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February 5, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir told members of his cabinet this week that they should expect the “worst” in the ongoing dispute with South Sudan, according to a newspaper report.

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Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir (AFP)

The privately-owned al-Akhbar newspaper, which has close ties to the presidency, said in its Sunday edition that Bashir made the remarks during the cabinet meeting which took place on Thursday afternoon.

The Sudanese leader was briefing his ministers about the talks he held in Addis Ababa last weekend with South Sudan President Salva Kiir in a meeting arranged by Ethiopian Prime Minister Meles Zenawi and attended by Kenyan president Mwai Kibaki.

Zenawi along with the chairman of the African Union High-Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) Thabo Mbeki tried to press Kiir and Bashir to sign an interim agreement that would reverse unilateral steps taken by Khartoum and Juba with regards to oil.

The landlocked nation of South Sudan halted export of much of its oil through the north’s pipeline to Port Sudan in a dramatic escalation of a dispute over the payment of transit fees. Juba claims Khartoum confiscated US$815 million worth of its oil.

Sudanese officials justified their move by saying that the negotiations on oil transit fees have yielded no results and that they can longer wait given their economic crisis resulting from the secession of the south.

The al-Akhbar newspaper said that Bashir ended the meeting in an angry tone by saying “expect the worst with the south” before leaving. The brief statement took the ministers by surprise according to sources that were present at the meeting.

On Friday, Bashir told the Blue Nile TV in an interview that war with South Sudan is a possibility though he stressed that they will not be the ones to start it.

“The climate now is closer to a climate of war than one of peace," Bashir said.

“We will not resort to the choice of war unless it is forced on us and we will not initiate the option of war because war is attrition for us and them…..it will be a war of attrition hitting them before us” he added.

Last month, military sources revealed to Sudan Tribune that 700 officers warned Bashir and his defense minister Abdel-Rahim Mohamed Hussein against rushing to war with South Sudan citing challenges facing the army.

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  • 5 February 2012 12:14, by Mi diit

    We shall never surrender ya bashir.

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    • 5 February 2012 12:20, by Mi diit

      Bashir’s empty war threat is to scary us into signing a fake oil deal in addis ababa on February 10. Too late ya bashir. The oil shut down shall continue unroll new pipeline is built through Kenya or Ethiopia.

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      • 5 February 2012 12:44, by SeekingTruth

        ......"AND BASHIR ENDED THE MEETING IN ANGRY TONE SAYING, EXPECT THE WORSE WITH THE SOUTH SUDAN BEFORE LEAVING." WHAT A JOKE! SOMEBODY SHOULD TELL THIS FRUSTRATED ARAB BOYS AND THEIR DEPRESSED PRESIDENT TO QUIT CHEAP THREATENINGS. MATTER OF FACT, THAT’S WHAT HAPPEN WHEN UR LIFE ENTIRELY DEPEND ON SOMEONE ELSE’S POCKET. NORTH’S BEAUTY HAS BEEN DEPENDING ON OUR RESOURCES NOT KNOWING SOUTH WILL...

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        • 5 February 2012 12:51, by SeekingTruth

          —EVER SAY ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! IF THESE GUYS NEED OIL SO BAD, WHY DON’T THEY GO BACK TO SAUDI ARABIA WHERE THERE IS STILL A HUGE DEPOSITS OF OIL? WE’RE SO TIRED OF YOUR OBSESSED GREEDINESS ON OUR OIL!

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          • 5 February 2012 18:03, by Abyei Soil

            Is he mad? Let him try. Thing toughen sometime at a life time.

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        • 5 February 2012 13:04, by Abraham Lueth

          Dear Bashir,
          This is barbaric move by Bashir who does not forget the words of war rather than peace , Bashir becomes a disease like HIV and AIDS which kills thousands of people and does not satisfy.
          Shame on you Bashir you will go to hell when you die .

          Abraham 5

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        • 5 February 2012 13:31, by P.K.M

          The quotation here is just irrelevant “We will not resort to the choice of war unless it is forced on us and we will not initiate the option of war because war is attrition for us and them…..it will be a war of attrition hitting them before us” he added.

          No one in South Sudan beating the war drum, all they did was cut the parasites lips off their resources.

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      • 5 February 2012 12:52, by Logic

        Dictator Bashir

        You should exit now! you may get a fair trial in Sudan coupled with the possibility of a dignified end.

        The odds are against you and your retarded NCP, going to war with S. Sudan will not help prolong your reign, infact it will be the catalyst of your demise.

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        • 6 February 2012 09:31, by Wetdut

          U ARE 1,000,000 PERCENT RIGHT. WE SOUTHERNERS DO NOT HAVE OPTION OF WAR LIKEWISE NORHTERNERS ACCORDING TO BASHIR BUT THE QUESTION IS WHO WILL START IT? THE OIL IS FOR THE SOUTH AND ANY INTIMIDATION ON THE POSSIBLITY OF WAR MAY NOT REVERSE THE DECISION TO HALT OIL PRODUCTION THROUGHT NORTH PIPELINES, BASHIR IS GETTING ANGRY BECUASE OF OUR OIL BUT THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORDS OF WAR MAY GOD PREVEAL PEAC

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      • 5 February 2012 13:14, by Dinka Dominated SPLA/M

        Criminal Bashir need to stope his madness and terrer to South Sudan, because we are not one country anymore,

        This time we have our friend that will hit the terget this time and bashir will withdraw his decision in 24hours,
        If he when to end his wicked rule with shame? i am happy he will get what he want,
        God is great,

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      • 5 February 2012 13:17, by P.K.M

        What worst do they expect of South Sudan? Is it an attack? Bashir may be that unreasonable to invade but his 700 officers aren’t that highly irrational to invade South Sudan because they know exactly what happened when Iraq invades Kuwait in 1990. Things did not turn out well for Iraq until today!

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      • 6 February 2012 07:47, by John Bang

        Bashir, South Sudan could never vow its head down to let you steal our oil from our own blood,continues saying "you prepare for worse with South" we also prepare for "worse with you" Let the New nation accept the vagues worlds from Bashir.

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    • 5 February 2012 13:23, by Aarai Baka

      prepared for worst" with South Sudan because South hit north very hard the one their great grandchildren will never forget it. this coming war is not like going to be rebels but conventional war with hit hard one.

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    • 5 February 2012 14:20, by Jervasio O.Okot

      I would like to add my voice to give a comment to President Omer el Bashir’s remark to his cabinet ministers about going to war with the newly born baby, the Republic of South Sudan. The fact that President Bashir is attributed to this ill language, he should be entitled to his war monggering style of leadership and ready to carry his own cross. I wander whether he really turns to his advisors!

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    • 6 February 2012 06:20, by Sombiri

      Our army is advancing at a firm pace, watched over by God and pushed forward by Angels."

      Omar al-Bashir, President of Sudan, talking about the progress of the Sudanese army against Southern Sudanese rebels, as quoted in BBC Focus on Africa magazine, Jan-Mar 1996.

      " With the pushing from Angels you were not able to.... plz don’t ever try it."

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    • 6 February 2012 07:46, by peace seeker

      Peace should prevail between ROS and ROSS for the benifit of the two brother countries. Please say NO for the war lords on both sides.

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    • 6 February 2012 07:55, by John Bang

      A words predicted by prophet Ngundeng Bong has now come which said,"kiir nyalthiang bi macde luk" Let us not sleep since we know Bashir is the real thief, he can come at anytimes we are not aware.This is a war of a prophet, it’s our war,Ngundeng will fight that fight with the north.

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    • 6 February 2012 08:39, by Nyamlelthii

      Ha ha ha,Fucken Bashir with your idiotic words.
      Stop scaring otherwise we will finish you since we are well equiped.

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  • 5 February 2012 12:24, by BM Bol

    Worst being perhaps, out of power of they dare to touch South Sudan.

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  • 5 February 2012 12:28, by s sudan boy

    Mr Bashir your day are number this a time for you for if you try anything toward south. The republic of south sudan had already seperated from north, your airforce will never do any harm but south are ready to defend their state.

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    • 5 February 2012 12:42, by Land-of-Cush

      This time salva want to look like a husband while omar look like a wife. there is no fear this time because the oil is already shutdown. Omar your welcome to have night party with Kiir Nyielthiang. ngundeng prodictions are coming on khatoum bari.

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  • 5 February 2012 12:35, by JAMES KUOI STEPHEN

    What is matter to Bashir,is attenting International Criminal of justice, before he plans for destruction against South Sudan. You have no credit with South Sudan.
    What acts evil,are tears for himself.

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  • 5 February 2012 12:36, by silk Kottora

    We can agree that it is a moral responsibility to feed your people and not stand aloof while they are starving. After all, oil in the Sudan is a national wealth bestowed by almighty god upon the whole nation. More over, it is a moral responsibility to allow others to have their share of wealth. It is a crime to devour your brother’s food and deny his share in yours.

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  • 5 February 2012 12:44, by sudinka

    Nothing new in war we already in war southkordufan blue Nile and Abyiei if president tell the cabinets to take the country in to war than international community wit UN security council. ICC. With take. Bashir to end those confusion in Africa keeping criminal leaders for long time is problem if he like to the same way as. Col late mammer Gaddafi of Libya Than NATO is around the corner.

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    • 5 February 2012 17:00, by pabaak

      Of course Basheir will expect the worst in his own backyard before he can think about South Sudan, we don’t care what they are thinking about us, we are ready to defend our border at any cost. and should be signs of the end to their brutal rule in Sudan. like one of SPLA commanders said last time that Khartoum is not far from us at this time than before.

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  • 5 February 2012 12:51, by Logic

    Dictator Bashir

    You should exit now! you may get a fair trial in Sudan coupled with the possibility of a dignified end.

    The odds are against you and your retarded NCP, going to war with S. Sudan will not help prolong your reign, infact it will be the catalyst of your demise.

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  • 5 February 2012 12:52, by Northern Sudanese

    we all expect a war and we all know the south will lose. 4.7 milion people in south need food , tribal conflict, dead economy,oil shut down, no education, no hospitals, only 500 doctors in the whole country, no roads, starving people and you still think you will win the war?. you are all a bunch of uneducated people.

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    • 5 February 2012 12:59, by Logic

      Oh bravo Mr educated northern Sudanese....lol.lol.lol

      Another racist bigot from Fake-Arabia they call N. Sudan. Even with education, you’re still retarded. Change your name like "Master" changed his to "Darkanger", lolololol, PATHETIC bunch!

      You’re giving N. Sudanese a bad name!

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    • 5 February 2012 20:17, by morogot batal

      northern stupid
      no more discussion. illitrate and poor people can fight the best war than proffessors.you are wellcome in the battle field and meet us.though war end up with discussion but let us show what you declear first fuck you

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    • 6 February 2012 05:59, by Joseph Canada

      hahahaha!!hahahaha!!!
      look at this stupid full who clean his ass with bare hands talking about Education. look at your writting and your logic of politics. First of all we are used to hunger since the arabs came to Sudan. We are used to no roads and we killed your masters. you think you will wind? hahah.. We will run you dawn this time and and hand over the leadership to President Alhilu!!

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    • 6 February 2012 07:46, by Madit

      Northern Sudanese,Dog is a dog your president Omer is a dog the only different is a tail, when the man is eating dog always keep waiting expecting that the head will get full and food will remain with him to eat and so let it not surprise you just keep waiting.

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  • 5 February 2012 12:54, by Northern Sudanese

    US aid and NATO won’t help.

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    • 6 February 2012 06:10, by Joseph Canada

      and you think Iran and Syria will come to your rescue right? Trying to take our oil will be named "JIHAD WAR" EH?
      man you guys should prepare for the worse cry. by the way start digging the borehole for water because we are about to build dams in Kidepo Valley and curb water back to East Africa.this is the time for Arabs to die!!you claim to be clean but dirty thieves.You will die hard!!

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  • 5 February 2012 12:55, by Northern Sudanese

    and in this situation still 500,000 southerners returning home. south sudanese you can’t win a war with us.

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    • 6 February 2012 07:57, by Madit

      HAAAAAAAAAAA, you are fool when are you go to know South Sudan is no long depending on you.

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  • 5 February 2012 13:13, by C. Arab

    Darkness, Jallaby, Mohamed...

    Sons of deserts, is time 4r arab childrens 2be under trees. prepare 2be refug.. in Libya, Egypt, UAE ect. death 2fake Arab of Sudan

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    • 5 February 2012 13:50, by Northern Sudanese

      C. Arab it’s time for you to become a refugee in uganda , kenya or ethiopia.

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  • 5 February 2012 13:44, by Northern Sudanese

    LMFAO southerners chill we are not going to war. we don’t want war it’s you who want it. this is only a warning.

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    • 5 February 2012 14:12, by lupai moses

      Southerners went a long way of life generalized by inequalities now that we have our destiny we should be left a lone though we still have internal tribal conflicts,i hope that one day things will change to better.As for the BOLDED head general AL bashir i think his head is loosing human sense.please i urge u fellow south Sudanese that haterate among our selves will never yield any fruits.

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    • 6 February 2012 03:44, by Stephen kuach

      Northern Sudanese!
      Shutting down our oil wells does not mean that South have declare the war against the North.however your greediness plus your addiction toward our oil money have made you think we should keep sharing our oil with you while we have becomed an independent country,now Southerners have reached unreverseable decision.why are you people are so desperate of our oil money?

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  • 5 February 2012 16:40, by wad balad

    Dear Southerns,

    You gave us no choice but to prepare for the worst. Your continued interfernce in south kordofan and blue nile means we will need to take serious action for those SPLM thugs to get the message. No need to overun juba like in the old days. Just occupy the oilfields to finance the operation and the MIGs n Antinovs will do the rest.

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    • 5 February 2012 20:34, by morogot batal

      wad sharamuta....

      what did antinov did in the passed 21yrs...still we were fucking you with your antinov togather......there is misculculation some where you dont doscover...1- SPLA become a conventional army..2-your x-armmy whom you looted their money and you force some of them to join you army are all against you..3- khartoum is now very near to us..4- N-M,BN,DF. and other secret wings you know

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  • 5 February 2012 17:01, by mohammed ali

    You guys should calm down. Basheer said war is not an option for him & he wont go for it unless being forced into it; but he has to be prepared for the worst! What is wrong with that? The problem is not the oil shut down but the milltary intervention in BN & SK. The world know that SS is interferring millitary in the South and US envoy said it clearly that he warned SS strongly against this...con

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    • 5 February 2012 17:20, by mohammed ali

      ..Reuters report clearly mentioned that SS hopes to "topple" the government in Sudan through pressure by oil shut down and the war in SK & BN & perhaps as Arman dreams a revolt in Khartoum.Such a step is dangerous and would certainly will bring an unwanted war!This is a very gross miscalculation by the SPLA amature politicans.Any turmoil in Sudan is devastating & detremental to the South.

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      • 5 February 2012 21:28, by SeekingTruth

        MOHAMMED,
        IS ALWAYS IN DENIAL NO MATTER WHAT. IF THESE CHEAP TALKS AREN’T FOR THE OIL STOPPAGE, WHAT OTHER VALID REASONS WOULD IT BE?
        TOO BAD YOU PEOPLE DON’T SEEM TO BE USING YOUR EARS WHEN TAKING LAWS INTO YOUR OWN HANDS. SOUTH CLEARLY STATED IT WILL CLOSE DOWN ITS OIL PRODUCTION INDEFINITELY IF KHARTOUM TAKE UNILATERAL DECISION TO CONFISCATE THE OIL. UNFORTUNATELY, NOBODY LISTENED EXCEPT NOW..

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        • 5 February 2012 21:54, by SeekingTruth

          ...JUST TO CRY AND MAKE HOLLOW THREATS MAY BE U ARE THINKING UR EMPTY MOUTH LOUDS WILL SHAKE SOUTH DECISION BUT AGAIN, A MISCALCULATION!

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  • 5 February 2012 18:03, by silk Kottora

    I think that President Bashir is morally duty bound to safeguard the interests of the people he is leading. I believe things are clear and the way for an honorable and lasting settlement lies in re-opening the CPA, at least in the area of wealth sharing for a period of, let us say, three decades.

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    • 5 February 2012 21:04, by SeekingTruth

      SILK,
      HAHAH, THESE NORTHERN PUPPETS ARE REALLY FUNNY OR MAY BE IT’S STUPIDITY. ARE U CALLING FOR ANOTHER CPA SO SOUTH RESOURCES WILL BE DIVIDED EQUALLY BETWEEN THE 2 NATIONS? IN YOUR DREAMS MY DELUSIONAL/IRRATIONAL FRIEND.
      IF IT’S NORMAL THAT 2 SEPARATE COUNTRIES MAY SPLIT ONE COUNTRY RESOURCES THEN, WHY DON’T U ASK LIBYIA OR ANY OTHER COUNTRY TO SHARE ITS OIL OR OTHER RESOURCES WITH YOUR COUNTRY

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  • 5 February 2012 18:11, by Tambura

    Omar Bashir don t want to die alone, he will take with him everybody around him.I just warning him, war will not help him it ll make it worst, because south is not part of Sudan anymore the fight is going to be between two countries, so no matter how long the war will take it will not take 50 years this time and it will not take long time to reach Khartoum. Let him be careful his days are numbers

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  • 5 February 2012 22:04, by Lokeji

    I think Bashir is just searching for an exit window from his dying regime,he is really feeling heat of his end days as he had mention on Friday 2hrs interview with blue Nile TV ch, that governing Sudan this time is just like putting hands on fire.it’s better for you to surrender to the icc and sing zal-la-moni-nas.

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  • 6 February 2012 02:39, by Gabriel KK

    War, bring it on. we were born and grew up in wars and we have no institutions or infrastructures to loss but Khartoum will get it hard this time ya Bashir. You can not force us to continue transporting oil which you have been stealing for years. shame on you criminal

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    • 6 February 2012 06:12, by Maror Ariech

      Haaaaaaaaa Bashir the end will justify the mean ,nobody can be threaten,we know ourselves since the beginning ,so don’t make terroristing but said the reality,you are really appetite of war but you will not miss it,but two thing will involve to you ,either you got kill or displace in Sudan.

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    • 6 February 2012 07:14, by Maror Ariech

      Bashir there is word saying catch a thief and protect yourself because he is going to kill you if you don’t keen,so that is what happen now ,Bashir steal our oil and when he was caught so that is why he talk rubbishes,Bashir nobody can fear you sir but make sure you are among the death people those whom you killed for so long will reflect on your bail.South is ready to fuck sudan bitterly.

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  • 6 February 2012 06:10, by Mi diit

    Khartoum will collapse sooner or later. Bashir is aware and so panicking.

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  • 6 February 2012 06:12, by Martin Kat

    Mr president Bashir don’t expected that you will win the war before you have enter into battle field with South.
    War is a game just like football playing, I think you will not win the gamea.

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  • 6 February 2012 06:58, by Ahmado

    Dear Bashir,am telling the fact that what make the SAF to leave south sudan? what make you as Bashir to recognize the independent of south sudan? Because of strengthen of people of south sudan.Better keep quiet than make noise like mosquito.

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  • 6 February 2012 07:41, by Yangman

    Hi criminal bashir south Sudan is ready for war if you need look criminal Bashir when you come tothe leadership of Sudan in 1989 you have do nothing to us untill we come the pease in 2005, if you start the war today you will not forget again in your life what South Sudan will do for you, South Sudan oyee SPLA oyee Parties with South Sudan oyee,
    Bashir to mush die in this year that will be 2nd war

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  • 6 February 2012 08:19, by Padiet Deng Alony

    Kicking of dying horse

    when arab want to die he/she talks nonsense

    hahaaahaaahaaaaaaaa

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  • 6 February 2012 08:26, by Anynya One

    I think we still have a lot to deal with Bashir. This guy occupied Abyei which needs to be solve by election. If South Sudan didn’t look closely and cautiously at Bashir’s plans, Abyei might end up in the Arabs hand knowing that their strategy is based on Mohamed Ali’s Motives, Arabis and Islamis South Sudan and Africa at large. With that being said Bashir will cause War for sure!

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  • 6 February 2012 09:35, by Mi diit

    Bashir has not capability to fight South Sudan. He has alot of problems in North Sudan. Problems in Darfur, Nuba mountains, Blue Nile, Eastern Sudan, and the looming coup in Khartoum plus his corrupt army refusing to fight. Can he really commit suicide by also fighting South Sudan???

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    • 6 February 2012 11:41, by peace seeker

      No to war lords on both sides.ROS and ROSS should seek peace for the sake of their own innocent people.We can reach solutions to suspended issues through dialuge not through guns.

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