4 U.S. troops injured during evacuation mission in strife-torn South Sudan - The Washington PostSouth Sudan separated from Sudan to become a new nation in 2011 after a U.S.-backed peace process and a long civil war, and the United States and its allies have injected billions of dollars into the fledgling country.
But its future has been severely tested by ethnic strife that broke out anew a week ago, killing more than 500 people, according to the United Nations
I confess to not even know there was a South Sudan; what I am wondering about though is why
the " injection" of $ billions by the US and it's allies?
Humanitarian aid? What??
Oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ
“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
ChinaSouthern Sudanese hip-hop star Emmanuel Jal noted that China was seen positively by Sudanese and Africans due to its
non interference policy, only doing business, saying-
"The Chinese don't influence our politics, They don't comment on it, and what they want, they pay for -- sometimes double the amount.
This tends to make all Africans happy -- from the dictators to the democrats, There isn't a party in Africa that doesn't like them.
Even if you're a rebel movement and you say to them you can secure gold, the Chinese will simply say they want to buy it.
The only foreign policy advice I heard from China was when they said to Sudan, 'Don't go back to war.' That's all they said. They didn't push anything else.
so maybe we are learing from the Chinese? * one would hope so*
Oṃ maṇi padme hūṃ
Evacuation aborted as U.S. planes come under fire in South Sudan - CNN.comA mission to evacuate Americans from South Sudan was aborted Saturday when an aircraft carrying U.S. military members was fired upon as it prepared to land in Bor, wounding four of them, the Pentagon said.
The most severely damaged aircraft was thought to have been hit in the fuel line, a military official speaking on condition of anonymity said.
All three aircraft -- CV-22 Ospreys -- were diverted to Entebbe, Uganda, which is not where their flights originated, the official said. Another aircraft then flew the wounded to Nairobi, Kenya, U.S. Africa Command said in a statement.
The four service members were in stable condition after treatment, the statement said.
Pentagon officials were trying to determine how to mount another effort to evacuate the roughly three dozen Americans in South Sudan, where they have been working for the United Nations, a senior U.S. official said on condition of anonymity.
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was "reviewing options," Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said. "Whatever we do it will be in coordination with the State Department," he added.
The White House said U.S. President Barack Obama was briefed before dawn Saturday while aboard Air Force One after landing in Hawaii, then met with his national security team on the matter.
AFP: Obama warns S. Sudan after US military personnel woundedUS President Barack Obama warned the leaders of South Sudan against a military coup Saturday after four US servicemen were wounded in an attack on their aircraft in the increasingly unstable country.
"Any effort to seize power through the use of military force will result in the end of longstanding support from the United States and the international community," the White House said in a statement.
Obama stressed that the South Sudanese leaders "have a responsibility to support our efforts to secure American personnel and citizens in Juba and Bor," the capital and a rebel-held flashpoint town in the African nation.
The president's comments came after three CV-22 Osprey aircraft came under fire in South Sudan as they headed to Bor to help with efforts to evacuate Americans from the country teetering on the brink of a return to civil war.
The attack damaged the tiltrotor aircraft, forcing them to divert to Uganda. The wounded were then flown to Nairobi for medical treatment and are now in "stable condition," the Pentagon said in a statement.
The attack underlined the increasingly dangerous situation in South Sudan, where at least one UN base has also come under attack in recent days, with the murder of two Indian peacekeepers and possibly dozens of civilians.
The United States, Britain, Kenya and Uganda have been carrying out evacuation missions for their nationals.
Oil companies have flown out their workers after the death of at least five South Sudanese oil workers on Wednesday, with Chinese state oil company China National Petroleum Corp confirming it was pulling out its staff.
Oil production accounts for more than 95 percent of South Sudan's fledgling economy.
War is not a tool to satisfy your emotional outbursts.