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The Sudan Hearings
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July 30,2009
The Congress has been holding Hearings regarding the Comprehensive Policy Review as it comes to Sudan.
At One Point there was a fear that One Option that was being considered was the removal of Sudan from the List of Countries that are State Sponsors of Terror.
The Hearings which were Highlighted by the Testimony of Gen Gration the Presidential Special Envoy to Sudan provided some interesting remarks.

At this time there several areas of concern regarding events that circulate around Sudan.
In the Past Khartoum has supported the LRA (Lord's Resistance Army) in its effort to unseat the Ugandan Government. Several Years ago both countries reached an accord that would end the animosity that both nations had towards each other.
Since the Launch of Operation Lighting Thunder it has been speculated that the Sudanese Government supplied weapons and supplies to the LRA as it launches its reprisal raids in the DRC and the CAR. It has also used the LRA to keep some people in line in the Equatoria Provinces as well.
Another Aspect that cannot be overlooked are the Airstrikes that were launched earlier this year by the Israelis. These Airstrikes destroyed Arms that were on their way to resupply Hamas.
And of course the attacks along the border with Chad, the Situation in Darfur and Sharia Law will also be discussed.


Above is Darfur One of the Areas of Contention in Sudan.

One Major Area that will be Focused on in the near Future is the Comprehensive Peace Accord. This Document which was Brokered by the Bush Administration and signed back in 2005 ended the long running Civil War and set up a Framework where the South could vote for Independence in 2010.
Earlier this year Khartoum announced that the Poll would be Pushed back six months to 2011 at best. There is widespread belief that Khartoum could seek a way to postpone this.
There is a buildup of Arms as Well as Khartoum has received a Shipment of Missiles from China and Southern Sudan is receiving Specialized Training from the US and Arms from Ukraine.
The Hearings were interesting the questions asked were very pointed.
All in All a good day on the Hill

Confused Eagle will still monitor the situation.

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