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April 26, 2023

Biden’s Sudan Crisis

This administration couldn’t care less about the American people it has left behind enemy lines.

Sudan is no stranger to being torn apart by war and destruction. Since its inception as an independent country in 1956, it has seen, according to The Wall Street Journal, “17 attempted coups (six successful), two civil wars and a genocidal conflict in Darfur.” And yet, as with Egypt, Libya, Afghanistan, and other colossal failures to establish a friendly democracy, the U.S. also tried and has now failed in Sudan.

From a larger geopolitical standpoint, Sudan is a resource-rich country and has attracted the attention of America’s bitter enemies. Russia looks to Sudan and other African countries to employ its mercenaries. China and many Middle Eastern countries are looking to cash in on Sudan’s oil and mineral reserves. The added benefit to this deliberate rejection of U.S. influence is that it also helps China, Russia, and enemy Middle Eastern countries further undermine the U.S. dollar as the world currency. It also helps Sudan get around U.S. economic sanctions.

From the standpoint of the civil war in Sudan, the army is fighting against the paramilitary group called the Rapid Support Forces (RSF). Violence broke out on April 15 and has increased in intensity.

The capital, Khartoum, has been subject to artillery fire. Smoke and destruction are a carrion cloud over the city. On Saturday, the U.S. ordered an evacuation of our embassy in Khartoum. Only the American diplomats have gotten out, and now the borders and airports are closed.

Other embassies are either being evacuated or are in the process of planning an evacuation. According to The Daily Wire, “Evacuations are exceedingly challenging as both sides involved in the conflict have failed to observe ceasefire agreements reached in order to allow for safe passage.”

James Carafano, a foreign policy expert at The Heritage Foundation, argued: “That the U.S. was unprepared and caught off guard is really inexcusable. Since [Joe] Biden became president, we have evacuated three U.S. embassies. That’s unprecedented in modern times.”

Not only that, but the president once again left Americans behind enemy lines. Sixteen thousand Americans are still in the country with little to no hope of being able to leave for the foreseeable future.

Does this remind anyone of anything? How about the disastrous surrender and retreat from Afghanistan? Hundreds of Americans were left behind enemy lines, and that’s only part of the calamitous consequences of Biden’s blunder.

This decision to evacuate only the diplomats was a stark difference from other countries’ embassies. According to the Associated Press: “France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Jordan, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Spain and Turkey are among the countries that have diplomats or troops in the country to evacuate their citizens and those of other countries. That is in contrast to a Biden administration decision that the situation was too dangerous to help private American citizens get out.”

In other words, this administration couldn’t care less about the American people it has left behind enemy lines.

We have already seen the line being used as an excuse — that these Americans in Sudan are choosing to remain in the country. In fact, the State Department’s Jake Sullivan went so far as to blame the victims, noting that his department had been telling citizens to leave the country for years.

Biden released his 2024 reelection campaign video yesterday with the campaign slogan, “Let’s finish the job.” With this president and his administration at the helm, the slogan reads more like a threat.

Biden might finish more than “the job” if his track record on foreign policy is any indication.

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