A Proven Strategy to End Conflict in South Sudan

Posted: January 1, 2014 by PaanLuel Wël in Africa, Commentary, Featured Articles

By Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Kulwant Singh and Dr. David Leffler

A new technology of defense is now available that has been scientifically shown to prevent war and create peace by harnessing the deepest level of nature’s functioning.

War is ultimately a human problem requiring a human solution. Experts in the field of conflict resolution maintain that the underlying cause of war is accumulated “social stress” – i.e., mounting political, religious and/or ethnic tensions between rival factions in critical hotspots throughout the world. As social stress builds, divisions grow stronger, groups take sides, diplomats become unable to resolve differences, and enemies arise within or outside the nation. Military force may then be invoked to protect the country, resulting in armed conflict and unpredictable outcomes. But even if conflict temporarily solves the problem for the victor, the social stress remains, fueling future cycles of conflict. In contrast, the absence of collective stress translates into the absence of tension between competing sides, thereby reducing the probability of hostilities.

Today, the military of the South Sudan has an opportunity to overcome the cycle of war by deploying a scientifically verified technology of defense that neutralizes social stress. This new technology is based on the unified field of all the laws of nature – the most fundamental and powerful level of nature’s functioning. The technology accesses and enlivens this unified field through subjective technologies of consciousness, thereby creating a profound influence of coherence and harmony throughout society that results in measurable reductions of crime, terrorism, and war.

The late Maharishi Mahesh Yogi revived systematic subjective technologies for experiencing the unified field, including the Transcendental Meditation program and its advanced techniques. When used in a military context these meditation practices are known as Invincible Defence Technology (IDT). They have been successfully applied by members of many faiths to eliminate conflict. Other militaries in the African region like Mozambique have already applied these non-lethal and non-destructive technologies to reduce collective societal stress and resulting conflict.

Military personnel in Latin America, Africa and Asia practice group Transcendental Meditation to help protect their nations

Over 50 research studies confirm that when the required threshold of IDT experts is crossed – approximately the square root of 1% of a given population – crime goes down, quality of life indices go up, and war and terrorism abate. Scientists have named this phenomenon the Maharishi Effect, since Maharishi Mahesh Yogi first predicted it. The causal mechanism appears to be a field effect of consciousness – a spillover effect on the level of the unified field from the peace-creating group into the larger population.

In 1983, a two-month Maharishi Effect intervention in Israel resulted in a 76% reduction in war deaths in neighboring Lebanon (p < 10-7) when group size exceeded the square root of 1% threshold (Journal of Conflict Resolution). Seven subsequent, consecutive experiments over a two-year period during the peak of the Lebanon war found

  • war-related fatalities decreased by 71% (p < 10-10)
  • war-related injuries fell by 68% (p < 10-6)
  • the level of conflict dropped by 48% (p < 10-8)
  • cooperation among antagonists increased by 66% (p < 10-6)

The likelihood that these combined results were due to chance is less than one part in 1019) (Journal of Social Behavior and Personality). A global-scale study published in the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation documented a 72% drop in international terrorism.

The South Sudan military is responsible for defending its citizens. It can now succeed in this mission simply by creating a Prevention Wing – a group of IDT experts. The size of the Prevention Wing would be in the hundreds – approximately the square root of 1% of the population of the country.

As part of its responsibility to protect the nation, the South Sudan military is obligated to thoroughly examine scientifically proven methods for preventing war and terrorism. With the IDT approach, all that is necessary is to provide the proper training for groups of military personnel – or indeed, any sizable group within the nation. The South Sudan military has the opportunity today through IDT to create national security, invincibility, and peace. But the time to act is now.

About the Authors:

Major General (Ret.) Kulwant Singh, U.Y.S.M., Ph.D., leads an international group of generals and defense experts that advocates Invincible Defense Technology. He was awarded the Uttam Yudh Sewa Medal, the second highest decoration for senior officers during operations in Sri Lanka as part of IPKF (Indian Peace Keeping Force).
David Leffler, Ph.D., is Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Military Science (CAMS). http://www.StrongMilitary.org. He served as an Associate of the Proteus Management Group at the Center for Strategic Leadership, US Army War College. Dr. Leffler is the author of “A New Role for the Military: Preventing Enemies from Arising – Reviving an Ancient Approach to Peace.” He is on Twitter.
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  1. welpinynhom says:

    SOUTH SUDANESE INITIATIVE FOR PEACE AND UNITY- DIASPORA-AUSTRALIA 19th December 2013 URGENT To the United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon Geneva Subject: Current Crisis in South Sudan From South Sudanese of the Diaspora Dear Sir We wish to draw your attention to a political and tribal conflict which reached a crisis in Juba, the capital of South Sudan on Sunday 15/12/2013. The violence occurred as a result of an apparent misunderstanding between members of the presidential guards under Commander Marial Cinoung, a Dinka, and his Deputy who is from the Nuer tribe. We are asking for an immediate intervention in order to protect people from tribal violence which is escalating rapidly and disrupting peace and order. We have fears of a civil war between the two main ethnic groups. We ask for dissolution of the current regime and the formation of an interim government in which all political parties, civil society organisations and all the army forces are involved. We also ask for ICC and all the UN human rights organisations to take immediate action against the two leaders and their supporters for the crimes they have committed. Yours faithfully, Aguer Rual Chairperson South Sudanese Initiative for Peace and Unity- Diaspora- Australia Summary of events leading to current crisis in South Sudan. President Salva Kiir dissolved the entire GOSS in June 2013. In the same month, Pagan Amum, the Secretary-General, was placed under home arrest. President Kiir dissolved the SPLM in October 2013. In November, the President attempted to instigate measures within the military to ascertain loyalty within the ranks to his clique. Nuers were targeted. National Liberal Council of SPLM held a meeting on 14/12.2013. On 15/12/2013 the President ordered Security to arrest the former Vice-President and first VP of the SPLM, Dr Riek Machar, and senior SPLM members of the Political Bureau. Fighting broke out when the Presidential Guard Commander, Mariel Cinoung, attempted to disarm Nuer soldiers who were under suspicion and those soldiers refused to be disarmed. The Government concocted and disseminated a fiction about a coup attempt by Nuer soldiers based on their refusal to hand over their weapons. Fighting then escalated and spread around the SPLA garrisons in Ten States. Attacks have been made on Nuer civilians in the last two days in Juba and spread to all ten states of South Sudan. The UN estimates a death toll of more than 500 people in Juba alone. Displaced people have fled to the UN compound. Shops are closed and Juba is in shutdown. Returned Southern Sudanese diaspora are particularly exposed to danger and harassment, even en route to South Sudan. On Tuesday, 17/12/2013, ten senior SPLM leaders of Riek Machar’s group were arrested and taken into custody and their current situation is unclear: it is believed that some may have been killed. The house of Riek Machar was destroyed on the same day and all his bodyguards were killed immediately. The house of the Police Inspector-General, Pieng Deng Kuol, was also attacked and destroyed. Statement Condemning Tribal Conflict in Juba between the two bodies (Nuer and Dinka)

    We are South Sudanese diaspora living in several countries in the world. We join together to make this statement in solidarity with our home, the Republic of South Sudan, and its people. Whether we remain outside the country or return to South Sudan, we wish to be a part of the new nation and to be proud of its achievements and developments. We are concerned about continuing conflict in South Sudan. Conflict robs time, energy and resources away from the people – from our families. War and death have an impact on us even though we are far away because the people of South Sudan are our family, our friends, and our countrymen. As refugees, we have been welcomed into other countries in the world where we can bring up our children in safety and provide them with an education to help secure their future. As we build a future with our children here, we remain connected to our relatives and hope for a better future for them too. The declaration of independence for South Sudan has been an enormous opportunity. Instead, we see conflict continuing. Every day brings word of more violent deaths. Most children are still not able to go to school. War orphans are still neglected by the current regime and remain homeless. People are still dying and suffering from diseases that can easily be treated. Issues of Concern: We, the people making this statement, see the following as the major issues of concern: v Political instability, especially the current power struggle. v Tribal conflicts and potential civil war. v Management of state affairs (governance). v Lack of development and investment. v Lack of provision of essential services to the needy. v Economic and social instability and financial mismanagement (kleptocracy). v Unlawful killing and jailing of innocent people without trial. v Lack of freedom of speech and assembly. v Assassination of media and other persons critical of the Government. v Corruption at the highest levels of Government, both of individuals and groups. v The deliberate stalling of the democratic process which had been promised with the establishment of South Sudan as a separate nation and instead has underwritten a tyrannical style of governance. v War veterans and their families, many of whom are disabled, are seriously neglected. The Republic of South Sudan is a country rich with natural resources but not exploiting its potential due to inability to deal with the above issues. These issues affect development of the new nation in many ways, particularly human development. The impact is serious and far-reaching for people in South Sudan, Africa and also the entire world. Suggestions for Resolution of Problems In order to solve the current political and tribal catastrophe, we see the following as rudimentary actions: v Dissolve the current government and form an interim government whereby all political parties, civil society organisations and also the military are involved in order to lay down a democratic foundation fostering peace and unity among the people of South Sudan, particularly the warring parties (Nuer and Dinka). v Establish strong government institutions that can provide essential services to all people regardless of their tribe and location. v Encourage and hold conferences for peace and unity between the people of South Sudan, that they might see themselves as valued and contributing members of a nation. v Hold accountable those parties who are responsible for current and former tribe-based murder of children and other vulnerable people. v Most importantly, amelioration of the current crisis and violence occurring with the displacement of the entire community to the UN compound and elsewhere. v All of these recommendations will entail immediate or timely UN intervention. Together, we declare our love for South Sudan and our intention to do everything in our power to stop the current tyranny which is preventing basic stability in the new nation. CC: Ø Australian Government Ø American Embassy in Australia- Canberra Ø Representative of the European Union –Australia- Canberra Ø British Embassy in Australia Canberra Ø French Embassy in Australia- Canberra Ø Embassy for South African in Australia- Canberra Ø German Embassy in Australia Canberra Ø Chinese embassy in Australian -Canberra Ø Ethiopian Consulate general – Melbourne Ø All UN Human Rights Agencies Ø African Union Ø All South Sudanese warring parties – Slava Kiir and Dr. Riek Machar Ø All South Sudanese political parties Ø All South Sudanese civil society organizations Ø All South Sudanese community organizations Ø All South Sudanese army forces including police. Ø All Friends to South Sudanese Ø All humanitarian organization Ø All UN peace keeping force in South Sudan. Ø All South Sudanese citizen Ø All investors Ø All South Sudanese trade and worker unions Ø All Local Governmental organization- IGAD Ø All Doctors, lawyers and engineers Ø All government officials Ø All students at various levels Ø All media Ø All South Sudanese non-governmental and governmental organizations Ø All churches leaders Ø All South Sudanese local chiefdoms Ø All South Sudanese spiritual leaders Ø All South Sudanese women organizations Ø All South Sudanese Youth organizations Ø All South Sudanese war veteran and war disable and orphans Ø All Nuer organizations and local community Ø All Dinka-Jieng organizations and local community

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