Then, how is it that America feels it can support the oil-rich area of Darfur to secede from Sudan? America is all for it, but if the shoe was on the other foot, we'd have a fit and go to war to prevent it.
Khartoum, the capital of Sudan, has been under increasing international pressure to free the "non Arabs of southern Sudan," but the truth is, there are many Arabs living in southern Sudan. Add to that the propaganda by many that the whole thing is about "human rights." This may be partially true; however, America's interest is in the oil that lies under the ground of Darfur.
Since America will help Darfur break away and set up the republic of Southern Sudan or some such name, America will get first shot at the oil -- oil that all of Sudan needs for its survival. Thus, it is clear to me that this is not about "human rights," but once again is about money, power and the worship of the "golden calf." For the golden calf is the real god of America, not democracy nor the true God of the heavens.
This reminds me a bit of when Cheddi Gowon, an Ibo Christian, wanted to take the coastal oil-rich area and secede from Nigeria. Gowon was a general who led the rebellion against the national government of Nigeria in an effort to break the Ibo area away from Nigeria because of the oil discovered in their area. Both the Hausas -- Muslims who live in the north of Nigeria and who have basically led the nation since its independence -- and Yorubas who are animists and live on the coast parallel to the Ibos -- protested and a civil war followed.
It's possible that southern Sudan may secede, but the oil rights should belong to all of Sudan -- not just to the south. If this does not get worked out, then there may be a bloody civil war, perhaps like the American Civil War, but on a bloodier scale because the West will certainly come in, as will the Israelis, who also want their hands on the oil and who have it in for Arabs and Muslims, in order to help the anti-Khartoum forces.
And it was money well spent. Yeltsin let American corporations in who raped Russia, and helped set up the Jewish oligarchs -- who sent their profits out of Russia into American and Israeli banks, thereby almost bankrupting Russia -- until Vladimir P utin came in and put a stop to it. That's why, to this day, Mikhail Khodorovsky -- one of the biggest of the swindling oligarchs left over from the Yeltsin/American period of rape of Russia -- remains in prison.