Put Relies on Brother Kush to Stay Relevant - For Now
As Qadaffi's power is winding down, he still remains in power not because of his own army. They've for the most part deserted him. Rather, he hired mercenaries from Sudan (among other places) to help quell the protest.
However, Gaddafi’s hired thugs and mercenaries from Chad, Sudan, and Nigeria, still roam the streets of Tripoli looking for any remaining protestors.Bereishit 10:6:
Bereishit Rabba 37:2:
Says the Nezer Hakodesh:
According to Wikipedia, Kush is not what we call today Ethiopia, but rather, Sudan:
The Kingdom of Kush or Cush was an ancient African state centered on the confluences of the Blue Nile, White Nile and River Atbara in what is now the Republic of Sudan.According to another Wikipedia article, one of the names being considered for South Sudan was The Kush Republic.
So now certain mercenaries from Kush are helping younger brother Put. Of course, Kush and Put have had a tumultuous relationship. And Kush's leadership put out a vague condemnation of what Put's leader is doing. It seems that despite Kush's help, Put will be leaderless quite soon.
But we know that Put as a nation will continue to exist until Gog Umagog. I only wonder how far away that really is.