A major foreign policy rift has opened up between Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the U.S. ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, according to sources familiar with the situation.
Clinton believes that Rice has shown too much bias in the South Sudan situation. Sudan's President Omar al-Bashir recently stated that he sees no alternative to unity for the mainly Arab north and the mainly black African south even after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement that calls for a secession referendum in South Sudan to be held on January 9, 2011. The vote is expected to strongly favor independence but if the north rejects the results, a new civil war between north and south is feared.
Last week, Rice accompanied a UN security Council delegation to South Sudan and showed, once again, her support for the South and its leader, Salva Kiir. Kiir infuriated the central government in Khartoum when he stated he would vote in favor of independence, seen by the north as a violation of the peace agreement since the southern rebel Sudan People's Liberation Movement of Kiir is officially part of the Sudan government....but fully backed by CIA/MOSSAD hoping and planning for a thousand Tribes with Flags in Africa and the Greater Middle East....just like what they did to Yugoslavia.....
But with the support of Rice and U.S. actor George Clooney, Kiir felt emboldened. Rice has long supported the south going back to her time as Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's assistant secretary of state for African affairs. Albright is Rice's godmother.
During the Clinton administration, Rice tantalized African political leaders with her mini-skirts and high boots. However, most African leaders considered Rice to be an immature woman and a "joke." From Cameroon to Kenya, leaders expressed dismay that Clinton would have selected as the chief of African policy someone who lacked the gravitas that an older white male U.S. diplomat would have possessed.
It was during her stint as African policy chief that Rice established a close bond with the South Sudan, especially its leader, John Garang, who Albright described as one of her "beacons of hope" for Africa. In 2005, Garang died in a suspicious helicopter crash while flying back to South Sudan from Uganda.
Hillary Clinton's rift with Rice over Sudan is partly based on Clinton's fear that independence for South Sudan will trigger secessionist movements across Africa, a fear also recently emphasized by Libya's Muammar MOSSAD Qaddafi....
"How can we, at least, resist what is happening to our Constitutions and to our civil liberties, without becoming outlaws ourselves, especially when sovereign states are turning into police states, when politicians deemed to represent our best interests are nothing more than puppets those people fully control through blackmail, extortion, honey-pot, corruption and pressure..."