Barack Obama’s Message to the Congress — Report Consistent with War Powers Resolution + Statement by the President on South Sudan


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Propaganda Alert!

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
December 19, 2013

Dear Mr. Speaker: (Mr. President:)

On December 18, 2013, approximately 45 U.S. Armed Forces personnel deployed to South Sudan to support the security of U.S. personnel and our Embassy. Although equipped for combat, this force was deployed for the purpose of protecting U.S. citizens and property. This force will remain in South Sudan until the security situation becomes such that it is no longer needed.

This action has been directed consistent with my responsibility to protect U.S. citizens both at home and abroad, and in furtherance of U.S. national security and foreign policy interests, pursuant to my constitutional authority to conduct U.S. foreign relations and as Commander in Chief and Chief Executive.

I am providing this report as part of my efforts to keep the Congress fully informed, consistent with the War Powers Resolution (Public Law 93-148). I appreciate the support of the Congress in these actions.




Propaganda Alert!

Statement by the President on South Sudan

The White House

Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release
December 19, 2013

In 2011, millions of South Sudanese voted to forge a new nation, founded on the promise of a more peaceful and prosperous future for all of South Sudan’s people. In recent years, against great odds, South Sudan has made great progress toward breaking the cycle of violence that characterized much of its history.

Today, that future is at risk. South Sudan stands at the precipice. Recent fighting threatens to plunge South Sudan back into the dark days of its past.

But it doesn’t have to be that way. South Sudan has a choice. Its leaders can end the violence and work to resolve tensions peacefully and democratically. Fighting to settle political scores or to destabilize the government must stop immediately. Inflammatory rhetoric and targeted violence must cease. All sides must listen to the wise counsel of their neighbors, commit to dialogue and take immediate steps to urge calm and support reconciliation. South Sudan’s leaders must recognize that compromise with one’s political enemy is difficult; but recovering from unchecked violence and unleashed hatred will prove much harder.

Too much blood has been spilled and too many lives have been lost to allow South Sudan’s moment of hope and opportunity to slip from its grasp. Now is the time for South Sudan’s leaders to show courage and leadership, to reaffirm their commitment to peace, to unity, and to a better future for their people. The United States will remain a steady partner of the South Sudanese people as they seek the security and prosperity they deserve.


Updated: Dec. 21, 2013

Militants fire on two US military aircraft in Sudan

PressTV Videos on Dec 21, 2013

At least four American soldiers get wounded as South Sudanese militants attack two US military aircraft.

The aircraft were said to be heading for the capital of the flashpoint state of Jonglei when they came under militant fire. The area has been the scene of some of South Sudan’s worst violence over the past week. The violence began on Sunday in the capital Juba following a failed coup and has since spread rapidly across the country. The president has accused former vice president Riek Machar of attempting to seize power by force. Hundreds of people are believed to have died in the fighting between the army and Machar’s supporters. The army says a top commander in the key oil-producing Unity state has defected to dissident forces. Meanwhile, Kenya says it will send troops to South Sudan to evacuate some 1,600 of its citizens, caught in crossfire in the militant-held town of Bor.


Updated: Dec. 23, 2013

US troops deploy to South Sudan

RT America on Dec 23, 2013

The US is moving additional Marines and aircraft to the world’s newest country, as the threat of a civil war looms over South Sudan. There are now 150 US troops in the region. Rival groups began clashing in the capital of Juba last week, then spread across the oil-rich East African country. RT’s Ameera David takes a look at the role of US troops in the country that declared its independence from Sudan in 2011.


Barack Obama’s Message to the Congress — Report Consistent with War Powers Resolution

3 thoughts on “Barack Obama’s Message to the Congress — Report Consistent with War Powers Resolution + Statement by the President on South Sudan

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  2. Yet another commodity fueled killing field engineered around resource plunder and the systematic deprivation of indigenous populations.

    Extreme violence is the only gesture these architects of chaos value.

    Of course they cower out of harm’s way themselves, orchestrating the murder and mayhem from the comfort of their privileged enclaves.

    Sick, sad, misogynist predators.

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