one, gigantic Sudan?
Why, two Sudans of course!
"...Under the Comprehensive Peace Agreement, the 2005 deal that ended the lengthy civil war between the north and the south of Sudan, voters in the south are supposed to vote on January 9, 2011, to decide whether their region should secede and form the world's newest country.
"...The civil war, which lasted 22 years and during which an estimated 2.5 million southerners died, was fought over several issues:
A) The central government's long-standing neglect of Sudan's periphery; the excessive concentration of jobs, wealth, and public services in the region known as the Arab triangle, along the northern part of the Nile River valley;
B) The government's brutal attempts to impose Arab culture and Islam on the south, where Christianity and traditional religions prevail;
C) The gov's persistent refusal to grant the south any autonomy (except for a brief period in the 1970s); and its exploitation of the south's resources, particularly its oil, to fill government coffers.
Not to mention the incredible unhappy fact that Sudan's despot au courant - Field Marshal President For Life Omar Bashir - is the only sitting head of state indicted for war crimes and crimes against humanity in world history.
Great Satan's AFRICOM needs a new hood to HQ on the African mommieland - and they don't get any bigger than Sudan!
Cutting a deal with a brand new Republic of Southern Sudan could include the democrazy protection/projection command of AFRICOM - Offering easy, super fast real time access to 9 diff African nation states - Pyramidland, Khadaffyville, Ethiopia, Kenya, Congo, Etricea, Uganda, Central African Republic, Chad and Ethiopia.
Pic "...Cos they don't know the secret!!..."