     
  3. Bill3000

    Bill3000 OOOH NOOOOOOO! Supporter

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    Are we talking North or South Sudan?
     
  4. Azale

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    Sounds like North.
     
  5. Abaddon

    Abaddon Deity

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    This. But I doubt democracy will rise from the ashes.
     
  6. Fuzzz

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    I think it is North, but everything was sparked after a referendum in the south where the result was that the people from Southern Sudan wanted an independent state from Northern Sudan. See the timeline in my 3rd link above.
     
  7. Luckymoose

    Luckymoose The World is Mine

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    If they weaken themselves we can always step in and bring democracy in exchange for oil.
     
  8. kiwitt

    kiwitt Road to War Modder

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    Is there a risk of a Pan-Arab Islamist Republic over all the countries being set up ?
     
  9. Annex

    Annex Tyranny and Mutation

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    Not likely

    Yes

    Not likely
     
  10. Incodcito

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    In before the Neocons on the forums claim some credit. Hell, in before the Libs claim some credit also.
     
  11. NedimNapoleon

    NedimNapoleon Weird Little Human

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    I dont think we need a new Iraq

    In the words of a random guy in New York
    "Lets blow a :crazyeye: blast crater out of the middle east, for all I care"
     
  12. Tani Coyote

    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    Sudan's government perpetrated Darfur, didn't it?

    Yeah, let's hope they are next. Confucius say karma's a pain!

    Plus, isn't China on good terms with Sudan? More reason to get rid of their government. ;)

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    Even if my stock portfolio is nipping at me for encouraging revolts...
     
  13. Fuzzz

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    I hope for you, your portfolio has some oil company stock in it. A barrel of crude oil peaked above USD 100 today, the highest bid since oct 2008.
     
  14. Tani Coyote

    Tani Coyote Son of Huehuecoyotl

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    Unfortunately no, but that just goes to show that at least one group is profiting from all this chaos - the rest of us are being screwed over by it though.

    ...wonder what the effects of a giant Arab revolt would be...
     
  15. Hakim

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    The result of the referendum regarding South Sudan's independence was announced yesterday. If Sudan have to extinguish fires in their own country any plans to make a fuss about the referendum hopefully gets cancelled/postponed.
     
  16. amadeus

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    WE'RE RUINED! :scared:
     
  17. Fuzzz

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    The price of the oil will probably rise, because the shareholders will want to invest in crude oil.
    But if the Suez Canal can keep operating without much problems I don't think think we will be without oil any time soon. Many oil companies have oil tankers on the oceans for when prices rise, so they can sell at the right moment. On all oceans combined there is probably still a year worth of oil in oil tankers. When that runs out, a new government will have settled in.
     

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