Sunday, April 26, 2009

Business as usual

Seeing the Sudan Tribune story (which has no authoritative sources for this story, and noting that ST fairly frequently retracts stories) on US-Sudan rapprochement, makes you wonder how Mamdani would respond (all things Mamdani hour again, "Hey, it's Mamdani:30, time for a beer")? I mean, isn't this raprochement all about Big Oil and the War on Terror running the U.S. agenda? No wait a second! That was Save Darfur and *no* rapprochement. Goddamit, now I'm really confused!!! Could the puppet-masters please step forward and reveal their nefarious scheming?

April 26, 2009 (WASHINGTON) – The United States of America is positioning itself to become “friends” with the Government of Sudan, seeing this approach as the best way to improve the situation in Darfur and reach a political settlement, according to a closed briefing given by Special Envoy Scott Gration at the US State Department on April 20, 2009.

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US special envoy to Sudan J. Scott Gration, left, arrives at the Sudanese foreign ministry for meetings with officials after his arrival in Khartoum, Sudan, Thursday, April 2, 2009 (AP)

According to someone who attended the briefing, which Gration gave to representatives of several non-governmental organizations, the envoy discussed rolling back sanctions imposed on the Khartoum government. “Some sanctions are doing more harm than good,” Gration reportedly said.

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