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Salaams,

OH my, I wonder what "Plan B" is!?

Peace

 

By Sue Pleming

 

Washington - Warning that time was running out, Washington's special envoy to Sudan, Andrew Natsios declined to say what Plan B comprised, but he made clear Khartoum must accept a joint UN/African Union force in Darfur by January 1 or a tougher line would be taken against Sudan's government.

 

"On January 1st, either we see change or we go to Plan B," Natsios told reporters at the State Department. When pressed what he meant by this, Natsios replied: "I am not going to get into that ... Plan B is a different approach to this."

 

The United States has notably held back on threatening more punitive measures against Sudan in the hope it will allow international troops into Darfur. But a forced military intervention is very remote and any punitive measures after Jan. 1 would likely be economic or diplomatic in nature.

 

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan said after an international meeting last week in Ethiopia that Sudan had agreed in principle to a joint UN-AU force in Darfur, but Sudanese officials later denied any such agreement.

 

Such a "hybrid" force would take over from about 7 000 under-funded African Union troops struggling to keep the peace in Darfur, an area about the size of France.

 

Natsios said a January 1 deadline was set for several reasons - Annan was stepping down as head of the world body then; the AU's current mandate expired in Darfur on January 1 and the US Congress was changing from Republican to Democratic hands after the US election this month.

 

"So for three different reasons we need to understand we are on a very tight timeline. Decisions have to be made," said Natsios earlier in a speech at the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank. "We are running out of time."

 

Natsios said there was suspicion and mistrust on all sides over Darfur, where more than 200 000 people have been killed in fighting since 2003 and over 2,5 million people displaced.

 

Sudan argues that sending an international force to Darfur amounts to colonialism, a charge Natsios called nonsense. "The only agenda the United States has in Darfur is a human rights and humanitarian agenda," he said.

 

But an official from Sudan's Embassy in Washington said his government had every right to be suspicious because of "broken promises" in the past. "I think Sudan will continue to be suspicious," the official told Natsios.

 

Natsios countered the United States had its own reasons for mistrust, adding there had been a rise in attacks on civilians in Darfur in recent weeks and there were some in Sudan's government who believed a military solution was needed.

 

The UN's head of peacekeeping, Jean-Marie Guehenno, appealed to the government of Sudan to stop military operations and said there had to be a political process in place for any peacekeeping operation to have an impact in Darfur.

 

"Clearly, a cease-fire is not going to last, it is not going to be sustainable if there is no serious political process," he told the Brookings Institution.

 

Part of Khartoum's reluctance to accept an international force into Darfur has been the fear that those who had committed atrocities would be rounded up.

 

Natsios said there was no compromise on handling those who had committed atrocities and the United States was dealing "privately" with this issue. He declined to elaborate.

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Assalam Alaikum

 

Jazaak Allah Khair for sharing this NEWS with us :D

 

I hope Sudan make a Peace Agreement asap or else I think there will be lot of problems will be CREATED after 1st January. Yes! problems will be created..

 

May Allah (SWT) help our brothers & sisters in Sudan and elsewhere.. ameen

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Salams,

If we take Iraq and Afghanistan as an example, the answer is YES! It could be another disaster.

 

Peace

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Peace,

Oh, come on!

It's not the US's duty to save the world! In attempting, the US has often caused more grief than assistance. It is said to be a disaster and why risk making it worse?

You know, maybe the US should start with its own issues, the inner circle, and then make it's way out. That's a long way down the road. The US wants the OIL... it is only US interest that gets them so deeply involved! It's not because the American government loves to fight for the freedom of the world.

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Peace,

 

And you think the US has more problems than Sudan?

 

That's hardly relevant to her point is it?

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:D / Greetings

 

Us Threatens Plan B If Sudan Does Not Act

 

You'd think the US don't have their hands full already in Iraq...

 

:D / Greetings

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Leave them to it, if no-one wants the US to intervene, fine, leave it...who else will step in?

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Half a million people dead. Almost three million people displaced.

 

If the USA attempts to help then they will be considered interlopers by most Muslims. If they do not attempt to help they will be considered heartless by most Muslims.

 

I love how, in any situation, no matter what the US does there are those that make the US into the bad guy. It must be nice having a boogeyman to blame for everything bad in the world.

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Peace,

I'm not ready to believe all of the exaggerated reports regarding the disaster in Sudan. Those who have an interest will make the problem FAR worse than it is and will distort the reality, to find a reason to enter the country.

 

Says who that if America doesn't try to "help" they will be considered heartless by most Muslims? I am not sure that Muslims expect or desire America to fix all world issues. People have already seen the result of America entering troubled countries.

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:D and Peace!

 

Is there oil, or any mineral resources in the area. Afghanistan and Iraq are because of oil. Can't see a monkey doing anything for peace. It only knows how to fill its own desires.

 

Wassalam and Peace out

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Can't see a monkey doing anything for peace. It only knows how to fill its own desires.

 

I guess the monkeys, in this case, are every Muslim majority nation in the world. They are the ones sitting on the sidelines.

 

So if the US stays on the sidelines it is a monkey. If it helps it is only doing it for the oil.

 

Wonderful logic. Astounding.

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All of your hatred for the US is blinding you to our potential to help solve the worlds problems. And yes, people do blame us when we don't intervene.

 

If it is more important to spite a nation than save one, then so be it. I suppose that in the Islamic world, some muslims are just more important than others....

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And yes, people do blame us when we don't intervene.

People do not blame you, they just don't like your inconsistency. Why wait so long? You are so quick to intervene in resources-rich country, but so slow in resources-poor country.

 

If you really want to be world police as you dream of, then be a responsible one, don't be such an unscrupulous police. Stop complaining and crying ...

 

Wassalam,

Yasnov

Edited by Yasnov

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I guess the monkeys, in this case, are every Muslim majority nation in the world. They are the ones sitting on the sidelines.

 

So if the US stays on the sidelines it is a monkey. If it helps it is only doing it for the oil.

 

Wonderful logic. Astounding.

Oh yes, do you have an idea of the amount of oil present in Darfur? Do you remember when George W.Bush said that in 2025 it will no longer depend on the middle east for its oil? well guess where its heading? Africa! and Sudan is the only region where American Companies are not allowed, only China can prosper, and i wouldnt be surprised if the US was funding the unstability in the region! its all about OIL.

 

 

And all you US supporters why dont you clean up your mess in Iraq first?

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i wouldnt be surprised if the US was funding the unstability in the region! its all about OIL.

 

That is just too funny. Now you are insinuating that the situation in Sudan is the fault of the USA. Is there anything at all in the world that is not their fault?

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That is just too funny. Now you are insinuating that the situation in Sudan is the fault of the USA. Is there anything at all in the world that is not their fault?

Because when we see many major events like this taking place all over the world, we'll find the US is also there?

 

Wassalam,

Yasnov

Edited by Yasnov

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The monkey is GWB. He has single-handedly created the worst disaster in the world. He has created a wedge between the two largest denominations and created a situation where his own General is saying that there could be a third world war.

 

I think he should be impeached, if the Democrats are sincere. If not, he should be tried in Germany for war crimes. He invaded two Muslim countries on the basis of nothing but lies.

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People do not blame you, they just don't like your inconsistency. Why wait so long? You are so quick to intervene in resources-rich country, but so slow in resources-poor country.

 

If you really want to be world police as you dream of, then be a responsible one, don't be such an unscrupulous police. Stop complaining and crying ...

 

Wassalam,

Yasnov

And what the hell is stopping muslim nations helping their so called muslim brothers - same argument on you lot, you're only "brothers" when you can be bothered.

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And what the hell is stopping muslim nations helping their so called muslim brothers

Nation as in country, we can't, because our govt are corrupt and so slow, thinking only bout their own private interest. That's why many Muslims dream of united ummah.

 

Wassalam,

Yasnov

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Salams,

If we take Iraq and Afghanistan as an example, the answer is YES! It could be another disaster.

 

Peace

 

 

If we take Germany, Japan, Bosnia, Serbia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan as an example, it will be the best possible action. ( you'll notice that 'Ghani's down here on the proper list...)

 

Sudan is in the midst of a murderous genocide on behalf of the sharia-courts and teh janjaweed militias. They will not be stopped by letter campaigns or protests in Times Square. They will be stopped by Leopard Battle Tanks, tactical air strikes and the USMC.

 

The difference between the West and the ummah is that the West doesn't like to sit by while genocidre rages on, no matter where it is. We've done that before, and we've seen the horrors that came of it.

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