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Sudan: Give us Bush & Blair, we’ll give you Bashir

July 31st, 2012
12:42 PM ET

Despite celebrating its independence a year ago, the country of South Sudan is still locked in conflict with its neighbor to the north, Sudan.

The main point of contention is oil. South Sudan has the oil fields, but the oil must be shipped from Sudan. The United Nations Security Council has ordered the two countries to end their hostilities and resolve outstanding issues. The deadline is August 2, but after decades of conflict, and more than two million deaths, they have still not reached an agreement.

Christiane Amanpour spoke with Sudan’s Ambassador to the U.K., Abdullahi Alazreg Monday. He maintains that his government is having constructive talks with South Sudan.

Amanpour asked Alazreg whether Sudan will hand over the country’s president, Omar al-Bashir, who has been indicted by the International Criminal Court. Alazreg responded by saying that Sudan is “willing to hand over whomever, provided that America hands over Bush and the United Kingdom hands over Blair.”

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  1. Ascend (of Asheville)

    Sounds like a deal. How's Thursday for you? Too soon? When can you be ready? Great!

    July 31, 2012 at 12:54 pm | Reply
  2. Moyoni mwa Mwafrika

    Reblogged this on MOYONI MWA MWAFRIKA.

    July 31, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Reply
  3. ADABA

    sounds like a joke

    July 31, 2012 at 1:42 pm | Reply
  4. ctwildheart

    Good response...

    July 31, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Reply
  5. Eusebio Manuel Vestias Pecurto

    A ganacia do poder e do petróleo no Sudão cria blocos politicos-militares que depois vem a guerra e tornasse uma ameaça constante no seu povo A comunidade Internacional deve intervir para que haja desarmamento geral e a dissolução dos blocos politicos-militares para que o seu povo possa ter um vida digna e por um pais melhor

    July 31, 2012 at 1:48 pm | Reply
  6. Hitch


    July 31, 2012 at 6:08 pm | Reply
  7. akindele akinniyi

    How could Sudan ambassador to UK compare Bashir 's atrocity with his islamic terror act to a decent leaders like Bush and Blair , He must be extradited and relieved of his international assignment because he is unfit for the job.

    July 31, 2012 at 7:41 pm | Reply
    • zak

      Because Bush & Blair's war for oil killed 100s of thousands to 1 million innocent Iraqi citizens. There was no need to go to war with Iraq. There was no connection to 9/11. There was no connection to Al Queda. It was a war for oil. It was no different then when Eisenhower, the CIA, and Britain overthrew a democratically elected Prime Minister of Iran back in the 50s so the western world could get control of the nationalized Iranian oil.

      August 1, 2012 at 12:02 am | Reply
    • MiMak

      "decent leaders like Bush and Blair" hahaha what makes these two criminal liers, warmongers and guilty of having thousands of their own people killed and maimed to decent leaders like Bush and Blair? Please for mankind return to reality and see what Bush and Blair were and still are legally voted war criminals.

      August 4, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Reply
  8. Name ahmed barkindo

    Bush and blair liar american dog.are to be compared with adolf hitler and the italian dictator of that.time saddam is a dictator and criminal but more decent than bush and tony.blair

    July 31, 2012 at 8:17 pm | Reply
  9. Moukhtar Umar-Kofa

    That's it Alazreg. Period!

    August 1, 2012 at 5:13 am | Reply
  10. Yunusa Yakub

    Its a very good deal deal. This duo president are criminals to the core, they also be indicted for the atrocities commited by this two wild dogs.

    August 1, 2012 at 6:00 am | Reply
  11. Aminu Garba

    Mr Ambassador u said the truth because Bush and Blair are roots of terrorism in the whole world with there kind of injustice of backing others and leave others like Israeli and Palestine,sudan and south Sudan and also selfish interest in other countries like Libya,iran,iraq,lebanon,north Korea,afghanistan and Syria this is physical but is only people no want talk about why? Because American and europe hate Muslims and their countries

    August 1, 2012 at 12:50 pm | Reply
  12. Andy

    Bush and his poodle should call Alazreg's bluff and give themselves up.

    August 1, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Reply
  13. yunfu

    What the article fails to mention is, that both of them have been convicted of war crimes in a trial of court:

    August 1, 2012 at 5:06 pm | Reply
    • Jim D.

      Yes because the Malaysian court system recognizes the ICC and the United Nations so they should have a say in world politics. What's the difference between a "war for oil" and a "war for land" that the islamic and muslim communities have been fighting over for centuries? They only want the land so they can have the oil beneath it...

      August 6, 2012 at 7:46 pm | Reply
  14. Naveed

    My Dear,

    How Can International Criminal Court, issue a warrant against Mr. Bashir, while the Sudan is not a member of ICC, it is against the mandate of the Court.


    August 2, 2012 at 5:33 am | Reply
    • Chitti

      Posted on I’d must test with you here, which isn't something I uslualy do! I get pleasure from reading a post that will make folks think. Thanks for permitting me to remark!

      January 11, 2013 at 9:20 am | Reply
  15. Zumrawi

    yea we don`t deals with crap, there no selective court give us Bush & Blair, we will shoot Al Bashir in public

    August 2, 2012 at 8:27 pm | Reply
  16. Mouhamed

    Greg, you totally ipirsne me to do better! Congratulations to you and Lily. You deserve all this and more! Oh and it was good seeing you last week. How did your purchase work out? I had to return mine the next day. Haha! The drive didn't mount on my Mac so I ended up with the WD again. I was able to revive the old drive so now I have two, in case one dies again. :p Take care,/w

    August 11, 2012 at 6:01 pm | Reply

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