By Kur Wel Kur
Rumours of SPLM/A-IO allegiance with the North Sudan and its desire to crop The Great Upper Nile Region to the North Sudan, circulate on news sites, social sites and blog sites. Some Nuers’ sons wrote about it, sons such as Ruach Wal Yet, and Tut Pal Ding, a chairperson of SPLM chapter at Victoria in Australia mentioned it___the necessity of Greater Upper Nile Region to become a separate state from South Sudan___ in his article (why the current conflict is a catalyst for positive change in South Sudan)! He quoted Eric Reaves.
Strings of evidences from Nuers supporting Riek through thick and thin and labelling Salva Kiir or Jieng’s community as the killers, produce volumes in prints. But the evidences weigh less because the sound minds would mark them (evidences labelling Salva as a sole cause of the war) as self-appraisals, self-credulities; and would point fingers to the right direction, Riek! Why Riek? Riek needs leadership with hooks and crooks; when he left the SPLM/A in 90s for Khartoum, the thirst for leadership disguised by democracy and human rights calls, fuelled his rebellion.
However, his short cuts and shortsighted ideologies did him no good. Why Riek now (2013/4)? His impatience cost him lives and votes (support) because before the war, most South Sudanese, having forgiven him for the 1991 betrayal, admired him and aspired in him for the leadership of the country. So political debates of the 21st century occupied the educated youth. This debates favoured Riek. And yet, he never checked his blind-sides so he towered the infamous press conference of December 06/2013. My brothers (Nuers), after this war, you would become better analysts; you would know where the power to rule lies, definitely not through ” a rattle of guns” as my brother, Tethloach claimed in his article but rallying of voters to send the exhausted visionaries home!
The idea of Upper Nile Region to become a separate state will not give Riek what he wants but another grave mistake. A pure politics of ruthlessness and desperation because it fulfils the wishful thinking of the North, which goes: ‘Southerners cannot rule themselves narrative’. Riek will not rule in the North Sudan regardless his “would be” oil, be fuelling the North Sudan! His glimpse to rule remains in South Sudan. This idea will remain an invalid tactic because the US monitors the shadows of Iran in North Sudan.
Iran versus Israel in the two Sudans!
Remember, I wrote in part one of this article that all sort of fears drive the world. In the northern region of Africa, no country has a lasting friendship with Israel because Iran preaches to them ideologies that diminish Israel image in their eyes. This Islamised fear/ hate, propelled the filthy rich Muslims to help Hamas and Hezbollah leaders in Palestine and Lebanon in respective, to engage Israel in terror (insurgency). The same fear sharpened the eagle and hawk-like surveillance for Israel to carry out stealth bombing of the terrorism supporters. North Sudan supports Iran’s ideologues and Iran does the same to North Sudan. In fact, both supported Osama Bin Laden so in 90s; Bin Laden resided in Khartoum. Iran, through Islamic revolution, backed craziest ideologies such as Islamisation of the whole Sudan.
Economically and Culturally, since 1991 to 2008, North Sudan and Iran increased their relations through military and trades co-operation; in addition, Sudanese imitates Iranians’ cultures; North Sudan, a mini Iran in Africa. Iran supplied 2,000 Iranians Revolutionary guards to North Sudan in order to train Sudanese soldiers; besides, Iran financed 20 Chinese ground-attack aircraft that amounts to 300 million in US dollars and further 17 million as a financial aid to the government of North Sudan. In 2011, the western intelligence intercepted Iran’s Qud’s forces stealing Russian made missiles including SA-24 from Libya and smuggled them to Sudan. Russians sold these missiles to Libya in 2004. Iran’s revolutionary guards manage a store of these missiles at Northern Darfur in Sudan.
On the other hand, Israel became the first country to recognise our independence on 10/ 7/2011; onwards, our relationship began. A revisit of the 1960 relation when the Israel supported Anyanya one. Though having relation or visiting Israel was a terrible offense in Sudan, South Sudanese maintained this relationship until we attained our independence. South Sudanese must invest in this North Sudan’s fear of Israel and tighten relations with Israel. If Israel wants a quarter of South Sudan’s waters, then let Egyptians and North Sudanese cry but we sign it a deal! If Israel needs a portion of land in South Sudan for agriculture, we sign a portion of land even including a land within the “14 miles” off to them (Israelites).
In conclusion, politics of frustration will not solve our problems in South Sudan; Riek must reject desperate politics from his officials and supporters such as Dau Aturjong. They must not go around preaching disintegration of our beloved country. A message to my brothers, the like of Tethloach must understand that “rattling of guns” wouldn’t solve anything or bring peace to our country. We must forgive and give ourselves time to heal our physical and mental wounds. Neighbouring countries especially North Sudan must understand our positions, our economic stand; they must not negate our best economic policies so our economic relations with other countries.do not need their approval. Israel must be our best friend; South Sudan must make sure.
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