Somalia: The West’s “Miserable Failure”

A Nationalist or an Opportunist?

Dr. Michael A. Weinstein

On February 3, Somalia’s Transitional Federal Parliament (T.F.P.) voted 421-11-3 to extend its term for three years beyond its expiration in August, 2011. The T.F.P.’s move was in direct opposition to the United Nations, which serves as the agent of the Western “donor”-powers (Washington, the European Union and European states) that fund the T.F.P. (pay its members’ salaries). Continue reading

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Somalia: The West’s “Miserable Failure”

A Nationalist or an Opportunist?

Dr. Michael A. Weinstein

On February 3, Somalia’s Transitional Federal Parliament (T.F.P.) voted 421-11-3 to extend its term for three years beyond its expiration in August, 2011. The T.F.P.’s move was in direct opposition to the United Nations, which serves as the agent of the Western “donor”-powers (Washington, the European Union and European states) that fund the T.F.P. (pay its members’ salaries). Continue reading

Somalia: The West’s “Miserable Failure”

A Nationalist or an Opportunist?

Dr. Michael A. Weinstein

On February 3, Somalia’s Transitional Federal Parliament (T.F.P.) voted 421-11-3 to extend its term for three years beyond its expiration in August, 2011. The T.F.P.’s move was in direct opposition to the United Nations, which serves as the agent of the Western “donor”-powers (Washington, the European Union and European states) that fund the T.F.P. (pay its members’ salaries). Continue reading

Storm Clouds Over South Sudan's Future

Stability of South Sudan Questioned

Thomas C. Mountain

As the people of South Sudan celebrate their independence, ominous storm clouds are gathering over their heads. Despite all the hypocritical applause from the UN and governments in the West, South Sudan today stands on the brink of disaster.

To understand why, one must start with knowing the stance of the late John Garang, father of the southern Sudanese resistance and founder of the Sudan Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA) and its political wing, the Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement (SPLM), which today is the de facto government of newly independent South Sudan. Continue reading

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Storm Clouds Over South Sudan's Future

Stability of South Sudan Questioned

Thomas C. Mountain

As the people of South Sudan celebrate their independence, ominous storm clouds are gathering over their heads. Despite all the hypocritical applause from the UN and governments in the West, South Sudan today stands on the brink of disaster.

To understand why, one must start with knowing the stance of the late John Garang, father of the southern Sudanese resistance and founder of the Sudan Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA) and its political wing, the Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement (SPLM), which today is the de facto government of newly independent South Sudan. Continue reading

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Storm Clouds Over South Sudan’s Future

Stability of South Sudan Questioned

Thomas C. Mountain

As the people of South Sudan celebrate their independence, ominous storm clouds are gathering over their heads. Despite all the hypocritical applause from the UN and governments in the West, South Sudan today stands on the brink of disaster.

To understand why, one must start with knowing the stance of the late John Garang, father of the southern Sudanese resistance and founder of the Sudan Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA) and its political wing, the Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement (SPLM), which today is the de facto government of newly independent South Sudan. Continue reading

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Storm Clouds Over South Sudan's Future

Stability of South Sudan Questioned

Thomas C. Mountain

As the people of South Sudan celebrate their independence, ominous storm clouds are gathering over their heads. Despite all the hypocritical applause from the UN and governments in the West, South Sudan today stands on the brink of disaster.

To understand why, one must start with knowing the stance of the late John Garang, father of the southern Sudanese resistance and founder of the Sudan Peoples Liberation Army (SPLA) and its political wing, the Sudan Peoples Liberation Movement (SPLM), which today is the de facto government of newly independent South Sudan. Continue reading

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