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In Sudan, 3,000 Troops, Heavy Armor, Choppers Headed South

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In Sudan, 3,000 Troops, Heavy Armor, Choppers Headed South

Post by Guest on Sat Sep 24 2011, 03:36

Bad news. Hovering over Sudan, George Clooney's spy satellites have detected a massive column of roughly 3,000 troops, tanks, artillery, and helicopters moving from northern Sudan traveling south toward the rebel stronghold of Kurmuk in the Blue Nile border area.


This is very, very bad. It suggests the strong possibility that the battles and corresponding atrocities that have been simmering since the southern Sudan seceded from the North last summer could soon explode into something much worse.



“Since May, the Government of Sudan has used indiscriminate and disproportionate force, including campaigns to bombard civilians, in the three border areas of Abyei, South Kordofan, and Blue Nile State,” said Enough Project Executive Director John C. Bradshaw. “This irrefutable, visual evidence of massive military operations in Blue Nile State provides a human security warning to civilians in Kurmuk and the surrounding area. The United States and the larger international community should invoke the Responsibility to Protect doctrine to exert greater pressure on the Government of Sudan to spare the lives of non-combatants.”

Beware. In Sudan they know how to get their war on. The last civil war, which ended in 2005, resulted in the deaths of 2 million people. You can read the bowel-loosening post here.


Read more: http://battleland.blogs.time.com/2011/09/23/in-sudan-3000-troops-heavy-armor-choppers-headed-south/#ixzz1YpjH2SDy

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Post by it's me on Thu Jan 12 2012, 19:47

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Post by Joanna on Thu Jan 12 2012, 20:06

It's so sad and difficult to comprehend man's inhumanity to man.

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Post by it's me on Thu Jan 12 2012, 20:15

assolutamente sì

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Re: In Sudan, 3,000 Troops, Heavy Armor, Choppers Headed South

Post by phys major on Thu Jan 12 2012, 20:35

John P is such an amazing human being ! The man is not only blessed with intelligence he is blessed with a heart and soul few humans in this day in age have...I hope George thanks God! everyday for being able to help enable this man in his fight against inhumanity! I am so going to hang out with this man some day soon!

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Re: In Sudan, 3,000 Troops, Heavy Armor, Choppers Headed South

Post by watching on Thu Jan 26 2012, 11:14

At least it is getting a little attention, not enough though. I have seen nothing in my national papers or on the nightly news about it.

George Clooney's Satellites Found Sudanese Tanks Readying for Battle
Posted by LaraHeintz on Wednesday, Jan 25, 2012

A new report released by the Satellite Sentinel Project, a human rights campaign started by George Clooney, states that there is strong evidence of the buildup of infrastructural and logistical capabilities with the potential to restrain civilian mobility or to provoke aggression against the civilian population in the Nuba Mountains region of South Kordofan in Sudan, and is issuing a human security alert for that region.

Military actions like this are unfortunately being carried out all the time worldwide. What makes this case interesting is that the story is being broken, not by government agencies or from hazy reports on the ground, but by a group of private analysts using the wealth of satellite imagery now available to build awareness for a human rights campaign.

John Prendergast, co-founder of the Enough Project had this to say about the recent mobilization:

“With only two months left until the expected start of the rainy season, the Sudan army has a limited window to launch a full-scale assault on the Kauda Valley and the surrounding region where the majority of the remaining Nuba people live. As they did with the Ngok Dinka in Abyei and with the Fur and Zaghawa in Darfur, the Khartoum regime is driving the Nuba people out of their homelands in order to remove the support base for the rebel Sudan People’s Liberation Army – North."

The report, using images collected by DigitalGlobe, and analyzed by the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative shows the building up of roads and the deployment of military vehicles around the Nuba Mountains region in a pattern that closely mimics the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) invasion of Abyei in May of last year. SSP’s alert comes on the heels of a statement released by Sudan’s President Omar Al-Bashir on November 23, 2011 where he reportedly pledged that “the celebration for wiping out the rebellion in South Kordofan State will be through the coming final battle in Kauda area.”

SSP’s report, thanks to advanced photographic technology may be useful in detecting human rights violations before they occur, but there’s still something extremely disquieting about seeing calculated conflict unfold through satellite imagery. Try your hand at analyzing some of the choice images here, and check out the rest at the Enough Project’s Flickr page.

These images taken from November 2011 to January 2012 show road construction vehicles extending and leveling the the Talodi Airstrip in Talodi, South Kordofan, Sudan

Satellite images taken by DigitalGlobe show the dispatching of Heavy Armored vehicles at SAF 14th Division Headquarters. The array of documented vehicles include T54/55 Tanks and helicopters. This image was taken in Kadugli, South Kordofan, Sudan on January 13, 2012

These two images taken on May 21, 2011 and January 14, 2012 respectively of the village Buram in South Kordofan shows apparent civilian displacement, and the dismantling of structure over time. Buram is known by the Sudanese government to be a stronghold for SPLM (Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Movement) and a known enemy of the Sudanese government.

Another image of SAF 14th Division headquarters shows a heavy addition of artillery since June 2011, as well as the construction of defense infrastructure (the heavy line extending along the right hand side of the headquarters, and following the border of the camp.

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Re: In Sudan, 3,000 Troops, Heavy Armor, Choppers Headed South

Post by Cinderella on Thu Jan 26 2012, 12:43

Yes, I read this yesterday... Thanks for posting it, Watching. They needed more coverage.

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Re: In Sudan, 3,000 Troops, Heavy Armor, Choppers Headed South

Post by Joanna on Thu Jan 26 2012, 13:26

Hopefully the authorities who need to know
are being kept informed.

This ought to be talked about more on TV rather than
GTC & SK trivia IMO

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Post by lucy on Thu Jan 26 2012, 14:10

They do it cause they can, even with John and George's SSP, there is no nightly news here in the US, at least locally, reporting what is going on. Not everyone watches cable/sat. TV, they know that there isn't going to be a long term reaction over what they do, so who cares nobody's gonna do anything while it's actually happening, by the time anyone steps up to try and stop them it will be over and done with. Who wants to be apart of war and trying to police another country? Sounds cold, but it's a fact, at least IMO, after the last 12 years the Americans are tired of war, and being apart of it. Even if President Obama wanted to help, no other American politicians would help him accomplish anything, that's how it's been since he took office. I just hope and prey the next person that gets voted into office has better luck at running this country.

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Re: In Sudan, 3,000 Troops, Heavy Armor, Choppers Headed South

Post by Cinderella on Thu Jan 26 2012, 16:50

That's a shame that someone's love life can get more coverage than human atrocities! What is the world coming to? God help us!

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Re: In Sudan, 3,000 Troops, Heavy Armor, Choppers Headed South

Post by it's me on Thu Jan 26 2012, 18:16

Cinderella wrote:That's a shame that someone's love life can get more coverage than human atrocities! What is the world coming to? God help us!

Crying or Very sad some days it's really difficult to bear such truth

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