Better Late Than Never in Sudan

| May 1, 2023


Various reports show that the U.S. government is actually conducting evacuations in Sudan, a sharp turn-around from last week.

As countries wind down mass evacuations of their nationals from war-torn Sudan and the White House warns time is running out, the United States has undertaken its first effort to move hundreds of Americans citizens out of Khartoum, the capital.

A government-organized convoy carrying U.S citizens, locally employed staff and nationals from allied and partner countries arrived at Port Sudan on Saturday, according to the State Department, which said Sunday that a second convoy had also arrived

“We continue to assist U.S. citizens and others who are eligible with onward travel to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia where additional U.S. personnel are positioned to assist with consular and emergency services,” State Department spokesperson Matthew Miller said in a statement on Sunday.

Almost 1,000 U.S. citizens have left Sudan since fighting broke out between Gens. Abdel-Fattah Burhan and Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo, Miller said Sunday.

“Fewer than 5,000 US citizens who have sought guidance from the government,” he said.

ABC News

Not 100% sure of what he is trying to say, but it sounds like a relatively small number of our folks there wanted to trust trust using the government as their travel agent.

Meanwhile,  MSN Video reports that USNS Brunswick (pictured above)  has arrived at Port Sudan to assist with evacuation. There seem to be multiple convoys, as NBC reports armed drones escorting a convoy headed to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Armed drones escorted hundreds of Americans as they began their escape from war-torn Sudan on Saturday amid fierce fighting between the military and a rival paramilitary group.

The unmanned aerial vehicles flew above a convoy of buses as they made the 500-mile journey from the African nation’s capital, Khartoum, to Port Sudan on the country’s east coast, a U.S. official familiar with the matter confirmed to NBC News. Several hundred Americans were on board at least a dozen buses, said the official, who was not authorized to speak publicly.

NBC News

Nice to see our government getting in on the act, regardless of how belatedly.

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Trying to wrap my mind around why anyone would even want to be in Sudan. Somebody would have to be paying me some serious $s or giving me lawful orders to be in that sh^thole.

Saw a blurb on the local newscast in re this on evening last. I saw very few (read NONE) “refugees” that looked like they were American citizens.


A ship I was on worked cargo in Port Sudan — saw a man taking a shit off the pier and a man next to him washing his face with the same water.

Shithole countries living centuries behind real progress and common sense.


It’s literally a “last man out torch this place” type country on par with Somalia. Their biggest national product is misery and lots of it.

MSG Eric

They can’t afford to have more private groups of veterans go in and evacuate more US citizens than the Govt like happened in Afghanistan.

The State Dept needs to be dismantled and rebuilt. Too much bureaucracy, too many people not doing the job they should be, and no accountability / responsibility for incompetence / negligence.

RGR 4-78

The unmanned aerial vehicles flew above a convoy of buses as they made the 500-mile journey from the African nation’s capital, Khartoum, to Port Sudan on the country’s east coast”

If they had used that drone to deliver hellfire and damnation on several of the OPFOR, the need for evacuation would probably never happened.


Which side is the OPFOR? And why?

If so-called “US citizens” prefer to live in third world shitholes like Sudan, I wish them good luck–just don’t expect me to give a damn when that third world shithole turns into a third world shithole. I’m sort of Libertarian that way.


By all means; feel free to cast a northern sneer at Justin Moistly True-dolt and his merry band of nutless wonders.. He and our DND just pulled the plug on any further Canadian evacuations.. Our ambassador to Sudan strongly counselled otherwise – using the reference of ‘grave humanitarian crisis’ – but was over-ruled and countermanded. Say what you will but you’ve got to hand it to good ‘ol Justin Moistly True-dolt – this guy is a transplant surgeon’s daydream – heartless, gutless and his brains and asshole are hot-swappable..