Saturday, July 9, 2011

Happy birthday, a new country is born

A great celebration in South Sudan. A new country is born today, and its citizens are dancing  in the streets. Omar al-Bashir, a ruthless ruler who certainly deserves the arrest warrant issued against him by International Criminal Court, decided after a long and bloody war to accept reality and resign himself to the aspiration and decision of the residents of South Sudan to declare their independence and establish their independent state. Sudan, which for decades tried very hard indeed to prevent this day from ever coming, was the first country to recognize the independent South Sudan.

Israel is going also going to recognize the independent South Sudan. Netanyahu will probably send an ambassador there, in some spare minute in between his intensive travels the world to mobilize countries to vote in UN against the independence of Palestine.