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    Re: US Sending Troops to South Sudan

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    The real reason why the U.S. is suddenly so interested:

    South Sudan oil fields could be targeted, says Sudan

    We don't do anything unless it serves us.
    Oh the old boy who cried wolf, thinking just cause a country has oil, that's why we're involved. Well, hate to break it to you but that oil isn't ours anyways. The primary importers of Sudanese oil are Japan, China, South Korea, Indonesia, and India. In fact in 2006, the China National Petroleum Corporation upgraded the Khartoum refinery, doubling its capacity to 100,000 barrels per day (16,000 m3/d).

    Nice try though.

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    Re: US Sending Troops to South Sudan

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    Oh the old boy who cried wolf, thinking just cause a country has oil, that's why we're involved. Well, hate to break it to you but that oil isn't ours anyways. The primary importers of Sudanese oil are Japan, China, South Korea, Indonesia, and India. In fact in 2006, the China National Petroleum Corporation upgraded the Khartoum refinery, doubling its capacity to 100,000 barrels per day (16,000 m3/d).

    Nice try though.
    which does beg the question though,, what are "our interests" as the OP states.
    Timber and minerals too there, maybe we are trying to play catch up with the Chinese? just my guess though...
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    Re: US Sending Troops to South Sudan

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    which does beg the question though,, what are "our interests" as the OP states.
    Timber and minerals too there, maybe we are trying to play catch up with the Chinese? just my guess though...
    Ultimately, I think Obama doesn't want another Benghazi fiasco is why he's sending in backup.

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    Re: US Sending Troops to South Sudan

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    Ultimately, I think Obama doesn't want another Benghazi fiasco is why he's sending in backup.
    good guess.
    why not just withdrawl then?,,,oh yeah. we never do..
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    Re: US Sending Troops to South Sudan

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    good guess.
    why not just withdrawl then?,,,oh yeah. we never do..
    If things devolve much, 73 additional troops aren't going to cut it. There probably six months out from Evacuating everyone anyways.

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    Re: US Sending Troops to South Sudan

    Quote Originally Posted by Northern Light View Post
    The real reason why the U.S. is suddenly so interested:

    South Sudan oil fields could be targeted, says Sudan



    We don't do anything unless it serves us.
    Oh for the love of god. No it isn't.

    We aren't 'suddenly' interested in South Sudan. We were a key mediator and supporting party in bringing the independence referendum to a conclusion and have maintained development and security links to the new country since its inception. Furthermore sending troops to secure our embassy and assist in evacuations is one of the oldest international roles of our military. There is nothing exceptional about this except that the international community has taken a more aggressive interest in humanitarian disasters than it has in the past with the Central African Republican, S. Sudan, and the slew of West African interventions standing as examples.

    Not to mention that S. Sudan only has production of a quarter million (if that) barrels a day of which very little that is contracted ends up in US markets.

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    Re: US Sending Troops to South Sudan

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    It's easier to do 'alright' when you only have to concern yourself with maintaining a proper standard of living for 12-15% of the population while exploiting the labor and resources of the rest of the country.
    Now the living standard is crap for 100% of the population.

    The answer to Fenton's question: too much Communism.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: US Sending Troops to South Sudan

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Now the living standard is crap for 100% of the population.

    The answer to Fenton's question: too much Communism.
    South Africa could be doing much better, and the ANC is corrupt and inept, but economic performance and the spread of wealth has without a doubt improved since the abolition of Apartheid.

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    Re: US Sending Troops to South Sudan

    close the embassy, get all Americans out of the country, and never go back.

    after doing this, repeat the process with every other problem nation in the world. no need to have embassies there.

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    Re: US Sending Troops to South Sudan

    Quote Originally Posted by Sherman123 View Post
    South Africa could be doing much better, and the ANC is corrupt and inept, but economic performance and the spread of wealth has without a doubt improved since the abolition of Apartheid.
    60,000 prople have been murdered since Mandella was elected. All they did was trade one bad system for another bad system; from the frying pan to the fire.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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