Discussion in 'The Root' started by Yung Pharaoh, Jul 30, 2018.
The army can’t solve inflation. Removing al-Bashir wouldn’t help but we shall see
3/4th of their oil output left with South Sudan so I can only imagine the chewed gum and tied string methods they’ve been using to keep the economy afloat.
Shame because independence hasn’t worked out for South Sudan at all. Can’t see them going back or Sudan convincing them to come back.
Getting that Saudi bag
Mercenaries to Yemen.... cutting off ties with Iran. Saudi Arabia been making it rain billions on them every year since
There are other things beside oil we can rely on, gold is starting to be mined. Gas is found in the red sea, also if we get our cards right there is a potential of a vibrant tourism industry. As this point no one even in the north wants to reunite. It like wanting to reunite with Egypt back in the 1950's
That MBS bag ain’t no joke...
Most definitely, but it seems like oil funds would be a quick fix to this issue. I take it your in or from Sudan. Why didn’t the country shift to a more diverse economy after the split? Did the sanctions have an effect on that? I don’t know enough about Sudan so I’m just curious about the root causes.
@ this GIF
I actually read the Saudis have not followed through with their promises and the UAE only deposited $500mill in their central bank. Thats why Bashirs visit to Damascus on a Russian plane was likely not greenlighted by GCC.
So far the protests in Sudan's major cities Khartoum and Omdurman seem limited. It seems this uprising is much more active in towns in its Northern/Eastern periphery. Apparently this is because they cut bread allocation to regions outside of Khartoum state to make up for a deficit in the big cities. But this can obviously spread way beyond its initial trigger.
Sudan has a long history of protests. They toppled military rulers in 1964 and 1985: The spectre of Sudan's popular uprisings
KSA have def been known to renege on promises word to HSM. But according to Arab papers Saudis been investing paper and UAE giving in-kind help in addition to the $2bn that was initially deposited by KSA when the mercenaries were sent
Sudan backs Saudi Arabia’s expulsion of Canadian ambassador - Sudan Tribune: Plural news and views on Sudan
Btw what do you think of the article below. It touches on why relations have soured:
Saudi Arabia’s Blood Pact With a Genocidal Strongman
The second article is nonsense, I read it. Not credible at all. Counterpunch style rumours and inaccurate information. I stopped reading when he suggested minerals in Hadhramout were the driving cause behind the GCC's competition in Yemen. All exploration/mining has been on hold since the war started and even then was never that lucrative. Piecing together random tidbits for a grand narrative, this is pure clickbait. The rest was open source stuff that was reported on a long time ago ( Bashirs beef with his advisor and how same guy is now advising MBS)
On my deposit claim, I read it from a Sudanese reporter who is very credible and actually started the Sudan Tribune website.The Saudis claimed they would deposit the 2 billion in 2015 but never actually did it. The Khaleejis are notorious for promising big payments/investments/pledges and not following through, even on their defence contracts with the West. The only confirmed payment from the Gulf to Sudans central bank was this on from the UAE:
Low key the Gulfies screwed Bashir, he cut off relations with Iran thinking it would create a windfall, but hes in dire economic straits.
Theyve helped him remove sanctions but that hasnt been enough to reverse his fortunes. The Gulfies got Sudanese troops/manpower for their war at very little costs. Theyre paying the soldiers wages directly (likely at a much lower rate than their own troops) but not much else.
I think the fact he visited Syria on a Russian plane is strong indication this was him trying to test out new waters for support. Hes already done so with Turkey as well with the Suakin port.
Not politics related, but for brehs who understand Arabic this is a very entertaining Sudanese YT channel. Theyre funny people.
I don’t see how Bashir doesn’t get Mubaraked at this point. As was mentioned, he’s survived attempts, but this is the type of gross mismanagement that gets you booted especially the Sudanese military being turned into cheap cannon fodder for KSA/UAE in Yemen.
Sudan protests still raging across the country in many towns. This may be the biggest challenge Bashir has faced in 29 years. They’ve tried to shut down social media/internet but still many images of security forces going all out to try to stop them. One video of anti aircraft guns fired at night as well.
Arabic Spring chants for the downfall of the regime after a game of Sudan’s most popular club Al-Hilal
Some analysis about how these protests are different than previous iterations and where this may go:
@Trajan @JDH @2Quik4UHoes
Ash3b yureed asgatha nidaam
I love that chant
Bashir might need to seek asylum from Bashar Al-Assad