The End Justifies the Means of the International Community Keeps Bashir in Power of Sudan

 

The End Justifies the Means of the International Community Keeps Bashir in Power of Sudan

By Mahmoud A. Suleiman

All indications show that the so-called international community is working tirelessly hard to keep the ruling regime of the National Congress Party (NCP), which committed crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide in the Darfur in power in Sudan through the former President of Post-Apartheid South Africa, a diplomatically Corrupt and Chairman of the African Union High Implementation Panel (AH-HIP) Thabo Mbeki who is now the International Community – US, EU, UK – puppet which is moved like a Chess Stick in accordance with the requirements of the stage and the needs of the intersecting interests along the lines of the Machiavelli Principle of the end justifies the means. Furthermore, Hypocrisy and double standards of the international community remain the Master of the situation towards the just cause of the people of Sudan in general and the Darfur citizens in particular.

The reported outrage of the Sudanese political opposition faction National Consensus Forces (NCF) which accused the United States of America (USA) of spearheading  a plot of the international community through the African Union mediator Thabo Mvuyelwa Mbeki to maintain the (NCP) regime of the genocidal criminal, fugitive from the international justice, Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir. http://www.sudantribune.com/spip.php?article61739

Eighth Anniversary of ICC Indictment of Bashir

It is Noteworthy that Saturday the fourth of March 2017 will mark the eighth anniversary of date in the year 2009 when it brought the charges of crimes against humanity, war crimes and genocide by the International Criminal Court (ICC) against the President of the ruling regime of the NCP, Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir who perpetrated the heinous crimes in the war-torn region of Darfur in Western Sudan and he remains at large since then. This occasion, the eighth anniversary of the indictment of Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir with genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity is a reminder to the international community that the issue of the people of Sudan in Darfur is still alive and that the criminals of genocide are still at large and that the Sudanese People are still calling and demanding the arrest of the culprits and bring them to international justice and no for the normalization of relations and support for them. Thabo Mbeki, working on behalf of the International Community keeps summoning the Sudanese opposition factions, both armed and civil, in marathon round trips to the Ethiopian Capital Addis Ababa for meetings the outcome of which known in advance and the results of those meetings, are nothing but catching the wind and the primary goal goes unheeded. The purpose of those meetings in the face of negotiations between the opposition and the ruling regime delegation of the Party National Congress, which usually come to Addis Ababa negotiating positions incapacitating usually undermine the meetings from the first glance, because the opposition understands the intention of the Khartoum government delegation which longs for the meeting to be closed without reaching the intended results. The Sitcom goes on. This boring series have been going without for so long without leading to a concrete result. And unfortunately leads to prolonged suffering of the Sudanese people in areas of conflict and prolonging the rule of the National Congress Party (NCP) regime to continue committing more crimes against the people of Sudan. The Thabo Mbeki Sitcom has been going on for over seven odd years in the 21st century. Unfortunately, this so-called International Community tends to exchange these malicious roles as required by the political interests of the respective countries centered on a fixed set of interests at the time.

The Members of the international community in order to dominate the world, they did not care of the ideals such as humanity and world peace and human rights, except in accordance with their interests, especially the five permanent members of the UN Security Council. Unfortunately these are obvious facts before the peoples of the third world who continue living under dictatorship regimes backed by the international community.

Our Evidence

And our guiding evidence on what we say is the unwavering and unrivaled support in these days, which has been given to the ruling regime of the National Congress Party (NCP) by the of troika of United States, the United Kingdom and Norway and the praise, which it does not worth that al-Bashir has abided by the commitment and improved human rights. The trio have unashamedly dared saying in spite of the continuing war crimes in the Nuba Mountains and in Darfur where the entity used weapons of MAs destruction in the form of chemical weapons against the Sudanese citizens in the Jebel Marra area and along with the crimes committed by the militia of Bashir’s government, which is called Rapid Support Force (RSF, the former notorious Janjaweed militias. This is in spite of the fact that  the British Parliamentary Group on Sudan and South Sudan has released its report on the Sudanese-British relations, calling to connect any debt relief for the (NCP) regime to move to a comprehensive peace and democratic transformation in the country.

And of the evidence which refutes the allegations of the view of the international community in the praising of the Khartoum government is the continued repression and the suppression of freedoms and the imprisonment of dissidents,  confiscation of newspapers and imprison and torture of journalists, as well as to concealment the places where the prisoners of war are incarcerated. Moreover, the Security chaos, intertribal warfare through stirring sedition among the communities and insecurity throughout the country including the major cities and towns using the proxy militias and mercenaries to create lawlessness. Of the Sudanese citizens subjected to prolonged detention without charge or submit to the court is the Sudanese human rights defender Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim Adam and is being subjected to a smear campaign by newspapers controlled by the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS). Source: http://sudaneseonline.com/board/10/msg/Detained-Dr-Mudawi-subject-to-%e2%80%98smear-campaign%e2%80%99-by-Sudan%e2%80%99s-state-media-1487909305.htm

The Human rights groups and activists expressed concern for Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim Adam who has been unlawfully detained since December 7, 2016 and has been on Hunger Strike. https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/case/mudawi-ibrahim-adam-detained

Arbitrary detention Incommunicado has become the weapon that the notorious (NISS) uses to target anyone who expresses his/her right of opinion.

Refutable Messages

The messages that have been sent by members of the international community in favour of and interest of the Génocidaire Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir and his criminal entourage remained contradictory to what is happening on the ground in the zones and places of war and even in the capital Khartoum where civilian citizens suffer from all kinds and sorts of suppression of freedom besides the woes of the cost of living and the scarcity of basic goods and a lack of health services as a result of rampant corruption among the Influential members of the ruling regime of the NCP and parasitic capitalism of the Muslim Brotherhood Movement (MBM) cadre who crave for empowerment and riches and running behind the unlawful enrichment at the expense of the rights of the citizen knockout by the hardships of living.

Rewards to RSF

The RSF Militias tended to wreak havoc with the peace and security of the ordinary noncombatant Sudanese citizens in order to please their master of grace who would offer them rewards in return from the public purse along with bestowing kudos on them!

Eighth Anniversary of ICC Indictment of Bashir

On 4 March 2009, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Luis Ocampo, that the Court had sufficient evidence to claim off Bashir to charges resulting from inquiries regarding war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide committed in Darfur, the Court therefore demands that Omar al-Bashir, President of Sudan, appear in court to face the charges, and if he doesn’t, the signatory States to the Rome Convention, and also the Security Council arrested to stand trial in the Hague.

Threat with Doom and Gloom

The international community tended to issue threat of doom and gloom for the Sudanese opposition components that include the Sudan Revolutionary Front (SRF) and the Alliance of Sudan Call  in both of which exists the civil and armed sectors. Therefore, the opposition components used to consider the- instructions issued by the international community, work for their interests and not for the welfare of the people of Sudan who are living under the rule of dictatorships of Omar al-Bashir.

The Sudanese opposition components do not reject the national dialogue in principle, but they do not see what is submitted by the ruling regime of the NCP anything new counting on the seriousness that lead to sustainable peace and full democratization. But what the regime is doing is nothing more than prevarication and intransigence which leads to undermining the principle of dialogue and real negotiation. Therefore, the proper place for the (NCP) criminal regime is the trash and the dustbin of history by being ousted through a popular uprising. The fallen Heroes late Dr. John Garang De-Mabior has been quoted as said that the elements in the regime of the (NCP) are too deformed to be reformed.  https://martinplaut.wordpress.com/2014/12/30/splm-north-chairman-malik-agars-new-year-message/

The (NCP) regime continues in its fundamentalist ideology of “we or the Deluge”. The Khartoum Clique of the Islamic Fundamentalist regime led by  the genocidal criminal General Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir with their arrogant statements have proven beyond a shred of doubt that they would not allow other political groups to share ruling Sudan. The following are their verbatim quotes from the mouths of the influential individuals in the regime: Lt-Gen. Mustafa Ebeid, Quote ;( We are main players in regional and internal politics, so nobody apart from us meaning the Islamic movement shall rule Sudan) end of the quote. Thus, Sudan remains a long lasting conflict-ridden failed state, monopolised by the aforementioned clique.

In Gadarif 2011 again Bashir has been quoted as saying “South has gone, Sudan is predominantly an Arab Islamic country no talk or call for diversity “end of the quote. https://martinplaut.wordpress.com/2014/12/30/splm-north-chairman-malik-agars-new-year-message/

The hardline Islamists group at the core of regime chaired by Omer al-Bashir has no intention of sharing either power or wealth with the majority of the Sudanese. One of the main reasons for this position taken by the (NCP) regime clique  is their belief that the definitive arrival of another Sudanese party to power means the handing over and delivery the chuckled  Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir and his entourage to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague. Moreover, this belief remains the most important factor in the persistence of the regime governing solo for the protection of Omar al-Bashir from the apprehending hand of the (ICC). And for these reasons that anyone who still believes that he will have the opportunity to govern Sudan, while the Islamic movement group on the helm of Sudan he/she is considered as if living in a daydream. This fact also applies to the international community, which has been betting on the possibility of the arrival of the ruling regime of the NCP through negotiation and dialogue to agree to the participation of government with the Sudanese opposition components through peaceful exchange of power, according to well-known democratic norms.

On the whole, the objectives of the international community were clear and well known. In that, they have uttered them explicitly before that they do not agree to change of the ruling regime of the NCP, but rather just reform to fix it!

Blame game

It is pointless for the international community to target and blame the Sudanese opposition group in Isolation without directing the blame to Omer al-Bashir and his regime in the First Place. It is unfortunate that the international community envoys – the arms of affiliated to it and the organizations related to it such as the human rights bodies; visit Khartoum under the control of Sudanese security devices, National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS), that does not allow them to see the real situation on the ground. They then write telltale reports from the mouthpiece of Omer al-Bashir’s regime that has provided the information for such visits. It needless to say that information has no credibility since it is a censured by from government sources and not from independent sources. They are nothing but views or reports coming out from-Bashir’s security apparatus. The aforementioned narrative relates to the visit of the Independent Expert on Human Rights in Sudan, Aristide Nononsi.

Rapprochement between NCP of Omar al-Bashir and the European Union recently:

The ruling regime of the NCP this time feels blissfully and unprecedentedly happy for the rapprochement initiated with the EU and the US administration under the former President Barack Obama. Therefore, the regime believes that the international community would compel the Sudanese political opposition to accept all the dictates of them in the interest of Omar al-Bashir. However, political analysts expect that the rapprochement between the NCP regime and the EU will not last long given the recent repressive inhumane treatment of Omer al- Bashir’s regime for the refugees from Ethiopia and Eritrea. The report stated that the European Members of Parliament (MEP) called for inquiry as Ethiopian and Eritrean asylum seekers receive 40 lashes and $800 fines, while activists warn EU migration aid is emboldening Sudan. Moreover and according to  The Guardian — The EU is facing calls to rethink its cooperation with Sudan on migration flows after scores of refugees were whipped, fined, jailed and deported from Khartoum last weekend following a peaceful protest over a huge rise in visa processing fees. https://ecadforum.com/2017/02/27/ethiopia-eu-urged-to-end-cooperation-with-sudan-after-refugees-whipped-and-deported/ And the report continued saying that “About 65 asylum seekers the majority from Ethiopia and some from Eritrea were lashed 40 times on their backs and the back of their legs with leather whips, lawyers told the Guardian”. This incident is likely to raise grave concerns about the strength of human rights conditions attached to more than One hundred US Dollars ($100m) which is migration-related aid earmarked for Sudan by the European (EU) commission. To make matters worse for the (NCP) regime, Last week, a British parliamentary inquiry warned that in Sudan, “the European Union’s long-held reputation as a human rights standard-bearer is in danger of being sacrificed at the altar of migration”. https://ecadforum.com/2017/02/27/ethiopia-eu-urged-to-end-cooperation-with-sudan-after-refugees-whipped-and-deported/

In the circumstances, the (NCP) regime has left no room or leaves any glimmer of hope and no choice or an area for the Sudanese opposition to engage in dialogue with it and thereby it became clear that the Sudanese people in resolving their continuing crises, they have to oust the regime by all the available means.

Frederick Douglass the African-American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman has been quoted as said that: “The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress”.
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/tyrants.html

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

 

 

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Omer AL Bashir’s Congratulation for Donald Trump remains Double-edged Sword

 

Omer AL Bashir’s Congratulation for Donald Trump remains Double-edged Sword

By Mahmoud A. Suleiman

This is a note to the readers of this article about my use of the phrase double-edged sword.  It means that Omar al-Bashir’s Speedy congratulation offer to Donald Trump might turn out with negative results such as a miscalculation that recoils on its maker – like a boomerang! This assumption is based on the unpredictability and fame of President Donald Trump in the Issuance of Controversial Executive Orders with far reaching consequences. Travel ban for citizens of majority Muslim countries to the US for ninety days, an example par excellence. And of course, we should not turn a blind eye to his views on the construction of the fence between his country and Mexico and that he does not recognize the climate change and his unjustified hostility towards the media and journalists for no apparent reasons and so forth. Perhaps we have not wronged the US president in his right if we brought some of the aforementioned examples of the actions of the new US President Donald Trump.

AS for the NCP regime president Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir, he feels a little glee and pleasure these days for the positions taken by the so-called international community, which began to flirt with the ruling regime in Khartoum, according to the intersecting interests. This is more so especially the wave of migration coming from the Horn of African countries – Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Djibouti to European beaches and shores across the Mediterranean Sea, Libya, as well as the fight against terrorism coming from the state Islamist in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in exchange for millions of euros from the European Union (EU). It is noteworthy that the regime of the NCP built camps in the Far East region of Sudan to imprison refugees from the Horn of African countries in dire humanitarian conditions similar to the Nazi camps to prevent them crossing into Europe. And worst, they are denial of access to the money which is estimated in the millions obtained from the EU. It is reported that there are about 35 thousand refugees  in the states of Eastern Sudan., The most famous and most influential among the camps is »Shejarab» Camp  in Kassala State كسلا – معسكر شجراب. https://www.alrakoba.net/news-action-show-id-41320.htm.

With regards to the favourable report of the outgoing the U.S. Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan Donald E. Booth about the Sudanese regime, political analysts thought that Mr. Booth was a frustrated envoy and never achieved anything tangible during the tenure of his office. He tried to reward the genocidal criminal regime! Moreover, Mr. Booth’s master of grace, former President Barak Obama, also rewarded the (NCP) regime partial lifting of economic sanctions before his departure, which the people of Sudan’s War-Torn Darfur region – survivors of genocide –  would not shed tears as he (Obama) failed to honour his pledges and promises he made 8 years ago.

It is regrettable that the international community represented in the UN Special Panel for Darfur on behalf the UN Security Council, visiting the National Congress Party (NCP) government in Khartoum has been writing reports the source of information of which is the ruling regime of the NCP without their visits to areas of conflict in Darfur. The people of Darfur strongly believe that the UNSC armchair report writers have been depending in most cases on false information in their accounts. And even worst is hat the UN Security Council issues allegations against the armed movements of Darfur based on those biased reports and incriminates them of alleged recruitment of Child Soldiers without verified evidence free from suspicion and falsehood. It is regrettable that the UNSC unfortunately,  has brought itself into disrepute and to the degree of lack of credibility through the reports based on information gathered from the criminal genocidal regime of the National Congress Party (NCP) in Khartoum that playing the roles of judge, jury and executioner.

Based on the foregoing, the people of Sudan in the war-torn region of Darfur would like to express their disappointment regarding the lack of attention to the grievances underlying the current conflict in Darfur. Still injustice from the (NCP) affects the people of Darfur especially the students from Darfur in universities and other higher education institutions throughout Sudan, discrimination against the people of Darfur in cities, government institutions, civil and military service and business. The NCP regime deliberately failed to disarm or disband the Janjaweed militias – the NCP recycled Janjaweed the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) which wreaked havoc on the villages, towns and cities including the Sudanese Capital Khartoum and of course the region of Darfur leading to more displacement and migration of the population. Therefore, no lasting peace is expected in Sudan without addressing the underlying causes of the conflict and their resolution. The Darfur crisis has continued as it were 14 years on without a tangible hope. The people of Darfur in particular and Sudan in general expect the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to take greater notice of the need to resolve the causes of the ongoing woes and other issues facing the civilian population. Moreover, among what makes political observers surprised and frustration for the citizens is the silence of the international institution (UNSC) on the use of chemical weapons by the Government of Sudan against the civilian population of Darfur in the Jebel Marra locality and certainly there are other unresolved grievances. And, of course, there is still non-stop talk about the genocidal criminal and the fugitive from the international justice, leader of the NCP regime, Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir who continues freely travelling widely even to countries considered signatories and ratified the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court (ICC), and his arrest warrant.  The first warrant for arrest for Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir was issued on 4 March 2009, the second on 12 July 2010. However, the suspect is still at large. https://www.icc-cpi.int/darfur/albashir. The Popular proverb says that snakes no matter how long they age, they cannot dispense with their deadly poison. Accordingly, the ruling regime of the NCP remains dependent on harboring terrorists. And all the reports confirm the existence of their evil hands in Libya and Egypt joining the forces with fellow jihadists of multitude names. The international community’s reliance on the ruling regime of the NCP to fight terrorism is nothing but running after the mirage thinking there was a sea of water, so to speak.!

Now we enter in some detail to the subject of the title of this article. News Media outlets carried lot of commentaries and criticisms of the recent news about the US new President Donald J. Trump’s myriad Executive Orders (EO) that have so far affected many people’s lives around the globe. Opinions on the (EOs) of President Trump have been diverse. As for the people of Sudan in Darfur they wish President Donald Trump in Washington to issue a new Executive Order (EO) to link the lifting of economic sanctions on Sudan to sustainable Peace and Democratic reforms. As we know very well that the lifting of economic sanctions on Sudan, which is decided by the former US President Barack Obama will only benefit the parasitic capitalists, vampires and the consumers of public coffers affiliated to the ruling regime of the NCP and will not benefit the Sudanese people in Darfur who suffer under poverty, disease, killing and forced displacement from their original homes to bring in foreigners in their place for preparation for the crime of demographic change of the region.  But the people of Sudan do not object in principle lifting of economic sanctions on Sudan in the event that would benefit the members of the general disenfranchised Sudanese public.  But with respect to  President Trump’s controversial Executive Orders (EOs) some quarters considered them as blessings whereas others  might have  called them as a “Disaster in the Making “. In that, as if the President is offering Cart Blanche to the extremist terrorists to target the US. The latter referring to the travel ban for Seven Muslim Majority Countries of Sudan, Syria, Somalia, Iran, Iraq, , Libya, and Yemen . Most of the criticism towards the travel ban strategy came from people within the US, EU and Iran. The rest of the world including the National Congress Party (NCP) regime in Sudan which earlier praised the coming of Donald Trump as a US President and successor to President Barack Obama, who lifted partially the economic sanctions imposed on Sudan since the era of the rule of former President Bill Clinton then, in 1997. President Bill Clinton issued that Executive Order to stop the National Islamic Front (NIF)  in Sudan from sponsoring ‘terrorism’ for harbouring extremist Islamists, among them Osama Bin Laden and  as well as to its violations of human rights. To be more precise, the U.S. placed Sudan on its list of countries sponsoring terrorism in 1993, and in 1997 President Clinton imposed a comprehensive trade embargo against Sudan and blocked the assets of the Sudanese government, claiming it was sponsoring international terrorism. Osama bin Laden was living in Khartoum, as a guest of the Sudan’s government, when he was suspected of responsibility for the bombings of the United States Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, in 1998, killing more than 200 people. In 1995, sanctions led Sudan to cut its ties with terrorists and expelled Osama bin Laden on May 18, 1996, to Afghanistan. Peter Bergen the American journalist, author, documentary producer, professor, think tank executive and CNN’s national security analyst has been quoted as said that – at one point people in al Qaeda were actually drawing monthly paychecks when they were based in Sudan. https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/p/peterlber432542.html. Furthermore, Barton David Gellman the American journalist and bestselling author known for his Pulitzer Prize-winning reports on the September 11 attacks has been reported as had indicated that the government of Sudan, employing a back channel direct from its president to the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), offered in the early spring of 1996 to arrest Osama bin Laden and place him in Saudi custody, according to officials and former officials in all three countries https://www.google.co.uk/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=Barton+Gellman+and+sudan. In retaliation, President Bill Clinton ordered a cruise missile strike against what turned out to be a pharmaceutical factory in Khartoum, named ‘Al-Shifa’. The US administration, at the time, claimed the plant was actually a disguised chemical weapons factory. The US officials said that soil samples taken outside the Al-Shifa plant had shown the presence of a substance known as Empta, whose only function was to make the nerve gas VX. The plant, moreover, was heavily guarded, the President Clinton Administration said, and it showed a suspicious lack of ordinary commercial activities. Since 1997 the US has regularly renewed sanctions quoting the continuing conflicts in Darfur, Blue Nile and South Kordofan regions and humanitarian issues as well as a number of outstanding issues between Sudan and South Sudan including the dispute over the oil-rich area of Abyei. http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:http://www.mfa.gov.et/-/united-states-announces-its-intention-to-lift-economic-sanctions-on-sudan&gws_rd=cr&ei=qRCWWKreNojDgAa5x4WgBw

Many people wonder about the possibility that the new American President Donald Trump to issue an Executive Order to cancel former President Obama’s decision to lift economic sanctions on Sudan in part as he tried to cancel Obama’s previous decisions, and particular in the area known by the term Obamacare which is the plan for health care and health services. And what making its likelihood stronger is the re-inclusion of the name of Sudan among the countries that have been prohibited from entering its civilians to the United States for a period of ninety days. In the period 1990–1991 the National Islamic Front (NIF) under the leadership of the late Dr. Hassan Abdalla al-Turabi established the Popular Arab and Islamic Congress Conference (PAIC) that sought to unify Mujahideen and other Islamic elements in the wake of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan and the Iraqi defeat in the Gulf War. Al-Turabi’s move was thought as an attempt of forming a Pan-Arabism and Pan-Islamic union. It was estimated to have brought together 500 people among them Osama Bin Laden, from 45 nations; Hassan al-Turabi, as Secretary-General of the Conference.  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Popular_Arab_and_Islamic_Congress

The NIF slogans at the time were very hostile to the West in general and to the United States of America in particular. The NIF considered the US as its arch-enemy; and that its demise has had been nearing! Moreover, the NIF affiliates boasted that their ideology emanated from what they called the “Cultural Project and Apostolic Orientation”. Moreover, they strongly thought that both America and Russia their Torment has been brought near!

Today there is a Sudanese citizen who has said in a letter to both America and Russia Let’s open a new avenue for securing food for many of the inhabitants of the earth, to all humanity without any sort of religious affiliation, race, colour creed, gender, age or locality and open the new page or interests and to fight hunger, poverty and ignorance, not only in Sudan but in many parts of the globe!

The foregoing Logos of hatred which were raised by the NIF and traded in the name of the Islamic religion only for acquisition of empowerment, corruption and enrichment to defraud the ordinary Muslim people and those logos have now gone unheeded!  Moreover, the National Congress Party (NCP) regime and its predecessor National Islamic Front (NIF) have long claimed their Arab ancestry and contempt and disdain for the rest of the citizens and residents of the country of Sudan on the basis of racism and condescension in spite of their physical Negroid features. Racism goes on in the souls of those staunchly affiliated to the Supremacist   Muslim Brotherhood Movement in Sudan as the blood that runs in their bodies! Nevertheless, the phrase “the pot calling the kettle black” is applicable to them.  Leila Aboulela, the Sudanese writer who writes in English and Her latest novel, The Kindness of Enemies is inspired by the life of Imam Shamil, who united the tribes of the Caucasus to fight against Russian Imperial expansion has been quoted as saying: (Sudan is not Arab enough for Arabs and not African enough for Africans).

http://www.quotter.net/sudan-is-not-arab-enough-for-arabs-and-not-african-enough-for-africans-quote-by-leila-aboulela_1188001

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

No to the silence and conspiracy surrounding the genocide of Darfur

 

No to the silence and conspiracy surrounding the genocide of Darfur

BY Mahmoud A. Suleiman

Important Note: The above title is borrowed from the Darfur Women Action Group Site: http://www.darfurwomenaction.org/?gclid=Cj0KEQiAiMHEBRC034nx2ImB1J0BEiQA-r7ctgy80HdfXJTNBaYpb7y_zEb5SlVu2Q52_lBZJvmYl1oaAmMc8P8HAQ

Please note that this article comes on the backdrop of the 72nd Anniversary of the Nazi Holocaust on Thursday, January 26, 2017. All the Genocide features continue in Darfur continues under the sight and hearing of the world represented in the United Nations Organization (UN) and the five permanent members of the UN Security Council (UNSC) of USA, UK, France, Russia, China, and the European Union (EU), the African Union (AU) and the League of Arab, formally the League of Arab State and the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation. It remains to be seen what the new US President Donald J. Trump intends to do. Humanity lives in a strange world that harbored the perpetrators of genocide like Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir of Sudan to remain at large travels around the world despite the arrest warrant of the International Criminal Court (ICC) since 2009. Some might ask about the feasibility of the presence of international institutions and human rights organisations, including the International Criminal Court (ICC) without being activated as they should!

The War waged in Darfur represented one of the major armed conflicts in Sudan, after the end of southern Sudan conflict by the cessation of the South and gained its independence from Sudan in 2011. The crisis in Darfur began in February 2003 when the Sudan Liberation Movement (SLM) and the Justice and Equality Movement (JEM) rebel groups began fighting the government of Sudan, which they accused of oppressing Darfur’s non-Arab population and denying them from participating as citizen in sharing the Power and Wealth of the country, given the fact that the population of the Region amounts to more than 20 per cent of the entire population of the country.

As of February 2017, the Issue of the Sudanese Civilians in the Region of Darfur will mark the 14th XIV morose and ill-fated Anniversary. In a nutshell, it is not easy to calculate the inventory of those lean years in the light of the continued implementation of systematic genocide against the population of the region by the ruling regime of the branch of the Global Muslim Brotherhood Movement (MBM) in Khartoum headed by the Génocidaire fugitive from International Justice, Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir and his cronies, entourage of corrupt failed group. Sometimes such an inventory is referred to as the harvest of the wildfire, metaphorically!  Also sometimes it is referred to as a cry over spilled milk. However, there is always one important thing stands out from such continuing misery caused to the survivors of genocide in Darfur in 2004, ten years after the genocide in Rwanda, 59 years after the Nazi HOLOCAUST From 1941 to 1945 and Nine years after the genocide in Bosnia 1992-1995. Nevertheless, in order that one to be more serious on this overtly serious matter one would try going further to expose the failures that accompanied the civilian populations who suffered all kinds of woes of killings, gang rape of women and young girls, mass displacement, forced migration, looting of property, burning of homes while the international community remained inept, toothless  and divided along the lines of intersecting interests with the National Congress Party (NCP) regime that offers concession after a concession in lieu of being kept on the helm of once a Greater Sudan – one million Square Mile sized, the Map of which now has been distorted by the forced secession of its southern part , including the people who have established another failed  neighbouring country. By Thursday 26 January 2017, the Nazi HOLOCAUST has marked the 72nd Anniversary. AS for the people of the region of Darfur, Genocide still continues unabatedly and new breed of weapons being used by the NCP regime, including Chemical Warfare in the localities of the Jebel Marra Massive in the Central State of Darfur, of Western Sudan. While this article incorporates Genocide as a core item, one shouldn’t bypass the suffering of the people of Cambodia under the Communist rule of Khmer Rouge led by the infamous brutal regime of Pol Pot. The brutal regime of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge evacuated Phnom Penh’s 2.5 million residents. Former civil servants, doctors, teachers and other professionals were stripped of their possessions and forced to toil in the fields as part of a reeducation process.  Khmer Rouge movement led Cambodia from 1975 to 1979. During that time, about 1.5 million Cambodians out of a total population of 7 to 8 million died of starvation, execution, disease or overwork –precisely of Genocide. http://www.history.com/topics/pol-pot.

Regrettably, and Unfortunately, the matter does not concern the absence of the tragedy of the people of Darfur from the international community Radar, but the worst is the closeness and the rapprochement developing between the members of the international community represented by the United States of America (US) under the former President Barak Obama and the European Union (EU) with Omer al-Bashir’s regime. Before the end of his term in office, Obama opted for a partial lifting of economic sanctions, whereas the (EU) offered the gift of millions of euros to the Government of criminal genocide Omar Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir.in lieu for cooperation in curbing the flow of migration from the Horn of African nations – Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia and Djibouti to the shores of Europe across the Mediterranean Sea or through Libya. Regarding the partial lifting of economic sanctions on Sudan, one would like to say that if this brings about improvement to the daily living of the disenfranchised Sudan citizen one will welcome it. However, one knows for fact that the only beneficiaries of the decisions of the Obama US Administration to lift the economic sanctions are the Genocidal criminal Omer Hassan Ahmed al-Bashir and his entourage and his followers. Obviously, one means the parasitic capitalists and business opportunists in the NCP Sudan who arranged themselves well before the issuance of the decision by the Obama Administration. The share of the average Sudanese people would be the grip of the wind and go empty-handed as usual in the NCP prolonged era of decadence.

The foregoing neglect for the Darfur people’s tragic cause by the current International Community seems contrary to the time when the United Nations (UN) has described Sudan’s Western Darfur region as one of the world’s Worst Humanitarian Crises.  At the time, more than 300000 civilian have been killed, more than 2.3 million people have been displaced, most of them living in squalid camps in Darfur and neighbouring Chad as refugees. The Sudanese government waged a proxy warfare using the Janjaweed militias drawn from Arab tribes who have used scorched-earth tactics against the rebels’ civilian communities. Those earlier Janjaweed militias have been cloned overnight by the NCP regime into the infamous entity known as the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) directly. Administratively, the (RSF) operate directly under the Command of the (NCP) President Omar al-Bashir, making the Sudan Armed Force (SAF) irrelevant and so is the security service, known as the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS). Peacekeepers and aid workers have restricted access to those in need of Food and humanitarian aid to the needy in places of conflict. http://news.trust.org//spotlight/Darfur-conflict. Since 2003 to date, the Darfur region of western Sudan has been the site of terrible violence, death, and displacement; what the United States has labeled ‘genocide’. http://origins.osu.edu/article/worlds-worst-humanitarian-crisis-understanding-darfur-conflict.

 

The Sudanese people are likely face an even more difficult array of hard choices a year ahead and left with only limited hard choices of accepting the status quo or confronting the NCP regime head on in an attempt for ousting it by all the available means. Difficult and Painful as it is, there must be an action; inaction would strengthen the regime and making it more oppressive than before. This is more so after the regime strengthened by the support it received from the White House in the US and the EU in Brussels. The Genocide or Holocaust illustrates the consequences of prejudice, racism and stereotyping on a society. It forces us to examine the responsibilities of citizenship and confront the powerful ramifications of indifference and inaction. Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. . Meister Eckhart, the German theologian, philosopher and mystic was quoted as saying: The price of inaction is far greater than the cost of making a mistake. https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/inaction.htm

The Dictatorial (NCP) regime in Sudan continued oppressing the entire population with an iron fist over the past 28 lean years since its ill-fated coming through Military coup d’état on Friday, the 30th June 1989.  It falsely legitimized its existence on the helm of Sudan by series of forged and rigged elections boycotted by majority of the Sudanese public while the main political opposition is either in exile or in the regime’s prisons. In spite of this tyrannical regime finds unlimited support from the international community. This is nothing but a travesty of justice imposed through the international organisation, under the rubric nomenclature of international community.

Charles de Montesquieu generally referred to as simply Montesquieu, was a French lawyer, man of letters, and political philosopher who lived during the Age of Enlightenment has been quoted as saying There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice. https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/c/charlesdem387495.html?src=t_law
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Dr. Mahmoud A. Suleiman is an author, columnist and a blogger. His blog is https://thussudan.wordpress.com/