The Paradox of Collection of Weapons from Citizens in the Darfur Region

The Paradox of Collection of Weapons from Citizens in the Darfur Region

مفارقة جمع الأسلحة من المواطنين في إقليم دارفور

By Mahmoud A. Suleiman

 

As a Sudanese people who long for stability, peace and security, we have no objection to the decision to collect unlicensed weapons throughout Sudan, but our reservation is about trying to collect weapons and selectively confiscate of arms from opponents of the regime and allowing illegal possession of weapons for the government supporters. The latter scenario is likely going to be the outcome of the alleged campaign. Moreover, as a Sudanese person, I have doubts about the objectives of this regime in putting forward this project 16 years after the outbreak of the proxy war by employing the Janjawid militias in the Darfur region and committing the heinous crimes against unarmed civilians.

The regime of the National Congress Party (NCP) announcement of weapons collection in the region of Darfur and the confiscation of unlicensed Boko Haram vehicles continue to generate widespread reactions in the States of the Darfur, the political forces and Sudanese civil society organizations. Such concerns have also been expressed by the Sudanese opposition factions among them the National Umma Party (NUM) who questioned the government’s ability to carry out the task of collecting weapons and dismantling the arsenal of allied tribal institutions. It is worthy to bear in mind that the heavy proliferation of weapons in the war-ravaged region, has contributed to the fragmentation of the social fabric along with the neverending intertribal warfare. Sadly, the continuous tribal fighting between the Rizeigat and Maaliya tribes is a vivid example. Unfortunately, the dreaded war and the tribal conflict between the Rizeigat and al-Maaliya renewed. Without a doubt, responsibility lies in the NCP government, which does not want stability for the people of Sudan in Darfur. Furthermore and according to the Political Bureau of the National Umma Party (NUP) indicated that , 151 tribal conflicts have taken place in the Darfur region since the ill-fated arrival of the military coup of the ruling regime of the National Islamic Front (NIF) and its successor the ruling regime of the National Congress Party (NCP) which contributed to fueling and feeding the factors of conflict and division among the tribes, in the wars of ideology and endless absurd civil wars of attrition.  http://www.hurriyatsudan.com/?p=227304

According to the Sudan Tribune electronic Journal on Sunday, 23 July 2017 reported that al-Bashir’s Vice President Hassabo Abel Rahman announced that his government would launch a campaign to collect weapons in Darfur and reorganise the government militias before the end of the year 2017. Hassabo was reported to have announced that the government would start to implement its plans to collect weapons from civilians unauthorised groups to and called on the religious leaders incite the population to hand over their arms and to contribute to the efforts to stabilise the region. We must leave weapons only for certain purposes,” said the vice president and stressed that this plan is a “strategic project” for peace in Darfur. http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article63065

Furthermore, in press statements, the governor of North Darfur state Abdel-Wahid Youssef, said Abdel-Rahman, who chairs the higher committee tasked with the collection of illegal arms in Darfur and Kordofan, would visit El-Fasher on Monday. Abdel-Wahid was reported to have added saying that  the committee was formed to collect illegal weapons not only from Darfur and Kordofan but from all Sudan’s states. https://www.middleeastobserver.org/2017/08/07/38932/

And in the state of central Darfur, the Vice President of the Republic, Hassabo Mohamed Abdel Rahman, head of the Supreme Committee for the collection of arms and the legalization of cars, stressed on the need to impose the prestige of the state and the rule of law. He added and said that Sudan has become a conduit for weapons that are used in the looting and tribal conflicts. He was also reported to have said during his address to the meeting of the Council of ministers of the central Darfur State government and the Security legislative Council mandate: that  the collection of arms and licensing of Four wheel vehicles SUVs campaign comes in order to eliminate the negative consequences of the war, the psychological, social and economic impact, and added that the first phase of the weapons collection began in Darfur states five Kordofan, Including the whole Sudan, and said: The plan is based on the collection of weapons and vehicles, which have become very negative and destructive of the economy, and is a war machine used in tribal conflict and the transfer of arms and the drug trade.

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In general, the availability of fire arms in the hands of tribal militias loyal to the ruling National Congress Party, which seeks to engage citizens in self-conflict away from the main issues of concern to them, is the most important cause of the conflicts and the tribal war in Darfur.

With regard to the decision of the ruling regime of the National Congress Party (NCP) to collect weapons from the hands of citizens in the Darfur region at this particular time and after 28 lean years of its arbitrary dictatorial rule that characterised by crimes against humanity, war crimes and crimes of genocide, it is nothing but a knee-jerk reaction or spilling ashes in the eyes as the saying goes.

The first and the most people concerned with this decision are the Internally Displaced People (IDPs) in the Darfur region. Thus, the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) and other Sudanese citizens consider the decision of the National Congress Party (NCP) to collect weapons in Darfur is nothing but propaganda of lies because the arms in the region are only in the hands of the government and its militias and mercenaries. As the saying of the Sudanese people goes, their protector is the thief himself! It is a laughable and raising tear at the same time; of the scourge that stirs up laughter.

The paradox is that the weapons that are now being collected from Darfur are essentially handed over by the government of Sudan (GoS) to the Janjawid militias, which turned into the so-called Rapid Support Forces (RSF), which continues supporting the government’s army to fight the Darfur Movements, killing unarmed civilians and robbing and stealing the unarmed citizens’ property.

In the end, the government will only find weapons in the hands of its militias and mercenaries. Because the (GoS) wants them to be carrying arms day and night to protect it and intimidate citizens so that Security which is a paramount for the regime so as security should not turn into lawlessness and out of control as they believe. The NCP ruling regime has been saying it all the time.

The Paradox of Confiscation and Collection of Weapons in Darfur is nothing but a lie Propaganda. The Displaced people and citizens mocked at the collection of weapons propaganda.

 

As part of the reactions to the government decisions to collect weapons, the Darfurians mocked the decision as propaganda, since there is no Darfurian citizen carrying a weapon or owning a land cruiser with a Dushka, wearing a skullcap, walking around the market carrying weapons, looting and cutting roads without accountability other than the government Itself and its allies.. An activist for Radio Dabanga from El Fasher said the other day that all those who carry weapons in Darfur are the militias that were formed by the government and supplied with weapons and called them with  many names such as Rapid Support Forces (RSF) and Border Guards and Popular Defence Forces (PDF) other names. The Darfuris  said that the government when it says it will collect weapons from citizens is nothing but a falsehood prevailing par excellence. The (NCP) regime seems to have lost the compass and failed to call things by their names. The correct name was the government’s collection of arms from the hands of its militias and the groups that provided them with arms, not citizens. Moreover, the people in the Displaced Persons Camps stressed that the process of collecting weapons does not need to be talked about too much. The weapon, as one of the activist said, can be collected by reference to the leaders of these militias and the civil administrations associated with some of the senior officials who stay with the government in Khartoum. The General Coordinator of IDP camps for displaced person described the government decision of collecting weapons as a disinformation for local and global public opinion. He stressed that all the weapons in Darfur are in the hands of militias linked to the regime through the security services directly or through the delegates in the executive authority in Khartoum and Darfur but not the victim, and citizens of Darfur. He stressed that the collection of arms from the hands of citizens depends on the National Congress Party (NCP) regime in Khartoum and the restoration of prestige of the state and reconciliation in Darfur and the enactment of clear and deterrent laws governing the state systems and bodies entrusted with the collection of weapons and arms carriers.

Other commentators on the aforementioned subject say that opportunity to investigate Darfur chemical weapon attacks must not be squandered and should take the priority now. Member states of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) must take this opportunity of weapon collection by the (GoS) to demand a proper investigation into alleged chemical attacks by Sudanese government forces in the Jebel Marra region of Darfur.

The decision of the ruling National Congress Party to collect arms from Sudanese citizens in Darfur is like the decision to hold a referendum to abolish the Darfur region and to keep only the five states, which was a random decision in the interest of the government of the genocidal fugitive from international justice Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir.

Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir plans by all his capabilities to be president of Sudan for life so as not to leave a gap or the scope for the International Criminal Court (ICC)  to be able to arrest him and take him to The Hague for the trial for the crimes he has  committed against the people of Sudan in the Darfur region. He believes strongly that his survival in power in the rule of the Sudan would protects him from the gripping hand of that fearful court. For this reason, his regime works tirelessly to create specialized projects to distract the Sudanese citizen and the Sudanese opposition together to keep them away from the basic issues of concern to the Sudanese people. He employs all the energies of his rule and his entrusted entourage for that end.

The Paradoxes in the (NCP) regime’s  arms collection in Darfur centres squarely around the fact that the supervisor of this task is a person who was at the top of the government officials who recruited and armed the notorious Janjaweed militias in their various names, including the current  infamous Rapid Support Forces (RSF). As the Sudanese popular proverb goes 😦 Its Guard is its Thief), So to speak!

Thus, the decision of the ruling regime of the National Congress Party (NCP) to collect weapons in Darfur is a project in the face of it seems good but in the midst of it carries evil Seeds of old sedition renewed.

 

Before the end of this article, we pray asking for the mercy of God on the spirit of the late First pioneer of the Sudanese women’s movement Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim, who moved to the Hereafter this morning Saturday the twelfth of August 2017 in London. The departure of the pioneer feminist movement activist Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim tells the long history of the struggle of the Sudanese women as well as the glorious history of the Sudanese people through Eras and Epochs. Fatima Ahmed Ibrahim represents a milestone in the Sudanese political history.

George S. Patton the senior officer of the United States Army who commanded the U.S. Seventh Army in the Mediterranean and European theaters of World War II, but is best known for his leadership of the U.S. Third Army in France and Germany following the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944 has been quoted as said: “Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men. It is the spirit of men who follow and of the man who leads that gains the victory”.
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Dr. Mahmoud A. Suleiman is an author, columnist and a blogger. His blog is https://thussudan.wordpress.com/

 

Permanent constitution for Sudan requires the Demise of the NCP regime

Permanent constitution for Sudan requires the Demise of the NCP regime

By Mahmoud A. Suleiman

This article comes against the backdrop of the decision of the Sudanese parliament to approve amendments in the 2005 Constitution and rejected by the components of the political opposition both civil and armed.  It is noteworthy that on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, the Sudanese parliament passed a resolution of constitutional amendments on public freedoms, forcing even the other Muslim Brotherhood Movement (MBM) faction in Sudan the Popular Congress Party (PCP), known for its positions in support of the national dialogue, to announce its acquittal. Moreover, the amendments, in general, have retained the powers of the security apparatus –the notorious so-called   National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS), which the opposition rejects in all its forms because they have exceeded the proposals made by political forces that participated in the ‘National Dialogue-Wathba Dialogue’ calling for reducing these powers and limiting the functions of the (NISS) in collecting and analyzing information. Here, reality thinking is in short supply in the (NCP) regime household chaired by the Génocidaires Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir to the detriment of the Sudanese nation Victim of the rule of fools and reckless daredevils.

The foregoing call for the demise of the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) before consensus on the permanent constitution of Sudan did not come from a vacuum. It came because Omar al-Bashir’s assumption of power in Sudan does not foresee a democratic system which would represent a threat to Omar al-Bashir who is wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC). Thus, Bashir and his entourage work tirelessly Day and Night with all the strength for the continuation of the arbitrariness for the sake of lifelong rule for their genocidal Master of Grace, to avoid his arrest and trial in The Hague, as happened to his ilk other dictators such as Laurent Gbagbo of Republic of Côte d’Ivoire,  Hussein Habre of Chad, Germaine Katanga of  the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), former Yugoslavia Serbian war criminals leaders indicted and tried by the ICC such as Slobodan Milošević, Radovan Karadzic and Charles Taylor the first African president to be prosecuted at an international court where he has been found guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity for supporting rebels who carried out atrocities in Sierra Leone in return for “blood diamonds”. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2012/apr/26/charles-taylor-guilty-war-crimes

Thus, Omer al-Bashir’s whim for being in power of Sudan for life preoccupies his thinking day and night as a savior from the predicaments that await him at the prison cells at The Hague in the Netherlands and causing him panicky all the time. So, Bashir finds some reassurance and consolation from his presence in power to rule what remained of the land and people of Sudan.

The amendments to the Constitution, in general, have retained the powers of the security apparatus, which the opposition rejects in all its forms because they have exceeded the proposals made by political forces that participated in the national dialogue calling for reducing these powers and limiting the functions of the security apparatus i(NISS) n collecting and analyzing information.

The drafting of a Permanent Constitution for Sudan requires a plethora of important groundbreaking moves among the most important of which is achieving just, comprehensive and lasting peace that would bringing the criminals to justice to face the predicaments of the atrocious crimes they have perpetrated in the rights of the people of the country since the ill-fated coming into the helm through military coup d’ état three decades ago. Among other crucial requirements is unfettered return of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs), refugees and immigrants to their original homes and Hawakeer in the regions to participate in the development process. This obviously includes removal of the foreigners imported by the (NCP) regime to occupy the land of the native Sudanese citizens with a view to bring about groundbreaking demographic change of the Darfur region which the regime considers the indigenous population as its archenemies and supporters of the rebel movements.

Omer al-Bashir’s dictated orders of ‘permanent constitution is nothing more than his infamous Wathba dialogue that meant to distract the Sudanese people and the political opposition away from the basic issues that concern the citizen more. The Wathba Dialogue has contributed into extending the life of the ruling regime of the National Congress Party (NCP) for more than three years that have been added to the survival of Omar al-Bashir in the rule of Sudan for the lean 28 years l Noting that Omer Bashir’s neverending national dialogue- aka Wathba Dialogue – started since its inception on January 27, 2014 so far. As it is known globally that the International Criminal Court (ICC) has issued two arrest warrants in 2009 and 2010, against the Sudanese President Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir for crimes against humanity, war crimes and the organization of “genocide and other atrocities” in the Darfur region, western Sudan.  Moreover, the successive visits to countries outside Sudan by Omar al-Bashir became a symbol of criminality and fugitiveness from the international justice. With all the foregoing degree of criminality, Omer al-Bashir in view to his lack of insight and foresight, dares to call on the Sudanese people to participate in drafting a permanent constitution, bearing in mind that he and his entourage undermined Sudan’s constitution and overthrew the democratically elected government in which the National Islamic Front (NIF) as a political party was part of that coalition government in 1989 during the military coup led by Omar al-Bashir. The most important and difficult question to answer is as to how confident the people of Sudan are and assured that the ruling regime of the NCP  would fulfill the promise that it will implement what is included in the permanent constitution to be drafted.

Questions continue to elicit reassuring answers, including how much the Sudanese political opposition parties and the armed movements have trusts on Omar al-Bashir’s commitment to covenants to fulfill what is agreed upon because previous experiences of the peace agreements were not met by the National Congress Party regime, led by Omar al-Bashir who is now unashamedly calling on the opposition forces to join his ranks for the Sudan’s New Permanent constitution draft agreement.

The US court has certified testimony from witnesses who said Sudan continued to provide support and shelter to Osama bin Laden’s al-Qaeda network, which carried out attacks on embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam in Tanzania, which killed 200 people, including 12 Americans, in 1998. Sudan pays an astronomical sum of $ 7.3 billion to the relatives of the American victims and others. Thus, the existence of the ruling regime of the National Congress Party in Sudan is a disaster for both citizens today and future generations. But the strange thing is that the Sudan stopped attending the hearings and completely ignored the case after that. The judge expressed his astonishment at the emergence of Sudan after a month of the sentences, and his surprise at the request of Sudan to repeal these provisions! Oh God, it is not the time for gloating, because the amount of the money required to pay for the victims of the al-Qaeda bombings will be deducted from the livelihood of the oppressed Sudanese citizen who suffer the woes of civil wars and injustice.

On the other side and as Ayesha al-Basri said Omar al-Bashir’s successive visits to countries despite his indictment by the (ICC) for the crimes he has perpetrated against the Sudanese citizens in Darfur are a blow to the victims and contempt for justice.

The NCP regime and the Darfuri armed movements, Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) and Sudan Liberation Movement of Minni Minnawi (SLM-MM) along with  the National Umma Party (NUP) in August 2016 signed the African Union brokered the Roadmap Agreement, a framework for a political process to end the war and achieve democratic reforms. As expected,  the NCP regime created obstacles to reach to an agreed  cessation of hostilities with a view to facilitate the delivery of humanitarian relief to Sudanese citizens in places of conflict and war zones. Instead, the regime as expected put forward its hidden agenda,  the so-called the outcome of an internal dialogue process and called it the ’National Document’. The armed opposition, as expected, dismissed this document and said it never meant anything to them and they stuck to the need to implement the Roadmap which Khartoum categorically dismissed.

The (NCP) regime Security apparatus, the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) continues arbitrarily arresting opposition figures for expressing their opinion regarding the human rights violation that the entity commits against the legitimate rights of political opposition. The recent detention of Ibrahim al-Shiekh and his colleague Abubakr Yousif Babiker both from Sudanese Congress Party (SCoP) for their support for the Darfur Student who resigned from the University of Bakht aL Ruda which is a blatant violation of the transitional Constitution of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA)/ Naivasha Agreement of   the year 2005. Ironically, Omer al-Bashir has been tirelessly working to get rid of that constitution which addressed the freedoms and the democratic process for Sudan prior to the secession of the South Sudan State. His regime is now trying through his unelected parliament to convert the 2005 constitution into a (NCP) preferred so-called ‘Permanent Constitution to suit his one party rule under dictatorship.

The NCP regime chaired by Omer al-Bashir is no stranger to outrageous long lasting damaging decisions that would contravene the peaceful living of the people of Sudan through revocation of covenants and reneging negotiated, agreed and signed peace agreements with the parties in dispute. Furthermore, Omer al-Bashir and his regime cannot be relied on to reach a just and sustainable peace that will stop the Janjaweed waged proxy warfare and restore security and stability for the people of Sudan in Darfur, the Nuba Mountains, the Blue Nile, Eastern Sudan, and all the other parts of the country affected by the ravages of wars.

No to NCP Constitution

The Sudanese people remain opposed to any constitution approved by the National Congress Party (NCP) parliament backed by semi-parties formed by the ruling regime led by Omar al-Bashir.

Before the ending of this article, it is necessary and our duty to give a voice of thanks and praise to Sheikh Yaqut and the people of his village in the reception and hospitality of more than 1200 students from Darfur at the University of Bakht al-Ruda who have made mass resignations from the university for the treatment of racism by the University Administration. Moreover, the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) of the Government of the National Congress Party (NCP) denied their entry to the National Capital of Sudan Khartoum. The Security elements passed threats to Sheikh Yaqut and the people of the Village for hosting the students. However, Sheikh Yaqut and the citizens of his village went ahead with the hospitality of the students, despite the threat from the security services. By doing so, they presented a rare form of devotion for patriotism and humanity. In conclusion, we have to chant, saying Long Live the struggle of the Sudanese people land Long Live the sincerity of Sheikh Yaqut and the struggles of the people of the village of Sheikh Yaqut!

There remains an important question that waits for an answer as to how we trust and be certain that those who had previously undermined the Constitution of Sudan after their coup against a democratic government would come up with a Permanent Constitution for Sudan? Here as if we were expecting the wolf and the hyena to take care of our goats and sheep or out of the frying pan into the fire!

Winona LaDuke the American environmentalist, economist, and writer, known for her work on tribal land claims and preservation, as well as sustainable development has been quoted as saying: (Mother Earth needs us to keep our covenant. We will do this in courts, we will do this on our radio station, and we will commit to our descendants to work hard to protect this land and water for them. Whether you have feet, wings, fins, or roots, we are all in it together).
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Barbara Levy Boxer the American politician who served as a United States Senator from California 1993 to 2017. A member of the Democratic Party, she previously served in the U.S. House of Representatives 1983 to 1993 has been quoted as saying: (We know no document is perfect, but when we amend the Constitution, it would be to expand rights, not to take away rights from decent, loyal Americans. This great Constitution of ours should never be used to make a group of Americans permanent second-class citizens. )
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Dr. Mahmoud A. Suleiman is an author, columnist and a blogger. His blog is https://thussudan.wordpress.com/

 Sudan has not Yet Met all Commitments towards Five Track Engagement Plan for Permanent US Sanction lifting

 Sudan has not Yet Met all Commitments towards Five Track Engagement Plan for Permanent US Sanction lifting

By Mahmoud A. Suleiman

This article coincides with the date set by the Executive Order (EO) issued by the former President of the United States Barack Obama to lift trade and economic sanctions on Sudan if the conditions are met by the ruling regime of the National Congress Party (NCP) led by the genocidal criminal and the fugitive from international justice and wanted by International Criminal Court (ICC) Marshall Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir.

Former US President Barak Obama signed an Executive Order (EO)  number 13761 on Friday 12 January 2017 easing but not eliminating sanctions against Sudan providing temporary relief from many U.S. sanctions against Sudan that have been in effect for almost 20 years. At the time, the eased sanctions will enable trade and investment transactions to resume with Sudan, a U.S.-designated terrorism sponsor whose leader has been indicted on crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide charges against the Sudanese civilian population in the region of Darfur. The White House announced the decision as part of a five-track engagement process. Nevertheless, former US President Obama built in a six-month waiting period before the benefits for Sudan go into effect. By July Wednesday 12, 2017 several U.S. agencies would have to affirm to the White House — which will be controlled by President-elect at the time Donald Trump — that Sudan is continuing taking positive steps before the sanctions would be eased. The five-track engagement process was set to include:

  • a marked reduction in offensive military activity, culminating in a pledge to maintain a cessation of hostilities in conflict areas in Sudan
  • steps toward the improvement of humanitarian access throughout Sudan,
  • cooperation with the United States on addressing regional conflicts and the threat of terrorism

Obama indicated in his (EO) that the penalties being suspended by the policy change could be re-imposed if Sudan backtracks on the progress it has made. Furthermore, the (EO) order also directed the US government to produce an annual report on whether Sudan was upholding the positive steps it has taken. Expectedly, Human Rights Watch called the decision “inexplicable” and said Sudan continues committing war crimes and crimes against humanity. “The Obama administration is sending the worst possible message to Sudan and other repressive governments: If you cooperate on counterterrorism, then all abuses — including by your president — will be ignored,” said the group’s Africa director, Leslie Lefkow.

Officials in the Former US President Obama said the administration was keeping in place the broad set of economic and financial sanctions Sudan faces as a result of its “state sponsor of terrorism” designation. It is noteworthy that the US State Department first labeled Sudan a terrorism sponsor in 1993. Among the terrorist groups Sudan harbored included Osama bin Laden, founder of Al-Qaeda that prompted the US President Bill Clinton to launch airstrikes on Al-Shifa pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum in On 20 August 1998, the factory was destroyed in cruise missile strikes launched by the United States military allegedly in retaliation for the truck bomb attacks on its embassies in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and Nairobi, Kenya on 7 August 1998.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Shifa_pharmaceutical_factory

So far, President Donald Trump hasn’t commented publicly about Sudan sanctions. But during the campaign, Walid Phares, who advised Trump on national security issues, suggested Trump was opposed to lifting sanctions on Sudan. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/01/13/obama-executive-order-easing-sanctions-sudan/96543266/

The human rights community has long blasted Khartoum government for its conduct in Darfur and treatment of various ethnic groups.

The Bipartisan Group of Lawmakers Urge White House to Delay Sudan Sanctions Relief.

http://www.publicnow.com/view/D7FC95146BA5F67B71415EA747E17629C1EF0D5C?2017-07-05-22:00:14+01:00-xxx977

U.S. Congressmen Randy Hultgren (R-IL) and Jim McGovern (D-MA), co-chairs of the bipartisan Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, and Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA), and Tom Rooney (R-FL) led a bipartisan letter this week calling on President Trump to delay lifting sanctions on Sudan for one year or until the Trump Administration has fully staffed the State Department and National Security Council and named a Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan who can conduct a thorough and objective review. The lawmakers specifically cite unimpeded humanitarian access and cessation of hostilities in Sudan as key priorities where progress must be made for sanctions relief to be considered.

George Clooney and John Prendergast say An American Lobbying Firm Is Helping Sudan Vile Regime led by Bashir http://time.com/4847706/george-clooney-sudan-lobbying/

On Jul 06, 2017 George Clooney and John Prendergast, reported in an article http://time.com/4847706/george-clooney-sudan-lobbying/

Indicating that earlier this summer, K Street law and lobbying firm Squire Patton Boggs inked a contract with the Sudanese government aimed at removing U.S. sanctions on that regime. The firm will be paid $40,000 a month by a government that’s on the U.S. state sponsors of terror list, with a head of state, Omar al-Bashir, wanted for genocide by the International Criminal Court (ICC). In their article, George Clooney and John Prendergast said that: (Over the last four administrations, Congress has led bipartisan U.S. efforts to isolate the Sudan regime. So it’s surprising that Squire Patton Boggs, a firm that includes in its senior ranks former House Speaker John Boehner and former senators Trent Lott and John Breaux, has taken on this account. Given the exemplary service these men have performed for our country, it must mean that they simply don’t know. Either they don’t know that their firm is taking $40,000 a month from the government of Sudan, or they don’t know what this regime has done.

I have added the following statements to the foregoing:

The “cash-for-Lobbying affair” deserves condemnation in the strongest terms.

It is regrettable that the US Company involved itself in the scandal for Sudan’s NCP regime Sanction Lifting. The American company owned by former Congressmen interfered in the lifting the decades long trade and financial sanctions on the former National Islamic Front (NIF) and the current National Congress Party (NCP) genocidal regime which  ruled Sudan with iron fist and terror and colluding with it the NCP is nothing but scandalous.  The way in which these payments were received and concealed fell well below the standards expected of company owned by former members of the US Congress. This obviously must have to be seen as a disingenuous attempt at concealment. Lies told by an American Firm in lieu of bribes paid and the result is fateful Peril of NCP regime getting strengthened to commit more atrocious crimes against civilian populations in Darfur. An avalanche of condemnation is justified for the lobbying company by the disenfranchised people of Sudan against such an unacceptable scandal from a company owned by former members in the US Congress. So far evidence has shown that the company has solicited business for the NCP regime in expectation of commission payments monthly amounting to thousands of US$. The conduct of the owners of the Company has fell seriously below the standards which the Congress is entitled to expect and if they had still been Members the Congress would have recommend a substantial period of suspension from the service of the House. It seemed a subterfuge on the part of the company to keep a blind eye on the cause of people surviving from an ordeal where they were subjected to crimes of genocide in the Western region of Darfur. The company hey had tried to influence US Administration of President Donald Trump to lift the decades-long trade and economic sanction imposed by former President Bill Clinton in 1997 in exchange for money paid by the NCP regime, led by the genocidal criminal, fugitive from international justice indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague in the Netherlands, Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir.

Regarding the claim of low intensity of rebellion in the Darfur region is a (GoS) fabrication and is denied by evidence and refuted by the fierce fighting erupted between the militias of the Rapid Support Force (RSF) with the Sudan Liberation Army/ Movement (SLA/M) led by Minni Minnawi in May 2017 in the states of North, South and Central Darfur. Moreover, on the human rights and general freedom issue, the NCP security apparatus continues arresting journalists and human right defenders and subjecting them in prisons where arbitrary measures of torture are carried on by the notorious so-called National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS). Worse is the authority bestowed by al-Bashir on the former Janjaweed tribal militia, cloned and renamed the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) led by Mohammed Hamdan Dagolo, commonly known as “Hemeti. Hemeti is a former Janjaweed Commander, now promoted to a Lieutenant General. It is noteworthy that the RSF leader receives orders from President Omer al-Bashir directly and in coordination with the security apparatus (NISS), but it is by no means subordinate to the formal Sudanese Army, the Sudan Armed Force (SAF)!

The question now is whether the administration of President Donald Trump will listen to the voice of reason and make the right decision to continue the sanctions imposed on the NCP ruling regime, which remains in violation of all the five conditions contained in the Executive Order issued by his predecessor Barack Obama?

Tom Allen the English comedian, actor, and writer has been quoted as saying: (Despite the increase in world attention toward Sudan in the past months, the genocide in Darfur has continued without any serious attempt by the Sudanese government to do what governments primarily exist to do, protect their citizens.)
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Dr. Mahmoud A. Suleiman is an author, columnist and a blogger. His blog is https://thussudan.wordpress.com/

 

Today Friday the 30th June 2017 marks the 28th Anniversary of the National Islamic Front Coup in Sudan

Today Friday the 30th June 2017 marks the 28th Anniversary of the National Islamic Front Coup in Sudan

اليوم الجمعة 30 يونيو 2017 يصادف الذكرى ال 28 لانقلاب الجبهة القومية الإسلامية في السودان

By Mahmoud A. Suleiman

The Friday, June 30, 2017 marks the 28th anniversary of the military Coup d’état, led by the notorious National Islamic Front (NIF), the global Muslim Brotherhood Movement (MBM) which undermined the democratically elected government in Sudan to litter the land with corruption, genocidal killing, displacement and impoverishment. During their reign Sudan became a rogue and pariah state in the eyes of the world because of the criminal acts practiced by the gang of the ruling regime of the National Congress Party (NCP). At this moment we remember a huge number of revolutionary figures who martyred and went as the victims of the crimes of Omer Hassan Ahmed al- Bashir and the entourage of his regime. We remember and salute the martyrs of the Darfur region, the martyrs of Kordofan, the martyrs of the south of the Sudan and the martyrs of the Manaseer region, martyrs of Gezira and the martyrs of Port Sudan. The Sudanese people will remember the killing of Majdi Mahjoub, pilot Girgis and Doctor Ali Fadul along with the martyrs of Ramadan 28, martyrs of the area Manaseer and Kajbar and the martyrs of the Intifada and the martyrs 19 September 2013.

During these times, we remember prisoners of war and prisoners of conscience who have been languishing in the in the prisons of the ruling regime of the outgoing National Congress Party and we commend and highly value their great signs of steadfastness. We hope Healing for wounded everywhere in the swathes of Sudan.

The National Islamic Front (NIF), as soon as rested assured on the helm, considered the people of Sudan in the Southern Sudan, region of Darfur and the marginalised territories as its prime archenemies and declared Jihad warfare against the civilian Sudanese citizens. They classified Sudanese people according to the concept of either with us or against us. In their quest for empowerment, (NIF) hard liners adopted a policy of dismissal of government employees allegedly thought potentially disloyal under the pretext of the so-called ‘Public Good/Interest’. Thus, hundreds of workers and officials in the Civil Service have been dismissed and replaced by inept unqualified individuals affiliated to the (NIF). The (NIF) Putschists gave the nickname of (Dismissal for Pubic Good) that phenomenologically farcical process.

Furthermore, they portrayed the war against the Southern Sudan, Sudan People’s Liberation Movement Army (SPLM/A) Rebels as a Jihad employing the regular Sudan Armed Force (SAF) and the militia Popular Defence Forces (PDF) which they portrayed as Mujahideen. The Majority of the (PDF) were conscripts from amongst high school, college and university students. Regular TV programme calling for jihad against the infidels known as (In the backyards of redemption) accompanied. NIF described their dead as martyrs and described the other dead in southern Sudan war as (Matt Fetaiz), the phrase means that others slain by their army as Rotten Fetid Corpses- according to their own words and phraseology. On the political front, the putschist regime dissolved the parliament, political parties and their representatives, who were members of it and imposed emergency laws all over the Sudan, and seized the banks and they by virtue of a deterrent decreed penalty included lynching for every person who owned hard foreign currencies such as the US dollar, British Pound after the forfeiture and the confiscation of the amount. Moreover, they claimed that they came with what they called as Civilisational Project and Apostolic Orientation for the Islamisation of Sudan and the people of the country. Furthermore, they claimed that they will fight America and Russia which their Torment has approached they have met what hurts them, so to speak! However, hypocrisy is lanyard as the popular saying goes, and very soon the putschists agreed secretly with the US intelligence agency (CIA) to provide intelligence on the movements of Islamic jihadist terrorists that had taken Khartoum as a safe haven refuge.

The putschist entity of (NIF) had committed a heinous crime against their companions in the Sudan Armed Force (SAF), which included non-commissioned officers and officers of more than thirty on the pretext that they were involved in an alleged military coup attempt against them. The Execution of those 28 military officers took place on the Holy Month of Ramadan, which coincided April 23, 1990 in an ugly image representing treachery and betrayal. Thus, began the first step towards dismantling the Sudanese army in favour of the lords of the National Islamic Front (NIF) until the armed forces have become a monopoly; but later replaced by the Janjaweed militias and mercenaries that waged proxy civil wars on behalf of Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir and his entourage against the Sudanese unarmed noncombatant civilian citizens in Darfur where crimes of genocide have been systematically committed, 28 years on today’s date.

Darfur Forced to Take up to Arms

Moreover, when the people of Darfur who have suffered from systematic marginalisation by the successive governments led by the political elites, the majority of whom were descendants from the Northern Region since the Independence of Sudan in January 1956 from British colonialists rule. The then Brigadier Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir, virtually the leader of the regime, said publicly that he would not negotiate with anyone who did not carry weapons. Bashir’s statement forced the young men of the Region to take up to arms on February 2003 in quest for the legitimate rights of citizenship which include wealth sharing and power sharing and removal of systematic marginalisation and chronic deprivation which they and their people suffered and rights have been denied for so long. Moreover, they included those grievances in the Black Book imbalance of power and wealth in Sudan written around the end of the year 1999 by intellectuals from the Darfur region, a group led by Martyr Dr. Khalil Ibrahim Muhammad, Allah forgive him and bless his soul.

The Janjaweed unleashed to run havoc

When army and Janjaweed militias of the regime subjected to defeats at the hands of gallant Darfur armed movements rebel forces in all locations and battle fields, the Khartoum government has decided to take revenge on civilians rather than confronting the rebels. It unleashed the Janjaweed militias to wreak havoc and corruption on earth, burning villages and looting property of citizens and killing women, kids and the elderly. Based on the war crimes perpetrated in the form of crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide, the international Criminal Court (ICC) issued an arrest warrant to apprehend the head of the regime Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir. Furthermore, the (ICC) issued arrest warrants of the former defence Minister Abdelrahim Mohammed Hussein and Ahmed Mohamed Haroun, former state minister of interior, and Ali Abdelrahman Kushayb, leader of the Janjaweed militias, all of whom remain fugitives from international justice. Moreover, the NCP regime in order to be capable to carry out further atrocious crimes against the people of Sudan in Darfur, worked relentlessly for getting rid of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID). However, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) continued extending the period of the (UNAMID) Force yearly. Accordingly, the UN Security Council and the Peace and Security Council of the African Union have considered extending the Mandate of (UNAMID) for 12 months, until 30 June 2017, without modifying its priorities or adjusting its authorized troop and police ceiling. http://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=S/2016/510.

NCP regime waging War on Citizens while swathes of Sudan’s land occupied by Foreigners

The (NCP) regime has been waging futile warfare against fellow citizens while swathes of the soil of Sudan remain under the occupation by foreign neighbouring countries. These are the Sudanese territories occupied by the Egyptian army in Halayeb and Shalateen In addition to an area of 600 thousand in Fashaga occupied by Ethiopia. The (NCP) regime behaves, as the popular proverb says, he behaves as a lion on unarmed noncombatant civilian citizens of Sudan in Darfur though just an Ostrich in wars with who attacked and seized a vast swathes of areas of the dear homeland!

Inciting Intertribal Warfare

Furthermore, in the Darfur region, the regime of the NCP sought in addition to the crimes of genocide to fragment the eternal social fabric of the citizens by dividing the region into five states based on the tribal lines. As expected, that led into tribal strife and intertribal warfare. Worse, the regime held a bogus referendum for the revocation of the region so as the word and opinion of the people of Darfur fragmented and divided toward their vital issues. Thus, the NCP regime vehemently opposed to Darfur remaining as one region and opted for dismantling it into warring tribal cantons with fragmentation of the social fabric.

Systematic Government Corruption Widespread

The epidemic of government corruption remained widely spread in the decadence era of the (NIF). They looted the country’s oil and gold revenues to foreign banks under the names of relatives of influential people in the regime of the National Congress Party accounts. Furthermore, the putschists as well as sold the major  productive state institutions such as the Gezira irrigated agriculture project, Sudan Airways, Sudan Shipping Lines, Sudan railway corporation and privatization of education and health services and so on! Moreover, they sold the famous Sudan House in the Knight Bridge neighborhood in London cheaply to a crony investor of the (NCP) regime as well selling the airstrip of the Sudan Airways (Sudan air) at Heathrow Airport.  For the legalization of corruption, the Islamism regime of the (NCP) decided to urge the religious Sheikhs affiliated to it introducing the so-called (Tahalul), meaning biodegradable decomposition and disintegration, which according to their Religious Fatwa removes “Haram” and make it Halal! Still the worse is on the way. The racist supremacist elements in the regime made the unity in Sudan unattractive to the citizens of Southern Sudan through racism by making them take the option of secession and formation of their own   nascent state, South Sudan, in 2011. There are plenty of calamities brought about by the ruling regime of the National Congress Party (NCP) to the disenfranchised people of Sudan, but the space does not accommodate the entire reminder.

The genocidal criminal Omar al-Bashir and his Islamism claiming entourage will remain held responsible for the heinous crimes they perpetrated in the rights of the Sudanese people over the 27 lean years of oppressive putschist regime. Thus, autocracy and reign of terror continued for past 27 years despite the fact that the people of Sudan used in the past staunch advocates of fighting for freedom, October 21, 1964 and April 1985 Revolutions as examples.

Unlimited support the genocidal criminal Omar al-Bashir from the African Union

Omar al-Bashir and his regime took proxy civil wars of attrition safe haven to protect him from the International Court of Court’s (ICC) grip, which has been pursuing him since 2009. This is in addition to the support he receives from the Dictators Club called the African Union (AU) based in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa. Most of the members of the forum there are afraid of the spin of the circle upon them and fall under the accountability of the international Tribunal. Majority of the Club Members practiced systemic repression and continued committing atrocities against the people of their countries.

Support from Some members in the International Community

The (NCP) regime receives political support provided by some permanent members of the UN Security Council. That support is in lieu of the intersecting interests in the form of intelligence on terrorism by the Islamic Jihadi groups from Egypt, Libya and other neighboring countries, which take Khartoum as refuge on their belief that the Islamist regime of the National Congress Party would give them protection.

EU –Sudan agreement to Curb Migration exodus from the Horn of Africa to European shores by rewarding the Génocidaire Omer al-Bashir

It is not so exciting or surprising if we look at what the European Union (EU) recently trying to strike a deal with Khartoum. (EU) planned for reaching an agreement with the ruling regime in Sudan for reducing migrants coming from the Horn of Africa countries to Europe through Libya. Germany is to provide an amount of one hundred million euros to Sudan, in addition to the establishment of camps in Eastern Sudan for refugees from Eritrea and Ethiopia, and Somalia. Moreover, there is other additional package of facilities for the training of Sudanese police in Germany to carry out the task of reducing immigration to Europe. They ignored and flouted all the crimes committed by the head of the ruling regime of the NCP, Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir against humanity against the people of Sudan in Darfur, and fugitive from international justice and indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Machiavellian doctrine of end justify the means continues in operation.

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and UNAMID Size and Mandate Change in Darfur

To make bad situation worse, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) decided to reduce the size of the UNAMID Mission in Darfur by 50% and as well as changing its Mandate from peace and Security keeping to Peace Building Mission on the pretext of cost where US has decided to reduce its financial contribution and/or that insurgence in Darfur has allegedly become thing of the past based on reports by the Sudanese government and some UN report writers! As for the people of Sudan in Darfur, UNAMID Exit or change of its primary mandate would Open Gates for Anarchy, more Lawlessness and hell on earth in Darfur.

We know that The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) last time has renewed the mandate of the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur (UNAMID) until Friday the 30th June 2017.

More importantly as well is that the reduction of UNAMID forces leads to the removal of the only international witness to the violations of the ruling regime of the National Congress Party, the genocide criminal in the Darfur region. The people of Sudan in Darfur have always advocated the need to strengthen the UNAMID mission and develop its forces by adding troops from Western countries to take an active role in achieving security. Furthermore, the instability in the Darfur region, the continued armed conflict and the continuing crimes of the cloned Janjaweed militias loyal to the ruling (NCP) regime the rapid support forces (RSF) militia all push for the renewal of the joint peacekeeping a Nazi-UNAMID, despite its weak performance, but its departure or the reduction of its personnel or change of its mandate will compromise security and derail the safe unfettered delivery of relief to the needy. Thus, the only international witness will lose the regime’s crimes against the people. More suffering in Darfur would become inevitable and it will result in cloning the ongoing failure in achieving peace to the war-torn Darfur region.

Removal of the Decades Long Trade and Financial US Sanctions

The recent security rapprochement between the administration of new US President Donald Trump and the ruling National Congress Party (NCP) regime could lead to the lifting of trade and economic sanctions entirely by the first half of July 2017 as decided by former US President Barack Obama at the last moment of the end of his term in office.

The rewarding of the genocidal criminal, the fugitive from the international justice, has become the justice of this era of decadence, where politicians in the international community are running behind interests humanity has become something of the past that has no place in the world of international politics today under the hegemony  of the single pole! Thus, the pre-existing interests come before the values ​​preserved in the corridors of the UN building in New York, Manhattan!

Edmund Burke the British-Irish Politician, Author, Orator, Political theorist, and Philosopher has been quoted as saying: (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent).

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Dr. Mahmoud A. Suleiman is an author, columnist and a blogger. His blog is https://thussudan.wordpress.com/

Isn’t it time for the silence of African Union Trumpet on the Darfur Issue?

Isn’t it time for the silence of African Union Trumpet on the Darfur Issue?
ألم يحن الوقت للاتحاد الأفريقي أن يبقى كسر اسطوانته المكسورة صامتة بشأن قضية دارفور؟

By Mahmoud A. Suleiman
Isn’t it time for the African Union broken Cylinder to remain silent on the Darfur issue?
This article comes against the backdrop of the news media report that Egypt and Ethiopia call to suspend ICC case against Sudan’s Bashir. http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article62677
In a report to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on the situation in Darfur on Thursday 8, 2017, the International Criminal Court (ICC) Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, urged the 15-member body to take concrete action that would help to arrest suspects of alleged genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in the Western Sudan’s region of Darfur, including President Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir. Soon after, the Egyptian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Amr Abdellatif Aboulatta, said the ICC proceedings against al-Bashir must be suspended.

The turn of the Ethiopian Ambassador to the (UN) Tekeda Alemu reported the disappointment of African countries (AU) by the manner in which the (ICC) had been handling the case against al-Bashir. Alemu further reiterated the alleged request of the (AU) for the (ICC) to put an end to the pursuit of the case against the Sudanese President and called to finding what he called it home-grown solutions and adding that referral of the situation in Darfur to the (ICC) would cause more harm than good! http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article62677

The Ethiopian Ambassador to the UN referred to some alleged ongoing efforts to end the conflict in Darfur and that peace process had shown significant progress, but more remained to be done. Alemu tried to blame somebody else (BSE) by diverting call on the Darfur rebel groups to lay down their arms. The armed revolutionary forces are fighting the National Congress Party (NCP) regime for the recovery of the Sudanese State and the looted property of its people. The regime led by the genocidal criminal Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir has been naively repeating that the insurgency has ended in Darfur, while making more than 75% of the state budget for war purposes in Darfur and the two regions by mobilizing the former Janjaweed militias, now the so-called Rapid Support Forces (RSF) to target and kill the unarmed noncombatant civilians populations, demographic change and further crimes against humanity in Darfur. Moreover, the (RSF) militias loot property of citizens, kill innocent civilians, rape and burn villages.

As a reminder, Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir, President of Sudan has been indicted by the (ICC) on the first warrant for arrest was issued on 4 March 2009, the second on 12 July 2010. But he remains at large.
The charges against Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir include https://www.icc-cpi.int/darfur/albashir

Al Bashir Case
The Prosecutor v. Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir
ICC-02/05-01/09
• Five Counts of Crimes against Humanity: Murder, extermination, forcible transfer, torture and rape
• Two Counts of War Crimes: Intentionally directing attacks against a civilian population as such or against individual civilians not taking part in hostilities and pillaging

Three Counts of Genocide: by killing, by causing serious bodily or mental harm and by deliberately inflicting on each target group conditions of life calculated to bring about the group’s physical destruction, allegedly committed at least between 2003 and 2008 in Darfur, Sudan.

After all the above charges in the commission of the heinous crimes, some inhumane people come to defend a criminal who has already admitted the killing of nine thousand or ten thousand Sudanese citizens in Darfur. This is nothing but the superiority of the vested interests over the issues of the nations. Woe to the oppressors and to their supporters against the victims and survivors of the Holocaust. Justice will inevitably be coming even if travel to it becomes prolonged. As expected of tyrants that all of them are trying hard to tickle the back of their ilk. In another version, scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours!

Sudan under the reign of the National Islamic Front (NIF)/ National Congress Party (NCP) regime has been the terrorist haven of choice. AL Qaeda, the Muslim Brotherhood Movement (MBM) elements fleeing neighbouring countries thrived and sought sanctuary in Sudan and have constructed terrorist training facilities and launched operations from Khartoum in the nineteen nineties. The (NCP) regime has as well harboured not long ago the notorious Ugandan terrorist movement known as The Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), also known as the Lord’s Resistance Movement, led by the fugitive from the international justice Joseph Kony. https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=the+ugandan+lord+army&oq=the+ugandan+lord+army+&aqs=chrome..69i57.24365j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

The broken cylinder of the African Union continues to play on the worn out string in support of falsehood that denies the sunlight in broad daylight of the genocidal crimes perpetrated by the NCP leader Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir in the right of the Sudanese Civilian population in the western region of Darfur and he remains fugitive from the international justice, more than eight years on., Unfortunately and without hesitation the wretched African Union (AU) Dictators Club members are unashamedly calling for the closure of the crimes of Omar al-Bashir. It is ironic, funny and wailing that the two countries that call for this farce are Egypt and Ethiopia – Abyssinia – the two countries involved in Dispute and on the verge of waging war between them over the construction of The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, formerly known as the Millennium Dam and sometimes referred to as Hidase Dam, which is a gravity dam on the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia currently under construction. Both Egypt and Ethiopia are populous countries. Egypt has 93 million inhabitants, 95% live along the banks of the Nile and in the Nile Delta.

As of 2015, Ethiopia has a population of 99.39 million. Both the rival countries are yearning to getting the maximum amount of the water the livelihood of their ever increasing populations. Omer al- Bashir’s Sudan is in the middle between the two countries playing the cat and mouse game and does not damn care for the livelihood of the 40.23 million inhabitants. It is clear that this Trinity tries to reconcile themselves at the expense of the victims and survivors of the crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide in Darfur. The intersection of cross-interests despite the harm to human beings driven by doctrine, the end justifies the means.

The trio must understand that the international community including the United States of America (US) opposed Sudan President’s Omer al-Bashir’s Travel to Saudi Summit that Trump was attending when the US Embassy in Khartoum reiterated that the United States has made its position with respect to Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir’s travel clear,” it said. “We oppose invitations, facilitation, or support for travel by any person subject to outstanding International Criminal Court (ICC) arrest warrants, including President Bashir.” http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/patrick-goodenough/us-opposes-sudan-presidents-travel-saudi-summit-trump-attending

Linda Lou Chavez the American author, commentator, and radio talk show and the Fox News analyst, Chairman of the Center for Equal Opportunity has been quoted as have said: (The United Nations has become a largely irrelevant, if not positively destructive institution, and the just-released U.N. report on the atrocities in Darfur, Sudan, proves the point.)
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Dr. Mahmoud A. Suleiman is an author, columnist and a blogger. His blog is https://thussudan.wordpress.com/

Myth of Expecting National Congress Party Regime in Sudan Reforming itself

Myth of Expecting National Congress Party Regime in Sudan Reforming itself

By Mahmoud A. Suleiman

No Resolution to the Sudanese Crises but the Departure of the NCP regime

The people of Sudan and the genuinely serious opposition bodies have been watching the US-led international conspiracy plan through the African Union (AU) and its high-profile organisation AU High Level Implementation Panel (AUHIP) , which is headed by  the former South African President Thabo Mbeki , who is working to impose a political settlement through the so-called soft landing that keeps in power the reformed National Congress Party (NCP) regime. The (NCP) regime continues utilising the “divide-and rule” doctrine, waging civil wars of attrition, plundering the country’s resources for empowerment and tirelessly working to get some cheap opposition parties who run behind self-interest in complete disregard to the rights of the Sudanese citizens the names of whom are used to commit crimes of deceit to participate in the ranks of the corrupt (NCP) entity.

The danger of this scheme to the future of Sudan in general the Sudanese and its  people in particular is a catastrophic threaten to the remaining unity of the country and its stability and sovereignty, in light of the continuation of the Islamic regime and its failed policies. Based on the foregoing, there seems no option has been  left for the disenfranchised Sudanese public and the  components of genuine Sudanese opposition, both civilian and armed, but to go ahead with committed plan in which is the supreme interest of the masses of people of Sudan to overthrow the dictatorial regime as the sole gateway to resolve the crises of the country which exacerbated by the continuing policies driven by the US, EU interests linked to the prolongation of the survival of the policies of corruption and tyranny under the leadership of the genocidal criminal, fugitive from the international justice, Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir and his obsequious corrupt criminal entourage.

The so-called ‘National Document Conclusion’, the outcome of the infamous Wathba Dialogue in place of the AU Roadmap, is nothing but travesty of potential just lasting peace forcibly denied.

The current call by the Troika and the EU embassies in Khartoum for the rebel movements to join the NCP  concocted  ‘National Document’ does not make justice. The Western countries opted for their own agenda and regional interests of supporting the genocidal regime in lieu of the agreed interests of NCP regime stem the illegal migration from the Horn of African countries to the European shores via the Mediterranean Sea and Libya along with the alleged fighting of terrorism by the onetime sponsor of terrorism, the National Congress Party (NCP)/ National Islamic Front (NIF) – an Irony to its core. The Troika and the EU could have done a better job had they called for revitalization of the AU Roadmap refused signing by the NCP delegation to the Addis Ababa last year. The Roadmap addressed all aspects for reaching lasting peace in Sudan. The hurdle to the peace in Sudan remains revolving around the interest of the International Community for The ruling regime of the National Congress Party (NCP) remains in power in Sudan with the reform of it, not the removal of it, but the international community overlooks very important fact that the (NCP) regime has been severely deformed and distorted to the degree that it cannot be reformed; as the late Dr. John Garang Mabior has been quoted to have said years ago. In the circumstances, the people of Sudan will not be cowed and the democracy they have been yearning for will inevitably be achieved.

Peace will never be achieved as long as the country is held hostage by the NCP Regime. The regime wants the entire Sudanese people to give up and rubber-stamp the treaty the clauses of the so called which are drafted according to conditions of the conqueror imposed on the defeated  as in so called Wathba” Dialogue outcomes, aka Sudan National Dialogue Document (NDD) along with the disfigured and amended  2005 Transitional Constitution of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) where the regime’s National Assembly stripped it off the clauses advocating and calling for the preservation of public freedoms. The parliament of the regime granted absolute and unaccountable powers to the disreputable security apparatus, the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) and enabled it to arbitrarily arrest, detain, torture, confiscate whenever it wants and as it wishes without any accountability or interference by the authorities; in complete impunity. The Sudanese people and their opposition are not expected to surrender to such conditions which will never help them achieve democracy, the rule of law, good governance and promotion of human values such as freedom, human rights and social justice. The refusal of the Sudanese people to surrender has been continuing since the National Islamic Front (NIF) undermined the democratically elected government through the ill-fated military coup d’état on Friday night, June 30, 1989 in spite of the fact that the then National Islamic Front (NIF) was represented in the Parliament as one of the Sudanese political parties at the time. With the systematic and planned reneging of negotiated peace agreements with the parties in dispute and further waging wars by the NCP regime of all the efforts of the Sudanese opposition components to reach to just sustainable peace and complete democratic transformation. Therefore, there remains no option but escalation of resistance in the form of uprising including public disobedience against the State of the global Muslim Brotherhood Freemasonry Movement (MBM) for ousting it; as did the Sudanese people before in October 21, 1964 and April 6 1985, are best models. The Sudanese masses in their different components are longing, amid the ongoing (NCP) deprivation of their aspiration for freedom, equality, justice, peace, and democracy. This regime led by the genocidal castaway criminal Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir is no stranger to commit abominable actions against the country for the sake of his survival in the helm for his protection from the apprehension by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for the heinous crimes he has committed against the Sudanese civilian populations in Darfur, Nuba Mountains in south Kordofan, Ingessana in South Blue Nile  state, Beja people in Eastern Sudan and the Nubians in the far North of Sudan in Areas of dams on the River Nile in Amri, Kajbar, Shiraik and Dal. Let alone the massacre carried out by the infamous security apparatus the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) and allied Janjaweed militias of the Rapid Support Force (RSF) in September 27, 2013 when more than two hundred peaceful civilian demonstrators were killed in Khartoum and arbitrarily arrested and tortured detainees. The Human Rights Watch said that “Instead of investigating these crimes, the NCP government has been using brutality and violence to silence perceived opponents. https://www.hrw.org/news/2014/04/21/sudan-no-justice-protest-killing

Besides humiliating and annihilating the Sudanese citizens, Omer al-Bashir has weakened the Sudan Armed Forces (SAF) and replaced it by the cloned former Janjaweed militias into the notorious Rapid Support Forces (RSF) for his fear  of a military coup ousting him and his criminal regime by (SAF). The genocidal Bashir has also destroyed all the productive institutions of the country such as al-Gezira Irrigated Agricultural Project, as well as the Sudan Airways, the Sudanese Shipping Lines and sold wide swathes of  the Sudanese land to foreign agents in lieu for millions of dollars that have been pocketed by his cronies. The worst was his driving of the Sudanese citizens of Southern Sudan through racism orchestrated by his supremacist maternal uncle and other bigot associates. Thus, this fugitive from the international justice did not leave any harm to the Sudanese people, but did not hesitate to implement it for the sake of continuing ruling the country to protect his criminal self.

The cholera epidemic has officially been called watery diarrhea to hide the truth:

The NCP regime’s willful neglect of its responsibilities is well documented but the most hideous recent one is the one continuing happening in the Sudanese states including the Capital Khartoum of the Cholera epidemic but the authorities refusing to tell the truth and labeling the epidemic as just watery diarrheas. Cholera epidemic has killed thousands in Sudan. The worst affected areas are the White Nile State from where it kept stretching towards Khartoum, El-Gezira irrigated scheme, Sennar and North Kordofan and the situation is serious in Kosti and lately the disease reached the Nile River State city of al-Matamma in the Northern region . In spite of the government’s secrecy  about  the cholera epidemic and calling it watery diarrhoea, the United States of America (US) Embassy in Khartoum on June 1, 2017 (KHARTOUM) – U.S. Embassy in Sudan Thursday has warned its American nationals against a cholera outbreak in the east African country including the greater Khartoum metropolitan area.. http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article62612

By describing the water-borne disease (Cholera Epidemic) caused by the organism Vibrio Cholerae as a “acute watery diarrhoea”, the Sudanese government is risking the lives of the Sudanese people and depriving them the potential help obtainable internationally, in particular from the World Health Organisation (WHO) when the disease is formally declared by the Sudanese Government.

Participating in the Wathba Dialogue under injustice is nothing but a humiliating surrender and contrary to established principles of humanity and a kind of the dialogue of the deaf.

There is no solution to the problems of Sudan except to overthrow the ruling regime of the National Congress Party as contained in the opposition agreements

At this juncture, one would like to delve into the conundrum which relates to the former US President Barak Obama’s last minute Executive Order (EO) in which he decided partially lifting the economic and trade sanctions imposed on the then the hard-line National Islamic Front (NIF) ruled Sudan by the US former 42 President of the US Bill Clinton in 5 November 1997 for harbouring international terrorism and its human rights abuses. At the time, President Bill Clinton’s action put Sudan in the same category as Iran, Burma and Cuba as countries with which the United States refuses to do business even though other nations, including U.S. allies, continue normal trade. There is a disaster in the making by 13 July 2017 in which Obama scheduled to lift all sanctions on Sudan Without clear conditions other than some vague words. The ruling National Congress Party (NCP) regime began obsequiously to provide services to the new US administration of President Donald Trump in the form of opening the largest US intelligence center in the Middle East and Africa in Khartoum. The head of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has visited Khartoum. On the other hand, Sudanese security chief Atta al-Mowla has exchanged the visit to Washington DC. Right now, we were as though poised to witness the sanctions lifted unconditionally before mid-July 2017. Let us make it clear that one does not stand against the nation in gaining more benefit, but we do not encourage anyone to support the NCP ruling regime to enable it to commit more abominable crimes against the people of Sudan by using that support to strengthen the Janjawid militias and wage wars and increase the wealth for the Parasitic capitalists belonging to the corrupt regime. When deciding on lifting U.S. sanctions on the (NCP) regime, President Donald Trump should consider human rights abuses in Sudan. For these reasons, we ask US President Donald Trump not to lift economic and trade sanctions on the criminal regime in Sudan only after the implementation and ensuring that the following conditions are met:

  • maintaining a cessation of hostilities in conflict areas in Sudan; the regime continues waging war in the restive regions in Sudan using the proxy genocidal Janjaweed militias known as Rapid Support Forces (RSF)
  • improving humanitarian access throughout Sudan
  • cooperation in addressing regional conflicts (including those in South Sudan and with the Lord’s Resistance Army)
  • Cooperating with the United States to counter terrorism.
  • Human Rights and Peace track could be tied to a new set of smart, modernized network sanctions (i.e., asset freezes targeting a network of individuals and entities, rather than a single person) that spare the Sudanese public and target those who commit atrocities, including air strikes on villages, attacks on churches, obstruction of humanitarian aid, the jailing and torturing of journalists and the undermining of peace efforts. http://time.com/4798594/trump-sudan-sanctions-aid-corruption-terrorism/
  • Stop the corruption to enrich self and money laundering

Therefore, short-sighted counterterrorism and intelligence exchange are not enough for appeasing the US to lift the decades-long sanctions while the NCP regime continues undeterred supporting Jihadist Islamist terrorist groups in Libya and Egypt and elsewhere secretly. This is evidenced by groups of Muslim Brotherhood fugitives from Egypt living in the neighborhoods of the capital, Khartoum, who have been manufacturing improvised explosive devices (IED), as well as jihadist extremists who attack Christian churches in Sudan along with the persecution of religious minorities and applying  draconian Sudan’s public order laws, infamous Article 152 of Sudan’s 1991 Criminal Act of flogging women on dress code In addition to the charge of apostasy and the issuance of death sentences. Moreover, those who dare to defend human rights such as Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, who was charged with undermining the constitutional order and waging war against the state has been on and off in detention since December 2016. The recent decision of his detention has been taken by the newly appointed Attorney-General in Sudan and was issued on 26 April 2017 at the request of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) to reopen the investigation into the case of human rights defenders.

 

In order to continue the restive situation in the Darfur region, the (NCP) government forces and the allied Janjaweed militias known as the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) to wage new war by

attacking the positions under the control of the Sudan Liberation Movement- (SLA/M) led by Minni Menawi in eastern and central Darfur, which resulted in the loss of lives on both sides in addition to the intimidation, displacement and killing of citizens of these areas, despite previous statements by the head of the ruling National Congress Party Omar al-Bashir that the insurgency has ended in Darfur. The regime showed that it violated the ethics of war by revealing the prisoners of war (POWs) in bad conditions on the state-owned television. The worst of these were the orders of the Governor Anas Omer the Governor of the state of East Darfur not to bury the dead bodies of the SLM and leave them to be eaten by wolves and hawks, in clear violation of the principles of human respect for the sanctity of the dead. This Anis Omer is one of the members of the Islamic (NCP) regime, which fills the whole of Sudan with lies and chants that they are practicing and applying shari’a laws. Thus, Hypocrisy reached the top par excellence. The NCP regime and its founding father National Islamic Front (NIF) claimed that they are the protectors of the Islamic religion in Sudan and called for the application of Sharia Laws on the people of Sudan, but their hypocrisy has soon surfaced by their disregard to all the taboos forbidden by the true Islamic religion and all other heavenly religions and the human rights.

The Holy Qur’an in Sura AA-Imran (3) Juz 4 Aya 185 translation of meanings says: (Everyone shall taste death. And only on the Day of Resurrection shall you be paid your wages in full. And whoever is removed away from the Fire and admitted to Paradise, he indeed is successful. The life of this world is only the enjoyment of deception (a deceiving thing). That is the Great Truth of Allah Almighty.

Failures of NCP Regime

The recent events in the Darfur region have refuted the lies of the (NCP) government about   the calm situation in the region where it waged war using the Rapid Support Force (RSF) allied to it and attacked the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army Minni Minnawi (SLM/A MM) forces in North and East Darfur during the period 21 May 2017 – May 20, 2017.  This fierce battle confirms that the Darfur issue can only be solved within the framework of resolving the comprehensive Sudanese crisis because it is an integral part of the deep crisis facing the country. The power thirsty warmongering (NCP) regime will never allow peace comes to Sudan. Furthermore, it will continue evading and reneging agreements to gain time and mislead the parties as well as the international community. Therefore, there are no solutions to the issues of the people of Sudan while the ruling regime of the National Congress Party (NCP) led by the genocidal criminal, fugitive criminal of international justice, Marshal Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir remains in power.

All the factors are now available for mass movement which requires more mobilization and cohesion in order to extract democratic rights and freedoms and improve living conditions until the comprehensive intifada, the general political strike, civil disobedience to overthrow the regime with a view to the establishment of the democratic alternative agreed by all sectors of the Sudanese public. The Sudanese people would then convene the economic conference during a transitional period agreed upon. That step would culminate into the holding of free, fair and transparent general elections under international and regional observation thus, allowing for democratic national governance. This compensating citizens affected by the scourge of war will follow. Transitional justice will be applied along with the prosecution of criminals. Furthermore, the extradition of fugitives from international justice to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, the Netherlands would inevitably follow. At that moment, the Sudanese people will have no regret for the demise of the callous cruel brutal (NCP) merchants of death. The Sudanese citizens like many human beings around the globe will say chanting: (We are stronger and better than those who seek to divide and destroy us.) https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/carnage-at-london-bridge-and-borough-market-as-terrorists-target-revellers-78z5wd0z0.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche the German philosopher, cultural critic, poet, philologist, and Latin and Greek scholar has been quoted as saying: “Man is the cruelest animal.” In German “Der Mensch ist das grausamste Tier” In Arabic: (الإنسان أبشع الحيوانات. In French (L’homme est l’animal le plus cruel).

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Dr. Mahmoud A. Suleiman is an author, columnist and a blogger. His blog is https://thussudan.wordpress.com/

 

The Ember of the Darfur Revolution for the Just Issue will continue burning until Victory is achieved

The Ember of the Darfur Revolution for the Just Issue will continue burning until Victory is achieved

The Raging Just Revolution in Darfur will continue burning until Victory

جذوة الثورة العادلة فى دارفور ستظل متقدة حتى تحقيق  النصر

By Mahmoud A. Suleiman

Author Mahmoud Yusuf says that we live in a historical stage full of serious events that will affect the future of mankind on this planet, including what is related to peaceful coexistence such as religious differences and the escalation of religious political fundamentalism, and there are energy problems, it seems that producers can control the period of total depletion. And the extent to which the world is ready to find alternative and renewable energy. There are problems of environmental change, and the most conscious humanitarian groups have begun to realize their future risks to the continuity of life on this planet and to work together to avoid their complications.

With all those foregoing great challenges that need the solidarity of the peoples of the world to work together to ensure the continuity of life and to provide the means to help bring prosperity to all peoples, we find that there are those who have not reached the lowest level of awareness to recognize these risks, unfortunately helped them illegal acquisition of public capabilities to achieve the goals are not from Religious values, not to mention mainstream humanity. The Sudanese state today is in the wind as a result of the misappropriation of power, sovereignty and resources of the Sudanese people. To defend this false and looted position, some have demonstrated the possibility of carrying out all religious and humanitarian taboo to become stripped off from the human values in a world where science and technology have advanced.

The Revolution of the people of Sudan in the Darfur Region erupted on   26 February 2003 and continued up to today. The insurgency in the Darfur region in western Sudan began virtually unnoticed in February 2003. As of February 2017, it marked fourteen odd years. The Darfur cause represented the first great episode of genocidal destruction in the 21st century. The victims are the non-Arab or African tribal groups of Darfur, primarily the Fur, the Massaleit, and the Zaghawa, but also the Tunjur, the Birgid, the Dajo, and many others. These people have long been politically and economically marginalized. They had been denied their citizenship rights of sharing the wealth and power of their country Sudan. The culprit was  the National Islamic Front (NIF) regime that took over the power in Sudan through a military Coup d’état toppling a democratically elected government and stayed at the helm in Sudan’s capital of Khartoum, using the proxy the Aram militias which raid the villages in Darfur killing inhabitants, burning dwellings, looting properties and displacing the survivors into the middle of nowhere. The (NIF) –aka (Ingaz) has refused to control increasingly violent Arab militia raids of African villages in Darfur.  The genocidal criminal Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir when the rebel groups approached him with the view to let him give it a thought of spreading some justice for the citizens of the region, he arrogantly said his famous statements of the he would not negotiate with unarmed persons because he came to power on the back of a military tank. That was the position of Omer al-Bashir regarding making any concessions with the people of Darfur. Moreover, he unleashed the Janjaweed militias to run havoc and applying the scorched earth policy. And the outcome of what Omer al-Bashir declared was chilling heinous atrocities. The National Islamic Front (NIF) government responded with a counter-insurgency campaign resulting into more than 300000 deaths, number of burned villages in Darfur reached more than 435 while the number of abandoned villages is more than 643 villages and displacement of more than 2.7 million people along with a million people crossing borders to the neighbouring Chad and Central African Republic (CAR) as refugees. Aerial bombardment of civilians continued unabated in Darfur.  Occupation and Resettlement of Darfuri Villages by Janjaweed militias and the mercenaries from the neighbouring countries was part of the (NIF) policy.

Thus, since the Sudan Liberation Movement/Army ( SLM/A) and Justice and Equality Movement (JEM)  attack on El Fasher in April 2003, and especially since the escalation of the conflict in mid-2003, the Sudanese government (NIF) has been pursuing a military strategy targeting civilians of the same ethnic groups as insurgents. The government and the Janjawid militias jointly targeted Fur, Masalit and Zaghawa tribal groups through deliberate and indiscriminate aerial bombardment, denial of access to humanitarian aid and the scorched earth policy that led to the migration of hundreds of thousands of civilians. The government also arbitrarily arrested and sometimes tortured students, political activists and other Fur, Zaghawa and Masalit from Darfur in the Sudanese Capital Khartoum who have no links with the rebel movements.

During that period, the Janjawid intensified their campaigns, from killing to citizens, burning villages and raping women, in a manner aimed at disposing of the largest population and in the shortest possible time

Darfur’s population of about 7.5 million is scattered over an area the size of France

Bashir, who is wanted by the International Criminal Court on charges of war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide in Darfur.

In a Joint military statement on the losses of the enemy in the battles of North and South Darfur, on Friday, 20/05/2017, the joint force of the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) led Minnawi and the transitional council of the Sudan Liberation Movement / Army (SLM / N) led by Nimir Abdulrahman that the enemy (RSF) militia has suffered heavy losses in the battles that spread from the far north of Darfur to South And East Darfur.

The mobile commander of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) charged with guarding the northern Darfur border Hamdan al-Samih was killed along with 214 persons of different military ranks led by Deputy of Hamedti and his cousin Colonel / Hamdan Samayh yesterday in the battles of Wadi Hawar and 340 wounded, 176 of them were transferred to the Armed Forces Hospital in Khartoum and the rest are receiving treatment in the hospitals of El Fasher, Nyala and El Dain. The statement continued saying that in addition, our valiant forces took over 51 Land Cruiser vehicles from the two fighting fronts loaded with various heavy and light weapons, ammunition and supplies. The enemy forces fled and our forces are still chasing what is left of them. The SLM/A Command Statement continued saying. Furthermore, numerous reports and eyewitnesses, especially from the medical corps in Nyala, have noted that there is clear confusion and exchange of accusations between the army commanders and the leaders of the Rapid Support Militia, some of whom have threatened not to deal with the army in the future even if this led to the declaration of disobedience, not only because of providing them with misleading information about the enemy’s places and strength, but it came to the accusation of some army leaders in collusion with the (enemy)!

The SLM/A Statement said in conclusion that they have just received news of the arrival of Mohammed Hamdan (Hamedti), commander of the government-backed “Rapid Support Forces” militias, admitted yesterday the loss of his forces in the battles and the killing of Hamdan al-Samih, commander-in-chief of his forces in Darfur. Hamitti and the Governor –Wali- of North Darfur State Abdul Wahid to El-Fasher Airport by a helicopter to receive the wounded people of Wadi Hawar battle yesterday. Glory and eternity to our martyrs and sooner healing for the wounded brave!

Where 214 people of different ranks belonging to the enemy killed led by Deputy of Mohammed Hamdan Hamedti and his cousin Colonel / Hamdan Samayh

The Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) announces that it has killed the deputy commander of rapid support Force (RSF) / Hamdan al-Samih, a mobile commander in Darfur.

The Justice of the Darfur Issue will remain alive and raging despite the insistence of the enemies on injustice. The justice of the Darfur issue that broke out in 2003 and the will of the revolutionaries, their steadfast sincerity and their impartiality will inevitably triumph as victorious.

This article comes against the backdrop of the battles of North and East Darfur on May 20, 2017 during which the National Congress Party (NCP) proxy cloned Janjaweed militias, aka Rapid Support Forces (RSF) attacked the SLM –Minni Minnawi forces in a blatant violation of the so-called six months ceasefire earlier declared by the genocidal criminal, fugitive from the international justice, Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir. The ICC indicted Bashir  used to continuously making false statements that he has put an end to insurgency in Darfur and that Darfur rebel movement no longer have any forces on the region of Darfur in Western Sudan. These fierce battles have confirmed that the genocidal regime in Khartoum insists on military solutions and the closure of its political horizon. The NCP regime in Khartoum violated the declared cease-fire, which was repeated every now again to impress the international community, hoping to get Kudos but contrary to the declared intention. The real tactics and the policies of the regime in Khartoum are centred on eliminating the causes of life in the regions of Darfur. To add to his disappointing failures his militias attacked the Courageous SLM forces led by Minni Minnawi. The brave and gallant forces of SLM/A Minni Minnawi crushed the Bashir’s proxy militias which have suffered defeat. The SLM forces taught the attackers a lesson in the extent to which the revolutionaries clung to their cause and their political awareness.

This violation of the cease-fire by the ruling regime in Khartoum confirms its insistence on military solutions and does not have a political solution to the Sudanese crisis that is not solved by the security mind and the military solution. .

This blatant and flagrant attack confirmed to everyone the extent of the lies of the regime, especially the dictator indicted by the (ICC) Omar al-Bashir, who filled the world at the local, regional and international levels, and in every conference or opportunity to speak, but falsely and bluntly stating that he had eliminated the armed movements in Darfur and they no longer exist. The entourage, which is under the command of this dictator, has been working on marketing this propaganda story to the international community by all means. At the same time, the genocidal criminal Bashir has given absolute power of oppressing the basic freedoms to his infamous security machine of the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS). Shamelessly, Bashir taking it for granted that the new US President Donald Trump to finally lifting trade and economic sanctions on Sudan as of the 14th July 2017, the date which the former US President Barak Obama mentioned in his last minute Executive Order (EO) of betrayal of his pledges and promises to the people of Sudan in Darfur he made in 2008. President Donald Trump is unlikely follow suit his predecessor’s footsteps, political analysts say.  The evidence of the political observers and analysts centred on the facts that Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir is an indictee of the International Criminal Court (ICC), a persona non grata who has to be excluded from attending the American Islamic Conference in which more than 50 Islamic countries attended in Saudi Arabia. The Conference was attended by the guest of honor American President Donald Trump and his family and received by King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz on Sunday, 21 May 2017. Thus, Bashir continues a pariah of the free world who respects human humanity and human rights. Unfortunately, Omar al-Bashir remains calculated and woe to Sudan and its people and a stumbling block in the progress of the country.

Based on the foregoing, and in this context, we call on all the Sudanese people to stand against the mobilization of militias, which are mainly aimed at silencing the people’s voice, suppressing and terrorizing them, killing the citizens and displacing the survivors  of the genocide while the  holocaust continue to protect the fugitive and his criminal gang.

These battles have revealed to the international and regional community, the African Union (AU) and the Troika the lies of the (NCP) regime in its desire for peace and commitment to the ceasefire as well as the lie of ending the insurgency. The regime and its wage-earning militias have not yet learned that the popular revolutions cannot be suppressed by force of the brutal state weapon, no matter how powerful, but only through a comprehensive political solution that responds to the aspirations of the people in a dignified life and the restoration of democracy and the right of the Sudanese people to decide in their political and economic life. This can only be achieved In a free and fair political system based on freedom, integrity, transparency, justice, equality, good governance and the rule of law. Victory will come, God willing, and those who have wronged should know what awaiting them will be commensurate with the crimes they committed against the citizens of Sudan in the Darfur region.

The Ember of the Darfur Revolution for the Just Issue will continue burning until Victory is achieved; The Wadi Howar Valley epic is the best witness.

Nelson Mandela, the South African Revolutionary has been quoted as saying: “When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.”

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Dr. Mahmoud A. Suleiman is an author, columnist and a blogger. His blog is https://thussudan.wordpress.com/