The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Anarchy in Africa: U.S., U.K. Evacuate as South Sudan Spirals Out of Control UPDATE: Rebels Hit U.N. Mission

While #PajamaBoy sips hot cocoa, REAL MEN SAVE LIVES! #Hooah! @USArmyAfrica — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) December 19, 2013 The United States has evacuated non-essential personnel from its embassy in Juba, South Sudan, British nationals are being evacuated, and people are trying to make sense of the crisis that developed suddenly over the weekend: […]

‘Machine Gun Preacher’ Endorses Mitt

“If you see @mittromney, tell him he’s got the Machine Gun Preacher’s vote.” — Pastor Sam Childers (@machgunpreacher) on phone just now — Robert Stacy McCain (@rsmccain) October 8, 2012 When the cellphone rang this morning and I saw the name on caller ID, it was a pleasant surprise: “Sam, how the heck are you, […]

Meet the Real ‘Machine Gun Preacher’

His name is Sam Childers and he runs Angels of East Africa orphanage in Sudan, as well as Shekinah Fellowship Church in Pennsylvania. I assure you that if you actually knew Sam, you wouldn’t be making fun of him.

U.S. Recognizes Southern Independence!

After seceding from the North and fighting the longest civil war in modern history, South Sudan has finally gained its independence, and has been officially recognized by the United States: President Barack Obama says the achievement is a tribute to the generations of southern Sudanese who “struggled for this day.” So having recognized the legitimacy […]

The South Rises Again (in Sudan)

A referendum begins, and voters in South Sudan are expected to approve their independence from Khartoum: Joy marked the faces of South Sudanese citizens as they waited in long lines at polling stations throughout this dusty boomtown that, come July, is likely to be the world’s newest capital. In Juba, many residents rose before dawn to […]

‘If We Go Back to Darfur, These Arabs
Will Shoot Us, They Will Kill Us’

From an Associated Press story about the Jan. 9 referendum for South Sudanese independence: While some Arab northerners have been selling their southern homes and businesses to move north, Darfuris say they have no plans to leave. “If we go back to Darfur, these Arabs will shoot us, they will kill us,” Adam said. Now […]

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